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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add it to the next update.
You do not have to be a member of FOAOTMAD to have your old time information posted but be sure to include full information, links and pictures. Paul Bennett
As I am away at Clifftop and in the USA for four weeks, there will not be any regular FOAOTMAD news & event updates or mail-outs until 24th August. If you do have something urgent that needs broadcasting, please post it on the FaceBook page or contact Tim Mason email@example.com Unfortunately Kat and I will not be at Summer camp but look forward to seeing everyone again at Sweet Sunny South or Gainsborough :) Paul Bennett
James Bowen (Griffin Banjo's) is interested in selling his own personal instruments to FOAOTMAD members including two Griffin and one Clareen banjo plus an Ashbury guitar.
Clareen 'Oyster Queen', 5 string banjo, bird's-eye maple and ebony, Whyte Laydie, frailing scoop, very attractive, case. £1500 or offer.
Griffin 'Thunderballs', new open-back, maple and ebony, brass tone ring with steel balls, Griffin short stainless tailpiece and rim rods, nice looking but not fancy, case extra. £1399 ovno.
Griffin 'Ariadne', new open-back, English field maple and ebony, Whyte Laydie, frailing scoop, Griffin long stainless tailpiece and rim rods, nice looking but not fancy, case extra. £1599 ovno.
Ashbury guitar, top of the range acoustic, spruce front and Indian rosewood back and sides, big guitar with a big sound, a few years old but in excellent condition, custom case. £475 ovno.
Photos available. If you are interested contact him by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith and Cathy's picking weekend is 16-17 July at their house, just North of Bristol.
Saturday 16th: from Midday: Old Timey American session
Saturday 16th: approx: 3pm to 6pm: Irish Traditional Music session
Saturday 16th: From 7pm: Evening of Folk Music and Dance in the Marquee with PA.
You could: Join the house band, call a dance, join in a ceilidh dance, do a dance spot, sing a song, or play a tune. (We'd particularly like some percussive dance, and will have a small wooden dance floor for this)
Sunday 17th: from Midday: Paul and Cathy's special birthday session. I imagine this will be mainly Northumbrian and English tunes, with room for other oddities. There may also be cake!
Sunday 17th: from 7pm. We hope to be joined by Barley Rye Choir for an evening of songs
Full details here:
We have now added Appalachian dance teams to the session map and published a dance text list in county order. This list is currently up to date but if you do want to report any errors, add or remove a listing, all the information and links to do this are on the two pages.
Session & Dance Map: https://foaotmad.weebly.com/session--dance-map.html
Dance List: foaotmad.weebly.com/dance-teams-list.html
Hi - I'm an OT musician from Seattle. I am helping to promote an upcoming film about Greg and Jere Canote.
"The Canote Twins” a documentary film about the lives, music and joyful presence of Greg and Jere Canote is nearing completion and financial support is needed.
The twins have brightened the lives and influenced the musical journeys of so many of us through their performances, recordings, classes and jams.
Support the film! Your donation is tax deductible. And, you will get a screen credit!
Check out the trailer and please... Donate Here
Thanks for your assistance!
CAHALEN MORRISON RETURNS TO PRESTEIGNE
After an absence of four years, one of the most popular American singer/songwriters to have performed in Mid Wales returns to play in The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne on Sunday 19th June at 8pm.
Originally hailing from the high desert of Northern New Mexico, Cahalen Morrison has made a name for himself. Over the past decade touring solo, as a duo with Eli West, or with his roadhouse country band Western Centuries, Cahalen has played shows and festivals all over the world and performed on stage with the likes of Tim O’Brien, Kelly Joe Phelps, Hot Rize, Crooked Still and Kris Drever.
Equally at home on guitar, banjo, mandolin, singing three part harmony or unaccompanied, he has carved out a place for himself as a unique voice in American music. An insightful and poetic wordsmith and songwriter, a subtle and accomplished roots multi-instrumentalist and a captivating singer.
In April 2019, Cahalen went down to a remote village on the border of New Mexico and Colorado and holed up in an old adobe chapel along with Erick Jaskowiak, who had brought out a mobile recording rig. In just a day and a half, they tracked his next solo album Wealth of Sorrow, ten intimate songs of just Cahalen and his guitar and banjo.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased for cash from The Workhouse, Presteigne, or booked by calling 01544 350407 or 01547 528315.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Coachmaker's Arms, St, Mary's Street, Wallingford from 8.30 - 11.00pm. There is no parking at the pub but there are 2 large town center car parks nearby, We usually have a good mix of banjos, mandolins, guitars and fiddles and play both Bluegrass and Old Time (probably slightly more of the latter), sometimes with a bit of Americana thrown in for good measure. There is a mixture of songs and tunes for everyone to join in and we are very careful to make sure that everyone who wants to gets a chance to take the lead. We average about 12 musicians each month and a variety of instruments.
Venue: The Coachmaker's Arms St, Mary's Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0EU
When: Second Tuesday of the month 20.30 - 23.00
Contact: Lucy Quinn email@example.com or phone 01491 835 122
Or see session map: foaotmad.weebly.com/session-map.html
I have just started to add dance teams to the sessions map and will also create a FOAOTMAD dedicated list soon. At the moment I have only added two teams to the map but will start to add more over the next couple of weeks. I will let you know when it is finished. Paul Bennett.
Have a look here: foaotmad.weebly.com/session-map.html
Friendly, relaxed old time get together in a stunning location with great facilities.
Book camping here: https://www.hennockhideaways.co.uk
Award-winning American musician Jake Blount and his band are heading to the UK for a two-week tour in late May/early June 2022, culminating with performances at Fire in the Mountain festival. Jake’s debut solo album Spider Tales was released in 2020 to widespread acclaim (with glowing reviews in The Guardian, Rolling Stone and Songlines among others). An exceptional banjoist and fiddler and soulful singer based in Rhode Island, USA, Jake is one of relatively few African-American artists on the old-time and Americana music scene. A two-time winner of the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival (Clifftop) instrument contest in West Virginia, Jake was the first Black person to ever make the finals.
He was also one of the winners of the prestigious Steve Martin Banjo Prize in 2020. Many UK old-time enthusiasts will have seen Jake with the Moose Whisperers at Gainsborough Festival back in 2019, but this will be his first full UK tour under his own name. Jake has studied with luminaries including Rhiannon Giddens and Bruce Molsky, and his work shines a light on the often overlooked contributions that Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ artists have made to American folk and traditional music.
On this tour, Jake will be accompanied by his own stringband, comprising Nashville-based New Zealand fiddle ace George Jackson, Nelson Williams (double bass) and Gus Tritsch (guitar and banjo uke), all exceptional musicians in their own right.
More info and ticket links for all the tour dates can be found at bit.ly/JakeBlountUK2022
Thurs 19 May Hackney, London - Paper Dress Vintage
Fri 20 May Luton - The Bear Club
Sat 21 May Meltham, Huddersfield - The Carlile Institute
Sun 22 May Saltaire - The Live Room
Tues 24 May Kendal - Ruskins
Thurs 26 May Aberystwyth - The Bank Vault
Fri 27 May Swansea - Taliesin Arts Centre
Sat 28 May Marple, Cheshire – Roman Lakes Tea Dances
Tues 31 May Sheffield - The Greystones (double bill with Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno)
Weds 1 June Norwich - Carberrys
Sat 4 June West Wales - Fire in the Mountain festival
Sun 5 June West Wales - Fire in the Mountain festival
Su & Jules have now released their first album which is available on their website where you can listen and order online. CD and Downloads are available and shipping is available worldwide. Use the website to work out shipping costs. https://www.sujulesoldtime.co.uk/music/
You may also catch us at upcoming mini gigs which are mostly free, daytime events so you can catch us there.
SU’S LESSON PROMO! Lastly Su is in need for some help with a big dental bill!! Ouch! She is offering:
ONE-OFF music lessons available online.
Lessons at £30 for 75 minutes 20 slots available. You can use the lesson for a brief insight to:
• Music theory
• Music tech
• How chords work.
• How keys work
• Make sense of scales
• What’s Modal in Old Time music.
• Spot bad habits
• Memorising music
• Or a banjo, mandolin, fiddle or guitar lesson.
These lessons should be enough to get you started to explore the subject further. Lessons are better online so that Su can provide online tools which you can use to develop what you’ve learnt.
Drop Su and email or call at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07876 612579
FREE ONLINE OT JAM SESSIONS on YouTube & Zoom
Sessions online are still running:
Sunday Slow Jam (weekly) 8pm
Tuesday Hosted (fortnight) 8pm
Tuesday Unhosted (alternate fortnight) 8pm
Details to join: https://www.sujulesoldtime.co.uk/