Folk Association of South Hants
- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:
Mabon start the November programme at Aldershot's West End Centre on the 1st, followed by Evening Star on the 7th and Kitty Macfarlane on the 8th. Moore Moss Rutter appear there on the 14th and Chris Wood on the 22nd. Lots more information on their website; tickets available on-line or via the box office on 01252 330040.
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 9th November and Oysterband are the guests on 15th. On the 23rd, Jacqui McShee's Pentangle are appearing there. Details of these events are available on the Ents24 website, where there are also links taking you to the ticket purchase pages.
Jackie Oates is on-stage at the Tuppeny Barn in Southbourne on 17th November. More details on their website, where you will also find links for ticket purchase.
The West Surrey Folk Consortium run the Guildford Institute Folk Club, and their autumn season started on the 28th September. On Friday 9th November Martyn Wyndam-Read & Iris Bishop take the stage, then on the 23rd, the club welcomes the new trio 'Makepeace' which is the coming together of Carolyn Robson, Paul Hutchinson and Kevin Dempsey. "Each of them is more than capable of presenting an evening's entertainment on their own, together they will be rather special."
In December on the 7th Jim Causley presents "A Causley Christmas" (note Jim is also appearing at Forest Folk in North Boarhunt 10 days later). Don't forget the GBH Ceilidh in January on the 12th, with The Pigeon Swing, caller Baz Parkes. Full details of the autumn programme are on their website www.musici.club/musici.htm Also mentioned on their website is the New Year's Eve Barn Dance at The Elizabeth Hall, Hook, with The Diatonics and caller Emma Wooders. Follow the links for ticket purchase.
This year sees the fourth in the concert series in aid of The MacMillan Cancer Support charity; it is on the 9th November, at 7.30, and as usual it takes place at the Fishbourne Centre, Blackboy Lane, PO18 0DE. For tickets, at £15, drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests appearing include Phil Green & Jane Grover, Tom Perry & Clive Brooks, Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner and Pete Morton. As a further incentive, there will be the usual huge raffle with many great prizes. A flyer with more details can be viewed/downloaded here.
Check out our Dance Diary - we have included several New Year's Eve ceilidhs/barn dances
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. There are two folk concerts in September: on the 15th is Sam Carter and on the 28th, Ange Hardy. Both concerts start at 8.00. For a list of all concerts and more information see their website www.arlingtonarts.co.uk/