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    English concertina, British traditional music, playing with Spare Parts Concertina Band http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/
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  1. We've now got the timetable. Any melody instrument is welcome: Bryan Creer & Valmai Goodyear are running concertina - and any melody instrument - part-playing sessions at Whitby Folk Week in the First In Last Out. The timetable is below. Bryan's put the music up on the Spare Parts Band website http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php. You can download it in midi, pdf and Noteworthy Composer form. The arrangements will suit any melody instrument.. Feel free to have a go at them whether you are coming to Folk Week or not. We have five practice sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. all at 11.30 - 12.50 in the First In Last Out. We expect to be taking two sets of the arranged tunes we've worked on to the final workshop concert on Friday in the Spa Pavilion Hall ( - event 597). These are Hereford Hornpipe (Sussex Tune Book 7)/Tub Hornpipe and Calum's Road/Strily Vale. To provide variety we'll also play an extra, easier arrangement each day but we're not aiming to get those ready for performance unless people particularly want to do them. The practice schedule we be as follows - Monday - event 175 Hereford Hornpipe (Sussex Tune Book 7)/Tub Hornpipe Additional tune: Twelfth Eve (Playford 501) Tuesday - event 280 Calum's Road/Strily Vale Additional tune: I'll Touzle Your Kurchy Wednesday - event 384 Hereford Hornpipe (Sussex Tune Book 7)/Tub Hornpipe Additional tune: This My Lady with extra part (Sussex Tune Book 42) Thursday - event 481 Calum's Road/Strily Vale Additional tune: One More Dance and Then Friday - event 579 Both pairs in preparation for the workshop showcase concert in the afternoon Calum's Road/Strily Vale Hereford Hornpipe (Sussex Tune Book 7)/Tub Hornpipe
  2. Bryan Creer & Valmai Goodyear are running concertina part-playing sessions at Whitby Folk Week, 17-23 August this year. We haven't had the timetable yet but Bryan's put the music up on the Spare Parts Band website http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php. You can download it in midi, pdf and Noteworthy Composer form. The arrangements will suit any melody instrument.. Feel free to have a go at them whether you are coming to Folk Week or not. The tunes are: Calum's Road Hereford Hornpipe STB 7 I'll Touzle Your Kurchy One More Dance and Then Strily Vale This My Lady with extra part STB 42 Tub Hornpipe Twelfth Eve (Playford 501)
  3. Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 270 www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org JEFF WARNER:US TRAD SONGS from THE WARNER COLLECTION http://www.jeffwarner.com Saturday 14th. September 2019 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17) Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ A fine singer of American traditional songs, Jeff accompanies himself on guitar, 5-string banjo & English concertina. He presents music from North Carolina to New England with warmth, humour & understated scholarship. He's also a great teacher with a deep understanding of the origins on the music & how to perform it for today's listeners. His parents, Anne & Frank Warner, collected & published a huge number of traditional songs from the Eastern USA, with respect, empathy & affection for the singers. Their enormously important work is housed in the Library of Congress. The early part of the workshop will be an overview of the Warner collection (1938-1966) including voices & photos of the traditional singers. In the late afternoon Jeff presents & teaches songs from the collection. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Warner_(folklorist) IN THE EVENING JEFF WARNER PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£8; tickets from club & website) Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included) 11.00 Stories from the Warner collection with recorded sound & photos taken by the Warners. 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Continuing the story of the Warner collection. 14:45 An offering of songs from the collection performed by Jeff with the participation of the class. 15.00 Tea/coffee break 16.45 Finish N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Maps & accommodation lists will be sent on request. JEFF WARNER:US TRAD SONGS from THE WARNER COLLECTION Saturday 14th. September 2019 BOOKING FORM I enclose a cheque for £35.00 for workshop fees (refreshments not included). Email first for youth places. Name: Address: Instrument, if any: Telephone: E-mail address: Tick for map: Tick for accommodation list: No. of tickets for evening performance (£8 each, include SAE for these): Please make cheques payable to Lewes Saturday Folk Club and send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace,LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL (01273) 476757 valmaigoodyear[at]aol[dot].com
  4. Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 270 www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org JEFF WARNER:US TRAD SONGS from THE WARNER COLLECTION http://www.jeffwarner.com Saturday 14th. September 2019 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17) Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ A fine singer of American traditional songs, Jeff accompanies himself on guitar, 5-string banjo & English concertina. He presents music from North Carolina to New England with warmth, humour & understated scholarship. He's also a great teacher with a deep understanding of the origins on the music & how to perform it for today's listeners. His parents, Anne & Frank Warner, collected & published a huge number of traditional songs from the Eastern USA, with respect, empathy & affection for the singers. Their enormously important work is housed in the Library of Congress. The early part of the workshop will be an overview of the Warner collection (1938-1966) including voices & photos of the traditional singers. In the late afternoon Jeff presents & teaches songs from the collection. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Warner_(folklorist) IN THE EVENING JEFF WARNER PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£8; tickets from club & website) Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included) 11.00 Stories from the Warner collection with recorded sound & photos taken by the Warners. 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Continuing the story of the Warner collection. 14:45 An offering of songs from the collection performed by Jeff with the participation of the class. 15.00 Tea/coffee break 16.45 Finish N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Maps & accommodation lists will be sent on request. JEFF WARNER:US TRAD SONGS from THE WARNER COLLECTION Saturday 14th. September 2019 BOOKING FORM I enclose a cheque for £35.00 for workshop fees (refreshments not included). Email first for youth places. Name: Address: Instrument, if any: Telephone: E-mail address: Tick for map: Tick for accommodation list: No. of tickets for evening performance (£8 each, include SAE for these): Please make cheques payable to Lewes Saturday Folk Club and send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace,LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL (01273) 476757 valmaigoodyear[at]aol[dot].com
  5. Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 267 EMMANUEL PARISELLE & RICHARD BURGESS: FRENCH & SCANDINAVIAN DANCE TUNES WORKSHOP for any instrument Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17) Saturday 18th. May 2019 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ Emmanuel is one of the best melodeon players in France, a singer & an expert in French regional dance music. He also plays a specially-designed 'Franglo' concertina. He has taught at Hands-On Music & regularly leads melodeon-building weeks for EATMT in Suffolk. Richard, originally from Kent, sings & plays guitar & English concertina. He has spent all his adult life in Norway & is a key figure in the country's folk music scene, drawing on Scandinavian & English traditions. The workshop will focus on learning tunes, chiefly from South-Western France & some from the Norwegian-Swedish border, placing them in their cultural contexts & looking especially at different strategies for chordal & rhythmic accompaniment. The advance music is now ready to be sent out. EMMANUEL PARISELLE & RICHARD BURGESS PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING (£10; advance tickets available) Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; please order lunch at the bar (refreshments not included). 11.00 Introductions. Presentation of plan for the day. Learning French tunes. 1.30 Lunch 13.30 Brief intro on types of Scandinavian dance tunes, then learning some. 15.00 Tea/coffee break 15.15 Playing accompaniment, rhythmic & chordal variations. Ensemble playing. 16.45 Finish N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Some music will be sent in advance, & maps & accommodation lists on request. PARISELLE & BURGESS FRENCH & SCANDINAVIAN DANCE TUNES WORKSHOP Saturday 18th. May 2019 BOOKING FORM I would like to attend the workshop. I enclose a cheque for £35.00 (refreshments not included). Email first for youth rate. Name: Address: Instrument: No. of tickets for evening performance (£10 each, include SAE for these): Telephone: E-mail address: Tick for map: Tick for accommodation list: Please make cheques payable to Lewes Saturday Folk Club and send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace, LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL 01273 476757 valmaigoodyear[at]aol[dot] www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
  6. Just realised that I put this post on last year's announcement - apologies for the mistake. Bryan Creer and I (Spare Parts) will be running some concertina part-playing sessions at Whitby Folk Week 2019. When we know how many, Bryan will put the music on the band website (http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php) as dots and midis for people to try out. We'll produce a couple of sets to go in the workshop showcase concert at the end of the week, but there will be other arrangements as well. You'll be very welcome to have a bash at the arrangements whether you're coming to our Whitby sessions or not. Some arrangements we produced for the Tenterden and Lewes Folk Festivals last year are still available on the website - feel free to give those a kicking, too. They will work on any melody instrument.
  7. Delighted to say that Bryan Creer and I (Spare Parts) will be running some concertina part-playing sessions. When we know how many, Bryan will put the music on the band website (http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php) as dots and midis for people to try out. We'll produce a couple of sets to go in the workshop showcase concert at the end of the week, but there will be other arrangements as well. You'll be very welcome to have a bash at the arrangements whether you're coming to our Whitby sessions or not. Some arrangements we produced for the Tenterden and Lewes Folk Festivals last year are still available on the website - feel free to give those a kicking, too. They will work on any melody instrument.
  8. Could I add that they are also doing an all-day workshop on French & Scandinavian dance music for any instrument at Lewes Saturday Folk Club in Sussex on 18th. May, followed by an evening performance? Tickets are available for both events. Some music will be sent in advance. Full details here: http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/LAFC/WS267desc.html
  9. Dear Don, I wish I could help, but I haven't got the technology and also feel it would be off-putting for pupils to know that the workshop was being filmed, even if the camera/mobile phone wasn't being pointed directly at them. It would be a bit like the cold panic that descends when you try to record yourself. How about making your local organiser's life a misery until they book Sandra to do a workshop in Ontario? And possibly one on the Baltic Coast on the way, following Wolf Molkentin's comment above. Best wishes, Valmai
  10. Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 269 SANDRA KERR CONCERTINA & SONG WORKSHOP (any system) www.sandrakerr.net Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17) Sunday 23rd. June 2019 10.45 a.m. - 4.45 p.m. Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ Sandra Kerr has long been a brilliant & influential singer & player of the English concertina, since with her days with Ewan MacColl's Critics Group. A versatile musician with a fine, expressive voice, she is also an accomplished songwriter & has been a core tutor on the Newcastle University Traditional Music degree course. Sandra has recorded with many fine performers including her daughter Nancy Kerr & James Fagan. She also co-wrote the music for the children's TV series Bagpuss. The workshop will focus on creative accompaniment for the voice using any concertina system, & also a short session on the tunes Sandra recorded with Vic Gammon on the highly entertaining CD Early Scottish Ragtime. Some music will be sent in advance. ON SATURDAY EVENING 22 JUNE SANDRA KERR PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£9; advance tickets available from from http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/LAFC/WS269book.html) Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; please order lunch at the bar (refreshments not included) 11.00 Creative accompaniment: After a warm-up designed specifically for concertina players, Sandra will demonstrate some of the ways she uses the instrument on traditional & contemporary songs, de-constructing them, & helping you to achieve something similar. 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Your accompaniments: after a brief play through some tunes (Northumbrian - dots supplied) to warm up, we'll listen to some of your accompaniments, & look at ways of developing them or doing something different - or of starting from scratch on an agreed piece. 15.00 Tea/coffee break 15.15 To finish the day, we'll play some catchy & unusual tunes (identified by Vic Gammon as 'Early Scottish Ragtime'...!) & see if we can make them swing! 16.45 Finish N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Maps, music & accommodation lists will be sent in advance. SANDRA KERR CONCERTINA & SONG WORKSHOP (any system) Sunday 23rd. June 2019 BOOKING FORM I would like to attend the workshop. I enclose a cheque for £35.00 (refreshments not included). Email first for youth rate. Name: Address: Instrument: No. of tickets for Saturday 22nd. June evening performance (£9 each, include SAE for these): Telephone: E-mail address: Tick for map: Tick for accommodation list: Please make cheques payable to Lewes Saturday Folk Club and send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace, LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL 01273 476757 valmaigoodyear[at]aol[dot] www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
  11. JODY KRUSKAL US OLD-TIME WORKSHOP ALL CONCERTINA SYSTEMS, ALL INSTRUMENTS Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 246 (a not-for-profit organisation) www.jodykruskal.com Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17) Saturday 18th. November 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ UK Direct from Brooklyn NY, Jody is a master of the unruly Anglo concertina, squeezing out vintage US tunes & songs that are hilarious, gritty & true - about train wrecks, wrecked marriages, Death Row convicts, lonesome lovers, heroes, losers, braggarts & idlers, often with strong bluesy flavours & fine choruses. Jody will present old-time tunes for concertina band & any other instruments you care to bring. Fiddlers are especially encouraged to attend & all are welcome from readers to ear players & from beginners to experts. Scores & audio will be available in advance, so come prepared for a good time playing some great tunes together as a band. JODY KRUSKAL PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING (£7; advance tickets available from the club & its website www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org) Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included) 11.00 Learn Pearl Blake's Tune, Ora Lee, Barlow Knife & The rivers of Texas song. 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Study Old-Time rhythms, timing, harmony, chords & bass lines. 15.00 Tea/coffee 15.15 - 16.45 Perform for ourselves as a band & in small groups. N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Maps & accommodation lists will be sent on request. BOOKING FORM I would like to attend the workshop. I enclose a cheque for £35.00 (refreshments not included). Email first for youth places. Name: Address: Instrument(s): No. of tickets for evening performance (£7 each, include SAE for these): Telephone: E-mail address: Tick for map: Tick for accommodation list: Please make cheques payable to Lewes Saturday Folk Club and send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace, LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL Tel. (01273) 476757 valmaigoodyear[at]aol[dot]com www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
  12. Confused now. Should I have put this straight on the calendar? I just tried to do that with a different event but it's not showing there (18th. November).
  13. JODY KRUSKAL US OLD-TIME WORKSHOP ALL CONCERTINA SYSTEMS, ALL INSTRUMENTS Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 246 (a not-for-profit organisation) www.jodykruskal.com Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17) Saturday 18th. November 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ Direct from Brooklyn NY, Jody is a master of the unruly Anglo concertina, squeezing out vintage US tunes & songs that are hilarious, gritty & true - about train wrecks, wrecked marriages, Death Row convicts, lonesome lovers, heroes, losers, braggarts & idlers, often with strong bluesy flavours & fine choruses. Jody will present old-time tunes for concertina band & any other instruments you care to bring. Fiddlers are especially encouraged to attend & all are welcome from readers to ear players & from beginners to experts. Scores & audio will be available in advance, so come prepared for a good time playing some great tunes together as a band. JODY KRUSKAL PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING (£7; advance tickets available from the club & its website www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org) Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included) 11.00 Learn Pearl Blake's Tune, Ora Lee, Barlow Knife & The rivers of Texas song. 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Study Old-Time rhythms, timing, harmony, chords & bass lines. 15.00 Tea/coffee 15.15 - 16.45 Perform for ourselves as a band & in small groups. N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Maps & accommodation lists will be sent on request. BOOKING FORM I would like to attend the workshop. I enclose a cheque for £35.00 (refreshments not included). Email first for youth places. Name: Address: Instrument(s): No. of tickets for evening performance (£7 each, include SAE for these): Telephone: E-mail address: Tick for map: Tick for accommodation list: Please make cheques payable to Lewes Saturday Folk Club and send with this booking form to: Valmai Goodyear, 20, St. John's Terrace, LEWES, East Sussex BN7 2DL Tel. (01273) 476757 valmaigoodyear[at]aol[dot]com www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
  14. Tenterden Folk Festival Sunday 8th. October, 16:00 17:30 Glebe Hall, Church Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6AT, UK Spare Parts Concertina Band (Bryan Creer and Valmai Goodyear) bring three 3-part arrangements of traditional tunes for people to play together. They will suit any meldody instrument, not just concertinas, and all are welcome. You can download the tunes now from the Spare Parts Band website at http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/SPTunes.php in midi (each harmony line separate) pdf and Noteworthy Composer. Feel free to try them out even if you aren't coming to the workshop. The tunes are Strily Vale, Christmas Box and A Sussex Waltz. Bryan & Valmai help to run Lewes Saturday Folk Club in Sussex (www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org) and also collaborated with Andy Warburton to publish the well-known Lewes Favourites tune books.
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