The Autumn season of Leeds NW Labour events starts with the first Food bank gig by LIME SCURVY on Sunday 1st September 7.30-10pm, Upstairs at the Philip Coyne Labour Rooms, Otley.LimeScurvy1

Please come along and bring your friends for a very pleasant evening to round off the weekend and the late summer, and to metaphorically fettle yourself for the autumn…

As always, we have a great selection of bottled ales and lagers, red and white wines by the glass or bottle, tea and, yes, real coffee. All supplied by our brilliant team of completely untrained but highly committed volunteers.

Be there or be square.

And a reminder – Leeds NW end of summer BBQ 7 September – full details on Events page.
The weather is so good we’re postponing the end of summer. Fingers crossed for the sunny days lasting into September.
Contact us on if you’re planning to come.

Finally, here’s a bit more information about Lime Scurvy to whet your appetite –

Lime Scurvy is a trio of acapella singers specialising in shanties and other work songs of the rivers and seas. It would not be an exaggeration to say that they are the foremost exponents of this musical form in the whole of Otley.
All the members of Lime Scurvy have a long pedigree and deep involvement in the world of folk music, and while sea songs have always been a big part of Malcolm (Devereux) and Jim (Lawton)’s repertoire, it was the arrival of Ian Hill with his tenor voice and flair for harmony which prompted the creation of a nameable band. Lime Scurvy was christened after a remarkable modern shanty of that name. Following the release of their first CD “Elbowgrease and Marmalade” the band has gone from strength to strength and now weighs almost 36 stone.
Although usually limiting themselves to songs with a nautical theme, for this charity event the band will widen its scope to include a variety of non-sea-related material, and the various individual band members will also reveal parts of their eclectic solo repertoires, from Yorkshire traditional songs via daft monologues to deft instrumentals.

Malcolm Devereux has been singing all his adult life. He has the archetypal northern folk voice that we might all aspire to. He also has a beard that owls might be proud to nest in. Utterly steady and authoritative, Malc’s solo singing is reminiscent of Will Noble.

Like Malcolm, Ian Hill has been playing and performing for nearly forty years, nothing can stop him, not even trip wire. When not in sea-song mode, he is an accomplished player of the guitar and mandola, and occasionally also plays mandolin, cittern, and banjo, but not simultaneously, clearly, or he’d be an octopus.

Jim Lawton has a history of more than forty years interest in folk music, and singing. In the early 1990s someone took pity on him in a singaround, and let him sing one, and since then he’s never shut up. Over the couple of decades he has become widely respected as a singer, story teller, and writer, or so he likes to think , as well as having written several acclaimed parodies

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