Sharps London Folk Festival
22 & 23 July
Cecil Sharp House
John Spiers and Jon Boden
Craig, Morgan and Robson
Peta Webb and Ken Hall
The Copper Family
The Devil's Interval
There will also be workshops, music sessions, and of course marathon singarounds!
All Weekend: £20
All Saturday: £12
Saturday Concert: £10
Saturday sessions and craft fair: £4
All Sunday: £12
Sunday concert: £10
Sunday sessions: £3
Based at Cecil Sharp House, Sharps, the Tuesday folk club, will host concerts with stars of British folk and master class workshops in fiddle, melodeon and voice. There will be continuous sing-around sessions all day from 11am to 11pm.
In the Saturday evening concert on melodeon, fiddle and song are John Spiers and Jon Boden, the young winners of the BBC's award for best folk duo two years out of three.
Craig, Morgan, Robson: their excellent range of harmony and ensemble singing covers ballads, hymns and sons from the Shetlands to the Ozarks.
Peta Webb and Ken Hall have been exploring British unison and American harmony singing for ten years and have a fine collection of songs. Ballads and parodies, ancient and modern, sung perfectly.
John Spiers will be running a melodeon workshop on Saturday and Craig, Morgan, Robson a voice/harmony workshop (2-4pm).
Plus-- an all day singaround session from 11am-11pm.
In the Sunday afternoon concert, The Copper Family prove that the folk tradition carries on as strongly as ever. Previous generations would be proud to hear the latest two sing the family songbook.
The Devil's Interval is one of the best of the new young guns in the present renaissance of British folk music. Their exciting music proves that folk music is still alive and well.
Pete Cooper is a master of every kind of folk fiddle music from Bluegrass to Transylvanian Dances via English tunes to one or two quite unusual pieces. H is also running a workshop on Sunday that is a must for folk fiddle players.
Sing around sessions for folk singers continue throughout the day.
Enquiries: Sheila Finn, 01 689 825 263