Wigan proudly showcased their musical talents at our fundraising concert last night. What a delight to listen to the powerful renditions of Little Miss Pauline Blackburn singing her self- penned songs. She sang each one of them with true feeling and intensity - her best performance by far.
Rik Jones stunned us with his confident delivery and musicality. He worked the audience so that he didn’t even have to sing part of the popular songs in his repertoire. He is such an engaging stage personality and obviously enjoyed every minute just as much as us.
Then we had Wigan’s own totally unique stage act Chonkinfeckle. The carefully written comedy lyrics about all places and things “Wigan” were accompanied by excellent ukulele, percussion and mouth organ playing. These two performers bravely manage to produce a set so different that they can only be classed as brilliant. We all had a wonderful night.
Thanks to all of you who came to the concert. Thanks also to Ken our MC, and Mervyn our sound engineer, who both did an excellent job, and lastly thanks to the other Coppull Folk who worked in the background to help make the night such a success.
The profits from this concert go towards our "FREE" music festival 14 - 16 June, 2013. Acts already lined up are Merry Hell, Anthony John Clarke and Rik Jones. Keep these dates free for a wonderful weekend of music making.