Folk Association of South Hants
- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:
A venue to the east of our county, which is holding folk concerts in their new hall, is Emsworth Baptist Church. Progressive folk-rock band, The Strawbs, are on-stage on the 27th April, and appear there again on 9th November. In between, The Yves Lambert Trio brings Quebecois folk music to the south coast on July 18th. Oysterband take the stage on 15th November and on the 23rd, Jacqui McShee's Pentangle are there. Details of these events are available on the Ents24 website, where there are also links taking you to the ticket purchase pages.
Tuppeny Barn in Southbourne continue their musical programme in September with Miranda Sykes on 29th September, Phillip Henry on 27th October and Jackie Oates on 17th November. More details on their website, where you will also find links for ticket purchase.
In June, on the 23rd, at St George's Church on St George's Square, The Hard, PO1 3AT, you can hear the 'powerful sound' of Rura, who first appeared on the Scottish folk scene in 2010. Tickets available via Ents 24 or if they are still available, on the door. Start time is 8.00, although the Ents 24 website does not give this.
West Surrey Folk Consortium have announced the sad news that there will only be one more GBH Ceilidh. An arrangement they had with the Hall Management has come to an end, so the Club's 42nd anniversary in September will be the occasion of the very last GBH Ceilidh. This very last dance will on the 29th September with PolkaWorks (caller not yet announced). This will also be PolkaWorks' 10th birthday, and it was at Godalming that they played for their first public dance. Details of how to purchase tickets are here - the web page has a link to WeGotTickets, although the September dance is not yet included on this website.
A little bit out of the area, Stonesfield Folk Dance Club invite you to their 46th Folk Dance Weekend. This year they are particularly pleased to have NYFTE and their tutors with them for the weekend. More details of this event are available here.
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. For a list of all concerts and more information see their website www.arlingtonarts.co.uk/