There are a few new Pedal Folk recordings in the making – here is a sneaky peek at one I finished mixing today.
It was a music celebration of Edward Thomas held the night before the annual Edward Thomas symposium. His great and great great grand daughters came along which was amazing.
You can hear some of the tracks we played here – https://soundcloud.com/pedalfolk/sets/this-is-pedal-folk
We are doing a little return jaunt back from Somerset to Oxford at the end of this month to continue our musical celebration of Edward Thomas and his book ‘In Pursuit Of Spring’.
Super happy to announce that we will be ending the tour at the delightful Story Museum in Oxford on Saturday 31st May at 8pm.
Do come – you can get tickets from here – http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/index.aspx#event=18802
we have been busy as a bee this week getting ready for our tour next week. here are a few musical fruits of our labour to warm up your ears with…
oh yes – there she is – a walk in the park compared to our last tour with no more than 32 miles a day to cycle and virtually no hill climbs involved…
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Tim has now confirmed that we will perform at The King Arthur in Glastonbury during our April ‘In Pursuit Of Spring’ tour, which means we nearly have a full house of gigs.
Now we just need to work out if we are going to do a show in Salisbury or have the night off!
The beer garden looks ace – I hope it is this sunny when we are there in April.
Tim was down in London this weekend and we all got to play together for the first time.
We are working on a track called ‘Leaving London’ which is based on the chapter in ‘In Pursuit Of Spring’ where he is leaving London… Clever song name, hey?
You can hear a little demo of part of it here and a recording we did of John Ball on a cold Sunday morning.
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…
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 – El Rincón – Bristol
31/08/13 – The Prince Albert – Stroud
01/09/13 – Swindon Central Library – Swindon
Ok, so Tim just got booked to play at Folk Weekend Oxford on Saturday 20th April which now means we are going to be heading east from Bristol stopping off in Swindon on the Friday night.
More details about those gigs to follow but here is our current planned route.
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