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Alderholt's Got Talent

by Michael Ford last modified 13 Jan, 2014 02:03 PM

An evening of musical talent held recently at St James’ Church, Alderholt, proved that the recent bad weather is no match for the power of song.

Alderholt's Got Talent

Folk-indie band Willowen

Seven local talents each performed a song during an ‘Open Mic’ first half.

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AFC Bournemouth match-day announcer Michael Botto, compering, joked that he wished he still lived in Alderholt. “This kind of event is amazing but it just wouldn’t happen in Luton where I and my family now live!”

Helen Nicholson, a well-known folk-singer in the region, completed the first part of the evening. Bournemouth-based band Willowen took the stage after the interval and delighted the crowd with their unique blend of ‘indie-folk’ music.

Local vicar, Revd Pip Martin, explains, “Part of the purpose of a parish church like ours is to encourage and enable things that make a positive difference to the local community. This event showcased home-grown talent and brought top-quality music to delight and inspire us.”

Admission was free and profits from donations will help towards the next reCreate Festival, which will be held at Alderholt Recreation Ground, 9-13 April. The headline act will be the nineties and noughties top forty band Dodgy.

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