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Paul and I have just returned from performing for a terrific 1940s event which was staged last weekend in the Leicestershire town of Mountsorrel at Stonehurst Farm. The wonderful thing about this event is it offers something for every-one. Stonehurst Farm is a family run working farm where it is possible to bring children, feed the animals and to go on pony rides. It also has a great farm shop, restaurant and tea room, not to mention a fantastic motor museum.
Last weekend the farm went back to the 194
Paul and I between Sets
Inside the Motor Museum!
0s as re-enactors arrived with their displays of military vehicles and set up encampments charting the history of WW2. I had been engaged to perform 3 x 45 minute shows daily plus music for the Saturday night
Meeting the Staff at Stonehurst Farm!
Dressed for the 40s!
dance which gave me the opportunity to perform 8 sets with 7 costume changes.
A great deal of thought goes into all my shows as I like to cover a broad spectrum of 40s music. This doesn’t just include the American Swing style, but the British style too. Naturally each show has a different look to go with the music and I always bring more music than I need so I am able to mix numbers to please the audience. This year we had a group of swing dancers who really got things going not only during the day but at the evening dance too, which every-one really enjoyed.
Paul sang more this year as his repertoire is growing and together we kept every-one well entertained as the farm laid on a hog roast. We even had a battle re-enactment and a fly past on both days. Fortunately the weather turned in our favor which after the heavy Friday rain fall we were very pleased to see the sun although it did bring out the midges
Now I’m back home I’d like to thank every-one at Stonehurst Farm for making this 1940s event such a success and Paul and I are already looking forward to 2020.
I now have a very busy week ahead of me with shows every day and on Sunday I shall be returning to Leicester to perform in Abbey Park for the towns Victorian Day. I’ve been booked to perform 3 shows daily out-side the Education Center starting at 12.00 noon. So if you are in town it will be delightful to see you as I have a wonderful program of Music Hall numbers planned for the day.
On bank holiday Monday I’ve been booked to perform my “My Fair Lady” show in Wendover which will give me a bit of a sharp turn around but nothing I can’t handle. The following Sunday I shall be singing for the Shuttleworth Colection at Old Warden but more on that in my next blog. In the mean time I shall leave you with a few photos from last weekend at Stonehurst farm. More photos can be found on my facebook page.
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