Steel musicians set for world championship

From left, Marlowe McCaffrey, Pablo Barrios, Sam Chandler and Mica Allen
From left, Marlowe McCaffrey, Pablo Barrios, Sam Chandler and Mica Allen

Five steel musicians from Littlehampton are preparing for the performance of a lifetime.

Young players Marlowe McCaffrey, Pablo Barrios, Sam Chandler and Mica Allen are looking forward to the Panorama World Steelband Championships in February.

The will be going to Trinidad and Tobago to perform with the best steelbands and steelpan musicians in the world.

Joining them on the trip will be Lee Nelson, creative director at Sussex Steel and their steelpan tutor.

Fundraising is well underway and to boost the total, the group is planning a fundraising concert in Littlehampton on Friday.

Lee said: “Marlowe has been playing steelpan since year four and is now in year 13. The rest have been playing since year seven, so eight years now. They all perform with Sussex Steel.

“The fundraising concert will help support the musicians achieve their dream of performing at the world steelband championships in Trinidad.”

The concert will be at Littlehampton Labour Club, in Wick Street, from 7pm to 9pm on October 28. It will feature Sussex Steel soloists and ensembles.

Tickets are available on the door – adults £5, concessions £3.50.

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