Percy Webb Singing Competition

written by Steve & Mary Dickinson (6.05.2019)

On Sunday 5 May the Ship Inn at Blaxhall in Suffolk was bursting with folk who had gathered for this year’s Percy Webb
competition. After Percy Webb died it was decided to buy a pewter tankard and sing for it annually to remember him.  The current tankard, kindly donated by Suffolk Folk (www.mardles.org) in 2007, replaces the lost original – and the replacement trophy has been engraved with the names of all past winners.

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Cardboard Fox @ The Seagull

Award winning UK Bluegrass band, Cardboard Fox

Cardboard Fox are a unique and powerful combination of dexterous instrumental playing, memorable songwriting and energetic live shows.

All four musicians have their musical roots in bluegrass but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013 in Bath, England, the band features the sibling harmonies of Charlotte and Laura Carrivick (the Carrivick Sisters) on guitar/vocals and fiddle/vocals respectively, the extraordinary talents of young mandolin player Joe Tozer and the driving and technically demanding double bass playing and harmony vocals of John Breese.

The band has toured throughout the UK and Europe as well as appearing in North America, including being the first ever UK band to gain a highly sought after showcase spot at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2016 World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Folk Song in Eastern England : Traditional Song - Ely 11 May

Folk Song in Eastern England : Traditional Song event in Ely 11th May 2019

A recent notification from Steve Roud

The Traditional Song Forum (TSF) is an informal co-operative organisation which exists to assist people interested in the subject by holding events and meetings up and down the country to get people together to share enthusiasms, support and information.

We will be holding a meeting in Ely on Saturday 11th May, with the theme for the afternoon session (1pm - 4pm) Folk Song in Eastern England, which will include contributions from local experts on the history of traditional song in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Lincolnshire, and elsewhere in the region. Anyone interested can come along. The event is free of charge - but seating is limited so you must book a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/traditional-song-forum-meeting-in-ely-cambs-tickets-59113717721

For further information, please contact Steve Roud (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Martin Graebe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For more information on the Traditional Song Forum (also free to join), see: http://tradsong.org/

Claire Hastings at The Seagull Theatre

Award winning Singer/Songwriter Claire Hastings visits Suffolk

Described as “A genuine treat” by FATEA magazine, Glasgow based folksinger, songwriter, ukulele player and guitarist Claire Hastings made a name for herself on the folk scene by winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015.

photo: David Moses

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