Sent: 26 October 2006 15:42
Subject: SEFAN:2006-10-26:03. ANNOUNCE.
America Over The Water - Purcell Room Tuesday 31st October
NOTE: This performance was originally
scheduled for September 29th.
This is the ONLY London
performance of the Tour - and the LAST in the south of England.
Please forward where you
Begin forwarded message:
Date: 26 October 2006 15:08:46
Subject: America Over The Water
with Shirley Collins and Pip Barnes - Purcell Room Tuesday 31st
To all our friends in the
If you can, do try and get along to the
Purcell Room this coming Tuesday evening at 7.45 for the only London
performance of "America Over The Water" during our Arts Council-sponsored tour
- here's a brief description from the RFH website:
Shirley Collins, a leading figure on
the British folk scene, presents a show based on her book America Over the
Water. This tells how, in 1959, Shirley, a young folk singer from Hastings,
set out across the American South with the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax,
collecting and recording songs from both black and white communities across
America over the Water tells the evolving social history
of a racially segregated America on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement,
which goes to the roots of Anglo-American traditional music. The American
story is interleaved with Shirley's other journey: that of growing up in
Hastings during and just after the Second World War, becoming a folk singer,
and meeting Alan Lomax in London.
The show features readings from
Shirley and actor Pip Barnes, many musical excerpts from the field recordings
themselves, and a visual display incorporating photographs taken on the trip,
or derived from contemporaneous sources.
You can read
reviews of the show at www.shirleycollins.co.uk/aotw.htm
We hope to see you there.
Shirley and Pip
Penny Allen /
Anthony John Allen
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