From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 04 February 2009 11:39
Subject: SEFAN 2009-02-04_02 EVENTS (4)
1. DANSAUL. Folk at The Pump House Friday 6th February 2009
2. ACOUSTIC SUSSEX - Upcoming Feb - April 2009
3. Doug Hudson Comedy Show. Brook Theatre in Chatham on Thursday 26th February.

1. Begin forwarded message:
From: Roger Smith <randombandagency_at_googlemail_dot_com>
Date: 3 February 2009 12:09:15 GMT
Subject: Ceilidh musicians in concert

Some of the UK's finest Ceilidh band musicians in concert .....


At Folk at The Pump House, Colne River Room, Local Board Road, Watford, WD17 2JP on Friday 6th February 2009 at 8pm


Saul Rose - melodeon (Waterson;Carthy, Faustus, Random, Whapweasel) 
Guy Fletcher - fiddle (Tickled Pink, Little Johnny England) 
Dan Plews - guitar & bouzouki (Kings of Calicutt, ex Eliza Carthy band)  
Mark Woolley - bodhran, percussion & low whistles (Full House, The Bad Shepherds)
they are DANSAUL 


"very neatly put together, carries a lot of self-assurance, doesn't stray into being gratuitously clever and is thoroughly enjoyable in consequence.  The spark of life in the music is evident."


For info see or for details contact carriecharles_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk - tickets available now.




Roger Smith
26 Oxhey Road
Watford, WD19 4QQ
01923 221701
Affiliated to The Musicians Union -
English Folk Dance & Song Society -
FolkArts England - The Association of Festival Organisers - 
SEFAN (South East Folk Arts Network)


2. Upcoming shows February – April 2009:
Ø     Monday 9 February
Gordon Giltrap, Alan Prosser, John Gomm, Duncan McKenzie
Chequer Mead
East Grinstead
Ø     Monday 23 February
Martin Harley Band
Support Jemima Price
Ravenswood, Sharpthorne
Ø     Monday 23 March
Mark Erelli
Support: Cate Ferris
Ravenswood, Sharpthorne
Ø     Wednesday 1 April
Eliza Carthy
Support: Robert Brown
Chequer Mead
East Grinstead
Ø     Monday 13 April
A very rare appearance by
Bridget St John
with special guest Michael Chapman
Ravenswood, Sharpthorne
Ø    4 May – Karine Polwart + Dan Reed
Ø    21 May – Cara Dillon + Horses Brawl
Ø    8 June – Dick Gaughan + Mary Hampton
Ø     19 June – Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes
Ø     26-28 June – Crawley Folk Festival
Ø     20 July - Iain Matthews + Mary Leay


3. Begin forwarded message:
From: "Doug Hudson" <doug_dot_hudson_at_sky_dot_com>
Date: 3 February 2009 19:46:52 GMT
Subject: Doug Hudson Comedy Show

Doug Hudson's One Man Show - Another Night of Comedy - at the Brook Theatre in Chatham on Thursday 26th February. 8pm, £10 tickets from the Box Office on 01634-338338.
Find out why Colonel Gaddafi never gets promoted ... Gillingham - A Great Day Out (according to the brochure) ... Who, for years in Jebel Ali near Dubai, pretended he scored a hat trick for Gillingham in their first floodlit game ... What did they do with the organic refuse from Noah's Ark ... Lousi Bleriot's seduction technique ... Routines new, original and old favourites.


4. Begin forwarded message:
From: "Snowdrop Music" <snowdrop1_dot_music_at_virgin_dot_net>
Date: 2 February 2009 20:27:56 GMT

Burgess Hill's gets into the swing of things with its first ever Faitrade and Freedom Festival which is part of a week long festival promoting Fairtrade and trade justice. Robert Eggleston, Chairman of the Burgess Hill Town Fairtrade Steering Group said "it is always difficult with a first event like this to gauge the level of support but I am really pleased with the number of organisations that have agreed to take part. It represents a good cross section of charitable, social enterprise and commercial organisations that are involved in trying to give developing communities a fair deal. The Fair and Exhibition will be a mix of information but hopefully with the feeling of a bazaar about it as well as there will be plent of opportunity to sample and buy fairly traded goods. Hopefully, it will also help to wipe away the winter blues as well.
The Fairtrade Fair and Exhibition takes place on Saturday 28th February from 10.00am to 3.00pm in the Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill and admission is free.
The line up includes the following organisations
FREESET BAGS - Takes women out of prosititution in India and gives them back their dignity
FAIRTRADE - The national organisation prompting fairly traded products.
TEARCRAFT - Part of the Christian relief charity selling goods that are sourced from developing communities
STOP THE TRAFFIK - The umbrella organisation that is campaigning to stop the modern slave trade
LOVETHATSTUFF - a social enterprise based in Brighton that sources fairly traded products at source in developing countries
PRESENT COMPANY - Burgess Hill's long established gift and home goods store with a high proportion of fairly traded goods.
TRAIDCRAFT - A Christian charity that fights poverty through trade.
ST PAUL'S RC SCHOOL - One of Burgess Hill's first Fairtrade school. St Pauls' is taking part in the Fairtrade Banana eating challenge
OAKMEEDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Working to Fairtrade school status and our hosts for Black Gold on Thurs 26th Feb
ETHNIC SUPPLIES - Working with communities in Uganda and sourcing local products direct and fairly
KOLKATA - Based in Brighton. Sells hand crafted gifts sourced from India.
SHARED INTEREST -  A finance co-operative that makes fair loans to developing communities
VANDEVI - Small independent business sourcing fairly traded goods from the asian market.
CAFOD - The Roman Catholic relief organisation.
OPEN STUDIOS -  Burgess Hill's local arts group  with displays of their work
SNOWDROP MUSIC - Supporter of Christian singer songwriters that share the Fairtrade ethos.
FAIR SHARES - Fair disposal of food to places where it is needed rather than it being dumped in landfill.

Announcing the 
Regional Strategic Conference for the Folk / Roots / World Sector March 2009
supported by the National Lottery  through Arts Council England
Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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