Archive for November, 2011

The Wurzels Gigs Preview

Band Name: The Wurzels (Website)

About the band: The Wurzels (originally Adge Cutler and the Wurzels but renamed The Wurzels after Adge Cutler’s death) are a British Scrumpy and Western band. The Somerset-based band is best known by many people for their 1976 number one hit “Combine Harvester”, and number three hit “I Am A Cider Drinker” based on the song Una Paloma Blanca, but have a history stretching over 40 years, and still perform to this day.

The name of the band was dreamed-up by the band’s founder Adge Cutler. It appears to be short for mangelwurzel, a crop grown to feed livestock, and ‘wurzel’ is also sometimes used in the UK (perhaps only as a result of the band’s name) as a synonym for ‘yokel’.

The Wurzels’ particular “genre” of music was named Scrumpy and Western after the group’s first EP of the same name, issued early in 1967. Scrumpy is a name given to traditional Somerset cider, popular amongst The Wurzels and their fans, and frequently referred to in their songs.

Session times/Location:

NOV 2011 VENUE CONTACT Tickets
Sun 27th Nov Plymouth The Karma Nightclub CANCELLED! Due to electrical problems at venue. 01752 228752 Click Here
DEC 2011 VENUE CONTACT Tickets
Tues 6th Dec London O2 Academy, Islington 0844 4772000 Click Here
Weds 7th Dec Bath Komedia 0117 9299008 Click Here
Mon 12th Dec Manchester Manchester Academy 3 0161 8321111 Click Here
Sun 18th Dec Bristol The Tunnels 0117 9299008 Click Here
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25th November – Bishopston Supper Club (Bristol): Cider Dinner 2011 Preview

Hosted by: Bishopston Supper Club with Bristol Cider Shop (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 25th November: 7:30pm arrival (£40*)

* = £10 deposit to be paid in advance to Bristol Cider Shop and the remaining £30 to be paid on the night.

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26th November – West Croft Cider Christmas Party 2011 Preview

Address: West Croft Farm, Brent Knoll, Highbridge, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, TA9 4BE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 26th November: 7:30pm-Late (£7.50)

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Morris Mindbender Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Me (with the help of Lyne Down Cider)
Cider Name: Mindbender
Region: Bristol
ABV: 7.5-8%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Apple
Colour: Dull orange/Amber
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review:

Following on from going on the Bristol Cider Shop’s cider making day, I thought I’d give an update of how the cider was with this review. Now I know you shouldn’t review something you make, as you will be accused of bias if it’s a good review, but then again I am probably too honest. If I made something really bad, then I’d be happy to admit it. Why lie and discredit yourself?!?

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2nd-6th November – The Johnson Arms (Nottingham) Beer/Cider Festival 2011 Preview

Address: The Johnson Arms, 59 Abbey Street, Old Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2NZ (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Wed 2nd November: 12pm-12am (Free)
Thu 3rd November: 12pm-12am (Free)
Fri 4th November: 12pm-1am (Free)
Sat 5th November: 4pm-12am (Free)
Sun 6th November: 12pm-12am (Free)

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