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The Happy Cats (Powburn 2016)

The Happy Cats

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A drop of the Irish, a spoonful of Country, a splash of Cajun and a twist of folk returned to Powburn last Saturday night (25 June 2016) in the form of The Happy Cats, almost two years after their last sell-out performance at Breamish Hall.

And last weekend’s gig was no exception. The multi-talented line-up of Marty Craggs (lead vocals, saxophone, harmonica, flute, tin whistle, tambourine, bodhran), Les Dodd (guitar, vocals) and Lenny Brown (accordion, vocals) got the crowd buzzing with electrifying performances from start to finish. By the end of a terrific evening of Celtic sounds, mixed with Geordie and Irish folk, underpinned by stirring rock and roll rhythms, the crowd were on their feet with grins as wide as…well…a happy cat! Just outstanding!

How it played out…

it was a tough crowd

…it was a tough crowd!

The Happy Cats lineup at Powburn 2016

The Happy Cats took to the stage

Marty Craggs - Saxophone

Marty Craggs on saxophone

Les Dodd - guitar

Les Dodd – guitar

Lenny Brown - accordion

Lenny Brown – accordion

Iona Grace and Ame Melise in the mosh pit

Iona Grace and Amé Melise break a few moves in the mosh pit

Marty Craggs

Marty Craggs

Les Dodd

Les Dodd

Lenny Brown

Lenny Brown

Cheers - The Happy Cats

Cheers! And good night!

Thanks all round!

We’d like to thank Marty, Les and Lenny for coming to play a ‘village hall’, for their commitment to helping rural communities hold together and for keeping music live!

Thanks also to everyone who came and supported this event and bought a raffle ticket. Proceeds from the bar, raffle ticket sales etc, meant that we raised £874 towards the maintenance and repair of Breamish Hall (Registered Charity: 244772).

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