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Folk music in Oxford?

Deneb 12 Oct 10 - 04:04 PM
Herga Kitty 12 Oct 10 - 05:43 PM
GUEST,PeterC 13 Oct 10 - 06:29 AM
Leadfingers 13 Oct 10 - 06:39 AM
GUEST 13 Oct 10 - 08:08 AM
PenrithPete 13 Oct 10 - 10:11 AM
Herga Kitty 13 Oct 10 - 02:51 PM
PenrithPete 14 Oct 10 - 06:14 AM
bubblyrat 14 Oct 10 - 09:06 AM
bubblyrat 14 Oct 10 - 09:07 AM
mattkeen 14 Oct 10 - 09:30 AM
mattkeen 14 Oct 10 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Jane Bird (without cookie) 14 Oct 10 - 03:24 PM
Deneb 14 Oct 10 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,Jonny Sunshine 15 Oct 10 - 10:48 AM
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Subject: Folk music in Oxford?
From: Deneb
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 04:04 PM

Hi all,

I recently arrived in charming Oxford, and I am "desperately" looking for folk sessions, gigs, record shops, ... - please help me!

Cheers,

Gaia


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 05:43 PM

Well, there's Oxford folk club for a start, and Oxford folk festival next April.

Not sure whether there are still sessions at the Half Moon at St Clements.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 06:29 AM

And Oxfolk celidhs

You might find a copy of Shire Folk useful.


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 06:39 AM

And if you've got wheels there are a LOT of clubs and sessions within twenty miles or so !


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 08:08 AM

Check out:-
www.folkforms.org   &   www.whitehorsefolkfesival.co.uk
for next year.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: PenrithPete
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 10:11 AM

yep, I have accidentally stumbled into a few sessions at the Half Moon and they were fantastic. I usually had to be up for work at 6am the next morning though and sometimes it did not feel so fantastic any more! LOL.
Used to get a number of members of Oxford folk outfit Magpie Lane there; they are worth checking out and even chatting to as they really knwo the local scene. They were very friendly and obliging. Not sure if they are still going....


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 13 Oct 10 - 02:51 PM

Magpie Lane certainly are still going, and I had the pleasure of introducing them in concert at Haddenham on 1 May. Here's their gig list .

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: PenrithPete
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 06:14 AM

Hello Kitty

Godd to hear it. It was actually some impromtu enconters with Magpie Lane folk (Ian I seem to remember) in the Half Moon that really fuelled my love of folk music. John the Irish landlord was / is a fair character too. These were the first sessions I ever really expereinced and the fire they lit still burns. I must try to see them again, My brother lives in Oxford so will try to design a family visit / music weekend.

Cheers

Pete


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 09:06 AM

If you are able & willing to travel a few miles, the Marlow Bottom Acoustic meet in a venue near Marlow every Wednesday ; last night we were at "The Prince Albert" in Frieth, where we may (hope so !) have "recruited" an American lady fiddle-player, and next week we'll all be at "The Dog & Badger" in Medmenham,halfway between Marlow & Henley.Be prepared for Traditional unaccompanied ballads, Irish tune medleys,and contemporary numbers ( last night included Richard Thompson, Dougie McClean, The White Stipes & Paul Simon, et al ); there is /are always opportunities to "join in" on guitar,harmonica,mandolin,cajon,bhodran,oeufs tremblants,melodedon,concertina,flageolet ; but not,sadly,as yet any fiddle or banjo players !!


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 09:07 AM

Melodedon ?? A musical dinosaur ??


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: mattkeen
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 09:30 AM

Methera are playing at the Holywell Rooms on 10 Nov


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: mattkeen
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 09:31 AM

METHERA


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: GUEST,Jane Bird (without cookie)
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 03:24 PM

Hello Deneb,

Yes, there's lots and lots!

The Half Moon session is still going on Sunday nights.
http://halfmoonoxford.com/

Other sessions at The Isis (2nd Friday of the month for "The Bastard English Session" (ie fairly broad range of interpretative styles) and a Sunday afternoon session, too (although I can't remember which Sunday of the month).

Oxford Folk Festival, The Folk Club and Oxfolk have already been mentioned (www.oxfolk.org.uk, btw :-)

Oxfordshire Folk Association
www.oxonfolk.co.uk
is comprehensive, especially for dance clubs, but not completely up to date. Daily Info - www.dailyinfo.co.uk - is really good for events in general.

Hope you find something you enjoy.


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: Deneb
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 04:49 PM

Hi all,

what can I say? Very many thanks for the prompt and numerous replies to my thread!! Now I know how to keep up to date and where to go to listen to some folk music (and even to sing, if the possibility should arise - there's even an open mic evening at the "Half Moon"!).

Unfortunately I have no wheels - not even a bike - so I suppose that for the moment I will limit myself to the exploration of Oxford town... Still it is very good news to know that there is a fairly good amount of events in other bits of Oxfordshire too (not that I am surprised)!

I guess that tomorrow evening I will go to the "Folly Bridge Inn" - maybe there will be some Mudcatters there?

Once more, thanks to you all for your help!

Cheers,

Gaia


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 15 Oct 10 - 10:48 AM

Sunday session at the Isis is usually 3rd Sunday, it's moved to a 6.30 start- next one is this Sunday (17th Oct)

I'm sure you'll find plenty to get involved in


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Subject: RE: Folk music in Oxford?
From: GUEST,Jane Bird (without cookie)
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:18 PM

Quite a few of those venues are busable!


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