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From: "Editor" <tradmusic_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 15 December 2007 09:43:27 GMT
Subject: Acoustic Music nights

Hi Penny,  Some of your members may be interested in the following. Brian
Make your New Years resolution to get out more and meet some old friends.
The Music Maker Association are organising a series of Acoustic Music Open Mic Nights, at Steeles Venue in London NW3. Tue 8th Jan, Tue 5th Feb and Wed 5th March.
There will be a small PA in place.  Just bring your guitar and sing a song or two.  The events are sponsored by Music Maker magazine and Live in London.  Call me if you'd like to put your name on the list. 
Brian Healey - 020-7424-0027


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From: Lawrence Heath <borodance_at_ntlworld_dot_com>
Date: 16 December 2007 11:35:29 GMT
Subject: Folk Carols and Midwinter Songs at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford - Tues 18th Decmber

First, a big thank you to all those of you who came along to see Oysterband, Maypoles To Mistletoe, John Kirkpatrick and Mr Gubbins' Bicycle in such numbers that you filled up Farnham Maltings, The Electric Theatre, The Guildford Institute and Godalming Borough Hall respectively.  Four fantastic events.  And here's the fifth, and our final event for 2007.


Internationally acclaimed a capella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson will be joined by Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Georgina Boyes to present their "hit" concert of tradional Derbyshire and Yorkshire folk carols "Voices At The Door" at Guildford's Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday 18th December.  The album of the concert was last year's number one in Amazon's Christmas Carol CD Charts, thanks to the airplay it received on Classic FM where Natalie Wheen has described the singers as her "favourite, favourite carols singers".

The concert combines carols - joyful and vigorous, darkly resonant or sublime - with stories of squabbling choirs, composers, collectors and controversy in a words and music programme of superb unaccompanied harmonies and fascinating historical detail.  The music includes include "The Wexford Carol", several examples from the still vibrant Sheffield tradition of pub carols, "Adam Lay Ybounden" from the 15th century, several wassails, two variants of "While Shepherds Watched" and a dance-like performance of "Ding Dong Merrily On High".  

Voices at the Door captures the essence of the season and, as one reviewer put it, "it will clear all that supermarket muzak out of your head".

Doors open - 7.30pm.  Concert starts - 8.00pm.

Tickets are on sale at Guildford Tourist Information, 01483 444333 or online at
or can be ordered to be reserved at the door on borodance_at_ntlworld_dot_com

If we don't see you on Tuesday, have a very enjoyable Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful 2008.
If you looking for a traditional mummers play or some morris dancing between around Christmas have a look at

(Other Mummers / Apple Howlings etc. also posted on sEFSN What's On page. 1d x)
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