Time to get folksy on Saturday

Want to get a taste of old time Cayman while you’re celebrating East on the beach in the Eastern Districts this weekend? 

Get ready for the Cayman Islands Folk Singers. 

They’ll be taking the authentic sound of Caymanian music to the eastern districts of Grand Cayman with its tour titled Seaside with the Folk Singers. The tour, which will feature several renditions of traditional folk songs, kicks off at 10.45am Saturday.  

Beginning in East End, the caravan will travel across Queen’s Highway to North Side and then to Kaibo Public Beach. The group will stop at popular beach campsites, based on the number of campers assembled and will perform a selection of traditional folk songs, including Munsie Boat, Cardile Gone to Cuba and Chip up Potato. 

The tour will conclude at Bodden Town’s Nurse Josie Solomon Seniors Home with a free performance on the shaded grounds. 

The Cayman Islands Folk Singers is a company of amateur singers and musicians formed by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation in 2009 and dedicated primarily to preserving, celebrating and propagating the musical traditions of the Cayman Islands. The company exists to bring to the people of the Cayman Islands, folk music works that are reflective of the Caymanian image and appreciative of our place in the Caribbean region and the world. 

Timetable 

10.45am – Gun Bay/East End 

11.15am – Morritt’s/Reef area 

Noon – Queen’s Highway 

1pm – Cayman Kai 

2pm – Kaibo Public Beach 

3.15pm – Nurse Josie’s Seniors Home, Bodden Town 

Cayfest Image SEASIDE WITH THE FOLK SINGERS

The Cayman Islands Folk Singers in concert at the Harquail Theatre.
– Photo: Submitted