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Jody's English Folk Club Tour - November 2017

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Just updated -- My England tour schedule for November 2017 has had a few more tweaks. The Horsham club on the 19th and Wychwood on the 11th are gone. Devizes and Walthamstow dates have firmed up. Possible additional engagements in London and Reading are pending.



I hope that some of you will join me in Lewes for the all systems concertina workshop Nov.18. I have some fine old-time band arrangements that will suit all participants from readers to ear players and from beginners to experts. Really fun tunes and songs.



Here is my schedule so far:



Wednesday 8 Baldock & Letchworth


Thursday 9 Maidenhead


Friday 10 The Fo'c'sle in Southampton


Sunday 12 Walthamstow in London


Thursday 16 The Anchor in Surrey


Friday 17 Deal in Kent


Saturday 18 Lewes for workshops and a concert


Monday 20 Devizes


Wednesday 22 Cross Keys in Saddleworth


Thursday 23 Lymm


Friday 24 Ryepiece house concert series in Ettington


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Wow you are well organised .I can't decide what to do tommorrow let alone next year but I suppose it in necessary when you are such atalented performer. Sorry I missed you this year ,lots of choices for 2017 so I will be at one of them.Have a nice Christmas and a Happy

New Year .Bob

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Thank you very much!

 

The Lymm date is in my diary, and I might make the Saddleworth gig too!

 

Thanks again!

 

Roger

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Thank you very much!

 

The Lymm date is in my diary, and I might make the Saddleworth gig too!

 

Thanks again!

 

Roger

Great Roger, see you there.

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Wow you are well organised .I can't decide what to do tommorrow let alone next year but I suppose it in necessary when you are such atalented performer. Sorry I missed you this year ,lots of choices for 2017 so I will be at one of them.Have a nice Christmas and a Happy

New Year .Bob

We missed you Bob. Onward and upward!

 

Talent has nothing to do with it. The clubs are booking two years ahead these days, and I'm just trying to keep up with the times.

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That's fine Robin. See you at the Cross Keys.

 

I've just added another date to my schedule in the OP:

Thursday 9 Maidenhead

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Ah, rats! The Devises date co-incides with a Bradford on Avon session. Never mind.

 

Chris

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Dear C.Netters,

 

I’m almost halfway through my England tour and so far it has been splendid. My hosts have been extremely welcoming, kind and generous with their hospitality. My audiences have all been enthusiastic and I’ve finally hit my stride with the performances and gotten beyond my jet lag doldrums.

 

Along the way I have had the pleasure of playing tunes with a few concertina musicians, notably: Alan from Maidenhead and also Janet and Tony from Byfleet. What fun!

 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of playing at a music party in Reading that included Martin Kennard, Colm Daily, Simon Mayor and Hilary James Martin... what a fun time we had!

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My tour is just about over and it's been a splendid time... the best ever!

 

Chris and Ann did attend the Devises Folk Club date after all, as did Colin and Rosalie Dipper and it was excellant to have them all there.

 

The Cross Keys Club in Uppermill/Saddleworth had an amazing stone room that reflected the raised voices back to us with a natural amplification that was a wonder. Brian Peters was there and sang a fine melodeon song, Robin (Anglo) and Ann (English) were there as promised and Robin sang an intricate and detailed song arrangement of his. They told me about a session at the Railway Hotel in Pleasington which I attended with them the next day. It was well attended and organizer Dave asked me to sing a few songs... very nice indeed and good beer too.

 

The Lymm Club date was excellant and then my Ryepiece House concert was very well attended with 50 folks all singing along... delightful... including Graham C. on G/D Anglo who obligingly joined me for some intrductory Morris tunes to start the evening off.

 

Now, with my concerts all done, I'll head up to Sheffield for the Royal carols to end my 2017 England tour squeezing and singing.

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The Lymm Club date was excellant...

 

Good! I missed it though. After waiting a year, I ended up in !orspital. B*gger it! Next year maybe.

Safe trip home.

 

RH

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Unable to make any of your gigs this year I will try harder next .I am always jealous of the folk that attend you workshop in Lewis ,but its to far from Penzance ( obviously nothing compared to the distance you have to travel ) Perhaps one day there will be a workshop in the west of the country.Meanwhile I shall continue to enjoy your playing and singing on CDs and Youtube .Bob

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So that's pretty bad luck Bob, as last year Jody showed up at the Admiral Benbow - which I of course much enjoyed, like I did the fantastic leg of lamb I chose as we met for supper before the gig :)

 

Best wishes - Wolf

 

edit: I see that maybe I got your post wrong, as you're referring to the workshop in Lewes - so maybe you were there too last year (I recall another concertina player, apart from my two little Cornish minuets, who'd been contributing very nicely).

 

PS: Hi Jody, unfortunately we couldn't make it this year, but we're confident that this will be the case in another year

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Keltekgolow - I'm sure the good folks in the Hebridean island of Lewis would be delighted to hear Jody. Meanwhile the good folks in Lewes would have enjoyed the show. :D

Jody - I'm sorry I missed you this year. Your date at Lewes was one I unfortunately could not make. I'll keep a lookout for next year.

 

Best wishes,

 

John.

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I just finished playing an excellant session in Sheffield. There were six of us, fiddle, melodeon, guitar and three Anglos, me, Christian R. and Will Q.

 

So sorry to those who hoped to but were not able to attend any of this years Jody events. Better luck and health next year when I am planning to be coming over again in November 2018 to play at these fine venues:

 

Saturday 3 Royal Traditions near Sheffield
Monday 5 Midway in Stockport
Tuesday 6 Wurzel Bush, Brinklow near Rugby
Friday 9 Ryepiece house concert, Ettington
Sunday 11 Horsham
Wednesday 14 Hambledon
Friday 16 Bodmin
Sunday 18 Folk on the Moor near Plymouth
Tuesday 20 Great Knight in Northampton

 

If the dates work out and Dave Townsend will have me, I might be teaching workshops at his Super Squeeze weekend in Witney. Certainly do contact Dave and ask him to include me in the tutor line up if you think you might attend and want to learn what I have to offer. If a few of you were to email or call Dave, that would be very helpful as I put this 2018 tour together.

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Hey Jody,

I was at Bob Jones's the other day in Park Slope...were your ears ringing!!! Congratulations on your tour, it sounded amazing!

DS

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