Little Egypt's regular visit to the toffs in the neighbouring village of Cavendish was rather different this year. Sure, we danced at "The Bull", with its excellent Adnams ale, and we moved on to "The Five Bells" afterwards (where the beer, let it be said, has improved markedly), but the key to the success of this evening had nothing to do with Little Egypt - in fact we danced quite appallingly at times.
No: the evening was important purely as the first occasion on which a new ladies side, "The Haverhill Harlots", took to the streets and an admiring audience.
The Harlots have been working for months in preparation for this summer's Haverhill Festival (see the flyer up top), and, for their sins, invited several gentlemen of Little Egypt to assist with their coaching. The results were there for all to see.
With the good offices of LE's musicians, and Haverhill's very own Uncle Isaacs,
It was a real pleasure to witness and host this first performance, and even to take second place to the new side. Good luck in June, ladies. LE hope this will not be the last time we meet up for a session.