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Mike Bosworth

Mike Bosworth

Style of performance:

Solo unaccompanied singer

Repertoire:

Mike's repertoire consists of the folk songs collected by the Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) in his native Devon and neighbouring Cornwall between 1888-1903.

Recordings:

"By Chance It Was" - The first CD recorded at The Eden Project, Cornwall, accompanied by John Kirkpatrick

Location:

Cornwall

Contact:

flossie.b@tinyworld.co.uk

Web Presence:

www.mikebosworth.co.uk

Other Information:

Due to a change of job and move abroad Mike left the folk scene in the early 70s, only returning on odd occasions over the following 20 years.

In 1992 he returned to live in his wife's native Cornwall. With ex Drover's resident Mick Bramich, he formed Parsons Pleasure, a band using the Baring-Gould manuscripts for material. The band gigged for a couple of years, played at the Sidmouth Folk Festival then disbanded.

In 2003 Mike started gigging again locally in Cornwall and was at the Plymouth folk Festival. His most rewarding gig was at The Eden Project where they enjoyed it so much they booked him back for another gig in 2004.

Mike now works at The Eden Project, which is where he got the inspiration to sing again. He is a distance-learning student with Exeter University on a Cornish Studies Degree Course, which is giving him immense background information on understanding the songs of his adopted home of Cornwall.

 

Last updated 23-06-2012

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