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  1. Lewes Saturday Folk Club (a not-for-profit organisation) workshop 227 ROB HARBRON CONCERTINA WORKSHOP http://robertharbron.com/ Saturday 10th. September 2016 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £35 (£17 for two under 25-year olds) The Dorset, 22 Malling St, Lewes BN7 2RD The other members of Leveret, Andy Cutting (melodeon) and Sam Sweeney (fiddle) are also leading all-day workshops today. Rob is a composer, producer & one of the country's best players of English concertina. He is known for his work with Leveret, Sam Sweeney's Made In The Great War project, The Full English, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Kerr Fagan Harbron, Emma Reid, Fieldfare, & The Royal Shakespeare Company. Rob's workshop will explore various elements and techniques with the aim of helping each attendee develop their own personal style of playing. He will cover aspects of technique that will help all players get the most from their instrument, including teaching some little-known tunes and some of the stylistic elements that can make those tunes work, as well as exploring chords and harmony. The workshop is focused on the English system but open to players of all systems. ROB HARBRON performs with LEVERET at THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE IN THE EVENING (£12; advance tickets available from the address at end of this post) ROB HARBRON CONCERTINA WORKSHOP Saturday 10th. September 2016 Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments not included). 11.00 Basics - effective use of bellows, fingers, dynamics, phrasing and more 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Tunes - a few newly-rediscovered dance tunes and some techniques to play them well 15.00 Tea/coffee break 15.15 Chords - some techniques for beginning or improving chordal playing, and some ways of adding chords and harmony to tunes 16.45 Finish N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Music, maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance. ROB HARBRON CONCERTINA WORKSHOP Saturday 10th. September 2016 BOOKING FORM I enclose a cheque for £35.00 (email first for under-25 rate) for workshop fees (refreshments not included). Name: Address: Concertina system: No. of tickets for evening performance (£12 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@aol.com www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org
  2. Mandy Murray & Aisling Murray, Lewes Saturday Folk Club Saturday 7th. May 8:00 - 11.00 p.m. Elephant & Castle, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DJ www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org Mandy Murray is an all-Ireland champion Anglo concertina player and fine singer. Her daughter Aisling Murray is also a delightful concertina player and intelligent, sensitive singer of mainly Irish traditional songs. Mandy runs wonderful Irish music sessions in Brighton which attract top local and visiting musicians. She is featured on the definitive set of Anglo concertina CDs 'Anglo International'. Mandy and Aisling will give us two forty-five minutes spots and the rest of the evening is filled by members of the audience performing a song or tune if they wish. Everyone is welcome, especially if you'd like to sing or play. We mostly sing and play traditional music from the British Isles, but we enjoy other styles as well. We always start off with some English dance tunes for anyone with an instrument to join in. We have a loyalty card. Six visits earn you £5 off an evening when admission is £5 or more. It's £6 tonight. Bring instruments to join in some Irish tunes as well.
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