From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 11 May 2009 13:28
Subject: SEFAN 2009-05-11_02 EVENTS (3 posts) Sussex / Surrey / London
1. Bayou Seco  Coolham Village Hall. 14th May. SUSSEX
2. "Listen and You Shall Hear - The Life and Work of Lucy Broadwood" Guildford. 16th May. SURREY
3. The Shee at Cecil Sharp House on Friday 5 June. LONDON

From: "Carol Hagland" <carol830_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: 10 May 2009 10:20:04 BDT
Subject: Bayou Seco
Don't forget! on Thursday 14th May at Coolham Village Hall, near Billingshurst (RH13 8QN) is a one-off chance to see the lovely duo Jeanie McLerie and Ken Keppeler (better known as Bayou Seco) who will be playing a mixed acoustic set of music from the southern states of America, and from Mexico. This will include cajun music, cowboy songs and other lively, danceable music. There will be some space to dance as well as to sit and listen.
Tickets are £8 (half price for children). There is no bar, so bring your own booze.
To reserve, ring 01403 741309.


From: "Irene Shettle" <surreysinger_at_o2_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 10 May 2009 21:14:06 BDT
Subject: Late announcement

Irene Shettle and Ralph Jordan will be presenting their show "Listen and You Shall Hear - The Life and Work of Lucy Broadwood" at St Nicolas Parish Church Hall, Bury Street, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4AW   on Saturday, 16th May 2009 at 7.45pm in aid of funds for Guildford Choral Society.
As both folksong collector and researcher, Lucy  was one of the focal points of the English folksong revival movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the show was initially presented in autumn 2008 in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of her birth ,and to focus some long overdue attention on her important contributions to folksong collection and research.It traces the  details of her life and work using both words and music taken from her diaries, correspondence, printed works, and collected songs and tunes. Narration and vocals are provided by Irene, with interjections from Ralph who also provides accompaniment on duet concertina, guitar or bouzouki.

“Excellent singing and accompaniment of (Lucy’s) songs, put over in an honest and amusing way. I feared....  that the evening would be a bit heavy for my taste, but far from it. It was very enjoyable and I would recommend this for any Folk Club.”

Alan Day, member of audience at the Royal Oak, Lewes, performance

Tickets are £10 and can be obtained on the door on the night. Further information can be obtained by phoning 01483 572392, or at

from EFDSS.
The Shee
Friday 5 June 2009
Performance: 7.30pm, Trefusis Hall
Tickets: £8 advance, £10 door
Ticket office: 020 7485 2206 /

 ‘Flirtatiously funky all-female band... a stand-out at the festival’ - The Scotsman


The English Folk Dance and Song Society is delighted to welcome the exciting all-female band The Shee at Cecil Sharp House on Friday 5 June.


Showcasing powerful vocals and instrumental prowess, The Shee present an adventurous brew of Scottish folk, Gaelic song, and bluegrass. Striking performances at festivals including Celtic Connections and Sidmouth Folk Week have earned the group a fast growing recognition as one of the best new bands on the circuit, hailed ‘…boasting some of folk music’s cutting-edge instrumentalists and singers’ (Daily Record).


Collectively, The Shee show an impressive array of musical achievements including BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician 2006 and BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician Finalist 2005, as well as members performing with acclaimed traditional music groups such as Scottish folk orchestra, The Unusual Suspects and Scandinavian group Frigg.

With The Shee recently described as ‘…a revelation’ (Eddie Upton) and ‘truly wonderful’ (Jennie Macfie), the evening promises much for this don’t miss musical event.   

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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