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1. Horsham Folk Club in May. SUSSEX

From: "John Byng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 3 May 2012 22:32:53 GMT+01:00
Subject: Horsham Folk Club and Ukulele Support Group

The Horsham Folk Club programme is available at and the next items are set out below.
The Ukulele Support Group will meet as usual at 7.30 before the folk club meeting at 8.00pm.

Sunday 13th May   
Denise & Stuart Savage  
Club favourites, Denise and Stuart, will perform their affectionate multimedia tribute to Henry Hills of Lodsworth, comprising spoken material and 14 songs, overlaid throughout with complementary photographs.

Henry Hills was a Lodsworth farmer whose vast repertoire of local songs was collected by W. Percy Merrick in the last two years of Henry?s life. Henry was born around 1829 and his family had been farmers in the area for more than 200 years. His songs were learned from family, local people, popular songs of the time, songs from carters and canal bargees on the Rother Navigation.  They give a fascinating glimpse into local life and leisure of the time. ?Credit has been given to many folk singers and songs by collectors, while Henry Hills has been almost ignored,? says Denise. ?To redress the balance we have produced a CD of Henry?s songs and turned them into a presentation of his life and his music. ?Denise and Stuart Savage are a much admired local duo, singing solo or in harmony either unaccompanied or to their own accompaniment. Denise plays the English concertina and octave mandolin, and Stuart plays guitar.  
Admission ?5 (members ?3).  Under 21s free.

Sunday 20th May
Admission ?5 (members ?3)

Paul McNamara (Guitar and vocals) and Rob Garcia (Guitar, mandolin and mandola) will be introducing a truly Celtic flavour at Horsham Folk Club on 20th May when they will be performing songs and tunes from the British Isles, Brittany, France, Quebec, Asturias and Galicia, as well as self-penned songs in traditional style. French traditional folk music is their passion and forms one of the major themes of their work.
Na-mara has explored music from all corners of the Celtic diaspora, in particular Brittany and Asturias with one of their specific projects being to take songs from the French speaking world and translate them into English. They use their music to tell stories in a manner which draws the audience in and compels attention. Their music supports the beat of the narrative beautifully with guitars, mandolin and mandola laying down a firm foundation. They are becoming increasingly known for their self penned songs which are heartfelt, warm and full of historical and emotional integrity.
The na-mara duo was formed in 2006 and since that time has been playing across many of the clubs and festivals in north London and the counties around their home town of St. Albans.
Rob Garcia was born in London of Spanish descent, his parents having arrived in the UK as child refugees from the Spanish Civil War in 1937. He trained as a professional musician and classical guitarist, has played solo and duo recitals in the UK and Europe and worked as a music teacher. He plays mandolin, mandola, bandurria and classical guitar in the duo.
Paul McNamara was born in Middlesbrough where, as a teenager, he played around the local folk clubs. He plays Lowden (DADGAD - tuned)and Taylor (EADGBE - tuned) guitars.

Admission ?5 (members ?3)   Under 21s free

Sunday 27th May
Song and Dance
Admission ?2  (members ?1)   Under 21s free


Fri 11th - Sat 12th        HERTS

Friday 11th:
Concert: The Old Rope String Band. Support:  Rob Barratt

Saturday 12th
: Ceilidh with Random Ceilidh Band.
Morris on The Green.
Voice, Fiddle and Children's Morris



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