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Sent: 15 June 2006 11:38
Subject: SEFAN:2006-06-15:01 Sandra Kerr: concertina workshp _at_ Lewes Arms, Saturday 8th. July

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From: ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 13 June 2006 10:36:59 BDT
Subject: Sandra Kerr: concertina workshp _at_ Lewes Arms, Saturday 8th. July

Dear Everyone,
The music for Sandra's all-systems concertina workshop is now ready to be sent out (Noble Squire Dacre, Josefina's Waltz, The Cutty Wren, Whinham's Reel, Nancy Clough, Go To Berwick, Johnny).
Sandra performs at the Lewes Arms Folk Club in the evening (admission £5, advance tickets available).
Full details, a timetable and a booking form for the workshop and the evening follow my signature.
Best wishes,
Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL

01273 476757

Lewes Arms Folk Club
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek Seed

Lewes Arms Workshop No 65
All Systems
Places £30
Saturday 8th. July 2006
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
The Lewes Arms, Mount Place, Lewes,
East Sussex BN7 1YH


Sandra Kerr has long been a brilliant & influential singer & player of the English concertina. She specializes in the distinctive traditional tunes & playing styles of North-East England. Her singing ranges from the purely traditional to songs of social justice.
Sandra is one of the core teachers on the Newcastle University traditional music degree course & alongside this has a busy performance & workshop schedule. Her songwriting rates alongside the best in the UK, funny, acerbic & poignant by turns, & her musicianship has won many plaudits from national & international reviewers.


The workshop will concentrate on the Northumbrian repertoire (including 3/2 hornpipes, rants & slow airs) & aspects of style: playing with sensitivity, using ornamentation & chords. One section will also concentrate on song & tune accompaniment.


‘She won’t want us to go on about her long & distinguished career - but it is! A delightful performer & a great teacher & musician.’ (Yorkshire Dales Workshops)
(Admission £5: advance tickets from address at end of form)
Provisional Timetable
10.45    Registration & coffee; order lunch
            (Refreshments are not included.)
11.00   Airs: developing choice in touch & dynamics & the use of ornamentation.
13.00   Lunch
14.00   Hornpipes & rants - playing with lightness & energy.
15.30    Tea/coffee break
16.00 - 16.45  The concertina as an accompanying instrument - chords, countermelodies & crunchiness ...
Booking is essential as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance.
I would like to attend the workshop on 8th. July 2006. I enclose a cheque for £30.00 for workshop fees (refreshments not included).
E-mail address:
Concertina system:
No. of tickets for evening performance:
(£5 each, include SAE for these)
Tick for map:        
Tick for accommodation list:
Please make cheques payable to Lewes Arms Folk Club & send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace,
LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL
Tel. (01273) 476757

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