From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 19 May 2008 14:10
Subject: SEFAN 2008-05-19_03 (4) ANNOUNCE.

1. Folk at The Stables - May & June 2008 (Bucks)
2. Follia! Arden Theatre in Faversham on Saturday, 14th June (Kent)
3. Spare PartsConcertina & practice sessions _at_ Chippenham Festival (this weekend)
4. Horsham Folk Club: Mike Nicholson and Capella - June 1st (Sussex)

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MK17 8LU
Box Office: 01908 280800
Tuesday 20 May, 8pm
King Creosote  
Never a fan of the obvious or the easy, Kenny Anderson, the large musical brain behind King Creosote and The Fence Collective has honed his craft over the past 20 years.  From his first band Skuobhie Dubh which featured KT Tunstall on backing vocals to his current incarnation as KC, Anderson has continued to expand his musical horizons from canny indie rocker to Highland balladeer.  His latest album Bombshell has catapulted him from the realms of fringe-folk into the mainstream.
“Remarkable… a must have album” The Mail on Sunday 
Tickets £12.50
Saturday 31 May, 8pm
Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon’s crystalline vocals have been winning her acclaim ever since she won the All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy at the age of 14. Her solo albums have had astonishing critical success and she's been showered with accolades including two BBC Folk Awards. Born in 1975 in County Derry, Cara grew up in a close, musical family. Whilst she was still a teenager she went on to sing with Oige, De Dannan and then Equation. It was in this band that she met her husband and musical collaborator Sam Lakeman. The combination of Cara's expressive vocals with Sam’s lyrical piano and fresh production squeezed new life into ancient material and their partnership has developed a distinct musical identity of their own that has led to chart success with There Were Roses and Never In A Million Years.
"Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice." Q Magazine 
Tickets £15


Friday 6 June, 8.45pm
Stage 2
The Park Bench Social Club
The Park Bench Social Club is part of a new generation of string bands that mix musical genres with abandon and considerable skill. Traditional Celtic fiddle tunes, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, bhangra and old time Americana are all standout influences. Their music is characterised by an amazing energy and fun. Featuring Ross Couper (fiddle & guitar), Will Lang (bodhran, cajon & tabla) and Aidan Curran (guitar, mandolin and vocals) each player comes individually with a wealth of awards and accolades but together they are so much more than the sum of their parts.
“This is modern music with roots… a band to keep your eyes, and ears on.”  The Living Tradition
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door


Tuesday 17 June, 8pm
Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff
Over the past 20 years The Wonder Stuff have notched up 5 top 20 albums and played to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK.  Best known for their number 1 single with Vic Reeves, Dizzy, the band have performed hundreds of TV shows with their 17 top 20 singles and made 2,000,000 sales worldwide. In 2006 founder-member and lead vocalist, Miles Hunt, and fiddle player Erica Nockalls recorded the incredible album Not An Exit, which is has been heralded as Miles’ finest work. Now, in 2008 Miles and Erica are back out on the road playing classic Wonder Stuff songs in an acoustic show.   
Tickets £12.50



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From: "mary henderson" <mary_dot_henderson_at_virgin_dot_net>
Date: 17 May 2008 10:20:13 BDT
Subject: FOLLIA!

Follia, the most exciting thing to hit the Belgian folk/rock scene in years, are appearing for one night only at the Arden Theatre in Faversham on Saturday, 14th June, at 7.30 p.m.
Follia are a seven strong contingent from the celebrated folk co-operative, Trommelfluit, who have visited the Faversham Hop Festival in the past and taken it by storm.  With several instruments and voices between them, they consistently entertain and captivate their audiences.
Do not miss this chance to catch them as they briefly touch down in the south-east.  Tickets are £7 and can be ordered from Barbara Kelly on 01795 531301 or barbara_dot_kelly2_at_virgin_dot_net


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Date: 17 May 2008 16:10:36 BDT
Subject: Concertina & practice sessions _at_ Chippenham Festival

Dear Everyone,
Spare Parts (Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins and me) will once again be running part-playing sessions for all concertina systems and English tunes practice sessions for any instrument at the Chippenham Festival (  from 23rd- 26th. May. They are open to people who haven't bought a full season ticket for the festival.
The concertina sessions are on the Saturday morning from 10.00 - 11.30 a.m in the Rotary Hall and on Monday afternoon in the Angel Hotel from 2.30 - 4.00 p.m.
The English tunes practice sessions are from 10.00 - 11.30 a.m. in the Rotary Hall on Sunday and Monday morning.
Bryan has just posted the music we'll be using for both sorts of session on our website It's in .pdf (printable) and midi (audio) form. I can also send you a printed copy if you let me know your postal address and which sessions you will come to.
Best wishes,
Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL

01273 476757

Lewes Arms Folk Club, Mount Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek Seed

The workshops last a full Saturday and the tutor performs at the club in the evening.
Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the event.

15th March   Alistair Anderson     Northumbrian music (any instrument) 
19th April     Martin Carthy     Guitar & song 
7th June     Cloudstreet     Vocal harmony
5th. July     Will Duke     Scan Tester's tunes
19th July     Mick West     Scottish song
19th July     Frank McLaughlin     Scottish music for guitar
6th Sept     Marian Button Ballad forum
20th Sept   Mary Humphreys & Anahata     Fenland tunes (any instrument)
18th Oct     Coope Boyes & Simpson     Vocal harmony 
18th Oct     Georgina Boyes     Seminar: Wassails, Carols & Winter Customs (pm)
25th Oct     John Kirkpatrick     Modes (any instrument)
22nd Nov    Roy Clinging & Neil Brookes     Cheshire tunes (any instrument)
6th Dec     Paul Hutchinson     Accordion
6th Dec     Paul Sartin     Fiddle
                Belshazzar's Feast (evening)

Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear 


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From: "john Byng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 19 May 2008 12:02:50 BDT
Subject: Horsham Folk Club

'Open stage' night (singaround) Sunday 25th May
and the fabulous Mike Nicholson and Capella on 1 June. 

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

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