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Paul Bennett - News, Events and Mailout
Sheffield Old Time Session
Sheffield Old Time session is now active, run by Dave Young at The Forest, Rutland Road, Sheffield on first and third Tuesdays of the month at 8pm. All welcome.
Venue: The Forest, Rutland Road, Sheffield, S3 9PA
When: First and third Tuesdays of the month. Starts 20.00
Contact: Dave Young firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cellar Club, at the Alpaca, 84-86 Essex Road, N1 8LU, between Pickering Street and Popham Street (www.thealpaca.co.uk). The pub is about a 10-minute walk from the Angel tube and a shorter walk from Essex Road railway station; several buses go up and down that road to and from the Angel. Pay on the door – in cash only (though we can still take cheques from those who still use those).
26 Feb: Pete Cooper plays, teaches, composes, records and writes about fiddle music, as well as singing and playing the mandolin. He's unusually fluent in different styles – English, Irish, Scottish, old-time, Swedish, and eastern European – and is a member of the great old-time band Rattle on the Stovepipe; petecooper.com
Gainsborough 2024 tickets for members are available from November 1st. Purchase your tickets here
Please note that non-members will not be able to purchase full weekend tickets until 1st January 2024.
Apologies as this information came to me a little delayed but dates are still available.
UK Shows- September 2023
14/09 Green Note, Camden, London, England 8pm
15/09 Anchor Inn, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, England 8pm
16/09 St. Ives September Festival, The Western Hotel, St. Ives, Cornwall 8pm
17/09 Square and Compass Pub, Swanage, Worth Matravers, Dorset, England 2pm
20/09 Platform Bar, Hen House Presents, Underground Bradford, England
21/09 Burnett Hill Chapel, Martlewy, Pembrokeshire, Wales 7:30pm
22/09 Acoustic Night at the Granary, Strathaven Town Mill, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland 8pm
23/09 Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival, Moniaive, Scotland
24/09 Vault Arts Centre, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland 7pm
25/09 The Reading Room, Fox St, Great Gransden, Cambs SG19 3AA
Concert time: 8pm Doors open: 7:15pm Tickets: £12
For tickets contact:
Martha Spencer & Archer Broughton
Martha Spencer; Martha Spencer is a singer-songwriter, mountain musician and dancer from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She grew up in a musical family and learned to play several instruments and flatfoot dance. She has performed across the US, AU, UK, CA, and EU. Martha’s solo albums have been featured in articles in Rolling Stone Country, Americana Highways and she has been in articles in NY Times and Billboard.
Archer Broughton; Archer was born in North Carolina and grew up in Austrailia. He was exposed to music as a young child and took to songwriting and singing in a way that reminds one of a gentler time, one with no fences, fewer cars on the road and magnificently beautiful surroundings. Archer has recordings on Pound Records, and Skinny Fish. He has also featured on the "I Am Wanita" documentary, has recorded at Sun Studios and also hosts "Cooking for Seamus"
This will be Martha and Archers first tour as a duo in the UK, they have already toured the US, Canada and Australia raising the roof and lifting peoples souls up.
Venue - Burnetts Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Narberth, SA67 8AX
Doors - 19.00hrs (showtime - 19.30)
Tickets - £12.00
Tickets are available from 01646 651725 or email email@example.com
Video link here
Fri 15th & Sat 16th Sept - Zoom Tutorials for OT musicians:
Sun 17th, Tue 26th Sept & Fri 13th Oct - Zoom Live Sync Tutorials
The Long Hill Ramblers. Clear, beautiful vocals, rich harmonies, virtuoso musicianship and a repertoire drawn from among the finest traditional songs on both sides of the Atlantic from Ben Paley, Laura Hockenhull and Dan Stewart; fiddle, banjo and mandolin. https://longhillramblers.com
Upstairs at the Alpaca, 84-86 Essex Road, N1 8LU, between Pickering Street and Popham Street. The pub is about a 10-minute walk from the Angel tube and a shorter walk from Essex Road railway station; several buses go up and down that road to and from the Angel. www.thealpaca.co.uk
No tickets are needed, just pay on the door in cash only though we can still take cheques from those who still use those.
Members: £7, non-members: £9, except on nights marked *, when it will be £8 and £10. Annual membership: £4
More information: www.cellarupstairs.org.uk or phone 020 7281 7700
Craig Judelman who lives in Berlin is teaching at ' Music in the Mountain camp' in September. Full details of the event can be found here Craig is an amazing old-time fiddler, a great teacher and a really lovely guy and can be seen on the YouTube links below.
Here is one of his teaching videos
Travis Stuart will be holding a concert and workshop at the Harrison pub near Kings Cross in London.
5th September - Concert: 20:30 - Workshop 18:30
Full details: www.facebook.com/events/1654351445085191
Concert: £10 https://www.eventbrite.com/.../travis-stuart-solo-concert...
Solo banjo, ballads, stories (+ possible guest fiddlers).
Workshop: £10 https://www.eventbrite.com/.../travis-stuart-banjo...
Clawhammer tunes, demonstration of up picking and old 2 and 3 finger as well as a few crazy old tunings".
A Bethel native and Haywood County resident, Travis Stuart is a banjo player who has been performing old time music rooted in Western North Carolina for over twenty years. The backbone of bluegrass, old time string band music carries a legacy that is inescapable, and from his earliest days growing up, Stuart was steeped in that legacy. Brought up in a rich musical community and family, Stuart learned to play banjo from local musicians like Avery County’s Red Wilson, recipient of a 2003 North Carolina Heritage Award. Playing his great-uncle Austin Stamley’s banjo, Stuart has mastered a local old time style and shared it around the United States and Europe, touring and recording alongside his twin brother, Trevor. In 2017, he and Trevor released The Stuart Brothers, a generous collection of 23 tunes both traditional and original.
We are still taking bookings for the November picking weekend at Dunfield House with Emily Spencer and Chris Testerman, see the Workshops page of our website for full details.
Emily Spencer is regarded as one of the most influential banjo players in old-time as can be seen in her mini documentary https://tinyurl.com/5ammxsub
Chris Testerman is a multi award winning fiddler, tutor and luthier from the White Top Mountain Region of Virginia, this video https://tinyurl.com/284ad75t shows him on one of his winning performances.
This long standing session started as open to any folk/trad genres but we mainly play Old Time (with some Bluegrass). It is on every Wednesday, 20.00 - 23.00 The pub is appreciative but can be quite lively. We often play in the beer garden in the summer months.
Venue: The Red Lion 206 Whitehall Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9BP.
When: Every Wednesday. 20.00 - 23.00
Contact: Kai Carter firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Mansfield email@example.com
Fakenham Old Time Session
Mainly Old-Time Tunes in the keys of A,C,D and G. We play tunes at a slowish tempo, so if you'd like to learn about old-time music or just learn new tunes you will be very welcome. You can view our Facebook group if you would like to know more.
Venue: The Crown Hotel, Market Place, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9BP
When: Second Monday of the month, 20.00 - 22.00
Contact: Contact Jeff Treadway firstname.lastname@example.org or by Messenger, or text 07432 053267