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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.

From: "jbyng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 16 March 2012 01:16:36 GMT
Subject: Horsham Folk Club

The Horsham Folk Club

The programme is available at 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 8.00pm.

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   
ve 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.

From: JADowling_at_aol_dot_com
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 before attending!

Wed 21st Mar : Taffy Thomas tells ?Favourite Tales from the Tale Coat? : Spoken Word _at_ Farnham Maltings
he 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 both!

Venue : Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Time:     7.30-9pm
Price:     ?8
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, Surrey
Former Storytelling 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 2AS.      
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

Janet Dowling
?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
07834 194215

Member of Surrey Storytellers Guild, Society for Storytelling, Folk Lore Society, EFDSS, Equity, NAWE & SEFAN, and Cultural Learning Alliance


From: "Richard" <richard_at_stjulians_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 15 March 2012 11:31:56 GMT
Subject: Bluegrass & Old-Time Music SE - mid-month up-date

Revised listings at - 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.



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