From: Petawebken_at_aol_dot_com
Sent: 28 January 2008 23:11
Cc: peta_at_efdss_dot_org
Dear Member,   
 Hope to see you at some of our events.
All the best,
Peta Webb & Ken Hall   
                                         TWO FEBRUARY DATES :
Friday 1st  February    BOAT BAND 
The BOAT BAND are :Greg Stephens (guitar, banjo), Kate Barfield (fiddle, trombone),  Tony Weatherall (accordions) and they all share the vocals. Well known to Cajun enthusiasts for their authentic dance music, they have also explored their native Cumbrian music over the years and we look forward  to tunes and songs  from both traditions tonight.

After playing for many years, trawling the venues of Britain and beyond, THE BOAT BAND have picked up a huge and varied catch of tunes: Creole, Caribbean, gospel, Cajun, zydeco and blues - not much slips through the net.If it touches the heart and moves the feet, it's in the repertoire.

Their latest venture takes the band away from the cajun twosteps of South Louisiana to the dance music of northwest England, drawing on the rich tradition of some thousands of tunes collected by and from the musicians of Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. The favourite current source of good tunes is the Langdale fiddler William Irwin. and The Boat Band have just released new CD "A TRIP TO THE LAKES" featuring these tunes. Come along and enjoy the English tunes and songs nestling in alongside the already eclectic offerings.

 "refreshing honesty...straight ahead drive...hypnotic arrangements...terrific...rugged as the Cumbrian hills"
(Brian Peters,  fRoots)
"brilliant album"
(Johnny Adams, Village Music Project)
"superb...strange and imaginative...extremely unusual...buoyant and momentum...absolutely delightful"
(Rod Stradling, Musical Traditions)
"superbly researched...important piece of scholarship... inventive...quirky... performances that do the tunes proud"
(Paul Burgess, Living Tradition)
"exemplary...highly commended and gob was smacked"
(Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2)
"no funk, no flash, just solid exuberant performances of great old tunes"
*****...superbly arranged…magnificently researched ( Sean McGhee, Rock’n’Reel
"Greg Stephens is one of those musicians that makes other people lead fuller lives" (Eliza Carthy, liner notes to her "Rough Music" CD)

Friday 29th  February   Róisín White    
                                                                with The Rakes

One of the foremost song carriers of the Ulster tradition, Roisin has a wonderful rough velvet voice and a jaunty style all her own. We are delighted to welcome her back .

Róisín White has become one of the foremost song carriers of the Ulster tradition. Born in County Down, she acquired her interest listening to her mother sing around the house. She studied Irish Gaelic and absorbed traditional singing at one of the Aran Islands from a small community where singing was very common and natural. She has learned songs directly from countless source and revival singers, including Len Graham, Eddie Butcher, Paddy & Bridget Tunney, and Robert Cinnamond.
      Róisín has absorbed the traditional culture and made her own robust and jaunty singing style. Retired from teaching Irish for a living she now teaches singing at various singing weekends and week-long schools, and performs at festivals in several countries. She has recorded  "The First Of My Rambles" and will shortly be bringing out her second CD. says Brian Peters: "she sings with warm,earthy honesty and bags of rhythm and swagger."


 Dates for your Diary :
Friday 14th March       Brian Peters , Pigeon English Band
Friday 4 April             Elizabeth Stewart with Alison McMorland
May 9th-11th              KEITH SUMMERS FESTIVAL, details to follow 

Musical Traditions Club at 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  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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Cellar Upstairs Folk Club 

Sat. 2nd. FEB: SEAN MONE (comic and tragic songs from County Armagh singer and satirical songwriter of Trimble's Pimple, Lovers and Friends, Jack and Rosalita,  etc)

VENUE: Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London  NW1 2HR (on the corner of Cobourg Street, near Euston and Euston Square stations; parking is easy), Saturdays at 8.15pm.       INFORMATION: 020 7281 7700
ENTRANCE: Members: £5, non-members:£6 (unwaged £1 less) .  Membership: £2 for the year.
Bob Davenport, Dan Quinn, Roger Digby and Will Duke
Emma Tricca
The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, N4 8LN
Wednesday 13th February, doors 7pm, £6, open mic 7:30
for tickets click here

Solidly representing the Old Folk in our club mantra, Bob Davenport is, at 70, one of the stalwarts of the tradition. It don't get more authentic than this. This mans character is as fiery as his stage act and singing style. He's done it all. Sung with all the greatest and biggest names, run folk clubs in London (gulp!), you name it. We are thrilled to hosting a rare performance from Bob, joined by a host of talented musicians.

Emma Tricca is a fast rising star of the folk-acoustic scene, with great things in store. Soon to release an album produced by some luminaries of the music industry (to remain nameless!), we are proud to host a show. Emma played our open mic almost a year ago so it is with great pleasure that we welcome her back for a featured slot at the nest.

                   JAZZ at The PLOUGH Inn
Wood Street, Walthamstow E17 3NU,    next to Wood Street Station,
Chingford Line from Liverpool Street via Walthamstow Central (tube interchange)
Sunday sessions    2-4pm   admission free
20th January and      24th February  2008
             Swing along to The Andy Simons Syncopators      
   jazz standards and 30s hotcha      featuring the vocals of Peta Webb 
contact :
Andy Simons   020 8521 9157      jazzyandy_at_googlemail_dot_com
Peta Webb      020 8340 0530       petawebken_at_aol_dot_com   
Andy Simons (guitar)          Tony Engle (saxophones)
Ned Clack     (tuba)              Peta Webb (vocals)
Regular Irish sessions  continue at the Auld Triangle on Sunday evenings
 with Reg Hall on piano.

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