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Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014

GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan 01 Feb 14 - 09:29 AM
GUEST 01 Feb 14 - 10:41 AM
GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan 02 Feb 14 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Patrick Couton 16 May 14 - 06:06 AM
GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan 16 May 14 - 06:45 AM
GUEST,leeneia 16 May 14 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan 23 May 14 - 09:12 AM
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Subject: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan
Date: 01 Feb 14 - 09:29 AM

Gargrave Autoharp Festival, the weekend of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 27, 28, 29, 2014

The Gargrave Autoharp Festival is the North of England's flagship autoharp event.

This year, 2014, we are part of the Yorkshire Festival, the Cultural Festival of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France.

Which is a laugh...

http://festival.yorkshire.com/events/gargrave-autoharp-festival

http://www.ukautoharps.org.uk/

POSTERS for information and distribution at...
http://goo.gl/cc7SAm

Classes, demonstrations and concert led by Mike Fenton, Enland's autoharp guru, and by other leading members of the autoharp community. See...
http://www.harperscraft.com/

By the way... Note Mike Fenton's contribution to the new BBC Tess of the D'Urbervilles.


Gargrave Autoharp Festival
Gargrave Village Hall and surroundings
West Street, Gargrave, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3RD
Phone: UK 01756 668218

Patrick O'Sullivan


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Subject: RE: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 14 - 10:41 AM

How do we get on a mailing list for these events?


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Subject: RE: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan
Date: 02 Feb 14 - 08:00 AM

It is a perfectly reasonable question. I wish there were a reasonable answer... Like all small, volunteer-run organisations the UK Autoharp Association (UKAA) uses a variety of communication methods - depending on what was fashionable, or who was enthusiastic about what, at any given time...
There is a web site, which has just gained a new webmaster - so, hope, hope...
http://www.ukautoharps.org.uk/
There is a Facebook thing, which is not just for UKAA members, anyone can join, but you have to ask...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ukautoharps/
But, of course, many members of UKAA are NOT users of Facebook, and do not want to be...
So, there is a list of email addresses - which is not the same thing as an email list - to contact the wider membership.
There is a regular little journal - Autoharp Notes, which is actually rather good - which is available as a pdf file for UKAA members who do use email and the web. And a paper version for diehards.
Then there are the other email lists - real email lists - like Sorefingers (but that is for Blue Grass), and Cyberpluckers (but that is mostly US autoharpers)...
Do you detect a hint of despair here? Is the UK Autoharp Association really a secret society?
I am just a person whose intentions are good...
I get the Gargrave Autoharp Festival in place, and then I plod round places like Mudcat...

Patrick O'Sullivan


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Subject: RE: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST,Patrick Couton
Date: 16 May 14 - 06:06 AM

Patrick Couton will appear at the Gargrave Autoharp Festival

Patrick Couton will appear at the Gargrave Autoharp Festival, 27, 28, 29 June 2014, Yorkshire, England...

Patrick Couton is the French jazz autoharper - it is a quite different style and approach to the instrument. It is as if Django Reinhardt played the autoharp.

Patrick will perform at our Grand Concert on Saturday June 28, will play at our pub music sessions - and will generally be a genial musical presence.

The following weekend, the first weekend in July, the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire - and it seemed sensible to exploit the French connection and give the autoharp some international media attention with this invitation to Patrick Couton. A local Leeds & Liverpool Canal boat club is sponsoring Patrick Couton's journey to Gargrave...

(Patrick Couton's other job is that he translates Terry Pratchett into French.)

Our other star performers in Gargrave are Mike Fenton, Heather Farrell-Roberts, Nadine White and Ian White, and Guy Padfield.

I see that Patrick Couton and Mike Fenton have been mentioned in previous Mudcat discussion - and they, and Heather Farrell-Roberts, do take the autoharp in extraordinary directions.

By the way - following up my earlier message - information and other gubbins now visible on the UK Autoharps web site.

Patrick O'Sullivan


http://festival.yorkshire.com/events/gargrave-autoharp-festival

http://www.ukautoharps.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan
Date: 16 May 14 - 06:45 AM

The Fable of the Autoharp

The Fable of the Autoharp in the North (what I wrote) appeared in the recent issue of Autoharp Notes, edited by Judy Splinder.

The Fable has now also appeared in the latest issue, May 2014, of the Gargrave Village magazine, which has a pretty new web site...

http://www.gargravemag.co.uk/

Click on the image on the right, Gargrave and Coniston Cold Parish Magazine, and you get a pdf.

The Fable of the Autoharp is on pages 12 and 13.

The Fable was discussed at the Gargrave artists' group, and is illustrated by two Gargrave artists, Jo Ball and Alan Poxon.

(Amongst Alan Poxon's other jobs - he makes kites...)

If you read the rest of the Gargrave and Coniston Cold Parish Magazine you will see what I mean when I say that we are shoehorned into a busy community centre. Good or bad, depending on your point of view - but it certainly makes the autoharp visible...


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Subject: RE: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 May 14 - 10:26 AM

Best wishes for a successful event, Patrick. It sounds great.


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Subject: RE: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan
Date: 23 May 14 - 09:12 AM

Thank you for the good wishes... Seem to be working...

We heard last week that my bid to the Arts Council for funding for the Gargrave Autoharp Festival 2014 was successful. So, success there for the second year in a row.

This is a vote of confidence in UK Autoharps, the Gargrave Village Hall, the Gargrave community and the autoharp community. And certainly gives us a bit of wriggle room. There were more complications this year - the application process demanded that there be a lot more information and structure in place. So that the application had to go in much later in the planning process.

I have put the revised versions of the Festival Poster - revised to include the Arts Council logo - on the web in two places, Dropbox and Google Drive. If anyone has problems using these, do contact me, and we will try to think of something else...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l6mqp0x54jdlovx/AAAtD4zxf9too8CVLmi7HOp6a/Photos/2014%20Gargrave%20Autoharp%20Festival%20POSTER

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_p56uOgSVJQZHliZlFPVmpnVFU&usp=sharing

Our thanks to Andrew Milne, of Elemental Ideas, for so promptly revising the Poster...
http://www.elemental-ideas.co.uk/

Patrick O'Sullivan


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Subject: RE: Gargrave Autoharp Festival, June 2014
From: GUEST,Patrick O'Sullivan
Date: 09 Jul 14 - 09:08 AM

The Gargrave Autoharp Festival - successful and we are all tired but happy...
Patrick Couton was wonderful...
There is a small selection of photographs by Andrew Milne, Official Photographer, Gargrave Autoharp Festival, here...
www.yourdemos.co.uk/gaf_2014.htm
www.yourdemos.co.uk/gaf_2014.htm


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