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
Full list of Bunkfest activities at this pub:

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).
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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