Following on from their successful concert of naval and military material at the Romsey Festival in 2014, local band Cuckoo Pint return to this year’s Festival with an evening of folk songs and tunes from down the ages.
The themes found in many traditional songs are relevant to the modern world. Present-day song-writers are drawing on the social, economic and political themes of today to express their emotions in the folk-music idiom. Cuckoo Pint will present a selection of songs both ‘ancient and modern’ as well as items from their extensive pool of nautical ditties.
The concert will be held upstairs in King John’s House, Church Street, Romsey, SO51 8BT. The venue has a limited capacity, so early booking is recommended to ensure a ticket. Light refreshments will be available during the interval.
Tickets are only £7.50 and are available now in person or by telephone from the Romsey Tourist Information Centre (01794 512987), on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/romseyfestival (booking fee applies), from band members, or on the door (subject to availability).
Cuckoo Pint came together over a pint in the Cuckoo Inn at Hamptworth. The four members are local folk musicians who sing and play fiddle, mandolin, mandola, guitar, whistles, bass and percussion. Their diverse repertoire includes both contemporary and traditional songs and tunes from the UK and beyond; from covers of ‘Show of Hands’ and Steve Earle, to songs by Ewan McColl and ‘The Spinners’, to British, Irish and European folk tunes.
photographs: Nick Ingamells