Friday, 25 September 2015

Crooke Charity Beer, Boat & Music Festival 2015

The name pretty much says it all, yes there was beer, yes there were boats and yes there was definitely music and to top it all there was over £2000 raised for Wigan & Leigh Hospice and The Stroke Association. This was our third year at the event and this year I decorated the boat with fairy lights and bunting along with our festival neighbour Devon on William's Wish and a couple of other boats. They even had a gluten free real ale on and so being a coeliac I had my first taste of some real beer (I liked it).

Raise a glass and raise money for charity

Mervyn in his Sunday best for the festival

There was a good turn out of boats

Morris Dancers entertained us on Saturday afternoon

Clogs with bells on

Men in flowery hats

Traditional music

Lots and lots of beer. The bar ran dry on Sunday but there was more in the pub (phew)

Ambush back from the dry dock in time for the weekend and looking good

Mind your fingers!

Some great local talent on Saturday afternoon

Kim & Co bringing Saturday night to a close

Sing song in the pub after the last band finished

Flat caps and guitars, what's not to like

Sunday saw open mike performers (the dog was good)

The Feckin Ejits entertained us with guest performer Ronnie singing the Irish Rover

Celia is a fantastic singer/songwriter and travels from the Lakes to attend

The Blues Brothers went down a storm

The festival finished with The Blackaways and they were really good and got everyone up dancing - think they will be back next year (and so will we!)

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