Fabulous Folk & Jazz Evening

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jan 9, 2019 Blog, Exhibition Archive, News No Comments

Last Saturday (5 January) saw the return of Lucky 12 and Firebyrd Trio to Tenby Museum for their Twelfth Night Concert.

Lucky 12 – Duncan Whitehurst (guitar and vocals), Rebecca Whitehurst (violin and vocals), Jack Deere Jones (double bass) and Harry Whitehurst (percussion) – played a number of songs from their recently released self-penned album, Into the Light as well as a selection of works that they are planning to feature on their next album. Many of the songs, all written by Duncan, feature his memories of growing up in Tenby whilst others are poignant songs of love and they finished their set with a rousing rendition of Byker Hill, a folky miner’s song taught to Duncan by his grandfather.

After a short break the evening continued with the mellow jazz sounds of Firebyrd Trio – Alan Argent (saxophone and clarinet), Jack Deere Jones (double bass) and George Whitfield (accordion and vocals) – who, accompanied by guest guitarist Tom Gray, gave their own soothing mix of classic jazz tunes and ballads including Someone to Watch Over Me and Crazy.

The evening raised much needed funds for the museum and Curator Mark Lewis, who arranged the evening with Alan Argent said, “We are so grateful to all the musicians for giving up their time free of charge and continuing to support us. There was so much talent in the room that night and we were so lucky to be able to have these two magical bands return, for the third time, to play in our gallery. I hope that we can get together again for another fabulous evening of music. And if anyone hasn’t bought a copy of Lucky 12’s album yet I implore them to do so as it is beautiful.”

 

Lucky 12

Firebyrd Trio