1. FROM FIELD
TO FOUNDRY - Friday 25th. March 8.00pm. SUSSEX
2. EFDSS - SHORE TO SHORE - From the West Country to the New Founde Land.
3. HORSHAM FOLK CLUB. SUSSEX
Date: 24 March 2011 07:01:46 GMT
Subject: Magic lantern show with concertinas & songs, Lewes Friday 25th.
FROM FIELD TO FOUNDRY.
A Journey with Magic Lantern & Concertinas
Friday 25th. March
8.00 p.m. Doors
open 7.30 p.m.
The Assembly Room, Lewes Town Hall
Tickets £10 on the door (to include an interval drink)
Enquiries: Sussex Archaeological Society
01273 405737 members_at_sussexpast_dot_co_dot_uk
songs and readings about life on the land in Sussex at the time the Lewes
Phoenix Foundry opened in 1832 and the changes it brought to working people's
lives. The show was originally put together for the Lewes Phoenix Oral
History Project. The Magic Lantern and the concertina were at the height of
their popularity when the Foundry was also at its peak.
The images are supplied by Allan and Rene Marriott's Magic Lantern, the
Victorian ancestor of the slide projector. The show will include many rare
slides of old Lewes from the Archaeological Society's private collection,
including a feature on a visit by Sanger's Circus in the early 1900s.
The lantern will also show an entertaining group of novelty slides with
special effects, many of them humorous.
Music from Spare Parts Concertina Band.
To add to the general effect, the performers will be in costume.
In aid of the Sussex Archaeological Society.
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL
Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Don
Morgan, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Denise Savage, Derek Seed,
LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB MUSIC WORKSHOPS 2011
Workshops last a full day. The tutor performs at the club on the Saturday
Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the
19 Feb CLIVE HARVEY Ukulele
26 Feb CHRIS FOSTER & BARA GRIMSDOTTIR Icelandic vocal harmony/balladry
12 March TOM MCCONVILLE Fiddle
12 March DAVID NEWEY Guitar
19/20 March ALISTAIR ANDERSON Steel Skies Suite & performance (any
9 April THE CLAQUE Ballad forum
30 April SARA GREY Banjo & song
4 June MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ & IRIS BISHOP Singing & accompaniment
11 June JOHN KIRKPATRICK John K's tunes (any instrument)
16 July BRIAN PETERS Melodeon
17 July BRIAN PETERS Ballad forum
15 Oct TOM & BARBARA BROWN West Country songs
29 Oct JODY KRUSKAL Concertina
3 Dec PAUL & LIZ DAVENPORT Ballads
SPARE PARTS CONCERTINA BAND
Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear
Date: 22 March 2011 13:21:19 GMT
Subject: Press release: 400 years of history in music and song
400 years of history
in music and song
Shore To Shore: From
the West Country to the New Founde Land
Thursday 7 April,
On Thursday 7 April,
Cecil Sharp House in London will see the only performance in south-east
England of Shore to Shore, an evening of music and song tracing the
connections and development of folk songs on their travels from the West
Country to Newfoundland - and back.
The evening includes rousing sea shanties and work songs, poignant ballads,
comic ditties, folk tales and recitations, along with powerhouse jigs, reels
and polkas on a variety of instruments, and with rich harmonies. And there
are also contemporary songs that document current social and environmental
situations in both places.
The performance was originally developed by Wren Music as part of the
celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English
settlement in Canada, at Cupids Cove, Newfoundland. Now the project comes to
England, and Shore to Shore at Cecil Sharp House is the only opportunity to
see this very special performance in south-east England.
From Newfoundland: A Crowd of Bold Sharemen
This band is widely
regarded as the finest in Newfoundland traditional song and instrumental
music. Each member is an accomplished performer in his own right, and
together they provide an unbeatable musical experience.
Jim Payne has been long known as a leading performer on melodeon, and
a collector of Newfoundland traditional music. He is also one of the
province's most prolific songwriters, as well as creating soundtracks for
theatre, plays and documentaries.
Fergus O'Byrne is one of Newfoundland's most renowned banjo players,
as well as a facilitator of programmes for young folk and traditional
Gerry Strong has a vast knowledge of traditional tunes and in addition
to playing a wide variety of flutes and whistles is also a composer, arranger
Daniel Payne is the fastest rising star of Newfoundland's younger folk
generation - a fine vocalist, and fiddle, accordion and flute player of rare
From Devon: Wren Band
Drawn from the array
of professional musicians that make up the Wren Music team, the Wren Band
consists of both vocal and instrumental dexterity from internationally
Marilyn Tucker & Paul Wilson are renowned for their strong vocal
harmonies and instrumental variety. They are skilled exponents of folk song
in all its forms from Devon and the south of England.
David Faulkner is at the forefront of the English bagpipe pipe
tradition, and has won multiple awards for his playing of the Border pipes.
His work has included tours and performances across Europe and USA.
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll are two of the leading lights of the
new generation of Devon-based folk artists, specialising in traditional and
contemporary English music on fiddles and voices, with a particular emphasis
on tunes from the South West.
Tickets and more information are available from www.efdss.org or 020 7485
Shore to Shore
Thursday 7 April,
Cecil Sharp House, 2
Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Tickets £14 advance, £17 on the door
Date: 23 March 2011 22:58:44 GMT
Subject: Horsham Folk Club - Reminder
The Horsham Folk Club
programme is available at http://www.horshamfolkclub.co.uk/ but the next gigs
are listed below.
Sunday 27 March Open Floor Night A chance for everyone
to perform songs, tunes and readings in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Always very popular.
Admission £2 (members £1). Under 18s free.
Sunday 3 April Judy Cook Not to be missed, Judy sings a huge repertoire
of (mostly) American songs and ballads. Her unaccompanied style delivered
with a powerful yet compelling voice underscores the deep respect she has for
tradition. Folks come away from a Judy Cook concert with a fresh insight into
old songs and the delight of having joined in plenty of choruses and
harmonies. Judy entertains with programmes drawn from her vast and
varied repertoire of traditional songs and ballads from the English speaking
world: from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the Southern Appalachian Mountains;
from the Ozarks up to New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Canada; and across the
Atlantic to songs from England and Scotland. She presents these along
with her personal memories in a straight-forward unaccompanied style.
Admission £6 (members £4). Under 18s free.