17th September

NEXT LITTLE OPRY – Saturday 29 September 2019

RAGGED OUT STRING BAND
with Emily Smith, Andy Quelch and Joe Auckland
Dancers – don’t forget yours shoes!
Plus open mic

Doors open 19.15 for 19.30 start
Tickets: £9 from www.wegottickets.com

Tom Thumb Theatre
Eastern Esplanade
Cliftonville
Kent
CT9 2LB

https://www.facebook.com/pg/raggedoutstringband/about/?ref=page_internal

www.littleopryattomthumb.webeden.co.uk

http://www.tomthumbtheatre.co.uk/

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Old Time Picking Day at The Meeting House

22nd September 2018
The Meeting House
Meeting House Lane
Claverham
Bristol
BS49 4PB
Map

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William Smedley’s Old Time Music Hour
Episode: 36 Best of Clifftop!

The Old Time Music Hour on WSOV is a weekly program dedicated to providing our listener’s the finest traditional and progressive Appalachian old-time music. The program is hosted by Bill Smedley from Jersey Shore Pa.
https://padlet.com/newtchaser/otmh

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11th September

Reed Island Rounders Tour

Hi FOAOTMAD folks! Looks like you all had a wonderful time at Summer camp. We Reed Island Rounders are excited to be returning back to Gainsborough next February. We are extending our stay to include an “apres-tour”, and need your help. Because we have some friends in Scotland, we are hoping to start our tour by going north, then looping back along the west coast. We don’t have our flights yet, but intend to use Manchester to arrive & depart. Ray Banks has graciously agreed to transport us about – thanks!!

We would love to be hosted for house concerts, pub gigs, folk clubs, or whatever would work along our route. I know the folk clubs get booked up early, so we may have missed some chances.
So here is our hopeful, but not limited, route, so any suggestions and contacts would be appreciated.
Gainsborough>> Edinburgh>> Ardnamurchan>>Mull>>Glasgow>>Dumfries>>Lake District>>Manchester.

We are not ruling out more of the Midlands or North Wales, and still don’t have anything firm on the northern end. So all tips are welcome.Please communicate with me directly, and Tim Rooke. You can PM me and we’ll get together on email as well.

Betty Vornbrock
rounders3@embarqmail.com
https://www.reedisland.com/RIR/WIW.htm

A New Chairman for FOAOTMAD

The Foaotmad committee are pleased to announce that, following the resignation of our previous Chairman, Peter Haynes, Alan Pridgeon has offered to take on that role. The committee has unanimously voted to accept that offer and so Alan is now Chairman of Foaotmad. The office will be open for nomination and election at the society’s AGM at Gainsborough festival in February.

William Smedley’s Old Time Music Hour Ep34

The Old Time Music Hour on WSOV is a weekly program dedicated to providing our listener’s the finest traditional and progressive Appalachian old-time music. The program is hosted by Bill Smedley from Jersey Shore Pa.
https://padlet.com/newtchaser/otmh

THE HORSENECKS

From Portland, Oregon the stringband that drove them wild at Fire in the Mountain Festival last year, playing hard-hitting Old Time and exciting upbeat foot stompers. Fiery fiddling, jaw-dropping banjo and sweet harmonies with a rhythm section to die for. Put on your dancing shoes.

We’re celebrating the release of our brand new album Fiddlehead! Recorded in Portland in late 2017 and all live around a single microphone, Fiddlehead is a dynamic collection of old time fiddle tunes, banjo tunes, vocal harmonies and original music.

8pm. Fri 28th September
The Lost ARC, Bridge St
Rhayader
Powys LD6 5AG

£10. Info and bookings

Tel: 01544 350407.
www.thelostarc.co.uk
www.horsenecks.net

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Check and Update Your Session Information for the New FOAOTMAD Website

We are checking the accuracy of the information on the Sessions page of the FOATOMAD website prior to it being transferred to a new site.

If you have your session listed could you please check the information is still correct.
Any changes should be sent to chairman@foaotmad.org.uk

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29th August

Reed Island Rounders Tour

Hi FOAOTMAD folks! Looks like you all had a wonderful time at Summer camp. We Reed Island Rounders are excited to be returning back to Gainsborough next February. We are extending our stay to include an “apres-tour”, and need your help. Because we have some friends in Scotland, we are hoping to start our tour by going north, then looping back along the west coast. We don’t have our flights yet, but intend to use Manchester to arrive & depart. Ray Banks has graciously agreed to transport us about – thanks!!

We would love to be hosted for house concerts, pub gigs, folk clubs, or whatever would work along our route. I know the folk clubs get booked up early, so we may have missed some chances.
So here is our hopeful, but not limited, route, so any suggestions and contacts would be appreciated.
Gainsborough>> Edinburgh>> Ardnamurchan>>Mull>>Glasgow>>Dumfries>>Lake District>>Manchester.

We are not ruling out more of the Midlands or North Wales, and still don’t have anything firm on the northern end. So all tips are welcome.Please communicate with me directly, and Tim Rooke. You can PM me and we’ll get together on email as well.

Betty Vornbrock
rounders3@embarqmail.com
https://www.reedisland.com/RIR/WIW.htm

Hi again all Pickin’ Lunchtimers!

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday 2nd SEPTEMBER’s session will be at
The George, High St, Wallingford, OX10 0BS,
as part of Bunkfest 2018
(in the dining room 3-6pm)
(Wallingford Bunkfest is a lovely local festival,
crammed full of great music, food, and beer.)

Sunday 7th OCTOBER is our next Pickin’ Lunchtime, at
The Global Cafe London St, Reading RG1 4PS (3-6pm)
(Please read IMPORTANT INFO – PARKING below.)

Please do share with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too! (all levels & friends too are all welcome at this open cafe experience. Free parking, also close to station, more details and clips on our new website Pickin Lunchtime link below.
See you Sunday
Colm, Cathy & Stu
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IMPORTANT INFO – PARKING
New parking charges in the car park from 18 July 2018
No charge if using the RISC spaces marked in
YELLOW.

You must now PAY BY PHONE to park in the bays
numbered 3 -16 only marked in WHITE.
Do not park at any time in bays
1, 2, 17 — 22 or you will get a ticket!

Please see the sign in the car park for
information on how to pay.

These charges apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week with immediate effect.

(Alternative parking is available on London Street, or at Queens Road multistorey Car Park.)

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The Old Time Music Hour on WSOV is a weekly program dedicated to providing our listener’s the finest traditional and progressive Appalachian old-time music. The program is hosted by Bill Smedley from Jersey Shore Pa.
https://padlet.com/newtchaser/otmh

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21st August

William Smedley’s Old Time Music Hour at Clifftop 2018

So you did not get to Clifftop this year? No matter, kick back and enjoy an hour of Clifftop action brought to you by the one and only Bill Smedley.

The Old Time Music Hour on WSOV is a weekly program dedicated to providing our listener’s the finest traditional and progressive Appalachian old-time music. The program is hosted by Bill Smedley from Jersey Shore Pa.
https://padlet.com/newtchaser/otmh

Next Pickin Lunchtime Notice

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Please note Sunday 2nd SEPTEMBER’s session will be at
The George, High St
Wallingford,
OX10 0BS
as part of Bunkfest 2018   (in the dining room 3-6pm) .

Cheers. Colm

Old Time Music trip to Australia!

Twelve days trip playing old-time music and walking in Australia in 2020
Dates : 1 March to 12 March 2020, Aussie summer

Your trip will start in Canberra, the capital of Australia where we’ll do a circuit of the Australian Capital Territory [ACT].

From the ACT, we then travel into the state of New South Wales [NSW] venturing into the foothills of the Australian alpine regions, down to the lush landscape and crystal blue seas of the Sapphire Coast and finally returning to Canberra, with a total route of approximately 1000 miles.
https://aussieoldtimetrails.com/

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14th August

FOAOTMAD 2018 Fiddle & Banjo Workshops

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Corn Potato String Band, Monday 3rd September, Richmond

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Gig list for Riley Baugus and Ira Bernstein—August 2018

Sat August 11th
Ira and Riley dance party
1pm to 6pm
BREDON Village Hall
Nr Tewksbury, GL20 7QN
Bring instruments, dancing shoes, finger food and drink to share.
Why not join us for the weekend at FOAOTMAD summer camp at Croft Farm,
just 5 mins’ from the village hall. Remember to book your camping pitch.
email : sibsriesen1@gmail.com

Wed Aug 15th
RIPPONDEN House Concert
Organiser : Pete Coe
email : pete@petecoe.co.uk
Phone: 01422 822569

Sat August 18th
Ira and Riley dance party
1pm to 6pm
BREDON Village Hall
Nr. Tewksbury, GL20 7QN
Bring instruments, dancing shoes, finger food and drink to share
Why not join us for the weekend at FOAOTMAD summer camp at Croft Farm,
just 5 mins’ from the village hall. Remember to book your camping pitch.
email : sibsriesen1@gmail.com

Mon Aug 20th
EXETER House Concert and Dance Party
Organiser : Jenny Read email : music-dance@hotmail.co.uk
Phone: 07790 008839

Wed Aug 22nd
SITTINGBOURNE
The Dancing Dog Saloon
Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Kent, ME9 8QP
Organisers : Josie and Graham Anstee
Email : janstee23@gmail.com
Phone: 01 634 260281 / 07745 286 176

Fri Aug 24th
TOWERSEY
The Three Horseshoes
Chinnor Road, OX9 3QY
Organisers : Mark Wallace & Georgina Lawes.
Email : zymosis@talktalk.net
Phone: 01 844 346897.

Sun Aug 26th
WALTHAMSTOW
Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street, E17 4SA
Organiser : Russ Chandler email : russ@russchandler.com
Phone: 0208 524 2855

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17th July

No Blog or Mail Out for 3 Weeks 🙁

Sorry! I’m off to Clifftop and beyond for three weeks. Normal service will resume on my return Monday 13th August. If you have any last minute information that you want to share, please get it to me tomorrow as that will be the only time I can post it. Paul.

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry’s UK Tour

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry’s UK tour will run from 18th to 29th July, combining traditional Appalachian old time folk with elements of world music and dance. Multi-talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and step-dancer Evie Ladin is steeped in traditional Appalachian music and dance, and started playing banjo from the age of 8 and clogging when she was just 5. Versatile musician and dancer Keith Terry takes care of percussive duties on double bass, cajon and more. Founder of the International Body Music Festival and a skilled proponent of the art of body percussion, Keith has performed and taught body percussion at prestigious venues across the world. This entertaining California-based duo will be performing concerts and leading dance workshops while in the UK.

More info and links at:
http://www.truenorthmusic.co.uk/upcoming-tours/evie-ladin-keith-terry/

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11th July

Membership Cost and Standing Orders

Eve Morris our membership secretary has asked me to please remind all members that pay by standing order to update their payment details from August to take into account the new club fees listed below.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP – £25 gives you four editions of Old Time
News, free ads in the magazine, weekly mailouts, ticket discount
for the annual FOAOTMAD Gainsborough Festival, Camps and
other old time events.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP – £35 per year provides two copies of each
issue of OTN, above benefits, but no ticket discounts.

COUPLE/FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – £35 per year provides one copy of
each magazine, above benefits and ticket discounts.

Gig list for Riley Baugus and Ira Bernstein—August 2018

Sat August 11th
Ira and Riley dance party
1pm to 6pm
BREDON Village Hall
Nr Tewksbury, GL20 7QN
Bring instruments, dancing shoes, finger food and drink to share.
Why not join us for the weekend at FOAOTMAD summer camp at Croft Farm,
just 5 mins’ from the village hall. Remember to book your camping pitch.
email : sibsriesen1@gmail.com

Wed Aug 15th
RIPPONDEN House Concert
Organiser : Pete Coe
email : pete@petecoe.co.uk
Phone: 01422 822569

Sat August 18th
Ira and Riley dance party
1pm to 6pm
BREDON Village Hall
Nr. Tewksbury, GL20 7QN
Bring instruments, dancing shoes, finger food and drink to share
Why not join us for the weekend at FOAOTMAD summer camp at Croft Farm,
just 5 mins’ from the village hall. Remember to book your camping pitch.
email : sibsriesen1@gmail.com

Mon Aug 20th
EXETER House Concert and Dance Party
Organiser : Jenny Read email : music-dance@hotmail.co.uk
Phone: 07790 008839

Wed Aug 22nd
SITTINGBOURNE
The Dancing Dog Saloon
Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Kent, ME9 8QP
Organisers : Josie and Graham Anstee
Email : janstee23@gmail.com
Phone: 01 634 260281 / 07745 286 176

Fri Aug 24th
TOWERSEY
The Three Horseshoes
Chinnor Road, OX9 3QY
Organisers : Mark Wallace & Georgina Lawes.
Email : zymosis@talktalk.net
Phone: 01 844 346897.

Sun Aug 26th
WALTHAMSTOW
Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street, E17 4SA
Organiser : Russ Chandler email : russ@russchandler.com
Phone: 0208 524 2855

Dave Marshall and Barry Murphy You Tube Channel

Many of you will have known Dave Marshall and Barry Murphy, two great banjo players and all round good people.

Over the past couple of months, Andy Imms has been working with others to create a You Tube channel featuring Dave and Barry and this can be accessed here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcjx4qkkcNMLgJhU7c8BG3Dk0oKz-zkO0

Andy wants it to be known that most of the videos were shot by Laurie Jarman and particular thanks are due to him for making them available for editing down. Others were shot by folks unknown so Andy has not been able to seek permission to include them on the channel. If this presents a problem to anyone, please contact Andy through FOAOTMAD. If you shot the video and are happy to allow it to be included, thanks very much. Most of the music is in the public domain but Dave always made it his business to contact anyone who composed a tune he played so there should not be any problems. However, as with the videos themselves, if there are any problems, contact Andy.

There are over 100 videos on the channel and it has been a pleasure putting it together for everyone to enjoy.

Hopefully, within the next few weeks, there will be some good news about recordings of Dave’s solo banjo which have surfaced, so watch this space!

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7th July

William Smedley’s Old Time Music Hour

The Old Time Music Hour is a weekly one hour program of traditional and progressive Appalachian Old Time Music. Simply the best Old Time listening around!

Hours of listening and the host Bill Smedley is just brilliant, the playlists are all viewable, and the listener can choose which episodes to play as and when they want.

https://padlet.com/newtchaser/otmh

Alsia ​Old Time & Americana Music Campout

Old Time and Americana Campout. Penzance, Cornwall
Come on down and join in some fun, energetic, mad, fiddling’, dancing, singing. 4 days, all night, every night!
Fantastic, magical place, very friendly.
We play Old Time (everything from Skillet Lickers to Holy Modal Rounders)
There is also a separate Bluegrass & Americana marquee which is hosted by Flats & Sharps and some strange ‘happenings’ are known to take place there near dawn.
Dancers most welcome.
Stop press: Square Dance on Sunday (Caller Julian Marshall)
Might even have some Doc Watson tunes, Blues, and even have some great Cajun players that will probably pop by.
Look forward to seeing all our friends and meeting some new ones.

Free event, but contributions gratefully accepted.
Hosted by Guy & Xanthe Ponsford and Old Time Music Cornwall
Marquees Fire Water & Loos provided.
For further info please message Alsia Fest or email guy@alsiafarm.com

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28th June

FOAOTMAD November workshops

Download Application Form Here

 

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Hi again all Pickin Lunchtimers!

Your Old Time fix for July at Pickin Lunchtime is the very first day so minimal cold turkey 🙂 Sunday 1st July 2018 in Reading at our favourite venue The Global Cafe 3-6pm

Please do share with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too! (all levels & friends too are all welcome at this open cafe experience. Free parking, also close to station, more details and clips on our new website Pickin Lunchtime link below.
See you Sunday
Colm, Cathy & Stu
Pickin Lunchtime

We can also be found on Facebook:
Pickin Lunchtimes Facebook Group

And again a quick plug for my Colm’s Old Time Listening Wall (feedback appreciated). I highly recommend checking out Bill Smedley’s excellent Old Time Music Hour
https://padlet.com/newtchaser/ColmListeningWall

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WOTMAD 2018 Update

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The site is booked for us from midday Friday 27 July to midday Mon 30 July.

Please remember to bring your swimming gear, your insect repellent, and your tasty morsels to incinerate on the communal barbecue. There is a garage shop about 3 miles away if you forget to bring your own booze. And an up market Booth’s supermarket in Ulverston for organic wines, olives, sour dough bread and Prosecco. And while you’re in Ulverston, don’t miss a visit to the Laurel & Hardy Museum.

We have a strict drink and drugs policy on this site. Any camper found drinking Prosecco will be ignominiously ejected from the site.

That’s it for now,

Hugh

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26th June

Ira and Riley’s UK Visit and Reunion

Thank you to everyone who has pledged donations to support Ira and Riley’s visit to the UK, to help with their flight and subsistence costs. Please send donations in advance by cheque made out to Alvin Baugus, to:

C/o Pete Coe
103 Oldham Rd
RIPPONDEN
SOWERBY BRIDGE
W.Yorks
HX6 4EB

so these can be paid into an English bank account and we can keep a record of donations.

Parking and travel from summer camp: we’d like to encourage people to share lifts from summer camp to Bredon Hall for the dance parties. There are two car parks a 2-minute walk from the hall. The first car park (traveling from summer camp location) is Bredon Parish Council car park on the left next to playing fields. The second smaller car park is on the right past the first one, just by Blenheim Drive. There is a Bowling Green car park next to the hall but as they have a home match, that will be in use all afternoon.

Old Time Pub Session Cornwall

8.00 Wednesday 27th June
Out of the Blue
Mill Lane
Porthleven
Cornwall
TR13 9LQ
Map

https://oldtimemusic-cornwall.weebly.com

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