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Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!

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Subject: Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 12:44 PM

I just received these details about the first extended Bath Folk Festival in August, and thought I'd pass on the details! all enquiries to the organiser at end of this post.


The Bath folk festival is now in stage that we are ready to officially announce it. The dates are the 7th-15th August. We're letting people know now so that they can plan their holidays around it if they wish to attend the festival. We really hope to make this a regular event every year.

In order to do that, we need to spread the word as much as possible to get maximum attendance. The best way is word of mouth so please tell everyone you know. The festival begins the day after Sidmouth folk festival finishes.

We are very close to confirming a campsite. Details of this should be announced very shortly. There will be season tickets for the gigs on sale very soon.

The format of the festival will be as follows. We will be running gigs in various venues around Bath. We shall also have a lot of sessions throughout the nine days in many of the pubs around Bath and there will be many workshops and an Irish music Summer school for five days.Instruments taught will include Fiddle, Flute, Guitar and Irish songs. Confirmed tutors include Ed Boyd, Jon Hicks, Katherine Mann, Clare Hegarty, Gerry Hegarty, Henry Sears, Jane Dempsey and Mai Hernon.

If there is enough interest then other instruments may be added. Let us know what you want to learn. There will also be a workshop on arranging folk songs by Maclaine Colston and Saul Rose, and a workshop by Fabula Rasa on Hungarian Music. More workshops are being discussed and may be added.

Widcombe Social Club will host the festival club and we have the following acts confirmed so far:

The Opening night - Saturday 7th August 7-9:30pm
Door price £16/£14 Concessions
James Fagan Nancy Kerr and Rob Harbron - plus Maclaine Colston and Saul Rose               
James, Nancy and Rob need little introduction. These award winning musicians are widely considered to be at the forefront of the recent renaissance in traditional English folk music and to be some of the finest instrumentalists playing that circuit today.
Playing primarily fiddle, bouzouki and concertina and with gorgeous harmony singing they draw upon the English folk tradition and that of James native Australia.
Mac & Saul have been playing together since the mid 90's when they were both members of the Kings of Calicutt with Eliza Carthy. They both went on to perform & record with the '1st family of Folk' Waterson:Carthy-Saul eventually joining the band. Mac & Saul were independently finalists in BBC Radio 2's Young Tradition Award & between them have numerous acclaimed recordings from across the folk world.

Monday 9th August 7-9:30pm Doors £10/£8 Concessions
The Scovill Units + Angel Ridge
The Scoville Units are an exciting new Celtic & Bluegrass crossover band, Featuring Ed Boyd, Leon Hunt, Rex Preston, Josh Clark and Gina Griffin. Angel Ridge is a duo comprised of Louise Baxter and Sue Harding. Americana songs featuring traditional songs, contemporary works from sources such as Earl Scruggs, Emily Harris, Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie as well as their own compositions.
Tuesday 10th August 7-9:30pm Door Price £16/£14 Concessions
Fernhill + Hodmadoddery      
Fernhill have delighted audiences for many years playing traditional Welsh language songs winning international acclaim and touring the world. Featuring the beautiful singing of Julie Murphy, Cery Rhys Mathews on Flute pipes and Guitar, Christine Cooper on Violin and topped off with the tasteful jazz improvisations of Tomos Williams on Trumpet. Hodmadoddery comprises Tony Carter and Steve Henwood. Their repertoire includes a good balance of well known songs with very fresh and original interpretations and much lesser known material that stirs the soul.

Wednesday 11th August 7-9:30pm   Door price £10/£8 Concessions
Inu + Jon Hicks                     
Inu have become renowned as a driving force for traditional music in the West Country. Their music is a rich tapestry of Celtic, British, European and Balkan music. Jon Hicks is regarded as one of the finest Guitarists in Irish music as well as songs from Britain.

Friday 13th   Doors £16/£14                                 
Fabula Rasa + support
Fabula Rasa Stunned audiences on their debut tour of the UK last year, often receiving standing ovations. The band consists of some of the finest traditional musicians from Hungary.

FOR FURTHER INFO, contact: Marick Baxter

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Subject: RE: Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!
From: SunrayFC
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 01:27 PM

This should be good.

I think I am involved. More info later.

But the Sunray Folk Club is happy to support this excellent Festival.

I also support

Bunkfest, Wimborne, Swanage Festivals...all have excellent line-ups and all well worth attending.

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Subject: RE: Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 09:02 AM


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Subject: RE: Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!
From: Cats
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 06:46 PM

This would normally clash with Bideford Festival in North Devon but as that has been cancelled this year I might just pop up for a couple of days.

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Subject: RE: Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 02:23 PM


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Subject: RE: Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 01:59 PM


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Subject: RE: Bath Folk Festival (UK) - first details!
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 06:08 PM

Just slightly overlapping with Dartmoor ...


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