Shep’s set to put on a show

Shep Woolley takes to the stage at Faldingworth Live this month
Shep Woolley takes to the stage at Faldingworth Live this month
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FOLK singer, comedian, maritime entertainer, radio presenter, after dinner speaker – to define Shep Woolley is not an easy thing, but you can judge for yourself as he takes to the stage at Faldingworth Live this month.

To some he’s a folk singer who tells funny stories, to others he’s a stand-up comedian who writes great songs and parodies, but he is equally at home in a pub or club or on stage at the Albert Hall.

In 1960 young Mr Woolley exchanged his civvies for a suit of blue, strapped his guitar to his back and toured with the Royal Navy, still finding the opportunity to entertain alongside such international stars as Liza Minnelli, the Dave Clark Five and Matt Monro.

Then, in the 70s, he found he had a talent for stand-up, but 30 years on, and no longer signed up to the RN talent agency, Shep is a master of the one-liner and the shaggy dog story... and he’s even given after-dinner speeches in the presence of Prince Charles.

Shep will be in concert at Faldingworth Village Hall on Saturday, June 23, with support from Paul Dickinson.

Paul writes topical Lincolnshire songs and is a winner of the Write a Lincolnshire folksong competition.

Tickets for the concert cost £8 and are available from Les Worrall on 01673 843036, e-mail or through Dave Longden on 01673 885369.

Doors will open at 7.15pm, with a prompt 8pm start.