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Session with guests at Frittenden Sunday

Gavin Atkin 21 Feb 14 - 09:05 AM
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Subject: Session with guests at Frittenden Sunday
From: Gavin Atkin
Date: 21 Feb 14 - 09:05 AM

Sunday the 23rd February evening sees our next very lovely mixed songs and tunes session at the Bell and Jorrocks - this time featuring Ollie and Malcolm Woods.

This is a free and informal event in the bar, and open to all.

Malcolm played with the band as a visiting friend at the Harvest Hop back in November, and this time he's visiting with his wife Ollie, who sings and plays bones. I'm expecting chorus songs, lighthearted songs and sweet songs, and melodeon tunes played on a mellow-toned box and with Malcolm's excellent combination of rock solid rhythm and delicate sense of touch.

Both Ollie and Malcolm appear on Malcolm's CD Amongst Friends produced by Wren Music of Okehampton (Wren CD018) in 2012. If you stand still long enough he will likely sell you a copy…

The next twice monthly tunes workshop at the Gun and Spitroast, Horsmonden (TN12 8HT) is on the 26th February. The aim now (and for the following two workshops) is to practice tunes for out big night (and day) on the 29th of March - there is a draft tunes list to practice on the workshops page of the website.

Regulars will know this is a popular and fun evening for young and old, and that it might well be worth buying tickets in advance, particularly if you'd like to bring family members.

On this occasion the dance in the evening to the music of the tunes workshop will feature Fee Lock calling, together with the singing and playing of the mighty Matt Quinn!

Of course we'd like to have as many music workshop folks as possible in the band in the evening - there's no pressure or embarrassment if you don't know some of the tunes - just slipping away to dance, chat or get a drink while the others get on with the music is fine with everyone else, and so is coming back and playing the next tune.

There will also be an afternoon event from 2pm featuring songs from the excellent singing talents of Peter Collins (Beacon Folk Club), John Morgan, Nigel Hobbins (of Whitstable Folk Club) and Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison during the afternoon. We'll no doubt chip in with a few songs ourselves - and we'd really like to include items from members of the song workshop, so we'll talk about that in detail when that group meets on the 4th March. I'm looking forward to a great day.

Information about the 29th March, a poster (please print it out and put in any suitable noticeboard or window) can be found on the Singdanceandplay.net website.


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