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Subject: [SCoFFnews] Hants Songs Shedfield 9 Feb

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Sat 9th February 7.30 pm


Local Hampshire songs


Gwilym and Carol Davies


Rob Mills and Anne Winter



A celebration of Hampshire’s own songs.


The Gardiner Appreciation Group are putting on a concert of Hampshire songs at Shedfield Reading Room on Saturday 9th February at 7.30 pm. The Group was set up by Bob Askew and Paul Hawkins to publicise Hampshire’s wonderful heritage of folk song. It takes its name from Dr George Gardiner who collected over 1,200 songs in the county between 1905 and 1909. Bob will be introducing the concert, and will give a five minute introduction to the work of George Gardiner and other collectors in Hampshire.

The concert is headlining Gwilym and Carol Davies who made tape- recordings of  Hampshire’s traditional singers and musicians in the 1960s and 70s. They will be performing Hampshire songs, and will be talking about the musicians and singers. One of the old venues was Sam’s Hotel (now called Samuel’s Rest), which is a few minutes walk from the venue.


Rob Mills will also be singing. He is a local singer who learnt songs from his father. Most folk singers perform in folk clubs nowadays, but Rob carries on the tradition of singing at family and social events. He may also have a few stories about the old days.
Anne Winter is singing in support. She has learnt a number of songs from her home area in the Hayling-Havant area.
Don’t miss this chance to hear Hampshire’s own songs. Tickets £5.00. Enquiries to Bob Askew 020 7928 8076.

Trevor Gilson 02380 456337
SCoFF webmaster
Southern Counties Folk Federation

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