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EFDSS Creative Residencies application done!

Ok, deep breath, it is sent, done, dusted, completed, phew, exciting.

For those of you not in the know, EFDSS takes on a few people/groups for creative residencies every year. You can find out more about them here.

We have put in a little application to them for our ‘In Pursuit Of Spring’ tour next year which would give us even more excuses for hanging out in the wonderful Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and generally sitting in Cecil Sharp House playing music.

I would be hugely grateful if you could cross your fingers and toes in the coming month whilst they are judging the applications. Getting one of these residencies would be a major lovely happy moment for us. If you know anyone who works for them, make sure you say lots of nice things about us please!

Right, I am off to sacrifice an old mandolin for good luck.


In Pursuit Of Spring and Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas in 1905

Edward Thomas is one of our country’s unsung literary heroes. He lost his life in 1917 during the First World War and his words and poetry are little known to the vast majority of people, which is sad as many well known authors, musicians and poets cite him as an influence. I had certainly never heard of him until a few months ago.

His last literary work ‘In Pursuit Of Spring’ was published in 1914 about a cycle trip he made from London to Somerset. Tim had the lovely idea of ‘Pedal Folk’ recreating this journey.

We have set aside the last week of April next year to make this happen and below is a rough idea of what the route looks like and the sort of schedule and venues we hope to sort out.

PLEASE NOTE – this is our tour wish list! none of these gigs are confirmed/booked and most of the venues don’t even know who we are and what we are up to yet – best pencil into diary if you are that way inclined.


Town/City Venue wish list
21/04/14 Monday Day 1 London Cecil Sharp House
22/04/14 Tuesday Day 2 Farnham Farnham Maltings
23/04/14 Wednesday Day 3 Winchester The Railway Inn
24/04/14 Thursday Day 4 Salisbury Salisbury Arts Centre
25/04/14 Friday Day 5 Trowbridge Arts Centre
26/04/14 Saturday Day 6 Glastonbury Assembly Rooms Fabulous Furry Folk night
27/04/14 Sunday Day 7 Crowcombe Halsway Manor

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