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Sweet Sunny South is SOLD OUT for this year - there is a waiting list for returns so if there is anyone who already has a ticket that knows they can’t come, they will get a full refund (less the Paypal fee) if they contact me soon. There will not be any tickets available at the gate, so please don’t make the journey to Sussex in the hope if squeezing in! Also the full programme for the festival weekend is now up on our website www.sweetsunnysouth.org
CAJUN COUNTRY REVIVAL RETURN TO MID WALES
Here's another rare chance to see one of the world's top Cajun Bands in one of the best venues in Mid Wales They are performing on Friday 30th August at 8pm at The Lost Arc, Rhayader shortly after headlining Shrewsbury Folk Festival. There will be a chance to dance, enjoy some food and drink and listen to this amazing band. Last year's performance near Presteigne was one of the best ever seen in Mid Wales.
Spanning generations the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and singer guitarist Kelli Jones, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful. Together, they’ve delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than “performing" the genre that unite them - Cajun music and early Country music.
Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann and the founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy is a GRAMMY winner for his production work with The Band Courtbouillon and a nine-time GRAMMY nominee, as well as two time winner of the Cajun French Music Association’s Fiddler of the Year Award.
Sharing the stage with Joel for the last 15 years is the legendary Cajun powerhouse, Jesse Lége. Growing up in a pre-electricity home in Gueydan, Louisiana, Jesse spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbours and the family's much-loved battery-powered radio. Today he is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists in the world today.
Completing the Revival line up for this tour is Kelli Jones, singer and guitarist daughter of musician Carl Jones, who has been a regular visitor to this part of the world for many years.
Tickets cost £10 are on sale on-line from www.thelostarc.co.uk, or you can book by phoning 01544 350407 or 01982 551116.
Please see attached flyer for info about Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance workshops in a lovely venue in Herefordshire in the Autumn.
It's all happening from Friday 29th November till Sunday 1st December.
Immerse yourself in this fabulous genre of music and dance, try something new, fiddle, banjo or flatfooting, or have a refresher if you haven't enjoyed Old Time American for a long time.
Over the weekend there will be workshops, sessions, square dancing and lots of opportunity to play and dance as well as enjoy the countryside and the swimming pool. Accommodation, catering and workshops all in one lovely venue. Book now as places will soon be full.
We would love to see you.
Love Clare and Paul
An engaging young old time/roots duo from North Carolina, Hoot and Holler blends Appalachian traditions with fine contemporary songwriting and excellent musicianship on fiddle, guitar and clawhammer banjo. Both Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski are alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and combine polished musicianship with the grit, drive, and soul of their musical heroes, legendary mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed. Mark and Amy have also proved their musical credentials by achieving multiple placings in the instrument contests at West Virginia’s Clifftop festival and the Mount Airy Fiddler’s Convention.
An entertaining Tennessee quartet influenced by classic country, bluegrass, hillbilly and old time music, Bill and the Belles feature gloriously smooth vocal harmonies and exquisite musicianship on fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass. Their attractive vintage persona is rooted in the music of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and bandleader Kris Truelsen also shares his enthusiasm for traditional American music as a producer and presenter for Radio Bristol, housed in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Tennessee.
Mama's Broke's debut tour has gotten started and is already pulling in rave reviews!! Take a look at this from Folk Radio UK, a glowing review for their album "Count The Wicked" fresh out today!!
Folk Radio UK Review on "Count the Wicked" Mama's Broke CD
Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere.
Their two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin, and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion into their performance. Their original – and often dark – compositions push the boundaries of tradition and the constraints of genre. Drawing from old-time, Quebecois, blues, punk, Celtic, Balkan and doom metal, they create a soundscape that is both familiar and new.
They will be playing at;
Manorbier Community Hall, YHA, Skrinkle, Manorbier, SA70 7TT
Date; 31st July
Start time; 8.00pm (doors 7.15)
Tickets are £12 on 01646 672457 (leave a message & phone number)
Black Rock Beach (Tiny Boat Concert)
Contact: Phil Tyler
Friday-Friday, 2-9 August Sidmouth Folk Festival Sidmouth, Devon
Sunday-Thursday, 11-15 August Broadstairs Folk Week Broadstairs, Kent
Saturday-Friday, 17-23 August Whitby Folk Week Whitby, N. Yorkshire
Saturday, 31 August, Evening, time TBD Shoe Tree Cafe Newcastle, UK
Sunday, 1 September, 7:30 PM South Shields Folk Club Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Tuesday, 3 September, 8:30 PM Dartford Folk Club
Thursday, 5 September, 8:30 PM Maidenhead Folk Club
Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 September Bromyard Folk Festival Bromyard, Herefordshire
Tuesday, 10 September, 8:00 PM St. Neots Folk Club
Thursday, 12 September, 8:00 PM The Goose is Out Folk Club Nunhead, London
Saturday, 14 September, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM Workshops on Songs from the Warner Collection Lewes Saturday Folk Club
Saturday, 14 September, 8:00 PM Concert at Lewes Saturday Folk Club
Sunday, 15 September, 7:30 PM Dursley Acoustic Music Nights
Wednesday, 18 September, 7:30 PM Cecil Sharp House, Traditional Night
Sunday, 22 September, 8:30 PM Warrington Folk Club
Monday, 23 September, 7:45 PM Stockton Folk Club
Wednesday, 25 September, 7:45 PM Ryburn 3-Step Folk Club
SORRY but our August Pickin Lunchtime is CANCELLED!
This is due to The Global Cafe being closed on our normal session date!
AND please also note that our September session is NOT in Reading but in Wallingford (as per previous years when we engage in the annual Bunkfest...3-6pm Sunday 1st Sept at The George Hotel......see link at page bottom).
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 :-) Colm, Cathy & Stu
Sept 1st Pickin Lunchtime see http://www.bunkfest.co.uk/