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Bewnans Gwerin - Kesskrifer Kernow / Folklife - Correspondent Cornwall
We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Mike Walford, Folklife West's Cornish correspondent [see Newsletter, 16 September]. His contributions were much appreciated, as was his tremendous support and promotion of folk music in Cornwall and the wider world, including the Cornwall Folk Festival and the various clubs and sessions in which he was involved.
We are very pleased to announce that Nigel Morson (pictured left) has kindly agreed to take on this role. Nigel is an active performer and one of the MCs at the well-known Dreamers Folk Club (www.dreamersfolk.co.uk).
Please contact Nigel at ntmorson <at> aol.com [15/11/2020]
Sarah McQuaid New Single, Video Series & Forthcoming Album/Concert Film, January 2021
Cornwall-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is delighted to announce the release of the first two singles and videos from her forthcoming album, concert film and video series, The St Buryan Sessions.
Released worldwide on Friday 29 January 2021, “The Silence Above Us” is the first single from The St Buryan Sessions, filmed and recorded live (with no audience due to COVID-19) last summer in the beautiful church of St Buryan, Cornwall, parts of which date back to the 11th century.
A second single, “Charlie’s Gone Home,” will be released on Friday 19 February, once again with video premieres on YouTube and Facebook on the Saturday and Sunday. The roll-out of singles and videos will continue throughout the year, and Sarah hopes to release the full 15-track, 72-minute album on CD and double LP in late summer.
"I’ve always believed that there’s an element of magic in a live concert that’s really difficult to replicate in a studio, plus a lot of my songs have evolved and changed since I originally recorded them. "
“The Silence Above Us (The St Buryan Sessions)” is now available for streaming and download via Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon and other services and also as a pay-what-you-want download via https://sarahmcquaid.bandcamp.com.
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SOMERSET AND DORSET FOLK DIARY
Subscribe or email via website. The Somerset and Dorset Folk Diary (or SaDFolk) is based around a weekly email service, listing ‘folk’ events in Somerset and Dorset. The term ‘event’ covers concerts, barn dances, sessions, workshops and any other folk related activity.
THE ACOUSTIC CALENDAR
Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Glos, Hampshire, Somerset, Wilts
The monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics: all about DIY music (not concerts, gigs, ceilidhs, etc). Its purpose is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing.
It has two parts: (1) monthly Calendar of events; (2) alphabetical Venues List, giving a fuller description & contact details for each venue. Each part can be downloaded in pdf format. The Calendar can also be downloaded in a Word version so you can customise it according to your local requirements.
If you’d like my more-or-less twice monthly Acoustic Calendar Updates delivered to your inbox, let me know, using the contact form on the website. ® Tony Watts, http://sanchobramble.weebly.com
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