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Friday 1st April 2020: Dance Folkus, Woodbridge, Suffolk – PolkaWorks
Saturday 13th February 2021: Oxfolk Ceilidhs, Oxfordshire –PolkaWorks [cancelled due to Covid-19]
Sunday 28th March 2021: a Zoom talk for the Traditional Song Forum about songs and singing on the Suffolk coast.
Sunday 30th May 2021: a Zoom presentation for the conference “The Folk Voice” about songs and singing in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, 1870-1970.
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th April 2021: Melodeons in Wensleydale – melodeon workshops and concert [cancelled due to Covid-19]
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st November 2021: Witney Supersqueeze – melodeon workshops and concert. I’m doing workshops on Classic Tunes from Suffolk [All Boxes, Level B/I], Polkas from Sliabh Luachra [All Boxes, Level I/H] and “A La Mode” (tunes in the key of A Dorian) [D/G Melodeon, Level I/H]. Full details on the Witney Supersqueeze website.
Sunday 28th November 2021: a Zoom talk for the Traditional Song Forum about wartime radio programmes featuring traditional singing.
Friday 21st February 2020: Knees Up, Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London – PolkaWorks
All the rest cancelled due to Covid-19 of course.
2019 dates – a reminder of when events were more frequent …
Saturday 16th February 2019: Ceilidhs on the Move, Clopton, Suffolk – Valiant Dance Band
Wednesday 27th February 2019: “All My Life’s Buried Here” – film about the composer and folk song collector George Butterworth, at the Diss Corn Hall, Norfolk. I will be talking briefly after the evening showing about Butterworth’s trip to collect folk songs in the countryside around Diss. Information about the film here.
Friday 8th March 2019: Norfolk Ceilidhs, Norwich, Norfolk – Valiant Dance Band
Sunday 5th May 2019: “All My Life’s Buried Here” – film about the composer and folk song collector George Butterworth, at the Aldeburgh Cinema, Suffolk, at 4pm. I will be talking briefly after the film about Butterworth’s trip to collect folk songs from the Hurr brothers in Southwold. Information about the film here.
Saturday 11th May 2019: Traditional Song Forum, Ely. Showing of “The Barley Mow” film made in Blaxhall in the 1950s, with background, commentary and songs from Alvar Smith.
Saturday 3rd August – Thursday 8th August 2019: Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon. Various spots including Squeezebox Concert, 3pm-5pm on Tuesday 6th August in the Bedford Hotel.
Saturday 5th October 2019: GBH Ceilidhs, Godalming, Surrey – Valiant Dance Band
Friday 11th October 2019: Unicorn Ceilidhs, Baldock, Hertfordshire – Valiant Dance Band
Saturday 7th December 2019: Meltdown Ceilidhs – PolkaWorks