From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 04 February 2008 13:33
Subject: SEFAN2008-02-04_02 ( 2)ANNOUNCEMENTS (Surrey)

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From: Lawrence Heath <borodance_at_ntlworld_dot_com>
Date: 3 February 2008 21:31:44 GMT
Subject: Coming up in February in and around Guildford

COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON - Saturday 23rd February -daytime workshop (10.00am - 4.00pm) and evening concert (7.30pm).  Tickets - both joint and separate going quickly. 
Details  -

TOM KITCHING & GREN BARTLEY - Friday 8th February - The Guildford Institute

On Friday 8th February the young duo Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley will be making their first appearance at a folk club in the South East when they come to the Guildford Institute.

Tom's fiddle playing got him to the finals of BBC Radio 2's Young Musician of the Year and Gren's guitar playing has been described as "fabulous" (John Kirkpatrick), "beautiful" (BBC Radio 2) and "a young guitarist to look out for" (Johnny Coppin).   They came together as a duo in 2006 and raised their profile with main stage appearances at several festival last year (see ).  Their first album elicited the following review from Living Tradition magazine - "Tom must be one of the best young fiddlers in England, with a fluid style equally at ease with the English, American and Irish traditions".

Admission 9.00 (8.00 members) - tickets will be available on the door or in advance from

BARN DANCE with THE WATCH and PETE REES - Saturday 9th February - Godalming Borough Hall

Lawrence and Linda have run the dances at Godalming Borough Hall since August 2006 and with the exception of a five year respite (thank you Carol and Erling) have run them throughout that time. They are now looking to hand over the dances to a new organiser(s) but as we have received no offers this will be the last GBH Ceilidh, but what a way to go!

The Band - The Watch - consists of Gareth Kiddier (ex-Bismarcks), Dan Quinn (ex-Flowers & Frolics, Gas Mark 5, etc.) and Rob Murch (of The Dartmoor Pixie Band) - a marriage made in ceilidh heaven).  Calling the dances will be Pete Rees (also heavenly!)

The dance will be on Saturday 9th February (Doors 7.45, dance 8.00, end 11.30) at Godalming Borough Hall, Bridge Street, Godalming GU7 1HR

Admission 10.00 (9.00 members) - tickets will be available on the door or in advance (with a 1.00 discount) from -

P.S. Any offers to take over?

"LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD" - Friday 15th February - The Electric Theatre, Guildford , Friday 15th February - GU1 4SZ
Ashley Hutchings reprises the music, words, dances and songs from the National Theatre adaptations of Flora Thompson's "Lark Rise" and "Candleford" with new band including Simon Care.  Box Office: 01483 444789 - Detail


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From: mals17278_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk
Date: 1 February 2008 12:58:22 GMT
Subject: Acoustic Astronauts at Ruskin House (new date)

The posponed Acoustic Astronauts gig at Ruskin House Croydon (set for
Sunday 3rd Feb) has now been moved to Sunday March 2nd

Ruskin House
23 Coombe Road
Croydon Surrey
8.30 pm to 11pm

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

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