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Thread #97197   Message #1909254
Posted By: nickp
14-Dec-06 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: UK Old Time music festival, February '07
Subject: UK Old Time music festival, February '07
Once again I have the pleasure of giving some advance notice...

The Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance. FOAOTMAD (for short) is a UK based organisation catering to the tastes of like-minded old time music fans, be they musicians, Appalachian cloggers and those who just like to listen.

Our major event of the year (and the premier old time music festival in Europe) is the Gainsborough Old Time Music and Dance Festival. This takes place at Castle Hills Community School in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and for 2007 this will be on the weekend of 16th-18th of February.

Our headline guests for the festival are the Orpheus Supertones, comprising the legendary Walt Koken (Highwoods String Band), Clare Milliner, Kellie Allen and Pete Peterson.

Also featuring are Sara Grey & Keiron Means, New Deal String Band, Dave Marshall & Andy Imms, Shape-Note singing with Cath Tyler, Freestyle clogging with Rosie Davis & Old Faded Glory, Rough Deal String Band and that master of the autoharp, Mike Fenton.

With Friday and Saturday night concerts, workshops on Saturday and Sunday, a chance to perform on the open stage on Saturday afternoon plus almost continuous sessioning, how could an old-time music enthusiast miss this highlight of the UK oldtime year!

For more information on the Gainsborough Festival, FOAOTMAD membership or any of our activities, try FOAOTMAD where festival booking forms/flyers will be available to download in a matter of days.

Nick