NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Bowls Club Pairs Competition/ Traditional English Songs & Tunes At King William

24 players participated in the annual club pairs competition at Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club. Each team played four matches with four ends, with the final match having five ends. The matches began with much competitive spirit and strong bowling on all rinks. It was very close by the end of the third match, when teams stopped for tea. At the end of the competition, the results were: In third position with eight points and a shot difference of plus 9, Dave Hingley and Cliff Pocock. Runners up with eight points and a shot difference of plus 12, Peter Loaring and Bob Partridge. The winners with nine points were Graham Callaway and Anne Bright. The afternoon was organised by Margaret Robins and enjoyed by all who took part in the competition.
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Tickets are selling fast for a performance of traditional English songs and tunes at the King William function room in Barn Street on Thursday September 12th at 8 pm. The duo Saul Rose and Maclaine Colston have been performing together since the mid 90’s when they were both members of the Kings of Calicutt with Eliza Carthy. They both went on to perform with the 1st family of Folk, Waterson: Carthy with Saul eventually joining the band and between them have numerous acclaimed recordings from across the folk world.

Maclaine Colston is the prodigy of Hammered Dulcimer player Jim Couza and has played a pivotal role in raising its profile during the past 20 years. Saul Rose’ love of traditional music was born out of playing and dancing for his local Morris side, where he quickly developed into one of the finest Melodean players in the country. Sand & Soil in Crewkerne provides a rare occasion to see this incredibly talented duo perform together. Doors open at 7.30 pm. Tickets at £10 each, must be booked beforehand by calling 07877206124.

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