Folk Association of South Hants
The next FASH event will be the first of our workshops in the 2017/2018 season. Although a long way off - the 8th October - it will be worth the wait. Bob Morgan will be calling a workshop he has titled "Playford Perspectives", to music from 'Mrs. Savage's Whim'. More detail is available on our Workshops flyer and still more information will be found in the July/August issue of 'Solent Waves', available here. This first workshop will be in the Twyford Parish Hall.
We are saddened to hear of the very recent death of Ken Sheffield. Our Chairman, Lin Rayner writes "Ken Sheffield died on 5th July - a great loss to the world of folk dancing and music, and for me and Stroph, the loss of a good friend. Our FASH Workshop on Sunday 26 November at Twyford is a selection of dances from the 10 books 'From Two Barns' published by Ken since 1982, chosen and called by John Turner and will be a fitting tribute to a great researcher and choreographer, who always loved a good tune."
Are you able to
help Devil's Jumps Step Clog dancers, based in Emsworth? Their regular
muscian is presently unable to play for them and they seek someone who
can play Folk Dance and Old Tyme Music Hall tunes for their practices
and occasional performances. They meet during term ltime at Emsworth
Community Centre on Thursday Evenings. If you are able to help, please
phone 02392 571946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps rather short notice for many display sides, but if you are free on the 13th August, consider the Andover Shilling Fair. Barbara Townsend writes:
On 13 August 2017,
Andover High Street will come to life at the new Andover Shilling Fair
- an unmissable free day out celebrating the town's Georgian heritage.
Andover's stunning Georgian streets will come alive with a programme
bursting with colourful street performers, Regency costumed figures,
themed market stalls, traditional fairground attractions, local musicians,
rural craft displays and fun hands-on family activities.
Has anyone come across a Hohner 'Black Dot' melodeon which was mislaid during the Winchester MayFest on Saturday 20th May? If you have it and are trying to find the owner, or know someone who is looking after it until it is claimed, please contact our secretary via email or telephone (contact details on our Contacts page).
We are sad to report that The Fo'c'sle Folk Club, based in Southampton, has had to close after running for 54 years. Brian Hooper stepped down as the club organiser at the end of June, and none of the other committee members were in a position to run it in its present format.
Running the Twyford Ceilidhs has been taken over by Ian Kirby, a local caller who will be known to many of you. The first of the new series will be in October 2017 and a copy of the flyer for you to download is available here. A brief history of the Twyford ceilidhs, written by Nigel Close, the previous organiser of these popular ceilidhs, was given in the April issue of 'Solent Waves', which can be downloaded here.
Could you be
a lead musician? Southern Lights Ladies Traditional Dance Team seek
a musician - they write: "Our usual band line-up is accordion,
fiddles, banjo and guitar. Our accordion player is very ill and has
had to hang up his box, so we would like to recruit another lead musician
- accordion would be great, woodwind or brass could also work well,
but we are open to suggestions! We play a great variety of music, in
more than the usual G and D keys and sometimes in interesting time signatures.
Two of our current dances are performed to ragtime tunes c.1912. We
rehearse on Wednesday evenings at Woolston Community Centre, Woolston,
Southampton, in between the chat and laughter. You can find out more
about Southern Lights at http://southernlightsdancers.simplesite.com.
Contact Barry or Maureen Wake: e-mail email@example.com
or telephone 023 8043 2216"
There is a huge range of events taking place at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset. For more information, visit www.halswaymanor.org.uk. Their 'What's on' page allows you to search for particular dates and also select specific types of event. There are many different and flexible possibilities regarding accommodation, so their website is well worth a visit.
English Folk Dance and Song Society, EFDSS, has its full programme on-line
now. Many song and dance
workshops are included. See www.efdss.org
and go to their 'What's on' page, or use this link
to find out what is taking place this month and to book tickets.
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