Taking a step back in time

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To celebrate Older People’s Week, The Arts Partnership presents ‘Nostalia Isn’t What It Used To Be’ on Friday, October 7, at Chorley Community Centre in Railway Street, Chorley.

Tickets costing £5 are available from Malcolm’s Musicland or Cathy on 01257 410297.

There will be a licensed bar, doors open at 7pm.

A blockbuster concert featuring Mooncoyn Ceilidh band, Too Old To Be Told and Trouble at t’ Mill, three bands for the price of one presenting a wide range of music to remind us of those halcyon days.

Too Old To Be Told is a recently formed band including Rita and Alan Waring who were the original members of The Blue Water Folk, a very successful folk group who appeared on radio and TV and recorded various albums.

Other members include Alan’s sister Cathy, John Doran and Gwynne Furlong and the band, keen to put back into music some of the fabulous times they had in the seventies singing with such people as Ewan McColl, Peggy Seagar, Barbara Dixon, Mike Harding, Jake Thackery, Billie Connolly, Gerry Rafferty, Jasper Carrot, Ralph McTell etc.

Trouble at’ Mill is a popular folk band who hail from The Village of Gregson Lane which lies between Preston and Blackburn.

The band consist of husband and wife team Graham and Bernadette Dixon, Bass Player Denis Wane and their newest member guitarist/vocalist John Cruikshank.

The fact that Graham and Bernadette have, for the past 21 years, been organisers of the very popular Gregson Lane Folk Club is testament to their dedication and enthusiasm in both performing and promoting folk music.

The band is very busy and always has a full diary with gigs in theatres, village halls, pubs, clubs and even shopping centres. These activities quite often involve giving “Joe Public” a first taste of live folk music and consequently explaining the delights of going to a Folk Club to see more of the same.

Unashamedly concentrating on the ‘popular’ folk songs, Trouble at’Mill always place the emphasis on entertainment and make a point of not taking themselves too seriously. Their goal is to send the audience home with both a smile on its face and an urge to seek out more live folk music.