Comment - No 4
|Come let us buy the licence
|songs of courtship & marriage
|My ship shall sail the Ocean
|songs of tempest & battles, sailors & fishermen
|O'er his grave the grass grew green
|Farewell to my own dear land
|songs of Exile & Emigration
|Come all my lads that follow the plough
|the life of rural working men & women
|Tonight I'll make you my bride
|ballads of true & false lovers
|First I'm going to sing you a ditty
|rural fun & frolics
|A story I'm just about to tell
|local events & national issues
|dance music of the south of England
|Who's that at my bedroom window
|songs of love & amorous encounters
|My father's the king of the Gypsies
|music of English & Welsh Travellers & Gypsies
|We've received orders to sail
|Jackie Tar at sea and on shore
|They ordered their pints of beer ...
|the joys & curse of drink
|Troubles they are but few
|dance tunes & ditties
|As me and my love sat courting
|songs of love, courtship & marriage
|You lazy lot of bone-shakers
|songs & dance tunes of seasonal events
|It fell on a day, a bonny summer day
|To catch a fine buck was my delight
|songs of hunting & poaching
|Ranting and reeling
|dance music of the north of England
|There is a man upon the farm
|working men & women in song
Featured performers include:
|Mary Ann Carolan
|... and many
As soon as we have any more news, we'll let you know. You can be certain that they will be reviewed here - at length.
Music of Man and Music of Eden are a Heavy Entertainment production and are due to be broadcast at 23:15 on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th December 1997.
Friday 23rd January 1998 - VWML at 8pm
Admission £3 - tickets available from the Library - Tel: 0171 284 0523
This is to let you know that the English Country Music Weekend will be going ahead again next year, and, it is hoped, for years to come!
We have decided to settle on the last weekend in June (26th - 28th June 1998) annually, so at least you know when to expect it. This letter is really an advance warning so that you can write it in your diary now, and for those of you in bands - don't take a booking unless you can reach Gloucestershire the same weekend! (Tickets etc will not be available until the Spring.)
Next year we are again going to be at Postlip, near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. We had a few problems there last year, mainly to do with the weather, and we have decided to rethink events and catering for 1998.
For those of you that didn't make it last year, we had some superb music sessions, music from Stan Seaman and Fred Woodley, a great dance with the English Country Dance Band, interesting lectures from Roy Palmer and Pete Shepheard and some great singing from many little-known local traditional singers.
For 1998, at this stage in the proceedings, we have invited:
John Shorter, who has so ably supported and organised us in the past continues to take care of the venues and domestic arrangements, while Rod Stradling and myself will take over some of the publicity, artiste management (!) and event organisation, the latter with Paul Burgess's help.
It would help us greatly if you would e-mail me at: VETERAN@compuserve.com if you wish to be kept informed about this and forthcoming English Country Music Weekends: we realise that our mailing list is out-of-date, and will not send you any more details unless you ask for them! If you know of anyone who you think is not on the list, and would like to be, please send us their details too. If you would like details about tickets etc for the 1998 English Country Music Weekend, please would you send us an SAE to: 44 Old Street, Haughley, Nr Stowmanrket, Suffolk IP14 3NX. It's only 26p to you, but we've got several hundred to send!
I look forward to hearing from you.
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