1. West Gallery Workshop with Sussex Harmony Sat March 19th. SUSSEX
2. The Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out March 26th. KENT
Date: 15 March 2011 12:46:48 GMT
Saturday 19th March
West Gallery Workshop for instrumentalists and singers at
Catsfield, East Sussex
Sussex Harmony, a Lewes based West Gallery group, is holding a workshop from 11.00am – 4.00pm in Catsfield Village Hall followed by a
traditional Evensong in the Church at 5.15pm. Do come along to sing,
play or just listen to the vibrant music. This was performed in our
parish churches and chapels before the Victorians kicked out the bands,
bringing in the organs and sanitised hymns.
We’ll be looking at some great music including material from Catsfield’s
original manuscripts dating back to the 18th & 19th centuries. Music will
be supplied. Most instruments are welcome. So bring your flute, recorder,
oboe, bassoon, clarinet, violin, cello or even serpent. There will be a Bring
and Share lunch.
The more the merrier as this music needs to be sung with as much enthusiasm
More details from Mike Cooper 01424 892681 email: mikecooper_at_mdcooper_dot_myzen_dot_co_dot_uk
and also about Sussex Harmony and West Gallery music at www.SussexHarmony.org.uk.
From: Gavin Atkin [mailto:gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com]
Sent: 13 March 2011 17:55
release: Learn old-style dances at the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out
Please help pass the
word on to the public and friends!
Info tel: 07985 522734
Try old-style dances at the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out
The Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out will be an old-fashioned and
atmospheric social evening at Frittenden’s Memorial Hall including songs and
party games, and old-fashioned dances led by Rosie Davis.
The evening will also include a 10-minute play performed by the village
school and party games, and music will be provided by the Horsmonden
Wednesday Night Traditional Music Class, friends and festival guests.
Saturday afternoon will see workshops where the public and villagers can
learn old-style dances such as The Veleta, The St Bernard’s Waltz and The
Heel & Toe Polka.
Another workshop will teach step dancing, which has become a great favourite
in the village.
Invited weekend performers include Will Duke (from Sussex), Andy Turner (from
Kent and Oxfordshire), Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison (from Essex and
Yorkshire), popular local singer Peter Collins, and stepdancer Kerry Fletcher
(from Kent). The organisers, singer and dancer Rosie Davis, and singers and
multi-instrumentalists Julie and Gavin Atkin will also be on hand to perform
and to lead events.
An atmospheric and old-fashioned social evening at Frittenden’s Memorial Hall
including songs, music from the Horsmonden Wednesday night Traditional Music
Class and friends, old-fashioned dances led by Rosie Davis, a play performed
by the village school, and party games (entry £7/£4).
•Tunes and songs at 12 noon at the Bell & Jorrocks featuring Frittenden
session regulars, guests and friends (free).
•Stepdancing with Kerry Fletcher and Rosie Davis at the Memorial Hall
2.30–4.00pm (entry £2.50/£1.50).
•Learn old fashioned dances (eg, The Veleta, The St Bernard’s Waltz, The Heel
& Toe Polka), Memorial Hall 4.30–6.00pm (entry £2.50/£1.50).
Sunday evening March
The regular B&J songs and tunes session with guests from London Peta Webb
and Ken Hall from 8pm (free).
More information about the events at Frittenden can be found at the http://frittendenfestival.com
For more information
about artists at the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out weekend:
Will Duke: www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/w_duke.htm
Andy Turner: www.andy_turner.dsl.pipex.com/andyturner
Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison: http://frittendenfestival.com/2011/02/annie-dearman-and-steve-harrison-sing-and-play-at-the-frittenden-festival
Peter Collins is involved in running the Beacon Folk Club: http://beehive.courier.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=SiteHome&ID=11854
Kerry Fletcher: http://kerryfletcher.co.uk
Rosie Davis: http://frittendenfestival.com/2009/03/rosie-davis-singer-stepdancer-and-a-frittenden-festival-organiser
Julie and Gavin Atkin: http://www.julieandhersqueeze.com
Freelance editor and writer specialising in health and medicine.
Telephone: (m) 07985 522734, (h) 01622 832871. Email: gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com