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Steve Tilston: The Reckoning – review
Upload your music onto Spotify
Andy Roberts Music Podcast #44
Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s
ELEVEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR MAY
Dave Peabody and Brendan Power plus Karen Grace band this friday
Folk music legend Loudon Wainwright on his musical family

Steve Tilston: The Reckoning – review

A Four Star review from the Guardian for Steve Tilston‘s album ‘The Reckoning‘   


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In the Pennine hills in Yorkshire there lives a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has never achieved the public attention he deserves, but has always been praised by fellow musicians. Steve Tilston writes thoughtful, highly personal songs and is one of the finest instrumentalists on the folk scene, with a style that echoes the elaborate, rhythmic “folk baroque” guitar work of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham. He writes about anything that takes his interest, and the songs here range from unashamedly lyrical pieces about the countryside to others concerned with memory, nuclear waste, or a cheering story from the Spanish civil war, given a flamenco edge. There’s even a thoughtful meditation on the existence of God, Doubting Thomas, given a slinky, bluesy backing, and an update of the traditional Nottamun Town, now treated as a contemporary political nightmare. There’s occasional backing from accordion, harmonica and even a string section, but the album is dominated by Tilston’s exquisite guitar work, and features two spirited solo instrumental tracks, including a suitably virtuosic tribute to Graham.

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Dear Artists,

First of all; we are really glad to hear that you are interested
in getting your music onto Spotify.

We appreciate your patience since you signed up to the Spotify
Artist and Label list. The reason why we haven’t gotten back to
you earlier is that we haven´t been ready to launch our own
uploading-platform.  Our time and energy has gone into uploading
thousands of tracks every day from our existing partners which
is a continuous process. However, getting independent artists
music onto Spotify is important to us so we’re working on various
solutions to assist artists.

The current solutions we offer indie artists offer are CDBaby, Ditto Music and Record Union. They are artist- aggregators, who we’ve recently made an agreement with, and we highly recommend to you as a method to get your music onto Spotify.  With them you can create a standard agreement and upload your music onto
Spotify as well as deliver your music to other great services such as 7digital and Amazon.
So if you want to join Spotify as soon as possible we strongly recommend you to go one of the following sites:

We’re really looking forward to having your music on Spotify soon!

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Andy Roberts Music Podcast #44

It’s Podcast 44 – Romford Folk Club part 2
June 12, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Andy Roberts Podcast 44

Episode 44 of the Andy Roberts Podcast continues the soundtrack from the Romford Folk Club guest night of April 12th with six more self written songs performed live.

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Andy Roberts Podcast #44 Shownotes

Show Notes for Podcast 44

  1. Yellow Boat
  2. Gernika
  3. Doing it all alone
  4. Migration
  5. Joan of Arc
  6. The Dream is Over

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Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s

It’s Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday today.

 

 

Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s | MikeMarqusee.com
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Mike Marqusee restores the forgotten moral and political contexts of Dylan’s supernova years. In doing so, he rescues one of the most urgent poetic voices in American history from the condescension of his own later cynicism.

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ELEVEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR MAY

ELEVEN ITEMS OF FOLK MUSIC NEWS FROM LEWES FOR MAY

1] LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL 6th – 9th OCTOBER 2011
Since last month, a number of top names have been added to the
mouth-watering line-up for this year’s Lewes Folk Festival Those
appearing include:-
SID KIPPER * THE BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 from Zimbabwe * CHRIS WOOD * THE
GECKOES with caller WILL HALL * SHIRLEY COLLINS * THE COPPER FAMILY *
THE LONG HILL RAMBLERS * THE TWAGGER BAND * ANDY TURNER

There will be workshops led by the following people:-
SHIRLEY COLLINS – song
BEN PALEY – fiddle, DAN STEWART – banjo,
KERRY FLETCHER & ROSIE DAVIS – Gypsy Step Dance
SUSSEX HARMONY – West Gallery Singing
SPARE PARTS – Sussex tunes & part-playing for any instrument
As well as a multimedia presentation on the life of the great Sussex
traditional singer, JOHNNY DOUGHTY,
Once again there will be many dance teams displaying on four sites in
the Cliffe area of the town on Saturday as well as singarounds, tune
sessions.
The programme as it is finalised will appear on the website at
http://www.lewesfolkfest.org/ and tickets will be on sale from June
1st.
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2] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries: – (01273) 478124 or 881316
Email tinvic@globalnet.co.uk.

We have a very strong programme to take us up to the end of the season in July:-

May 5th * £7.00 * MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT
A new generation of England’s leading folk music family! They are Lal
Waterson’s children; Marry an outstanding singer and Olly a great
multi-instrumentalist.

May 12th * £7.00 * TIM LAYCOCK
A return visit for this multi-talented performer – an excellent singer
and great musician. Tim has a wonderful way of involving his listeners
in his varied performances.

May 19th * £6.00 * STUART REED
One of the cornerstones of the folk scene in Sussex, Stuart’s voice
was at the centre of our most popular group, The Taverners.

May 26th * free admission * OPEN NIGHT

June 2nd * £7.00 * THOMAS McCARTHY & SIMON BOYLE
Thomas McCarthy is a man steeped in the tradition of Irish songs,
intoxicated by the music and passionate in his sensitivity towards
them. Joined tonight by a fine uilleann piper

June 9th * £6.00 * DENISE & STUART SAVAGE present “WHAT A HAPPY YOUNG MAN”
A multimedia presentation on the life and songs of Henry Hills of
Lodsworth – with Denise & Stuart singing many of the songs.

June 16th * £8.00 * JAMES FAGAN & NANCY KERR
One of the most established and respected duos on the folk scene,
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan are winners of the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk
Award for Best Duo

June 23rd * £7.00 * LIZ & YVONNE KANE & EDEL FOX
Highly exciting and vibrant music from sister fiddle players from
Connemara and their concertina playing friend from County Clare. Three
of the most highly regarded amongst the rising generation of Irish
musicians.

June 30th * £6.00 * BING LYLE
Accordion, flute and guitar player, Bing also has one of the finest
singing voices whether he is singing traditional songs or his own
compositions.

July 7th * £8.00 * RORY McLEOD
A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique
upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes,
acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals,
bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments!

July 14th * Free Admission * OPEN NIGHT

July 21st * £7.00 * THE NEW SLIDE
An excellent young band including two exceptional local musicians,
Matt Quinn and Tom Redman. English tunes and songs.

July 28th * £10.00 * THE SAVOY FAMILY BAND
A great coup for us as we have the opportunity to book the world’s
leading Cajun band from Eunice, Louisiana. Advance tickets from May
5th.
Our Future Guests will include:-

* Cathal McConnell & Duncan Wood (September 15th)
* Debby McClatchy (September 22nd)
* Black Umfolosi 5 (September 29th) – Opening night of Lewes Folk Festival
* Alice Gerrard & Beverley Smith (October 13th)
* Lady Maisrey [Hazel Askew, Rowan Rheingans and Hannah James] (October 27th)
* Zoox [Linda Game, Jo May & Becky Menday] (November 10th)
* Elsie’s Band [Dave Watts, John Hills, Iris Bihop & Tony Deane]
(November 17th)

Our websites are at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/
and
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Those of you who arrange listings are politely requested to include
all of the above.
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3] THE SAVOY FAMILY BAND FROM EUNICE, LOUISIANA – JULY 28th
A real coup for the Royal Oak as we are able to present one of the
world’s top Cajun music bands consisting of Marc & Ann Savoy and their
songs Joel and Wilson. We rarely do advance tickets for our events but
this will be needed in the case of the Savoys because of the
anticipated size of the turn out. Tickets (£10) are now on sale –
please phone 01273 478124 or email folk@brighton.co.uk in the first
case.
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4] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK ON “MYSPACE”
Our MYSPACE profile enables us to provide sample tracks of coming
guests as well as show photos and biographies of coming guests. It is
at http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

Currently on our MYSPACE we have the following tracks by coming guests:-
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight – “Father Us” – (May 5th)
Tim Laycock – “Old Daddy Fox” – (May 12th)
Stuart Reed – “Rolling Home” – (May 19th)
Stuart & Denise Savage – “Our Captain Cried” – (June 9th)
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan – “The Banks of the Condamine” – (June 16th)
Edel Fox [with The Kane Sisters] – “Jigs” – (June 23rd)
Liz & Yvonne Kane [with Edel Fox] – “13 Reels” – (June 23rd)
Bing Lyle – “Painting The Town” – (June 30th)
The Savoy Family Band – “Valse De Chagrin” – (July 28th)
Cathal McConnell & Duncan Wood – “Highland March/Earl of Errol/Bleaton
Gardens” – (September 15th)

(After each gig the tracks will drop off to be replaced with another
by an upcoming guest.)
There is also two photo montage videos of some of the best nights at
the Royal Oak. One covering the club evenings during 2007 and the
other between 2002 and 2006.
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5] SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE – UPDATED
For all the listings of folk music, song club, dances, festivals in
and around Sussex, have a look at http://whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk
This site all always kept updated with the latest events and there are
over 100 events currently listed covering all the dates up until the
end of May.
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6] THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from
the paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY. Issue no 248 covers the months of
April and May. They are packed with adverts for various folk
festivals, folk music record companies, specialist shops, instrument
makers and other services as well as details of all the folk song and
dance events in our area. To obtain copies of this free magazine as it
is published, please send SAE’s to Vic Smith at the address below.
It is also the address to send album review copies to. Potential
advertisers are also asked to contact Vic for a statement of our
advertising rates. The delivery of issue 249 covering June and July
has just passed.
Please contact
JIM MARSHALL 01273 559750 jimars@globalnet.co.uk
Or
VIC SMITH 01273 478124 tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
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7] THE FOLK DIARY ON LINE
THE FOLK DIARY is available on-line at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/fd.htm You will need Adobe ACROBAT
READER to read the pages. The size of each page is given by each page
link and the content of each page is indicated. The following issue is now
on-line and are listed here with the contents:-
ISSUE No. 248 April – May 2011
Page 1 Blackwood’s Blue Coconut Club (Thurs), North Brighton Sing &
Chat (Suns), London Old Timey & Bluegrass week, “What A Happy Young
Man” Lodsworth.
Page 2 Spyboy Presentations, Cara Dillon at East Grinstead, Crawley
Folk & Beer Festival.
Page 3 Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (Thurs).
Page 4 Piggie’s Open Mic Uckfield (Tues). Folk Diary advertising rates
& Copy Dates, Amberley Folk Club (Tues), Meltdown Ceilidhs Haywards
Heath (Sats), Barber & Taylor at The Open House Brighton.
Page 5 Acoustic Festival of Britain
Page 6 Gilmore/Roberts at the Stag Sevenoaks, Bryan Creer’s 60th
birthday party, Sandra Goddard’s party, Edge of Chaos Orchestra gigs,
Hat Music Films, Fee Calls Ceilidhs, the second Lewes Folk Festival,
Lewes Favourites Tune practice sessions.
Page 7 Hobgoblin Music, Fareham & Gosport Easter Festival, Rattlebag
singarounds Hastings (Thurs), Wickham Festival.
Page 8 Electric Voices presentations, CD Reviews.
Page 9 Willows Folk Club Arundel (Weds), CD reviews.
Page 10 Tenterden Folk Festival, CD Reviews.
Page 11 Seaford Folk Club (Fris), Acoustic Sussex presentations.
Page 12 The Unreel’s Barn Dance Henfield, Barry Murphy’s banjos,
Horsham Folk Club (Suns), Croydon Folk Club (Mons), Beacon Tunbridge
Wells folk club (Mons).
Page 13 Eastbourne Folk Club (Weds), So Last Century String Band,
Brighton Acoustic session (Mons), Chichester Pickers (Thurs), Folk &
Blues at the Roebuck Ringmer (Suns), Grassroots gigs, Folk at the
Coast, Bognor (Fris), Brighton Singers’ Club (Weds).
Page 14 Cigar Box Guitars, The Rude Mechanicals Shoreham (Weds), Six
Bells Chiddingly (Tues), Vince’s violins, Elsie’s (Sats), Eastbourne
Story Tellers, White Horse Bodle Street Green (Mons), Mid-Sussex
Chorus & Harmony Ashurst (Weds), Button Accordeon for sale, Tonbridge
Folk Club (Mons).
Page 15 St. George’s Day Folk at the Orchards. Haywards Heath.
Page 16 Towersey Village festival.
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8] VIDEO PAGE ON THE FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK WEBSITE
The Folk at the Royal Oak website now has a page devoted to YouTube
and Facebook videos. It is at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/videos.htm The page is
divided into two sections, the first showing videos of guest artists
who will be appearing at the Royal Oak, and the second section showing
videos of some performances on past nights at the Royal Oak. The
videos currently being shown on that page are as follows:-
SECTION 1
VIDEOS: VIDEOS OF COMING GUESTS
MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT on May 5th
THOMAS McCARTHY on June 2nd
NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN on June 16th
THE KANE SISTERS & EDEL FOX on June 23rd
RORY McLEOD on July 7th
THE NEW SLIDE on July 21st
THE SAVOY FAMILY BAND on July 28th
CATHAL McCONNELL & DUNCAN WOOD on September 15th
BLACK UMFOLOSI 5 (from ZIMBABWE) on October 6th
ALICE GERRARD [with Beverly Smith] on October 13th
BEVERLY SMITH [with Alice Gerrard] on October 13th
LADY MAISERY on October 27th
ZOOX on November 10th

SECTION 2
VIDEOS TAKEN DURING CLUB EVENINGS AT THE ROYAL OAK
Currently 48 videos of appearances at the Royal Oak including Chris
Foster. Jez Lowe, Bartram Brookes & Weatherall, Martyn Wyndham-Read &
Iris Bishop, Mike Gulston, Tim Van Eyken, Carthy Waterson & Parkinson,
Davis Locker & Winquist, Black Umfolosi 5, John Kirkpatrick, The Long
Hill Ramblers, Mandy Murray, Linda Game, Maggie Boyle, The Twagger
Band, Marilyn Bennett, Terry Masterson, Dana & Susan Robinson, Pete
Cooper & Richard Bolton, Gavin Atkin, Ian Chisholm & Derrick Hughes,
Roger Brasier. Bayou Seco.
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9] LEWES WORKSHOPS AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
The workshops last a full Saturday or Sunday and the tutor performs at the
club in the evening.
Forthcoming workshops in 2011 –

04 June Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop Singing & accompaniment
11 June John Kirkpatrick John K’s tunes (any instrument)
16 July Brian Peters Melodeon
17 July Brian Peters Ballad forum
15 Oct Tom & Barbara Brown West Country songs
29 Oct Jody Kruskal Concertina
03 Dec Paul & Liz Davenport Ballads

The Lewes Saturday Folk Club has a new domain name –
http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/. This will work in parallel with
the old name http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/ for the time being but
they hope to phase it out so please change your bookmarks.
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10] REGULAR SESSIONS IN THE LEWES/BRIGHTON AREA
Bryan Creer has taken on the task of detailing these, and they are posted at
http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/LAFC/Sessions.php
Have a look and if there are any you think that Bryan has missed – contact
him on Bryancreer@aol.com
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11] THE TRIBAL EARTH GATHERING August 18th -21st
We have been asked to mention a small very friendly festival in the
Hastings area. The event is a smaller four day outdoor event,
providing music (mainly world/folk) and workshops etc raising funds
for a charity providing housing and education for street children in
Nepal and all profit goes to the charity every year. There are full
details of a very varied and attractive programme at
www.tribalearth.co.uk
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…And if you are ever looking for a good barn dance band, look no
further than THE SUSSEX PISTOLS – though you should get in quickly –
available dates for 2011 are being snapped up quickly. Contact Tina on
01273 478124 or email her at tinasmith226@yahoo.co.uk to
book the band. The band’s website is at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/pistols.htm and they have a
MYSPACE profile as well at http://www.myspace.com/thesussexpistols
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VIC & TINA SMITH
26 Ferrers Road
LEWES
East Sussex
BN7 1PZ
England

Tel & Fax:- 01273 478124
Email:-
tinvic@globalnet.co.uk
folk@brighton.co.uk

ROYAL OAK WEBSITES:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic
http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes

SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE:-
http://whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk

LEWES FOLK FESTIVAL WEBSITE:-
http://lewesfolkfest.org/

SUSSEX PISTOLS BARN DANCE BAND WEBSITE:-
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic/pistols.htm

COMPOUND SOUNDS WEBSITE

http://www.myspace.com/jalisherrifokonteh
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Dave Peabody and Brendan Power plus Karen Grace band this friday

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Dear Forest Roots Folk

NEWSFLASH

not only will Dave Peabody and Brendan Power www.brendan-power.com be
playing this friday but we also have the Karen Grace Band
www.karen-grace.com. including Nick Allen, local cello teacher. This
is a 6 piece band who are finalists in the ‘Battle of the Bands’
competition plus local performers and surprise guest. So looking
forward to seeing you all on friday at Forest Roots, the Lord
Rookwood, 314, Cann Hall Rd, London, E113NW. Starts 8.30, free entry
with a voluntary whip round

see you then
stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

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Folk music legend Loudon Wainwright on his musical family

Loudon Wainwright was on the breakfast show. He’s just flown in for his UK tour. I’m going to see him again at the Royal Festival Hall before I go to Paris.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13185323 

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