The Night Watch website update
There’s been a lot of activity on the instruments page of the website http://www.the-night-watch.org.uk/instrument-guide.html with the addition of information and sound-files for bandora, French baroque lute, bray harp, baroque guitar, saz and several previously listed instruments updated. Ian thought that would bring The Night Watch instruments page bang up to date. Then Andy bought a chalumeau …
The first two listed are solo performances by Andy and Ian.
MONDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER – ANDY CASSERLEY – WARWICK FOLK CLUB
8.00pm, The Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick CV34 4AT
Andy will be singing mostly English traditional songs accompanied on melodeon and concertina in the first half. In the second half he’s joined by Chris Lowe to sing such Music Hall favourites as Daisy Bell, The Galloping Major, Show Me The Way To Go Home, andYou Can’t Get Many Pimples On A Pound Of Pickled Pork.
SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – IAN PITTAWAY – NEWHAMPTON FOLK CLUB
8.30pm, Newhampton pub, Riches Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DW
Ian is playing a double-header with Black Country dialect poet and singer Brian Dakin, who performs as Billy Spakemon. Ian will perform a first set of renaissance music on lute, a second set of traditional music on guitar, and Brian and Ian will perform a song together at the end.
TUESDAY 14TH OCTOBER – THE NIGHT WATCH – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: SONGS FROM THE SHOWS
10.30am (please note early start!), St. George’s Hall, Load Street, Bewdley DY12 2EQ. Part of Bewdley Festival. Tickets fromwww.bewdleyfestival.org.uk
This is an extra show not on the original leaflets.
The commemoration of the Bard’s 450th birthday continues. The Night Watch reclaim the songs and dance music William knew and used in his plays, performed on the instruments he would have heard, and wearing the clothes of his day: recorders, lutes, shawm, rebec, crumhorn, cittern, pipe and tabor, renaissance guitar, bagpipes, orpharion, bandora, bray harp and percussion. The Night Watch’s trademark irreverent humour will make this an entertaining show for music lovers with only a passing knowledge of Shakespeare, while also revealing hidden and little-heard musical gems to the Bard’s ardent fans.
SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER – THE NIGHT WATCH – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: SONGS FROM THE SHOWS
8.00pm, The Fold, New House Farm, Bransford, Worcester WR6 5JB.
Tickets 01886 880 061 or email@example.com
Show content as above. Delicious food will be available in The Fold Café from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. There will also be a bar with a range of specialist beers before the concert and in the interval.
… AND LATER …
Ian and Andy have recorded an interview about The Night Watch, their solo work and their ceilidh band, Captain Swing, to be broadcast in November on Black Country Community Radio. In the same month there will be an extra requested Shakespeare show in Birmingham. Details in the next emailing.