16th October

Gainsborough Festival Tickets

A reminder that tickets for the Gainsborough Old Time Festival are now available to be purchased through the FOAOTMAD website. They are presently only available to members, at a cost of £50 for a full weekend ticket. Non-member tickets will be available from 1st January.

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Old Time Music in Cornwall

Plenty of Old Time Music in Cornwall including a new session venue and two Festivals for 2018

https://oldtimemusic-cornwall.weebly.com/

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13th October

The Next Dance Party

We had a super time in July here near Stroud, Gloucestershire, with lots of great musicians and many dancers who had a good long clogging session and lots of fun.

The next dance party is booked for Saturday October 21st at Eastington Village Hall again. GL10 – Not long to go so hope you can make it.

Easy to get to from M5 – take A419 heading for Stroud. At the first roundabout go right – over the canal and up the hill and 1st on the left is Millend Lane with the Village Hall on the corner.
6.30-11pm with a bring and share meal to start with and a catch up, then we get going with the clogging and fabulous music.
Any musicians who can spare an evening do please come along.

Dancers please wear hard soles rather than taps if you can so it doesn’t get too noisy as musicians will be accoustic.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Love Clare

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27th September

 Next Pickin’ Lunchtime Sun 1st Oct 3-6pm

Hi Y’all, we invite you to get your monthly ‘Old Time Fix’ in Reading UK on every 1st Sunday 3-6pm at
Pickin’ Lunchtime @ 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
http://www.risc.org.uk/global-cafe

Players of all levels, singers & dancers & friends are welcome to our monthly 1st Sunday acoustic music session.

Generally American stringed band stuff (Old Time, Bluegrass, Blues & Folk) and hosted according to traditional session etiquette. If new to this then take a peek at http://www.pegramjam.com/etiquette.html and while there also check out this useful resource for accompanying tunes unfamiliar to you (it is hoped that tune leaders will announce tune titles before commencing to play giving those with this book time to find them).
http://www.pegramjam.com/documents/Pegram%20Jam%20Chord%20Chart%20Book%20v48.pdf

Hope to see you there :O)

Your Pickin Lunchtime session hosts areStu Weetman & Colm Daly.
See also our Facebook Group where you’ll find under group description video links to many of the songs & tunes we do in their respective keys: https://facebook.com/groups/pickinlunchtime

Also please share this SUBSCRIBE LINK with others (to be sent this monthly email reminder…..always reversible!) http://eepurl.com/biYzvD or simply send them this leaflet https://goo.gl/p9sqKw

Remember to share with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too!
More info email Colm: newtchaser@gmail.com or call/text 07776373906.

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21st September

RICHMOND OLD TIME MUSIC & DANCE invite you to MOLSKY’S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS

Join us for what promises to be a fantastic day of the very best in Old Time music with MOLSKY’S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS, featuring afternoon workshops, followed by an evening concert and dance — all at Oddfellows Hall, Richmond, SW London.

From 3pm-5pm there will be workshops with Bruce Molsky (fiddle), Allison de Groot (banjo) and Stash Wyslouch (guitar).

The workshops will combine some ensemble time with all three band members, followed by specialist instrument tuition with your chosen teacher, before we all reconvene for a final wrap-up session.

Then there will be a break, with the opportunity for a jam session, before we open up the hall for the evening concert and dance.

3pm-5pm Workshops
5pm-7.45pm Break
7.45pm Doors
8pm Evening show – first set seated concert; second set square dancing.

Workshop tickets are strictly limited to 20 per teacher. Available in advance from brownpapertickets

Prices are:
Workshop and concert £30
Concert only £12
Workshop only £20*

(*Please contact us for workshop-only tickets.)

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3088135

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18th September

Native Grass’ LITTLE OPRY

Headline Band HOT ROCK PILGRIMS Plus open mic

Sat 30 Sept
Tom Thumb Theatre
Cliftonville
Margate
CT9 2LB

Tickets £9
Cocktail bar open from 6.30, Show starts 7.30

More information: www.littleopryattomthumb.webeden.co.uk

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12th September

From Albion to Appalachia at Halsway Manor

Halsway Manor, the national centre for folk arts, is putting on a residential weekend titled ‘From Albion to Appalachia’ from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May, 2018, to celebrate the centenary of Cecil Sharp’s final songhunting visit to the Southern Appalachians.

This is aimed primarily at singers and singer-instrumentalists, although there will be classes on fiddle and banjo as well as sessions on Appalachian ballads, old-time songs, gospel, classic recordings and the wonders of’crankies’. All three artists will appear in concert on the Saturday night, and both Jeff and Brian will give presentations based on the collecting work of Frank and Anne Warner and Cecil Sharp himself.

There will also be opportunities to jam and share songs with your course leaders and yourselves!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/from-albion-to-appalachia/

Old Time Music Concert in Taunton

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Tickets & info: http://www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk/events/live-music-fundraising-event-with-southern-belle-23rd-sept-2017/

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31st August

Pickin’ Lunchtime

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Hi Y’all,
Just another reminder of our change of venue for your next monthly ‘Old Time Fix’ at your next Pickin’ Lunchtime on Sunday 3rd Sept which is from 12-3pm in Wallingford
at their renowned annual town festival Bunkfest in:

The Coachmakers Arms Tavern,
37 St Mary Street
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 OEU

http://www.coachmakersarmswallingford.co.uk
Full list of Bunkfest activities at this pub:
https://www.facebook.com/events/250594155453236/?ti=as

Hope to see you there :O)
Your session hosts:
Stu Weetman & Colm Daly.
More info email Colm: newtchaser@gmail.com or call/text 07776373906.

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10th August

Headline band for Gainsborough 2018 is The Bigfoot Stringband

The headline band for Gainsborough 2018 is The Bigfoot Stringband, featuring John Herrmann, Meredith McIntosh, Rhys Jones, Cleek Schrey and Susie Goehring.

The band are planning to stay in the UK for approximately one week after the festival with John and Meredith possibly staying longer. If anyone is interested and able to accommodate them with a booking can they please contact me by email at tim.rooke@btinternet.com.

The dates for the festival are 9th-11th February.

Tim Rooke
Festival Organiser

‘Old Time Fix’. Next jam on Sunday 3rd Sept

Hi Y’all, a change of venue for your next monthly ‘Old Time Fix’. Next jam on Sunday 3rd Sept is at
Bunkfest in:

The Coachmakers Arms Tavern,
37 St Mary Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. OX10 OEU
http://www.coachmakersarmswallingford.co.uk
Full list of Bunkfest activities at this pub:
https://www.facebook.com/events/250594155453236/?ti=as

Hope to see you there :O)
Your session hosts:
Stu Weetman & Colm Daly.

This is turning into an annual change of venue from The Global Cafe in Reading as the 1st Sunday in Sept coincides with this exceptional community festival most worthy of support.
Normally Pickin Lunchtime in Reading UK is on every 1st Sunday 3-6pm at
@ 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 http://www.risc.org.uk/global-cafe
Players of all levels, singers & dancers & friends/partners are welcome. Generally American stringed band stuff (Old Time, Bluegrass, Blues & Folk) and hosted according to traditional session etiquette.

If new to this then take a peek at http://www.pegramjam.com/etiquette.html and while there also check out this useful resource for accompanying tunes unfamiliar to you (it is hoped that tune leaders will announce tune titles before commencing to play giving those with this book time to find them).
http://www.pegramjam.com/documents/Pegram%20Jam%20Chord%20Chart%20Book%20v48.pdf
See also our Facebook Group where you’ll find song & tunes lists and more (check the ABOUT page): https://facebook.com/groups/pickinlunchtime

Also please share this SUBSCRIBE LINK with others (to be sent this monthly email reminder…..always reversible!) http://eepurl.com/biYzvD

Remember to share also with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too, and here’s a link to share: https://goo.gl/xSJBE2

More info email Colm: newtchaser@gmail.com or call/text 07776373906.

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8th August

Glebe Farm Bluegrass and Old-Time ‘Picking and Learning’ Festival

Glebe Farm Bluegrass and Old-Time ‘Picking and Learning’ festival on 11th/13th August at Glebe Farm, Astbury, just south of Congleton. Cheshire.

The clawhammer workshop will be led by ace player and all round nice chap Jim Allen, while pickers will explore the uncharted areas of the fingerboard with expert Andy Anderson. There might be mandolin and guitar workshops as well.  Griffin Banjos will attend with a display of several models to see and try.

Evening entertainment will be by (high class) scratch bands, and all for the measly price of £35 for the weekend. Check it out online, Facebook etc.

No Blog from Wednesday 9th August

Please note:  I am at Summer camp for a week so will not be updating the blog until my return on the 19th. Hope to see you at Sacrewell. Paul.

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3rd August

Bunting strings wanted for inside FOAOATMAD Marquee at Summer Camp

Bunting strings wanted for inside FOAOATMAD Marquee at Summer Camp, 9 1/2 inches [24cm] top width and 14 inches [36cm]sides. Check John Rushton’s video / ‘Chinquapin’ showing FOAOATMAD members last weekend, playing in the Bluegrass tent at Alsia Fest., Cornwall, [on Facebook] to see the effect.

https://www.facebook.com/alsiafest/

Further info. eve.morris@talktalk.net

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Old Time Pub Session in Penzance Cornwall

8.30 Friday 4th August
The Pirate Inn
Alverton
Penzance
TR18 4PS
Map

Please note the summer sessions are played in the pub garden and are weather dependant.

 

Pickin’ Lunchtime in Reading Sun 6th August 2017 3-6pm

Hi Y’all, we invite you to get your monthly ‘Old Time Fix’ in Reading UK on every 1st Sunday 3-6pm at
Pickin’ Lunchtime @ 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
http://www.risc.org.uk/global-cafe

Players of all levels, singers & dancers & friends are welcome to our monthly 1st Sunday acoustic music session. Generally American stringed band stuff (Old Time, Bluegrass, Blues & Folk) and hosted according to traditional session etiquette. If new to this then take a peek at http://www.pegramjam.com/etiquette.html and while there also check out this useful resource for accompanying tunes unfamiliar to you (it is hoped that tune leaders will announce tune titles before commencing to play giving those with this book time to find them).

http://www.pegramjam.com/documents/Pegram%20Jam%20Chord%20Chart%20Book%20v48.pdf

Hope to see you there :O)
Your session hosts are Stu Weetman & Colm Daly and this we both hope to be present.
See also our Facebook Group where you’ll find song & tunes lists and more:
https://facebook.com/groups/pickinlunchtime

Also please share this SUBSCRIBE LINK with others (to be sent this monthly email reminder…..always reversible!) http://eepurl.com/biYzvD

Remember to share with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too!
More info email Colm: newtchaser@gmail.com or call/text 07776373906.

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