Folk Association of South Hants
- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:
A venue to the east of our county, which is holding folk concerts in their new hall, is Emsworth Baptist Church. Progressive folk-rock band, The Strawbs, are on-stage on the 27th April, and appear there again on 9th November. In between, The Yves Lambert Trio brings Quebecois folk music to the south coast on July 18th. Details of these events are available on the Ents24 website, where there are also links taking you to the ticket purchase pages.
late to be included in May's issue of 'Solent Waves', we hear of a concert
in Petersfield Museum on Friday 18th May. This is described as "Museums
Night At Petersfield Museum". With a start (doors open?) at 7.00
pm, there is a performance by The Prize Old Mummers at 7:30 pm, Stories
from a Storyteller at 7.55 pm and at 8.30, AMSHER (Annie Winter, Anna
Baldwin and Bob Askew) will be singing local Petersfield and Hampshire
songs. Attendees will be free to look around the exhibition throughout
the evening, and tickets are £10 each (£8 for members). It
is not clear yet how to obtain tickets as the museum's website is being
rebuilt, and their Facebook pages do not appear to include this concert.
A couple of concerts coming up in Portsmouth: on 6th May, Will Pound, Benji Kirkpatrick, Ross Grant and Debs Newbold appear in a concert they have called 'Through the Seasons'. This is a 'showcase beautiful arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs' and will take place at the Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2ND. Tickets via Ents 24. Early start for this one at 7.15 pm.
The following month, on 23rd June, this time at St George's Church on St George's Square, The Hard, PO1 3AT, you can hear the 'powerful sound' of Rura, who first appeared on the Scottish folk scene in 2010. Tickets available via Ents 24 or if they are still available, on the door. No start time at the moment for this concert.
West Surrey Folk Consortium have announced the sad news that there will only be two more GBH Ceilidhs. An arrangement they had with the Hall Management has come to an end, so the Club's 42nd anniversary in September will be the occasion of the very last GBH Ceilidh. The next dance will be on the 21st April - Bridget Flett will be calling with Second Front. The very last dance will on the 29th September with PolkaWorks (caller not yet announced). This will also be PolkaWorks' 10th birthday, and it was at Godalming that they played for their first public dance. Details of how to purchase tickets are here - the web page has a link to WeGotTickets, although the September dance is not yet included on this website.
West Surrey Folk Consortium also runs The Music Institute Folk club at Guildford. For the next concert Jez Lowe is the guest on 4th May and tickets for his concert will be available on-line from the 7th April. For details of this concert and more visit www.musici.club/musici.htm
A little bit out of the area, Stonesfield Folk Dance Club invite you to their 46th Folk Dance Weekend. This year they are particularly pleased to have NYFTE and their tutors with them for the weekend. More details of this event are available here.
Quite a few folk concerts are taking place just over the county boundary, just north of Newbury. The venue is the Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, just off Arlington Lane, RG14 3BQ. For a list of all concerts and more information see their website www.arlingtonarts.co.uk/