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Third Marchington Malee beer festival will include music from Swamp Trash

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 07, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Swamp Trash.

Swamp Trash.

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Music and beer will be flowing at a village event this weekend.

The third Marchington Melee Beer Festival, presented by Bulldog Promotions, will be staged over Friday (March 7) 5pm until midnight and Saturday from 4pm until midnight.

The event will take place at the Village Hall, The Square, Marchington.

Talented music acts have been enlisted to provide live entertainment throughout the Marchington Malee including on Friday: Midnight Pumpkin Trucks and Abandon Her; and on Saturday: Rocket 88, Fat Digester and Swamp Trash.

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Swamp Trash was put together by two Derby musicians who have each carved out a reputation as the best in their field.

They decided to see how the Cajun music of Louisiana and Irish music could blend in a natural way to create a sound they have dubbed as 'Swamp Trash'.

The band is acclaimed to be a purely a joyous celebration of several musical cultures using accordion, mandolin, bass, guitar, harmonica, mando-cello, whistles, and percussion.

Think of it as the music that you might hear in a bar in Galway if the Cajuns were over on tour from Louisiana and an after hour's session kicked off.

Swamp Trash is made up of Chris Hall on accordian, vocals, guitar, harmonica and percussion; Mick Doyle on mandolin, mano-cello, whistles, banjo and vocals; and Andy Cooper on bass and vocals.

A band spokesman described the band as a 'collaboration made in heaven'. He added: "But doesn't everyone say that? In reality it's a collaboration made in backroom bars from jamming long into the night trying things that nobody planned but were fondly remembered the next day. And one day someone said....that's a cool sound, you guys should play together more often.

"So here we are." Admission for the Marchington Malee will be £3.50 per session and there will be multiple entry with stamp.

Details: 01283 820394 or www.dognpartridge.co.uk

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