Dan Walsh Concert

dan walshBromyard Sessions are delighted to present Dan Walsh in concert at the Falcon Mews in Bromyard. Dan is a talented musician and entertainer who is recognised as the best young 5-string banjo player in the UK. As well as being an amazing banjo player he is a fine singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Date: Saturday 28th March 2015 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Venue: Falcon Hotel, Broad Street, Bromyard HR7 4BT

Tickets are £10 each and are now available from reception at the Falcon. Alternatively you can buy online with total security at Eventbrite.

There’s lots of great info about Dan on his website at DanWalshBanjo.co.uk including videos and sound samples.

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Bill Caddick in Cheltenham

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Broom Bezzums – Folk In The Foyer

broom bezzumsThe latest “Folk In The Foyer” event at Bromyard’s Conquest Theatre returns to a more traditional style of Folk Music with the award-winning, powerful live acoustic duo comprising the talents and striking stage presence of Andrew Cadie and Mark Bloomer, known as:  Broom Bezzums.
They will be appearing from 7.30 pm on Saturday 28th February 2015.
Broom Bezzums are now based in Germany and have twice won the “Folk” category at the German Rock and Pop Prize, but they regularly cross the channel and have made steady inroads into their native land.
Mike Harding announced on his radio show that Broom Bezzums is one of his favourite bands, adding “I love everything they do” and Steve Knightley called them “Just about the best young duo on the circuit”.
Based on Anglo-Celtic traditions, Broom Bezzums’ music is flavoured by Andrew’s Northumbrian homeland and the formidable rock heritage of Mark’s Black Country roots.
Andrew’s Northumbrian pipes are the most obvious local reference, while his fiddle playing is heavily influenced by neighbouring Scottish styles. Mark, a seasoned drummer, learned to play the guitar and mandola in his years as a stalwart of the Cork session scene.
Live, the rhythmical element is expanded on more dynamic numbers with guitar-slapping, tambourine-stamping and a pulsating foot drum.
For more information and samples of their music go to www.broombezzums.com.
You can book in advance at www.conquest-theatre.co.uk, or phone the theatre Box Office on 01885 488575 or buy tickets on the door on Saturday evening from 7pm.
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JT Update 20150201

Latest sessions update from John Taylor:

Here are the lists for clubs and session covering the first two weeks of February. Please note the following:

1.Black Hill Tune Clubs starts it’s new sequence of 1st & 3rd Thursday each month as of this month.

2.See note added to the Railway Inn Malvern Wells session (first Saturday).

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015 : Part 1 (1st to 14th)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
1st Monday 2nd February The Pickled Plum Pershore (4) WR10 1EQ
1st Tuesday 3rd February The Cardinals Hat Friar St Worcester (1 : 2) WR1 2NA
1st Tuesday 3rd February The Rose and Crown, Feckenham (4) B96 6HS
2nd Tuesday 9th February The Farriers Arms, Fish St Worcester (4) WR1 2HN
1st Wednesday 4th February The Talbot Knightwick (2 : 4) WR6 5PH
Wednesday 10th February The Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke(2) WR8 9JQ
2nd Wednesday 10th February Malvern Storytellers, GMH Malvern WR14 2HN
2nd Wednesday 10th February Com Centre Wick Pershore (4) WR10 3NZ
1st Thursday 5th February Folk at The Haywain, Hellens House Much Marcle (2) HR8 2LY
1st Friday 6th February The Camp Inn  Grimley (2 : 4) WR2 6LX
1st Friday 6th February The Unicorn, Corve St Ludlow (2 : 4) SY8 1DU
1st Saturday 7th February The Railway, Malvern Wells (4) ** WR14 4PA
2nd Saturday 14th February Rushwick FC, Village Hall Rushwick (2) WR2 5TA
2nd Sunday 8th February The Moonshine Jam Session at Pidele House, Wyre Piddle (3) WR10 2JB

 ** Always check with venue that session is running (tel : 01684 578859

 

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 9th & 23rd February Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 4th & 18th February The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Thursday 5th & 19th February The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Thursday 5th & 19th February Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) HR2 OLT
Friday 6th & 20th February Redditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2) B96 6AA
Sunday 1st & 15th February The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ
Sunday 8th & 22nd February The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

 

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 3,10, 17,24 February The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 4,11, 18, 25 The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Friday 6, 13, 20, 27 February Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT

 

 

Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green Pub : 01886 821375 Website : www.admiral-rodney.co.uk

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JT Update 20150112

Sessions and club listing for second half of January herewith. Please not alterations to the following entry :

The Black Hill Tune Club now runs fortnightly on 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 1-30pm. The next meeting is Thurs 15th January and will be an all day event starting at 11-30 am. Finish time around 4-00pm. Guest fiddler for the day is Meurig Williams who helps in running Clera (the Traditional Welsh Music Society).

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
January 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 31st)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday 20th January The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday 20th January Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
Wednesday 14th January The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke (2) WR8 9JQ
3rd Wednesday 21st January The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rd Thursday 15th January The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
Thursday 15th January Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) ** HR2 OLT
3rd Friday 16th January The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday 26th January Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday 27th January The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday 28th January Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
4th Saturday 24th January Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB
Last Friday 31st January The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) WR6 2NX

** All day event for 15 Jan only 11-30am to 4-00pm. First of twice monthly meetings.

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 12th & 26th January Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 7th & 21st January The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Thursday 8th & 22nd January The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Friday 2nd & 16th January Redditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2) B96 6AA
Sunday 4th & 18th January The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ
Sunday 11th & 25th January The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH
Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 6,13, 20, 27 January The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 January The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Friday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 January Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT
Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

Pub : 01886 821375 Website : www.admiral-rodney.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke Organiser : Hamish West : sessions(at)the-wests.com
The Fox & Hounds Bredon Organiser : Tony Gibbons : tonyjgibbons(at)btinternet.com
The Black Hill Tune Club Organiser : Judy Mabe : judy.mabe(at)gmail.com
Redditch FC Organiser : Dave James  :dave.james8(at)gmail.com
The Falcon Bromyard

Hotel : 01885 483034 Website : www.falconhotelbromyard.co.uk

Organiser : Tony Burt : tony(at)netsecrets.co.uk

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Black Hill Tune Club

There is an update on The Black Hill Tune Club listing to take note of :
1. No meeting on January 1st
2. Club now runs FORTNIGHTLY on 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 1-30pm
3. Next meeting is Thurs 15th January and will be an ALL DAY event starting at 11-30 am. Finish time around 4-00pm. Guest fiddler for the day is Meurig Williams who helps in running Clera (the Traditional Welsh Music Society).
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Steve Knightley In Cookley

This has been forwarded to me:

To help raise money for the school, I am hosting one of Steve’s “Grow Your Own” Gigs at Cookley Sebright School, Cookley, Worcestershire, DY10 3TA on 21st January 2015.  Tickets cost £16 and can be purchased from me at gigtickets2015@gmail.com
Doors open at 19.00 and gig starts at 19.30.
I should be very grateful if you could help spread the word; the more the merrier! And the bigger the crowd, the more money we can raise for the school.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries and many thanks in advance for your help. It should be a great night!

Regards,
Becky Fox
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JT Update 20150106

Happy New Year to you all. Three’s lots of stuff to start off with in the first full week – but take note of some temporary changes occurring :

  1. Marcle Folk has a change of venue for January only
  2. Best to check that the Tunes Club will be running on 1st Jan at Longtown.
‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
January 2015 : Part 1 (1st to 14th)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
1st Monday 5th January The Pickled Plum Pershore (4) WR10 1EQ
1st Tuesday 6th January The Cardinals Hat Friar St Worcester (1 : 2) WR1 2NA
1st Tuesday 6th January The Rose and Crown, Feckenham (4) B96 6HS
2nd Tuesday 13th January The Farriers Arms, Fish St Worcester (4) WR1 2HN
1st Wednesday 7th January The Talbot Knightwick (2 : 4) WR6 5PH
Wednesday 14th January The Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke(2) WR8 9JQ
2nd Wednesday 14th January Malvern Storytellers, GMH Malvern WR14 2HN
2nd Wednesday 14th January Com Centre Wick Pershore (4) WR10 3NZ
1st Thursday 1st January Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) ** HR2 OLT
1st Thursday 1st January Folk at The Haywain – Kempley Village Hall (for January only) (2) ** GL18 2BP
1st Friday 2nd January The Camp Inn  Grimley (2 : 4) WR2 6LX
1st Friday 2nd January The Unicorn, Corve St Ludlow (2 : 4) SY8 1DU
1st Saturday 3rd January The Railway, Malvern Wells (4) WR14 4PA
2nd Saturday 10th January Rushwick FC, Village Hall Rushwick (2) WR2 5TA
2nd Sunday 11th January The Moonshine Jam Session at Pidele House, Wyre Piddle (3) WR10 2JB

 

** Check with organiser that this is running                  ** Change of venue for Jan 2015 only

 

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 12th & 26th January Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 7th & 21st January The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Thursday 8th & 22nd January The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Friday 2nd & 16th January Redditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2) B96 6AA
Sunday 4th & 18th January The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ
Sunday 11th & 25th January The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

 

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 6,13, 20, 27 January The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 January The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Friday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 January Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT
Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

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Herefordshire Wassails 2015

wassailingBeing a centre of cider production Herefordshire has retained the tradition of wassailing at the beginning of each new year.

This old pagan tradition incorporates the Roman goddess of orchards, Pomona, in its rituals and is becoming more popular every year. The event involves offerings of toast and cider, firing of shotguns, Morris dancing and copious drinking of cider by the revelers.

Some wassails are small events just for locals so I’m not going to publicise those. There are however a few more public wassails although these too can reach capacity or be affected by the weather.

Saturday 3rd January: Starts at Weston’s in Much Marcle around 6.30 pm. Dancing by Silurian Border Morris at 7.00 pm, then torchlit procession to wassail an orchard. Return to Weston’s for more music plus a Mummers’ play.

Tuesday 6th January (Twelfth Night): Leominster Morris meet at 7.00 pm at the Nags Head in Canon Pyon. Again a procession by torchlight to a nearby orchard, returning to the pub for music, dance and a Mummers’ play.

Saturday 17th January (Old Twelfth Night): Normally Foxwhelp Morris will wassail an orchard in the area of Preston-on-Wye. Music and dance afterwards at the Yew Tree.

Saturday 17th January (Old Twelfth Night): Colwall Orchard Group will be wassailing in the Colwall Community Orchard. See colwallorchardgroup.org.

Thanks to Herefordshire CAMRA for most of the info. Liberated from their excellent Hopvine magazine.

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JT Update 20141216

Here we go with the last What’s On for 2014. As always there are a few variations from the regular session nights to watch out for :

The Fox at Monkwood Green – Christmas Eve special

Pidele House Open Mic – New Year’s Eve

The Majors Arms –  Christmas Eve is business as usual.

 

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014 : Part 2 (15th to 31st)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday 16th December The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday 16th December Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
Wednesday 17th December The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke (2) WR8 9JQ
3rd Wednesday 17th December The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rd Thursday 18th December The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
3rd Friday 19th December The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday 22nd December Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday 30th December The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday 31st December Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) ** WR10 2JB
4th Saturday 27th December Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB
Wednesday 24th December The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) – Christmas Eve Special. Starts around 2-00pm WR6 2NX

 

** New Year’s Eve – check out. Contact – Graham 01386 552654.

 

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 1st, 15th, & 29th Dec Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 10th & 24th December The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) ** WR6 5AX
Thursday 4th & 18th December The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Friday 5th & 19th December Redditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2) B96 6AA
Sunday 7th & 21st December The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ
Sunday 14th & 28th December The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

 

** Majors Arms as usual on 24th December – start at 8-30pm

 

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 2, 9,16, 23, 30 Dec The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Dec The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) ** HR8 1DL
Friday 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2)** WR3 7HT

 

** Somers FC closed on  26 Dec  & check out 31 December  at Prince of Wales

 

Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

Pub : 01886 821375 Website : www.admiral-rodney.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke Organiser : Hamish West : sessions(at)the-wests.com
The Fox & Hounds Bredon Organiser : Tony Gibbons : tonyjgibbons(at)btinternet.com
The Black Hill Tune Club Organiser : Judy Mabe : judy.mabe(at)gmail.com
Redditch FC Organiser : Dave James  :dave.james8(at)gmail.com
The Falcon Bromyard

Hotel : 01885 483034 Website : www.falconhotelbromyard.co.uk

Organiser : Tony Burt : tony(at)netsecrets.co.uk

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