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Thu 17th Jun 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Miranda Sykes

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’, is returning to her roots. She will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar.

With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, this show is powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, giving us all a chance to reflect & maybe even empower us.

www.mirandasykes.com

www.YouTube.com/mirandasykes

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm (Doors: 7:00pm)

Advance: £15.00
Advance ONLY

https://chapelarts.org/events/miranda-sykes/


Fri 18th Jun 2021 to Sun 20th Jun 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

PIVA – Real Roots!

We’re delighted to be welcoming Piva back to Halsway for a weekend exploring the Real Roots! of folk music, both the music and the instruments. Discover the world of late 16th century popular traditional music as heard in both court and country, in this enjoyable and fascinating course! The focus of the course will be playing 4 or 5 part harmony in small groups but it doesn’t matter if you are new to this music or an experienced renaissance specialist; sessions will be adapted to suit all levels.

We’re thinking of having a ‘Grand Tour’ theme to our 2021 event, meaning we’ll look at dance and popular music from across Europe – European Roots music! We can – if there’s the demand – run some fixed ensemble groups to allow for some good developmental work to take place; if you’re part of an established early music (or other) group who would like some coaching together this could be for you!

Piva will also give a recital on Saturday evening.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/piva-real-roots/


Sat 19th Jun 2021

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. Her trademark lies in remarkably mature songwriting, a marked empathy with the environment and a strong sense of place. Carried by a clear voice that is ‘controlled yet wild’ (Folk Radio), her lyrics touch on intervention and rewilding, climate change and migration, woman’s age-old relationship with textiles and the land, and the changing face of the natural world.
From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel’s epic trans-Atlantic migration, the coasts and estuaries of the South West and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind’s relationship with the wild. Cerebral and topical, honest and immediate, these are not throwaway lyrics or everyday melodies but thought-provoking and evocative compositions with wonderfully crafted soundscapes.

The evening will comprise two performances.

Performance 1
Doors Open at 6pm
Show Starts at 6.30pm
Show End at 7.45pm

Hall Cleaning

Performance 2
Doors open at 8.30pm
Show at 9pm
Show ends at 10.15pm

Tickets: £16. No concessions

Social Distancing Events with a maximum of 48 seats per Show. Please only book for a maximum of six people from two households

https://www.thedavidhall.com/event/kitty-macfarlane/?mc_cid=c2e8a131b7&mc_eid=7442d3a223


Mon 21st Jun 2021 to Fri 25th Jun 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

French (and Breton) Dance Week

Discover French dance or develop your dance horizons! Both experienced and novice French dancers are invited to a week of expert tuition led by Peter Clifton, and supported by Karen Prager. Yannick Minvielle-Debat will introduce traditional singing-for-dancing, and will be joined for the Wednesday bal by accordionist Steve Turner. Music for the rest of the course will be provided by Paul Hutchinson and Richard Heacock and, if you wish, by you the course participants!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/french-and-breton-dance-week-2/


Mon 21st Jun 2021

Yeovil Methodist Church (lawn) BA20 1JZ

Make Music Day project in Yeovil

Actual 'show': Monday 21 June, 1400-1500h; on lawn outside Methodist Church in Quedam shopping precinct. (Wet weather: under gazebos.)

Practices: same time & place, in the three weeks before hand: Tuesday 1 June, Mondays 7 & 14 June.

No money involved. Just to enjoy singing together, to commemorate end of lockdown, & as part of Make Music Day.

Songs: unaccompanied, some with harmony parts; all simple and well known so people can sing without needing paper.

People must register in advance with me to make sure we stay under 30 total and that I have names for track and trace. Phone 01935 472771 or thedancingmaster AT outlook.com.

2.00 - 3.00 pm

Contact Ann Hinchliffe: 01935 472771

thedancingmaster AT outlook.com


Fri 25th Jun 2021 to Sun 27th Jun 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Halsway Contra Dance Weekend

Having had to cancel so many dance events over the past year, we’re delighted to be introducing this Contra Weekend.
In a change from the original line-up, Geoff Cubitt will be leading the dancing, with UK favourites the English Contra Dance Band providing you with high-energy, vibrant, inventive music.
Expect a weekend packed with workshops and dancing: an immersive, joyful contra experience!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-contra-dance-weekend/


Fri 25th Jun 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Steve Knightley

Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing.
Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own!

www.showofhands.co.uk

www.YouTube.com/officalshowofhands

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm (Doors: 7:00pm)

Advance: £20.00
Advance ONLY

https://chapelarts.org/events/steve-knightley-3/


Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford Corn Exchange, 17 Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7AG

Gerry Colvin & Friends

+ Simply Symons

Gerry Colvin has been appearing at the club since it's very beginning in 2002 and we have had him back too many times to count. He always delivers a cracking show with lashings of humour punctuating his songs.

Supporting Gerry, we welcome back Simply Symons, husband and wife duo Chris and Al Symons, from Cornwall but with roots in Dorset.

To ensure adequate socially distanced seating, tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets are £15.00 each. See website.

(Doors open 7pm, concert 7.30 to 9.30)

http://www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Wessex Acoustic at Blandford Corn Exchange, 17 Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7AG

Gerry Colvin & Friends

+ Simply Symons

Gerry Colvin has been appearing at the club since it's very beginning in 2002 and we have had him back too many times to count. He always delivers a cracking show with lashings of humour punctuating his songs, covering an eclectic range of styles, moody ballads telling stories through rock and roll, to easy listening. There is no one pigeon hole for Gerry's amazing songs.

Supporting Gerry with a mid evening set, we welcome back Simply Symons, husband and wife duo Chris and Al Symons, from Cornwall but with roots in Dorset. Chris has a voice to die for and Al provides great guitar accompaniment.
Ticket details on the club web site
www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk

£15 ONLY pre purchased or reserved

7.30 pm (Doors 7.00)

Contact Kathy Dunn: 07590411515

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Mon 28th Jun 2021 to Fri 2nd Jul 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Vocal Workshop Week

After many years of working with people and their voices at their own teaching centre, Stones Barn in Cumbria, Maddy Prior MBE and her daughter Rose-Ellen Kemp BSc (Hons) are delighted to offer their third course together at Halsway Manor in collaboration with Christina Shewell. Christina is an experienced theatre voice teacher and coach, and speech and language therapist; her special interests include the way that the spoken voice affects the sung voice, links between emotions and voice, and how ‘freeing our voice’ is good for our well-being.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/vocal-workshop-week/


Tue 29th Jun 2021

The Drax Arms, Bere Regis BH20 7HH

Show of Fingers, Martin Ansel, David McKenzie and Bere Essentials

Show of Fingers features accordion, fiery fiddles and guitar and includes Paul Openshaw's family and friends.
Martin Ansell local singer, songwriter and guitarist.
David McKenzie on pipes.
The house band Bere Essentials will start the evening off

8pm - 10pm

Contact Pip: 07598 328479

pipthebass AT btinternet.com

www.bereregisfolk.com


Thu 1st Jul 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop, award-winning British singer-songwriter and guitarist, has now released 4 albums 2 ep’s and toured around the globe. All of this in a short 5-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’). Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents.

www.blairdunlop.com

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm (Doors: 7:00pm)
Advance: £14.00 (no tickets on the door)

https://chapelarts.org/events/blair-dunlop/


South Cadbury Village Hall BA22 7EX

Wyvern Jubilee Morris Practice

Wyvern Jubilee will be running some practice sessions prior to dancing out later in July. If anyone is interested in attending and trying a bit of Morris Dancing, please just come along.

8.00 - 9.30 pm

Contact Andy Poole

ampypoole AT gmail.com


Fri 2nd Jul 2021 to Sun 4th Jul 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Piano Accordion Weekend – for Absolute Beginners

Join Jane Ward for a fun weekend introducing the piano accordion.

Bring your own instrument of borrow one from us courtesy of the The Reed Lounge.

The course will cover simple technique to ensure the best start to playing the accordion. The weekend will be taught by ear and with music. By the end of the weekend you should be able to play some simple tunes with both hands together, and have an idea of where to progress next.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/piano-accordion-course-2020-beginners/


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Piano Accordion Weekend Intermediate & Advanced

An intensive weekend for piano accordion players of intermediate level and above. You’ll work with a crack team of tutors this year including Paul Hutchinson, Murray Grainger and Becky Price.

You will spend time, in small groups, honing technique, repertoire and interpretation of folk tunes and accompaniment. Advanced players will also work on improvisation. There will be time for informal evening sessions and a Saturday night tutors’ concert.

The Reed Lounge will be providing a trade stand with boxes to try as well as a range of spares and accessories.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/piano-accordion-weekend-intermediate-advanced/


Fri 2nd Jul 2021

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club at Blandford Corn Exchange, 17 Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7AG

Wildwood Jack

+ Paul Thomas

We are delighted to be welcoming back the fabulous Hampshire duo of Wildwood Jack. Jayne and Adam perform mostly their own material in their own distinctive style, always entertaining.

Supporting them is local 'man with a guitar', Paul Thomas, performing a wide selection of covers.

To ensure adequate socially distanced seating, tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets are £15.00 each. See website.

(Doors open 7pm, concert 7.30 to 9.30)

http://www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Wessex Acoustic at Blandford Corn Exchange, 17 Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7AG

Wildwood Jack

+ Paul Thomas

We are delighted to be welcoming back the fabulous Hampshire duo of Wildwood Jack. Jayne and Adam perform mostly their own material in their own distinctive style, always entertaining.
Supporting them is local 'man with a guitar', Paul Thomas, performing a wide selection of covers.
To ensure adequate socially distanced seating, tickets must be purchased or booked prior to the event.
BYO refreshments. No interval.

£15 ONLY pre purchased or reserved

7.30 pm (Doors 7.00) - 9.30 pm

Contact Mrs K A Dunn: 01202732239

kathy.dunn AT btopenworld.com

www.wessex-acoustic.co.uk


Sat 3rd Jul 2021

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Martin Harley

Following the success of the Roll With The Punches band tour across the UK and Europe, Harley takes to the road for a run of intimate solo Acoustic shows.
Through his road-worn songwriting style he explores hopes and fears for fast changing times. Slide guitar as always is at the root of Martin’s sound, mirroring his whisky-soaked northern breeze vocals. With fantastic reviews still coming in for the new album Roll With The Punches, things are looking good for the wandering Bluesman.
If success can be measured by a growing global demand to attend Martin’s dynamic live performances, then perhaps his touring schedule is proof of that. He recently played to a full house at the Union Chapel in Islington and has appeared at Edmonton, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary Folk festivals in Canada; UK festivals Glastonbury, Bestival, Beautiful Days; numerous European and US tours and events including the AMAs, The Bluebird in Nashville and Tønder in Denmark. Total Guitar Magazine ranked him #16 in the World’s Greatest Acoustic Guitarist poll and he was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year at the Americana music awards 2019.

Tickets: £17.50/£16.50 concessions
8:00 pm

https://www.thedavidhall.com/event/martin-harley/?mc_cid=c2e8a131b7&mc_eid=7442d3a223


Tue 6th Jul 2021

The Silk Mill, Merchants Barton, Saxonvale, Frome BA11 1PT

Belshazzar’s Feast

Wickedly-inventive and beloved folk duo
Acclaimed musicians Paul Sartin (oboe, violin, swanee whistle and vocals) and Paul Hutchinson (accordion) are notorious for their superlative ability, wit, rapport and depth of experience, creating a concert to remember. Together they have entertained audiences across the UK, Australia and beyond with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes, songs and humour that sends audiences home with a smile.
Live audiences can look forward to an inspired collection of songs and tunes; stirred into the mix are classical, pop, music-hall and of course traditional folk music, all laced with the duo’s wry humour.

£15 £12(concs)

7:30 pm
Contact The Cheese and Grain: 01373 455420

office AT fromefestival.co.uk

https://fromefestival.co.uk/contact/


Thu 8th Jul 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Mark Harrison with Charles Benfield

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists currently operating in the UK. His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and on Anneka Rice’s Pick Of The Week show, have further added to his growing reputation.
Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. Mark’s live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and ‘dry’, these mark him out even more as a unique artist.

www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £10.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/mark-harrison-with-charles-benfield/


Sat 10th Jul 2021

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Fiesta Flamenca

A night of passionate rhythms of Flamenco music.
The intense sounds of hand clapping, foot stomping, singing and exquisite guitar playing will transport you for one night to Andalucia – the heart of Flamenco.
Dancers Aneta Skut and Victoria Clifford will be joined on this occasion by the finest Flamenco musicians in the South-West – Cuffy Cuthbertson (guitar), Jaime Cantera (vocals/percussion) and Kostka Garcia (vocals/percussion).
Tickets: £15

7:30 pm

https://www.thedavidhall.com


Mon 12th Jul 2021 to Fri 16th Jul 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe Ta4 4BD

Ben Walker’s Guitar Masterclass

Ben Walker returns to Halsway Manor to lead a mid-week masterclass for intermediate and advanced level guitarists.
Together we will explore ways of arranging traditional folk tunes on the guitar, look at ways to arrange melodies and chords, and then put it all together to form a complete performance.

The course will run alongside Simon Mayor’s Mandolin workshop and Simon and Ben will perform a public gig at the Manor on the Thursday evening to which all participants are invited.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/ben-walkers-guitar-masterclass/


Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Simon Mayor’s Mandolin Masterclass

Join Simon Mayor, one of the country’s finest mandolin players for this mid-week masterclass.

Simon’s January ‘Mandolin Workshop Weekends’ have been hugely successful and consistently prompt requests for more. This time it’s a smaller group, but a longer, mid-week gathering, suitable for intermediate and advanced players. There’ll still be some ensemble playing, but this will be a chance for students to share their performances and for Simon to offer personal critiques – as always, in an atmosphere of mutual support.

Simon will also cover all right & left hand techniques including position shifting, tremolo, decoration, tone production & more.

The Mandolin Masterclass runs alongside Ben Walker’s Guitar Masterclass and there will be a joint public performance from Ben and Simon on the Thursday evening.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/simon-mayors-mandolin-masterclass-2/


Fri 16th Jul 2021 to Sun 18th Jul 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

J25: Banding Together

A Banding Together weekend provides advanced and fluent English concertina players with the opportunity to join with others of similar proficiency to play as a big concertina band. The music is varied and intended to challenge but help with preparation is provided. The result is an electrifying big band sound.

Who’s it For?
The course is open to advanced concertina players of the English system. Players must be fluent and confident on their instrument and read notation accurately. Preparation is essential. Music, together with audio files and practice guidance, is provided in advance. It is open to any member ofthe public who meets these criterial, you don’t need to be a member of J25!

About the Team
The course is organised by J25. Music for Banding Together is sourced and arranged by J25 director Claire Wren and led by a different guest conductor each year.
www.j25.btck.co.uk/BandingTogether
Email: bandingtogetherwithj25 AT gmail.com
Phone: 07584 305452

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/j25-banding-together/


Sat 17th Jul 2021

Lyme Regis

Lyme Morris Day

11.00 Parade down the High Street and along the seafront.
Dancing on the seafront from noon onwards.

Teams from the South West, London, and further afield.

petemorton56 AT googlemail.com


Caryford Community Hall, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ

Winter Wilson

Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, bringing superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship. It is their live performances where these two really excel. Free off-road parking, licensed bar. A fundraiser for the hall's extension project. Government guidelines at the time of the performance will be strictly adhered to. Tickets from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/516718.

£10 advance/£12 door

Doors 6.45 pm, performance starts 7.30

Contact Helen Leary

hlleary AT hotmail.co.uk


Thu 22nd Jul 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Jim Moray with Tom Moore

Jim Moray is amongst England’s finest interpreters of traditional song.
His relentlessly innovative recordings can truly be said to have changed the sound of folk music since the early 2000s, and he has won fans and admirers far outside of the folk scene without ever betraying his traditional roots.
A five-time BBC Folk Award winner, his songs have been featured in a season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, he has appeared on-screen singing a specially composed song for Dr Who spin-off Class as aliens attack the earth, and he has presented documentaries on traditional music for BBC Radio 3.

www.jimmoray.co.uk
www.facebook.com/jimmoray/
twitter.com/jimmoray

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £15.00
Advance: £14.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/jim-moray-with-tom-moore/


Sat 24th Jul 2021

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Acoustic Night

Petherton Arts Trust is encouraging more local performers of all genres to come to The David Hall and perform on a professional stage.
All types of performance welcome – The David Hall has had music, comedy, poetry, dance…. Everyone has the opportunity to deliver for 10 – 15 minutes with full PA and lighting.
If you would like to attend Acoustic Night as a performer or audience member please e-mail Chris Watts at folk AT chriswatts.org or call 07715501157. Payment is on the door.

7:30 pm

https://www.thedavidhall.com/home-page/


Mon 26th Jul 2021 to Sat 31st Jul 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Halsway Young Folk: Intermediate

Full board (accommodation and all meals), tuition and all activities: £230
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis. Contact us for an application form, or download an application form via the website. Please return your completed application form with a deposit of £60 to secure your place.
An opportunity for young musicians from the South West and beyond to work with leading folk artists, to develop their skills, confidence and creativity, and create a new performance piece. In a change to previous years’ Summer courses, this year we won’t be making the trip to Sidmouth; the uncertainty surrounding covid-19 makes it feel too risky. Instead we’ll be providing an immersive week of music, creativity and fun, in the beautiful and secluded surroundings of Halsway Manor. It will be intensive and challenging, but also supportive and fun!

Our 2021 team is led by musician, composer and educator Becki Driscoll, who will be joined by young professional folk musicians and a pastoral lead to complete the team.

Young musicians will spend the week working together to learn, arrange and rehearse new repertoire, developing musical skills and performance technique, and creating their own interpretations of traditional material. The group will live, work and play together, with opportunities for informal rehearsals and social gatherings to enrich their experience and understanding of the folk arts.

Who’s is it for?
This is a fun but intensive course for young people aged 12-18. Usually our Summer course is designed as a progression from our Spring Halsway Young Folk: Intro Week, but as this hasn’t happened this year, we’re more than happy to welcome newcomers to Halsway and the folk arts. You’ll need to have prior experience as a musician – any instrument is welcome – we’d recommend you need to be of a playing level of about grade 4 and upwards to get the most from the course. We’ll be teaching predominantly by ear, so if you’re used to reading music you’ll need to be prepared to give it a go! It’s not necessary to have prior experience of folk experience; it’s more important that you want to be creative, work collaboratively with others, and have fun creating a performance that everybody can be proud of.

How to Apply
Places costs £230. Accommodation, all meals, tuition and activities are included in the price.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis. Contact us for an application form, or download an application form here. Please return your completed application form with a deposit of £60 to secure your place.

We do all we can to offer bursary places to young people with exceptional talent or for whom the opportunity would be especially beneficial, but whose financial circumstances would otherwise exclude them from the programme. Email chiefexec AT halswaymanor.org.uk if this is something you would like to discuss.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-young-folk-intermediate-4/


Fri 30th Jul 2021

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

Mr Tea and the Minions

United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr Tea and the Minions have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013.
Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites – and has inspired frenzied dancing all over the UK (and on a number of forays into continental Europe), with almost 100 festival appearances including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Belladrum, Wilderness, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko, to name just a few.
Tickets: £16/£15 Concessions.

8:00 pm

https://www.thedavidhall.com/home-page/


Sat 31st Jul 2021 to Fri 6th Aug 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Family Folk Week

After many years’ service, Ted and Pat Morse have bowed out of running Family Folk Week this year. While we’ll miss them enormously, we’re also delighted to announce that David Faulkner has agreed to lead the team in 2021. He’ll be joining course regulars Susan Peterman and musicians Philip & Joyce Rowe (and maybe one or two others tba) for a week of creative and folky family fun.
Either choose to stay in the manor or camp in the grounds and relax while our great staff do all the catering for you and your family. There’s a programme of activities each morning and evening, while afternoons are free for trips around this beautiful area including the West Somerset Railway, the seaside and Exmoor. One day a week is left free for you to plan your own day trips, or to relax at the Manor! More details and a programme to follow shortly.

Who’s it For? The holiday is for families – parents, grandparents, and children of all ages!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/family-folk-week-4/


Fri 6th Aug 2021 to Sun 8th Aug 2021

Weston super Mare

Weston super Mare Shanty and Folk Festival

See

https://wsmshantyfest.com

for details


Fri 6th Aug 2021 to Fri 13th Aug 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

August Folk Dance Holiday 2021

Prices for this event are half-board, but include Sunday lunch at the Manor, and a pub lunch & skittles on Wednesday. Packed-lunches can be ordered.
Join us for our popular August dance holiday! This week began as the ‘Guildford Folk Dance Holiday’ in 1977 and has continued to bring together dancers to enjoy folk dance, Halsway and its surroundings to this day.
Hosted by Shirley Williams, we are delighted to welcome back caller Ivan Aitken and musicians Julie & Chris Dewhurst.
There will be enjoyable morning dance workshops and evening dances. The afternoons include optional organized outings* and activities, or you can relax and enjoy the Manor and its gardens, or explore the area under your own steam.
* Some outings may incur additional costs.

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/august-folk-dance-holiday-2020/


Fri 13th Aug 2021 to Sun 15th Aug 2021

Bridport

Bridport Folk Festival

This year's festival will be later than previous years 13-15th August. As in previous years have usual 3 open stages with a host of performers, a number of Morris sides from all over the UK, dance and music workshops, trade and craft stalls, evening concerts, festival beer marquee together with numerous events and music sessions all over the town and West Bay. Further details www.bridportfolkfestival.com.
We are always looking for volunteers and if you can offer any spare time please contact us via the web page
bridfolkfestvolunteers AT gmail.com.


Mon 16th Aug 2021 to Wed 18th Aug 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Halsway Young Folk: Junior 2021

Full board (accommodation and all meals), tuition and all activities: £75
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis. There is an application form linked from the website. Please return your completed application form with your payment.

Now in its fourth year, our popular Halsway Young Folk – Juniors is a great introduction to folk music and song for ages 8 – 12. Led by an experienced creative team – Becki Driscoll and Ford Collier, plus Pastoral Lead Kerrie Seymour – this short residential will be filled with fun and imaginative folk activities, using local traditions and customs as inspiration. Children will explore music and song, and create and perform a show for family and friends.
Arrive Monday at 11:30am; there will be a performance by participants at 11:30am Wednesday, followed by farewell picnic in the garden – family and friends welcome.
For young musicians aged 8 – 12. Any instrument, and any level of proficiency welcome. The main thing is that you enjoy music, song and dance, and and being creative!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/halsway-young-folk-junior-2020/


Thu 19th Aug 2021 to Sun 22nd Aug 2021

Purbeck Valley Farm, Harman's Cross BH20 5HU

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!

https://www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk


Fri 27th Aug 2021 to Mon 30th Aug 2021

Lyme Regis

Lyme Folk Weekend

See

https://www.lymefolk.com

for details


Mon 30th Aug 2021 to Fri 3rd Sep 2021

Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe TA4 4BD

Folk Summer School

This will be the eighth of our folk music, dance and song summer school – for all ages and abilities – led by a crack team of tutors who have detailed knowledge and extensive experience of a wide spectrum of folk music. Jo Freya is not available to join us this year, so our tutors’ responsibilities have changed a little; Carolyn Robson will be leading the vocal workshops, Sophy Ball will be leading the fiddle group and Kerry Fletcher will be leading the dancers as before. David Delarre joins us to lead the guitar tuition, Paul Hutchinson returns to lead the accordion group, while Kevin Dempsey ‘changes hats’ to lead the mixed-instrument ensemble. Expect the usual mix of dance, song, fiddle, accordion, guitar and mixed-instrument, with a programme that’s fluid enough for you to move from group to group should you wish. Throughout the week, we will work towards a full-group ensemble piece, with the whole summer school, a powerful way of bringing everything we do, and all the participants together, in one shared experience, allowing you to learn about how to structure a performance, work together, use all levels of skills (in small and large groups) – and create something that’s amazing and all inclusive!

https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/folk-summer-school-4/


Fri 10th Sep 2021 to Sun 12th Sep 2021

Swanage

Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival in September… a weekend of concerts, traditional dance displays, dance & music workshops, children’s activities, music sessions and ceilidh

https://www.swanagefolkfestival.com


Fri 10th Sep 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

The Leylines

West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Steve Mitchell (Vocals/Guitar), Hannah Johns (Violin), Dan Thompson (Electric Guitar), Sean Booth (Bass) and Dave Burbidge (Drums).
The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart-pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with Steve’s lyrics centered around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit.

Youtube chanel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCfcXBiyOsKNY7eU-kiRV3rg
www.theleylinesmusic.co.uk/

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £14.00
Advance: £12.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/the-leylines-3/


Fri 17th Sep 2021

Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, Main Street, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QF

The Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club - Chris Toyne playing, Caller Sue Perigo

All welcome!
We are looking forward to a lively evening.

There will be no food but squash will be provided, BYO if you wish.

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Sat 18th Sep 2021

Bournemouth Folk Club at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Sam Carter and Nick Hart

Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation as a captivating British folk troubadour. He is a highly-regarded instrumentalist, renowned by many as “the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation” (Jon Boden). Over the past fifteen years, Sam has made appearances on national TV, won a BBC Folk Award, and has toured the world, sharing stages with some of the world’s foremost guitarists and songwriters, including Nic Jones, Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson, and Chris Wood.
In autumn 2021, Sam will embark on a national tour to support Home Waters’ release, the original 2020 launch tour having been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

samcartermusic.co.uk

£15.00
Doors 7:30pm
Music from 8:00pm

https://bournemouthfolkclub.com/product/sam-carter-and-nick-hart/


Bournemouth Folk Club at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Sam Carter and Nick Hart

Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation as a captivating British folk troubadour. He is a highly-regarded instrumentalist, renowned by many as “the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation” (Jon Boden). Over the past fifteen years, Sam has made appearances on national TV, won a BBC Folk Award, and has toured the world, sharing stages with some of the world’s foremost guitarists and songwriters, including Nic Jones, Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson, and Chris Wood.
Sam’s albums and live shows attest to his flair for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and his love for British and American traditional folksong. In 2012 he gave a spell-binding performance on Later… with Jools Holland, playing songs from the shape-note influenced album The No Testament, accompanied by fiddler Sam Sweeney. Sam continues to innovate within the tradition alongside Jim Moray in Folk Award-nominated electro-folk band False Lights, who released their second album Harmonograph to wide acclaim in 2018.

Nick Hart is a folk singer deeply rooted in the English tradition.
Raised in a family of morris dancers, Nick played instrumental music for many years before discovering his passion for traditional song. Whilst studying for an ethnomusicology degree, he began to explore the large body of recordings of traditional singers from the second half of the 20th century, and this led to several years of fevered study and many nights spent at folk clubs and festivals, honing his skills as an unaccompanied singer.
Nick's initially hardline attitude to the accompaniment of folk songs has softened over the years, but his love of the nuances of traditional singing informs his minimal guitar accompaniment, and his songs are delivered with a great emphasis on storytelling. His repertoire of songs, drawn largely from his native East Anglia, reflect his understanding of both the depth and breadth of material within the English tradition and he is fast acquiring a reputation as an engaging and entertaining performer.

£15.00

Doors 7:30, Music 8:00pm

Contact Leonardo MacKenzie: 07780847867

info AT bournemouthfolkclub

bournemouthfolkclub.com


Thu 23rd Sep 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Phil Beer

Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally as in demand for his solo shows.
Phil sets out to share some of his most-loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more.

www.YouTube.com/officalshowofhands
www.showofhands.co.uk

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £20.00
Advance: £20.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/phil-beer/


Wed 29th Sep 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Sam Carter – Home Waters Album Tour

+ support, Tomato/Tomato
In the ten years since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. Having made a spell-binding appearance on Later… with Jools Holland in 2012, Sam has gone on to tour the world, sharing stages with some of the finest guitarists and songwriters, including Nic Jones, Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, and Chris Wood.
www.samcartermusic.co.uk

Tomato/Tomato

Hang onto your hats because this genre-bending power duo is ready to take you on a ride!
Tomato/Tomato perform an eclectic mix of folk and country that will have you rolling down your windows and singing at the top of your lungs. Their live show includes jaw dropping multitasking, dynamic guitar arrangements, and soaring vocal harmonies. Stitch these elements together with compelling, heartfelt songwriting and you have an unforgettable musical experience.
Whether you say “Tom-ay-to” or “Tom-ah-to” – this high energy duo will have you stomping your feet, clapping your hands, and playing your air washboard with reckless abandon! With two acclaimed albums (So it Goes / I Go Where You Go), Tomato/Tomato is sure to be cooking up something fresh.

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £10.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/sam-carter-2/


Thu 7th Oct 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Glymjack

Glymjack is one of the most exciting emerging artists in UK folk music.

The folk-roots project of award-winning songwriter Greg McDonald, Glymjack sees McDonald’s hard-hitting vision lit up by Gemma Gayner’s lightning fiddle and Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Saul Bailey’s dazzling melodeon on music fRoots describes a “folk with attitude”, and Acoustic calls “as good as contemporary folk comes”
A Glymjack was a Victorian street child with a lantern who led strangers through the streets of London at night. This forgotten character from the dark shadows of British history is celebrated in Glymjack’s signature song “The Glymjack Cry”.

www.glymjack.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £12.00
Advance: £10.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/glymjack/


Fri 15th Oct 2021

Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, Main Street, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QF

The Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club - Arish Mel playing, Caller Teresa Rabbetts

All welcome!
We are looking forward to a lively evening.

There will be no food but squash will be provided, BYO if you wish.

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Sat 16th Oct 2021

bournemouth Folk Club at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Midnight Skyracer

Midnight Skyracer have come a long way in a very short time. Since forming in 2017, the Anglo-Irish all-female quintet have become festival sensations across the UK, Europe and Australasia, toured regularly at home and released a critically-lauded debut album. They also carry the distinction of being the first British act nominated for an award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Their all star lineup boasts Leanne Thorose, with her powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; the virtuoso banjo playing and delicate vocals of Tabitha Benedict; Eleanor Wilkie and her rock solid bass grooves; the versatile Laura Carrivick, equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and the lightning guitar playing of Charlotte Carrivick. Not only are they all masters of their respective instruments, but the vocal harmonies shared between the five women are second to none.
Following the release of Fire in February 2018, the band released their follow up album in June 2020 on Island Records. Shadows On the Moon, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire, is a scintillating mix of hard-driven bluegrass and mountain balladry, both edgy and infectious, tender and tough.

midnightskyracer.com

£16.50
Doors 7:30pm
Music from 8:00pm

https://bournemouthfolkclub.com/product/midnight-skyracer/


Bournemouth Folk Club at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Midnight Skyracer

Midnight Skyracer have come a long way in a very short time. Since forming in 2017, the Anglo-Irish all-female quintet have become festival sensations across the UK, Europe and Australasia, toured regularly at home and released a critically-lauded debut album. They also carry the distinction of being the first British act nominated for an award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Their all star lineup boasts Leanne Thorose, with her powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; the virtuoso banjo playing and delicate vocals of Tabitha Benedict; Eleanor Wilkie and her rock solid bass grooves; the versatile Laura Carrivick, equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and the lightning guitar playing of Charlotte Carrivick. Not only are they all masters of their respective instruments, but the vocal harmonies shared between the five women are second to none.
Following the release of Fire in February 2018, the band released their follow up album in June 2020 on Island Records. Shadows On the Moon, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire, is a scintillating mix of hard-driven bluegrass and mountain balladry, both edgy and infectious, tender and tough.

Doors 7:30, Music 8:00pm

£16.50

Contact Leonardo MacKenzie: 07780847867

info AT bournemouthfolkclub

bournemouthfolkclub.com


Sun 24th Oct 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Tannahill Weavers

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers are one of the world’s premier Celtic bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.

www.tannahillweavers.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £14.00
Advance: £12.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/tannahill-weavers-3/


Sat 30th Oct 2021

The David Hall, Roundwell St, South Petherton TA13 5AA

The Demon Barbers XL

As previous winners of Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, there’s no denying The Demon Barbers’ ability to put on a first-class performance.

Over the years they’ve thrilled countless audiences with their live music and dance shows, be it stirring up a frenzy at Glastonbury Festival and Edinburgh Fringe or selling out theatres around the UK!

8.00 pm

Tickets: £19 Full. £18 Concessions.

https://www.thedavidhall.com/event/the-demon-barbers-xl/?mc_cid=2200ec15b4&mc_eid=7f19f38593


Thu 11th Nov 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Martin Simpson – A Master of His Art

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.
40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

www.martinsimpson.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £16.00
Advance: £16.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/martin-simpson-a-master-of-his-art/


Fri 12th Nov 2021

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Faustus

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

www.faustusband.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £16.00
Advance: £16.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/faustus-2/


Sat 13th Nov 2021

The Trooper, Stourton Caundle DT10 2JW

Martin Carthy

More details later...


Sat 20th Nov 2021

The Trooper, Stourton Caundle DT10 2JW

Daoiri Farrell

Postponed twice so far...third time lucky?

More details later


Thu 25th Nov 2021

Bournemouth Folk Club at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.
He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 33 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.
Autumn 2021 will see him releasing a brand new studio album of new material, with songs of both insightful observations of our times, along with poignant more personal reflections.

martynjoseph.net

£18.00
Doors 7:30pm
Music from 8:00pm

https://bournemouthfolkclub.com/product/martyn-joseph/


St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.
He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 33 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.
Autumn 2021 will see him releasing a brand new studio album of new material, with songs of both insightful observations of our times, along with poignant more personal reflections.

£18.00

Doors 7:30, Music 8:00pm

Contact Leonardo MacKenzie: 07780847867

info AT bournemouthfolkclub

bournemouthfolkclub.com


Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Emma Stevens

Bringing a refreshing glimmer of hope and an abundance of heart and positivity, British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Stevens first picked up a guitar at the age of two and has since learnt cello, piano, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and bass.
Emma achieved four consecutive play-listed singles on BBC Radio 2, extensive international radio play in the UK, Europe and Australia, an iTunes single of the week with her song “Riptide”, sold out headline shows and supported The Feeling, Take That, Wet Wet Wet, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Train, Albert Lee and Simply Red to name a few!
Emma’s catchy pop melodies and folky instrumentation has been used on many TV shows on BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4, and even featured on a TV show in China which was broadcast to 75 million people, receiving a whopping 500 million streams in China after!
Since losing her Mum to cancer in 2012, Emma has dedicated her life to her music, writing messages of positivity, hope and love. Her music breathes life and honesty, and is re-establishing a lyrical connection with her audience, something seemingly so absent from an overcrowded marketplace.

www.emmastevensmusic.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)

Door Price: £14.00
Advance: £12.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/emma-stevens-trio/


Fri 26th Nov 2021

Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, Main Street, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QF

The Piddle Valley Barn Dance Club - Tatterdemalion playing, Caller Ruth Thompson

All welcome!
We are looking forward to a lively evening.

There will be no food but squash will be provided, BYO if you wish.

£6 under 16 free
Start 7.15 for 7.30
Finish 9.30

Contact Sally Condon 01300 348250
riverpiddle2 AT btinternet.com


Sat 18th Dec 2021

Bournemouth Folk Club at St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Jackie Oates Trio

Jackie Oates is a mainstay of English traditional music. Regarded as one of the country’s best loved folk performers, Jackie’s current focus is on collaborating with a diverse array of artists and commissions. Following the death of her much-loved dad five days after the birth of her first child, Jackie’s 2018 album The Joy Of Living reached beyond the past lives in folk song to the lived experience of all of us. The Guardian called it “utterly gorgeous… moving, depth-filled.” Since then, Jackie has released classic covers with Scritti Politti’s Rhodri Marsden, researched pagan Bath for the mavericks at Lush cosmetics, been Artist In Residence at the Twitter-famous Museum of English Rural Life, lent her voice and musicianship to CBeebies’ Nick Cope’s Popcast, and begun an ongoing mixed media work about the history of lace telling. Jackie Oates continues to bring elements of the English folk tradition to new people and places; in turn bringing a much needed calm and joy to those who hear it.
For this special Christmas show Jackie will be joined by double bassist John Parker and Mike Cosgrove on piano and accordion.

jackieoates.co.uk/

£15.00
Doors 7:30pm
Music from 8:00pm

https://bournemouthfolkclub.com/product/jackie-oates/


St Ambrose Church, Westbourne BH4 8BE

Jackie Oates Trio

Jackie Oates is a mainstay of English traditional music. Regarded as one of the country’s best loved folk performers, Jackie’s current focus is on collaborating with a diverse array of artists and commissions. Following the death of her much-loved dad five days after the birth of her first child, Jackie’s 2018 album The Joy Of Living reached beyond the past lives in folk song to the lived experience of all of us. The Guardian called it “utterly gorgeous… moving, depth-filled.” Since then, Jackie has released classic covers with Scritti Politti’s Rhodri Marsden, researched pagan Bath for the mavericks at Lush cosmetics, been Artist In Residence at the Twitter-famous Museum of English Rural Life, lent her voice and musicianship to CBeebies’ Nick Cope's Popcast, and begun an ongoing mixed media work about the history of lace telling. Jackie Oates continues to bring elements of the English folk tradition to new people and places; in turn bringing a much needed calm and joy to those who hear it.

For this special Christmas show Jackie will be joined by double bassist John Parker and Mike Cosgrove on piano and accordion.

£15.00

Doors 7:30, Music 8:00pm

Contact Leonardo MacKenzie: 07780847867

info AT bournemouthfolkclub

bournemouthfolkclub.com


Fri 28th Jan 2022 to Sun 30th Jan 2022

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster TA24 6SF

Dampiers Round and Ray Goodswen

Folk Dance Workshop Residential weekend

A 2 night residential Folk Dance workshop weekend, includes full board accommodation and Sunday lunch, and all dances. An excursion is included to Exmoor's hidden snowdrop valley. Discount available for bookings before 30/09/21

£305.00 per person sharing, £320.00 single occupancy

Contact Antony Brunt: 01643 821425

hotel AT yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk


Fri 18th Mar 2022

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Joshua Burnell Band

Singer-songwriter, storyteller and Hammond organ donor, Joshua Burnell grew up in various locations between France and Scotland. He now resides in York, but everyone assumes he’s from Rivendell. At some point, English folk, prog, contemporary classical, and vintage pop-rock all got mixed up and everyone had a great time so he decided to make a career of it.
Joshua sparked the interest of the folk world with his ambitious Seasons Project which saw him release one of his folk-rock arrangements of a traditional song or tune every week for a year. Fourteen favourites formed Joshua’s release, Songs From The Seasons, released on the 4th May 2018. RnR Magazine gave the album a solid 5/5 rating and commented, “this isn’t about academic research, it’s about playing the music, which is what Joshua does exceptionally well.”

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0D7517HnJXL2oWR9pRDkza

Website: www.joshuaburnell.co.uk

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:00pm)

Door Price: £15.00
Advance: £13.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/joshua-burnell-band-2/


Thu 24th Mar 2022

Chapel Arts Centre, 9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Track Dogs

Track Dogs have been barnstorming the UK with some major festival appearances and collaborations. It has been a pivotal year including playing to a heaving, rocking Trafalgar Square and surprise on-stage participation of Show of Hands’ Steve Knightley and Seth Lakeman at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Well-established in Spain where they are based, they are surprising UK music lovers with “Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.”
The four international “madrileños” (Garrett Wall, Dave Mooney, Howard Brown & Robbie K.Jones) whose artistic name derives from the dark subterranean world of New York’s subway system, present Fire On The Rails, a kicking album that grows on the work that has opened so many doors for the band. If they are still new to you, check out previous releases Kansas City Out Groove and Uke Songs By Track Dogs and see why they are so hard to pigeonhole.

www.trackdogsmusic.com

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:00pm)

Door Price: £16.00
Advance: £14.00

https://chapelarts.org/events/track-dogs-4/