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Thirty minutes at Alstock...short but sweet


In July 2006, Cornwall lost one of its greatest guitarists/singers/composers. Al Hodge was unique. He was as much at home playing the pubs and clubs he loved in Cornwall as he was on the world stage. Alstock is run as a charitable event, and it's aim is to remember Big Al Hodge, give the people of Bodmin a great day out and to raise funds for local charities. The organisation also donates £500 every year to the most deserving music pupil at Bodmin College through the Al Hodge Award. This money goes towards tuition, musical instruments or anything that would assist in the pupil in taking the next step in their musical development.

Loveny were privileged to be invited to support this event especially as it was the first time since its inception, that a Male Voice Choir had performed there. Amid our own concerns, and those of the organising Committee, that this might not work, we were invited to sing a short thirty minute programme in the acoustic marquee. We should not have worried, it went down really well, we all had a great time, and the audience clearly loved it too! Like many other music festivals, a varied mix of music styles is always a good recipe.

We left the stage promptly, feeling that the audience wanted more....and we would have been more than happy to oblige, We all hope that we might be invited to perform another year.

Many thanks to the Alstock Committee, to our very own Joe Green (who doubtless did more than a little arm twisting on our behalf), and to Marcus, Suzanne and John out front!


You won't have to wait long for our next concert, which is a full programme from our varied repertoire at St Meubred's Church in Cardinham, next Saturday 21st July at 7.00 pm. Hope to see you there!

Also, try and make it to our next social event open to everyone, come and meet us!

All food will be reasonably priced, also you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages if you wish (you won't be alone).

We will be singing informally during the afternoon.

#alstock #lovenymvc #lovenymalevoicechoir #bodmin

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