From: Petawebken_at_aol_dot_com
Sent: 15 February 2007 21:09
Subject: MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB SPRING 2007 (with optional attachment)

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MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB     SPRING  2007  (with optional attachment)
 Dear Member,
Hope to see you at some of our upcoming dates.
All the information is here but download the attachment if you'd like to see the pictures too!
All the best,
Peta Webb & Ken Hall


               MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB     SPRING  2007  


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)   

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


Friday 20th April  Jeff Warner
Jeff Warner has been around traditional song all his life and it shows in the respect
and skill with which he interprets the songs . His parents, Anne and Frank Warner, were two of the most important folk song collectors of the 20th century. With warmth, humour and understated scholarship, Jeff Warner connects 21st century audiences with the music and everyday lives of 19th century people.  A fine guitarist and banjo player, he presents musical traditions from North Carolina, from the lumber camps of the Adirondack mountains and the whaling ports of New England.

With  Will Duke & Dan Quinn and Blues from Simon Hindley

Friday to Sunday 11th to 13th May
Guests invited (tbc) include: Ian Russell, who will give a workshop on the Sheffield Carols and bring down some carollers from the area ;  John Cocking & Will NobleSylvia Barnes, Maureen  JelksJoe Aitken, Geordie Murison;
Roisin White, Ron Kavana, Annie Armstrong, Sean Mone, Jim MacFarland;  The Black Spot Champions ; musicians from Bampton and our resident bands The Rakes and The Pigeon English Band.

Festival details and ticket prices coming soon!

June/ July date 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.

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


For further information,  contact : petawebken_at_aol_dot_com     or      0208 340 0530



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Guinness Who's Who of Folk Music.

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Songs and Music from the 1920s and 30s.
Available for parties, weddings, dances and all social occasions - always bound to go down well !
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