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7thJanuary 2012

'Folk At The Fold' Concert

 

This fantastic sell out concert featured –

  Martyn Wyndham-Read         Pilgrim's Way


Martyn's unique voice and gentle style enthralled the audience. Martyn sang a mixture of both traditional and contemporary songs as well us having us all laughing at his stories and rhymes from Australia!

 Pilgrim's Way   Were for many of the audience an unknown quantity. This young, vibrant, new band made a great impression  with their lively and unique presentation of mainly traditional material. Definitely an act to watch out for in the future!

 

The combination of Pilgrim's Way and Martyn Wyndham - Read was just magic!



























'Folk At the Fold '                                                 

  What's the Life of a Man' - a scratch play  was performed at the club on the 22nd October. Peter Hingley, Bob Fox and Roger Davies  worked with three groups of willing volunteers  including Sue and Bill Smith, Kaye Brown, Kathy Tyler,Carole & Graham Davies, Ros Prokopin, Andrea Cooper, Rebecca Fox and Mo Daw. Together they created a brilliant 'three act production' which included poems, songs and sketches representing the stages in the life of a man.It was a great , fun evening with some very original ideas from groups of people who had never worked together before!

 

There were so many high spots in the night - Rebecca - killing the wolf and marrying Bill (almost!), Peter in his school boy outfit, Bob getting his certificate of 'manhood' - We could go on and on! It was absolutely fantastic!!  VERY many thanks to all those involved for giving us such a great evening!

 

If you missed it -the play was recorded thanks to David Robertson and a DVD is available - These are £5 each and need to be ordered and paid for in advance.                             

 



The Folk Trail - From Land’s End to John O’Groats.

April 1st to June 30th 2011

A group of people from the Pennymoor Singaround in Devon  are  walking from Lands End to John O’Groats on a “Folk Trail” from April 1st to June 30th this year.

 On the way they are meeting with the local folk community at pub sessions, the usual club night etc. At each event they are recording the evening. From this they plan to produce an archive of C.D.’s/D.V.D’s plus a journal and a blog. A copy will be offered to C. Sharp House and the Oral History Archive of The British Museum.  

The aim is a ‘snapshot’ of Folk activity en route in England and Scotland in 2011, and   to enjoy a terrific, challenging, fun experience along the way!

On the 28th of April the group came to the Fold and we will had a brilliant session in The Eco cafe! This was jointly arranged  between ourselves, The Somers Traditional Folk Club and John Taylor / local session performers.  The walkers arrived at about 7pm absolutely shattered having walked about 23 miles (in one day!?) - but once they had eaten one of David's lovely meals they were refreshed enough to finish off the evening with some cracking tunes and a couple of rousing choruses! John MC'd the evening and did a brilliant job as he had a huge number of performers to get round

The Pennymoor walkers  are continuing their route and if anyone would like to join them at  any stage of the walk they would be delighted.

If this has stirred your interest  you can get more information  by Googling Pennymoor singaround or you can contact  Clare Penney on 01884 860023 (Events Organiser )


* Concert -March 5th 2011  -'The Young Un's'' a lively , entertaining trio with brilliant harmonies from the North East plus the fantastic Ian Pittaway and the superb harp of Jonathan Penley!  What a great night!

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Links:

 

www.thefold.org.uk

 

http://www.folklife-west.org.uk/

 

 www.acorns.org.uk

 

www.farmafrica.org.uk

  

http://www.chernobylchildrenslifeline.org/



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2013 Concert.

 6th of April  with Jez Lowe and The Tea Cups!    

 WOW!!!   What an evening!

The concert was a sell out  and we had a superb evening. Our guests gave us a fantastic evening.

The Tea Cups- were superb. They are a brilliant 4 part acapella group

who really grasped the audience by with their wonderful arrangements and harmonies. Everyone thought they were 'just fantastic!"



Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music. He gave a wonderful performance! Overall it was a truely memorable evening! 

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We had a Very special evening on the 21st September 2013:-                     

      A Musical History Tour 

    Presented by The Night Watch 

   (Andy Casserley and Ian Pittaway!)


They provided us with an amazing  dash through musical history on mediaeval, renaissance  and baroque period instruments!

These guys are just soooo........talented and the array of instruments is breath taking. It was  a fascinating, amusing  and entertaining evening!



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Archive:

October 2014.

The Night watch with their new show 

"William Shakespeare: Songs from    the Shows

About the show: 


Ian Pittaway and Andy Casserley - 

This was their new project for 2014. To commemorate the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth in 1564, The Night Watch reclaimed the songs and dance music William knew and used in his plays, performed on the instruments he would have heard: 


It was brilliant!!!


March Concert 2014

Our guests were Grace Notes and Hector Gilchrist and we had another truly amazing sell out evening!




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