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King’s Lynn Town Hall Banjo Man concert is ‘pure delight’ says reviewer Phillip Perry

It was pure delight to watch a consummate professional, Sean Moyses, the Banjo Man, rattle through his well structured programme of good ol' favourites and modern classics at the Town Hall.

After mentioning the instrument's origins in Africa and development in America, Sean worked chronologically forward from Stephen Foster in the 1850's to near the present day.

The music leapt from icon to icon including Ossman, Whiteman, Ellington, Peabody, Formby, Armstrong and the Beatles, plus many more.

Sean Moyses, Banjo Man, has played all over the world
Sean Moyses, Banjo Man, has played all over the world

Sean spoke well, sang well and played 'something extraordinary' ably assisted by Clive Payne, straightman and bass back-up, on the equally extraordinary sousaphone.

Some good jokes and plenty of smiles were shared with an enthusiastic audience.

This was the last concert to be presented by the King's Lynn Music Society, which has now disbanded.

Many thanks are due to the performers and volunteers who have, over the years, enriched the cultural life of Lynn.

Other organisations will continue with the work, amongst which will be the King's Lynn Festival and Chorus, Classical Music Rocks and the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra.

Written and reviewed by Phillip Perry

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