Monday, 2 January 2017

Canal Fever

8th October 2016: We drove to Yelvertoft to support our friends James and Hazel of nb Gabriel as they took part in a folk concert in the Congregational Church. The event was called "Canal Fever" and was a fundraiser for the village skate park and play area. The church leader, Jim Lyon, is a handy musician himself.  He played and sang with others from the village who performed several boating songs (Jim is on the squeeze box in the photo below).

A boater talked about life on a working boat with plenty of visual aids brought from his boat, Draco.

James and Hazel performed from their repertoire of boating songs. Jan and I joined them (on violin and recorder) for a couple of numbers.

We stayed overnight with Terry and Christine on nb Grace (broadside on, below; Gabriel is on the left).

This is where the event took place. On the following morning we all went to the 1045 service where several Boaters' Christian Fellowship members took part.

It felt a little strange driving and not boating to a canalside place, but we were grateful to Terry and Christine for their generous hospitality.

1 comment:

Vallypee said...

Ah, it's always good to play music, isn't it? Sounds like a great time was had by all!