Islanders And Visitors Encouraged To Join Weekly Acoustic Sessions

bishop and wolf pub 2Islanders who love making music are being invited to take part in weekly sessions at the Bishop and Wolf.

For the last two years a group has met in the pub on Thursday nights for folk sessions. In the summer the evening can attract around 100 people.

Now regular attendee Kris ‘Spider’ Webb says they’re widening the focus of the weekly events to a more general acoustic night.

Spider says they hope the change will bring in more musicians, both islanders and visitors.

Holidaymakers often bring their instruments with them to join the sessions, he says.

He understands that not everyone is confident about performing in public, but Spider says you shouldn’t worry.

He admits he’s quite shy and nervous himself, and “sounds like a frog” when he sings, but he says it’s very relaxed and people have a great time.

He’d urge people with a passion for music to have a go.

The organisers would like to add to the range of instruments used in the sessions and whether you have a fiddle or flute, there’s a space for you.

They play from 8pm every Thursday