Cleveland Medallist to top the bill

Cleveland Medal winner Mandy Griffin

Cleveland Medal winner Mandy Griffin

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Cleveland Medallist 2014 Mandy Griffin will top the bill in ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning – Songs of the Great War Era’, a concert for Ramsey National Week.

It will be held at Waterloo Road Methodist Church hall on Wednesday, July 9, at 7.30pm.

Mandy will sing songs made famous by the great music hall artiste Florrie Forde, including ‘Roses of Picardy’, ‘Flanagan’, and ‘Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?’.

The Cushag Choir will present their own selection from the era such as ‘Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag’, ‘If You Were the Only Girl in the World’ and ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’.

Marlene and Dilys will perform Manx melodies current 100 years ago, talented young tenor horn player, Ellen Quane will present items by Elgar, and Frank and Chloe Woolley will play piano duets.

Admission is just £5 on the door.

Mandy Griffin was ‘thrilled’ this April when she won – for the fourth time – the Manx Music Festival’s most prestigous prize, the Cleveland Medal.

Mandy sang as a contralto in this year’s festival as the set piece from Bizet’s Carmen, the Seguidilla, which is one of her favourites. Her own choice piece was Sabbath Morning at Sea from Elgar’s Sea Pictures.

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