The roots of the Society go back to a Sara Grey banjo workshop in Ripponden, in November 1993, when two pupils discovered that they were virtually neighbours. So Keith Johnson, another pupil, set up a mailing list and arranged a meeting which developed into the first Gainsborough Old Time Festival, which took place in February 1994. The rest, as they say, is history.
What is FOAOTMAD in video!
An introduction to FOAOTMAD narrated by Carole Finer. Video by Richard Gooderick
in support of Arts Council funded 'Take It Away' music education for young people.