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The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013

GUEST,The World's Room 08 Jan 13 - 01:36 PM
GUEST,Claire 08 Jan 13 - 05:38 PM
GUEST,The 14 Jan 13 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,The World's Room 14 Jan 13 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,The World's Room 14 Jan 13 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,The World's Room 13 Feb 13 - 07:36 AM
Vic Smith 14 Feb 13 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,The World's Room 14 Feb 13 - 06:56 AM
Vic Smith 14 Feb 13 - 12:07 PM
GUEST,The World's Room 14 Feb 13 - 01:14 PM
Vic Smith 15 Feb 13 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,The World's Room 06 Mar 13 - 02:59 PM
MartinRyan 06 Mar 13 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,The World's Room 14 Mar 13 - 10:51 AM
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Subject: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 01:36 PM

The World's Room is a traditional singing club in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, presenting a rich heritage of traditional song in Scots, English and Gaelic, along with songs and ballads from Ireland, England and elsewhere. Guest singers are invited to open and close the evening, but the floor is open to all singers and everyone is encouraged to contribute.

Following a very successful series of club nights in 2012, our line up of guest singers for the first half of 2013 has now been confirmed:

18th January 2013        Joe Aitken & Sheena Wellington
        
15th February 2013        Margaret Stewart & Nell Ni Croinin
        
15th March 2013               Francey Devine & Siobhan Miller
        
19th April 2013                Mike Tickell & Kathy Hobkirk
        
17th May 2013                Mary Smith & Phyllis Martin
        
14th June 2013                Ken Wilson & Davie Robertson

The World's Room meets around the third Friday of every month at 8pm, in the convivial surroundings of the Canon's Gait cellar bar in Edinburgh. Tickets can be bought at the door on the night at £5.00.

Please visit our website for more details:

www.theworldsroom.com


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,Claire
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 05:38 PM

Looks like you have some fantastic nights coming up with some great guests.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 11:53 AM


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 11:56 AM

For anyone new to the club, here's a list of the guests we welcomed in 2012:

Gillebride MacMillan & Maureen Jelks

Allan MacDonald & Kevin & Ellen Mitchell

Heather Heywood & Naomi Harvey

Mark Dunlop & Linda MacLeod

Anne Neilson & Maeve MacKinnon

Amy Leach & Cathal McConnell

Bella Hardy & Alasdair Whyte

Thomas McCarthy & Lucy Pringle


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 11:58 AM

Our first club night of the new year on January 18th features two of the nation's finest ambassadors of Scots song:

Joe Aitken, a leading exponent of the North-East bothy style, is one of the most popular singers at events throughout Scotland, not forgetting his local Kirriemuir T. M. S. A. festival. A former haulage contractor and one time berry farmer, he can be heard on many recordings documenting Scottish songs. A five times winner of the Champion of Champions Bothy Ballad Competition in Elgin, he was voted the `Scots Singer of the Year` at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2010. During the last few years he has been invited as a guest to various festivals throughout Scotland and England including Keith, Auchtermuchty, Strichen, Whitby and Sidmouth.

Sheena Weelington is one of Scotland's leading traditional singers, and was born in Dundee into a family of singers and factory weavers. Her repertoire covers everything from Burns to ballads to the best of contemporary songwriting, drawing from the rich Scottish tradition passed from musician to musician through the ages. A passionate and articulate advocate for traditional music, she has played a leading role in the fight for recognition, status and improved funding for Scotland's traditional arts. On 1st July 1999, Sheena's singing of "A Man's A Man For 'a That" at the Opening Ceremony of the first Scottish Parliament for three hundred years was by critical and popular acclaim the highlight of that very special day. Other honours bestowed on her for her work include Doctorates from the Universities of St Andrews (2000) and Dundee (2006)) and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (2007), The Heritage Society of Scotland's award for her outstanding contribution to Scotland's culture, the UK-wide Association of Speakers Clubs Speaker of the Year 2001 and the coveted Herald Archangel for her Edinburgh International Festival's series of traditional song programmes "Work, Sex and Drink". Sheena is also an Honorary Life Member and Patron of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA), and in November 2009 she was installed in the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame joining such luminaries as Jimmy Shand, Aly Bain, the Corries and Sheila Stewart.

Why not come down yourself and share a song with us?


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 13 Feb 13 - 07:36 AM

We have a wonderful meeting of Gaelic Scotland and Ireland at The World's Room on 15th February.

Margaret Stewart was born and brought up in the village of Upper Coll, on the Isle-of-Lewis, where she was surrounded by song and poetry throughout her formative years. In 1993 she was awarded the National Mod's Gold Medal; since that time her reputation as a singer and tradition-bearer has travelled far and wide, and in 2008 she was voted Gaelic Singer of the year at the Scots Traditional Music Awards. Margaret is also widely respected as a teacher of Gaelic song and its related history. She has a special interest in bringing rarely heard songs to a new audience, and has put her knowledge of music and song to good use in the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o' Riches project. The two CDs Margaret has made with piper Allan Macdonald from Glenuig, Fhuair mi Pòg and Colla Mo Rùn, are widely acclaimed, as is her own album, Togaidh mi mo Sheòlta.

Nell Ní Chróinin is a young sean nós singer from the Múscraí Gaeltacht of West Cork. The singing tradition is integral to cultural life in Múscraí and as a result she began singing at the age of eleven, being influenced by the local singers at the many singing sessions. Her main influences are Máire Ní Cheilleachar and Eoiní Maidhicí Ó Suilleabháin, from whom she acquired many of her songs. A recent television programmes, Cérbh í, featured Nell as a presenter setting out on a quest to uncover more on the life of the deceased singer Bess Cronin. She has given group and individual masterclasses at the University of Limerick on three separate occasions, and has sung at many festivals in Ireland. She is the youngest ever recipient of the TG4 singer of the year award and she is currently working as a primary teacher in Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil , Glanmire where she is encouraging young people to take up traditional singing.

http://www.theworldsroom.com/en/coming-up/february-15th


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 06:40 AM

Look at that line-up of guest singers! I would have been at every one of these had I still been living in Edinburgh. Sadly, I moved away just 60 years ago.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 06:56 AM

Be nice to see you up here, Vic!


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: Vic Smith
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 12:07 PM

Man, Ah thocht that yir Scots weebsicht wis rare! Ah wis just at http://www.theworldsroom.com/sco/contack and says I tae masel' "Ah'll jist pit a wee note hoo Ah wis likin' it." Ach, bit fin I pressit "send email" it gies me back. "Coudna instantiate mail function."
Ah wis richt scunnered.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 01:14 PM

Jist hud a go a thon masel an it's nae warkin richt eneuch. Gey streenge. In ony case, oor address is: info (at) [web address dot com]. Be guid tae hear fae ye.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: Vic Smith
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 10:38 AM

Ah'm aff tae The Burnin' Plains O' Africa the morn's mornin' and Ah'm no back 'til the end o' March. Ah'll hae time fir a wee email blether fin Ah get hame.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 06 Mar 13 - 02:59 PM

After a fantastic year of traditional song, The World's Room celebrates its first birthday on 15th March with guests Francy Devine and Siobhan Miller.

Francy Devine gained his love of singing and piping from his Glaswegian father's Irish-Scots repertoire. He helped run Leeds Trades Council Folk Club and lengthy stays with family in Glasgow, East Kilbride and Prestwick deepened his love of the Scots tradition. He describes his friendship with seán-nós singer Darach Ó Catháin in Leeds as an education and his encouragement to sing. He moved to Dublin in 1974 to work with the Irish TGWU. In 1980, he came to know Ewan Mac Coll and Peggy Seeger which led to creation of the Irish Workers' Music Co-operative. After the 1984-1985 Miners' Strike, Francy became Vice President of Côr Meibion Onllwyn (Onllwyn Miners' Welfare Male Voice Choir), singing with them in Belfast, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Waterford and Wexford. He co-ordinates the celebrated Howth Burns Nichts – run by Howth Singing Circle of which he was a founder member eleven years ago. The World's Room came to know him through his annual visits to the Cullerlie Traditional Singing Festival in Aberdeenshire."

Siobhan Miller is from Penicuik, Midlothian. She first appeared at the TMSA Auchtermuchty Festival when only 13 years old and won both the children's and women's singing competitions there. She has a first class Honours degree in Scottish Music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. She has sung at festivals and concerts all over Britain and in several European countries, winning competitions and awards including Scots Singer of the year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2012 and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2008, with Orkney's Jeana Leslie. They have released two well-received CDs, 'In a Bleeze' and 'Shadows Tall' on Greentrax Recordings. Siobhan also guests on the CD 'Steele the Show', a tribute to the songwriting of the late Davy Steele, and appeared in the live concert during Celtic Connections 2011. She also works for Live Music Now and enjoys teaching and leading workshops. Her solo album is due for release in the later part of 2013.

Why not come down on 15th March and help us celebrate our first anniversary in style? If you're on facebook, you can let us know that you're coming along by simply visiting our event page and clicking 'Going'; you can also invite friends on the same page, so please help spread the word!


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: MartinRyan
Date: 06 Mar 13 - 03:35 PM

Such a pity! I'll be in Edinburgh earlier that week but can't hang about till the Friday. Hope it goes well..

Regards


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 10:51 AM

Just a wee reminder about our very special first anniversary event tomorrow with special guests Francy Devine and Siobhan Miller (see above)!


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 11:50 AM

Mutter,mutter....

Am in Edinburgh today, flying out midday tomorrow. Sorry to miss two fine singers. Anything on tonight?

Regards.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: Gutcher
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 08:21 AM

Great evening on Friday, congratulations to all concerned and best wishes for your continued success.
Joe.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 12:51 PM

Thanks, Joe! It was great to see you - hope you'll come back again soon!


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 31 Mar 13 - 05:29 PM

After a wonderful first birthday celebration last month, we're starting our second year of song on 19th April with a focus on the Borders traditions of Scotland and England, featuring Mike Tickell from Northumberland and Kathy Hobkirk from Hawick.

Mike Tickell is an unaccompanied singer performing the traditional songs of rural Northumberland. These range from lively chorus to stark ballad. He learnt many from his father and later from the few remaining singers of his area in the North Tyne Valley. His CD "Warksburn" 1995 includes many of the less well known songs and he also features on the Northumbrian compilation album: "From Sewingshields to Glendale". Now in his seventies he normally fishes, gardens and walks his lurcher dogs, but in 2012 he toured extensively with his daughter Kathryn's " Northumbrian Voices" and was a guest at Cullerlie. He has also won the singing and Border Ballad competitions at a number of Border Festivals.

Kathy Hobkirk was born and brought up in Ayr and has been living in the Border town of Hawick for a number of years. She likes singing old driech songs full of blood, guts, gore and houghmagandy - sometimes all at once! Her repertoire covers everything from muckle sangs, to Burns, to daft wee ditties, all delivered in her own unique style.

If you like Border ballads - this one's for you!!! Hope to see you there.


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Subject: RE: The World's Room Trad Singing Club 2013
From: GUEST,The World's Room
Date: 12 Apr 13 - 09:33 AM

A quick reminder about our special Border Ballads night at The World's Room next Friday in Edinburgh!

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