From: mail_at_mundyturner_dot_fsnet_dot_co_dot_uk [cathjay_at_mundy-turner_dot_com]
Sent: 28 August 2006 21:12
Subject: Mundy-Turner NEWS: August 2006
EYUP, GDAY, HI, HELLO...
A warm welcome to MUNDY-TURNER's Email-Listers for the UK & Northern Hemisphere!  How is your summer?  Hope you've enjoyed plenty of gorgeous music, the great outdoors and loving vibes with family, friends and fellow beings on this planet.

This summer has been a hugely creative time for Mundy-Turner, what with all our songwriting & recording projects, the evolution of the Mundy-Turner Band (more about which below), and the excitement of the growth of our little baby.  Cath is now 30 weeks pregnant - in excellent health, very active, and glowing!  And all reports show baby is doing well too.

We're looking forward to hitting the road in the UK in Sept and October - our last few working months before becoming parents!  See below for the latest tour list - please note one cancellation for the 4 Sept at Ashbourne, Derbyshire plus some new gigs since our last newsletter.

CONTENTS
1. Upcoming Tour Dates: Sept - Dec 2006
2. New Album: Ha'Penny Tweedle
3. Our Revolutionary Upcoming Project: Traitors, Fools & Heroes
4. Celebrate-10 Success!
5. CDs available by mail order: http://www.mundy-turner.com

UPCOMING GIGS: UK 2006
We highly recommend contacting gig organisers directly before planning your attendance to any of the shows, as details are subject to change.

NB Mon 4 Sept CANCELLED ***
3-in-the-Round Concert Series
BERESFORD ARMS, Station St,
ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire, DE6 1AA

Tues 5 Sept
ROSES THEATRE WARNERS CAFE BAR,
Sun St, TEWKESBURY, Glos, GL20 5NX
Show starts 8.30pm
Box office Ph 01684 295 074
For info email: folk_at_rosestheatre_dot_org

Wed 6 Sept
CHANTICLEER FOLK CLUB,
Friends Provident Social Club, off Pixham Lane,
DORKING, Surrey, RH4 1QA
Doors open 8.30pm, folk club starts 9pm
Contact Neil McRitchie Ph 01306 888 530 / 07885 484 509
For info on the club and a map of the location
see http://www.website.lineone.net/~chanticleer/

Tues 12 Sept
ST NEOTS FOLK CLUB
Kings Head Hotel, 3 South St,
ST NEOTS, Cambs, PE19 2BW
Doors open 8pm, 8.30pm start.
Contact Roger & Patti Pitt
Ph 01234 376 278

Wed 13 Sept
FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB, The Chimney Boy,
Preston St, FAVERSHAM, Kent, ME13 8PG
Folk club starts 8.30pm
Contact Andy Pigg 01795 539 055
or email: andy_at_pigglet_dot_co_dot_uk
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Sat 23 Sept
Private function: 60th Birthday Concert
WALTHAMSTOW, London

Sun 24 Sept
WOOLSTON & BURSLEDON FOLK CLUB, (formerly Woolston & Netley Folk Club)
Bursledon Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon, SOUTHAMPTON, SO31 8BZ
Folk club starts at 7.30pm
Contact Sam & Sandy Satyanadhan 02380 434 209
or email: sandy_at_woolnetfolk_dot_co_dot_uk
http://www.woolnetfolk.co.uk

Fri 29 Sept
MARSDEN MECHANICS HALL, Peel Street, MARSDEN,
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6BW
with unityvoices
Concert starts 8pm
Box office Ph 01484 844 587
Email: marsdenmechanicshall_at_hotmail_dot_com

Fri 6 Oct
CHASE FOLK CLUB, The Bridge Cross Sports & Social Club,
Bridge Cross Road, Chase Terrace,
BURNTWOOD, Staffordshire, WS7 8BX
Contact Barry Yates Ph 01543 271 269
http://members.aol.com/Bazyat/main.htm

Wed 11 Oct
CROSS KEYS FOLK CLUB, Cross Keys,
UPPERMILL, Greater Manchester, OL3 6LW
Folk club starts 9pm
Contact Jim Schofield Ph 01457 833 897
http://jimfolk.users.btopenworld.com/

Fri 13 Oct
WOODMAN FOLK CLUB, Woodman Inn,
Mount Pleasant, KINGSWINFORD, West Midlands, DY6 9ST
Folk club starts 8.30pm
Contact Ian Munro Ph 01384 831 263
http://www.woodmanfolk.co.uk/

Sat 14 Oct
Private function: 60th Birthday Concert
KEIGHLEY, West Yorkshire

Tues 17 Oct
GREAT KNIGHT FOLK CLUB, Old Black Lion,
2 Black Lion Hill, Marefair, NORTHAMPTON, NN1 1SW
Folk club starts 8.30pm
Contact 07962-904 912 or email gkfcnorthampton_at_hotmail_dot_com
http://www.rabidelephant.freeserve.co.uk/greatkn.htm

Wed 18 Oct
FAMOUS WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club,
Mill Rd, ARUNDEL, West Sussex, BN18 9PA
Folk Club starts 8pm
Contact Chris Davis Ph 07790 511 054
or email: chris_at_willowsfolkclub_dot_org
http://www.willowsfolkclub.org/index.html

BONZER AUSSIE CHRISTMAS TOUR: Dec 2006
The BAC Tour will be smaller than those of previous year's - we don't wish to overburden our new-born or ourselves with too much travel.  Our apologies to those in other areas (& countries!).  If you wish to see us on "Baby's First Tour", this is the time.

You are invited to get into the Festive Aussie theme with any extra bits of costumery or props you wish (corked hats and tinnies optional), to be in the running for the traditional Best Dressed Aussie prize!

Sun 10 Dec
HANGER FARM ARTS CENTRE http://www.hangerfarm.totton.ac.uk
Off Aikman Lane, West Totton, SOUTHAMPTON, SO40 8FT

In celebration of HUMAN RIGHTS DAY!
Special Fundraising Event for Amnesty International in this
beautiful, recently opened venue - an 18th century Grade 2 listed Barn,
restored and converted into a professional theatre and arts space.

Doors open 3.30 p.m. Show at 4.00 p.m.
Tickets 8
Tel: 023 8066 7683  Email: hangerfarm_at_totton_dot_ac_dot_uk
Car parking, fully accessible, refreshments, raffle, campaigning opportunities.

For further information contact Fran Stanfield 023 8086 0368.
or email: f_dot_stanfield_at_bigfoot_dot_com

Tues 12 Dec
HOY AT ANCHOR FOLK CLUB
The Ship Hotel, 1 New Street, LEIGH-ON-SEA, Essex, SS9 2EA
Doors open 8pm, folk club starts 8.15pm
Contact Ph 01702 715 111
or email: hoymug_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk
http://www.thehoy.info

Wed 13 Dec
BALDOCK & LETCHWORTH FOLK CLUB
The Orange Tree, Norton Rd, BALDOCK, SG7 5AW
Folk club starts 8.30pm
Contact Alan or Sue Hewson Ph 0845 123 2658
or email: alan_at_madnanny_dot_co_dot_uk
http://www.madnanny.co.uk

Tues 19 Dec
THE BLUEBELL INN
High St, HEMPSTEAD, near Saffron Walden, North-west Essex, CB10 2PD
Show starts 8.30pm
Book a table for dinner before the show and experience The Bluebell's traditional  CAMRA award-winning hospitality and authentic country pub atmosphere.
Contact Rod or Marian Stokes 01799 599 199
http://www.thebluebellinn.co.uk

NEW ALBUM: HA'PENNY TWEEDLE
We've been recording... and it's sounding very wonderful.  Dare we say it's our best album yet!  The rather unusual title of this offering is Ha'Penny Tweedle, after our new song-&-tune set about a fairground ride that Jay's Great-Grandpa John Turner built circa 1900.

We're hugely excited about the new material being laid down, which takes us in some interesting new directions and has been going down a storm live.  Tracks include our original musical settings of the classic Australian Banjo Paterson bush ballads Clancy of the Overflow and A Bush Christening, Henry Lawson's radical poem Freedom's on the Wallaby, as well as a number of sparkling new original songs & tunes.

Recording is ongoing through August 2006 at the Limbo Creatives studio, Otley, Yorkshire run by Radio Britfolk siteman Phil Snell.  To visit Phil's site: http://limbocreatives.co.uk/philsnell/home.aspx  
Guest musicians joining us are Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, (Vicki on double bass, wooden flute and small pipes, Jonny on accordion, piano & guitar - see their site http://www.smallpiper.co.uk), Phil Snell on mandolin, and Hugh Whitaker on beautifully subtle drums/percussion.

We've never had so much fun nor laughed so hard in the studio than with this mob!  And they sound great too.

Release for Ha'penny Tweedle is currently planned for mid-Autumn 2006. Get in now to PRE-ORDER your copy of what we believe is our best one yet.  Email: cathjay_at_mundy-turner_dot_com

ENGLAND'S LAST REVOLUTION!
MUNDY-TURNER BAND PERFORM *TRAITORS, FOOLS & HEROES*
Traitors, Fools & Heroes is a fascinating songwriting & performance project we've been researching over the past couple of years, based on the events of the Pentrich Revolution, Derbyshire 1817, reputedly England's Last Revolution.

This will culminate in a special album & tour in Spring 2007, with the launch event being planned for April '07 at Derby Guild Hall, proudly presented by PR Promotions <email:prpromotions_at_w3z_dot_co_dot_uk>.

Through a series of stirring & poignant songs and traditional tunes, linked by spoken-word vignettes, the Mundy-Turner Band will lead the audience on the path of England's Last Revolution, an event of great social, political and historical significance.

We also pleased to announce that BBC Radio Derby are also making a documentary about the project with us, to be aired first at Easter 2007.

For more details, see our website News page or contact us.

The UK tour is being promoted by Bob Chiswick of The Urgency Agency.  Interested venues/festival organisers may request a promo pack with demo cd from Bob.  Please contact: Ph 01302 788 478 / 07952 278 096  <email:bob_at_rchiswick_dot_freeserve_dot_co_dot_uk>

CELEBRATE-10 SUCCESS
FOR PICS OF THE WEEKEND VISIT OUR WEBSITE NEWS PAGE & PHOTOS PAGE
http://www.mundy-turner.com

What a beaut way to celebrate Mundy-Turner's first 10 years of duo-dom.  Blessed by great weather, the Celebrate-10 Mini-Fest was held at one of our favourite & most regular venues, The Bluebell Inn, Hempstead, near Saffron Walden, Essex, Fri 23 - Sat 24 June 2006.

This was the Bluebell's first music festival and was such a success that the pub plan to make it an annual event.  Local support was strong and folk travelled from as far away as Aberdeenshire, Lancashire and Chichester.  Heroes!

Bluebell owners Rod & Marian Stokes and their loyal team outdid themselves, providing excellent traditional-style pub hospitality with a festive flavour.

A Real Ale Beer festival ran concurrently with the music.  There was a lovely white marquee out the back for the evening events, great meals, lots of outdoor spaces to relax and soak up the country sun, a welcoming environment for campers.  Up the back next to the chicken, duck and goat pens was a second-hand clothes & craft stall raising money for Mumbai orphans, plus face-painting and hair-braiding by Ruth Stokes.
                                   
The pub's sessioning musos did an incredible job creating fabulous atmosphere and playing all day till 3 each morning - what an effort.

Simon Ritchie's Thaxted Country Dance Band put on a grand Friday night celilidh.  One rarely sees anything but smiles on people's faces at a ceilidh!

While the dancers had a well-earned rest interval, entertainment was provided by talented duo Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer and Mundy-Turner, each duo playing a small appetiser for the Saturday concert.  As a quartet, we performed a debut version of Jay's beautiful "Naked" as a special request for long-time fan Clare Macrae and her partner Jannette who were there on the eve of getting married.

Saturday kicked off bright and early with our Sing Yer Socks Off vocal harmony workshop using the lovely acoustics of the Hempstead Village Hall, attended by singers ranging in age from 11 to 60-something.  Loved the extended improvisations this group achieved.  They also were the first to try a brand new choral arrangement for our song "Unfinished Business" - sounded awesome.

Jonny Dyer guided acoustic guitarists through the magic of working in the DADGAD tuning, then Mundy-Turner played an informal acoustic concert in the Hall, enjoying the opportunity to revisit repertoire from our early years and play songs requested by fans in advance.  Many thanks to all of you who sent in requests for  your M-T faves!  Late afternoon saw Vicki & Jonny's Meet the Artist session also in the Hall.

Sat night: A hugely enthusiastic crowd, still enjoying the last of the evening sunshine, welcomed Vicki & Jonny to the marquee stage.  The duo treated us to a stunning opening set of gorgeous self-penned tunes and traditional ballads, with Vicki on Scottish small pipes, flutes and vocals and Jonny on vocals, accordion and guitar.
                                        
Mundy-Turner then took to the stage to play 2 sets of mostly new material (including a few world-premieres) and were joined in the first set by The Sing Yer Socks Off choir on "Unfinished Business" - went down a storm!

The biggest delight for us was the final Band set where our usual duo set-up was augmented by Vicki playing her sexy black electric double bass, Jonny on accordion, guitar or piano (sometimes he wasn't sure which!), plus Phil Snell (all the way from Otley in Yorkshire) on mandolin.

With only a few short rehearsals to put a live set together, the Mundy-Turner Band sounded pretty damn fabulous for a first time outing!  What's more, it was so much fun, on stage and off.  We'll definitely be planning more live shows together as the Band, hopefully for the launch of the new album and also for the Traitors, Fools and Heroes project.

Huge thanks to:
THE BLUEBELL INN: ROD & MARIAN and all their team - visit The Bluebell Inn
http://www.thebluebellinn.co.uk
VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER - visit their website http://www.smallpiper.co.uk
THAXTED COUNTRY DANCE BAND
PHIL SNELL
SESSIONING MUSOS AT THE BLUEBELL
HEMPSTEAD VILLAGE
JANICE ENGLISH for help with publicity and the idea to put on our own day of music
MOST ESPECIALLY TO ALL THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS WHO CAME & ENJOYED

Thanks also to BBC RADIO SUFFOLK (Stephen Foster's Drivetime) AND BBC RADIO ESSEX (Ray Clarke's Drivetime) for interviews and playing our music in support of the event.

ALBUMS
All our albums are available very easily by mail-order anywhere in the world through our website http://www.mundy-turner.com

Follow the links to the Order page, where you'll be able to purchase in your local currency using Paypal.

If you prefer to pay by cheque (UK and Australian customers only) hit reply to ask for an Order Form (word doc) to be emailed to you.

Our award-winning debut album High Life has continued to sell well ever since release in 1998.  The latest pressing has nearly sold out entirely and with new products coming out, we're not certain that we will restock soon.  Luckily all High Life tracks are now available as digital downloads through http://www.cdbaby.com and other reputable online music stores (iTunes, etc)

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Too-doo-loooo!  Thanks for reading!  
Any queries or messages just hit reply.  We'll be in touch with updates about the release of the new album soon.  Enjoy the rest of your summer, have a bonzer time, and we look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.

Songfully,
Cath (+bump) & Jay
cath MUNDY - jay TURNER
award-winning acoustic music from Oz/UK
Global Mobile Phone (+44) (0)79 8098 3544

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