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                    MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB  SUMMER  2008
Dear Member,   
 Hope to see you at our last session this summer .
Also see non-MTC  events which might be of interest.
 All the best,
Peta Webb & Ken Hall   
 FRIDAY 4th JULY    Dearman, Gammon & Harrison
Annie Dearman, Vic Gammon and Steve Harrison perform English traditional songs and tunes in a robust and firmly rooted English style, accompanied on various squeezeboxes, banjo and mouthorgan. Their repertory comes from traditional singers and instrumentalists; from  folk song collectors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; from manuscript tune and song books , ballad sheets and songs  they just happen to hear and like. Their CD Black Crow White Crow has had great reviews:
'This laid-back style serves the songs very well; there's breathing space here for the words and music to work their genial spell.... ' (Stirrings)
'… powerful lusty vocals from Annie Dearman, Steve Harrison's sensitive melodeon accompaniment, distinctive unaccompanied singing of Vic Gammon.... What stands out for me are the wonderful tunes to the largely traditional material ..' (Shreds and Patches)
'A really rather splendid album.... Singers such as Dearman, Gammon and Harrison are producing a new tradition - one based firmly in the older traditions, but also one that displays its own vitality and innovation.' (Musical Traditions)
 With American songs to celebrate the 4th of July
                                                               from Peta Webb , Ken Hall and Simon Hindley
Club closed August.
Re-opens  Friday 12th September with the legendary Danny Meehan
                                                                                with Dermot Kearney and Reg Hall

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


                                         NON - MTC EVENTS       

Don't miss THE AL WARD BAND   
                                (aka The Titanic Syncopators )
                      featuring  PETA WEBB
Monday 30th June at Chapter One   (pub/wine bar/music venue/serves food)
143 Stroud Green Road,   Finsbury Park, N4 3PZ   nearest station  Finsbury Park station station icon
Take the Stroud Green Road exit from Finsbury Park and walk for about 8 -10 minutes past traffic lights and Tesco's. The pub is on the left side of the street,  just before the next crossroads.              8.30 pm          FREE ENTRY  

The Titanic Syncopators , featuring the vocals of Peta Webb,

 perform jazz standards of the 20s and 30s       
contact Peta Webb 0208 340 0530  petawebken_at_aol_dot_com
         The TITANIC SYNCOPATORS are :
Alan Ward (cornet)              Tony Engle (saxophones)
Charlie Hewlett (guitar)        Ned Clack (tuba)
Peta Webb (vocals)             Bob Winquist (violin)
Pat Ryan   (telltale_at_dircon_dot_co_dot_uk)         writes
If you're interested in Irish storytelling and Irish drama, a unique play is coming to London for the first time. If you get a chance to go along to this  you won't be disappointed.  
The New Theatre, Dublin presents the UK premiere of
The Tailor and Ansty by Eric Cross, Adapted for the stage by P.J. O'Connor

 At The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, Islington, London EC1 4NJ
 Tel: 0207 837 7816

From 8th July to 2nd August, 2008  Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sunday at 6:00 pm

The Tailor and Ansty is the true story of two people's simple lives in Gougane Barra, West Cork. The Tailor, Timothy Buckley, was a Seanchai, an  Irish storyteller in the ancient tradition. As such, the evening is full of 
wonderful  stories of country life, its characters, history and song.
 The  production by The New Theatre, Dublin has Ronan Wilmot and Nuala Hayes as the eponymous couple.  The New Theatre,  Dublin, at the invitation of The Old Red Lion Theatre, London,  presents the UK premiere of The Tailor and Ansty in the intimate setting of the renowned Islington auditorium.   Nuala Hayes, who plays Ansty  in the current production, is  a leading light on the Irish storytelling  scene.

 The Tailor and Ansty were immortalised in Eric Cross's book, thereby  incurring the fierce wrath of censorship from Church and State upon its publication  in 1943.   First performed in The Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 1967, The Tailor and Ansty has never been performed in Britain before, so this is a rare chance to see and hear a unique interpretation  of Irish stories and to have a look into the history of Irish storytelling, literature and drama.
Regular Irish sessions  continue at the Auld Triangle on Sunday evenings
 with Reg Hall on piano.

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