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Gloucestershire has its own separate "Glos & Oxon" webpage.
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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]
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◊ Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary, © Colin Davies - see our site Folklife Traditions: Seasonal
◊ Padstow's Hobby Horse
FW May 2019 cover
© Doc Rowe
◊ Minehead Hobby Horse © J K Simmons [the editor], as used in "FW" headings
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FW has 3 sections: News & Listings;, as below; also Festival & Workshop Diaries, and Folklife Traditions.
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FT55 advert from Roy & Lesley Adkins, Devon-based authors and contributers to FW's articles in the Folklife Traditions pages. See our Folklife Traditions website
Article below from FW 59, Oct 2018, Folklife Traditions pages
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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
South-West Festivals & Workshops
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