Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wiltshire Folk Songs under scrutiny

On December 1st 2012,  The Traditional Folk Song Forum visits Wiltshire for the first time. This small body of folk song scrutineers are made up of some of the best in the folk song world. Headed up by people like Steve Roud, Doc Rowe and Martim Graebe, they set up camp in a venue in each county and draw in local and national experts to discuss, digest and study some of the local songs, singers and sources of material.
Here is the programme:
These timings may,of course, change
09:30  Tea/Coffee available
10:00  Welcome Steve Roud
10:05  TSF Business Steve Roud
10:15  Networking session TSF Members and local guests share progress on personal projects, share ideas, seek help, etc. Steve Roud
12:00  Lunch
13:30 – 17:30 Forum Focus - Traditional Song in Wiltshire (see descriptions below) Chair: Steve Roud 13:30
Wiltshire Folk Songs –or so we have heard Bob Berry
14:00 Songs from the Isle of Wight – the work of William Long The Dollymops
15:00 Break
15:20  50years of folk song in Swindon – Interview with Ted and Ivy Poole by Martin Graebe
15:50 There be dragons – or Wiltshire as a source of traditional songs Chris Wildridge
16:50 Come Forth and Sing For the Season -­‐ Exmoor Carols Paul Wilson
17:30  Meeting closes

There is more information available by contacting us and we will send you the TSF leaflet for the event

The evening will be concluded with a concert at The Cause Music and Arts Centre with performances from Wiltshire related artists Mick Ryan, Tinkers Bag Ted & Ivy Poole and others. Tickets are available for this event in advance or on the door.
Again contact us for more information

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