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Victor Rikowski


Victor Rikowski will be playing at the Forest Roots on Friday 23rd July. He will be performing some country music and one of his own compositions.

Victor plays in the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon band at Bangor University, north Wales, where he is studying music and creative writing. You can find out more about this band and listen to their music by going to the page at the top of this blog, i.e. and by checking out the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon profile on MySpace:

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

Acoustica are the headline band at Forest Roots on Friday. They play a varied selection of Irish folk and modern acoustic music. There will also be The Flats Family band, and guest and surprise musicians.

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)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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Wizz Jones


Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget that on Friday, 25th June we have bluesman, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Wizz Jones A real musician’s musician, cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence and he’s coming to perform for us at Forest Roots! Make sure you don’t miss this night and if you want more information on Wizz there’s loads on the Internet. He even has an entry in Wikepedia!

Friday, 23rd July, Acoustica featuring Paul Kerr, Chris Haigh and Olly Blanchflower. A welcome back to this lively group who play a mixture of Irish and contemporary folk music and will set us up for the summer

Usual venue: the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, E7 0LW.

Usual time: it starts at 8.30pm

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

STOP PRESS…….Forest Voices Choir is now rehearsing for their summer programme of concerts at the Forest Gate Festival and Forest Roots learning summer songs and looking for new members. Come and join us for free workshops to improve your singing skills, learn songs and meet new people in a friendly and relaxed environment. Doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sing here’s the opportunity to learn. Everyone welcome. Our next meeting is this Thursday, 24th June, 7-9pm in the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0LW.

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas:

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon at MySpace:

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The Ockress:

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