Welcome to 2016 and what I imagine will be another bumper old-time filled year.
The big thing coming up for FOAOTMAD is the Gainsborough Festival (February 12th to 14th) and you can find details just down the page.
As is strangely usual for this time of year we get an increase in new members (must be something to do with the pricing…) and I have been asked to pass on a request to those who intend using Paypal for this – if you are asked, please pay the extra fees rather than the society. Sadly, we don’t get the service free. Festival ticket prices by Paypal should have an automatic charge built in (we have to call it postage and packing even though it isn’t). Membership doesn’t work through in the same way because you don’t use the ‘shop’. I’m sure the Treasurer will be appreciative.
ALSO, by special request, if you renew or join by Standing Order or Paypal PLEASE put your name and/or membership number in the reference. For Paypal please also say ‘membership’ or it might go into the committee biscuit fund… I am told there’s one payment with negligible ID that might even give us chocolate ones!
There’s a lot of supportive information about the festival here (after the booking info): .
Much more detail about the artists will be in the imminent Old Time News available to members…
Festival queries to email@example.com
Moniaive Michaelmass Bluegrass Festival are organizing an Old Timey music Workshop weekend on July the 2nd 2016.
Classes are: Double bass :Ben, (Corn Potato String band), Fiddle: Linday (Corn Potato Stringband), clawhammer banjo: Aaron (Corn Potato Stringband), guitar: Gordon Reynolds. (a well accomplished multi instrument musician) and mandolin: Laura Beth Salter (Laura Beth is a very accomplished professional musician).
The tuition for the day, (5 hours of workshops) will be £20.-
Bookings will be available on line soon. (or by phoning Paul or Anja Lyttle at 01848 200 272).
For more information please look at: www.moniaivebluegrass.co.uk.
Keith and Cathy report: Very pleased to let you know our annual picking weekend is happening again this (6th) year.
Venue: Bakers Farm, Wrington, nr Bristol BS40 5HT
Date: 24th-26th June
Same arrangements as last year. For full details see http://www.keithburrows.org/picking-weekend.php
Next Pickin’ Lunchtime in Reading on 2nd Sunday 2.30-5.30pm
(please note later start time for they put back their opening times)
Players of all levels, singers & dancers, and friends are welcome to our monthly 2nd Sunday acoustic music session. Generally American Old Time, but Bluegrass, Blues & Folk also in hot pursuit! (traditional session etiquette of inclusiveness & consensus apply)
@ The Global Cafe, 35-39 London St, Reading UK, RG1 4PS (free parking at rear & only 5 min walk from train station)
Ph: 0118 958 3555 website: http://www.risc.org.uk/global-cafe
Your session hosts are Stu Weetman & Colm Daly
See Facebook Group https://facebook.com/groups/pickinlunchtime
Colm – firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 07776373906.
From Kerry Fletcher – email@example.com :
Weekly Appalachian Clogging – Faversham, Kent
On: Thursdays 7th Jan – 24th March (no session 18th Feb half term) 10 week term
Times: Beginners: 6.30-7.30pm Improvers: 7.45-8.45pm ; Intermediates: 8.45-9.45pm
Cost: £65 (£55 conc) / for both Imp&Int £105 (£85 conc)
At: St Catherine’s Schoolroom, Preston Lane, Faversham, Kent ME13 8LG
Monthly Appalachian Clogging – Holwell, Herts
On: Saturdays: 23rd Jan, 20th Feb, 19th March, 16th April, 14th May
Times: Mixed level, incl Beginners: 9.30 – 11am ; Improvers: 11.15 – 12.45pm ; Intermediates: 1-2pm
Cost: £9 (£7 conc) Mixed/Improvers / for both £15 (£11 conc) / £6 (£5 conc) Intermediates
At: At: Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Rd, Holwell,
Nr Hitchin, Herts SG5 3SS
And Wendy is also running beginners classes…
Monthly Appalachian Clogging – Peter’s Green, Herts
On: Mondays Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm Cost: £6.00
At: The Village Hall, Peter’s Green, Hertfordshire LU2 9QL
For dates & info: https://appalachianherts. wordpress.com/
The next “Clog In” will be just over the border into South Wales in the beautiful village hall at Ponthir near Newport. The address of the hall is Ponthir Road, Caerleon, NP18 3XL.
The date is Saturday 20th February – from 7.00 pm onwards. Just after Gainsborough so you can continue to work on those fancy moves…
The Jaywalkers (Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing)
Saturday 30th January in “The Barn” at The Three Horseshoes, Chinnor Road, Towersey, Oxon, OX9 3QY
Tickets £10 ; Doors open 7:30pm : Music 8:00pm : Finish 10:15
Reserve tickets by emailing Mark Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry DUO Tour England Jan 27 – Feb 14
neo-trad kinetic folk / banjo•box•bass•body music
www.evieladin.com • www.keithterry.com
Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance.
WED, JAN 27 What’s Cookin, Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London E11
THURS, JAN 28 The Green Note, London
FRI, JAN 29 Court Sessions, County Arms, 345 Trinity Road, London SW18 3SH
SAT, JAN 30 Canary Wharf College , ORFF Music Teacher Training
9:30-4:15 All Day Body Music Workshop with Keith Terry. Open to all.
SUN, JAN 31 House Concert + Workshops, Frome. Workshopping with the Buffalo Gals by day, Concert at night!
info: Kate Lissauer email@example.com
WED, FEB 3 ROOTS, Rainham Oast House, Rainham, Kent
THURS, FEB 4 Wolferton Folk Club, Wolferton, Norfolk
Info: Roger Young firstname.lastname@example.org
FRI, FEB 5 Steel City Opry, Heeley Institute, 147 Gleadless Road, Sheffield S2 3AF
Info/Tickets – email@example.com
SAT FEB 6 Old Time Harmony Singing Workshop, based on Carter Family Style Singing + Hambone!
The Old Junior School, South View Road, Sheffield S7 1DB, 11am-1pm, £20
Info/Tickets – firstname.lastname@example.org
SAT, FEB 6 York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1JQ
INFO – email@example.com
Box Office: York House 01908 563361
SUN, FEB 7 The Barn, Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire
MON FEB 8-WEDS FEB 10 In Residence, Exeter, Devon
In-Schools, and Appalachian Clogging and Body Music Master Classes for Clog Teams.
Info: Jenny Read firstname.lastname@example.org
THURS, FEB 11 Stag & Hounds, 74 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EJ
FRI-SUN FEB 12-14 Gainsborough Festival