Musical Type/Genre: Cabaret/Folk
Tamworth Herald – 16/05/75
Music for folk group Antigone is just what the doctor ordered.
For the group are all from the medical world and everything started when they came together for an impromptu performance last Christmas.
That performance took place at Tamworth’s General Hospital, when staff presented a concert featuring comedy, sketches and songs.
Hospital sister Maggie Stewart, Doctor David Rowley-Jones, ambulance driver John Sackett and hospital administrator Tony Richardson soon found that music was a common interest. They began rehearsing together and Antigone was born.
So far, the group has only played at two functions, but the order-book is open to offers.
David and Tony both have musical backgrounds. David once played with a group at school and Tony – the musical drive behind the group – writes a lot of material for Antigone.
At one time, he formed his own group, Spinning Wheel, and still watches their progress closely.
Antigone describe music as “a sort of cabaret folk” and admit to playing a wide range including traditional and modern folk with Simon and Garfunkel and The Beatles material thrown in as well.
With their two-guitar, bongo drums and tambourine line-up, the group is just the right medicine for fun!
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