Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival

End November to Saturday 6th December, 2014:

Mistletoe Festival: a week long, annual whole-town event in and around Tenbury Wells focusing on literary/ cultural events building on local folklore and legends, including theatre; Druid ceremonies, the crowning of the Mistletoe King and Queen, fairs, stalls, and storytellers.

All folk artists and groups are very welcome to take part throughout the town
If interested, please contact Caroline Palethorpe at: caroline(at)cmpconsult.co.uk
for details of performance slots and reimbursements.

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Folk in the Foyer : Granny’s Attic

GRANNY’S ATTIC

Recently nominated for Radio 2 Young Folk Award

Supported by The Tony Burt Band

IN CONCERT

FRIDAY 25TH JULY 7.30 pm

£7

BOOK NOW AT THE BOX OFFICE, BY PHONE OR ONLINE

01885 488575 – www.conquest-theatre.co.uk

Download poster:  Grannie’s Attic

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Big Busk in Worcester

Big Busk

Each year Worcester BID teams up with the Worcester Music Festival organisers to run the Big Busk.

Located in up to 5 locations in the BID area, local musicians provide free performances on a Saturday in July throughout the day.

It creates a wonderful atmosphere, provides a great platform for local bands to promote themselves, promotes the upcoming Music Festival and people in town can shop, eat and drink whilst surrounded by great music.

The next Big Busk will be taking place on Saturday 26th July 2014, from 11-00am to 4-00pm

Watch out for more information at :

www.worcesterbid.com/bigbusk and www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk

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Fundraiser in Tenbury Wells

Saturday 9th August, 2014:

A charity fundraising ‘jam-fest’ at The Kings Head in aid of MacMillan Cancer Relief.

Various acoustic artists and groups playing in various spots around the pub and beer garden throughout the day (12 noon onwards).

Food provided!!

The evening features 2 bands: Sweet Charity and Red Mad Dog (tbc).

Anyone interested in a spot, please contact Debbie at debbieholland202@hotmail.com

Location : The Kings Head, Cross Street, Tenbury, Worcesteshire WR15 8EG

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Steve Tilston In Concert

steve tilstonSteve Tilston In Concert in Bromyard

Date: Friday 13th June 2014

Venue: Falcon Mews, Falcon Hotel, Bromyard HR7 4BT

Doors Open: 19.30
Music: 20:00 to 23:00

Tickets: £10.00 each
Buy tickets from the venue or buy online.

Licensed bar with local real ales straight from the cask.

He’s been described as “a complete guitarist,” “a singer songwriter of rare talent” and “absurdly accomplished.” He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle, in WAZ!, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn, Ballet Rambert, A Transatlantic Song-Swap with Brooks Williams and with his daughter Martha. He’s the writer of the classic The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by a who’s who of the folk scene.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a superb talent in the intimate surroundings of Bromyard’s medieval hall at the Falcon Mews.  If you already know Steve you won’t take much persuading to come along. If you don’t know his work then don’t wait any longer.

I count so many of Steve’s songs among my favourites it’s impossible to pick just a couple, but here goes …

One of my favourite songs, recorded in Steve’s kitchen:

Another favourite, this time on the Jools Holland Show:

It’s a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s best performers in little old Bromyard so please support us in the venture. Tickets can be bought at the Falcon and also online at Eventbrite – click here.

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Songs Of The West Country

All day workshop at Canon Frome Court on 7th June led by folk song collector and vocal teacher Paul Wilson.

Sounds great – details here. Email seb.bacon@gmail.com for more details.

Think I’m going to go! Ent that brave of me?

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Folk Music for Hereford Nursing Home

I’ve had a request from a Hereford nursing home for one of our merry throng to provide a demonstration of folk music for its residents. I’ll reproduce the request below so if interest please make contact directly:

“I work in a Nursing home in Hereford as Activity Co-Coordinator and was wondering if you or any of your members would be willing to come to Oaklands and give our elderly residents a demonstration of your music.

We have individuals with a range of physical and mental disabilities , but they love music and it seems to bring out the best in our individuals.

Please kindly consider coming to visit us. We can provide refreshments but have limited funds.

We look forward to hearing from you

Thanks on behalf of residents and myself.

Donna

Activity Co-oordinator and Administrator

Oaklands Nursing Home
43 Bodenham Road
Hereford
HR1 2TP

01432 272775
infoatoaklands@aol.co.uk

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Welsh Music Workshop

WELSH MUSIC WORKSHOP SATURDAY 17 MAY, 2014

Workshop with Stephen Rees a wonderful Welsh musician.

Cost : £15 per person

Stephen plays lots of instruments including piano accordion, fiddle and wind. He has played and sung around the world, and has taught a lot of people to play beautifully. He’s also great fun to work with.

The emphasis will be on arranging and experimenting with traditional Welsh tunes.

10am – 5pm at Little Trewern Farm near Longtown, Herefordshire HR2 OLW overlooking the Black Hill and Offa’s Dyke.

Followed by evening (open) session at 7-00pm in The Crown Inn, Longtown, Hereford HR2 OLT

For booking and further details please contact Judy : 01432 263495

Camping and B&B nearby

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Endangered Species in Tenbury Wells

Here is news of an extra folk event happening in Tenbury next week.

You are cordially invited to :

The Kings Head
Cross Street
TENBURY WELLS
WR15 8EG

Next Thursday 24th April, 2014 at 8-00pm to see Arthur Pagett’s folk ensemble:

Endangered Species

They have a wonderful reputation for good, solid folk music featuring, amongst their many talents, Arthur’s excellent banjo playing.

All welcome – Free admission

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Musicians Wanted for Abberley Fete

I have had a request for musicians to play at Abberley School Fete on the 6th July 2014. Details below and if you can help please contact Natalie Jordan.

The fete is very well attended and as this is the Headmasters final term at Abberley we are expecting it to  be very busy indeed.  However as the fete is run for charity (Acorns Children’s Hospice and Penhall School for special needs in Wolverhampton) we would be unable to offer them any payment for playing at the event, but it would be an opportunity for them to publicise their talent.   We wouldn’t expect each artist to play the whole day but perhaps for between half an hour to an hour either in the morning or the afternoon to suit them.

Two speakers would be available and a PA system however we do not have any amps but obviously electricity would be provided if they wanted to bring these with them along with their instruments.  As it is a family event we would be ideally looking for acoustic performers,  folk, jazz or pop bands to keep the visitors entertained throughout the day.

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