most Wednesdays (exc. first), each month
at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley, SOUTHAMPTON SO14 6SF
13 Nov 2019
Guests: SOPHIE WRIGHT, with Richard Wirdnam
Confirming, as at 12:15 today, that this event is going ahead.
SOPHIE WRIGHT is known mainly as a member of the music theatre troupes Endangered Species [now disbanded] and Mick Ryan’s Fieldwork, and more recently the folk-/Early Music fusion group Wyvern and her own theatre company Time & Tide, mounting folk-dramas that retell historical stories in words and folksong. Her appearances as a solo musician are undeservedly occasional, to say the least. Since seeing her, back in the mid '90s, as support for Graham Moore (FOCSLE Music’s September guest), I used to nag the previous FOCSLE management to include this fine singer-guitarist in their booking-plans, always to no avail. She even seemed to keep her head below the parapet online and was almost untraceable, despite writing the Dorset Diary column in Folk on Tap magazine for yonks, but we HAVE (a mere 25 years later) nailed a date.
Please print off copies of Sophie's flyers, and distribute wherever you can.
Usual Doghouse Guest night arrangements: preliminary singaround; STOP PRESS! Just heard from JOHN MERITON (FOCSLE Music's Sept. guest, and a big SW fan) that he's attending, so he at least will be giving us a floor-spot: there may be another ad hoc one; raffle in the break; no formal entry charge: we’ll Pass the Hat for Sophie and Richard.
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