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Subject: SEFAN 2011-03-31_03 EVENTS (3 posts) Workshops SUSSEX / LONDON



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1.  A Tango Day at Rotherfield Music and dance workshops. SUSSEX
2.  ‘SUSSEX TRADITION – in the Making’ – the book and workshop. SUSSEX
3. Workshops during the London Old-Time & Bluegrass Week (5-11 May) LONDON


From: "Cliff" <cliffb_at_ylis_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 31 March 2011 15:38:34 GMT+01:00
Subject: Rotherfield Tango Day

Saturday April 9th
A Tango Day at Rotherfield
An opportunity for musicians to learn the basics of tango playing from Karen Tweed.

The workshop will accommodate players of any instrument at any level other than absolute beginners, and will take the form of working through two or three tunes to illustrate technique and style.
There will also be a slot in the early afternoon to learn the basics of dancing the Argentinian Tango (the real thing, not the ballroom stuff!).  This part of the day will be open for just £10 to anyone who would like a taster of tango.
In the evening there will be a small social dance, featuring English, French and some Tango dancing.
This is the third of Karen’s occasional workshops at Rotherfield, and they are always highly enjoyable.

PRICES - advance booking essential!

Music workshops: £20
Dance workshop: £10
Evening social dance: £7
Day ticket for all sessions: £25

Full details at


From: Peter & Carole Ballard <petecarole_at_btopenworld_dot_com>
Date: 31 March 2011 15:56:45 GMT+01:00

‘SUSSEX TRADITION – in the Making’ – the book
-  is a collection of 6 dance notations of 1990's Sussex origin, with diagrams and suggested tunes, ready to bring to life. The dances include a processional street dance with repeating choruses, ones for teams of 8 or multiples of 4, spot dances and Sussex Garland which is for 5 dancers.  All these were performed amongst many others by Sussex Spinning Jenny during their 23 years as a clog team. These six dances are not archived anywhere else but can now go on a bookshelf as a custom to be passed down.
The cost is £6.50 including P&P.
To obtain your copy please contact Carole Kay Ballard on 01424 893252 or email carole.ballard_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk

**** A workshop to promote the Tradition invites anybody interested to come and try their feet at team dancing.
May 14th at Ninfield Memorial Hall, TN33 9EE in East Sussex. Hope you can join us. Carole Tel. 01424 893252 *****


From: "Richard" <richard_at_stjulians_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 29 March 2011 06:33:27 GMT+01:00
Subject: South East England Bluegrass & Old-Time Music

Sun 3 (2pm)
Banjo workshop (old-time) with Dan Stewart
The Tabernacle, Powis Square, Notting Hill, W11 2AY - 0844 412 4641

There is now a good range of workshops during the London Old-Time & Bluegrass Week (5-11 May) ...

Thu 5 (7.30pm)
Barn-dance workshop
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY - 020 7485 2206

Fri 6 (7pm)
Mandolin Workshop with Chris Comac & Phil Alexander - book on 07986 285584 / philipjalexander_at_hotmail_dot_com  [workshop is followed by concert]
The Hemingford Arms (upstairs), 158 Hemingford Road London N1 1DF

Sat 7 (3pm)
Guitar Workshop with Rick Townend [part of the Bluegrass Plus Club day event]
The Bluegrass-Plus Club, Hillcrest Halls Clockhouse, Fryston Avenue, Coulsdon, CR5 2PT - booking/details from 01737 551191

Sat 7 (4pm)
Banjo Workshop with Joe McIlvenny [part of the Bluegrass Plus Club day event]
The Bluegrass-Plus Club (as above)

Sun 8 (1-6pm)
Bluegrass Fiddle Workshops with Bob Winquist & Ivor Ottley - book on 07932 160125
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, NW1 7AY – 020 7485 2206

Tue 10 (7pm)
'Crash-course' 30 minute Workshop in Shape-note singing, with Michael Walker - 07770 210067 [followed by Sacred Harp singing session]
St. Mary's Church Parish Centre, 18 Neasden Lane, London NW10 2TS


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