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Posted Aug 04, 2003 - 11:18 AM
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John Maughan is a well-known singer in Cornwall...
When a good friend and fellow member of the band, The Dambuskers, became ill and spent time in a hospice, he asked John to help him raise money for the hospice on his recovery. Sadly, he did not recover but John wanted to keep his promise so he put on his big hat, raised his big unaccompanied, unamplified voice and sang by the harbour in Boscastle on summer Sunday afternoons and Bank Holidays. He pledged to raise £1000 but by the end of the summer 2001, was able to donate over £3000 to Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, in memory of Morgie! That was the beginning of the Boscastle Busker!
The following year, he sang in aid of various Boscastle needs - the school, the churches and raised £1000 for Coastwatch, helping Boscastle to equip and man the old lookout as part of the National Coastwatch scheme. He has been invited to sing several times at the Eden Project.
In February this year John joined The Dove and Dolphin Project, taking a small coaster with fifty-five tonnes of much needed aid to the refugees living on the Gaza strip. He was invited along, purely on the strength of his singing, and found it a challenging experience. He has returned to collecting for Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and has already raised over £800 here in Boscastle.
By popular demand he recently made a CD which has received fine reviews, including one from Folk News Kernow, which states, “A magnificent offering, crystal clear diction in a charming baritone makes this CD a pleasure to listen to – buy with confidence.” He sings every Wednesday night in the Wellington Hotel Boscastle.
In early August John is hoping to raise even more money for Mount Edgcumbe Hospice by singing at other harbours and coastal venues in Cornwall...
The Boscastle Busker Goes on Tour!
TOUR DATES : AUGUST 2003
3rd Boscastle & Wadebridge.
4th Port Isaac.
5th Padstow & St Ives.
6th St Just.
7th Sennen & Lamorna.
11th Porthleven & The Lizard.
12th The Lizard & Cadgwith.
13th Boscastle-Wellington Hotel.