From: Folk in the Barn [debs_at_folkinthebarn_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 02 March 2007 19:20
Subject: Folk in the Barn - Mad March!

Hi Everyone

Im bursting to tell you all about the exciting things happening with folk in the barn in the coming year. I really don?t know what to tell you first! I might hold some back just to keep you on your toes!
Ok first of all a last reminder of the next concert on Saturday March 10th at the lovely Whitstable Playhouse. ColvinQuarmby supported by Waterhorse. Tickets are selling really well for this, in fact it?s a good job We found a bigger venue for CQ this year because if it was at the Kingston Barn it would have Sold Out by now, which is grrrreat news. There are still seats left at the Playhouse however So if you?ve haven?t yet booked or haven?t decided, GO ON! What?s stopping you? Its going to be a brilliant evening with two very different but Excellent Bands, providing pure escapist musical joy, what more could you want on a Saturday night. Better than Graham Norton any day! Ring the Playhouse on 01227 272042 between 10am ? 12noon or there may be some available on the night, but don? t count on it.
STOP PRESS ??as I type -.ColvinQuarmby are recording a special CD, this isn?t CQV as expected, that?s in the pipeline and Gerry has almost completed enough new songs for that. This one is as yet unnamed and is a collection of some requests ie the Dave 'E' Dog Dutfield version of ?South American Dream?, an amazing song that starts with the line ?Wave to Neil Armstrong, he?s on the moon, no-one can tell him what to do, it must be great to be an American? (who else could write THAT???) and other re-arranged versions including ?Freeze Frame?, - the slowed down ?Picture Frame?. A must for all CQ die-hards. I don?t think it?ll be ready by the 10th, but it will be available soon after and can be pre-ordered on the night.

Following on from that concert, our next date is April 21st at the International Study Centre when we have award winning John Tams & Barry Coope coming to entertain us.
Guitarist and singer John Tams and keyboard player and singer Barry Coope have worked together over many years. Barry Coope, well known as one third of the accapela trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson, and Blue Murder is also a masterful keyboard player. John Tams, described by Mojo as ?one of the ultimate British songwriters? and on Radio 2 as ?a national treasure?, has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series alongside Sean Bean. His first solo album Unity won two BBC Radio Folk Awards in 2001 ? Album of the Year and Original Song of the Year. At a star-studded ceremony in February 2006 John was honoured to win three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ? Album of the Year, Traditional Song of the Year and the top accolade, Folk Singer of the Year. In addition John was nominated for Original Track of the Year and both he and Barry were thrilled to receive a nomination for Duo of the Year. He is simply one of the BEST!
John co-wrote the score for the Sharpe television series and was also series Music Editor of the acclaimed Radio Ballads 2006. Mike Harding on BBC Radio 2 described The Reckoning as ?absolutely superb? and ?one the THE folk-happenings of the year. John is the only artist to have won five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Despite their long association it was only in 2002 that John and Barry decided to work together as a duo, a decision that has won acclaim from audiences wherever they play.
Mike Sanderson at the celebrated Nettlebed Club described their show as ?the best we?ve had for years? before promptly re-booking them. and Colin Hall of Get Rhythm and What?s On in London commented ?John Tams and Barry Coope confound expectations: rich, diverse, contemporary and utterly compelling. It simply does not get any better than this.?
Both Derbyshire born, John and Barry live in neighbouring communities, choosing their offers carefully to retain the sense of occasion that attends their performances. We?re very lucky and honoured that they?ve agreed to come to play for us, I think the ISC will be a fitting venue for them to weave their magic. I hope you?ll agree and come along to support this concert. It should be another spell binding occasion in the shadow of the stunning Cathedral. I'm getting goose-bumps already....... Tickets are £13 or £11 concs from me in the usual way (email, then post me a cheque please)
Beyond that of course is the talented Mr Knightley (May 17th) with the lovely young, beautiful, but mature voiced Jenna. And beyond that ?????????? Maybe Chris While? Maybe Joe Broughton?, maybe Uiscedwr?, maybe Oysterbands ? Alan Prosser and his new combo?, maybe ???? ?????? no I can?t tell you that one ? wait and see! But lots to look forward to ? and Yes - to those that have asked ? Anna from Uiscedwr is doing really well with her recovery ? keep on praying tho.

Parish Notices ( I notice they say that at Folk clubs)

Other local (and not so local) events worthy of a mention???

1. There?s a charity gig for World Kidney Day at the Orange Street Music Club on Friday March 9th at 8pm, hosted by highly regarded local Band - Hook
2. Our friends at Broadstairs Folk Week are promoting a concert in Margate on Thursday 15th March . Tickets for AN EVENING WITH THE TIM EDEY BAND, are on sale now price £10, (£9 advance and £8 to Friends of the Theatre Royal or Broadstairs Folk Week). THEATRE ROYAL BOX OFFICE 01843 293877 Broadstairs based musician and composer Tim Edey has long been the toast of local people who have been touched by his fine musicianship and easy manner. A virtual one-man band of extraordinary grace and talent, nonetheless he has recently formed his own band, featuring harmonica virtuoso Brendan Power and percussionist supreme Lucy Randall. A live band performance is electrifying; Celtic music embraces roots; soulful airs give way to jazzed up jigs ? three musicians at the top of their game sharing the music they love.
3. And this from Kent Folk?s Beau Webber?.. Celtic Workshops, Session, Concert - Saskia Tomkins & Steafan Hanigan
Sunday 1st April: workshops from 11 am and in the afternoon, in the excellent Littlebourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, Kent. CT3 1TU - (exact timing to be confirmed). Sunday 1st April: 8:30pm - Session in the Anchor, 52 Abbey Street, Faversham, Kent. ME13 7BP Monday 2nd April: 7:30 for 8pm - gig in Littlebourne War Memorial Hall - High Street, Littlebourne, Kent. info from .... Beau_at_KentFolk_dot_com - - 01227 721 736 - 07875 170 593

4. And this from Jenny who is the northernmost mailing list member being based in Northants! Unless anyone can beat that?? She is involved in organising Raunds Music Festival ?. 10th to 13th May 2007 This year featuring : Nine Below Zero, Tickled Pink, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, The Witches of Elswick, Ock ?n Dough ?and others to be announced. Musicians of local, national and international repute will gather in Raunds next May to celebrate music and the arts in East Northamptonshire - and you are invited! Over the weekend you can dance, sing, join in an open mic session, or sit back and enjoy the performances. Ticket hotline 07756 015 615 or for more info see

Phew ? its like shopping, you start off with a few things and end up with a whole trolley full! Hope you find it useful anyway. Look forward to hearing from you.

Debs Earl

07799 790 738
18 Derringstone Downs, Barham
Canterbury, Kent CT4 6QE

Next FiB?ers night ? Monday March 12th ? Kingston Barn 7.30pm ? wear enough!

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