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Bill Smedley's Old Time Music Hour #165
On this show a Review of the new double CD Dolly & the Devil, Festival Season and lots more great Old Time Music. I hope you enjoy the show!
The Berkshire session Pickin Lunchtimes held at the Global Cafe in Reading are suspended till further notice. However occasional sessions are still held though mostly outdoors and at different locations, so keep in touch by joining our mailing list to receive notice when these occur by emailing me Colm Daly firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address.
Also check our Facebook Page for updates etc.
I am sorry say that due to the continuing high rate of Covid in Cornwall, we have been unable get our regular pub session up and running. We are however running our home sessions which are currently being attended by 4 - 5 regulars. If you are in the West of Cornwall and want to play tunes, please contact me here and we will try to arrange something for you. Paul Bennett :)
If you run an old-time session and you are listed on our Sessions page on our website could you let us know if and when you plan to restart your sessions. we can then update the website accordingly. We are happy to add any new sessions, just send us the details.
Email me at email@example.com or send a note via the useful links page on the website.
Following the success of this year’s Three Days in May residential singing event, two of our singers, Sue & Brian Kendrick asked if we’d come and do a similar weekend workshop at their farm in Leicestershire.
“We're holding a magical weekend of harmony singing
in the Leicestershire countryside.Under the expert tuition of Roger Jackson and Sue Pomeroy we'll be learning to sing the beautiful harmonies of bluegrass and other songs along with fabulous food, campfire singing and great company!
The weekend takes place on our farm under our marquee.
All meals plus free camping for tents or motor homes are included.
At the moment places are limited to 30 so best to secure your place early.
Our website has a lot more details of what we will be doing and what to expect so click the ticket link for more info or send a message.”
A new bluegrass and old-time festival will be taking place halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. Full weekend beginning Thur. 9 Sept until Sun, 12.
Camping is available in a large flat field located at the rear of the pub with full amenities, toilet block, waste disposal, fresh water tap. A large permanently erected marque with carpeted flooring, full sound system, lighting. there is plenty of space for jamming both inside and outside the pub.
This our first festival, which we hope becomes a regular annual event.
Although we prefer old-time/bluegrass we wish to cater for most preferences.
The location is as follows.
102 NEWS LANE
Tel: 01744 882868
All camping is per pitch maximum of 4 sharing
Full weekend (3 nights camping)£45-00
3 days (2 nights camping) £30-00
2days (1-night camping) £15-00
1 day (no camping) including workshop £10
1 day (no camping) no workshop £5-00
Dave Lee: 01925 451200, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Cooney: 07725 268954, email email@example.com
Incredibows available in the UK… they’re very good for playing in damp or humid situations e.g. outdoor jams at night.
Phone: 01803 858739
She also re-hairs traditional wood bows with Incredihair.
These are the bows she has available for £125.
If anyone would like a bow of another colour, provided they pay up
front, Sue will order it directly from Incredibow in the US.
Summer Camp - Friday 6th to Sunday 15th August
Croft Farm Water Park, Bredons Hardwick, GL20 7EE
Provided the Government’s guidelines are unchanged then we
will run workshops, slow jams and campfire jams as usual.
As an extra feature this year we hope to be able to run a
mini-festival during the first weekend of the camp with a
number of band performances in the marquee
These will be on the evenings of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August. If you
would like to be considered for a performance in front of an audience
please contact Tim Rooke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the Covid crisis, advance booking is essential and
you should phone the campsite direct on 01684 772321.
FOAOTMAD members’ discount available when booking
a name and current membership number will be required.
More info on our website: www.foaotmad.org.uk
FOAOTMAD members picking weekend - Dunfield House has made available several parking spaces for campervan/caravans for the November picking weekend.
The site has none of the normal camping facilities for hook ups etc but all the washing, showering and toilet facilities in the house are available. The cost per person is £155 inclusive of the meals, workshops and sessions in the house.
Booking is via the contact point on our website: foaotmad.weebly.com/workshoppay2021.html
Yorkshire-based bluegrass, old-time and Americana promoter Maria Wallace (True North Music) has another online event happening in early July.
The Streaming Across the Sea Online Festival is split across two weekends to avoid clashing with the football Euros. Part 1 on Sunday 4th July will feature livestreamed performances from the USA, with Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno (who also play in exciting young old-time group The Onlies) followed by an in-the-round special with Melody Walker (Front Country), Benjamin Hunter, Liv Greene and Joe Troop (of Grammy nominated Che Apalache).
There will also be participatory Zoom workshops – Ottawa Valley step dancing with Canadian fiddle/dance ace April Verch (who performs in a duo with Joe Newberry as well as in her own trio) and bluegrass banjo with BB Bowness (of award-winning band Mile Twelve). Part 2 on Saturday 10th July will include a livestreamed concert featuring excellent UK folk-Americana bands Jaywalkers and The Jellyman’s Daughter, filmed and livestreamed at Maria’s (empty) local community venue, plus a morning mandolin workshop with Jaywalkers’ Mike Giverin (aka Mando Mike).
True North Music will broadcast all the performances to their YouTube and Facebook pages (links below), and these will be free to enjoy, with donations welcome. Workshops are ticketed and will be delivered via the Zoom platform with numbers strictly limited. For more information on all the events and artists, please visit http://www.truenorthmusic.co.uk/streaming-across-the-sea/
The concerts will be livestreamed to:
On this Show- My field recording of Doug Forshey, singer/songwriter from Nashville at the Smoke Country Jam Bluegrass Festival, the top three contestants at the Florida State Fiddler's Association Fiddle Contest and more great Old Time Music. I hope You enjoy the Show!
Dear Outdoors Pickin' Lunchtimers! We are hosting our next Old-Time/Irish session.
Saturday 3rd July
12-3pm At the:
MEADOW DAY 2021
Caversham Park Road
Plenty of free parking apparently with ease of access (recky forthcoming to confirm) and we'll be found under a prominent old Oak Tree.
Bring own seating and picnic and please respect current SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES.
Looking forward to meeting up again and remember all levels of ability are welcome! 😊
Our last one by the river was just great, hopefully we can do it all again at this one (weather permitting)!
Colm & Cathy 😘
What to expect at open outdoor events (weather permitting).
Pickin Lunchtimes Website
Pickin Lunchtimes Facebook Group
And here are some useful tips in case you didn't know:
Su & Jules Old Time Jams - weekly online sessions on Tuesday and Sundays (slow jam) where we actually do get to meet up with other Pickin Lunchtimers. If you are not familiar with how to join or how it works you can find out more here:
Old Time Music Hour is a weekly radio show from Bill Smedley that certainly ticks the listening box for me:
And not forgetting our late Carole Finer/Chant (R.I.P) who often came all the way from London to our Pickin Lunchtimes, for she hosted her weekly radio shows for many many years called SoundOut on Resonance104.4FM which often featured Old Time and sometimes promoted our sessions on her shows.
Elder Farm Old Time Camping Weekend 25-27th June has now moved to Ebborways Farm in Somerset
This event has to be pre-booked and Covid-19 restrictions apply
Please book in advance. Payment can be made in advance or cash on the day
Off grid camping £7 per adult and £4 per child, pets are very welcome at no extra cost
Bed & Breakfast also available
Please note that there are no shower facilities on the camping site
When booking please state that you are part of Gareth's Music Group booking
Phone: 01749 676339 or 07771 570321