Sunday, 24 August 2014

Stockport Fringe Festival

Stockport Fringe Festival    -   Sunday 31st August

Well that was fun! A few of us gathered to play and sing in Seven Miles Out.

But who was this?

And do we have a new member of SUP? 

The Crown Inn Funday Sunday

After a slow start, because we were all tired after the busk, we moved from the pub into the brewery under the arches and we all seemed to wake up. The audience were singing along with us.
Most of us left at about 6pm but a few continued playing....

Thanks to Brian for these photos

Stockport Buskulele 2014

Saturday 23rd August found us in Merseyway Shopping Precinct

After a slight hiccup when it was found that we were double-booked (thank goodness for smartphones, Sue was able to show the email confirmation) we got started. 

A further setback was when we were asked to turn off the amplification as we were disturbing the nearby shops! Luckily Malcolm had a spare ukulele for Geoff our bass-player to borrow and we moved closer together so that we could hear each other and we carried on.

"Huge thank you to everybody who came and played in Merseyway today. The weather and the public were kind to us, and we raised a whopping £218.68! Together with the funds we have already raised, that means we have £403.26 for Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society" Mark


On 16th August, we took to the stage at The Fingerpost. A great day was had by all.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Romiley Village Market

Saturday 2nd August 2014

Back in May, I was watching a band performing at the Village Market and thought that would be a good place for us to play. And of course in August it will be a lovely sunny day....

Well it was a nice place to play but the weather was not so great. Storms were forecast but Romiley Traders put up two gazebos for us. About 16 people turned up and we started to play, at that stage it was dull but not raining. However that soon changed and we moved to a more sheltered place to play. Unfortunately for us and the traders there were not many shoppers in Romiley. Those that did stop to watch seemed to enjoy it, several small children danced to our songs and we had a good time.

At about 2.15pm we were thinking of packing up, then the sun came out so we carried on playing until about 3pm  and a few more people came to watch.

We raised just over £160 for St Ann's Hospice.
Here are a few photos

Maybe we will have better weather next time.