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Subject: MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB & Keith Summers Gathering Summer 2012


   MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB & Keith Summers Gathering Summer 2012

Dear Members,

Hope to see you at the club soon. 

Don't miss Sara Grey and Kieron Means together - a rare treat !


All the best,

Peta & Ken



Friday 18th May

Sara Grey and Kieron Means

New Englander Sara is a remarkable singer of the old ballads, prefacing the songs with fascinating background stories. Her distinctive frailing style on the banjo shows just how this instrument should be played.  Kieron, Sara's son, a brilliant guitar player, has a strikingly individual sound.His material draws from the deepest wellsprings of North American culture and the work of latter-day songwriters steeped in the old traditions. Both perform with rare passion and enthusiasm 

                                           With The Rakes





After a glorious 7 years, funding for the Keith Summers Festival has run out but we are having a scaled - down local event at The King & Queen on Saturday 19th May 1-6 pm in the bar (following the Sara & Kieron night at Musical Traditions Club on 18th May but a separate event).

No guests from far afield, just a gathering of  friends- many of whom who remember Keith - and who are great musicians and singers :Will  Duke, Dan Quinn, Roger Digby, Simon Ritchie, Finbarr Wall, Oliver Mulligan, Creena Mulchrone, Thomas McCarthy and Jim Ward. 

 Do come and join us! No advance tickets but we shall be asking for donations to cover expenses for the invited singers/musicians - anything remaining will be shared between starting a kitty for a larger scale event next year and contributing to the Landlord's preferred charity, Macmillan Cancer Nurses.                   

WARNING : on Sat. Parking meters apply 8.30-6.30pm -?4 an hour! - so use public transport.



Friday 15th June

Racker Donnelly & Luke Cheevers celebrate Bloomsday


Racker Donnelly is noted for his own take on Irish history expressed in hilarious poetry performances and  is joined on 15th June by traditional singer and raconteur Luke Cheevers, direct from Dublin. The two will celebrate Bloomsday (after Joyce's epic tale) in song and rhyme.



Friday 20th July - Jim & Lynette Eldon

Traditional singer and fiddle player Jim brings songs  from East Yorkshire, many collected from travellers, while champion clog dancer Lynette does some nifty footwork.

with The Rakes



The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL (junction of Foley Street and Cleveland Street) Nearest tube: Goodge Street / Warren Street/ Great Portland Street.  Parking OK after 6.30 on Fridays.  Club runs 8-11pm. Admission : ?7,concs. ?5  ( Members ?6, concs ?4)    





SWINGTIME SERENADERS swinging jazz for your listening pleasure with vocals by Peta Webb Thursday 24th May

starting 7.30 in the RADA Foyer Bar RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Malet Street entrance, LONDON WC1E 7JN ADMISSION FREE

AND Saturday 26th May, The Rose & Crown, 55 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4SA Adm. Free, 8.30


The Rakes Barn Dance Cecil Sharp House 23rd May and 27th June 2012 8:00:PM
One of the most influential country dance bands of the past half century. Reg Hall, Michael Plunkett and Paul Gross have been playing their distinctive, exciting music for country dances for more than 50 years and have influenced generations of dance musicians. They are joined by Steve Roud, one of the country's leading authorities on English traditional song as well as being a great dance caller. Plus Ken Lees on banjo and piano. Tickets ?6 (adv) ?7 (door) FolkShop Musiglue 0208 527 8419 English Folk Dance and Song Society
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY
Tel: 020 7485 2206 | Email: info_at_efdss_dot_org *******************************************************************************************************

For a great night out at the MUSIC HALL at Lauderdale House, Highgate High Street (entrance to Waterlow Park) see

Wed 16th May features brilliant veteran performer DOREEN MERRY with Peta Webb, etc.


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