From: Rick Townend [rick.townend_at_gmail_dot_com]

Sent: 05 May 2012 08:14

Subject: Bluegrass/Old Time EXTRA


Bluegrass/Old Time EXTRA


More events and info re bands, instrument repairers, teachers etc. at


Message received from Philip Alexander:


New monthly 'Americana' club night hosted by 'Grinch Mountain'

It will be on the first Thursday of the month at:
28 Harrison Street,
Tel/Fax +44 (0)207 278 3966

It is a 5 min walk from Kings Cross/Euston Rd, at the top end of Grays Inn Rd, so handy for public transport.
Plenty of free, on street, parking after 6.30pm (but it is in the Congestion Zone, chargeable up to 6pm)
They have a new basement venue with a proper stage and it will be acoustic but with PA available as backup if needed.
Seats 50-60.
First night will be Thursday 7th June, unless any advised.

All options under review but running order could be:
8.30pm kick off (has to finish fairly promptly at 11pm)
Opening 2 or 3 songs from Grinch.
1 hour +/- open mic.
1/2 hour set from Grinch.
1/2 hour set from guest band/artist (TBA).

Also thinking of an open jam session from 7pm-8.30pm, get people in the mood, and catch some of the early birds coming from work (as at the Blue Lion).

Open mic performers could contact me ahead of time to book slots and use Grinch as backing band if required.
We would specify bluegrass/old time/country/Americana music only.
Email is best: philipjalexander_at_hotmail_dot_com or tel: 07986 285584.

We will be asking for donations but not charging on the door.



Sacred Harp singing ? Sunday:


This Sunday's sing will be in E. Finchley - call 020 8444 5782 for details
5 minutes from East Finchley tube: doors open 2pm: we finish around 6pm



Sacred Harp singing ? Tuesday:


On Tuesday, 8 May, regular "second Tuesday" Sacred Harp singing at St. Mary's Church, The Parish Centre,18 Neasden Lane
London NW10 2TS -  walking distance of Neasden tube and it is also easy to park there (cul-de-sac behind churchyard)
Starting time is 7.30 pm.
Please bring a Sacred Harp (1991 edition) if you have one; some loaners will be available.


The Parish Centre is the 1970s building on the other side of the churchyard from St. Mary's Church.

You are always welcome to come for a while and then leave when convenient to you. There is no requirement that you arrive or leave on time, but I can promise we will be singing by 7.30 pm. We will have a break with refreshments at some point, and will generally aim to close up before 10 pm. 


More details from MischaWalker_at_aol_dot_com