SOMERSET folk singer and song writer, Timothy Dean, had a “sell-out” audience for his first full evening of “Songs of Somerset”.

An ardent student of Somerset’s rich tapestry of legend, myth, and history, Timothy – who has performed at “live” gigs throughout the county for many years – had long wanted to staqe and evening of his many “Songs of Somerset”.

On St George’s Day (Saturday 23rd April) Brent Knoll Community Shop’s volunteers made that event happen, with every ticket sold to fill the Parish Hall.

The audience heard a wealth of stories, spanning ghosts, murder mysteries, pirates, highwaymen, and nursery rhymes – all delivered in cleverly written songs, accompanied by Timothy Dean’s remarkable guitar skills.

According to David Sturgess, Secretary of Brent Knoll Community Shop Limited: “I’ve lived in Somerset for 30 years, and learned more about our county from Tim’s concert than I’d ever know before. It was a truly memorable evening.”

The event was staged in cabaret-style, with Community Shop volunteers producing and serving a ploughman’s supper and running a cash bar.