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Bryony 14 May 18 - 05:49 AM
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Subject: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 14 May 18 - 05:49 AM

Hi everyone, Soundpost are running another fab singing weekend of workshops, talks, one to ones and concerts in Dungworth, Sheffield to celebrate the republication of Frank Purslow's series of books Marrowbones, The Wanton Seed, The Foggy Dew and The Constant Lovers which I'm sure lots of people on here will be familiar with.

Here are the details of the weekend:

Be inspired by the collective musical talents of Bryony Griffith, Jackie Oates (Sunday only), Paul Sartin, The Askew Sisters, Jack Rutter, Nick Dow, Steve Gardham and Bob Askew.
Soundpost is proud to present the Wanton Seed Singing weekend which will celebrate the songs brought together by the reissue of the classic folk song books Marrowbones and The Wanton Seed and the brand new omnibus edition, Southern Harvest which includes both The Foggy Dew and The Constant Lovers."
With lots of opportunities for harmony singing and exploring these songs, this is a chance to enjoy singing your heart out in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and delving into a superb wealth of lyrics and melodies.
Gain insights into how to bring songs to life from the page, thinking about the themes and connections, develop your instrumental accompaniments and much more. There will be a wide choice of practical workshops, singing sessions, talks, performances and one to ones led by the artists in what promises to be a memorable weekend. Get the dates in your diary, and join our the mailing list to be the first to find out more.

Ticket prices
£95 Weekend Ticket: Full Price (includes concert)
£75 Weekend Ticket: Students and Unwaged (includes concert)
£12 Saturday night concert ticket only

If you can't make the whole weekend please get in touch to find out about tickets for individual events. Soundpost contact

We also have 4 bursaries available for 18-30 year olds for the Wanton Seed Singing Weekend. To apply for a bursary place please download your application form here, and email it back to us.

Details about the tutors and workshops can be found here.


And here's a bit of background to the whole thing:

The whole idea to publish the new editions was by EFDSS and Malcolm Douglas was asked to do the editing. Once he saw the size of the task he asked Steve Gardham to join him to work together on it. This was before any of the manuscripts were available on the internet. They both spent two weeks together at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House in London working on the manuscripts and the result was the new edition of Marrow Bones in 2007.
The next volume up was The Wanton Seed and Steve decided to drop out to work on other projects like the Yorkshire Garland website, so Malcolm made a start on his own. Then tragedy struck as Malcolm was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away in 2009. Out of respect for Malcolm, Steve decided to take over the editing. Having completed the volume, EFDSS passed the print-ready volume through various editors’ hands, resulting in it sitting on the shelf for several years until the South Riding Folk Network, under the leadership of Ron and Jenny Day, decided to see the volume through the publishing process in memory of Malcolm. A subscription was raised and Clive Boutle of Francis Boutle Publishers published the book in 2015.
Both books had been successful so the editing team now established decided to put the other two smaller volumes, The Constant Lovers and The Foggy Dew, together as an omnibus edition titled ‘Southern Harvest’. This final volume contains biographies of some of the more prolific singers from whom the songs were first collected over 100 years ago and concludes a decade of work to revise and update the collections.
The Singing weekend is an opportunity to promote and celebrate the whole series and keep the songs alive!
With special thanks to everyone on the team:
Ron and Jenny Day at South Riding Folk Network, Steve Gardham, Graham Pratt, Nick Dow, Bob Askew, Tim Radford, Steve Jordan, Clive Boutle

Details also on my website www.bryonygriffith.com


It would be great to see some of you there!

Cheers,
Bryony


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 14 May 18 - 11:44 AM

I shall be mainly singing 'No, Sir, No' from 'Marrow Bones' and 'Ratcliffe Highway' from 'Southern Harvest', oh and a doing a lot of talking. Looking forward to discussing making new songs from old. Pretty much 'recycling'.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: sleepyjon
Date: 15 May 18 - 10:01 AM

All the musical aspects sound terrific, but I'm trying to find out the practical details - accommodation? - what's on on Friday and when does it start? - what's the start time on Saturday (in case I can't make it on Friday) - how long does it go on on Sunday? - I followed an email link on the web page but no luck so far, and you can never tell with these embedded email links if you actually managed to send anything (nothing in your "Sent" box of course).

Does anyone know the score?

Living in hopes

SJ


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 May 18 - 01:24 PM

I haven't got a copy of the programme yet with timings but I think the website has a list of what each performer is doing. I know there is an introductory session on the Friday evening as I'm involved in that. Other than that my 2 workshops which will involve plenty of opportunity for discussion are:

Recycling Song: Adding to the tradition. Basically how we have used traditional song in various ways to make new songs. Mostly involving local heritage projects. Lots of examples.

Oral Tradition and Print: In which I'll be expanding on the introduction in The Wanton Seed and looking at how Popular Song, Street Literature and Oral Tradition have interacted over the centuries. Again lots of examples.

I know some of the others are offering more practical performance related sessions.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: r.padgett
Date: 16 May 18 - 03:47 AM

The venue of course is based around the Royal at Dungworth a Sheffield Carols main venue at Christmas and Soundpost use some very close venues too ~ I was there last year as a paying audience member!

Had a good sing in the pub with other attendees!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 16 May 18 - 07:32 AM

Hi SleepyJon,

I'm having an admin chat this afternoon after which I should have some clearer answers.

But Friday evening will be meet and greet registration from 4, followed by the intro chat (as Steve mentioned above) then sessions and singarounds in the village hall and local pub. (The Royal).

Saturday will start at 10am.

The Saturday night concert is included in a full weekend ticket or separately priced at £12 and starts at 7.30pm.

Sunday will finish with a sharing concert finishing approx 5.30pm.

Accommodation is find your own. There's plenty around the area. I can send you a list of local accomm.

I'll get back to you later today.

Cheers,
Bryony


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: RTim
Date: 16 May 18 - 09:21 AM

I would love to be there - but ain't possible....have a great time!

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 16 May 18 - 05:14 PM

Thanks Tim!


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 16 May 18 - 05:26 PM

Hi again SleepyJon,

The full timetable is going to be available after Sunday, but in the meantime the above info is correct. The Friday evening chat will start about 7, then on to the sessions.

An accomm list should be appearing on the website very soon.

Apologies if you didn't get a reply from the soundpost info, one of our admins has been dealing with a bereavement this week, so that could be why. I will check if the email got through or not.

You can contact me on bryonygriffith@gmail.com with any further queries and I can try and answer them or pass it on to someone who can! (I'm the artistic director so not strictly involved in all of that side of things!)

Thanks,
Bryony


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:11 AM

Went two (three?) years ago. Had a great time. Dungworth is a really nice village too. I would definitely be going this year were it not for the fact that I am more skint than I have ever been, and had to make a reluctant sensible decision not to go, being realistic about tax bills and overdrafts.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: GUEST,Nick Dow
Date: 17 May 18 - 08:54 AM

It's just been decided that I am going to be Gypsy Wagon painting live. OK it won't be a wagon but I am going to have a demonstration board and I'll do Scroll work and paint flower-fruit-Horses heads etc. in Gypsy style. Strange hobby I know, but relaxing. See you there.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 17 May 18 - 09:16 AM

I have enjoyed several previous Soundpost weekends. I am fortunate in having very good friends that I can stay with only a couple of valleys away, but there are B&Bs in the area for those who need them. I have been provisionally intending to go this time but ran into difficulty over the choice of workshop sessions, many of them being not for me, excellent as they will no doubt be for those for whom they are appropriate.

I already have a long list of songs that I more-or-less know and should revise or that are waiting for me to learn, so I don't feel a great need to work on songs from these books, but I can recommend this weekend wholeheartedly for anyone who does.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 17 May 18 - 11:03 AM

Hi Richard, if there were any that you fancied coming to but not all of it, let us know! There's also the Saturday night concert!

Bryony


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 17 May 18 - 03:09 PM

There are also bursaries that can be applied for for anyone aged 18-30!


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 18 - 03:23 AM

What is the venue for the Saturday concert? (I might be able to get to it but find the usual Saturday events in the Royal a bit claustrophobic. I doubt the pub is big enough to even hold all the performers anyway.)


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: sleepyjon
Date: 18 May 18 - 04:59 AM

Thanks for all the responses - including the emails - I'll be replying to those as soon as I've done this - and booking a ticket!

As luck would have it I've booked into the nearest pub to the Village Hall - It's the Royal! Looks like a good choice!

Serendipity rules!

SJ


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 18 May 18 - 05:23 AM

That's great Jon, we'll see you there!

The venue for the Saturday night concert is Dungworth Green Hall (the school), so plenty of room! There's a picture of it in the ticket link below!

Saturday Night concert at Dungworth Green Hall

Cheers,
Bryony :)


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: OldNicKilby
Date: 18 May 18 - 09:11 AM

Looks like good week-end but somewhat expensive. With £190 for Tickets , £160 for B and B £80 for travel plus meals There's not much change out of £500 . Folkies must be a lot more affluent these days. Good Luck with the event


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 May 18 - 07:24 PM

I had to click on Bryony's link to find out what the dates are - and that they unfortunately clash with a festival I'm already booked at - but I can't see them mentioned anywhere in this thread..... so it might be worth pointing out that this will take place on 8-10 June....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend
From: Bryony
Date: 21 May 18 - 05:38 AM

Oh yes.....thanks Kitty! 8th - 10th June!! Doh!

OldNicKilby, are you talking about 2 people? Full weekend tickets are £95 not £190..


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: OldNicKilby
Date: 23 May 18 - 06:08 AM

Yes for 2


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: Bryony
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 02:36 PM

Not quite so bad sounding then!!


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 02:52 PM

Got all of my visuals on a memory stick ready, but also will have some original sheet music and 78s from the 20s to play. To make the 'origins and evolution' workshop a bit more interesting I'm going to ask participants to guess how old the earliest extant version is before revealing.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 08 Jun 18 - 08:41 AM

I'm sorry to say I'm not going to make it this time. Too much to get on with at home. But good luck to all who are participating.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 05:42 PM

Brilliant weekend of seriously trad stuff. Organisation was perfection. Even the weather was kind. Askew Sisters were superb. Nick Dow gave a great performance and his song collecting workshop was stupendous. The Wanton Seed Trio (Bryony Griffith, Paul Sartin and Jack Rutter) in great form. All booked guests gave workshops and one-to-one sessions. Great to hear so many songs from the Hammond and Gardiner manuscripts.

Hope it can be repeated sometime. Delightful Dungworth! All made possible as ever by a dedicated team of volunteers.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 07:48 AM

In the end I decided not to attend, partly because of cost but also partly because I was rather expecting (hoping) to see a proper timetabled programme of events on the website, but alas there was none, just an appetising list of happenings. Surely, any potential attendees require more detailed information before making an informed decision on whether they will be able to take in all they need to over the course of the weekend or part thereof. As others have remarked, it is an expensive weekend if one factors in the cost of travel and accommodation...
Maybe some thought can be given to the above points for next time?


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 03:21 PM

Will pass on the message MM, a very valid point. Whilst the weekend was organised to perfection this is one area they can easily improve on.


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 11 Jun 18 - 03:57 PM

Found the date at last and see I missed it.
Mind I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend at Robin Hood's Bay so just as well I've only just spotted it!


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Subject: RE: Soundpost Wanton Seed Singing Weekend-June 2018
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 12 Jun 18 - 04:38 AM

"Looks like good week-end but somewhat expensive. With £190 for Tickets"

No, tickets were £95, not £190!

Actually I think £95 is pretty cheap for a weekend of workshops. It's a hell of a lot cheaper than courses at Halsway Manor or the anneual English Acoustic Collective weekend.


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