From: English Folk Dance and Song Society <efdss_at_efdss_dot_pmailuk_dot_com>Date: 8 April 2010 11:13:37 BDTSubject: Nowt as Queer as Folk
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For Immediate Release Thursday 8 April Nowt as Queer as Folk at Cecil Sharp House
Monday 3 May
‘In the merry month of May, when the birds they sing so gay'
The closing chapter in a week of concerts held in support of 'Folk Against Fascism', the organisation uniting folk artists and audiences to promote the all-inclusive principles that the folk community stands for.
Nowt as Queer as Folk will not only be a musical rumpus of frivolity and festivities but a point of reflection and celebration of all the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender artists performing today who have found voice through British traditional song and songwriting and the road journeyed to reach this point.
Featuring: Tom Robinson, Roy Bailey, Lou Killen, Gina Le Faux, Jo Freya, Tim van Eyken, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, Jim Causley, Sam Lee, Alexis Joshua, David Ferrard, Newcastle University Students, Stew Simpson and many more.
Folk Against Fascism (FAF) is not affiliated with any political party. It is not left-of-centre nor right-of-centre, it is simply a group of people who love traditional music and culture and do not wish to see it used as part of a far right political agenda. FAF aims to promote the all inclusive principles that the folk community stands for.
2pm doors - Pimms on the lawn
3pm-5pm - Afternoon concert
7-10pm - Evening concert
Ticket prices: £15 evening concert | £10 afternoon concert | £20 all day
For more information on this event or to book tickets, please visit the EFDSS website at www.efdss.org
For further information or high-res images please contact Jo Breeze, Marketing Manager on 020 7485 2206 ext. 38 or jo_at_efdss_dot_org.
Nowt as Queer as Folk
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
- For nearly a century the English Folk Dance and Song Society have been preserving and disseminating our folk heritage. The Society aims to promote the best of folk arts through a range of mediums including dance, music, song, film, exhibitions, publications and our library collections; engage new generations with the folk arts through workshops, classes and study, and to ensure that the folk arts are a fundamental part of the cultural life of the UK. The EFDSS is a charity registered in England and Wales, No. 305999
- The Magpie's Nest is a London-based folk music co-operative promoting concerts, festival stages, showcases, events and regular club nights. Under the banner of 'New Folk, Old Folk, No Folk' The Nest has become the place to see and hear the eclectic spectrum of folk and traditional music happening today, and is the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Folk Club of the Year 2010.
- Folk Against Fascism (FAF) is not affiliated with any political party. It is not left-of-centre nor right-of-centre, it is simply a group of people who love traditional music and culture and do not wish to see it used as part of a far right political agenda. FAF aims to promote the all inclusive principles that the folk community stands for.
Folk Against Fascism began in 2009 to raise awareness of attempts by Far-Right organisations to appropriate traditional music, song and dance. Many new folk CD releases have since incorporated the FAF logo, and several FAF concerts have taken place since August 2009.
More information can be found at: www.folkagainstfascism.com. Any money donated, or which is used to pay for merchandise, will never be used to fund any political group or party.
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