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Sent: 22 March 2012 17:17

Subject: FOAOTMAD mailout 22nd March




Footnote... that seemed to make a great difference, mainly valid rejections. I'll expand this to cover the previous week as well but for anything before that you will need to check the web page.








Those of you who met Kinney Rorrer at the Gainsborough Festival may be interested in this news article:




Smithsonian Folkways are pleased to announce the release of a new Pete Seeger album, The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960, available on April 17th.


This is the earliest complete Seeger concert recording available and the only available complete "community concert" recording. The live album features 35 tracks on two discs including two songs ? "Al Smith Holds the Bottle" and "I Had A Dream" ? unavailable on any other Seeger recording.


Here's a preview here of "Penny's Farm":


After being blacklisted during the Red Scare of the 1950s, folk song revivalist, civil rights advocate, and social activist Pete Seeger began performing unannounced "community concerts" at schools, camps and community centers. Seeger considers these performances to be some of his most important work.




The Lewes 2nd Wednesday old-time session at the Black Horse will not take place in April as the pub is changing hands and will be closed for renovations.  They're expecting to be on again from May, but won't know until confirmed by the new landlord.  Info will be up on the website:  or ring Michi on 01273 471431 but not until late April. 




Gollywhoppers supported by the Temporary Trio at Silver Street Sessions

Wiveliscombe Congregational Church, Silver Street, Wiveliscombe, Taunton. TA4 2PA.

21st July at 8pm

tickets ?10, ?8 concessions, ?5 students


01984 623308





Next Little Opry is Saturday 31 March at Tom Thumb Theatre in Cliftonville Margate. 

Headline band:  High Weald Ridge - sweet harmonies, traditional songs and tunes mixed with fun self-penned songs from this Maidstone based band.  Doors open 7 for 7.30pm when we start with an open mic session.  Entry ?5. 


On 26 May it's Rattle on the Stovepipe.


Catch an interview at midday this Saturday 24 March on Radio Kent -  Matthew Davies's Show  - talking about the Little Opry




The Black Twig Pickers, of Ironto, Virginia are playing at :


19 April - Brighton, Prince Albert

22 April - London, Slaughtered Lamb

23 April - Edinburgh, The Banshee Labyrinth

24 April - Newcastle, Morden Tower

25 April - tbc

26 April - Brisrol, Cafe Kino




Woody Pines 2012 Tour Dates (UK and Ireland):


Thurs Apr 12: The Green Note, London

Fri 13: The Prince Albert, Brighton

Sat 14: The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers (evening)

Sun 15: The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers (lunchtime)

Tues 17: The Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance

Wed 18: Chichester Inn, Chichester

Thurs 19: The Chattery, Swansea

Fri 20: The Beach, Clevedon

Sat 21: Bridge House Theatre, Warwick

Sun 22: The Canteen, Bristol (afternoon)

Tues 24: Red Room, Cookstown, Co Tyrone

Wed 25: The Atlantic Bar, Main Street , Portrush, Co Antrim

Thurs 26: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Fri 27: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim

Sat 28: Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Co Donegal

Sun 29: Laurie's Acoustic Music Bar, Glasgow

Tues May 1: Old Library, Kilbarchan

Wed 2: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Thurs 3: Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Fri 4: An Tobar, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Sat 5: Brew at the Bog, Bogbain Farm, Inshes, Inverness 

Sun 6: The Woodend Barn, Banchory

Tues 8: Leith Folk Club, Victoria Park House Hotel, Edinburgh

Wed 9: The Catstrand Arts Centre, New Galloway

Thurs 10: Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry

Fri 11: Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 12: Heart of Hawick auditorium, Scottish Borders

Sun 13: Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea













Orwell Bluegrass Festival (11-13 May, for details checkout website) now has dance team booked for the festival.  Festival organisers would like to thank all those who responded to the invitation in previous mailout and your details will be kept on file for possibilities next year.




Change of sessions details:


The session that was at The Hop Pole  Aylesbury on the first Monday of the month has now moved to The Eight Bells, 51 High St., Long Crendon, Bucks  HP18 9 AL, on the last Sunday of the month at 3pm.


Details from Alan Pridgeon  01844 238203     alamopridgeon_at_btinternet_dot_com




The date for the April session at the Union Hotel, Penzance, Cornwall, has changed from Thursday 5th to Thursday 12th.




Visiting the north of Scotland?


Bed & Breakfast - Scottish Highlands - 192  Polbain, Achiltibuie.

5% Disc on B & B ( or Free overnight Motorhome parking) for FOAOTMAD members with instruments in exchange for a tune.  01 854 622228




Press Release from Kate Lissauer:


Buffalo Gals Ride to Assistance of the Merlin


The Merlin Theatre, Frome's successful and thriving arts centre, suffers from arts funding cuts, and Buffalo Gals want to make a contribution to helping support them, through and exciting and dynamic event at the theatre on Thursday, April 5.

Buffalo Gals Stampede represents a new dimension to the Buffalo Gals' popular and high-energy old-time country string band performance.  It's a thrilling new show featuring the talents of seven of the UK's finest step-dancers, in a music and dance extravaganza.  The dynamic synchronised and syncopated foot music of the team of dancers is woven in with Buffalo Gals' ever popular mix of old-time American music, humour, stories, and audience involvement.   Percussive step dance is presented from its roots to its present form in an entertaining and captivating fashion. 


The Merlin is a 240 seat theatre on the Frome College campus.   They have an outstanding reputation for presenting the very best in performing arts and run an extensive community and education programme.  April 5 sees the premier of a show that will excite and delight everyone, musically and visually.  Don't miss it, and don't miss the chance to support this very important Frome institution.


Buffalo Gals leader, Kate Lissauer, says, ?The Merlin Theatre is a very important place for us, as our centre for community arts, and as a performance venue supporting great acts.  The theatre and its directors have always been supportive of us, and we want to give as much back as we can.  We hope to have a full hall on April 5, as all proceeds will be going to the Merlin.'


Buffalo Gals Stampede

April 5, Thursday, 7:45pm

Merlin Theatre, Frome

Bath Road

Frome, BA11 2HG

Box Office 01373 465 949

Tickets ?12/?10




Peggy Seeger will be playing the Portland Folk club at 6.30pm on 13th May, at the Golden Hind, Milton Rd, Cambridge. Peggy is internationally known for her musicianship, songwriting and political activism. A member of the American first family of folk, Peggy was also a driving force behind the British folk revival, and ran the Singers' Club with Ewan MacColl. This

will be a unique opportunity to see a folk icon in Cambridge. Tickets are ?15, and you can buy them in person at the folk club or online at




Dance the Tune Step Dance Workshop


Nic Gareiss (Feet) and Scott Hartley (Fiddle)


Sunday 18th March 2012, 2.00-4.00pm, Cecil Sharp House, London


Nic Gareiss is a US step dancer extraordinaire who will be passing through London and running a workshop ?Dance the Tune'. Fiddle music will be provided by Scott Hartley, an exciting young fiddle player originating from the Lake District. If you want to check Nic out try these links or just search for him on YouTube!


Booking: Space is very limited so please email Toby Bennett as soon as possible to reserve your place (tobyclog_at_gmail_dot_com) if you are not on my list you may not be admitted, I will email a confirmation back to you.


Price: ?10.00


Please note: The workshop is for experienced dancers only.



Dance the Tune (for students with some percussive dance experience)

Utilizing improvisation, organic movement and drawing from a myriad of percussive dance styles, come explore the sheer musical potential of your feet.  Using imitation, idiomatic ornaments as well as alternate shoe-sounds and textures, we will learn to construct lines of rhythm imitating traditional fiddle tunes from Ireland, England, Quebec and America as well as contrast the melody by setting up shoe-grooves using contemporary musical sensibility.




STOMPIN' DAVE ALLEN's upcoming dates reminder more info at


Mar 14th, Dunster Castle, Dunster, Near Minehead, adv tickets ?10 with Dave Saunders

Sublime Folk tour with Maurice Dickson & Catherine Ashcroft + Stompin' Dave

Mar 15th, Sublime Folk, The Railway, Winchester, adv tickets ?12 (with Dave Saunders & Washboard Dave)

Mar 16th, Sublime Folk, The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury, 8pm, adv tickets ?10(conc.?9)

Mar 17th, Sublime Folk, The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 8pm, adv tickets ?10

Mar 19th, Sublime Folk, The Boileroom, Guildford, 8pm, adv tickets ?10

Mar 22nd, Sublime Folk, The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, 8pm, adv tickets ?10 (with Edward Bennett)

Mar 23rd, Sublime Folk, Dorchester Corn Exchange, 8pm, adv tickets ?10 (with Edward Bennett)

also Mar 20th, Maurice Dickson & Catherine Ashcroft, _at_ Ringwood Folk Club  




Somerset session - bluegrass with oldtime - Crossways Inn, West Huntspill, between Bridgwater and Burnham


Alternate Tuesdays from about 8pm (next one is March 20th). Contact Ken Jackson 01278 685292




Friday 30 March 2012  Davis, Locker & Winquist at Court Sessions Folk Club: County Arms, 345 Trinity Road, London SW18 3SH.


Thursday 12 April 2012. New Deal String Band at Islington Folk Club. The Horseshoe: 24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AG