Harbour Lights Trio

Traditional Suffolk Entertainment

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We are based in East Suffolk and provide relatively inexpensive, light-hearted concerts, folk club spots or after dinner entertainment. Our material is drawn from East Anglian local traditional songs and tunes, music hall and a few more recent gems. The emphasis is on entertainment and audience participation. We prefer to play acoustically and get up ‘close and personal’ with our audiences. One of the trio, Alvar, is a retired Suffolk Gamekeeper and his stories and strong Suffolk accent are always popular.
We can adapt our performances to provide special themed events e.g. ‘Country Life’, ‘Food & Drink’, ‘Songs of the Sea’

Alvar Smith – Harmonica, Banjo, Vocals + local yarns
Derek Simpson – Melodeon, Anglo concertina, guitar, vocals
Rob Neal – English & Duet concertinas, ‘Cello, vocals

•    Local town/village concerts
•   Song Spots for folk clubs and festivals with mainly East Anglian songs and tunes
•  Musically illustrated Talks about local songs, tunes, their singers and musicians for History Groups, W.I.’s and other interested organisations
•  Food and Drink themed song performance for special events & festivals
•  Town twiinning evening with local songs, tunes, jig doll demonstration & a few English dances for people to try
•  Local after-dinner traditional entertainment for special events
•  ‘A Suffolk Gamekeeper’s Life’ – An interview with songs & tunes
•  Suffolk Step dancers can sometimes be added to performances for an extra fee

SAMPLES OF OUR MUSIC (from our CD ‘Good Company’)
Flash Company
The Belfast
I Wish I Was Single Again

Phone :  07925-141424 or 01473-610951
•   Email: nealrbrt@aol.com
•   Rob Neal, 15, Chandos Drive, Martlesham, Suffolk, IP12 4ST

East Anglian Folk and Acoustic Music collective