Folk Association of South Hants
- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:
Look out for "Green Room Live", a series of acoustic sessions on Thursday evenings in August at The Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DS. The sessions on Thursday 3rd and 31st August will take place in the bandstand on the recreation ground. The sessions on Thursday 10th, 17th & 24th August will take place at Forest Arts all sessions are free but please pre-book the Forest Arts sessions to avoid disappointment. Contact via the website or the box office on 01425 612393.
For details of Madding Crowd concerts and other events, see their website www.maddingcrowd.org. As part of the current celebrations of Jane Austen's life, Madding Crowd have a concert on 20th August at St. Michael and All Angels, South Lane, Chalton, PO8 0BG. For booking and more details see their flyer here.
A Barn Dance taking place in Fareham has been announced - 7.00 on 29th September at the Fareham Methodist Church, Kings Road, Fareham, PO16 0NU. Stuart Martyn of Turk Town Troopers will be playing to calling by Ian Kirby. Tickets are £8, juniors £2, including a Plougman's Supper, and are available by phoning Penny on 01329 230179.
West Surrey Folk Consortium have published the details of the coming season of GBH Cailidhs. The first is on 28th October - Barry Goodman is calling to music from A New Vintage. Tickets are £12 on the door, £11 in advance. Details of how to purchase tickets are here. Note that there is no guarantee that tickets will be available at the door - these are very popular ceilidhs. Further discounts are possible; there are group rates and reduced rates for children - call 01483 871443 for details - AND if, while you are there, you buy tickets for the NEXT ceildh they will be only £10. The later ceilidhs are Nick Walden with Banter on the 20th January, Sarah Bazeley with The Dartmoor Pixie Band on the 3rd March and Bridget Flett with Second Front on the 21st April.
West Surrey Folk Consortium also run The Music Institute Folk club at Guildford. Lots of details here; the first concert this autumn is Crows, on 29th September. A week later, on 6th October, are The Drystones and on the 13th, this time at the Medici Theatre, John Tams and Barry Coope. Hughie Jones takes the stage on 27th October.
Dervish are appearing at the Emsworth Baptist Church on Thursday 5th October. This is the opening concert for this year's WemsFest, and the links for buying tickets on-line have now been set up. This link will enable you to select this concert and also the one on 20th October by Fairport Convention, again at the Church. Check here occasionally to see WemsFest website which presently only shows last year's events and a reference to these two concerts and The Dime Notes concert on October 11th.
A little bit further ahead, the 10th November sees the third charity concert in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support at The Fishbourne Centre, Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, PO19 8BE. The two previous concerts have been sell-out successes and this one should be just as good. Organiser Ron Williamson writes, "Our performers include the Paul Downes (singer, songwriter and MC), Annie Winter, the Chichester Nightingale, Jo and Simon Harmer (ever mobile Southern Steppers), Reg Meuross (troubadour extraordinaire) and the amazing Hilary Spencer (of Artisan, Mrs Ackroyd and QuickSilver)." The Centre bar will be open for drinks and food - doors open from 7.30. Tickets are £15 and available via email@example.com or 07716 012134. For a flyer with full details click 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/