Bromyard Festivals – Dates for 2017

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Three Disagrees at the Falcon 4th November

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Tom Lewis – Songs and Humour of Sea and Shore



FRIDAY 11TH November 7:30pm (Doors Open 7pm)

£8 Box Office 01885 488575 or online

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Trio Threlfall at Song House Ludlow

Trio Threlfall at The Song House, Ludlow   Friday 18th November  8pm.

trio-threlfallNow that The Great British Bake Off is over for another year, we can all turn our attention to singing again….and where better to start than at The Song House on 18th November where we are delighted to have the wonderful Trio Threlfall as guests.
So come along and enjoy an evening of the finest English folk songs with gorgeous harmonies from Jane and Amanda Threlfall and superb accompaniment on concertina and guitar from Roger Edwards. If you’ve heard the trio before, you’ll know that there’s a treat in store. If you haven’t, then here’s what others have said about them:
“What an excellent evening… we were blown away by the brilliance of Trio Threlfall. Wonderful singing backed by excellent musicianship”
” Terrific songs and playing and really tight, unfussy arrangements. The girls are in great voice and the accompaniments are brilliant” Mike Harding BBC Radio 2
” While many of their firmly traditional English songs tell sad and melancholy stories, they are such warm and engaging performers that the overall sensation is simply uplifting”
If that doesn’t persuade you, then take a look at their website for more:
Such fine singing combined with the cosy, intimate atmosphere of The Sitting Room should add up to a very special evening,
All this for only £6 a ticket!. Phone 07997 535893 to reserve tickets or email If you are in Ludlow, tickets can be picked up from 22 Broad Street, weekdays 9.00 -5.30.
On the night. we’ll only have room for a few floor singers, so book your tickets early to reserve a spot. Oh, and there will be a Fairtrade raffle too!
Trio Threlfall at The Song House, The Sitting Room at The Blue Boar, Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1BB. Friday 18th November. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8 o’clock start. 
See you there!
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The Big Green Cabaret | Falcon Mews Bromyard | 24th September 2016

The Big Green Cabaret

green party logo

The Falcon Hotel Mews, Bromyard
Saturday 24th September 2016 6.30pm – 11.30pm

Tickets (on the door) £8.00, nibbles included

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Featuring :

Watch Rapunzel’s “I Love Slugs”

Mice In A Matchbox | Barbados 2016:

Here’s a great track by The Stoned Cherries – Dance Of The Seven Suns

Here’s a video of Slippery Slope:

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Marrow Bones at the Song House | Blue Boar Ludlow

Friday 16th September 2016, from 8.00 pm, at the Blue Boar Ludlow. Admission £2.

At the Song House on Friday 16th September we will be singing songs from that great little song book “Marrow Bones”. The attached flyer tells you more.

Also attached is a list of the 100 songs in the book. How many do you know?

If you don’t know any of the songs well enough then don’t worry. We will divide the evening into three halves (like The Lambton Worm). The first half will be a “sing what you like” session for floor singers, with halves 2 and 3 featuring Marrow Bones songs. Sheila and I will start the ball rolling with a few songs but the idea is very much to hear other singers’ contributions too. No need to worry either if you don’t know the exact version from the book, variations will be allowed!

Not only are we doing this to celebrate the book and to sing these great songs but we are also raising money for the bone marrow charity Anthony Nolan. So please bring your friends and your loose change!

Thanks to the generosity of EFDSS bookshop, we will have copies of the new edition of Marrow Bones on sale on the night, with 100% of proceeds going to Anthony Nolan.

Download PDF:  Marrow Bones at The Song House

Download Song List: Marrow Bones Song List

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Workshops for Harmonica and Songwriting at Kenilworth Arts Festival

Received following info on workshops from Kenilworth Arts Festival – see contact details at the bottom if you have questions or want to book.

Will Pound’s Harmonica Masterclass
Date: Monday 12th September 18:00 – 19:00 (beginner level) and Tuesday 13th September 18:00 – 19:00 (intermediate & advanced levels)
Venue: The Tree House Bookshop, Kenilworth
Ticket link:

Will Pound is widely regarded as one of the finest harmonica players of his generation. He’s won multiple awards, appeared on TV and Radio shows including BBC Breakfast, MTV and BBC Radio 1Xtra and has released a number of critically acclaimed albums. As part of our festival programme Will’s going to be offering expert insights into the art of harmonica-playing.

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Song-writing with Rachel Sermanni.
Date: Saturday 17th September 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Camden House, Kenilworth
Ticket link:

“Rachel’s songwriting world is dominated by rich visual fairytale-like imagery. The sea, stars, bone white moons, monsters and birds all enter her dreamlike world, which she conveys in some of the most beautiful, poetic lyrics I have heard.”
– Folk Radio UK

Rachel Sermanni has been described by The Observer as “one of Britain’s most promising Folk artists.” Her music draws inspiration from a variety of art forms, from the poems of Robbie Burns to jazz music, to the landscapes and lives that surround her. Prior to her headline show at Kenilworth Castle, Rachel will be running a small-but-perfectly-formed songwriting workshop. Spaces are extremely limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Charlotte Thomas
Head of Communications
Kenilworth Arts Festival

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Horizon Lights 10th Anniversary Concert

horizon lightsHorizon Lights in Concert with Karen Tweed.
Date: 12th October 2016  Doors Open: 7.30 pm
Venue: Falcon Mews, Falcon Hotel, Broad Street, Bromyard

Horizon Lights was founded in 2006 and is celebrating 10 years of entertaining audiences throughout Worcestershire.

Viv (vocals, guitar), Ally (fiddle), Graham (mandolin), Andrew (accordion) and Ian (percussion) will perform a variety of songs and folk tunes in their own particular arrangements and style.

Karen Tweed, the famous accordionist, will contribute to the concert as Horizon Lights’ special guest.

Doors open 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start. Tickets £7.50 will be available a month in advance at the Falcon and also via the form on the website.

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Herefordshire Open Mics Facebook Page

Take a look at Herefordshire Open Mics gig list on their Facebook page.

Robin Shaw lists a number of events which may be of interest (copied and pasted here so not verified by Bromyard Sessions:

This is the current list of regular OMs that I am aware of. Please let me know of any errors.

First Monday – The Royal Oak Hotel (Ledbury) – Open Mic 8pm Jim Smith
First Tuesday – Courtyard [Hereford] Courtyard Open Mic
First Thursday – Alma [Linton] Open mic Kevin Horn
First Friday – Mortimer’s Cross, (Mortimer’s Cross) Open Mic Steve Yeomans
Second Sunday – Sun Inn Leintwardine acoustic session 8pm Jill Ireland
Second Monday – Vega pub [Hereford] Acoustic session Angela Mango Williams
Second and Fourth Tuesdays – the Firefly (Hereford) open mic
Second Friday – Sun Inn [Leintwardine] – ‘band based open mic with drums, bass and PA provided; bring your own insturment’ Rhythm Thieves
Third Thursday – Tarrington Arms (Tarrington) Nathan Edwards
Last Friday – Sun Inn [Leintwardine] Jill Ireland
Last Friday – The New Harp (Hoarwithy) Open mic 8pm
Last Sunday – The Plough inn, Little Dewchurch
Most Fridays – Shobdon airfield – Acoustic Session
Every Tuesday – The Prince of Wales [Ross on Wye] – open mic 7pm
Every Tuesday – Globe [Hay on Wye] – open mic
Every Wednesday – the Booth Hall [Hereford] – The Booth Hall
Every Thursday – the Firefly (Hereford) -open mic – Logan Bann-Murray
Every other Sunday – Crown & Sceptre – Ross on Wye – open mic 3 – 6pmGreg Morris from 22/5/16

if you are going it is always best to check with the venue or host in case of cancellations

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Olion Byw at Canon Frome Court 28th October 2016

The Frome Society presents Olio Byw in concert at Canon Frome Court on Friday 28th October 2016. Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm. Licensed bar.

Click here to book.

olion byw at canon frome courtOlion Byw; Lucy Rivers and Dan Lawrence, combine fiddle, guitar, mandolin and voice, capturing the essence of traditional Welsh music and song and representing it in a way that is fresh and enlivening. They take influences from World music, Roots and Nu folk to create an intoxicating atmosphere – intricate yet simple, contemporary yet traditional.
Their fresh and exciting arrangements of traditional Welsh tunes and songs are interspersed with original compositions, hence their name :  Olion Byw means Living Traces; rediscovering, reinventing ….

Support from Soundboard ; Natalie Mason, Ebrahim Nazir and Dave Carroll. This multi-instrumental acoustic trio plays music which is entirely original and dazzlingly varied. Their songs and instrumentals feature guitar, violin, viola, oud, banjo, bass and accordion, bringing in influences from European, African and Celtic traditions; from lyrical ballads through gypsy jazz to delta blues.

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