It's the Strattan Fundraiser tonight at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport (PR9 0JS), and a new group I'm in, Black Lamp, will be making its debut - it's Keith Price, Kevin Littlewood and me. I'm looking forward to that, but also to the evening as a whole: great music & hot pot for a fiver! Still some tickets left on the door. The event is to honour the memory of George and Vi Strattan and to raise money for the scholarship set up in their name.
Tomorrow night at the same venue the guests of the Bothy Folk Club will be Linde Nijland and Bert Ridderbos from the Netherlands. Linde is known for her renditions of Sandy Denny songs. Joe Boyd (former producer of Nick Drake, Fairport Convention & Pink Floyd) wrote about her album: "Linde Nijland has given Sandy Denny's music the respect it deserves, and made a lovely and fresh record that shows off her beautiful voice as well as her good taste".
Thwaites real ale on sale for both events.