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Tuning up the trailer sessions

Created on 16/11/2020 @ 09:59
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Last year, we featured an innovative venue that was showcasing local musical talent in the back of a narrowboat, and now The Singing Farmer has set up his own quirky live platform.

John Hughes has launched the ‘Ifor Williams Trailer Sessions’ on his Meifod farmland, and hopes it will have the same impact as the on-water version which regularly received tens of thousands of views prior to the pandemic.

“It’s something a bit different to show the level of talent that we are blessed with locally,” said John, who launched his first ‘gig’ with his neighbour and fellow performer, Neil Saunders, who actually came up with the idea.

“He lives across the field from me and he’s played with lots of bands since his teenage years,” said John.
“He’s a great guitarist/songwriter/singer so a perfect start. We are hoping to bring a range of musicians from the trailer sessions over next few months.”

Neil said he was impressed with the quality of sound coming out of the trailer from his session with John and appreciated that his good friend had cleaned it out prior to the performance!

“It’s a surprising good sound in the trailer and John’s got a great set up with pa, lights, heater and he even lent me an amp,” said Neil. “It’s socially distanced and well ventilated!”

John hit the limelight in September when his song about his beloved Ifor Williams Trailer was watched by thousands of people, and earlier this month he performed a song virtually with his ‘Storm’ bandmates, twins Mark and Ian Jones, to raise over £400 for The Royal British Legion.

With the pandemic restrictions likely to continue right through the winter, this could be the perfect way to still enjoy live music.

To watch the performances, follow John Hughes (Singing Farmer) on Facebook.


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