Would you like to have your old time news or event posted on this page and emailed to FOAOTMAD members and beyond. Contact me on email@example.com and I will add it to the next update. Be sure to include full information, links and pictures. Paul :)
On the 3rd of March we have Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick coming to Burnetts Hill Chapel, Martletwy, SA67 8AX.
To book tickets call 01646 621530 or 01646 651725
Booth shot Lincoln
Black Eyed Susie
Expanding on the tradition of fiddle/banjo duets, award winning multi instrumentalists Kieran and Charlotte combine their thorough knowledge of Appalachian folk music to create a new take on old time and contemporary string band styles. Inspired by forefathers of the tradition and modern day masters, their music is infused with groove and distilled with intricacies as they weave ever-evolving ideas together on stage for audiences to see. Expect breakneck fiddle tunes, lyrical banjo playing and occasional glimpses of Charlotte’s Bluegrass prowess when she picks up a mandolin or guitar. Add in some old songs with sweet vocal harmonies and you have the complete package. Amongst new interpretations of age-old melodies, the two also showcase their compositional skills on their debut album, Wolves a’ Howlin’, which was recorded straight to tape by master engineer Josh Clark at Get Real Audio and was released in September 2016 .
FOAOTMAD are looking for old-time bands or performers to play at the Spring and Summer camp Club House at Croft Farm Water Park near Tewkesbury this year.
If you are in a band or perform as a duet and you want to be considered drop us a note either via the Contact us page of our website or direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of these gigs may include running a short workshop and include some free camping.
We are also keen to increase the number of old-time bands/performers we have on our records. So if you want to get yourselves on our list for consideration at any of our or other’s events drop us a line in the same way as described above.
Make sure you say when you contact us if you want to go on the list or be considered for the Camp as well as going on the list.
You Gave me a Song- The producers of this film about the life of Alice Gerrard and her association and history of old-time music are actively seeking a venue for it's UK launch.
A number of options are being considered but they are happy to look at suggestions from our old-time fraternity. If you have any ideas please drop me a line at email@example.com and I will, pass them on.
Our Gainsborough Festival is unfortunately tool early for the launch.
Invites you to our next Old-Time session Sunday 2ndFeb, 3-6pm
at The Global Cafe, London St, Reading, RG1 4PS
Cafe parking via East St (up ramp) and also street parking meters on London Street & East St & South St, and a nearby multistorey Car Park in Queens Road.
Pickin Lunchtimes Website
Pickin Lunchtimes Facebook Group
In an attempt to encourage us to learn new tunes from similar sources and to indicate what or which tunes are likely to pop up at our next session I created this new site below. All suggestions/additions/corrections welcome.
Playlists & Tunes
Also please share this SUBSCRIBE link below with musical/dancing/clogging friends (to be sent this monthly email reminder.....always reversible!) http://eepurl.com/biYzvD
or simply just share with them this leaflet https://goo.gl/p9sqKw
All levels welcome at this open cafe/Old Time experience,
See you there :-)
Stu & Colm & Cathy
Following the sad death of Derek Hall (Kendal) his amazing collection of guitars and banjos will be put up for auction. If probate goes through smoothly the likely date will be 9th March and the auctioneers are www.1818auctioneers.co.uk at Crooklands near Kendal.
Over the years I built six high grade Fairbanks and Vega reproduction banjos for Derek featuring ornate inlays and floral carving on the neck heel. I can provide details and photographs of these instruments and can be contacted at:
or phone 01462 683074
Joe Newberry and April Verch are master musicians, performing a compelling blend of folk, old-time and bluegrass, with traditional ballads, joyful fiddle tunes and poignant original songs. Joe Newberry is an outstanding clawhammer banjo player, singer, guitarist and award-winning songwriter well known to many UK old-time enthusiasts.
He was a guest star on 2016’s Transatlantic Sessions tour and he performs with various projects including his duo with mandolin legend Mike Compton. April Verch is a world class Canadian fiddle player, also a talented step dancer and singer. April has countless awards, ten albums and twenty years of worldwide touring under her belt with her trio the April Verch Band. She plays a variety of North American and European fiddle styles and the addition of some spectacular step dancing from the Ottawa Valley tradition makes the duo’s performances even more entertaining!
More info and ticket links can be found at: