From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 11 February 2009 13:28
Subject: SEFAN 2009-02-11_03 EVENTS (4 posts)
1. Sing In the Spring. Harmony workshops.  Berks
2. Sutton Acoustic Music Club - new venue. Surrey
3. Brian Peters melodeon workshop 28 Feb, Lewes - music now ready / some places remain. Sussex
4. Summer Festival Tickets - now on sale.  
Crawley - Sussex
Broadstairs - Kent
Towersey - Oxon

1. Begin forwarded message:
From: "Roger Watson" <roger_at_rogerwatson_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 11 February 2009 12:10:17 GMT
Subject: Singing

Hi all!
The present course of improvised harmony singing at South Hill Park has 2 weeks to go (extra week added to compensate for the many who didn't get there through the snow on Feb 3rd), so that's Tuesday 24th Feb.

The next course (Sing In the Spring) starts on 3rd March and continues for 6 Tuesdays. Booking is open now, or why not come along to Feb 17th or 24th as a taster? Details of the course and how to book are below:

Celebrate the lengthening of days and the resurgence of life and come and join in a series of 6 workshops based on singing in harmony ... without having to read the music!

Everything will be taught ‘by ear’, and improvisation is positively encouraged, as everyone, whatever their experience, is guided to find their own place in the sound.

Based on a repertoire and style of harmony derived from English folk traditions, the workshops will be led by Roger Watson, whose vast experience includes professional touring with folk groups, the founding of a number of community folk choirs and the leading of a host of accessible singing and music projects for all ages.

Terrace Room, South Hill Park, Bracknell, 8.00 - 9.30pm, Tuesdays: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st March and 7th April. £8 per session (no concs.) or £40 for the whole series booked in advance (= 1 session free!)

BOX OFFICE: 01344 484123

Best wishes



2. Begin forwarded message:
From: "sutton acoustic" <mals17278_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 11 February 2009 11:52:39 GMT
Subject: Re: Sutton Acoustic Music Club

Sutton Acoustic Music Club - Betchworth, Surrey - 4th Sunday of the month
PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE - Betchworth Village Hall, Station Road, Betchworth, Surrey (Back Room) bring your own booze!
Thanks to all the musicians that came to "Bettys Birthday Bash" on 25th Jan, wow what a night!
The next gig on 22nd Feb has been cancelled due to Acoustic Astronauts having a gig in Farnham
The 22nd March gig will have Joe Hymas (Monroes Revenge) and Jolene Missing, folk rockers from Essex, plus of course the Acoustic Astronauts - entry £5
The club has move to the village hall due to yet more problems with the dreaded 2003 Music Licensing Act
Floor spots welcome but please book in advance by phone on 07545326534
See you there!
Acoustic Astronauts


3. Begin forwarded message:
From: ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 10 February 2009 18:06:52 GMT
Subject: Brian Peters melodeon workshop 28 Feb, Lewes - music now ready

 Dear Everyone,
The music for Brian's workshop is now available and there are still places at the workshop, which will be in our splendid new room at the Elephant and Castle, about 200 yards from the Lewes Arms. I can send the music by email.
Best wishes,
Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL

01273 476757

Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Denise & Stuart Savage, Derek Seed

Lewes Elephant Folk Music Workshop No 104
Places £30
 Saturday 28th. February 2009
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Brian Peters is an internationally-known instrumentalist & singer with a wide teaching experience on melodeon, including Melodeons at Witney, Folkworks, Music without Frontiers (Netherlands) & a Masterclass at the Australian National Folk Festival. He also gives regular lessons to groups & individuals. Working solo, with Gordon Tyrall, & in various bands, he specialises in Northern English dance music & accompanying traditional song, but has also experimented with blues, Tex-Mex & much else. He is an excellent Anglo concertina player as well.
            The workshop will cover three main topics if time permits (see provisional timetable). Players should have a G/D instrument & be reasonably experienced; music will be provided for readers but by-ear learners are welcome too.
(£6; advance tickets available from address at end of this form)
Saturday 28th. February 2009
Provisional Timetable
 10.45   Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included).
 11.00   Jigs from Up North
 12.30   Lunch
 13.30   The Wonder of 3:2
 15.15   Tea/coffee break
 15.30   Chill out with slow tunes
 16.45   Finish
 N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Music, maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance.
Lewes Saturday Folk Club
 c/o 20, St. John's Terrace, LEWES,
 East Sussex BN7 2DL
Tel. (01273) 476757

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