Moretonhampstead’s delight at the return of The Hummingbirds

THE HUMMINGBIRDS CLARA, GRACE and BETTY ENJOY A QUIET MOMENT TOGETHER OFF STAGE AT THE MED THEATRE’S 1940’S TEA PARTY © IAN BARNES

After almost 18 months since their last full public performance in the area due to lockdown restrictions, The Hummingbirds were finally back on stage on Saturday, 3rd July, when they were the star attraction at The MED Theatre’s 1940s Tea Party in Moretonhampstead much to the delight of a restricted in numbers, but appreciative, audience.

The Okehampton-based trio’s manager Gemma Rich, who performs under the stage name ‘Grace’, told The Moorlander, “What an amazing day we had performing at MED Theatre, although we’ve performed at a couple of shows out of the area in recent weeks it was so good to be back in front of a local audience after such a long layoff. So lovely to see Derek and Jane aka the South West Lindy Hoppers too, who thrilled the audience as they danced to a few of our numbers.”

Now that live performance restrictions are easing, their diary for the remainder of 2021 is quickly filling up. At the time of going to press the trio will be performing at the following events, check times and dates before travelling as circumstances may change.
Sunday, 25th July, 2pm – Okey Music Day at The Kings Arms, Okehampton.
Saturday, 7th August, 2.30 (time tbc) – Hatherleigh Unlocked Music Festival, Hatherleigh (see advert in this issue)
Thursday, 12th August, (time tbc) – Okehampton Show, Okehampton
Sunday, August 29th, 3pm – Half Moon Inn, Sheepwash, Nr Hatherleigh
Saturday, September 11th, 5pm – Sampford Courtenay
Friday, 24th September, 4pm – St Ia’s Church, St Andrew’s St, St Ives, Cornwall as part of St Ives Festival. Full show. Ticketed event
Saturday, 25th September (time tbc) – The Royal British Legion, Polperro, Cornwall.
Sunday, 3rd October, (time tbc) – Annual Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion, North Tawton Town Hall, North Tawton.

For updated details of appearance times and venues, visit
www.thehummingbirdstrio.co.uk or their facebook or instagram page www.facebook.com/thehummingbirdstrio.co.uk/
www.instagram.com/thehummingbirdstrio/

Author: Laura White

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