Reels on wheels are a hit

This Is Wiltshire: Terry Helyar, centre, with Warminster songwriter Paul Rogers and Hilperton Marina manager John Froggatt, right Terry Helyar, centre, with Warminster songwriter Paul Rogers and Hilperton Marina manager John Froggatt, right

A retired lecturer recorded some of the area’s musical talent for an online project on Saturday.

Terry Helyar, 66, came to Hilperton Marina as part of his Songs from The Caravan series, recording a range of folk and acoustic artists.

Mr Helyar, a regular perfor-mer on the folk circuit, retired as an engineering lecturer at the City of Bath College last month, and channels his passion for music through his caravan recording sessions.

Mr Helyar, who lives in Yate, said: “A good mix of artists came along on Saturday.

“I started Songs from The Caravan last year but now I can expand it further.”

In 2012, Mr Helyar travelled with his caravan recording in Devon, going up to the Peak District, while this year he hopes to record artists in Scotland and Ireland.

During his first session of 2013, Mr Helyar recorded eight artists including The Yird-bards, Rosie Upton and Pete McGregor and Village Pump Folk Festival director John Alderslade.

“People love live music, wherever I’ve gone with my guitar I’ve always noticed how passionate people are about it and how it breaks down barriers,” said Mr Helyar.

Mr Helyar will be continuing recording alongside performing himself, and will be at the Village Pump Folk Festival, between July 26-28.

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