What a fun night we had! Over 70 people filled the Fielden Centre in Todmorden to watch and dance to the energetic Lazlo Baby, headlining our celebration of World Vegan Month 2017!
We opened the evening with Raw Rob and Clem Fandango (vegan musicians from our group), then moving deftly into the country blues part of the evening with the meticulous vocals and guitar playing of Steve ‘Manifold’ Anderson, decorated with blues harmonica melodies.
Dinner was served in the form of home-made tater pie and mushy peas, followed by a variety of cakes made by some of the group’s generous volunteers and Kind Cake Co. (thank you again!). Although the food was all vegan, many of the people who attended were not, and it was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to enjoy plant-based food without drawing direct attention to our principal topics of being healthier and kinder to the world and those who live in it.
Back to the live folk music! As we graced into the Irish section, we were serenaded by the haunting singer Trixxi Corish. Shortly after, our very own Phil Reed delighted us with his use of a loop pedal with bodhrán and whistle development. Finally, we reached the dizzy heights of the night and danced the last hour away to the energetic and addictive five-piece experience that is Lazlo Baby.
Once again, we would like to extend our enormous gratitude to the people who donated their time and effort to making this event possible.
“Hailing from Eastern Stockport, Lazlo Baby bring you Balkan folksy ska with high octane exuberance. Whilst dabbling in the delights that klezmer, gypsy and trad Irish music have to offer, Lazlo Baby stitch together pounding melodies that’ll clobber you with their enthusiastic brouhaha.”
“Be whisked away by Phil Reed as he plays haunting traditional Irish melodies over live percussive and harmonious loops.”
“Enjoy Steve ‘Manifold’ Anderson playing and singing finger picking country blues songs of the Broonzy, Willie McTell era.”
“Ease into the Irish section of the evening with the delightful voice of Trixxi Corish, straight from the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge.”
Hot food will be available at the historic and accessible Fielden Centre in Todmorden. Gluten-free options available. Bring your own beer.
Friday 3 November 2017, doors open 7pm
Fielden Centre, Ewood Road, Todmorden OL14 7DD
By train: Northern Manchester Victoria/Leeds or Blackburn to Todmorden
By bus: 592 (First) from Halifax, Burnley or Todmorden to Tod High School
Tickets £5 or £8* with hot meal (gluten-free option available)