1. Horsham Folk Club March. SUSSEX
2. Surrey Storytellers Guild - 2 shows with Taffy Thomas in March. SURREY
3. Bluegrass & Old-Time Music SE - mid-month up-date.
Date: 16 March 2012 01:16:36 GMT
Subject: Horsham Folk Club
The Horsham Folk Club
The programme is available at http://www.horshamfolkclub.co.uk/
and the next items are set out below. As usual the self supporting
Ukulele Support Group will meet at 7.30pm before the club session starts at
You may wish to know that several members of the club will be performing in
the Okee Dokee Band at the Queens Head in Horsham on Sat 17th March.
You may also want to catch the St Patrick?s Parade in Crawley see CSIS
webpage on Sunday afternoon 18th
March but be sure to leave
in time for the folk club.
Now for what is on at the club this Sunday and next.
Sunday 18th March Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman
Dave and Anni made their
duo debut on stage at the Eisteddfod Festival in Dartmouth Massachusetts in
1993 to begin a very successful career as a harmony duo, working largely
acapella and featuring mainly traditional and traditional idiom material.
They have worked extensively in the UK and the USA to much acclaim and now
have five albums of their own to set alongside the Beggars Velvet recording,
which is still in demand after many pressings.
As well as touring concert venues, clubs and festivals Dave and Anni have
also been involved in a number of special musical and dramatic productions on
both sides of the Atlantic. Anni has developed a specialist repertoire
of songs originating from her native North East, and Dave has been writing
songs in traditional vein since 1982. Many of these are widely sung and
have become part of the general song repertoire of singers all over the
world. Dave Webber has that rare gift of writing songs that sound
traditional. Come early if you want a seat.
Admission ?5, Members
?3 and under 21s Free
Sunday 26th March Open Floor Night Perform songs, tunes recitations or silly
dances in a relaxed atmosphere in which you will be appreciated for taking
part. But audiences are welcome too. The beer is good and very
reasonably priced so bring a designated driver or come by bike.
Admission ?2, Members ?1 and under 21s free.
Date: 17 March 2012 11:06:37 GMT
Subject: Taffy in Surrey
Surrey Storytellers Guild
Storytelling Performances in Surrey
We have two tremendous opportunities to see Taffy Thomas MBE in Surrey
next week. It will be a while before he is back down here again - so do get
into see and hear him! He is the outgoing Storytelling Laureate and has had
two years of spreading the news about storytelling.
Taffy is doing two different shows - so you can see double, but hear
everything anew! He wears a fabulous coat of many tales and always a
joy to behold. He is also a story keeper- and learned many stories from some
of the story collectors that are no longer with us - the storyteller ghosts
of his title.
We look forward to seeing you!
NB There are now two
main venues for adult storytelling performances in Surrey. Please check venue
Wed 21st Mar : Taffy Thomas tells ?Favourite Tales from
the Tale Coat? : Spoken Word _at_ Farnham Maltings
The Tale Coat is a
unique piece of textile art. It is a kind of story jukebox,
from which audiences of any age can select an embroidered scene to hear
one of many extraordinary tales told by a storyteller who is as unique as his
exquisite attire. Will you be the one to choose a story from the coat? After
Taffy's introduction, the audience shapes the show.
NB: This is a different show to the one in Ewell- take the opportunity to see
Venue : Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Box Office: 01252 745444 or Boxoffice_at_farnhammaltings_dot_com
Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 14's
Fri 23rd Mar : Taffy Thomas tells ?Storytellers?
Ghosts? THIW Three Heads in a Well Adult Storytelling Club in Ewell,
laureate Taffy Thomas, tells stories from the ?ghosts? behind him- six
late storytellers who have influenced him. A unique opportunity to hear how
tales from diverse British tradition can link to the present.
NB: This is a different show to the one in Farnham Maltings - take the
opportunity to see both!
Venue: The Sanctuary.St. Michael's Church, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey. KT17
Time: 7.30- 10pm
Price: ?7/ ?5 concessions
Booking: Pay on door
Notes: ?The Sanctuary? has a ?no shoes? policy for the main hall- so please
bring sox or soft shoes to change into.
Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 14's
?Everyone has good and bad about them, so learn to tolerate the bad and enjoy
the good.? Pete Dowling 2011
Just remember- life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about
learning to dance in the rain! (Anon )
Storyteller, Writer, Arts Award Advisor and Creative Reflective Supervisor
Based in London and SE England
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow 2006
Member of Surrey Storytellers Guild, Society for Storytelling, Folk Lore
Society, EFDSS, Equity, NAWE & SEFAN, and Cultural Learning Alliance
Date: 15 March 2012 11:31:56 GMT
Subject: Bluegrass & Old-Time Music SE - mid-month up-date
Revised listings at www.ricktownend.co.uk/Calendar.htm
- lots coming up in the next few days
News item: I recently heard from Bill Peck (in LA) that he is forming a
new group with Blaine Sprouse, Gene Libbea and Mike Gurzi; you can see Bill
on Youtube ? search ?Bill Peck banjo?
If anyone is interested, I?ll be playing Irish Music [under the name of
?Patrick James?] at the Bell in Kemsing this Saturday (17 March) between 7.30 and 11pm.