Saturday, January 21, will see a return visit to Devoran Acoustic Sessions at Devoran Village by the Bully Wee Band and Phil Beer.
Since their reformation in 2004, the Bully Wee Band have had no trouble proving that they are still a force to be reckoned with as one of Britain’s foremost exponents of acoustic folk/rock music. Originally formed in the early 70s by brothers Jim and John Yardley, band toured Britain, Europe and America through several line-ups until the last one of Ian Cutler, Fergus Feely, Colin Reece and Martin Allcock finally called it a day in 1983.
Twenty years later a chance meeting between Messrs Cutler, Feely and Reece resulted in a very spirited jam session at Faversham Folk Club in Kent, and a subsequent decision to put a three piece Bully Wee Band back on the road in January 2004 “if only for the craic.”
So successful was the 2004 tour that Colin, Ian and Fergus decided to repeat the experience the following January, only this time with the addition of Bully Wee Band founder member Jim Yardley. Thus the current line up of Ian Cutler, Fergus Feely, Colin Reece and Jim Yardley was complete and reunited. They have continued to tour every January since and their friend Phil Beer (Show of Hands) joins them for a few selected dates.
This time they come with a brand new studio recorded CD, entitled Like The Snow. Since the Bully Wee Band reformed in 2004 they have not surprisingly added to their extensive 45 year repertoire and this album is the result. It is the first time they have been in the studio as one unit in 35 years and the finished tracks demonstrate how they and their sound have matured over the years.
The show at Devoran starts at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm). Tickets cost £16.50 and are available from 01872 262466 or at hallforcornwall.co.uk. The audience are welcome to bring their own refreshments.