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Last Stony Broke for this year!

Posted by maymorning on October 24, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (2)

This Thursday, October 26, sees our last perormance of our World War 1 epic Stony Broke in No-Man's Land, for this year.  Don't miss this opportunity to see a show that has been warmly welcomed by all audiences to date.  We are appearing in the cyrpt at St.Cuthbert's Church, Sandy Lane Brislington, in Bristol, BS4 3PG , in a show hosted by the Brislington Conservation and Local History Group.  Admission £1, with a retiring collection for the British Red Cross, to whom all ...

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Our newest group members

Posted by maymorning on April 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (1)

We have been delighted to welcome Jacqui and Brian Ross as the latest members of the group.  Jacqui and Brian have a long pedigree on the local folk scene, and we have been suggesting they join us for some time!

Stony Broke in Portishead

Posted by maymorning on April 2, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On Monday May 15 we will be presenting Stony Broke in No Man's Land at Clarence House, High St, Portishead  (BS20 6PY), at 7.30pm.  This event is being kindly hosted by the British Legion on behalf of the British Red Cross.  Entrance is free, and there will be a collection for the Red Cross.

Comng up in 2017

Posted by maymorning on February 13, 2017 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We kicked off 2017 with a very pleasant gig as the "cabaret" for the Bristol Playgoers' Annual Dinner, in the very smart surroundings of the Palm Court Restaurant in the Marriott Hotel on College Green.  In March we are playing for the Wome's Insitute in Hewish, Somerset.  We have 3 open performances of "Stony Broke in No Man's Land" fixed, in May, July and October- see the Calendar for more details.  In December we have 2 performances of our Christmas Show fixed- both open to ...

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We wish you a Happy Christmas!

Posted by maymorning on December 7, 2016 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday we had a great time performing our Mendip Christmas show for our friends at Midsomer Norton  Library.  A very appreciative audience donated an excellent £168.50, which we will be passing on to Crisis at Christmas.  Our recent presentation of Stony Broke in No Man's Land has led to a number of enquiries about performances of this and other Howler shows next year, so watch this space!

Howlers' Christmas Show

Posted by maymorning on November 17, 2016 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Howlers are taking a break from the Great War to perform their Christmas Show, A Mendip Christmas, at Midsomer Norton Library on December 6th, at 7.30 pm.  The show is a multi-media presentation, with images, readings, songs and tunes charting Christmas, secular and religious, through the ages, especially in the Mendips. Lots of wonderful songs, and chances for chorus singing!  Free entry (with a collection) but space is limited so you should contact the library (01225 39...

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Armistice Day November 11 2016

Posted by maymorning on November 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Howlers performed Stony Broke in No Man's Land at St Bathelomew's Church, St. Andrew's Bristol, to mark Armistice Day 2016, the centenary of the mid-point of the Great War, and the 2nd anniversary of our first performance.  We were joined by Mark Flower, SeniorCommunity Fundraiser for the British Red Cross, (and his family) and we were delighted to present him with a cheque for £1000, from earlier performances. (see photo)

We were also delighted to welcome out latest addit...

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Stony Broke on Remembrance Day 2016

Posted by maymorning on October 19, 2016 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (2)

We will be performing our Great War presentation, Stony Broke in No-Man's Land, on November 11 at 7.30pm, at St.Bart's Church Hall, Maurice Road, Bristol BS6 5BZ.    This is to mark Remebrance Day, and also the centenary of the official end of the Battle of the Somme.  Admission is free, but we will be accepting donations to cover our costs, and for the British Red Cross.  Stony Broke has been very well received wherever we have played it - brillian, thought-provoki...

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Olga Shotton- singer and shepherdess

Posted by maymorning on October 17, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Hotwells Howlers have been deeply saddened to learn that Olga, one of our longest-standing members, died last week.   Despite being in her late 80s, Olga was still singing with us in the early part of this year, and was driving in to Bristol from Blagdon every Sunday for our 8pm rehearsal, until well into midsummer.  Olga seemed indomitable, and it is hard to believe she has gone.  

Olga had been a lively and enthusiastic part of the Bristol folk scene since the early...

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new female singer?

Posted by maymorning on February 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We are sorry to say that Anna Reynolds has decided to leave the group, mainly becasue of the demands of her dog-minding business.  This leaves only 2 female singers.  If youare a femalesinger who loves traditional Engllish singing, and are prepared to practice in Bristol most Sunday evenings, we'd love to hear from you.  It will help if you are also up for the occasional bit of acting. You can contact us through this site