17th April

FOR SALE

Gold Tone BC120 Banjo.
Designed by Bob Carlin. 12in maple rim with brass tone ring and renaissance head. Maple neck with frailing scoop. Excellent condition. Heavy duty ‘Superior’ gig bag. Great sound. £425.
Gotoh high quality planetary tuners available at extra cost (£50).
For more info of banjo see: http://www.goldtone.com/products/details/w/instrument/422/BC-120

Civil War style fretless banjo
Tackhead banjo with 13 in white oak rim and skin head, square head fretless maple neck (with some flame) and violin style friction pegs. With 3 bridges of different heights to suit your playing style. Made by Eric Prust in Washington State, USA. Gig bag. Excellent condition with good bass sound. £225.

bobward321@hotmail.com

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Session: Thursday, 17th April, at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance, 8.30pm.

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Hunter Robertson is playing at The Cellar Upstairs in London on May 3rd, Saturday, starting at 8.15pm.
The Cellar Upstairs, Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 2HR (on the corner of Cobourg Street, near Euston and Euston Square stations; parking is easy). http://www.cellarupstairs.org.uk

www.hunterrobertson.com

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The Sweet Lowdown – award-winning acoustic roots trio from Victoria, British Columbia
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 in “The Barn” at The Three Horseshoes Towersey, Oxfordshire, OX9 3QY, 01844 212322
Tickets £8 Doors open 7:30pm : On Stage 8:00pm : Finish by 10:15

More details: http://www.musicallymonstrous.co.uk/2014-04-23-TheSweetLowdown.html

Reserve tickets by emailing Mark Wallace at musicallymonstrous@talktalk.net

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10th April

The Windermere picking weekend (WOTMAD) will be 25th to 27th July. Here’s the poster with relevant details and a ‘review’ of last year’s event:

http://foaotmad.org.uk/wordpress/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WOTMAD-Poster-2014.jpg

http://foaotmad.org.uk/wordpress/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WOTMAD-2013-report.pdf

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Adam Hurt and Beth Hartness Williams are adding a new concert to their May mini-tour. They will be playing at the Parish Hall, Station Road, Backwell, North Somerset BS48 3QW (just south of Bristol), on Sunday 18 May 7.30pm. Tickets £10.

http://foaotmad.org.uk/wordpress/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Adam-and-Beth-at-Backwell.pdf

See the calendar for other dates (link on right)

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Evie Ladin and Keith Terry at Bridgwater on Friday 18th April – last chance to see them on this tour. Support by the Acorn Shakers

http://foaotmad.org.uk/wordpress/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Evie-and-Keith-Bridgwater.jpg

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Following the successful launch of their three CD set “Old Time Music Slow Jam”, Dave Marshall and Andy Imms are pleased to announce the publication of a book to accompany the CDs.

“Old Time Music Slow Jam – clawhammer banjo and guitar tablature” provides a comprehensive breakdown of all thirty-six tunes on the CDs, in banjo tablature, by guitar chords and in musical notation.
In addition, the banjo section includes a detailed description of how tablature works and in the guitar section, many bass runs are tabbed out, with additional advice on playing techniques.

There is something for all Old Time musicians in this excellent book, regardless of which instrument you play. It can be obtained spiral bound from Lulu.com, or in a couple of weeks, perfect bound from Amazon, for only £12.99.

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Those of you (like me) who forgot to check Antiques Roadshow for the feature about Alec Somerville and his World War I banjo will be grateful for Colm Daly who supplied this:

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Jeff Warner’s forthcoming dates:

May
Sat 3 Davy Lamp Folk Club, Washington Tyne & Wear
Sun 4 Guisborough FC
Mon 5 Stirling Folk Club
Wed 7 Dunfermline Folk Club
Thu 8 Black Swan Folk Club, York
Fri 9 Bacca Pipes Folk Club Keighley
Tue 13 Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, Leigh on Sea
Wed 14 Haverfolk, Romford
Thu 15 Wolf Folk Club, Wolferton, Norfolk
Fri 16 Rhyl Folk Club
Sun 18 Foundry Folk, Stamford
Mon 19 Grand Union Folk Club, Barrow on Soar
Tue 20 Village Folk Club Manchester
Wed 21 Cross Keys Folk Club, Uppermill, Saddleworth
Thu 22 Corsham Folk Club, Wiltshire
23 – 26 Chippenham Folk Festival
Tue 27 Ringwood Folk Club, Hampshire
Wed 28 Dartmouth Inn, Totnes
Fri 30 George Hotel, South Molton, N Devon
Sat 31 Lewes Folk Club, Sussex
June
Sun 1 Walthamstow Folk Club
Mon 2 Tonbridge Folk Club, Kent
Wed 4 Faversham Folk Club
Thu 5 Redbourn Folk Club, Herts
6 – 7 Gate to Southwell Folk Festival
Sun 8 Warrington Folk Club
Mon 9 Boston Folk Club, Lincs
Fri 13 Musical Traditions Club, London

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3rd April

An extra gig for Evie Ladin & Keith Terry – Monday 7th April, Jamboree, Limehouse, London

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6th Apr – next Old Time session at the Huntsman Inn, Ide, Exeter. 7.30 start as they close a little early on Sundays.

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Rachel Eddy gigs –
10 Apr Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent
11 Apr Royal Oak, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DA

and also

Following on from a week at Sorefingers Summer School, Erynn Marshall, Carl Jones, Rachel Eddy and friends appear on Sat 19 Apr at Trip Space Projects, Arch 339 Acton Mews London E8 4EA £8 in advance from wegottickets.com or £10 on the door

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Stompin’ Dave’s upcoming gigs:

Stompin’ Dave Allen
Fri 18th Apr The Rusty Bicycle, OXFORDSHIRE
Sat. 10th May The Red Lion, Manningtree, ESSEX
May 24th-26th River Cottage, Axminster, DORSET, 10am-1pm
Sun 1st June The Cellar Bar, Cardigan, WALES

Stompin’ Dave & His Bluegrass Band
Sat 5th Apr The Green Note, Camden, LONDON, 8pm
Thu 22nd May The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, DEVON, 8pm
Sat 31st May Fire In The Mountain Festival, Aberystwyth, WALES

Southern Tenant Folk Union with support from Stompin’ Dave Allen
Sat 12th Apr Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, DORSET, 8pm

Latemouth Blake (Dave’s vintage blues alter ego *no banjo or stompin’ included!)
Sun. 13th Apr Platform Tavern, Southampton, HAMPSHIRE, 8.30pm
Sun 11th May The Three Compasses, Charminster, DORSET, 8.30pm
Sun. 25th May Fanny’s Meadow, SOMERSET
(Book your ticket (£40) via Stompin’ Dave’s email contact and receive a free Stompin’ Dave & His Bluegrass Band CD

Dubl Handi (USA) + Stompin’ Dave
Tue 15th Apr The Dolphin Hotel, Beer, DEVON, 8pm
A night of Appalachian Old-time. Tickets available via organiser Alan West 07773 768110

Morgan O Kane(USA) + Stompin’ Dave Allen Fri 9th May The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh, ESSEX

Cut A Shine featuring Stompin’ Dave
Fri 23rd May Fanny’s Meadow, SOMERSET
(Book your ticket (£40) via Stompin’ Dave’s email contact and receive a free Stompin’ Dave & His Bluegrass Band CD

Dave’s festival appearances this summer will include:

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, DORSET
Boomtown Festival, HAMPSHIRE
Upton Blues Festival, WORCESTERSHIRE
Foxstock Festival, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
The Great Dorset Steam Fair, DORSET

www.stompindave.com or 01308 488387

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Dubl Handi (named after a washboard and pronounced ‘Double Handy’):

Wed Apr 2 House concert, Edinburgh
Thu Apr 3 Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri Apr 4 The Border Club, Hawick
Sat Apr 5 The Corn Exchange, Biggar
Sun Apr 6 Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Wed Apr 9 The Green Note, London
Fri Apr 11 West End Club, Barry, South Wales
Sat Apr 12 Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun Apr 13 The Canteen, Bristol (4pm – afternoon)
Mon Apr 14 Grateful Fred’s Cafe Series, Cafe’ D’Art, Formby, Liverpool
Tue Apr 15 The Dolphin Hotel, Beer, Devon
Thu Apr 17 Live Theatre, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

https://www.facebook.com/DublHandi

http://dublhandi.bandcamp.com/

http://www.reverbnation.com/dublhandi

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The Senile Delinquents perform their own brand of cowgirl jazz at the Bruton Castle, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0AW on Saturday April 5th at 9pm

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I’m not sure that it will be in this Sunday’s episode, it may be a subsequent World War One related one, but the BBC Antiques Roadshow should be featuring a banjo belonging to Alec Somerville, previously owned by a Canadian soldier. Sunday 6th, BBC1 at 8pm. For more details of a fascinating story have a read here:

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2013/12/17/banjo-is-a-mystery-from-the-first-world-war/

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27th March

Sweet Sunny South takes place at the Fairlight Lodge in Hastings from September12th to 14th

Artists appearing are Beverly Smith & John Grimm, A&E Stringband & Phil Burkin plus extra workshop(s) from Helmut Rheingans of the Down Trodden String Band.

http://sweetsunnysouth.co.uk/ or ring 01424423230 or email sweetsunnysouth69@yahoo.co.uk.

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Duo together with the Buffalo Gals present an Old Time American Music Evening exclusively, for one night only, at The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge on Thursday 10th April.

Old Time American Music Evening is at The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, 10th April, at 8pm and tickets can be booked on 01225 756376 or www.arctheatre.org.uk

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Also, Evie & Keith are in “The Barn” at The Three Horseshoes Towersey, Oxfordshire, OX9 3QY on Friday 4th April

Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs both old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate yet robust evening of old-time and blues inspired folk music, hilarious anecdotes, and virtuosic dance performances anchored by Keith’s Body Music and Evie’s step dancing.

Tickets £10, Doors open 7:30pm : On Stage 8:00pm : Finish by 10:15 Reserve tickets by emailing Mark Wallace at musicallymonstrous@talktalk.net

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Evie and Terry’s other gigs can be found in the caledar – see the link on the right – and here are some more details about them:

Evie Ladin is a banjo player, step-dancer, singer, songwriter and square-dance caller with a lifetime of experience in traditional American cultural arts. She grew up in a trad folk scene up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the US, travels the world, and calls the rich arts scene in Oakland, California home. She also tours with The Stairwell Sisters, all-gal old-time teardown, and Keith Terry & Crosspulse, performing rhythm-based multi-cultural music & dance works. She teaches banjo, harmony singing and dance and calls rowdy square dances in the San Francisco Bay Area when you can find her there.

Keith Terry is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. A pioneer in contemporary Body Music, Keith produces large-scale intercultural collaborations, educational outreach, and more.

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This Friday on Sound Out – calling all banjo and old time addicts! Dave Marshall and Andy Imms, renowned UK old time musicians, will be on air talking with Carole Chant about this and that, and in particular about their Old Time Slow Jam CDs and they will play some lovely music.
Friday 28th March, 14:00 to 14:45, resonance 104.4 fm in London and www.resonancefm.com

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Foghorn Stringband will be performing at The Harrison, Kings Cross, London on Tuesday 27th May.

http://www.twoforjoy.co.uk/event/foghorn-stringband-london-harrison

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are appearing at The Workhouse Gallery & Cafe, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2UF on May 2nd

http://cahalenandeli.com

Other dates:

30 Apr Queens Head Garret Sessions, Fyfield
01 May The Green Note, London
03 May Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury
04 May The Cross Inn, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
06 May Red Room, Cookstown, Ireland
07 May Balor Arts Centre, Balleybofey, Ireland
08 May Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
09 May Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Co Cork, Ireland
11 May Jumpin’ Hot Club at The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 May Denholm Green
13 May Edinburgh House Concert
14 May Edinburgh House Concert
15 May Acoustic Music Club, Polish Club, Kirkcaldy
16 May Village Hall, Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire
17 May The CatStrand, New Galloway

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The next American Old Time session at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance will be on Thursday, 3rd April, 8.30pm.

On 6th April, upstairs at the Admiral Benow, Penzance Folk Club is promoting an evening with Rita Hosking an award winning US singer/songwriter who has family connections in Cornwall. She will be joined by Sean Feder on dobro and banjo. Tickets are £6 – from Alan or Linda Collins on 01736 333007 or from West Penwith Music shop, Penzance. The evening will start at 8.30pm.

Check Rita out here http://ritahosking.com/about

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Corn Potato String Band – some gigs with Ed Hicks

http://cornpotato.com

23 May Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes – SOLD OUT
25 May Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire
28 May The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset
29 May Stag and Hounds, 74 Old Market St., Bristol
30 May to 01 Jun Fire In The Mountain Festival, Cnwch Coch, Aberystwyth
03 Jun Burnetts Hill Chapel, Nr Narberth, Pembrokeshire
04 Jun What’s Cookin — Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, London
05 Jun Cumberland Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne
07 Jun Craighouse, Isle of Jura
08 Jun Craigmore Bowling Club, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
10 Jun House Concert, Edinburgh
11 Jun Smailholm Village Hall, nr Kelso
13 to 14 Jun Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Westport, Co Mayo
15 Jun Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
17 Jun The Red Room, Cookstown, N. Ireland
18 Jun Myles K. McCann’s, Omagh
19 Jun Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh
20 Jun Open House Festival, Belfast
21 Jun JJ Harlow’s, Market Square, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon
22 Jun Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
27 Jun The Source Arts Centre, Cathedral St., Thurles, Co. Tipperary
28 Jun Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
03 Jul Vinterviken Bluegrass Festival, Sweden
05 Jul Torsåker Bluegrass Festival, Sweden

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20th March

Rayna Gellert, Leah Abramson and Patrick Metzger are touring – check the calendar (link on the right)

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Evie Ladin and Keith Terry are touring shortly. Again check the calendar.

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OLD GREY DOGS are at the LITTLE OPRY on SATURDAY 29 MARCH 2014!

Top notch trio playing a mixture of Newgrass, Bluegrass and Americana style music, ‘Old Grey Dogs’ featuring Joe Mcilvenny (banjo) Bob McClean (guitar) and Barry on fiddle.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Old-Grey-Dogs/240956039278861

Plus open mic – would you like to come along and play on the open mic? Be glad to hear from you. Old Time and Bluegrass welcome.
Meet in bar upstairs from 6 pm. Starts 7.30pm

Tickets £7.50

More information at www.littleopryattomthumb.webeden.co.uk or contact us directly on 01227 770840 or 01322 228802. Check out Tom Thumb website: www.tomthumbtheatre.co.uk/

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13th March

“Sound Out” Friday 14th features the Stuart Brothers recorded at Carole Chant’s home, twin brothers from the mountains of western North Carolina, Travis on banjo, Stuart on fiddle, play wonderful old time music. Last few minutes of show about Rachel Grimes, pianist and composer prior to her gig at Café Oto Saturday 15th March.
Resonance104.4 fm in London and www.resonancefm.com – 14:00 to 14:45

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Adam Hurt and Beth Williams Hartness are touring soon:

May 14, Dragon Hall, Norwich as part of the Great British Banjo Sessions
May 15, Wolf Folk Club near Kings Lynn, Norfolk
May 20, Burnetts Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire
May 22, Elephant and Castle, Lewes (more details below)

There may be more but not yet finalized.

http://adamhurt.com/

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Tappalachian at The Maltings, St Albans, Friday 4th April, at 8.00pm.

Tappalachian dancers and band are putting on a one-off show, “Over the Pond and Back Again”, tracing the origins of Appalachian Clogging and its associated music from the traditional English, Irish and Scottish step and clog dance of early settlers, through flatfooting, to the dance in its current form. The narrative will be interspersed by songs, tunes, solo and group dances and of course several dances from the team’s current repertoire, to provide an entertaining show.

Tickets £10, student concessions £8.
To book: Online at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo
By phone: 0844 870 0887
in person at: St Albans Tourist & Information Centre, Town Hall, Market Place
or pay on the door: Maltings Arts Theatre, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL.

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From Kerry Fletcher – not to be missed!! Appalachian Clogging workshops with Evie Ladin!

I’m delighted and very excited to tell you that the fabulous Appalachian Clogger, Evie Ladin, is coming over from the USA to tour in the UK…. and I’m helping to run 2 workshops that YOU can come to!! This really is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a real source dancer. Evie has been clogging since she was knee high and learnt from the likes of the Green Grass Cloggers, in whose style we dance, and I’d just love for us to all learn from her!

And not only can you take a workshop with Evie, her and amazing body percussionist, Keith Terry, will be performing at Graham Anstee’s ROOTS club in Rainham, Kent too!

Appalachian Clogging Workshop – London
Tuesday 8th April – Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY
7pm – 9pm £12

Concert – Rainham, Kent
Wednesday, 16th April – Rainham Oast House Community Centre Rainham Kent, ME8 7SG
ROOTS, Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Contact Graham: graham.g.anstee@ btopenworld.com

Appalachian Clogging Workshop – Faversham, Kent
Thursday 17th April – St Catherine’s Schoolroom, Preston Lane, Faversham, Kent ME13 8LG
7pm – 9pm £12

The dance workshops are suitable for those who have done some clogging before, so if you are, or have been a regular at my classes, you are welcome! If you are not sure, give me a ring 07703 639 720

Places are limited and MUST BE BOOKED
Either email me: kerry@kerryfletcher.co.uk or text/call: 07703 639 720

www.evieladin.com
www.keithterry.com

Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs both old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate yet robust evening of old-time and blues inspired folk music, hilarious anecdotes, and virtuosic dance performances anchored by Keith’s Body Music and Evie’s step dancing.

And, if you are not near enough to get to any of these events – check out the rest of the tour around the country… http://www.evieladin.com/tour.html

Wed Apr 2 What’s Cookin Ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone London E11 3DB
Thu Apr 3 Wolf Folk Club Wolferton, Norfolk, PE31
Fri Apr 4 The Barn, Three Horseshoes, Towerset Oxfordshire
Sat Apr 5 York House Centre London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1JQ
Tue Apr 8 Cecil Sharp House 7-9pm Clogging Workshop , 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Wed Apr 9 The Orange Tree Baldock & Letchworth Folk Club, Norton Road, Baldock SG7 5AW
Thu Apr 10 The American Museum in Britain Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath, Avon BA2 7BD
Family Workshops – 1-1:45 and 2:30-3:15
Concert with Kate Lissauer & Buffalo Gals The Arc,Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 OES 8pm
Fri Apr 11 The Roots and Acoustic Club Held at the Ukrainian Centre , 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 4AD
Sat Apr 12 The Davy Lamp Washington Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, District 7, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 8AB Clogging Workshop before the concert TBD
Sun Apr 13 Steel City Opry The Harland Cafe , Sheffield
Wed Apr 16 ROOTS, Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Rainham Oast House Community Centre Rainham Kent, ME8 7SG
Thu Apr 17 Clogging Workshop St Catherine’s Schoolroom, Preston Lane, Faversham, Kent ME13 8LG (See above for booking)
Fri April 18 Bridgwater Arts Centre 11-13 Castle St, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3DD, support by the Acorn Shakers

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The next old time session at The Head at Middleton, Cumbria takes place from 9pm on Friday 14 March. Contact Hugh Connor on 015395 60534 for details.

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Fri, April 11th: RACHEL EDDY at The Royal Oak, Lewes @ 8:00pm (Doors 7:30) £8
Thurs, May 22nd: ADAM HURT & BETH WILLIAMS HARTNESS at the Elephant & Castle, Lewes @ 8:30pm (Doors 7:30) £8

Full information and tickets for all of the above available from: http://appalachianfolk.weebly.com

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CANCELLED
Curtis Eller’s American Circus
The most fantabulous, craziest, entertaining yodeling banjo player from New York City that you’d ever wish to meet!

Tuesday 25th March in “The Barn” at The Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire, OX9 3QY, 01844 212322
Tickets £10 Doors open 7:30pm : On Stage 8:00pm : Finish by 10:15

Reserve tickets by emailing Mark Wallace at musicallymonstrous@talktalk.net

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BUFFALO GALS and BUFFALO GALS ‘STAMPEDE’

22 Mar Buffalo Gals – Tangley Village Hall, Hampshire SP11 0JE
3 Apr Buffalo Gals – Alfrick & Lulsey Village Hall, Worcs.
4 Apr ‘Stampede’ – No.8 Community Arts, Pershore, Worcs.
5 Apr Buffalo Gals – St. Thomas Church Centre, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
6 Apr Buffalo Gals – The Rolleston Club, Burton-On-Trent
10 Apr Buffalo Gals & with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry – Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, Wilts
11 Apr ‘Stampede’ – North Wingfield Resource Centre, Derbys.
12 Apr ‘Stampede’ – Edingale Village Hall, Staffordshire
25 Apr Buffalo Gals – Buckland Dinham Village Hall, Somerset
26 Apr Buffalo Gals – Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Hampshire
10-17 May – Music Workshop: La Fuente De Musica
please contact the band via our website to join our classes in Spain for the week
21 Jun Buffalo Gals – Churchill Academy School, North Somerset
4 Jul Buffalo Gals – The Archangel, Frome, Somerset
5 Jul Buffalo Gals – Positive Action Cancer fundraising gig, part of Frome Festival 2014
12 Jul ‘Stampede’ – Priddy Folk Festival
19 Jul ‘Stampede’ – Shrewsbury Day of Dance

www.buffalogals.co.uk
kate@katelissauer.com or headingwest@hotmail.co.uk

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Barn Dance at Wendover Memorial Hall, HP22 6HF in aid of Bega Kwa Bega, Ugandan orphans. Dance to the music of Valerie Vale and her Aylesbury Aylevators with caller Tim Rooke

Saturday March 22nd at 7:30. Entry £10, free to children under 16.
Tickets from 01296 696759, 01296 696776 or 01296 622678

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6th March

From Kate Lissauer:

Music Workshops in Spain—May 10-17
The deadline for enrollment in this workshop holiday week is March 12. I have not had enough enrollment to make the week happen, and I need to let teachers and workers know if it is on, as they have been holding the dates, waiting to make their plans. So, if you suddenly realise that you simply must come, let me know by then! Many thanks, Kate

kate@katelissauer.com

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Stompin’ Dave Allen upcoming gigs

Stompin’ Dave & His Bluegrass Band
Fri 7th Mar., Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton, HAMPSHIRE, 8pm
Sat. 5th Apr., The Green Note, Camden, LONDON, 8pm
Thu. 22nd May, The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, DEVON, 8pm
Fri. 23rd May, Fanny’s Meadow, SOMERSET
Sat. 31st May, Fire In The Mountain Festival, Aberystwyth, WALES

Latemouth Blake (Dave’s vintage blues alter ego *no banjo or stompin’ included)
Tues. 11th Mar. Prologue Bar, The Barnfield Theatre, DEVON, 8pm
Sat. 15th Mar, The Woodman Inn, Bridport, Dorset, 9pm
Sun. 23rd Mar, The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, DORSET, 4.30pm
Tues. 25th Mar., Prologue Bar, The Barnfield Theatre, DEVON, 8pm
13th Apr., Platform Tavern, Southampton, HAMPSHIRE, 8.30pm
Sun. 25th May, Fanny’s Meadow, SOMERSET

Stompin’ Dave
Sat. 22nd Mar., The Barton Inn, Barton St. David, SOMERSET, 9pm
Southern Tenant Folk Union with support from Stompin’ Dave Allen Sat. 12th Apr., Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, DORSET, 8pm
Sat. 15th May, The Red Lion, Manningtree, ESSEX
May 24th-26th, River Cottage, Axminster, DORSET, 10am-1pm
Sun 1st June, The Cellar Bar, Cardigan, WALES

Dave’s festival appearances this summer will include:
Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, DORSET
Upton Blues Festival, WORCESTERSHIRE
Foxstock Festival, GLOUSTERSHIRE
The Great Dorset Steam Fair, DORSET

www.stompindave.com

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On this Friday’s Sound Out, don’t miss the BUCKING MULES, traditional old time music from the Southern States of America. This band knows how to bust down on a fiddle tune, how to get square dancers moving, and how to belt out a beautiful old song. 14:00 to 14:45 Resonance 104.4 fm in London or www.resonancefm.com

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“A tribute to the music of Pete Seeger”
21 March 2014, at St Julians Club, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX.
Featuring – JOE LOCKER (of the New Deal String Band), ROD DAVIS (of the
Quarrymen) and the KENT CARTERS; content mainly old-time music and songs associated with Pete Seeger.
Tickets £10 (£8 conc)- from 01732 458261. More details at www.stjulians.co.uk

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The next Old Time session at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance on Thursday, 13th March, 8.30pm

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Here’s an additional gig for Leah Abramson, Rayna Gellert and Patrick Metzger:

Thursday 20th March, 8.30pm, £8
The Beacon Pub and Restaurant, Tea Garden Lane, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JH

info and reservations Lynne and Steve at cajunbarn@outlook.com, 01892 533493

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27th February

Autoharps – Do you have an autoharp tucked away? Have you ever fancied playing one? Or do you need some expert tuition? UK Autoharps is running a full day of workshops at Tirlebrook Primary School, Tewkesbury GL20 8EW, on Saturday 22nd March from 10.30am.

Tutors include Mike Fenton and Heather Farrell-Roberts.

Cost is £10 for half a day, £20 full day, including free autoharp loan if required. To book a place visit the website www.ukautoharps.org.uk or email neilgillard@hotmail.com

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Tom Paley + Reuben’s Train + The Wayne Drury Project
Friday 28 February – The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, Nunhead SE15 3BE.

Door 7pm, live music starts 8pm, good food and real ales!
Tickets £10/8 advance, £11/9 on the door.

Advance tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/thegooseisout

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Old Time Session at the Huntsman Inn, Ide, near Exeter, Sunday 2nd March

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Adding a new ‘winter only’ session in Dublin to the sessions page I realsie that there may be some misssing or incorrect. If you go to a session, please check the list (link on the right) for accuracy and let me know of any changes – mailout1@foaotmad.org.uk

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Sound Out this Friday – Carole’s guest is Flatfoot Johnny, maker of old timey banjos, canjos, cigarbox guitars and other things that go twang, all made in his old wooden cabin up in the hills of South East London. He will bring in examples of his work, talk about the making process and play a few tunes. Listen from 14:00 to 14:45 on resonance 104.4fm in London or www.resonancefm.com

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Dubl Handi – named after a 19th century washboard manufacturer (and pronounced double-handy), have added a hugely-appealing rhythmic groove to traditional well-loved songs and tunes and turned that to their advantage when presenting their own self-penned nuggets. (according to their publicity)

Here samples : http://dublhandi.bandcamp.com/
more info: http://www.americanrootsuk.com/dubl-handi—up-like-the-clouds.html

Wed April 2: House concert, Edinburgh
Thurs April 3: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Fri April 4: The Border Club, Hawick
Sat April 5: The Corn Exchange, Biggar
Sun April 6: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
Wed April 9: The Green Note, London
Fri April 11: West End Club, Barry, South Wales
Sat April 12: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Sun April 13: The Canteen, Bristol (afternoon)
Mon April 14: Grateful Fred’s Cafe Series, Cafe’ D’Art, Formby, Liverpool
Tues April 15: No 5 The Beach, Clevedon
Thurs April 17: Jumpin Hot Club, The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

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20th February

The Corn Potato Band (an Old Time Band from Nashville – http://cornpotato.com ) will be playing a House Concert on 23rd May starting at 8pm.

Venue: 20 London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JL

Tickets are on sale at £7.50 each. Bring your own drinks.
Ring Andrew on 07790 225095 to book tickets or for more information.

Support Band is the Blisworth Tunnel Rats

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Midwest Banjo Camp 2014
June 6-8, 2014 (pre-camp starts June 5)
Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan
Check-in opens 11 AM on Friday; June 6; Camp ends 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 8

www.midwestbanjocamp.com

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12th February

Gaisnborough Festival means an early mailing to clear the decks.

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Are you a male step dancer looking for a challenge?

Buffalo Gals Stampede is a new high energy show, hitting the stages across Britain with their unique take on American Old Time music, song and dance. The show features some of the best examples of American stepping in the UK.

The show needs a male dance deputy. Are you that person?

You will need considerable dance and performance experience to an advanced level with an open attitude to learning new material.

As a deputy you will need to be available and willing to travel for all rehearsals (Somerset or Yorkshire based) and most performances. Have a flexible attitude and be able to step into role in an instant.

If you think that you would like to find out more about this role please contact the Buffalo Gals Stampede through Kate@Katelissauer.com or try calling Kate 01373 474110
Sara, Jenny and Zoe of Stampede will also be around at the Gainsborough Festival with Appakella if you wish to have a chat and find out more.

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Vera van Heeringen gigs:

TRIO with Andy Seward and Dave Proctor:
Tues 25 FEB The old Library, KILBARCHAN
Wed 26 FEB EDINBURGH House Concert
Thu 27 FEB KIRKCALDY Acoustic Music Club
Fri 28 FEB CARLISLE Folk and Blues Club

DUO with Dave Luke
Fri 7 MARCH The Heeley Institute, SHEFFIELD
also with Neil McSweeney
Sat 8 MARCH, Ex Service Men’s Club, OSWESTRY
Sun 9 MARCH Bridge End Inn, RUABON

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Thursday 27th February

Last chance to remind you about Bob Hall’s Last Chance Saloon with Hilary Blythe and Dave Peabody

Boogie Woogie in “The Barn” at The Three Horseshoes
Towersey, Oxfordshire, OX9 3QY, 01844 212322

Tickets £10 Doors open 7:30pm : On Stage 8:00pm : Finish by 10:15

Reserve tickets by emailing Mark Wallace at musicallymonstrous@talktalk.net

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