Sent: 28 August 2006 21:12
Subject: Mundy-Turner NEWS: August 2006
EYUP, GDAY, HI, HELLO...
A warm welcome to MUNDY-TURNER's Email-Listers for
the UK & Northern Hemisphere! How is your summer? Hope you've
enjoyed plenty of gorgeous music, the great outdoors and loving vibes with
family, friends and fellow beings on this planet.
This summer has been a
hugely creative time for Mundy-Turner, what with all our songwriting &
recording projects, the evolution of the Mundy-Turner Band (more about which
below), and the excitement of the growth of our little baby. Cath is now
30 weeks pregnant - in excellent health, very active, and glowing! And all
reports show baby is doing well too.
We're looking forward to hitting the
road in the UK in Sept and October - our last few working months before becoming
parents! See below for the latest tour list - please note one cancellation
for the 4 Sept at Ashbourne, Derbyshire plus some new gigs since our last
1. Upcoming Tour
Dates: Sept - Dec 2006
2. New Album: Ha'Penny Tweedle
3. Our Revolutionary
Upcoming Project: Traitors, Fools & Heroes
4. Celebrate-10 Success!
CDs available by mail order:
GIGS: UK 2006
We highly recommend contacting gig organisers
directly before planning your attendance to any of the shows, as details are
subject to change.
NB Mon 4
Sept CANCELLED ***
3-in-the-Round Concert Series
ARMS, Station St,
ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire, DE6 1AA
ROSES THEATRE WARNERS CAFE BAR,
Sun St, TEWKESBURY,
Glos, GL20 5NX
Show starts 8.30pm
Box office Ph 01684 295 074
Wed 6 Sept
CHANTICLEER FOLK CLUB, Friends Provident Social Club,
off Pixham Lane,
DORKING, Surrey, RH4 1QA
Doors open 8.30pm, folk
club starts 9pm
Contact Neil McRitchie Ph 01306 888 530 / 07885 484
For info on the club and a map of the location
ST NEOTS FOLK CLUBKings Head Hotel, 3 South St,
ST NEOTS, Cambs, PE19 2BW
Doors open 8pm, 8.30pm start.
Roger & Patti Pitt
Ph 01234 376 278
FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB, The Chimney Boy,
FAVERSHAM, Kent, ME13 8PG
Folk club starts 8.30pm
Contact Andy Pigg
01795 539 055
or email: andy_at_pigglet_dot_co_dot_uk
Private function: 60th Birthday Concert
Sun 24 Sept
WOOLSTON & BURSLEDON FOLK CLUB, (formerly Woolston & Netley Folk
Club)Bursledon Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon,
SOUTHAMPTON, SO31 8BZ
Folk club starts at 7.30pm
Contact Sam &
Sandy Satyanadhan 02380 434 209
or email: sandy_at_woolnetfolk_dot_co_dot_uk
MARSDEN MECHANICS HALL, Peel Street, MARSDEN,
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6BW
Box office Ph 01484 844 587
CHASE FOLK CLUB, The Bridge Cross Sports & Social
Bridge Cross Road, Chase Terrace,
Contact Barry Yates Ph 01543 271 269
CROSS KEYS FOLK CLUB, Cross Keys,
Greater Manchester, OL3 6LW
Folk club starts 9pm
Contact Jim Schofield Ph
01457 833 897
WOODMAN FOLK CLUB, Woodman Inn,
KINGSWINFORD, West Midlands, DY6 9ST
Folk club starts
Contact Ian Munro Ph 01384 831 263
Private function: 60th Birthday Concert
Tues 17 Oct
GREAT KNIGHT FOLK CLUB, Old Black
2 Black Lion Hill, Marefair, NORTHAMPTON, NN1 1SW
Contact 07962-904 912 or email gkfcnorthampton_at_hotmail_dot_com
FAMOUS WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club,
Rd, ARUNDEL, West Sussex, BN18 9PA
Folk Club starts 8pm
Chris Davis Ph 07790 511 054
or email: chris_at_willowsfolkclub_dot_org
BONZER AUSSIE CHRISTMAS TOUR: Dec 2006
The BAC Tour will be smaller than those of previous
year's - we don't wish to overburden our new-born or ourselves with too much
travel. Our apologies to those in other areas (& countries!). If
you wish to see us on "Baby's First Tour", this is the time.
invited to get into the Festive Aussie theme with any extra bits of costumery or
props you wish (corked hats and tinnies optional), to be in the running for the
traditional Best Dressed Aussie prize!
Sun 10 Dec
HANGER FARM ARTS CENTRE
Off Aikman Lane, West Totton,
SOUTHAMPTON, SO40 8FT
In celebration of HUMAN RIGHTS
Special Fundraising Event for Amnesty International in this
beautiful, recently opened venue - an 18th century Grade 2 listed Barn,
restored and converted into a professional theatre and arts
Doors open 3.30 p.m. Show at 4.00 p.m.
Tel: 023 8066 7683 Email: hangerfarm_at_totton_dot_ac_dot_uk
fully accessible, refreshments, raffle, campaigning opportunities.
further information contact Fran Stanfield 023 8086 0368.
Tues 12 Dec
HOY AT ANCHOR FOLK CLUB The Ship Hotel, 1 New Street,
LEIGH-ON-SEA, Essex, SS9 2EA
Doors open 8pm, folk club starts
Contact Ph 01702 715 111
Wed 13 Dec
BALDOCK & LETCHWORTH FOLK CLUB
The Orange Tree, Norton
Rd, BALDOCK, SG7 5AW
Folk club starts 8.30pm
Contact Alan or Sue
Hewson Ph 0845 123 2658
Tues 19 Dec
THE BLUEBELL INN High St, HEMPSTEAD, near
Saffron Walden, North-west Essex, CB10 2PD
Show starts 8.30pm
Book a table
for dinner before the show and experience The Bluebell's traditional CAMRA
award-winning hospitality and authentic country pub atmosphere.
or Marian Stokes 01799 599 199
NEW ALBUM: HA'PENNY
We've been recording...
and it's sounding very wonderful. Dare we say it's our best album yet!
The rather unusual title of this offering is Ha'Penny Tweedle,
after our new song-&-tune set about a fairground ride that Jay's
Great-Grandpa John Turner built circa 1900.
We're hugely excited about
the new material being laid down, which takes us in some interesting new
directions and has been going down a storm live. Tracks include our
original musical settings of the classic Australian Banjo Paterson bush ballads
Clancy of the Overflow and A Bush Christening, Henry Lawson's
radical poem Freedom's on the Wallaby, as well as a number of sparkling
new original songs & tunes.
Recording is ongoing through August 2006
at the Limbo Creatives studio, Otley, Yorkshire run by Radio
Britfolk siteman Phil Snell. To visit Phil's site:
joining us are Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, (Vicki on double bass, wooden
flute and small pipes, Jonny on accordion, piano & guitar - see their site
http://www.smallpiper.co.uk), Phil Snell on mandolin, and Hugh
Whitaker on beautifully subtle drums/percussion.
We've never had so
much fun nor laughed so hard in the studio than with this mob! And they
sound great too.
Release for Ha'penny Tweedle is currently planned for
mid-Autumn 2006. Get in now to PRE-ORDER your copy of what we believe is our
best one yet. Email: cathjay_at_mundy-turner_dot_com
ENGLAND'S LAST REVOLUTION!
MUNDY-TURNER BAND PERFORM
*TRAITORS, FOOLS & HEROES*
& Heroes is a fascinating songwriting &
performance project we've been researching over the past couple of years, based
on the events of the Pentrich Revolution, Derbyshire 1817, reputedly
England's Last Revolution.
This will culminate in a special album &
tour in Spring 2007, with the launch event being planned for April '07 at
Derby Guild Hall, proudly presented by PR Promotions
Through a series of stirring &
poignant songs and traditional tunes, linked by spoken-word vignettes, the
Mundy-Turner Band will lead the audience on the path of England's Last
Revolution, an event of great social, political and historical
We also pleased to announce that BBC Radio Derby are
also making a documentary about the project with us, to be aired first at
For more details, see our website News page or contact
The UK tour is being promoted by Bob Chiswick of The
Urgency Agency. Interested venues/festival organisers may request a
promo pack with demo cd from Bob. Please contact: Ph 01302 788 478 / 07952
278 096 <email:bob_at_rchiswick_dot_freeserve_dot_co_dot_uk>
FOR PICS OF THE WEEKEND VISIT OUR WEBSITE NEWS PAGE & PHOTOS
beaut way to celebrate Mundy-Turner's first 10 years of duo-dom. Blessed
by great weather, the Celebrate-10 Mini-Fest was held at one of our favourite
& most regular venues, The Bluebell Inn, Hempstead, near Saffron
Walden, Essex, Fri 23 - Sat 24 June 2006.
This was the Bluebell's first
music festival and was such a success that the pub plan to make it an annual
event. Local support was strong and folk travelled from as far away as
Aberdeenshire, Lancashire and Chichester. Heroes!
owners Rod & Marian Stokes and their loyal team outdid themselves,
providing excellent traditional-style pub hospitality with a festive flavour.
A Real Ale Beer festival ran concurrently with the music.
There was a lovely white marquee out the back for the evening events,
great meals, lots of outdoor spaces to relax and soak up the country sun, a
welcoming environment for campers. Up the back next to the chicken, duck
and goat pens was a second-hand clothes & craft stall raising money for
Mumbai orphans, plus face-painting and hair-braiding by Ruth Stokes.
pub's sessioning musos did an incredible job creating fabulous atmosphere
and playing all day till 3 each morning - what an effort.
Ritchie's Thaxted Country Dance Band put on a grand Friday night celilidh.
One rarely sees anything but smiles on people's faces at a
While the dancers had a well-earned rest interval, entertainment
was provided by talented duo Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer and Mundy-Turner,
each duo playing a small appetiser for the Saturday concert. As a quartet,
we performed a debut version of Jay's beautiful "Naked" as a special request for
long-time fan Clare Macrae and her partner Jannette who were there on the
eve of getting married.
Saturday kicked off bright and early with our
Sing Yer Socks Off vocal harmony workshop using the lovely acoustics of
the Hempstead Village Hall, attended by singers ranging in age from 11 to
60-something. Loved the extended improvisations this group achieved.
They also were the first to try a brand new choral arrangement for our
song "Unfinished Business" - sounded awesome.
Jonny Dyer guided acoustic
guitarists through the magic of working in the DADGAD tuning, then
Mundy-Turner played an informal acoustic concert in the Hall, enjoying
the opportunity to revisit repertoire from our early years and play songs
requested by fans in advance. Many thanks to all of you who sent in
requests for your M-T faves! Late afternoon saw Vicki &
Jonny's Meet the Artist session also in the Hall.
A hugely enthusiastic crowd, still enjoying the last of the evening sunshine,
welcomed Vicki & Jonny to the marquee stage. The duo treated us to a
stunning opening set of gorgeous self-penned tunes and traditional ballads, with
Vicki on Scottish small pipes, flutes and vocals and Jonny on vocals, accordion
then took to the stage to play 2 sets of mostly new material (including a few
world-premieres) and were joined in the first set by The Sing Yer Socks Off
choir on "Unfinished Business" - went down a storm!
delight for us was the final Band set where our usual duo set-up was
augmented by Vicki playing her sexy black electric double bass, Jonny on
accordion, guitar or piano (sometimes he wasn't sure which!), plus Phil
Snell (all the way from Otley in Yorkshire) on mandolin.
With only a
few short rehearsals to put a live set together, the Mundy-Turner Band
sounded pretty damn fabulous for a first time outing! What's more, it was
so much fun, on stage and off. We'll definitely be planning more live
shows together as the Band, hopefully for the launch of the new album and also
for the Traitors, Fools and Heroes project.
Huge thanks to: THE BLUEBELL INN: ROD &
MARIAN and all their team - visit The Bluebell
VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER - visit
their website http://www.smallpiper.co.uk
THAXTED COUNTRY DANCE BAND
SESSIONING MUSOS AT THE BLUEBELL
JANICE ENGLISH for help with publicity and the idea to put on our own day of
MOST ESPECIALLY TO ALL THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
WHO CAME & ENJOYED
Thanks also to BBC RADIO SUFFOLK (Stephen
Foster's Drivetime) AND BBC RADIO ESSEX (Ray Clarke's Drivetime) for interviews
and playing our music in support of the event.
our albums are available very easily by mail-order anywhere in the world through
our website http://www.mundy-turner.com
Follow the links to the Order
page, where you'll be able to purchase in your local currency using
If you prefer to pay by cheque (UK and Australian customers only)
hit reply to ask for an Order Form (word doc) to be emailed to you.
award-winning debut album High Life has continued to sell well ever since
release in 1998. The latest pressing has nearly sold out entirely and with
new products coming out, we're not certain that we will restock soon.
Luckily all High Life tracks are now available as digital downloads
through http://www.cdbaby.com and other reputable online music stores
Too-doo-loooo! Thanks for reading!
Any queries or messages just hit reply.
We'll be in touch with updates about the release of the new album soon.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, have a bonzer time, and we look forward to
seeing or hearing from you soon.
Cath (+bump) &
cath MUNDY - jay TURNER
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