Folk Association of South Hants
The FASH AGM on the 12th May completed our 2018/2019 season of workshops and dances. The next workshop will be on 6th October at Soberton Village Hall, when John Turner, accompanied by Pete and Sue Hall, will be calling dances by Charles Bolton and David Roberts.
guest night at Forest Folk is on the 20th. Unfortunately Phil Odgers
& Bobby Valentino have had to cancel, and in their place The Gerry
Colvin Band will take the stage. No doubt we shall see Phil and Bobby
later in the year.
Please note that
Ringwood Folk Club are changing venue ("again?" you cry).
They are losing their present home at The Wathen-Bartlett as it is likely
to close - the last evening there will be on the 7th May. The venue
will once again be in Ringwood, in fact only half a mile from their
old venue at the Elm Tree; it is the WI Hall in Crowe Lane, Ringwood,
directly Adjacent to the Libertys Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre,
postcode BH24 3DZ. In fact, if the WI car park is full you can use the
Centre's car park, but it might be worth bringing a torch to help find
your way to the Hall. Note that there is no bar at the Hall, so bring
your own drinks. No change to the day!
We now have the 2019/2020 program of Twyford Ceildhs, which can be downloaded here. The first dance of the season is on 5th October, with Ian Kirby calling to music by Squinty Maginty.
We hear of a new
Festival in June - The Radford Mill "TANGLED ROOTS FESTIVAL".
The festival itself is on Saturday 15th June, but although the festival
with guests is only one day, there is camping available from Friday
night to Sunday night, with the expectation that there will be lots
of sessions and informal get-togethers around the area when no-one is
performing. Numbers are limited - it is quite a small festival - so
you will need to book soon. Lots more details and ticket sales on their
Read the 'Ethos' page for a bit of background about the festival. Note
that the postcode on their poster does not give much away - it is located
fairly close to Bath.
Note also that the Focsle Music club is now 'The Focsle' to avoid any possible confusion that singing might not be included. All venues, contact details etc. are unchanged.
The D3M3 club have asked to be included in our diary pages. This a club which has been running for about 4 years, based at Alton Rugby Foootball Club clubhouse. The name comes from its times, Day three (Wednesday) on Week three - so the third Wednesday every month. Their webpage is www.amery.co.uk/d3w3/ and you will also find a Facebook page. The June concert is not yet on the website (work the date out yourselves), but is Tamsin Quin and Ian Roland & The Subtown Set. A licensed bar is available and doors are open at 7.30 for an 8.00 start.
There is a huge range of events taking place at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset. For more information, visit www.halswaymanor.org.uk. Their 'What's on' page allows you to search for particular dates and also select specific types of event. There are many different and flexible possibilities regarding accommodation, so their website is well worth a visit.
English Folk Dance and Song Society, EFDSS, has its full programme on-line
now. Many song and dance
workshops are included. See www.efdss.org
and go to their 'What's on' page, or use this link
to find out what is taking place this month and to book tickets.
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