The local Winchcombe Festival of Music and Arts, takes place in May and on Thursday 23 we went to see a folk band called Slainte – an Irish name, but some of its members have local connections.   Led by Joe, a talented vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, they played a succession of Celtic songs and instrumental sets.  Most of the songs were new to us, but there were several traditional favourites known to Roger and Jay, some of which we try to play ourselves. Teresa even managed a photograph (and a hug!) with Joe in the interval.













Among the other activities sampled by Teresa and Juliet were a ukulele work-shop, while Juliet and Sam learned to carve wooden spoons.




Roger’s bowling activities got into full swing, with regular triples on Mondays within the Club, and on Tuesday against other clubs, in addition to organising and playing in the inter-club afternoon triples matches for Senior players.


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