Folk Association of South Hants
- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:
Kate Rusby will appear in two concerts, covering the north and the south of the county. On 18th May she appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke (box office 01256 844244), and two days later at the King's Theatre, Southsea (box office - 02392 828282). More information and on-line booking on their websites http://kingsportsmouth.co.uk and www.anvilarts.org.uk
Although the acoustically acclaimed Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park, is currently closed whilst undergoing major refurbishment works, The Chapel Sessions continue, at St. Edwards Church, Grange Rd., Netley, Southampton, SO31 5FF. The concerts over the next few months include Daisy Chapman on 24th March, Ray Cooper and Steve Skaith on 6th May, Jenn Bostic and Sarah Darling plus Michael Logen on 27th May, Emma Stevens on 7th June and CARA on the 21st June. More details and tickets are available via the hants.gov shop website here.
For West Surrey Folk Consortium's concerts see their website www.musici.club/musici.htm and follow the links to WeGotTickets for on-line ticket purchase. If you would rather pay by putting a cheque in the post, see this link. Concerts coming up include Jim Causley on April 21st, Anna & Elizabeth on May 10th and Coope Boyes & Simpson on 20th May. Sadly, the last of the GBH ceilidhs for this season was in March; keep an eye on www.musici.club/bdindex.htm for the new season's dances in the autumn.
Stonesfield Folk Dance Club have put out an invitation to their 45th Folk Dance weekend, the 9th to the 11th June. The callers for the weekend are Madeleine Smith and Ted Morse, and music will be provided by Keeping Thyme. The weekend will celebrate the centenary of Pat Shaw and the bicentenary of Jane Austen. A booking form is available on their website which has links to a page with much more detail of the program.
Quite a few folk concerts are taking place just over the county boundary, just north of Newbury. The venue is the Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, just off Arlington Lane, RG14 3BQ. Among the concerts to consider in the next couple of months are The Mandolinoquents and Steve Tilston on 4th May, Lady Maisery on 11 May and Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan on 20th May. For a list of all concerts and more information see their website www.arlingtonarts.co.uk/
of Madding Crowd concerts and other events, see their website www.maddingcrowd.org.