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Concert was family trip down memory lane

Country & Blues music concert at Nene Lodge old peoples home.
left to right back Tony Brook (musician from Alabama USA) and Christina Rix
left to right front Alice Rix (Yvette's grandmother), Ann Price (Alice's sister) and Yvette Barwood (singer)

Country & Blues music concert at Nene Lodge old peoples home. left to right back Tony Brook (musician from Alabama USA) and Christina Rix left to right front Alice Rix (Yvette's grandmother), Ann Price (Alice's sister) and Yvette Barwood (singer)

LOCAL singer-songwriter Yvette Barwood delighted her great aunt, Ann Price, by performing a concert at Nene Lodge residential home in Sutton Bridge.

Yvette, who is being signed by Swaffham-based Box Deluxe Records, performed songs spanning the last 60 years.

Her grandmother, Alice Rix, also sang songs from her memory.

Now 95, Mrs Price lived in Lynn near Southgates for many years, and also North Walsham before she moved to Nene Lodge.

Her sister, Mrs Rix, moved from Newcastle, aged seven, to London, and was sent to Sutton Bridge during the war to stay with a farming family.

“After the war her mother came to live in Lynn and so my grandmother worked in Lynn for many years,” Yvette said. Her late grandfather on her father’s side, Bill Barwood, was born just by the docks off King Street. He died in King Street too.

It is now hoped that the concert, which was country, blues, folk and pop based, will be repeated.

Yvette, 34, from The Saltings, Terrington St Clement, has recently taken part in a recording session in Norwich and hopes that some of her work will be released, as part of a compilation, in the next few weeks.

The picture shows, back, from left, Tony Brook, visiting musician from Alabama, USA, and Christina Rix. Front, from left, Alice Rix, Ann Price and Yvette Barwood before the concert took place.

 
 
 

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