From: SEFAN [penny_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 16 January 2008 11:55
Subject: SEFAN 2008-01-16_01 ANNOUNCE Latest News from 1.ELECTRIC VOICES and 2.the EAC
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From: Lawrence Heath <borodance_at_ntlworld_dot_com>
Date: 14 January 2008 21:47:59 GMT
Subject: Electric Voices – Latest News

A quick round up of what’s up and coming …..

MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ will be joined by Shirley Collins, Pip Barnes, Iris Bishop and Gary Holder at Guildford’s Electric Theatre this Saturday, 19th January, when he presents “Down The Lawson Track”.  Martyn, who devised the perennially popular “Maypoles To Mistletoe” nearly forty years ago, has created this new show in homage to the renowned Australian “poet of the people” Henry Lawson.   Martyn has set the sometime hilarious and sometimes moving poems to music and will be accompanied by fellow “Maypoles” musicians Iris and Gary.  The songs will be interspersed with readings and anecdotes from Shirley and Pip.  Admission £11.00 in advance, £13.00 on the day.  Box Office 01483 444789.

BILL CADDICK will be the next guest at the Music Institute, which meets at The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, on Friday 25th January.  Bill is amongst the very best singer-songwriters the English folk scene has ever produced and his compositions have been recorded by the likes of June Tabor and Coope, Boyes & Simpson.  During his career, as well as being a superb performer in his own right, Bill has been a member of a number of innovative line-ups including the puppet and street theatre group Magic Lantern, the Albion Band during its residency at the National Theatre, Home Service (with John Tams) and the ceilidh band All Blacked Up.
You can catch a glimpse of Bill in performance on YouTube here:
and Christy Moore singing Bill's "John Of Dreams" here:
Admission £9.00 (members £8.00) – details (including online ticket sales):

A big thank you to those of you who came along to the Institute last Friday, despite knowing that Les Barker was unable to be there, and contributing to a very enjoyable SINGERS NIGHT.  By my calculation the singers outnumbered the audience 17 – 6.  This bodes well for the “come all ye” club that Anna Tabbush is starting up at the venue this Friday, 18th January, to alternate with the more formal Music Institute evenings.  Admission is free, everyone is welcome – performer and audience alike.

And talking about LES BARKER – his agent tells me that he is now back home.  He has to undergo a few more tests and although he will be honouring a couple of gigs in late February has cancelled his March/April tour of Australia.

Finally – tickets for the COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON harmony day at Cranleigh Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd February are now on sale and are already selling fast.  The day consists of harmony singing workshops from 10.00am to 4.00pm (£25.00) and an evening concert from CB&S at 7.30pm (£12.00).  A combined ticket is available at £30.00.  Tickets can be obtrained online – - or from the Arts Centre box office 08456 128128.


P.S.  Nearly forgot – KATHRYN TICKELL  Band tickets (Farnham Maltings, Monday 28th April) are now on sale – 01252 726234.

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Date: 14 January 2008 21:03:04 GMT
Subject: English Acoustic Collective mailing - January 2008

Dear All,

A quick email to let you know about a few things that are coming up soon.

Judith Weir - Telling the Tale
Any Londoners who couldn't get tickets to see 'Christmas Champions' at the Barbican have another chance to see us this week.  BBC Radio 3 is celebrating the work of Judith Weir, who was kind enough to describe the EAC as 'The finest guardians of the English vernacular music tradition' on Radio 4's 'Start the Week' this morning.

You can hear us playing live on Radio 3's 'In Tune' on Wednesday evening, at around 6.15pm.

We're performing at LSO St Lukes, Old Street, London on Thursday evening, and at the Barbican on Friday evening.  The Barbican show will be being broadcast live on Radio 3; full details of the concert performances at

Full live dates are now online ... in brief:

I have removed the out-of-region gigs, but left London in, as we're expanding Associate Membership that way. and I'm sure some members can travel to London pretty easily! 1d

Jan 17th English Acoustic Collective Jerwood Hall LSO St Luke's, London
Jan 18th English Acoustic Collective The Barbican, London

Feb 5th Chris Wood & Hugh Lupton The Barbican, London
Feb 9th Chris Wood         The Cellar Upstairs, London 020 7281 7700

Feb 26th Chris Wood Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury 01227 769075

Mar 30th Chris Wood Walthamstow Folk Club 07740 612607

April 16th-20th Chris Wood & Hugh Lupton Rural touring - dates to follow

Some CDs in the pipeline too.  Chris's new CD 'Trespasser' (RUFCD11) goes on general release from Feb 11th but is available via the website before then.  'Station House', Rob's new CD with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan will be available for web orders from February 18th.  John's CD with Methera is nearly finished, and the new EAC CD is getting closer.

Finally, the EAC Summer School will take place in Gloucestershire from July 21st to 25th.  More details to follow on the website.

Hope to see you at a gig somewhere soon ... in the mean time, make sure you tune into Radio 3 this week, and keep visiting us at

All the best,
Rob, Chris & John

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board

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