Folk enjoy French fare

PUBLISHED: 13:40 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 13:23 04 May 2010

TASTY TREATS: Folk band Eel Pie Photo: SUPPLIED

TASTY TREATS: Folk band Eel Pie Photo: SUPPLIED

FOLK stars of the Fens, Eel Pie, jetted off to the south of France over Easter to play a series of gigs to celebrate Soham s twinning with Andrezieux-Boutheon. The folk quintet set off on April 13 for a non-stop series of performances at venues including

FOLK stars of the Fens, Eel Pie, jetted off to the south of France over Easter to play a series of gigs to celebrate Soham's twinning with Andrezieux-Boutheon.

The folk quintet set off on April 13 for a non-stop series of performances at venues including the town's cultural centre, a local college and the local sixth form centre.

Graham Steward, 12-string guitarist with the band, said: "Our French hosts were so friendly and considerate and made us all very welcome.

"The food was great - the wine was delightful and we felt completely at home."

On Saturday, the group attended the signing of the Twinning Ceremony of Friendship between the two towns, before playing a three-hour concert that evening.

"We taught the local people the subtle intricacies of folk music, to their enthusiastic and energetic delight," Mr Steward said.

The group stayed with families in the town during the stay and were invited to mark the twinning of the towns when some And Andrezieux-Boutheon residents were visiting Soham.

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