Coming Up

AVONDALE by Len Pentin

We are currently rehearsing a new full-length show called AVONDALE, penned by Len Pentin, the creator of the acclaimed Cork Jackets and Drill, as well as recording an accompanying CD.

The show will be performed by Len Pentin, Chris Nelson, Siobhan Nelson, Clive Pownceby, Mike Huddart and Don Palmer, with Colin Wayte again taking the role of narrator.

Although similar in format to Cork Jackets and Drill – songs with narration and a slide show – Avondale will have a very different musical feel. We are really excited about this project, and the show will be ‘ready to go’ in late Spring 2020.

Three performances have already been arranged… more to come!

The Upmarket Theatre, Ormskirk, Friday 1 May 2020,

Rufford Church, as part of Live@ series of concerts, Friday, 29 May 2020, Rufford Church, L40 1TA

Fox Lane Club, Leyland, Lancashire, Thursday 4 June 2020.


Thursday 29 October, 7.30 p.m. – CHRIS & SIOBHAN NELSON with LEN PENTIN, Fox Lane Club, Leyland, Lancs:

As well as working as a duo, Chris and Siobhan now have a trio with Len Pentin (writer of Cork Jackets and Drill and Avondale). In this concert there will be one set from C& S and the other from the trio. With Len, they perform a mix of contemporary songs – some by Len and some by other songwriters – and traditional songs. Tickets £10.00 in advance (£12 on the door) are available from the Friends of Folk at, or send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Folk’, to 56 Victoria Park Avenue, Leyland, PR25 1UG .



You can catch us regularly at the Bothy Folk Club, where we are part of the team of resident singers. The long-running club meets on Sunday nights at The Park Golf Club, Park Rd West, Southport, PR9 0JS.

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