In 1984 we recorded The Banks of Newfoundland, an historical/musical illustration of the contacts between Dorset and Newfoundland with particular reference to the port of Poole. I have eventually found a machine that will take the recording from the cassette and pump them into the computer without warping the notes of the concertina and fiddle. (This saga has been going on for quite a while and I've sent varuous machines back). The result is that I can now make CDs of the tape if you would lie one. £6 each inc. post & packing, cheques to 'The Yetties'. Address Downside, Sheeplands Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4BW.
Pete and I have just returned from a weekend at Halsway Manor. It was an all singing, dancing and larking about 48 hours. A bit of Morris Dancing as well, music workshops with Pete, Becky Driscoll and Nick Wyke. Everybody brings their party piece to the party and I don't think I've laughed so much for years. Here's to next year, same time, same place. If you are interested in joining the fun and games give Halsway a ring and chat to Viv on 01984 618274.
Thanks ro all those whop have shown an interest in young Noah Sartin. We spent the weekend in Henley celebrating his 1st birthday. He was born 3 months before his due date but he is bright, cheery and very
Young Noah Sartin is progressing well. Apart from his lungs, for which he needs a little oxygen, he is a bouncy, happy boy. He has already saved Cynthia and I from the floods. We were going north for a break when he arrived and had to change our plans. It's just as well this happened because the area we were going to had horrendous floods.
Bonny has been booked by the National Trust to appear at Hardy's Birthplace, Higher Bockhampton nr. Dorchester on the 26th of June,the 10th and 24th of July and the 14th and 28th of August. The special subject this time is the novel The Return of the Native. Songs, readings and poetry. 12 noon and 2.30p.m.