Monthly Archives: January 2019

Higgs Bo’sun 8.30 pmWednesday 20 February 2019

The 4 original members of Higgs Bo’sun were the musical core of Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew and so met separately to rehearse the music for TNC performances. They decided to form an entity to sing and play the folk music of Britain and America, as most had performed over many years in groups such as Trenchard’s Folly, Bedlam and Earthreel. They are Will Walker (fiddle), Les Wilkinson (melodeon, guitar, tenor banjo, whistles, mandolin), Norman Randall (guitars, mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica) , John Thorne (concertina, melodeon, harmonica) and newest member David Martin (fiddle, bass guitar, mandola and mandolin). These ‘particles’ performed in 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse, City Arts Hockley and the Embankment Pub and look forward to playing for you at the Gladstone.