The music fundraising gig on Saturday raised over £300 for the club. It was an amazing evening organised by ”impresario” Steven Lindsay. The audience were entertained by a fantastic range of talent headlined by The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys and singer songwriter Vinny Peculiar. We hope to hold another event next year. More pictures on our facebook page.
Walkden based singer songwriter Vinny Peculiar is donating money from the sales of his latest single to our fundraising appeal.
Vinny, a long time supporter of the club, is aware of the rich musical tradition that goes back to the earliest days of the club. As well as sport, one of the original purposes of the club was “for the cultivation of music both instrumental and vocal….”
The Roots and Wings Awards are for ‘groundbreaking heritage learning projects with young people’ The Ghost Camp involved a radio play, drama workshops and an exhibition based on the club’s ill -fated camping holiday of 1940.
The Ghost Camp project was researched and devised by Leslie Holmes and involved young club members, adult volunteers and actress Penny McDonald in a 4 episode radio play broadcast on Salford Community Radio in June 2005. Music for the Ghost Camp was written and performed by Vinny Peculiar and Craig Gannon.
The Club also worked with Ordsall Community Arts to create 3 day workshops for primary schools involving actors Alan Keogh and Hilary Barber. An exhibition in the concert hall featured period camp tents, a large model of the camp and projected archive film of the1939 camp.
The Goalkeeper and Striker of the undefeated Vinny Peculiar 4 a side football team model the new limited edition T shirts by Kevin Lloyd. The shirts in Royal Blue and Black have the motif: A light that never goes out. Salford Lads Club est. 1903
To order a t-shirt please visit our shop (t-shirts available from Friday 21st October 2005)