Events: Oyster Festival 2002 (Oct 10-13)|
Posted Sep 22, 2002 - 03:35 AM
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This year's Oyster Festival on Customs House Quay will have a similar musical content to last time except that the afternoon gigs are moving to early evening (6-8pm).
On Thursday the guest chef, Aldo Zilli, will be followed by Tri Map Harth's folky repertoire and the evening will feature the S'eagles who have evolved from the late lamented Small Wonder.
Friday lunchtime is given over to Max on jazz keyboards and, in the evening, Manouche, augmented by flute and percussion since last year, will remind us Django Reinhardt's legacy. The Oyster Ball is at The Green Lawns also on Friday evening.
On Saturday at noon the Old Glory Creole Jazz Band will lead a parade from the Moor and continue playing on the quay. The parade will also include the Town Crier, Skinners' Brewery van, The St Austell vintage replica van, an Oyster float complete with mermaid, The Falmouth Marine Band at their usual Light Infantry pace and the childrens' contingent with a prize for best boy and girl on arrival at the Quay. Also The Wreckers Morris will dance on the Quay after parading. Later, The Very Strangers will entertain with covers and, hopefully, some of Simon Lewsey's fine originals.
Sunday afternoon will feature No Excuse with Paul McGann and conclude, after their race, with the usual singalong with the working boats "choir". If last year is any guide, a good time will be had by all.