many of you know, Baldrick's member George Chippendale has become
a victim of his own success, and is spending more and more time
working on his freelance engineering business, while still managing
to keep his other employment going, in spite of a taxing shift
something had to give and, unfortunately, it means that he will
no longer be able to devote time to singing with Baldrick's Plan.
He will, however, be fulfilling any existing bookings and will
also continue to perform with Steve and myself at long-running
events such as Singing Cellar and the Home-made Music Show.
has also kindly offered to help in the induction into the group,
of his replacement, Jinks Jenkin, known to many for his
work with Jinks's Stack, Hunters' Moon, Rum and Shrub and Thorn
& Roses (a fine pedigree indeed!).
Anyway.... onward and (hopefully) upward!
Plan are a male trio, specialising in strong harmony singing,
largely based within English traditional music, but also including
songs, ancient and modern, from other backgrounds and traditions.
They are based in West Cornwall and are all seasoned performers
on the folk music scene. While material tends to be delivered
'a capella' style, there are always songs that the band would
like to do which demand accompaniment. So, where appropriate,
they have developed, alongside their unaccompanied material, a
body of songs which are enhanced by a range of instruments, including
guitar, mandola, fiddle and cittern.
you're interested in finding out what Baldrick's Plan are about,
and what they sound like, please visit the Samples
page, where examples of their singing can be heard.
if you're down this way, don't forget that Baldrick's Plan are
resident singers at the Singing
Cellar Folk and Acoustic Music Club at Branwell's
Mill, Station Road, Penzance on the fourth Friday of each month.
It's a great venue with a fabulous atmosphere and is just the
place to air your lungs! We'd love to see you there whether you
are a listener or a performer.
they're saying about Baldrick's Plan.....
songs with great accompaniment, and the sweetest of harmonies..."........
Kevin Hall: Organiser, White Hart Folk Club, Mickleby
lads sound great, and I'm chuffed with their version of 'Northern
Linda Kelly: Singer/Songwriter (Hissyfit)
trio has many a cunning harmony that really works! Their innovative
arrangements make you sit up and take notice"........Mary
Humphreys & Anahatta: Folk Musicians
wonderful addition to the Cornish Folk Scene - Not to be missed"
........ Roger Bryant: Singer/Songwriter
for any festival another surprise package from the other
side of the Tamar
........ Steve Gill, Chairman Teignmouth Folk Festival
Plan thrilled a Bodmin Folk Club audience with their strong harmonies
over a whole range of songs. The three blokes like to have fun
at their gigs, and so does the audience. This was their first
visit to Bodmin and I feel certain it will not be their last."
Mike Fremantle, Organiser Bodmin Folk Club
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