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Call for Cumbrian performers

Steve Wharton
Steve Wharton

[A] new show is calling for Cumbrian performers for performances in Cockermouth and Egremont.

Cumbrian Songs and Stories is a one-man show by Arlecdon based musician and storyteller Steve Wharton. Initially developed for HF Holidays’ guests, audiences are taken on a cultural tour of Cumbria through a collection of traditional and original songs, poems, stories and dialect pieces.

Steve is now offering open floor spots at forthcoming performances of the show for performers of material related to the county.

The first opportunity is a free event at The Castle Bar in Cockermouth from 7.30pm on Thursday 29th September. The second chance will be during a full theatrical version of the show at Florence Mine, Egremont at 7.30pm on Saturday 26th November alongside local fiddle player Ryan Wood and singer Katie Gentry. Tickets for the Florence Mine show are available now at £8.

If you fancy performing your own Cumbrian party piece check out the guidelines below and contact Steve via the website.

* Maximum length 3 minutes
* Song, story, poem, jokes, dancing, memories, ANYTHING!
* Must be about Cumbria, ideally a specific place in it but county wide material will be considered.
* Can be your own work or something traditional. Please check with the author if you’re doing something by someone still alive.

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