There is a regular music session every Tuesday at the Hope and Anchor in Daltongate, Ulverston. Starting around 9 pm, musicians and singers are all welcome. Ali Kyle usually has a session every fourth Friday in The Old Friends in … Continue reading →
Faustus (Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick, Saul Rose) are playing at the Educational Institute in Arnside on Saturday 8th March. Tickets are £13, available either from Sue Gibb by phone (01524 762460) or by email from Sue Hayward (email@example.com). www.faustusband.com … Continue reading →
The future of Bacup’s traditional Easter folk dance has been secured following crunch talks with council bosses. Britannia Coconut Dancers originally received an ‘ultimatum’ to pay £4,000 for traffic management or cancel their famous procession. The dance troupe said Lancashire … Continue reading →
As you probably know, Pete Seeger died on 27th of January aged 94. There have been many tributes to him, most of them more eloquent than anything I can say, so may I share their sentiments and express our sympathy … Continue reading →
Emma Sweeney, Emily Portman and Lucy Ward perform at Forum 28, Barrow on Wednesday 5 February. Emma played at 2012 festival, and Emily was part of Devils Interval when they appeared in 2009. Lucy is equally talented, so it should … Continue reading →
If you are quick you can listen to BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk which includes a tribute to Johnny Cunningham, and of course features our chairman Gordon Jones in Silly Wizard. You can catch it on Iplayer until the 19th … Continue reading →
I recently came across a hilarious video of spoof Morris side the Bo Diddlers.
The Bo Diddlers were formed to gently poke fun at the old Cotswold tradition. The side has appeared at quite a few festivals since they were formed in 2008 for the Brighton Fringe festival. They are made up of some of the countries top contemporary dancers and members have variously performed with companies and choreographers including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Complicite, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Lindsay Kemp, Mark Morris,The Royal Ballet, Will Tuckett, Protein Dance among many others.
Leyland’s well-known Stone the Crows morris dancers – who danced at the 2012 Furness Tradition Festival – are sending out a desperate appeal for coppiced hazel after they keep breaking the sticks they traditionally clash together while dancing. Founder member … Continue reading →
Here are the latest developments in the County Council vs Britannia Coconutters battle, previously reported earlier in the year. Members of Britannia Coconutters, dressed in turbans, red and white kilts, clogs and blackened faces, perform 12 hours of dances at … Continue reading →