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The recent listing for Jeff Warner read Newport Folk Club on 1st November. Please notr that this is the LYCEUM Folk CLub at the Lyceum Tavern, Newport and NOT the Newport Folk Club.


FOR SALE £1,4995 ono'

MO Jackson is selling her Romahome Duo Outlook campervan. Perfect for festivals and picking weekends

? Year: 2003 ? Mileage 35,000 miles ? Diesel Engine cc 1900 ? MOT till August 2013 ? Taxed till Jan 2013 ? Service history ? Berths: 2

? Hook-up point ? Cassette player and radio ? Electric windows ? 3 way Electrolux fridge ? Wash basin ? 2x Smev gas burner hob ? Gas grill ? Thetford Porta Potti

? Silver Screens ? Drive-away awning ? Internal TV point and external aerial ? Regulator and gas bottle ? Wheel chocks ? Hook-up cable

Photos available
email: mojackson27_at_hotmail_dot_com
Tel: 01273 551179


The Old Tire Swingers are a 4-piece band from California, influenced by the Appalachian string bands as well as their own central Californian country roots. They play a style of music that?s somewhere between bluegrass, old time and country, which has resulted in not only a set of traditional tunes but also their own unique blend of music.

They are touring the UK and Ireland from 1st to 19th November.
They are also touring from 11th January to 12th February and their agent is looking for booking for them durimg that time (with the exception of 26th January when the are appearing at Moniaive Festival ).
Alan Rooke -Booking Agent
Owlsworld Purveyors of Fine Quality Entertainment
07775 526 881

You can see the bands? full details, music and videos by clicking on the artists? links below:


Saturday 29 September 2012
Little Opry at Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville, Margate Great bluegrass with the One Tree Hillbillies plus old timey and open mic Doors open 7 for 7.30 start Tickets £6.50 Tel: 01843 221791

More information at or contact abbotthowe_at_supanet_dot_com


Musically Monstrous Promotions present Guitar mastery from an influential Dutch Blues legend

Hans Theessink on Sunday 23rd September in ?The Barn? at The Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire, OX39 3QY, 01844 212322

Tickets £8 Doors open 7:30pm On Stage 8:00pm Finish by 10:15
This is an opportunity to hear up close and live a really high class delivery of the ?blues? genre.

Musical variety has always been Hans Theessink?s trademark. Whether he plays solo or with other musicians, Theessink is a sure guarantee for heartfelt blues & roots music on a high emotional and technical level. His extensive roots repertoire is the tour guide for a musical journey that takes the audience on a trip through a mix of Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Roots and Gospel a celebration of infectious ?handmade? music.

Paul Jones featured a track from Hans Theessink on his BBC R3 blues show on Monday 17th. You can listen to the show here The track by Hans, ?It Hurts Me Too? starts about 19 minutes in.

Email Marl Wallace - musicallymonstrous_at_talktalk_dot_net - if you would like to reserve tickets or you can do it online at which has a 10% service charge.

Tom Paley gig in Cambridge

Portland Folk Club presents Tom Paley's Old-Time Moonshine Revue, live at the Golden Hind, Milton Rd., Cambridge at 7.30pm on Sun 30th Sept.
A founding member of the influential New Lost City Ramblers in the late 1950s, Tom Paley has long been a key figure on the folk scene. He played with Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly in his youth, and taught Ry Cooder and Jerry Garcia. Bob Dylan cites him as a major influence. On his latest album, "Tom Paley's Old- Time Moonshine Revue", Tom recorded with several up-and-coming British folk musicians, who accompany him on this tour. With Robin Gillan on fiddle and harmonica, Jason Steel on guitar and dobro and Jonny Bridgwood on bass, this promises to be a rollicking evening of fun and lively old-timey music. Tom himself will be showcasing his well-renowned talents on vocals, guitar and banjo as well as his wicked sense of humour.

Tickets are £10 and are available from


This Friday, Carole Chant will present the first of three shows about her visit to Clifftop. Lots to talk about and some wonderful American old time mountain music to play. Friday 21st Sept, 2:00 to 2:30pm




Stompin' Dave Allen shows Sep/Oct 2012
for more details adv tickets etc visit

Sep 29th, St Alban's Beer Festival, Hertfordshire, 12.30pm

Oct 7th, Boogaloo Blues Festival, Isle Of Wight, afternoon set Oct 11th, The Betsey Trotwood, London Oct 12th, The Tacchi Morris, Taunton, Somerset with The Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys, 8pm


For those of you who knew him but have yet to hear from other sources, I regret to pass on the news that one of our early members, Rob Tyler known to many as "Cream", died recently in a traffic accident.

Annie Warner writes on Facebook:

"We used to love it when he came to Sacrewell Farm for Summer Camp for Old Time Music and Dance. 25 years ago he came weekly to our music session and was the life and soul of it. His musical friends loved him too and will miss him dreadfully. I have admired him for 25 years. He was vegan and did not just slink out of a decent real ale pub that did not do vegetarian food but stood his ground and talked to them in a way that often meant there was a nice edible meal waiting for him next time in village pubs near Sacrewell Farm, near Peterborough and the surrounding villages."

And also if you use Facebook, Annie says "PLEASE go to his page and tell his daughter you are sorry. She is using his page as a way of collecting comments from people who will miss him."





Sara Grey's bookings in the British Isles this year.

Sara Grey solo
5 Oct Seaford Folk Club, The Beachcomber, Dane Road, Seaford 6-7 Oct Tenterden Folk Festival, Tenterden, Kent
8 Oct Stockton Folk Club, The Sun Inn, Knowles St, Stockton on Tees TS18 1SU
Sara Grey and Ben Paley
26-28 Oct 2012 South Roscommon Singers Festival, Knockcrogherty, Roscommon Ireland


Session in Derby:

Horse and Groom, 3rd Sunday in the month. Contact A Bradley 07804 596681
I assume that is the one at 48 Elms Street, DE1 3HN


Here's one for the cloggers - not so sure about the music though -




3 Overton Folk Club, Hampshire
4 Lewes, Sussex, Royal Oak Folk Club
5-7 Tenterden Festival, Kent
8 Hanger Farm Arts Ctr., Southampton *
9 Ringwood Folk Club, Hampshire
11 Islington Folk Club, London
12 Kilmersdon Village Hall, Somerset *
13 St. Issey Village Hall, Cornwall *
14 Plough Arts Ctr., Great Torrington, Devon *
24 Rivelin Folk Club, Sheffield
28 Bude Folk Club, Cornwall
29 Dartmouth Inn, Totnes, Devon


1 Newport Folk Club, Wales
2 Ram Folk Club, Thames Ditton, Surrey
3 Haddenham Ceilidh, Bucks HP17 8EE
4 Walthamstow Folk Club, London
5 Devizes Folk Club, Witshire
6 Kiverton Folk Club, Sheffield
7 Cross Keys Folk Club, Uppermill, Saddleworth OL3 6LW
8 Tynefolk, Blaydon, Tyneside NE21 4JU
9 Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham
13 Montrose Folk Club, Angus, Scotland
14 Edinburgh Folk Club
15 Falkirk Folk Club,
16 Star and Shadow, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 2NP
18 The Quad, Darby *
19 Nettlebed Village Hall, Oxon. *

*with the Short Sharp Shanties Show tour

For further information, see Jeff Warner's website

Updates from the Royal Oak Folk Club
Station Street, Lewes, Sussex BN7 2DA
Enquiries: - (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic_at_globalnet_dot_co_dot_uk

Sep 27 Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT
Oct 11 MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK Advance tickets only from

Future Guests include:- The False Beards (Ian Anderson & Ben Mandelson) * Robb Johnson * The Askew Sisters * Archie Fisher * Brigitte Kloareg & Yann-Fa?ch Perrocches * Sara Grey & Kieron Means & Tom Spiers and Family * Rosie Stewart & R?is?n White * James Fagan & Nancy Kerr * Jez LoweThose of you who know about Elderly Instruments may like to watch this video



Anne Steel of ? Maui Waui Design in Norfolk has designed a range of new bluegrass T-shirts in black and white, printed on heavyweight premium-quality 'Fruits of the Loom' T-shirts, and featuring most of the bluegrass instruments (banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin).

Anne is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been designing products and illustrations for the gift trade and other businesses for over twenty-five years. This range of bluegrass designs is a result of her passion for bluegrass and country music and wanting to design the kind of T-shirt that she would like to buy.

She is currently working on more designs to add to this range and other bluegrass/country music designs, so please keep checking the website:


And for those of you that don't want to wear bluegrass T-shirts may I remind you that FOAOTMAD T-shirts are still available. See our website or reply to this email for further details.

Halesworth Arts Festival in conjunction with Maverick Festival present a diverse gathering of American roots artists who will lead us on a journey across North America on the night of Friday October 26th.

Alice Gerrard and Beverly Smith will begin by recreating traditional folk songs whose honesty and simplicity have been inspiring generations of musicians ever since they were first brought down from the mountains of Appalachia.

The young South African born singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov will share the personal poetry of his past filtered through his experiences as an immigrant in Colorado.

With echoes of their predecessors with roots in the Bay area, the all-female country rock band Blame Sally will bring us to the end of the trail by adding their West Coast sensibility to this rich and endless tapestry of music.
The traditions of the past are re-visited and re-invented by three generations of musicians on their own musical odyssey.

Here is a link to the Maverick page of the Halesworth Arts Festival site:

Link here to a facebook page with lots of good photos of musicians from the 20s and 30s

I guess it's more than likely that you have to be a Facebook user - it'll depend on the access levels.


Reinhard Gress forwards the following:

Kerry Blech, who has given us all so much in the realms of old time music, inspiration, understanding, and courage, needs our help. Kerry was recently (and suddenly) diagnosed with lymphoma and is currently undergoing treatments. He has no insurance, and as we all know, the costs of uninsured treatments can be more crippling than the disease itself. We are all too aware of the musical poverty that would be our lot were it not for the mentorship and guidance that Kerry has so kindly and generously provided through all these good long years.....Let's band together now and show Kerry how much we love and appreciate him, and how much his presence and musical influence has meant to our world.


Some updates for Alice Gerrard and Beverly Smith. It's easier to relist all the dates:

Sat Sep 29 Sat Oct 6
La Fuente Music Workshop, El Fonte, Andalucia, Spain

Thu Oct 11 The Wolf Folk Club, Wolferton, Norfolk PE31

Sat Oct 13 The Cellar Upstairs, Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 2HR

Sun Oct 14 Three Horseshoes, Chinnor Road, Towersey Thame, Oxfordshire, UK

Tue Oct 16 Dartford Folk Club, 40 Essex Road, Dartford DA1 2AU

Wed Oct 17 The Barge Pub, 63 Layfield Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 2QY

Sat Oct 20 The Yew Tree, 174 Boreham Road, Warminster, Wilts BA12 9HD
Sun Oct 21 (note - 1:00 pm) The Bell Inn, 103 Walcot Street, Bath, Avon BA1 5BW

Wed Oct 24, What's Cookin', Birkbeck Tavern: 45 Langthorne Rd, London E11 4HL

Thu Oct 25 Folk at the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes, Sussex

Fri Oct 26 Halesworth Arts Festival, 9 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8BY


Smithsonian Folkways Recordings have released Stephen Wade?s Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition. Its release coincides with the publication of his new book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (University of Illinois Press).

Sneak Preview Listen to Selections from Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition:

For more information about Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition (album) please visit:

For information about The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (book), including an extensive events schedule starting in August, please visit:


American dates for Sara Grey and Kieron Means

Contact details at

MOn 15 Oct Tow River Arts Council, Spruce Pine,NC
Tue 30 Oct Philadelphia Folksong Society, home of Charlie Miller,8232 Forest Ave. Elkins Park, PA 19027
Wed 31 Oct Kanawah Valley Friends of Old-time Music and Dance, Charleston, WV 25302
Thu 1 Nov The Acoustic Coffeehouse, 415 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
Sat 3 Nov Thompson Hall Universalist Unitarian Church 1818 Resevoir Road,Little Rock, AR
Sun 4 Nov 2:00pm Senior Center, 210 School Avenue, Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560
Mon 5 Nov 7:00pm house concert, 1003 County Highway 470, Steele, MO 63877 Wed 7 Nov 1:00pm Edsrock Lodge, 306 Calico Street, Calico Rock, AR Thu 8 Nov House Concert, Mud Puppy Pottery 1400, N. 50th St Forth Smith, AR 72904
Fri 9 Nov 545 Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Sat 10 Nov Otherlands Coffee Bar, 641 South Cooper, Memphis TN Sun 11 Nov Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, 217 E Tuscaloosa St, Florence, AL 35630
Mon 12 Nov Concert tbc TN
Tue 13 Nov Chattanooga Folk School, 1800 Rosville Ave., Suite 4, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Wed 14 Nov John C Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC Fri 16 Nov Church of the The Little Flower, Revere, NC
Sat 17 Nov with Joe Newberry 105C Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711 Sun 18 Nov 11:00am Sunday Service & 7:00pm Concert, First Presbyterian Church, 119 West F Street, Elizabethton, TN
Mon 19 Nov Fiddle and Bow FMS 7:00pm House Concert, 4201 Thorn Ridge Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Tue 20 Nov Washington Folklore Soc.,7:30pm house concert, Ursy Potter's, 958 Saigon Road,Maclean, VA 22102
Mon 26 Nov 7:30pm-9:15pm student concert, Killan Hall, Rm. 14W-111, MIT Hayden Library Bldg, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Thu 29 Nov House Concert, East Village Drive, Burlington, VT 05401 Fri 30 Nov House Concert, venue tbc Schenectady, NY
Sat 1 Dec Cornell Folk Song Society, 8:00pm concert, Room
165,McGraw Hall, Cornell campus,Ithaca.NY
Sun 2 Dec 5:00pm Rocky Top Concert Series, Sprakers, NY


Buffalo Gals and Kate Lissauer listings:

Sep 29-Oct 6 Kate Lissauer at La Fuente de Musica, Sorbas, Almeria, Spain. Classes in individual and duet singing, banjo, fiddle and guitar, taught by Alice Gerrard and Beverly Smith.A few classes remain, so please contact Kate through the website or at kate_at_katelissauer_dot_com if you would like to join us.
Oct 13 Kate Lissauer and friends at the Yew Tree, Warminster, BA12 9HD
Buffalo Gals on tour:
Sep 21 Caunton Dean Hole Community Centre, Newark
Sep 22 Desford Hall, Ketton, Leics
Sep 23 Desford Hall, Leics
Oct 19 Nettleton Hall, Lincs
Oct 20 North Thoresby Hall, Lincs
Oct 21 Harworth & Bircotes Town Hall, Doncaster
Nov 9 Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston, Nottingham
Nov 10 Everton Hall, Doncaster
Nov 30 Elmesthorpe Hall, Leics
Dec 1 St. Peter's Church, Redmile, Leics


There are regular clogging workshops in North Lincolnshire starting on Wednesday 5th September.

Full details on the website below or contact Julia Pollock, Dance Leader, Bootleggers Appalachian Dancers
01724 843174/07704 666916


Combining bluegrass, punk rock, blues, Cajun, folk and country, Portland, Oregon?s The Water Tower Bucket Boys return to the UK & Ireland with a new line-up for a run of dates through September in support of their current EP Where The Crow Don?t Fly

Thu 20 Stanraer The Grapes
Fri 21 Newcastle The Cluny 2
Sat 22 Avoca (Co Wicklow) Conary Community Hall
Mon 24 Cork Crane Lane Theatre
Tue 25 Omagh (N.I.) The Weigh Inn
Wed 26 Cookstown (Co. Tyrone, N.I.) The Red Room
Thu 27 Listowel (Co. Kerry) St. John?s Theatre
Fri 28 Cardiff The Moon Club


Cornwall - the Old Time session at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance re-starts on Thursday, 6th September, starting at 8.30pm


Bluegrass & old time band the Random Canyon Growlers are finalising a tour of the UK and Ireland this October. Dates - and gaps - shown below. Contact Alan Rooke of Owlsworld agency if you can help out 07775526881 or owlsworld_at_gmail_dot_com

Tue 9 Oct FREE
Wed 10 Oct LONDON Whats Cookin _at_ The Birkbeck Taven
Thu 11 Oct BRIGHTON Green Door Supporting Mama Rosin
Fri 12 Oct FREE
Sat 13 Oct BRISTOL Old Duke
Sun 14 Oct WATFORD The Horns
Mon 15 Oct SARRATT The Old Barn Sessions
Tue 16 Oct LONDON The Harrison
Wed 17 Oct FREE
Thu 18 Oct GARSTANG LANCS Garstang Unplugged
Fri 19 Oct FREE
Sat 20 Oct SHANKLIN, ISLE OF WIGHT Gracellie Hotel
Sun 21 Oct FREE
Mon 22 Oct FREE
Tue 23 Oct FREE
Wed 24 Oct FREE
Thu 25 Oct BRISTOL The Canteen
Fri 26 Oct CARDIFF Moon Club
Sat 27 Oct HALIFAX Puzzle Hall
Sun 28 Oct STRANRAER The Grapes
Mon 29 Oct COOKSTOWN Red rooms
Tue 30 Oct OMAGH Ireland The Weigh Inn Bar
Wed 31 Oct LISTOWEL Ireland St Johns Theatre
Thu 1 Nov Free Ireland
Fri 2 Nov Free Ireland
Sat 3 Nov Free Ireland
Sun 4 Nov Free Ireland


Latest update from Mark Wallace at Musically Monstrous Promotions musicallymonstrous_at_talktalk_dot_net

the Barn at The Three Horseshoes, Towersey, Oxfordshire

Sun 23rd Sep Hans Theessink
Fri 5th Oct The Coal Porters
Sun 14th Oct Alice Gerrard & Beverly Smith
Sun 21st Oct Rag Mama Rag
Sat 10th Nov The New Essex Bluegrass Band
Mon 28th Jan Petunia and the Vipers
Sat 9th Mar The Carrivick Sisters
Sat 4th May Bruce Molsky

and hopefully in November or December Tom Paley and his son Ben.

Latest clogging updates from Kerry Fletcher:

Regular classes Autumn 2012

Weekly Appalachian Clogging Camden, London
(assisted by Jo Bowis and Alice Cade)
On: Wednesdays Sept 26th Dec 5th (no session Oct 31st)
Times: Beginners: 6.30-8pm Improvers: 8.15-9.45pm
Cost: £70 (£55 conc) / for both classes £110 (£90 conc) At: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Places must be booked in advance contact Kerry

Weekly Appalachian Clogging - Faversham, Kent
On: Thursdays Sept 13th Dec 13th (no session Nov 1st)
Times: Beginners: 6.30-7.30pm Improvers: 7.45-8.45pm
Intermediates: 8.45-9.45pm
Cost: £78 (£65 conc) / for both Imp & Int £130 (£104 conc) New beginners get first class free on Sept 13th FREE!
At: St Catherine's Schoolroom, Preston Lane, Faversham,
Kent ME13 8LG

Monthly Appalachian Clogging - Pirton, Herts
On: Saturdays: Sept 15th, Oct 20th (at Baldock) (plus performance at Dance Around the World Festival, London) Nov 17th (at Baldock), Dec 8th Times (sometimes vary check before travelling):
Mixed level, incl Beginners: 9.30 - 11am
Improvers: 11.15 - 12.45pm
Intermediates OR Musicians (dates tbc): 1-2pm
(music led by the wonderful Tim Brooks)
Cost: £9 (£7 conc) Mixed/Improvers / for both £15 (£11 conc) / £6 (£5 conc) Intermediates/Musicians
At: Pirton Village Hall, Nr Hitchin, Herts SG5 3PS
(Oct & Nov at The Scout Hut, Park Drive, Baldock SG7 6EN)

And Wendy is also running beginners classes
Monthly Appalachian Clogging - Peter's Green, Herts
On: Mondays Time: 8.00pm - 10.00pm Cost: £6.00
At: The Village Hall, Peter's Green, Hertfordshire LU2 9QL
For more info:


Cambridge - Bluegrass & Oldtime session
6 Bells, Covent Garden, Cambridge

Contact Julie Watson jkw32_at_hermes_dot_cam_dot_ac_dot_uk


Vera van Heeringen has launched her new album, Standing Tall -


Tom Paley has a new cd available, titled "Roll On, Roll On".

See reviews at: Time-Moonshine-Revue-Roll-On-Roll-On-CD-review.html

Available through Amazon and (I guess) most good record retailers.

So Last Century Stringband have released a five track EP, entitled Take Your Fingers Off It.


Sessions news:

The Head, Middleton Head, Cumbria LA6 2NF. Friday
The Frigate, Whitefield, Manchester. Tuesday
The Beech, Chorlton, Manchester. Last Tuesday of the month
Contact for above - Hugh Connor 015395 60534

Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol BS2 8LT . Second Thursday of the month. Contact 07809 718620


Announcing the release of a new CD by Walt Koken!

Sittin' in the Catbird's Seat

Walt's first solo CD in fifteen years. Old tunes and songs from such as Hobart Smith, Doc Boggs, Mississippi John Hurt, Scott Joplin and more, as well as innovative new ones you'll enjoy.

(Eve Morris has a few copies available - click on the link from our web page - )

Order by credit card at:
Orpheus Supertones? new CD, Going to Town, is still available also at the same link

They teamed up with Hilary Dirlam on bass for this one, and they think it?s the best so far. You?re welcome to browse a few samples at:

... and now - for Going To Town - you can also hear sample audio files, order digital downloads, and buy CD's at:


Aly Bain, Bruce Molsky and Ale Moller

in concert at The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere on Thurs 1 Nov 2012. The Old Laundry is a small and intimate theatre-in-the-round where you get up close to the musicians. Further details,
info_at_oldlaundrytheatre_dot_co_dot_uk or Tel. 08445 040604.


Ry Cooder and Joe Klein take a musical detour in Dayton, Ohio to seek local fiddle legend Dan Gellert,32068,1695796111001_2117513,00.html#ixzz1yECt 6lsf


Sessions news:

4th Thursday of the month, Kings Head, Hunton Bridge, Abbots Langley, Herts. Contact 01923 264536

1st Monday of the month, The Plough, St. Peter's Street, Radford, Nottingham. Contact Yvonne 0115 924 9438


Steve Wise points out a nice documentary about Doc Watson online, featuring Bert Lloyd


Scottish Highland sessions:

2nd Sunday of month from April - Oct. 2.30 - 5.00pm Summer Isles Bar, Achiltibuie

Every Thurs 9.00pm Ferry Boat Inn, Ullapool

Phone for both P. Drake 01854 622 226


The new 'Court Sessions' monthly gigs.
Start at 8.00, until 11.00pm [ish]
Entrance: £7.00, CS members £6.00

Court Sessions is currently happening monthly, upstairs at:
The County Arms, 345 Trinity Road, Wandsworth, London SW18 3SH E-mail: courtsessions_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk