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From: Robert Harbron <robert_dot_harbron_at_btopenworld_dot_com>
Date: 16 February 2006 10:06:09 GMT
Subject: EAC Mailing February 2006

Dear all,
We're pleased to be sending out the first mailing to our email list. Apologies to those of you who signed up some time ago; thank you for your patience!

Wood and Lupton Folk Award
We're pleased to say that Chris Wood and Hugh Lupton were awarded the 'Best Original Song' Award for 'One in a Million' at the 2006 BBC Folk Awards. Chris was
nominated for three other awards including Best Album. 'One in a Million' appears on Chris' solo album 'The Lark Descending'. The latest Lupton/Wood collaboration is 'Christmas Champions', a piece on mummers commissioned by Radio Three's Late Junction. Listen to the piece on the Late Junction web page. Chris and Hugh will be performing at the Stanza Festival in St Andrews on March 18th.

Folk Brittania
Chris Wood will feature in this ongoing BBC 4 series on Friday February 24th in a live performance filmed at London's Barbican Centre.

Live Dates
The EAC will be appearing at the Merlin Theatre, Frome [Feb 18th], the Regal Theatre, Worksop [March 3rd] and the Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth [March 4th]. Chris Wood's forthcoming solo dates include Islington [March 9th], Sheringham [March 25th] and Chichester [March 28th]. He will be performing at The Blend Festival, Stirling [March 16th], Oxford Folk Festival [April 8th], Brighton Festival [May 23rd] and Bath Festival [May 25th]. View the full diary here.

On English Ground
We're continuing our collaboration with Morris Offspring in a nationwide tour of our show, 'On English Ground'. The tour starts at the Sage Gateshead on March 30th and takes in Derby [March 31st], Worcester [April 3rd], Bridgwater [April 5th], Birmingham [April 7th], Oxford Folk Festival [April 8th] and Farnham [April 8th]. Full details on the web site. "The return of Morris Dancing starts here" The Observer. NEW DATE JUST ADDED - Fielden Theatre, Bristol City Academy, April 2nd. Box office - 0117 9585474

All our CDs are available to buy online or by mail order, including Chris Wood's 'The Lark Descending' [nominated for Best Album, BBC Folk Awards 2006] and the EAC's 'Ghosts' [Irish Times Top Ten Folk Albums, 2004]

Summer School
The Eighth Annual EAC Summer School will take place from July 24-8th at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. The course will be led by Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and as will as string players, this year's course will be open to players of other instruments. More information here. The debut performance of Methera, a new quartet composed former summer school tutors and students Emma Reid, John Dipper, Miranda Rutter and Lucy Knox, will take place at Ruskin Mill on February 24th.

Thanks for your ongoing support. We'll see you at a gig soon ... and please keep visiting the web site.

All the best,
Rob, Chris and John

Penny Allen      /      Anthony John Allen

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