Notable recent engagements have been at The Royal Albert Hall in November 1997, The Roots Of British Rock. Chas hosted this concert which celebrated 40 years of Skiffle. The show featured; The Chris Barber Band, Chas & Dave, Tony Sheridan, Diz Disley, Nancy Whiskey, Ray Bush, Wee Willie Harris, Chas himself with The Lonnigans Skiffle Group and Lonnie Donegan with special guests, Adam Faith, Joe Brown and Bill Wyman. The promoters acknowledged the success of this show and were, proud to present the biggest gathering of skiffle minded musicians and fans to celebrate a thoroughly British institution.
More recently Chas has played the Country Music Festival in Llangollen, where the Eistedfodd is held. In August 2000 he took his group to Finland for the KIHVELI SOIKOON FESTIVAL, an annual three day event in Hankasalmi with down home music played on home made instruments. They headlined a show that included many varied groups such as the avant-garde Cleaning Ladies and the hugely entertaining siblings, The Werner Bros.
During the summer of 2001 Chas played concert dates together with guitar virtuoso Gordon Giltrap proving that different styles of guitar music can exist side by side to their mutual benefit. The audiences were delighted.
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