From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 06 March 2009 08:04
Subject: SEFAN 2009-03-06_01 EVENTS (4 posts) 2 Surrey / 1 Hants / 1 Sussex
1. St Patricks Night with the Acoustic Astronauts  17 March SURREY
2. Singing Workshop with Chris Coe - Saturday 4th April - Guildford SURREY
3. Hit and a Blast with Drum 'n' bRass FREE workshops. Basingstoke. starting March 25 HANTS
4. What's On in March . Horsham Folk Club Sussex

From: "sutton acoustic" <mals17278_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 5 March 2009 23:18:18 GMT
Subject: Re: Acoustic Astronauts

17th March
North End Tavern
245 Cheam Common Road

Worcester Park

St Patricks Night
 with the
Acoustic Astronauts

Kirsten Heston (Irish Fiddle)

From: Lawrence Heath <borodance_at_ntlworld_dot_com>
Date: 5 March 2009 22:07:31 GMT
Subject: Singing Workshop with Chris Coe - Saturday 4th April - Guildford

Friday 4th April 2009 - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Developing Our Voices By Singing Together
A workshop with Chris Coe

This will be a rare opportunity to attend a workshop led by Chris Coe in the South of England. Using mainly traditional British songs, teaching will be by ear - no musical dot-reading needed. The session will be accessible and useful to a wide range of levels of skills and experience levels.

The day will begin with warm-up/tune-up work through to learning the songs and arrangements. The afternoon discussions, set amongst the practical work, might cover such questions as performance style, controlling ďnervesĒ and utilising nervous energy , pitching a song to sit with the voice etc. Attendees can bring notebooks/recording equipment if they wish. All word sheets will be provided.

The morning session will be 10.00am - 1.00pm, the afternoon 2.00pm - 5.00pm.

Full details can be found at

From: "Drum Runners" <info_at_drumrunners_dot_org>
Date: 4 March 2009 15:27:18 GMT
Subject: Hit and a Blast with Drum 'n' bRass

A series of "Drum n bRass" music workshops are starting up at The Light Lounge in Basingstoke from Wednesday 25 March, 7.30pm-10.00pm. 


The sessions are FREE and the training is SIMPLE, FUN and open to anyone interested in percussion or brass.  So whether itís tuba, sax or trumpet; djembe, darabuka or dustbin; dust it off and bring it along!  ALL abilities welcome and some drums/percussion will be available if you donít have your own. 


Come and be part of this community street band for events, parades and live music performances.  These accessible workshops will develop a unique sound of the street, with a lively carnival blend of drums and brass - and a twist of fun and interaction.


At the end of this series of 7 workshops there will be a performance on Wednesday 20 May at The Light Lounge.  There are also plans for the newly formed group to play at the Basingstoke Live Festival and Fringe Festival events. 


The sessions will be run by Colin Berry (Brass) and Paul Midgley (Percussion) with assistance from Drum Runners Fez, George and Greg.


Get involved, don't stop your carnival! 


For more information please visit or email info_at_drumrunners_dot_org.


This project is assisted by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.


Diary Dates


Wed 25 March 2009
Wed 1 April 2009
(no session on 8 April)
Wed 15 April 2009
Wed 22 April 2009
Wed 29 April 2009
Wed 6 May 2009
Wed 13 May 2009
Wed 20 May 2009 Ė performance


All workshops 7.30-10.00pm and held at The Light Lounge, London Street, Basingstoke.


Bar - over 18ís only.


poster removed - see it at < >

From: "john Byng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 4 March 2009 22:11:29 GMT
Subject: What's On in Horsham Area

The next meeting of the Mainly Ceilidh Dance Club will be on Friday 13th March 8pm at the Tythe Barn, Pondtail RoadHorsham RH12 5EZ.  It is near the junction with Haybarn Drive.  Again we hope for a good crowd and maybe some musicians.  £4 for huge fun.

The Horsham Folk Club programme is at but here is an extract for the next two weeks:

Sunday 8th March Tony Carling and Simon Hopper  Two acts featuring contrasting but very experienced and talented singer/songwriter guitarists. Simon Hopper writes songs about Life, Love, Loss, Where we've come from and Where we are going to. His songs are thoughtful and inventive with a style that is suggestive, at different times, of Jake Thackray, Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson and traditional folk music. 

Tony Carling is earthy and direct in his style, language and subject matter. With a smile and a wink he offers us his robust observations of life in children's homes, building sites and the streets of London
Admission £5 (£3 for members). Under 18 free.

Sunday 15th March  Big Jim McLean   Jim is a remarkable man who left his Scottish island home as a teenager and served his musical apprenticeship gigging and busking his way around Europe, settling for a while in Amsterdam. Celtic music, the blues, Bob Dylan, Alex Campbell, Eric Bogle, Rambliní Jack Elliott, Derroll Adams and Woody Guthrie are his big influences.

Jim sings a great number of his own songs which range from hard-hitting social comment to the tenderest of love songs. This, together with his ability to re-interpret and transform traditional songs to breathe new life into them, has brought him a reputation as a passionate, inspiring and entertaining performer with a distinctive 6 & 12-string guitar style.
Admission £5 (£3 for members). Under 18 free.

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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