TODAY: Latest update: 17 February 2020
John Reginald McLoughlin
9.11.1953 – 15.2.2020

Husband, Father, Raconteur, Musician & Dancer  (“Janet & John”, “Classic Ceilidh Band”, “Folk on the Rock”, “Desperate Jan & the Pieboys”, “Shuffle the Deck” to name but a few) and friend to Crabshell Concerts and many others.  Will be sadly missed.  Condolences to Janet and family.
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Upcoming concerts:

Slapton Village Hall supper concert 29 February - Silvington - Tel 01548 581148 for details
Kingston Reading Room 21 March - Richard Digance with support from Silvington and Emily-Paige Worthington Tickets
£10 advance, £12 door. Tickets are limited and are already selling - book early to avoid disappointment 01548 810806
Crabshell. (FREE) 26 March. With "Rhillig" and "Dust Devils"
January's free concert
A capacity audience was royally entertained at January’s Crabshell concert. Talented local musicians put on stunning performances. It all started with singer/songwriter James Montague. He rose to the challenge of introducing us to his own original, self-penned songs. These are provoking and based on personal experiences. One centred around his observation that “ethical eating is an aspiration but in practice is impossible to accomplish”. Then Jon Hardy with Jerry, Rich and Dan, collectively “Dust Devils”, burst onto the stage. With solid vocals, guitars, mandolin, beat box and great banjo picking, we were treated to a variety of traditional Americana and contemporary covers in a breath-taking non-stop set. After the interval Banned from the Moor, in a departure from their regular Ceilidh work, did us a concert set. It may be fair to say that for most, one violin is normally enough, but in the case of Banned, fiddlers Jayne and Rhona are a treat to listen to. They are lively and the way they complement each other’s playing is magnificent. They were powerfully driven by the backing of Clive, Mel and Steve on bass, guitar and drums. Their set concluded a great evening.
CRABSTOCK 2019. Click on Gill Matthews' wonderful photos to supersize.
latest releases-for details go to
CD Releases page
Emily-Paige (Emily-Paige Worthington) Heva Heva (Silvington) Hotel-on-the-Island (single) Silvington Pull Boys Together Old Gaffers

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