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.


May's 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 Liberty’s 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 website 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 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 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.


The English Folk Dance and Song Society, EFDSS, has its full programme on-line now. Many song and dance workshops are included. See 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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