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Cumbrian folk ensemble to preview new show at the Beacon Portal

Steve Wharton and Herdus

THE BEACON Portal in Whitehaven will welcome a preview performance by storyteller Steve Wharton and folk band Herdus on Sunday March 10 at 3pm.

They will tell the story of Lakeland moonshine-maker Lanty Slee, who will spill his secrets and tell the tales of Saints Bega and Patrick along the way.

Performer Steve Wharton said: “We have an innovative and entertaining show featuring storytelling and folk music from northern England and Ireland. Old favourites will be included, such as Whisky In the Jar, The Parting Glass, and Star Of the County Down.”

The Beacon Museum’s business development manager, Alan Irwin,added: “History is kept living and vibrant by the spoken word and song, and this lively performance will be great fun for all.”

Tickets cost £5 per person and children under 16 should be accompanied. To book tickets call 01946 592302.

This is a preview event, and attendees will have the opportunity to feed back or ask questions in a short Q&A after the performance.

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