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Early Music Gigs for Winter & Christmas

Stower 01 Dec 11 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Dec 11 - 10:03 AM
Stower 03 Dec 11 - 05:52 AM
Don Firth 03 Dec 11 - 02:46 PM
Stower 03 Dec 11 - 08:04 PM
Stower 08 Dec 11 - 06:35 PM
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Subject: Early Music Gigs for Winter & Christmas
From: Stower
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 04:30 PM

"expertly produced sounds" ~ Folk Monthly
"a galaxy of string and wind instruments … Dexterity, subtlety, precise timing and a display of flying fingers … The audience just clamoured for more." ~ Folk West

The Night Watch : Winter Warmer is The Night Watch's new show, an evening of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque music for winter and Christmas on period instruments. Expect the very earliest known English song (about the winter weather), French renaissance dance tunes which became better known as Christmas carol tunes, and 17th century broadside ballads about festive drinking and the Christmas spirit.

Friday 9th December 2011, 8pm, Clows Top Victory Hall, Tenbury Road, Clows Top (nr Bewdley & Kidderminster) DY14 9HJ
Tickets £7 (£5 conc.) from The Night Watch website.

Saturday 17th December 2011, 8pm, Artrix Art Centre, School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX
Tickets £7 (£5 conc.) from Artrix box office: 01527 577 330 or from our page on The Artrix website.

The Night Watch have just recorded a live session for Genevieve Tudor's Folk On Sunday on BBC Radio Shropshire (96FM & DAB). It will be broadcast this Sunday, 4th December, 7-9pm, with a live interview to promote the new show, The Night Watch : Winter Warmer. We'll be singing a mediaeval song about the Virgin Mary, a baroque version of Old MacDonald Had A Farm, and the epilogue to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, all of which are featured in Winter Warmer.

If you're outside of the range of BBC Radios Shropshire, Hereford & Worcester and Stoke (broadcast on all 3 stations simultaneously), you can listen on the web at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_shropshire/listenlive And if you miss the programme, you can hear it for the following 7 days at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt

"eclectic and highly entertaining" - Diabolus In Musica
"two very top instrumentalists" - Circle Folk Club
"super ... such fun ... very, very good early music" - Genevieve Tudor, BBC Sunday Folk


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Subject: RE: Early Music Gigs for Winter & Christmas
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Dec 11 - 10:03 AM

best wishes from across the pond


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Subject: RE: Early Music Gigs for Winter & Christmas
From: Stower
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 05:52 AM

Thanks, leeneia.


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Subject: RE: Early Music Gigs for Winter & Christmas
From: Don Firth
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 02:46 PM

Thanks, Stower, for posting this information. This is very much the sort of thing I have become interested in recently. A long-time friend of mine, with whom I shared a stage singing folk songs and ballads for many years, has, for the past few years, been singing in the local Medieval Women's Choir. And she has been slowly acquiring early musical instruments:   a rebec and a hurdy-gurdy so far, with more to come.

Another young woman locally who started out with classical guitar, is now playing the lute and the Baroque guitar. Fascinating stuff! I want to get my sweaty little hands on either a Renaissance guitar or a Baroque guitar—or both. But replicas of these instruments are a little on the pricy side, so, hopefully, in time.

Not likely that I can make the concert from all the way out here on the west coast of the U. S. of A., but I'll sure try to catch the broadcast or the seven day stream on the BBC website. Thanks again!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Early Music Gigs for Winter & Christmas
From: Stower
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 08:04 PM

Thanks, Don, much appreciated.

The technique for renaissance guitar (which I play) and baroque guitar (which I don't) is very different to modern playing on the right hand. If you do decide to buy one (I'd recommend it but you're right that you need to save those pennies) and you ever want any pointers, do please feel free to PM me.

Stower


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Subject: RE: Early Music Gigs for Winter & Christmas
From: Stower
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 06:35 PM

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