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Jim Besser

Visiting England In June

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It looks like I'll be touring the Cotswolds the last week in June and first week in July, playing for my Morris dance group.

 

We expect to be dancing with English sides on the weekends; I'm looking for fun music events during the week in between, when we'll all be traveling on our own. Any ideas? Festivals, English sessions, workshops, etc?

 

And are there any English sides that might want to connect with a rowdy bunch of boys from Washington DC?

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Get in touch with the guys who do the concertina evening in Yorkshire at the Royal in Dungworth.......Mark Davies used to be point man.

 

If it worked out, you would have tons of fun. They are very welcoming ( but don't take a screw driver with you....they will explain !)

 

Robin

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Get in touch with the guys who do the concertina evening in Yorkshire at the Royal in Dungworth.......Mark Davies used to be point man.

 

If it worked out, you would have tons of fun. They are very welcoming ( but don't take a screw driver with you....they will explain !)

 

Robin

 

Good idea!

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I will let you know regarding Suffolk if you are around this area.

Al

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I will let you know regarding Suffolk if you are around this area.

Al

 

Thanks, Al. It would be a pleasure to play with you again; that night at The George is a great memory.

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Jim,

If you're in the Derbyshire area it will be the perfect time to check out the many well dressings in the various smaller towns and villages. Some of the most amazing art you'll ever see made with nothing more than flower petals and natural materials.

 

Gary

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This website may help:

 

www.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk/A list of almost all the UK folk music festivals for 2017. Arranged by country and date. Folk and traditional music festivals at their best.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj0zq7v1uDRAhWpLsAKHSiSBkMQFggoMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk%2F&usg=AFQjCNEH9z180fzkBkqauY6Fvo9-ywePtg

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The English Country Music Weekend this year is in Abbots Bromley from 23rd to 25th June. An absolutely magnificent way to spend a weekend if you like playing English music in sessions. Read more here.

 

Chris

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Morris and Concertina is very well received among UK 'SteamPunk' groups. (A sort of sci-fi Victoriana community. Lots of dressing up and weird technology but a very 19th century feel to a lot of it.)

 

I'm sure if you turn up to an event in the Summer they'd ply you with tea and gin. *winks*

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The English Country Music Weekend this year is in Abbots Bromley from 23rd to 25th June. An absolutely magnificent way to spend a weekend if you like playing English music in sessions. Read more here.

 

Chris

 

Oh man, I'd love to be there.

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This website may help:

 

www.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk/A list of almost all the UK folk music festivals for 2017. Arranged by country and date. Folk and traditional music festivals at their best.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj0zq7v1uDRAhWpLsAKHSiSBkMQFggoMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk%2F&usg=AFQjCNEH9z180fzkBkqauY6Fvo9-ywePtg

 

That's helpful, thanks!

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