Folk enjoy French fare

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."


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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.

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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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