From: Petawebken_at_aol_dot_com
Sent: 03 December 2006 17:16
Subject: MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB WINTER 06/07 with optional attachment

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 MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB WINTER 06/07  with optional attachment 
Dear Member,
 Hope you see you at some of our Winter events.  Also we have put in a news section at the end about other events which might be of interest to MTC members.
                       SEE the attachment for a poster with pictures!
 NB,  don't forget to buy your ticket (unreserved seating) to be sure of getting in to the special event on 12th January.
       Best wishes and Happy Christmas ,
                                                                   Peta Webb & Ken Hall


               MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB     WINTER  2006/ 2007  


Friday 8th December

Xmas Party  with  Jim Ward, master of the monologue.

Plus debut performance of The Omega 3 , featuring Derek Pearce and Clive Harvey, previously Roaring Jelly - " considered pioneers of alternative comedy before the term became fashionable"- Guinness Who's Who of Folk Music.


With The Pigeon English Band (Sarah Crofts, Doug Adams and Paul Gross).


Admission for Members £6, Concessions £3.50.Non-Members £7, Concessions £4.

Membership no longer compulsory but Members will be given priority.




 Friday 12th January 2007


Special anniversary night  with Martin Carthy 

plus Pete Stanley and Donnie Scott  and The Rakes. 

Last year  we presented to  the landlord of The King & Queen a framed photo of the night when Bob Dylan sang there in December 1962 at a club run by Martin Carthy .
Tonight we bring together some of today's top musicians who  remember those historic days.Thanks to the Lea family for hospitality to music over the years and to the current staff led by Colin and Mel. ADVANCE BOOKING RECOMMENDED .
 Tickets £7 (members, concs. £4), £10 (guests, non -members, concs. £7).
Send  s.a.e plus cheque made out to to  Peta Webb to 52 Cecile Park, London N8 9AS or contact 0208 340 0530 or  petawebken_at_aol_dot_com   
Members will be given priority until 12th DECEMBER, after which tickets will be made generally available.



Friday 23rd February


Maggie is much admired for her expressive, traditional vocal style - the result of her Irish heritage. Since 1984 she has accrued an impressive catalogue of recordings and live appearances, including work with The Chieftains. Her credits include the title-track vocals for the Hollywood blockbuster, "Patriot Games".
       Reared in the musically vibrant London-Irish community of the 60s and 70s, she and her brothers got the music from their father Paddy Boyle,a native speaker from the Donegal Gaeltacht townland of Derryloughan , Nr Glenties . She also learnt from Oliver Mulligan, a great singer from Co. Monaghan resident in London (and well -known to MTC members!).
Through her  flute playing and ballads, old and new, she continues the tradition of music and storytelling passed on by her Irish family.
      “she tackles largely traditional song with a full-blooded ardour that’ll come as a shock to those weaned on the flaky New Age nonsense sold to us as Celtic music through most of the ‘90s. Boyle gets right inside the songs in the uncompromising manner of the best storytellers.”                                                                       Colin Irwin, fRoots

( For more detail on Maggie’s early influences take a trip down memory lane.)

   With The Rakes  (Reg Hall, Paul Gross, Michael Plunkett and Ken Lees)Admission for Members £6, Concessions £3.50.Non-Members £7, Concessions £4.      ************************************************************************************

Friday 16th March


Ed was best known as the melodeon player in The Bismarcks dance band for a long time, but is now building a parallel reputation as a fine singer. His material is drawn from a broad range, ancient and modern, English and borrowings from further a-field. The songs themselves are the most important aspect of the performance and Ed’s accompaniment and vocal style are relaxed and uncluttered.  The songs are of a wide variety and though there may be slayings and sorcery, there are also love and laughs.

Mike Yates writes of Ed's CD " Narrative" (mainly ballads ) ,Fellside FECD 185 , "with each playing I find myself liking it more and more".

                                                                                     With The Posh Band

Admission for Members £6, Concessions £3.50.Non-Members £7, Concessions  £4.


Dates for your Diary :

Friday 20th April


Jeff Warner has been around traditional song all his life and it shows in the respect and skill with which he interprets the songs .

Admission for Members £6, Concessions £3.50.Non-Members £7, Concessions £4.



Friday - Sunday 11th - 13th May


The third Festival in Celebration  of Keith Summers

Details to follow



  The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W  6DL (at the junction of Foley Street and Cleveland Street). 8- 11pm. Nearest tube: Goodge Street /Warren Street/ Great Portland Street. Parking OK  after 6.30.


For further information,  contact : petawebken_at_aol_dot_com     or      0208 340 0530




News of Non MTC events :


Wed 13 December 2006
Songs and Music from the 1920s and 30s
featuring vocals by Peta Webb
The STAG    (0207 722 2646)
67 Fleet Road (corner of Lawn Road)
London NW3 2QU
Nearest tube Belsize Park  
Thursday 1st February 2007
Islington Folk Club at The Horseshoe
24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1

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