From: SCoFFnews_at_yahoogroups_dot_com on behalf of Cath Watkins [cath_at_meltingpot_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 01 March 2012 19:21
Subject: [SCoFFnews] Southampton's Musical Alphabet
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March
Southampton presents a musical A to Z in 26 hours. Throughout the weekend the city will come alive as a multitude of sounds from internationally renowned artists, local professionals, community groups and young people's ensembles launch one letter in each hour as part of the BBC?s Music Nation weekend.
The Musical Alphabet includes at least two folk events:
C for Ceilidh: From 12 noon to 1 pm on Saturday and caller Pete Gritton present a free ceilidh in a marquee in Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP, playing their inventive arrangements of English folk dance tunes with energy, wit and swing.
F for Folk Session runs from 3 pm on Saturday at the , Earls Road, Southampton SO14 6SF. Musicians from the local and sessions will meet up to play tunes from all over Europe and the British Isles. Listen or join in - any acoustic instrument welcome.
Other events that may take your fancy include:
A for Americana: One of the first acts on Saturday will be playing bluegrass and mellow country sounds at 10 am in West Quay, Southampton SO17 4EG.
L for Latin: On Saturday evening from 9 pm will be bringing their authentic cumbia sounds to , 29 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2ET for a night of food, drink and dancing. Early booking recommended if you want a table to eat delicious Mexican food previous to band playing. Call La Baronia for bookings on 023 8067 7444.
Q for Quartet is represented by , who will be playing baroque chamber music between 1pm and 2pm on Sunday in the atmospheric surroundings of the . Usual museum entry charges will apply.
See the for the full programme.