Folk Association of South Hants
- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:
We have the first details of the 5th Charity folk concert to be held in November at The Fishbourne Centre. Sally Argent and Ronnie Williamson have been regularly organising these concerts and raising remarkable sums of money for The Macmillan Cancer Support. Those of you who have been before will know what a great evening this will be, and full details can be found on the downloadable poster here. Prices have been held at £15 for the first 4 concerts but there has been an increase this year. If you order your tickets before the end of August, they will be £17; after then they will be £20. To book tickets, contact Sally on email@example.com or call Ronnie on 07716 012134
For Contra dancers who are prepared to travel a bit further, we are reminded of the Ashford Contra Season - dances are at The Jurgens Centre, Englefield Green, TW20 0QR. Usually the second Sunday of the month, the start time is 2.30. Barrie Bullimore is the regular caller with the English Contra Band, but on the 9th June Geoff Cubitt takes his place and on 8th September they welcome Jake Wood. Latest programme details here.
The Salts are appearing at various locations around our area, although none are actually within Hampshire. On the 22nd February they are at The Fiery Bird, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HJ (tickets via their website). On 26th May there is a free preformance at the Godalming Bandstand, and then on the 14th June they are appearing at The Old Court, Windsor, SL4 3BL. Again tickets via the website. For a full list of their gigs look at The Salts website.
Aldershot's West End Centre's busy programme includes Lady Maisery on the 8th May and Merlyn Driver on the 22nd. This venue is now included on our arts centres and folk clubs diary page. Lots more information on their website; tickets available on-line or via the box office on 01252 330040.
A venue to the east of our county, which is holding folk concerts in their new hall, is Emsworth Baptist Church. There are few folk-related events there at the moment, but looking ahead, Julie Felix will be on-stage there on the 19th October and on November 20th, The Tannahill Weavers will be performing. Details of these events are available on the Ents24 website, where there are also links taking you to the ticket purchase pages.
A WemsFest flyer escaped into Hampshire, Julie Felix and Tannahill Weavers concerts mentioned above are two of the WemsFest events. The Fest is far more than just folk and if you have a look at the events page on www.wemsfest.com/ you will find music and entertainment to suit all tastes. Unfortunately the bright and informative flyer is not available for download on their website. Tickets are available from Bookends, High Street, Emsworth, via firstname.lastname@example.org or via wegottickets (who will add a booking charge). The 4th Emsworth Beer Festival is also one of the WemsFest events, on 29th September.
Sam Carter is on-stage at the Tuppeny Barn in Southbourne on 25th May. More details on their website, where you will also find links for ticket purchase. Their summer break follows, so you will then have to wait for their autumn/winter programme to be announced.
The West Surrey Folk Consortium run the Guildford Institute Folk Club; on the 3rd of May they welcome Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeonist and anglo concertina player with Granny's Attic). No more then until the start of their autumn/winter season with Magpie Lane on 27th September and the GBH Ceilidh (The Valiant Band & Gareth Kiddier) on the 5th October. Their programme is on their website www.musici.club/musici.htm; details will be added closer to the time.