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                  MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB   WINTER  2007 
Dear Member,  
Next club night coming up soon!
All the best,
Peta Webb & Ken Hall 

Friday 9th NOVEMBER
MICK SANDS with Tristan Seume
Born into an Irish community in North East England, Mick draws on both these traditions in his singing and flute-playing. A stalwart of the Irish session scene in London, Mick has recently recorded a CD which reflects the maturity and rootedness of his singing. He is joined tonight on some numbers by guitarist Tristan Seume.
plus  Donegal singer Breda McKinney and the Pigeon English Band
 From a  Review of Mick's CD The Ominous and the Luminous
THIS DEBUT album by Northumbrian singer and flautist Mick Sands is delightful mixture of original compositions and arrangements of  traditional tunes originating from the north east of England, Ireland and further afield.
Produced in collaboration with guitarist Clive Carroll, a talented composer and performer, it's hard to believe, given Sands' own pedigree, that the album is his first.
Born into a musical family, Sands has been performing since his youth. During a spell in Manchester where he was studying at university, he made lifelong musical friendships with Londoners Kevin Boyle and John Roe. He also befriended the legendary fiddler Des Donnelly (senior).
On moving to London, he soon became associated with the Irish session scene there, and still is. However, he has also built up a formidable reputation for adapting medieval and ethnic vocal music for use in the theatre, having worked for some of the most prestigious in the land, including as the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Royal National Theatre (RNT).
As might be expected given Sands' background, there's a fair smattering of songs from the north east. These include a number from " Northumbrian Minstrelsy".
These include the album's opener 'Up the Raw'  and 'I Drew My Ship', a song about lost opportunities in love. The original Sands composition, 'Where the Deerness Flows', is a poignant reflection on the dramatic changes that have taken place in recent years in the once industrious west Durham coalfield.
Sands' love of Irish music can be found throughout the album. In addition to the reels , there's a haunting version of the pentatonic Fermanagh love song 'Lough Erne's Shore', a song from the Irish medieval tradition,'Donal Og', and an arrangement of 'Cunla', learnt from the legendary piper Seamus Ennis. album that will warm the hearts and stimulate the intelligence of folk music lovers, from wherever they hail. An absolute delight.
                                                                     David Granville in the Irish Democrat


Friday 7th DECEMBER
Christmas Party  with     
                       Bob DAVENPORT 
Roger DIGBY,  Will DUKE,  Dan QUINN 
                    and  Alex  WEST                                                                        
No superlatives needed for our favourite group of traditional entertainers.

Friday 11th January  2008
We are pleased to welcome the legendary TOM PALEY, JOE LOCKER
and  BEN PALEY. London-based  Old Time String Band  featuring fiddle,
 5-string banjo and guitar , Tom and Joe have worked together since 1966
and Ben’s fine fiddle playing is a recent  welcome addition.
                                                    With Gail Williams and Jim Younger.
Friday 1st        BOAT BAND
Friday 29th     ROISIN WHITE

Musical Traditions Club at The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W  6DL (at the junction of Foley Street and Cleveland Street). 8- 11pm. Nearest tube: Goodge Street /Warren Street/ Great Portland Street. Parking OK  after 6.30.       Admission  for Members £6, Concessions £3.50.         Non-Members £7, Concessions £4.
For further information,  contact : petawebken_at_aol_dot_com     or      0208 340 0530   

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                                            NON-MTC EVENTS                  
  JAZZ at The Stag 
                 7.30 pm  -10pm    NB earlier start and finish times                             
The Titanic Syncopators , featuring the vocals of Peta Webb
 perform jazz standards of the 20s and 30s 
 at The Stag, 67 Fleet Road  (at the junction with Lawn Road),
 Belsize Park, London NW3 2 QU      
 0207 722 2646.    
                 admission free
Nearest tube Belsize Park
Available for parties, weddings, dances and all social occasions - always bound to go down well !
contact Peta Webb 0208 340 0530  petawebken_at_aol_dot_com
or Alan Ward 0208 761 3380       gipsy_at_clara_dot_net

         The TITANIC SYNCOPATORS are :
Alan Ward (cornet)
Tony Engle (saxophones)
Charlie Hewlett, Andy Simons (guitars)
Ned Clack (tuba)
Peta Webb (vocals)



 Saturday 3rd November
Jim MacFarland  (Derry) and Jerry O'Reilly (Dublin)  
The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club

VENUE: Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London  NW1 2HR (on the corner of Cobourg Street, near Euston and Euston Square stations; parking is easy), on Saturdays at 8.15pm.

INFORMATION: 020 7281 7700

ENTRANCE: Members: £5, non-members:£6 (unwaged £1 less) .  Membership: £2 for the year.
  Plus regular Sunday evening sessions at the Auld Triangle  with Reg Hall on piano.



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