Lakeland's Fantastic Funny Famous Folk Band
"IF YOU HATED THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS - YOU'LL DESPISE PANIKATAK"
For those new to us - Panikatak evolved from the Lakes School PTA when 'Doctor Birket and the Menopause' sang to raise money for school funds many years ago. Panikatak soon became a major player on the entertainment scene of South Lakeland.. Most of the concerts we perform are in aid of local charities with the occasional private booking at realistic rates and sales of products at concerts to help keep us on the road. Well over £60,000 has been raised for local good causes during the life of the group so far.
We tend to perform a varied mix of 'home grown' material, alongside traditional and modern 'folk style' songs and tunes with the occasional monologue at concerts. In the past there were guest appearances by an inebriated Scot who sang the original 'Road to the Isles' and a shy Welsh gentleman who introduced the Welsh National Bog Snorkelling team anthem. Then there was the 'Fair Eden Valley' hymn which recalled the devastating foot and mouth outbreak of 2001 and after it the financial crisis of 2008 was remembered in the Bankers Ballad. The words for all of the songs we have written are available in a book which is at present out of print but should be available very soon. Keep an eye on the Products page or see June at one our performances - check the gigs page. We also have cd's for sale and are at present in the process of replacing cd 1 with a couple of our most recent songs which are not yet recorded.
Peruse the Products page for such super bargains - where you can also download for free a couple of earlier 'political' hits.
Check out the gigs page for where you can see us next - and for a wee lassie's view of the band see the latest News page.
An 'impromptu' performance of Dave's, "Banker's Ballad" was posted on 'You tube' when he sang at the South Lakeland Storytelling Club at Ings - click the link below
Our CEO June assures me that we - Panikatak - now have a 'Facebook' page - WOW I hear you say - click the link below.
AT LAST - THE LAST
After a quarter of a century or so of raising funds for good causes by annoying and upsetting decent honest folk
a final concert date has been set for May 5th - see the gigs page !