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Gainsborough Festival tickets are now on sale with an early bird option for members and the full details including the lineup of artistes can be seen on the dedicated Gainsborough Festival website at https://gainsborough2020.weebly.com/ or follow the link on our main website Festival page.
10th November, 3.30-5.30pm
Beverly Smith's Group & Harmony Singing Workshop: American Traditional Old Time
Group and Harmony Singing workshop in Old Time Country & traditional American Roots - with Beverly Smith
In a rare visit to the UK, one of the most respected players in old time country music today, Beverly Smith, in demand as a singer, song writer, fiddler and dance caller, as well as a banjo, mandolin and guitar player, will work with you towards producing songs in group harmony as well as supporting those who are also instrumentalists. Singer who are string players- please bring your instruments with you if you wish.
WORKSHOP runs 3.30-5.30pm
£10 per person. Bookings: via firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: central Frome, Somerset (details given on booking)
n.b: Beverly will also be playing a Supper Club concert at Bistro Lotte later in the day with food at 6pm,music at 7.30pm
10th November: 6pm onwards
Beverly Smith - Old Time Country Music Supper Club Concert
One of the most respected players in old time country music today, Beverly Smith will perform for this month's Supper Club in Frome, Someret
Supper at 6pm prompt followed by 7.30 concert
Venue: Bistro Lotte, Frome.
Wonderful 2 course meal and an evening of amazing roots music in a beautiful intimate space.
£25 per person (price excludes drinks).
Book SUPPER CLUB CONCERT direct by calling Bistro Lotte on 01373 300646 www.bistrolottefrome.co.uk OR by email to email@example.com
For interested parties, Beverly will also run a Group and Harmony Singing WORKSHOP earlier in the day.
Workshop 3.30-5.30 only a minute's walk from Lottes; booking via firstname.lastname@example.org if essential.
When pioneers from the British Isles came to settle in the Appalachian Mountains they brought with them, in their invisible baggage, songs from “the old country” which took on a new life amidst the new land.
Join award winning Little Bulb Theatre as they weave a tapestry both historical and fantastical in an unforgettable evening of story and song. Told in exquisite three part harmony and featuring fiddle, bass, guitar, banjo and mandolin, this foot stomping string band invite you on a journey of musical migration to the birth of what we now call “Country Music” and its impact on popular music today.
Suitability: Suitable for ages 10+
Wednesday 6 November 2019 07:30pm
Tickets: £10 Adult / £8 Concession (Students/unwaged)
To book call 07582 789406 – all seats unreserved, but we advise you to buy your tickets in advance as this venue will sell out.
Pickin' Lunchtimers! Time to put away your Halloween masks and get back to playing again by coming to our next Old Time session on: Sunday 3rdNov2019, 3-6pm at The Global Cafe, London St, Reading, RG1 4PS
Please do share with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too (all levels & friends too are all welcome at this open cafe experience). Parking at rear (via East St) also close to station, more details and clips on our website at:
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
PARKING: Rear of Global Cafe (via East St) pay as directed. Also Parking Meters available on London Street, East St, South St, and a multi-storey Car Park in Queens Road
Venue website - Global Cafe http://w3.risc.org.uk/global-cafe
PS just a quick plug for Colm's Old Time Listening Wall (feedback appreciated). I highly recommend checking out Bill Smedley's excellent Old Time Music Hour (weekly 1hr listening to the best ever streamed Old Time). https://padlet.com/newtchaser/ColmListeningWall
Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves (touring 12th – 24th November 2019)
Drawing on the roots of old time and bluegrass, this exceptional duo features two gifted young musicians who are already leading lights in the new generation of American roots music. Talented Canadian banjoist Allison de Groot has made a name for herself as a member of Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and The Goodbye Girls.
Tatiana Hargreaves is a phenomenal fiddler based in North Carolina, who has toured with luminaries including Gillian Welch and Bruce Molsky, and played on Laurie Lewis’ Grammy nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions. Whilst paying homage to the best of Appalachian traditions, the duo also reflects on and pays tribute to the diversity of American roots music.
Alongside classic tunes, they perform lesser-known American fiddle and banjo songs from the likes of African-American duo Nathan Frazier & Frank Patterson, bluegrass pioneer Alice Gerrard and centenarian Arkansas fiddler Violet Hensley. Together, Allison and Tatiana create a scintillating, foot-tapping sound, with powerful songs and beguiling tunes.
More info and ticket links can be found at http://www.truenorthmusic.co.uk/upcoming-tours/allison-de-groot-tatiana-hargreaves/
Teilhard Frost, extraordinary fiddle-player and multi-instrumentalist from Sheesham & Lotus and 'Son, is heading to the UK in Jan/Feb 2020. He has two remaining dates available for bookings on 3rd and 4th Feb,and is available for workshops (fiddle or banjo, or harmonica) and concerts.
If you'd be interested in a booking, please contact
Sarah Coxson at Alan Bearman Music on email@example.com