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1976

SUMMER SHOW

A complete show by Faraway Folk, designed for all the family, and consisted of 3 parts. Written, produced, arranged by themselves.  Sound, lighting, special effects, and assisted musical arrangements by Tony W. 

Show 1: As well as some traditional and original folk songs, the programme included songs by                    
The Beatles, Tom Paxton. Dave Cousins, etc. Also, some "Scrumpy and Western Humour".

Scrumpty is "rough" cider".. ooh aar" 

Show 2: Country flavour songs from the likes of Chris Kristofferson, John Denver,                              
Bob Dylan, etc, plus again some traditional and original material. Also a silly        
 sketch based on "Old Macdonald's Farm" for the children, and possibly adults!       

Show 3: Fantasy and imagination, featuring "THE WIZARD MERLIN" and
"THE BATTLE OF THE DRAGONS". 
  This being a story based on an old legend, during the period of King Arthur's lifetime.
 A musical, with the characters being a white dragon that represents Good, a red     
dragon Evil, Merlin and his magic stirring the mixture, and Queen Guinevere             
adding a bit of romantic flavour.  Details of who's who, etc, is on the page                 
that lists Faraway Folk's complete discography, under FFP 001 Cassette.              

Programme

       

       

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1979

The early evening Summer Show at the Festival Theatre, Paignton, Devon, from July 23rd to September 1st,  starred Norman Wisdom. Faraway Folk were one of the support acts.  Their contribution consisted of opening the show with three songs, and another appearance in the first half with a troupe of dancers!  Also on the same bill was Terry Hall (no, not he of the Specials!), with Lenny The Lion.

There was also a late evening show during this season, with Des O'Connor as the headliner. Again, Faraway Folk were included in the show.  Note by 1979, folk music was slightly out of flavour. Therefore, although their repertoire did include folk songs, Country & Western was now the main contender for the public.

   
Signed publicity cards.
Des has written "To Shirley, when's the Barbeque? Love Des".  This he wrote in jest, as most nights (midnight ~ 5am), there was a party at Des's temporary residence in Torbay.

Faraway Folk disbanded in 1980.
John and Shirley Turk, along with Bryony then performed as Cream County for 18 months.



Is a compliment to find elsewhere on the Internet Faraway Folk, 
based on this site, but downright rude not to acknowledge such.

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Update July 2014:
Just got round to collating  the F.F. archive.
This is set out on an extra page here.

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