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Thread #97197   Message #1966030
Posted By: BanjoRay
13-Feb-07 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: UK Old Time music festival, February '07
Subject: RE: UK Old Time music festival, February '07
Draft Schedule
Here is the draft schedule for the Gainsborough festival. It may change but probably not by very much.

PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY IS A SCHOOL DAY AND (with the exception of a small number of movers and shakers who have already been told who they are) THERE'S NO ACCESS UNTIL 5:30. Please time your arrival to suit.

All timings approximate and subject to change.

CONCERTS:

Friday from 7:30 pm

Rough Deal String Band (with Jock Tyldesley and Vera Van Heeringen)
Mike Fenton
New Deal String Band
The Orpheus Supertones

Saturday 7:00 pm
Dave Marshall and Andy Imms
Old Faded Glory (short performance featuring dancing by Rosie Davis)
New Deal String Band
Sara Grey and Kieron Means
The Orpheus Supertones

Followed immediately by a
Square Dance
Music by Old Faded Glory and possibly others
Callers Rosie Davis and Clare Sheridan.


WORKSHOPS
bring instruments and recorders for the most benefit.
There will be sign-up sheets for the workshops (generally limited numbers) displayed in the canteen area. If your name's not on the sheet, and the sheet's full please don't try and get in.

Saturday
10:00 to 11:30 am
Dave Marshall - Beginners banjo (techniques & simple tunes)
Mike Fenton - Autoharp (spare instruments available)
Andy Imms - Beginners guitar (principles and techniques)
Sara Grey & Kieron Means - Approaching singing old songs (t.b.c)
Jock Tyldesley - Cross tuned fiddle
Nick Pilley - Mandolin for beginners (some spare instruments)
Paul Sheridan - Introduction to flatfoot dancing

1:00 to 2:30 pm

Walt Koken & Clare Milliner - Fiddle & banjo duets (repertoire)
Pete Peterson & Kellie Allen - Old time vocal harmony.
(Songs as they were recorded in the early years , 1920's-40's. Come ready to sing)
Mike Fenton - Autoharp (spare instruments available)
Cath Tyler - Shape note singing
New Deal String Band - Meet the band (informal with Q & A)
Dave Marshall & Andy Imms - Arrangements for specific tunes to accompany banjo
Rosie Davis - Beginner's freestyle (simple steps & rhythms, working with the music)

3:00 to 4:30 pm

Walt Koken - Banjo mixed ability
(a simple tune and a complex one, perhaps with an octave variation, depending on class ability)
Clare Milliner - Intermediate Fiddle
(standard and crooked fiddle tunes)
Pete Peterson - What would Charlie Poole do?
Kellie Allen - Guitar accompaniment
(connecting the chords to old time tunes and songs)
Rough Deal String Band - Slow jam
Cath Tyler - Shape note singing

Open stage
from 3:00 to 5:30 pm (no later than 6:00 pm to allow for soundchecks)

Sunday
Annual General Meeting

Foaotmad members only
10:00 am to end by 11:30 am
The following committee positions are currently vacant:
Dance Representative (2)
Newsletter Editor.
We have three nominations for the dance positions so we will have the rare chance for an election!

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Workshops
11:30 to 12:45 am

Orpheus Supertones - Working as a band
(learning to play together as a band, blending instrumentals and vocals)
Sara Grey - singing with the banjo (t.b.c.)
Kieron Means - guitar (t.b.c)
Rick Townend - mandolin (tunes & songs; questions & answers)
Tom Paley - fiddle (beginners/early intermediate)
Joe Locker - Banjo - simplified frailing without the drop thumb
Rosie Davis - Advanced freestyle (interpretation of the music through steps, dynamics, rhythm & style)

From NickP and BanjoRay