First 2020 Gig For Folk Rock Band on the Waterfront
East Anglian based folk rock band, The Silburys will be playing their first concert in Ipswich this year when they perform on the Waterfront from the deck of Sailing Barge Victor this Saturday, 1st August, from 7.00pm.
A spokesman for the Silburys said that the Victor was a natural choice for the first of their concerts, with the easing of lock down. Much of the Victor’s popular winter season of ‘Folk on the Boat’ concerts had to be cancelled because of Covid-19, and the barge has already missed much of her summer season of public cruises on the river. This free concert might help to raise some awareness that the Victor, the Waterfront, and, indeed, the Silburys themselves were “back and open for business”!
By playing on deck, passers by will have the chance to hear some live music as part of their evening on the Waterfront. Victor’s bar will also be open, with limited numbers and social distancing, for those who might like to step on board and listen a little longer.
Despite lock down the Silburys have kept themselves busy. Earlier this year they released their 4th cd, Live at Springfest, which was recorded in 2019 at St Peter’s Centre, (just a few hundred yards along the Waterfront from Victor’s berth). More recently they filmed, on location at Dunwich, a video to one of their original songs ‘Dunwich Bells‘, the story of Suffolk’s own ‘Lost City‘ which was largely swept into the sea by devastating storms in the 13th Century and continuing coastal erosion ever since.
Sailing Barge Victor is berthed in front of The Old Custom House on Ipswich Waterfront. The Silburys concert will commence at 7.00pm.