Lowp have been busy throughout the Spring, with an appearance on Folkrise radio, and a charity event at South Shields Town Hall. On a sadder note we have been reduced to a four-piece after the departure of our accordion player, Sheena McCaffrey. Sheena plays for Irish dancing throughout Tyneside and in Ireland, and her commitments there and to her work and family meant that she could no longer find the time for Lowp’s increasing workload. She will be missed both for her music and her banter. It does mean, however, that we are on the look out for a replacement accordion or melodeon player if anyone is interested!!