Sat 9th February 7.30
Local Hampshire songs
Gwilym and Carol Davies
Rob Mills and Anne Winter
A celebration of Hampshire’s own
The Gardiner Appreciation Group are putting on a concert
of Hampshire songs at Shedfield Reading Room on Saturday 9th February
at 7.30 pm. The Group was set up by Bob Askew and Paul Hawkins to publicise
Hampshire’s wonderful heritage of folk song. It takes its name from Dr George
Gardiner who collected over 1,200 songs in the county between 1905 and 1909. Bob
will be introducing the concert, and will give a five minute introduction to the
work of George Gardiner and other collectors in Hampshire.
is headlining Gwilym and Carol Davies who made tape- recordings
of Hampshire’s traditional singers and
musicians in the 1960s and 70s. They will be performing Hampshire songs, and
will be talking about the musicians and singers. One of the old venues was Sam’s
Hotel (now called Samuel’s Rest), which is a few minutes walk from the
Rob Mills will also be singing. He is a local singer who
learnt songs from his father. Most folk singers perform in folk clubs nowadays,
but Rob carries on the tradition of singing at family and social events. He may
also have a few stories about the old days.
Anne Winter is singing in support. She has learnt a
number of songs from her home area in the Hayling-Havant
Don’t miss this chance to hear Hampshire’s own songs.
Tickets £5.00. Enquiries to Bob Askew 020 7928 8076.