Bram to star at Ashton Festival

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BOROUGH folk legend Bram Taylor will be staging an evening of music and tales in Ashton next month.

Every person attending the event at Ashton Library on Wednesday September 19 (7.30pm - 9.0 pm) will be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine.

Bram is famed for his distinctive voice and a relaxed stage presence, which soon has his audiences singing, laughing and occasionally emotive with his range of humorous anecdotes and poignant love songs.

He has a big reputation on the folk scene which has gone from strength to strength, having performed at festivals and folk clubs both in the UK and America.

Bram, from Leigh, has been commanding large radio audiences since the mid 70’s, when he released his first recording, The Haymakers, which was well received by critics and audiences.

In 1979 Bram along with fellow Lancastrians Dave Dutton and Eric White formed the comedy group Inclognito. Jackie Finney replaced Eric White in 1985.

By 1989 however a successful combination had to part as Bram’s solo engagements and Dave Dutton’s comedy writing and other interests increased, signing for Fellside Records - hes currently recording his tenth solo albolum - a highly respected independent Folk Label run by Paul and Linda Adams, encouraging Bram’s thirst as a “collector and interpreter of songs. He also won the British Music Retailers folk award.