From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 13 March 2009 20:15
Subject: SEFAN 2009-03-13_02 EVENTS (5 posts)

1. The Acoustic Astronauts. Betchworth Village Hall 22nd March SURREY
2.  Workshops and Events as part of Oxford Folk Festival 21/-23 March OXON
3. Tom McConville & David Newey joined by Claire Mann, Lewes Sat 28th. March SUSSEX
4. The Hampsters play Hendrix Hailsham Pavilion - Sunday 22nd March SUSSEX
5. Folk Guitar Legend Performs at Cecil Sharp House Sunday 22 March 2009 LONDON

From: "sutton acoustic" <mals17278_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 11 March 2009 08:31:00 GMT
Subject: Re: 22nd March

The Acoustic Astronauts
also with "Hippy" Joe Hymas and Jolene Missing
plus other floor singers
22nd March
Betchworth Village Hall (Back Room)
Station Road

entry £5

Bring your own booze

From: Alice Little <alice_dot_little_at_oxfordfolktutors_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 12 March 2009 13:08:43 GMT
Subject: Upcoming music workshops and events as part of Oxford FF

The Bate Collection, St Aldate's - Folk Festival workshops and exhibition news

Saturday 21st March - 11am - Jew's Harp with Michael Wright
                                    1pm - Flamenco Guitar with Rafael

Sunday 22nd March - 11am - Children's Session with Andy Lamb
                                   1pm - English melodies with Alice Little

All weekend: the Collection is open to visitors, including the new temporary exhibition on Oxfordshire Morris Dance: a living tradition - a display to which a number of local sides have contributed knowledge, photographs and objects. All morris sides are invited to dance outside the Bate on Sunday 22nd, 1-3pm.

Phoenix Folk Group - special taster session!
Monday 23rd March, South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street
5.30-6.30: 11-17 year-olds (£3) (with CRB-checked tutor)
6.30-7.30pm: adults (£6/4)
Learn new melodies by ear!
For more details see
For information on regular classes contact alice_dot_little_at_oxfordfolktutors_dot_co_dot_uk

From: ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 11 March 2009 17:07:35 GMT
Subject: Tom McConville & David Newey joined by Claire Mann, Lewes Sat 28th. March

Dear Everyone,
We've just had the excellent news that Tom will be joined not only by the fine young guitarist David Newey (of Emily Portman's band Rubus) when he plays at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club on 28th. March, but also by the splendid young flute, whistle and fiddle player Claire Mann Claire and Aaron Jones played with Tom on his last visit here and gave us a terrific evening as well as two good workshops of their own.
The music for Tom's all-day fiddle workshop on Saturday 28th. March will be available in the next few days and we still have some places at the workshop.
Tootle pip,
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

The workshops last a full Saturday and the tutor performs at the pub in the evening.
Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the event.

28 Feb Brian Peters Melodeon
1 Mar Brian Peters Ballad forum
28 Mar Tom McConville Fiddle
25 Apr Craig Morgan Robson 'Way through the Woods'
26 Apr Craig Morgan Robson Vocal harmony
6 Jun Nancy Kerr Fiddle
James Fagan Bouzouki
Robert Harbron Concertina
7 Jun Nancy Kerr & James Fagan Vocal harmony
Robert Harbron Winter MS tunes
11 Jul Will Duke Scan Tester's tunes
18 Jul Bonnie Shaljean Harp
12 Sept Tommy Peoples Fiddle
19 Sept Jeff Warner Song accompaniment
10. Oct Tim Edey Melodeon
14 Nov Vicki Swan Scottish smallpipes
21 Nov Tom & Barbara Brown Ballad forum
5 Dec Billy Teare Storytelling
5 Dec Kathleen O'Sullivan Irish song

Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear 
From: Spyboy Info <info_at_spyboy_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 11 March 2009 19:21:03 GMT
Subject: Hailsham Pavilion - Sunday 22nd March

A few weeks without a show - but not too many seats left for the next one.....
Hailsham Pavilion
Sunday 22nd March    7.30pm 
The Hamsters play Hendrix 
The Hamsters are undoubtedly the UK's premier blues-rock band having played over 4000
live shows since their formation more than twenty years ago   
They “borrowed” their name from the Sex Pistols, who used it as a pseudonym to outwit hostile councils 
Individual members and the band as a whole have performed with such legendary artists as Eric Clapton, Doctor Feelgood, Gary Moore, George Harrison and Alexis Korner and although they write and perform a lot of their own material, they are widely regarded as the leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix  
Jimi Hendrix, was possibly one of the greatest modern day musicians and guitar players, although his career as we know it, was all too short 
He formed his band The Experience in 1966 – Four years later he was dead! 
In between there were three landmark albums with such memorable tracks as Hey Joe, Purple Haze and All Along the Watchtower and in particular three headline festival performances, Monterey, the Isle of Wight and Woodstock 
At the Pavilion the Hamsters will bring the music and the man back to life! 
Seats £17.50 – 01323 841414


Folk Guitar Legend Performs at Cecil Sharp House 

Sunday 22 March 2009, 7.30pm

Legendary folk guitarist Peter Walker makes a special appearance at Cecil Sharp House to play pieces from new album Echo of My Soul, as well as from across his extensive back catalogue. 

Walker is supported by the critically acclaimed Lancashire singer-songwriter Nancy Elizabeth (Leaf label) and guitarist/lutenist duo Brethren of the Free Spirit.

£8 advance, £10 door

Tickets available from
Doors 7.30pm

This event is brought to you by Miles of Smiles in association with EFDSS

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, Camden Town, London NW1 7AY
 / info_at_efdss_dot_org


Announcing the 
Regional Strategic Conference for the Folk / Roots / World Sector March 2009
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Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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