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Grandpa T to provide music for line-dancers for Kingfisher Country Music Club in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Above: Grandpa T. Below:Harold Critchlow, singer Donna Wylde, and Julie Pointon.

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An award winning international country singer will be performing at a Leek entertainment venue this month.

Grandpa T (aka Tony Smith) will be at the Central Club in Market Street, Leek for the next Kingfisher Country Music Club event.

The singer has been on the country music scene for many years and won the Hawthorns Country Music Club's Artist of the Year in 2002.

Visitors to the Kingfisher evenings can just sit back and listen to the toe-tapping tunes provided by visiting artistes, or can get up and take part in either line dancing or dancing in partners.

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The last Kingfisher evening saw around 40 dancers enjoy music provided by Donna Wylde.

Having never been to such an evening before, I was a little dubious about getting up and joining in on the dancing as it looked rather complicated. However, the established dancers were friendly and happy to guide me with the correct foot moves which resulted in me actually getting the line-dance down to a tee by the end; of at least one dance anyway.

It was certainly a different night of entertainment for me but quite a giggle and it ended up being a fun evening. I left feeling quite invigorated wanting to join in on such dancing again in the future.

The organisers of the Kingfisher Country Music Club, Harold Critchlow and Julie Pointon, are also helping to organise the forthcoming Country and Western Weekend in Leek on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22; as members of Leek Town Council's Events Committee. This event will include a mass line-dance lesson in Derby Street, Leek - which I might just join in, now that I have had a taste of the style of dancing.

Grandpa T's gig at The Central Club on Friday (April 11) will start at 7.30pm and admission is £5 on the door.

For further information call 07813 264165 or 07941 041224.

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