15 and 16 June 2018
18 July 2018 - Barber, Bilk and Ball
12 Aug 2018 - Barber, Bilk and Ball
Where we were joined by two of Acker's old band, Ian Bateman and Enrico Thomasso
was an English clarinettist and vocalist known for his appearance – goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat – and breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style. Bilk's 1962 instrumental tune "Stranger on the Shore" became the UK's biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaked at number two, and was the first No. 1 single in the United States by a British artist.