From: FOAOTMAD mailout [mailout1_at_foaotmad_dot_org_dot_uk]

Sent: 12 April 2012 18:06

Subject: mailout 12th April


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All of the copies of the Milliner-Koken tune book I had have been spoken for. If you are still interested in a copy I will take orders but need to know soon. Pay when they reach me - note that they come surface mail and may take up to 2 months to reach me so you have time to save.





Friday 4th May, The Barn _at_ Square+Compass

Windmill Hill, Nr Ilminster, TA19 9NX, Somerset.

tel: (01823) 480467


Direct from the USA, one of the most respected guitar players in old time music today, Beverly Smith is also in demand as a singer, fiddler, and dance caller. John Grimm is an award winning fiddler and multi-instrumentalist. Superb food from 7pm table booking essential. Accommodation available phone for details. Support from Stompin' Dave Allen.


Adm ?10.00 Venue doors 8pm, start 9pm

pay in advance *online only* ?7.50 from




Beverly Smith & John Grimm tour


May 03 Burnett's Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembroke

May 04 Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill, near Ilminster, Somerset

May 05 Warminster, TBC

May 08 Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire

May 10 The Wolf Folk Club, Wolferton, Norfolk

May 11 Richard Booth's Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

May 12-13 Orwell Bluegrass Festival, Ipswich, Suffolk




Foghorn Stringband


May 17 London (TBC)

May 18 The Masons Arms 665 Harrow Road London NW10 5NU

May 19 The Snug Club The Community Hall Garden Street Cromer Norfolk NR27 9HN 

May 20 Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire




Adam Hurt, Stephanie Coleman and Beth Hartness


May 30 Masons Arms, Harrow Rd, London NW10 5NU

June 1 The Snug Club The Community Hall Garden Street Cromer Norfolk NR27 9HN

Jun 08 Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire




The King's Arms session in Paul, Cornwall is on Saturday 14th April at 9pm and not on the Friday as originally stated in last week's mailout.














For the Shape Note singers amongst you:

The East Midlands Sacred Harp Convention

21st - 22nd April 2012

The Village Hall, Kegworth, Leicestershire




Carl Jones and Erynn Marshall will be following their tuition at Sore Fingers with a single gig at WillesdenFolkUnion

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 19:00 - 22:37

The Masons Arms, 665 Harrow Road, London, NW10 5NU

Price: ?8 advance/?9 on the door




So Last Century Stringband spring update:


21 Apr 9pm Royal Oak, Lewes

28 Apr 9pm Square and Compass, Dorset

3 May 9pm The Snowdrop, Lewes

12 May 8pm Lewes Saturday Folk Club

19 May 1.00pm Brighton Fringe Festival at Emmaus with Crooked Moon Appalachian Cloggers

2 Jun 2pm [tbc] Railway Land, 25th anniversary celebration

7 Jun 9pm The Snowdrop

24 Jun 3pm Con Club, Lewes




The 3rd oldgrass and bluetime pickin' weekend at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire. 15th to 17th June

Camping ?6 per night

Campfires music and fun

Contact Mark Tanner- darlinclementine_at_beresf0rd_dot_plus_dot_com or phone 01899 850 611




Orwell Bluegrass Festival is proud to announce that John Grimm and Beverley Smith will be playing in the Old Time tent this year.  Beverley Smith is known to many FOAOTMAD members from her playing with Carl Jones and her tours with Alice Gerrard.  Links and biogs on the Orwell Bluegrass Festival website.




Penzance, Cornwall - next old time session is at the Union Hotel on Thursday, 12th April.  It's an 8.30pm start. On Saturday, 14th April, (previously given incorrectly as Friday) there will also be an old time session at the King's Arms in Paul.