Sat 4th July 7.30pm  'M A L K I N'  with  Frank, Ian, Alex and Dave


Frank (Lead Vocals and Bodhran) has the voice of an angel and is a true balladeer. Frank sang initially with The Wagoners and then was the lead vocalist for many years with The Dalesmen It was said by Brian Preston that Frank’s voice was reminiscent of the late Pete Rogers of the Taverners a compliment indeed.

Ian (Guitar) is a Lancashire lad who started playing in local folk and ceilidh bands in the early seventies, including Gremlin, Priory, Blackthorn Band, Quadrille and many years with The Dalesmen. Ian specialises in finger-style guitar and cites Ralph McTell as a major influence. Ian also sings lead and harmony vocals.

Alex (6 & 12 String Guitars, Bouzouki and Banjo) hails from the North East and has many years’ experience playing in bands including Weavers Triangle, Flash Company and also in the Millstone Ceilidh Band. Alex is a very accomplished and versatile musician playing in several different tunings. Alex also sings lead and harmony vocals.

Dave (Fiddles, Flutes, Whistles and Pipes) hails from Blackburn and has played for many years in bands including The Tacklers, Flash Company, Millstone Ceilidh Band and with the duo Preston and Grimshaw. Dave enjoys putting the icing on the cake, often playing counter melodies and seconds. Dave often sings lead vocals.

Saturday 4th July 7.30pm

Tickets £5 from Whalley Post Office
or David Balfour Tel. 01254 822350