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Date: 27 April 2010 11:12:45 BDT
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Unite and unite, and let us all unite...This month brings some special concerts from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Nowt as Queer as Folk and the Bad Shepherds, plus May in a Day, an exuberant family celebration of all things May. And get your order in early for Jim Moray's new album, exclusively with Songlines magazine.
Nowt as Queer as Folk

Monday 3 May

A musical rumpus of frivolity and festivities celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender artists who have found voice through British traditional song and songwriting. In support of Folk Against Fascism.

Featuring Tom Robinson, Roy Bailey, Lou Killen, Gina Le Faux, Jo Freya, Tim van Eyken, Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Jim Causley, Sam Lee, Alexis Joshua, Stew Simpson, Newcastle University Students and many more.

Plus come early for Pimms on the lawn, and enjoy a very special buffet between the afternoon and evening concerts (buffet tickets available on the day).

More information and buy tickets
Jim Moray: In Modern History
Jim Moray's new album available for free, exclusively with Songlines magazine

In Modern History is the highly anticipated 4th album by award-winning folk musician Jim Moray and is available for free, exclusively with the June issue of Songlines magazine (#68). The album includes guest appearances from the Orchestra of Opera North and Eliza Carthy. The issue also includes details of the winners of the Songlines Music Awards 2010 and comes with the regular Songlines 15-track compilation CD featuring the best new world music album releases and a playlist celebrating the life of Charlie Gillett.

Pre-order for just £4.95 (UK only including P&P)
Bad Shepherds
Saturday 22 May

Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones, Bottom) leads The Bad Shepherds, playing punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Talking Heads, Squeeze and others, even Kraftwerk!

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Renga Ensemble with members of Bellowhead

Wednesday 12 May, 6pm, The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

In May the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Renga Ensemble will collaborate with members of Bellowhead (Pete Flood, Brendan Kelly and Sam Sweeney) to perform non-traditional arrangements of traditional folk tunes.

Download pdf flyer with full details
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 May

Another chance to see the all-singing all-strumming Ukulele Orchestra, who packed out Cecil Sharp House in March.

Please note, no tickets will be available on the door.

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Folk Rising

Thursday 13 May

This first in a three-part studio concert series presents a sample of the freshest, undiscovered and at times radical music being produced within the indefinable folk tradition.

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May in a Day!
Saturday 8 May

Celebrate the spring with our exuberant afternoon of all things May and Maypoles! Including barn dance, Maypole dancing, Maypole decorating, workshops, stories, May Queen and King competition, Jack-in-the-Green and much more. For children and adults of all ages - everyone can join in the fun!

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Dances in May
Dances at Cecil Sharp House in May come from Knees Up Cecil Sharp, Ceilidh Club, Filé Gumbo, Balkanplus, London Barndance Company and Society of International Folk Dance.
See full listings for May
musiclearninglive!2011, the UK’s national festival of music education, will take place Thursday 3 and Friday 4 March 2011, in Glasgow. EFDSS is delighted to be a partner in the folk strand planned for this exciting event. Early bird discounted booking rates available up to 31 May.
More information and discounted booking rates

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