White Lion Real Ale and Cider Festival is a roaring success!
and daughter, Georgia Ref: DSC_8033
real ale and cider festival at the White Lion, Wilton was
a huge success again this year. Despite very mixed weather
the event proved extremely popular with regulars and visitors
were seven performances of live music over the midsummer
weekend and their were twelve real ales and six ciders for
people to choose from. A few, who shall remain nameless
tried them all at least once.
Lion regular, Fosh, celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday
and landlady Jacqui presented him with a birthday cake with
40 candles. Jeff was on hand with the fire extinguisher,
just in case Fosh couldn't blow the candles out before the
pergola burnt down. He made it however and apparently enjoyed
the rest of his day.
the photograph to the left is the birthday boy with his
lovely daughter Georgia. Georgia did a brilliant job of
persuading people to part with their spare change and put
it into the Macmillan bucket. Thank you for that Georgia.
kitchen was very busy over the weekend as usual, as was
the barbecue after the kitchen had closed on Saturday and
all day Sunday. Thanks Dom, those burgers were great.
and Dave would like to thank all people who performed at
the festival, all of those who attended and donated to the
Macmillan Renton Appeal and all staff who worked that little
bit extra to make this year's event the success that it
was. (and to Carlos for helping Dave by finishing off the
last of the Broome Farm cider!)
helping Dave by finishing off the Broome Farm cider. . .Ref: DSC_8094
. . and paying for it! Ref: DSC_8098
crowded White Lion Beer Garden on Sunday afternoon Ref: DSC_8086
joins in with The Rolling Stones singing 'Paint it Black' Ref: DSC_1125
you have to have a sound product knowledge, don't you Dave? Ref:
hard at work manning the pumps. Ref: DSC_8029
Our friend Amy King with her dad, Martin and mum, Jules enjoying
the evening. Ref: DSC_1255
Killen's partner, Oz and Tina catch up whilst Will gives his performance.
Paul on 01989 564112 - Mobile 07812 564112 or Steve on Mobile:
The White Lion Real Ale and Cider Festival 2007
spent virtually the whole of last weekend - Friday evening
until Sunday late, at the White Lion Festival, just slipping
out to cover other events. This was unexpected in as much
as I was unaware until the very last minute that Tina had
volunteered me to provide the music between bands. It was
however very enjoyable and I had a great time, meeting with
friends, musicians and musicians who are also friends.
get chance to spend any quality time with any of you really
as I was also photographing and filming but it was great
to see you all again! The lack of conversation applied to
Tina also. Although we were both there the whole weekend,
we were both on entirely separate missions and probably
only managed to exchange a couple of dozen words the whole
you can watch video extracts from the weekend's festival
events. I owe a couple of apologies here. The first is to
'Little Sister'. I cannot show the video I promised 'Little
Sister' because they performed last on Saturday and I was
heading off somewhere else. The fatigue had set in by the
time I made the recording and I jerked the camera, which
made the automatic drop detector kick in and it stopped
the film. The song I recorded was Whiskey in the Jar' but
it stops dead after just a few bars. If it's any consolation,
I did worse for Lydney Town Band at the bandstand on Sunday
afternoon. I accidentally deleted their whole performance
from the camera's hard disc before dumping it to the main
network drive at home.
also recorded Gareth Wigg and his 'Songs from Broadway'
but literally ran out of time to process the film. Sorry
to both performers concerned but as for the rest, five out
of seven bands processed for this week's news isn't bad
going. There are some great performances below. Enjoy!
ZEBRAS - part one
case I have never mentioned it before, The Zebras are my
favourite local rock band and they headlined Sunday evening
at the Festival.
filmed virtually their whole gig but have selected just
five tracks to show here. I must admit that I chose my personal
favourite five songs. In this clip you can see them perform:
fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in
Ace of Spades'.
the centre of the image, left to one activate and then again
ZEBRAS - part two
this clip, you can see the band perform 'Basket Case' and
'Whiskey in the Jar'.
band were aware that I was specially going to record 'Basket
Case' for 'Wyenot News' and announced this before the performance.
Unfortunately I had not started filming at that point.
that one particular song is going to be filmed is very nerve
racking and the band were nervous for this one. They
still made a great job of a great song though. My favourite:
I paranoid, or just stoned?'
know what on Earth they are talking about but the music's
and I have known Will Killeen for many years now and it
was great to see him at the White Lion Festival for the
second year running.
asked him to play 'Duelling Banjos'. I don't know for sure
but I am guessing that person was Tina as it is her favourite
'Will' tune. Will
re-tuned his guitar and we removed the usual microphone
for the sake of the camera.
plays major festivals all over the country and had just
returned from Ireland, late the evening before, so it was
especially good of him to perform at the White Lion Festival.
performance Will. Hope you enjoyed your party afterwards
and we look forward very much to seeing you again at the
Prince of Wales on Saturday, 28th July!
SUPREME AWESOME DUDES
Supreme Awesome Dudes were just that on Friday night, when
they opened the Festival. This band who play excellent acoustic
roots music has quite a large following and many people
turned up to see them.
'Dudes' set comprised many popular tunes including Tina's
favourites, 'Jesse James' and 'I'm my own Grandpa' (Don't
of the band had cut short his stay in Ireland by a day especially
for the event and four of the group regularly attend the
open music sessions at the White Lion, the next of which
is this evening.
Cliveden Set were lucky enough to enjoy some sunshine during
their performance of classic jazz numbers on Sunday afternoon.
Bleddyn Richards, Ray Martinez and the others is relatively
new member of the band, Dan James of Miln and James.
audience thoroughly enjoyed the Cliveden Set's performance.
you would like to hear the bands performance of 'The Continental'
click the centre of the image, left.
came from London to perform at the White Lion again this
year and beautifully sang a great range of songs. Some of
the songs were sung to backing tracks but Jocelyn also plays
the piano and gave some fine displays of her talents
clicking the centre of the image, left you can hear Jocelyn
singing a medley of three songs, accompanying herself on
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