Popular performers at previous Faldingworth Live gigs, Dave and Julie Evardson have responded to Grimsby’s St Andrew’s Hospice’s call for fundraising ideas by launching a special album.
The, now retired, folk singers of Cleethorpes have put together ten Lincolnshire songs entitled ‘Missing Lincs’, designed to appeal to Lincolnshire Yellowbellies everywhere.
Dave and Julie last performed in 2012, after 41 years of spreading their repertoire of folk and comic songs around the county.
“I’d been wondering what we could do to help the Hospice’s Building On Care campaign,” said Dave.
“Having decided to ‘hang up our instruments’ a live concert wasn’t really on the cards. Instead we decided to compile an album of tracks from our existing CDs, focussing on songs inspired by our home county.”
“The idea is to celebrate what we love about Lincolnshire, as well as to include a few humorous anecdotes,” added Julie.
“Songs like ‘Lincolnshire Landscapes’ could well bring a tear to the eyes of Yellowbelly exiles, while comic ditties such as ‘Knight Of The A16’ should raise a chuckle.”
And Dave and Julie hope to raise lots of money for St Andrew’s from digital sales of the album.
“We hope the album will stand as a fitting musical tribute to Lincolnshire,” said Dave.
“Offering it on the internet makes it available to Yellowbelly exiles around the world, and in downloading the tracks they’ll be helping this very worthwhile cause back home.”
Their bundle of ten songs is available to download from CD Baby - search ‘Evardson’ or ‘Missing Lincs’ - and will soon be listed by other digital retailers.
They also have a limited number of CDs in wallets for those who prefer a hard copy - cost £6 including postage.
Contact Dave and Julie on 01472 693137 for further details.