-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Date: 9 March 2010 18:12:21 GMTSubject: Alistair Anderson: Steel Skies workshops & performance, Lewes, March 2011Dear All,This is a long way ahead, but it would be a big commitment for people so it would be helpful for SEFAN members to get early notice of it. I'll put full details after my signature.Best wishes,ValmaiValmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL
Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Denise & Stuart Savage, Derek Seed
STEEL SKIES with ALISTAIR ANDERSON at the Lewes Saturday Folk Clubhttp://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
Saturday 19th. March & Sunday 20th. March 2011TWO DAYS OF WORKSHOPS plus PERFORMANCEElephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes, Sussex, UK BN7 2DJOne day: £30. Two days: £50.Steel Skies performance on Sunday March 20th: free admission for listeners with charity collection (informal session to follow).Alistair's Saturday evening performance at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club:£5 for workshop participants, £5 for non-participants.Alistair Anderson's first major composition Steel Skies was described by the Guardian as "the finest recent original contribution to the tradition of English music". It is a suite of pieces based on traditional forms and inspired by the landscapes and townscapes of his native area of Newcastle and Northumberland. The CD has recently been re-released.This is a very special opportunity to spend two days working on the music of Steel Skies under Alistair's direction, with a final performance early on the Sunday evening. Admission to this will be free with a charity collection. The full performance takes just under an hour, so there should be time for an informal session afterwards.On the Saturday evening, Alistair will also be the guest performer at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club.Alistair Anderson has been at the forefront of the performance of traditional music for over three decades. Internationally acknowledged as the leading performer on the English Concertina, he has taken the music of Northumberland to new audiences around the world, touring extensively throughout Europe and has no less than 35 tours of America to his credit. As well as championing the traditional music and musicians of the area, he has a growing reputation as a composer of new music rooted in the local traditions. He also plays the Northumbrian pipes. He founded the Newcastle University Traditional Music Degree course and remains one of the most uplifting and inspiring performers of the music.
N.B. It's too early to take formal bookings, but if you'd like to go on the Interested list please let me know(valmaigoodyear_at_aol_dot_com. Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes BN7 2DL UK, 01273 476757)