Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


The Ashover Tunes

GUEST,Armanaya 16 Jun 10 - 08:41 AM
GUEST 21 Jun 10 - 07:42 AM
GUEST,leeneia 21 Jun 10 - 02:44 PM
autoharpbob 21 Jun 10 - 02:58 PM
GUEST 21 Jun 10 - 04:32 PM
autoharpbob 04 Jul 10 - 04:00 PM
Sooz 12 Jul 10 - 12:33 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: The Ashover Tunes
From: GUEST,Armanaya
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 08:41 AM

There as been previous interest in the Ashover Tunes and dances on this forum - thought some of you may be interested that as part of the Ashover Well dressed festival 2nd-4th July, The Ram Company will be running a workshop on the Ashover Tunes.

The band will also be performing their "Walzers & Wonders"- A musical journey through the fair.

Both on Sat 3rd full info at www.ashoverwelldressedfestival.co.uk.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Ashover Tunes
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 07:42 AM

refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Ashover Tunes
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 02:44 PM

Curious, I went to the site, but it doesn't seem to explain 'well-dressed.'

Do I have to be well-dressed if I'm just in the audience? Would I need to buy a suit or a formal gown? Tiara? High heels?

What's the story?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Ashover Tunes
From: autoharpbob
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 02:58 PM

I believe this refers to the tradition of dressing the wells in the Peak District, Derbyshire, UK. Several villages in the area "dress" their wells - springs - with tableaux made from flowers, often referring to Bible stories, but not always. See here for details of local well dressings.

Anyway, I bought my ticket last week though it hasn't come yet! Lau, Karen Tweed and Les barker are not to be sneezed at!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Ashover Tunes
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:32 PM

Yes name is insired by Derbyshire Tradion of dressing wells.

I think you will find amongst others Ethno In Transit and and the new Harmony trio Lady Maisery will also be worth the visit, as well as addition to lineup Hannah James and Sam Sweeney.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Ashover Tunes
From: autoharpbob
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 04:00 PM

Just had to say a big thank you for the Tunes session, it was enormous fun and you were very generous with the printed music. Some of the tunes did not exactly fit on a DG(partial A) autoharp, but I had fun trying anyway! Sorry I missed most of the Wakes, didn't get there till too late as I had no way of knowing when acts were on, but what I did hear was wonderful. Also saw some of Lady Maisery, VG, also Skyhook, but due to long journey was not able to stop for Ethno - though Karen Tweed has been raving about them today. Nice festival though, which understood that it is not the big acts, it is what you can do when the acts are not playing that makes a festival. Your session, the dulcimer hands on session, the pub sessions all really added a lot to the festival.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Ashover Tunes
From: Sooz
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 12:33 PM

We've only just arrived home after a great weekend! I knew we wouldn't pass as "well dressed" so we decorated straw hats with flowers (like the wells) and were mistaken for Morris Dancers!
I know that the organisers have plans to increase the fringe activities next year.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 25 February 6:14 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.