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FOAOTMAD are looking for two people to join the committee in the following roles, in both cases they would work with and be full members of the committee.
Camp Organiser: This person should ideally be someone who is conversant with and attends at least one of the camps. They will to organise the events that we now see at the Croft Farm Water Park site including organising a band to perform at the summer camp, short workshops, the bonfire, slow jams as well as co-ordinating the event with the campsite, booking dates and advertising.
Workshop Organiser: This person would be responsible for identifying and booking workshop tutors, venues and on site facilities for our November workshops. Advertising and subsequently co-ordinating member’s bookings will also be part of the role.
For further details or to apply please have a word with me at camp or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the Government’s Covid 19 policy as of today, 24th July, we can confirm that the FOAOTMAD Summer Camp will go ahead this year running from Friday 7 until Sunday 16 August on the dedicated event field at Croft Farm Water Park, Tewkesbury, GL20 7EE.
Attendees will be relied upon to comply with both the Government’s and Croft Farm’s guidelines during their stay.
Croft Farm itself holds a certificate from The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain to say they comply with the Covid 19 guidelines; ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing. There will obviously be a few changes from a normal year including:-
FOAOTMAD members will get a discount price on pitches, advance booking is essential.
If you need any more information email me at chairman@FOAOTMAD.org.uk or contact Croft Farm Water Park direct T:01684 772321 or visit their website.
We reserve the right to make further changes to the control measures or cancel should circumstances dictate.
FOAOTMAD are looking for a new Treasurer to take over the accounting and general finance management of the Society and to become a member of the committee.
The role includes normal book keeping and reconciliation of the accounts, payment of invoices and the production monthly cash book records using an Excel spreadsheet.
As part of our annual review the treasurer will arrange for an audit of our finances to be carried out.
We would expect the treasurer to be an accountant or have some experience in bookkeeping or accounting.
For more details or to apply contact me at email@example.com,
Unfortunately Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled.
Hi everyone. We are having a few of our favourite artists from past Alsia Fest's to perform in a livestream show on Saturday 11 July. Starts at 5.30pm.
Schedule of performances will be posted on group page shortly. Please join the Alsiafest Livestream’ group to join in the fun. We have a great line up of musicians all of whom will be performing 'live' starting at 5.30pm on Saturday 11th July.
To see the show please join: Alsiafest Livestream Group on Facebook
Although regretfully the live festival is cancelled this year, we are using the Alsia Fest Facebook page to promote and support lockdown livestream performances and videos from all our favourite musicians, far and wide. Most are either playing solo or with partners in isolation. Quality of live stream or uploaded video is variable, so bear with. These guys are filming themselves, no high tech.
IF YOU ENJOY WHAT YOU SEE - Where you see a link for a ‘TIP JAR’ - PLEASE GIVE SOMETHING if you can. Most musicians sole income is from gigs and CD sales, and many are having a tough time at the moment financially.
Thanks so much for your support in past years and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Guy & Mikey Ponsford
We've been hard at work organizing our first festival! And though it has to be online, we're excited to offer you a weekend of top-notch concerts, workshops, and a chance to share a little bit of much missed and much needed community.
We've made a Facebook event where we'll be posting news and updates for Facebook-users.
You can also click here for a list of workshops and a schedule of concerts
Or click here to go straight to registration!
We appreciate every one of our newsletter subscribers, and we're looking forward to 'seeing' you in July. Thanks for all of your support!
There is a correction to the email address at the bottom of page 23 in the Summer Edition of Old Time News that relates to The Annie Warner Creative Learning Award.
The address should read https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/AnnieWarner.
My new solo clawhammer banjo album, "Bada Bing Bada Banjo," is out. Its mostly old time but also has a wide variety of extra tunes from French Canadian, Irish, pop, classical, and jazz stylings. I like to play all kinds of music on banjo.
The CD album can be purchased through Captain Fiddle Music, or downloaded on line via Apple Music.
PS. I'm rebuilding my old web site so the present one doesn't have the album listed. Anyone interested in purchasing the CD can email me.