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Tim Eriksen has a few dates in England and Eire:


Sat Mar 31 - Tabernacle Folk Festival 35 Powis Square London W11 2AY

Tue Apr  3 - 7:00 p.m Franciscan Friary- shape-note singing school - Dublin

Wed Apr  4 - 8:00 p.m. Plugd Records, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork - with Woven Skull

Fri Apr  6 - 8:00 p.m. The Sage, Gateshead, Hall Two - with Cath & Phil Tyler

Sun Apr  8 - 7:30 p.m. Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea - with Cath & Phil Tyler

Thu Apr 12 - 7:30 p.m. Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria - with Cath & Phil Tyler





Does anyone know any oldtime enthusiasts in France, specifically in the region of Villard-De-Lans (about 50 miles from Grenoble)?


If so, please contact Jacquie Phelan   jacquie_at_batnet_dot_com




Earl Scruggs died Wednesday morning, 28th March,  at a Nashville hospital. He was 88. Scruggs popularized a complex, three-fingered style of playing banjo that transformed the instrument, inspired nearly every banjo player who followed him and became a central element in what is now known as bluegrass music.













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 Dublin

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