New page created for Found items at camp here: Found items at camp. This will be updated from time to time as found items reported to the office.
This is the video of the Party Band set and dancing at Chippenham Folk Festival. Their performance has lead to further interest in booking the band for more festivals soon.
Tell your friends! The Party Band is available for gigs at a Festival near you and will also be performing at the August Bank Holiday camp at Fowlmere.
Jenny / Andy and the Party Band, Sarah and Council
Zip files for music workshop and evening band music have been uploaded to the camp page on the website just in time to practice some tunes!
Folk Camps has signed up to be a Corporate Member of Music Mark which represents organisations from the Music education sector, connecting and campaigning for this area.
There is an email newsletter advertising training, events and an annual conference. Folk Camps is planning to participate in the conference, and will be submitting material for the newsletter. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, or have suggestions for our input to Music Mark, please email the office with the subject “Music Mark newsletter”.
The attached article – text only here – was written by long-time Folk Camper Phoebe Wright and appeared in the Autumn 2017 issue of EDS – the house journal of the EFDSS, with a link to our website at the end. Well done Phoebe, great work!
The band will be performing for the Lunchtime Ceilidh on Sunday 27th May. The ceilidh is open to the public so this is a marvellous opportunity to show off what Folk Camps is about to a wide audience.
As part of the Folk Camps Party Band project a promotional demo has been produced primarily for presenting to festival organisers when pitching the band to them.
There are four tunes on the demo: Shephards Hey (traditional English reel), The Sty at Night (newly written English reel), Highway Carpark (Scottish hopstep) and Edwins Jig (English). Instruments are guitars, fiddles, melodian, brass, drums, percussion and bass. Musicians are Andy Glass, Jenny Newman, Chris Jewel, Alfie Glass, Laurie Glass and Aoife Glass. The video was edited and produced by Andy Glass.
The video is intended to add a little Folk Camps atmosphere to the carefully chosen music. See it on the Party Band Page.