A MUSIC lover from Alderholt was so impressed with a show commemorating the First World War he’s seen it twice – and has now booked the band to play in the village next Saturday.

Pete Barrett has never organised a concert before, but the Poacher’s Moon show impressed him so much he thought people would love to see it in his local village hall.

The show has won quite a few fans since premiering in February. Poacher’s Moon have their roots in folk music, and their show Poppies Red and Cornflowers Blue has been described as “a riveting evening of commemoration with both cheers and tears – not a production to be missed”, by Peter Aston from Forest FM.

Tickets for the show, on May 24, are £8 or £7 concessions and proceeds from the bar and raffle will go to the hall.

Mr Barrett said: “We love the show and reckon it would work in our hall. It’s a fantastic show with original songs and you really get caught up in it – it’s amazing.”

Caroline Anderson from Poacher’s Moon, said: “My husband wrote the show after hearing the Government weren’t planning to do anything to commemorate the anniversary. He was so incensed he sat down and wrote the show.”

Another fan, Peter Wright, said: “The show leaves us all to ponder on the price that was paid for us to live as we do. These reflections, for those with memories are no longer with us, are presented with passion and enthusiasm by Poacher's Moon; using material written, composed and arranged by John.”

To book tickets, email castintime@googlemail.com, or contact 07557 658098. For more information about Poacher’s Moon and Poppies Red and Cornflowers Blue go to go to poachersmoon.com The show will be also be at Ringwood’s Meeting House in August.