This week, my guests were the brilliant Martin Gittins and Bob Ashworth (aka Bunting and Frolics).
Bob and Martin were active individually on the local folk music scene for many years, but then they came together to form the duo ‘Bunting and Frolics’, cleverly doubling their repertoire to a stunning seven (7) songs! As Bunting and Frolics they have been getting away with their so-called ‘act’ for over two decades, thus proving that you CAN fool all of the people all of the time!
For many years Martin ran a successful folk club at The Star Inn, Salford, and, at the same time, Bob ran a failing second-hand stall on Conran Street Market. Lately, they have been involved in various projects commemorating the Peterloo Massacre, including a performance piece entitled ‘Peterloo – Soldiers On The Rampage’, in which they are joined by the writer of the work local folk leg-end Geoff Higginbottom.
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