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Nearly time to tour

Gosh, it is only a few weeks to go. Tim has made a lovely poster. We are both trying out our new cycling cleats and I am off to Swindon tomorrow for a cheeky rehearsal with Katie. Bring it on.

Please note the change of Bath gig venue. The old place has closed down.

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Performing for my grandparents

We have always had ambitions to do pedal folk shows in schools and old peoples homes, so I am totally chuffed that we have manage to sort out a lunch time chapel performance at Cote Lane, where my grandparents live.

Not sure if I am allowed to invite people along who don’t live there but worth dropping us a cheeky line if you are in the area and fancy it – 2pm on Friday 30th August in Westbury-on-Trym, north Bristol.

I hope they like it! My grandparents tend to prefer Frank Sinatra or Bach to folk music…

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.

Date

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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Summer Tour is coming together nicely

Buoyed from the success of our first tour, we are taking the liberty of organising a second this summer in the last week of August.

We’ve gigs already lined up for Bath, Bristol, Stroud and Swindon. Just need a couple more now. Lovely!

29/08/13 – Bath Folk Club – Green Park Tavern – Bath
30/08/13 РEl Rincón РBristol
31/08/13 – The Prince Albert – Stroud
01/09/13 – Swindon Central Library – Swindon


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