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Members' News: Updates emailed 22 May 2024

Based in CYMRU/WALES  🄵🅆 Cymru  

ENGLAND: Based in WEST COUNTR🄵🅆 West Country

Thanks to everyone who made last night at the club so enjoyable — our guests Elaine and Jeff Gillett who delighted us with such a variety of songs and arrangements, our excellent floor singers, and those who came to listen (like me).
Coming up — not to be missed! Mon 10 June, Sandford Park Alehouse 8pm Ian Harvey and Jan Vaisey — gorgeous vocals and strings + time for floor singers, of course. Look forward to seeing you there, Judith For details, please join the mailing list, machteltje<at>gmail.com

🄵 FIVEHEAD FOLK & ACOUSTIC MUSIC NIGHTS), 2nd Sat, FIVEHEAD, Somerset, have moved from The Crown Inn to Fivehead Baptist Church (www.fiveheadbaptist.co.uk), Butchers Hill, Fivehead, TA3 6PD.
Music will begin at 7.30pm. Floorsingers are welcome to sing and/or play in the first half - until the break at 8.30pm - space permitting, I advise you to come early to sign up in the book on the night, or email in advance. 9-10pm invited guest(s). No entry charge; a donation jar is passed round for guest performers. Please come prepared with cash to give generously as the artists do not receive a fee.
Coffee Bar open from 7.00pm beforehand and during the interval offering fresh filter coffee or tea. We will also have a range of soft drinks and snacks for sale (NB for cash only). You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, but please note that there is a no-alcohol policy in the church
Laurie Burn, laurieguitars<at>gmail.com, 07854 750545 [May 2024, new venue]

Based in WEST MIDLANDS-based 🄵🅆 West Midlands

The Ledbury Rugby Club session has moved to The Chase, in Bishop's Frome, Worcester WR6 5BP. Starts 7.30pm [postally Wuster but its in Herefs]. As before, 7.30-10pm. Singaround & music session for folk and rural roots. Singers, poets, storytellers, and all types of acoustic instruments welcome. Free entry.
Contact: Bernie on bernieuptonfolk<at>gmail.com Please check before coming, as not every month. 21/5/2024 it's on, first session at new venue.

Tuesday 28th May, Theme: 'Birds and Flight' - so hoping everyone will take off with that one!
The venue, Pot & Page Cafe, is now Ledbury Community Hub www.ledburycommunityhub.org.uk-- same time, same place!

🄵 SOMERS TRAD. FOLK CLUB 1st, 3rd, 5th (check web) Fridays, St. Stephen's Street, Worcester WR3 7HS. www.somers-folk-club.org.uk
for map & parking info. An accessible venue. 8.15-10.45pm (doors 8pm) Open throughout the summer.
Two very special 5th-Friday evenings:
Friday 31 May, a special tribute night in memory of Crabbe (Bryan Neville-Lee), a much-loved Club singer who we lost during the lockdown. A list of songs & poems performed by Crabbe, and those chosen so far, are on www.folklife.uk/crabbe.html. Other songs welcome, of course.
Friday 30th August, a members' feature night, featuring Shepherd’s Purse (https://ericpaynefolksongs.co.uk/shepherds-purse/). Eric and Eileen Payne with Jim Preston “sing close harmony songs that have a story to tell! (more details later).
Chris info<at>somers-folk-club.org.uk; Eleanor & Sam 01684 561378

Based in other parts of the UK  🄵🅆 UK/World
Fri 31st May Holy Trinity Church, Nuffield, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 5SN. A beautiful old Norman church remodeled in the 14th century. 7.30pm, £12 on the door or in advance from 07782 187 866.
Sat 1st June All Saints Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4AE. A return to this beautiful Oxfordshire church. 7.30pm. £12 in advance or on the door. Enquiries: 01235 847179
Sun 9th June St Neots Folk Festival, The Priory Centre, St Neots, Cambs. PE19 2BH.
• Folk Orchestra workshop/course. 2pm - 4pm. £10 on the door or in advance from St Neots Folk Club. Enquiries: 01865 769206.
• We're topping the bill at the final concert of the weekend festival. 7pm. £20 for the day ticket, or on the door, or in advance from St Neots Folk Club.
Jon, Becki, Jacqui and Sarah www.moonrakers.net

FESTIVALS & WORKSHOPS updates to May Folklife West (as copied to 
🄵🅆 Festivals, Workshops Diary )
New email for:
🄵 Facebook GlosFolk
→ CHURCHDOWN, Gloucestershire. The Churchdown Club (http://churchdownclub.co.uk), Church Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2ER
⌂ For more info: website/facebook tba, http://liamtho.com/FolkAtTheClub.
⊕ ​Guests tba. Please contact Will Craswell, 07740 248785, william.craswell<at>gmail.com 🄵 Will Craswell
(yes, we welcome 2025 dates from our members!)

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USA Zoom - Boston, Mass
ØØ LINN NOEL https://sites.google.com/view/crosscurrents-music​
Zoom meeting links are MAILING LIST ONLY. Join this mailing list at http://mailinglist.mermaidstavern.com
Monthly sessions usually on first Sundays 2-4pm ET. Special events as the occasion requires.
  • June 2 Chantey Sing
  • June 20 SPECIAL Joanna Colcord SEMINAR
  • July 7 Independence Day Sing

USA Live - New York state
Buy tickets online at www.valleyfolk.org or at the door.
Concerts are held at 144 Cedar Street Corning, NY (corner 1st St.) in the red brick Methodist Church
For more information visit our website, or contact us: (1) 607-962-4461, or info<at>valleyfolk.org www.valleyfolk.org
Steve Turner (from the UK) concert on WEDNESDAY June 26 at 7:30 PM -
Secure ticket Link for Steve Turner concert at Valley Folk:
The Tannahill Weavers (Celtic Band from Scotland) Saturday September 21, at 7:30 PM
Something Old, Something New - Concert featuring 3 who have played our stage before - Liz Simmons (of Low Lily), Mike Agranoff, James Gordon (Canada) and introducing Kim Wallach (of The Short Sisters) and Wendy Grossman for the first time - Saturday October 19 at 7:30 PM
Windborne (stellar vocal folk quartet) - Songs of Midwinter Sat Nov 16 at 7:30 PM

USA Live - Maryland
ØØ FSGW GETAWAY at West River, MD, Sept 27 – Sept 30, 2024 at the beautiful West River Methodist Conference Center, on an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. Registration is now open. The Getaway is an amazing weekend-long party of folks who love to sing, play and listen to folk music. We come together in a lovely riverside retreat to join together in making music, sharing what we bring and learning from friends old and new. There will be workshops, sing-arounds, sign-up concerts, music and conversations at all hours. Participation is encouraged at any level comfortable to you in a supportive and welcoming environment. Old and new songs and tunes, recitations and stories, along with information on historical contexts and insights, have filled the Getaway, along with conversation and laughter, for over half a century. Come be a part of the fun!
More information on the registration page: fsgw.org/Getaway

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