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Subject: SEFAN 2012-06-06_01 EVENTS (2 posts) Kent. Surrey



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1. Faversham Folk Club: Guests in June/July. KENT
2. Surrey Storytellers Guild: Upcoming in June/July. SURREY


Please Note NEW START TIME: 7.30pm

06 June       
Mary Humpherys & Anahata       
Mary Humphreys and Anahata are established on the British folk scene as enthusiastic and entertaining performers of traditional material. With extensive research, skilled musicianship and a huge variety of instruments they have unearthed and brought back to vivid life some rare gems of English song and music.
They are continually busy at festivals and folk clubs, with concert performances, workshops and presentations, playing for dancers such as Pig Dyke Molly and collaborating with other artists from time to time.
They have made four albums of their music, the latest, "Cold Fen" released in March 2009.

Mary (who has her own web site) sings traditional songs, mostly in English and a few in her native Welsh, and plays banjo and concertina. Anahata accompanies with melodeons, concertina and cello, and they play instrumental arrangements, mostly of English traditional music.

20 June       
Keith Pearson's Coup de Grass (?8 / ?9)       
Few artists can regale an audience with a tirade of hilarious, curmudgeonly banter, then bring them almost to tears with a self-penned song featuring the acoustic guitar, and then go on to amaze them with lightning-fast fusillades of spangling banjo-rolls. But one such is Keith Pearson, award-winning prolific writer of world-class songs, and one of Britain's best banjo players. Even as a solo performer Keith can hold an audience enthralled for an entire evening with his humour, voice, songs and virtuoso guitar playing and has achieved near-legendary status in Australia, where he has worked regularly during the last fifteen years or so, as front man of Treacle Line.
Keith Pearson first learnt his craft during the classic Folk renaissance of the mid-60s. Throughout the 70s, he toured, and performed on radio as a solo singer/songwriter, both abroad and on the Folk circuit, as well as fronting the original Treacle Line and the Right Hand Band. Choosing to stay with music, rather than Variety Entertainment, Keith resisted the temptation taken by some of his Folk contemporaries to abandon his instrument in order to become a stand-up comic or TV presenter.

04 July       
Anthony John Clarke  (?7 / ?8)       
Anthony John Clarke was born in Belfast on 18th October 1956. He started songwriting at the age of nine inspired by the sixties but it was only when he left Ireland and came to England that he pursued his passion for writing with any vigour. Lacking belief in his work he languished in the shadow of others for too long but the creator of "Irish Eyes" and the beautiful "Seven In Ireland" was destined to make a mark on the British contemporary music scene. Living in Liverpool and being managed superbly by Sheelagh McGovern for many years afforded Anthony John the opportunity of performing his songs far and wide. Seven tours of the East Coast of the USA ensured him a small but loyal following there which remains loyal to him to this day. Bookings at clubs up and down the UK and recent developments including the vocal collaboration with Elizabeth van de Waal increased his popularity and made him an established folk name.
There are very few places in the UK and Ireland that Anthony John has not played. His supporters are loyal and many, and the tributes he receives from his peers bear witness to the talent and hard work of one of the folk scene's nicest guys. He retains his reputation as one of the top songwriters on the scene and his hard work and dedication to his craft are a credit to him. For him, songwriting is indeed a craft.

18 July
The Carrivick Sisters (?7 / ?8)
The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK's top young bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.

The Chimney Boy, Preston Street Faversham, ME13 8PG
Contact Mary Henderson on 01795 534368 or 07980 203992 to book seats or for information


From: Janet Dowling <surreystorytellersguild_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: 30 May 2012 12:39:16 GMT+01:00
Subject: Update; Join us for more Surrey Stories for June 2012


Waxing Lyrical Storytelling  Practice and Coaching Groups in Farnham and  Ewell  
These drop in sessions enable those new to storytelling to try exercises in storytelling, and to get some coaching on how they tell stories.  It is a more informal setting than the storytelling circle. They also provide more experienced storytellers with the opportunity to get feedback on stories they are working upon. You do not need to have a story to tell as you will benefit from taking part in the different activities of the evening. See the website for details of the Storyteller Progress Pathway.

Waxing Lyrical ? Ewell - Adult Storytelling Practice and Coaching Group
Tuesdays June 12, July 10
Venue: The Sanctuary.St. Michael's Church, Church Street , Ewell, Surrey. KT17 2AS.                                
Time:     7.30- 10pm
Price:     ?6/ ?4 concessions
Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 14's
Facilitated by Terrie Howey on June 12th
Facilitated by Janet Dowling and Richard Trouncer on July 10th

Waxing Lyrical ? Farnham Maltings - Adult Storytelling Practice and Coaching Group
Wednesdays June 13, July 11
Venue : South West Kiln Room, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Time:     7.30-10pm
Price:     ?6/ ?4 concessions
Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 14's
Facilitated by Terrie Howey and Belinda McKenna

Three Heads in A Well ? Storytelling Club

Fri 22 June
Marion Leaper tells ?the Kitchen Cat? : Ewell

"She couldn't remember who she was, but she knew that once she had been someone important?"
Scraps of memory, legend, and black lace woven together to tell one woman's rags to riches story, La Gata Borralheira ? The Kitchen Cat ? will take you on a romp through the folktales and cocktail dresses of 1950s Europe.  Marion?s mix of traditional tales and family history is funny, moving, grotesque, and tragic by turns.

Venue: The Sanctuary.St. Michael's Church, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey. KT17 2AS.      
Time:     7.30- 10pm
Price:     ?7/ ?5 concessions
Notes: ?The Sanctuary? has a ?no shoes? policy for the main hall- so please bring sox or soft shoes to change into.
Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 14's


Fri 27 July  
Alastair k Daniel tells ?The Hound of the Baskervilles?: Ewell
Alastair K Daniel brings his retelling of Conan Doyle's classic tale of mists, murder and passion to Three Heads in a Well. His participative style of storytelling places the audience alongside Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the hunt for the monstrous hound across Dartmoor, searching for clues and confounding villainous conspirators.

Venue: The Sanctuary.St. Michael's Church, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey. KT17 2AS.      
Time:     7.30- 10pm
Price:     ?7/ ?5 concessions
Notes: ?The Sanctuary? has a ?no shoes? policy for the main hall- so please bring sox or soft shoes to change into.
Age restrictions: Not suitable for under 14's


Janet Dowling
Chair : Surrey Storytellers Guild
07834 194215



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