From: FOAOTMAD mailout [mailout1_at_foaotmad_dot_org_dot_uk]

Sent: 19 April 2012 13:17

Subject: FOAOTMAD mailout 19th April


Older news can be found on our website: -


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.













FOAOTMAD are pleased to announce the return of the Tuition Workshops.


16th to 18th November 2012 and featuring Trevor and Travis Stuart from North Carolina.


This year at at Cheddar Youth Hostel just south of Bristol.

The intensive  weekend is aimed at INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED level fiddle and banjo players who are members of FOAOTMAD.


The cost is ?180.00 per person per weekend, to include tuition, bed (including bedding) and full board in shared accommodation. Camping/RV facilities are NOT available.


There are a maximum of 15 places on fiddle, and 15 on banjo, so book fast!!


To book your place, email editor_at_foaotmad_dot_org_dot_uk or phone 01626 867958


If you're a beginner/improver, don't despair! We are now in the process of organising a beginner/improver weekend for early 2013, using UK tutors with a high teacher/student ratio (1:5) and with plenty of opportunity for 1:1 so you can get the best out of the tuition. More news on that very soon.?




It is planned that future workshops will become moveable geographically to spread access around the country.




Before undertaking their short English tour, Beverly Smith and John Grimm will be in the Netherlands. Its's a weekend of workshops and a house concert in Helmond April 28/29. The contact is Nicole Hessels   Mrswrogers_at_hetnet_dot_nl


Details of the English gigs can be found in last weeks news or at




More details on the Foghorn tour:




May 1: Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland

May 2: McCann's Bar, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland

May 3: Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland

May 4: The Grand Social, Dublin city, Ireland, with I Draw Slow

May 5: The Crane Bar, Galway city, Ireland, with I Draw Slow

May 7: Feile Na Bealtaine, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

May 9: Kilworth Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, Ireland

May 10-13: Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland, with Dirk Powell


May 16: Mello Mello, Liverpool, England

May 18: WillesdenFolkUnion, The Masons Arms, London NW10 5NU , England

May 19: The Snug Club, Cromer, Norfolk, England

May 20: The Three Horseshoes, Towersey, England

May 21: What's Cooking, London, England

May 22: Studio 42-43 Royal Park Terrace Edinburgh EH8 8JA , Edinburgh, Scotland


May 24: Le Bibarium, Geneva, Switzerland

May 25: La Parenthese, Nyon, Switzerland

May 26: Le Cabinet, Geneva, Switzerland

May 27: Bain des P?quis, Geneva, Switzerland

May 29: TBA, France




Updates for Adam Hurt, Stephanie Coleman and Beth Hartness


29th May The Three Horseshoes Towersey

30th May WillesdenFolkUnion, Masons Arms, London NW10 5NU

31st May The Wolf Folk Club, Wolverton Norfolk

1st June The Snug Club Cromer, North Norfolk

2nd June Fire on the Mountain Folk Festival, North Wales

4th June Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8ED

5th June Pembrokeshire venue tbc

6th June Mello Mello  Liverpool

7th June Douglas Robertson's Studio 42-43 Royal Park Terrace Edinburgh EH8 8JA




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


19 Apr - Brighton, Prince Albert

20 Apr - Scheld'apen, Antwerp, Belgium

21 Apr - Le Viaduc, Brussels, Belgium

22 Apr - London, Slaughtered Lamb

23 Apr - Edinburgh, The Banshee Labyrinth

24 Apr - Newcastle, Morden Tower

25 Apr - tbc

26 Apr - Bristol, Cafe Kino







Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge, South Devon

Sunday 13th May at 8.00



?15 on the door or ?10 advance booking at the bar or on 01548 856601


Reserve a pre-concert table on 01548 852345 to get 20% off your meals!


OUT of Silver City, New Mexico, Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie have spent a lifetime soaking up the traditional music of Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona.  With fiddles, accordions, 5-string banjos and guitars they'll take you on a musical odyssey, reinvigorating the old songs and dance tunes with wit, warmth and style. Together for thirty years, their passion for the traditions of southwest America produces a wonderful Chilegumbo variety of music from the Cajun Bayous west of the Mississippi, through Texas, and into the mountains of New Mexico and Arizona.


Ken and Jeanie - the core of the band - continue to chase down old treasures on the tune trail, while putting together a few new ones as well. Playing as a duo, or joined by long time band members, the group continues to rock, waltz and chotis into the second decade of 2000. For us they will be a trio, joined by their talented godson Tomas Wentz on fiddle, guitar and vocals.


A Crabshell Records Promotion




STOMPIN' DAVE ALLEN spring dates



Sun 15th April, Dorchester Arts Centre, DORSET, Country Blues with Dave Saunders, adv tickets ?5

Thu 19th April, The Green Note Cafe, Camden, LONDON, with The Cedars, tickets ?7

April 25th-30th Ireland Tour


Thu 3rd May, Supporting The Toy Hearts, The Electric Palace, Bridport, DORSET, adv tickets ?10

Fri 4th May, American Folk Night, with Beverly Smith(USA), The Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, SOMERSET, entry ?10 

Sat 5-6th May, Upton Folk Festival, WORCESTERSHIRE 

Wed 9th May, The Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, DEVON, with Bill Sheffield & Dave Saunders, adv tickets ?10

Wed 16th May, South Hill Park Art Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, BERSKSHIRE, with guest Earl Jackson, adv tickets ?10

Sun 20th May, Family Barn Dance with Stompin' Dave St. Mary's Church House Hall, Bridport, DORSET, 2.30pm till 5pm, adults ?6, children ?3


Sun 3rd June, Fire In The Mountain Festival, WALES details TBC

Mon 4th June, Wessex Folk Festival, Amercian Folk Night, Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, DORSET, adv tickets ?10

Fri 8th June, Exmouth Festival, with Dave Saunders, DEVON, 4.30pm

Thu June 14th, The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, DORSET, 8pm, adv tickets ?10


Stompin' Dave

01308 488387

















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 The Yew Tree, Warminster, Wiltshire

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