From: SCoFFnews_at_yahoogroups_dot_com on behalf of SCoFF_webmaster [trevor_dot_gilson_at_ntlworld_dot_com]
Sent: 11 May 2009 10:15
Subject: [SCoFFnews] Hampshire Songs


On Friday 15th May at 7.30pm there will be a concert of the 'Axford Five' show at the United Church at Winchester Mayfest.

Craig-Morgan-Robson and the Askew Sisters present a concert of Hampshire traditional songs from five women who lived in the nearby village of Axford. The show received great acclaim when it was premiered at Preston Candover Village Hall and Gosport and Fareham Festival. It will go on to Chippenham, Sidmouth and Whitby Festivals to introduce the great songs of Hampshire to people in other counties.

Sarah Morgan adds:
"We’ve also just finished recording a CD with the Askew Sisters, an album of traditional Hampshire folk songs collected by George Gardiner. We’ve been doing the recording at the marvellous Wild Goose Studios in Wherwell, with Doug Bailey at the helm. Much of the research for the project has been done by Emily and Hazel’s father, Bob Askew, and we really appreciate his support and enthusiasm. We’ll be performing the songs as a concert set (The Axford Five) at a number of festivals and we are pleased to say that our first performance in Preston Candover went really well, supported by a tremendous display of photographic material from the Hampshire Records Office. BTW, the name “The Axford Five” refers to the five women from whose repertoires the songs are taken, who all lived in or near the village of Axford, near Basingstoke. The CD should be ready for Chippenham Festival."

Trevor Gilson 02380 456337
SCoFF webmaster
Southern Counties Folk Federation

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