We are looking for Guinea Pigs 🐷 for the Folk Camps Party Band final rehearsal before Chippenham Festival. Next Sunday afternoon (April 29th 3-5) in Towcester we are looking for a few people to come and dance to the band. There will be a very special guest caller – known & loved by all folk campers.The music is sounding great but the band needs to have a real live dummy run ahead of our appearance at one of the most prestigious Festivals of the year. If you would like to ‘be a part of it’ and get a sneak preview please get in touch straight away. We will be limited with numbers so it will be first come first served! Please message or email me Jenny@3sticks.co.uk
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 Folk Camps Party Band have been enjoying their rehearsals, in preparation for their first appearance, at the Chippenham Folk Festival on May 27 at the lunchtime ceilidh.
They recorded a new video at the rehearsals – see it on the Party Band page.
At the informal Inbetweener Folk Camp this year, the Carpenters Arms pub will be hosting the Miserden Morris team as well as Gloucestershire Morris Men on June 12th. There will be dancing, singing and music at the pub. This Folk Camp runs between the Session Weekend and the Singers Long Weekend.
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!
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The Folk Camps Party Band has booked its first major gig at the Chippenham Folk Festival in May 2018.
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.
You can now book your Folk Camps for 2018. Look at the Camps Programme and follow the booking links.
And if you Introduce a Friend to Folk Camps, you’ll gain 10% of the value of their first booking and also the satisfaction of sharing your favourite holidays with more people. Be a part of it!
Join in the Folk Camps event of the decade in Buxton on 23rd June, 2018!
Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite here.
Find out more about how we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Folk Camps here.
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.
Editor Judith Jenkins has just released the new issue of Extent, featuring information on the 2018 season of Folk Camps, updates on our 50th anniversary celebrations, and creative work inspired by Folk Camping experiences, great and small! Download it here.
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