Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Forest Roots

We are very fortunate in that at the Forest Gate Hotel, which is a pub that is just around the corner from where we live, on the last Friday of every month, we are treated to a free evening of country, folk and blues music. The events includes a main act, plus the resident Flats Family Band and various guests and surprise musicians. The events are called Forest Roots. For more information about the events and/or if you want to perform, contact

At the next one, which is this Friday, 23rd July, our son, Victor Rikowksi, will be playing a couple of numbers, which will include one of his own compositions.

To find out more about Victor's band and listen to their music see:
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon profile on MySpace:
Some of their songs are also on YouTube -

Also, Victor’s PowerPoint story (in 6 parts), The Ockress, can be found at:

Acoustica are the headline band at Forest Roots this Friday. They play a varied selection of Irish folk and modern acoustic music. There will also be the resident Flats Family band, and various other guest and surprise musicians, including a couple of songs from the Forest Voices Choir, which I am a member of.
Jenny Beeching runs both Forest Voices and Forest Roots.

So come along to Forest Roots on Friday, 23rd July!

It starts 8.30pm at the usual venue:

The Forest Gate Hotel Function Room, Godwin Road, Forest Gate.

Free entry (with a whip-round)