BBMA Annual General Meeting – Saturday 15 Oct 16 at Tamworth

Come along and Jam!

The BBMA Annual General Meeting for 2016 will once again be held at the Bolehall Manor Club, Amington Rd, Tamworth, B77 3LH on Saturday the 15th of October 2016.

The provisional programme: is as follows:

Friday 14th:

12 noon site opens for FREE camping/motorhomes

20:30 Tamworth Folk Club weekly singaround.

 

Saturday 15th:

12 noon bar opens for sessions.

15:00 BBMA AGM, followed by sessions in the bar

20:00 3 band concert FREE to BBMA members.

Details of bands to follow…

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Bluegrass & Old Time Events – via Rick Townend

Thu 04/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 04/02/16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Islington Folk Club, The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, EC1 0AG London
Fri 05/02/16 Jane Richards & Rick Townend – tribute to Gillian Welch St Julians Club, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX 07901 733224 W.Kent
Fri 05/02/16 Rich Pickin’s Dancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 1796 475474 N.Kent
Fri 05/02/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Sat 06/02/16 The Coal Porters Tangley Village Hall, nr Andover SP11 0JE Hants
Sat 06/02/16 Sunny Mountain Serenaders The Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS Brighton/Lewes
Sat 06/02/16 Gentlemen of Few The Ship, Herne Bay E.Kent
Sun 07/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 07/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 07/02/16 Hatful of Rain Horsham Folk Club, Normandy Ctr, Denne Rd RH12 1JF Sussex W
Sun 07/02/16 Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Chinnor Rd, Towersey OX9 3QY Oxford
Mon 08/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 09/02/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 09/02/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 10/02/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 10/02/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Thu 11/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 11/02/16 Stompin’ Dave Allen + Foghorn Leghorn The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Rd, London London
Fri 12/02/16 Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin The Ram Club, Old Cranleighans, Portsmouth Rd Thames Ditton KT7 0HB London
Fri 12/02/16 Gentlemen of Few Zed Café, Sevenoaks W.Kent
Sat 13/02/16 The Curst Sons Union Music Stores, 1 Lansdown Place, Lewes BN7 2JT 01273 474053 Brighton/Lewes
Sun 14/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 14/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 14/02/16 Annual Fiddle Convention (incl Pete Cooper , Chris Haigh) Cecil Sharp House, Regents Pk Rd, nr Camden Town NW1 7AY London
Mon 15/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 15/02/16 Sunny Mountain Serenaders The Harrison, 28 Harrison St, WC1h 8JF 0207 278 3966 London
Mon 15/02/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 16/02/16 Long Hill Ramblers Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU N.Kent
Wed 17/02/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 17/02/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 17/02/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 18/02/16 Sacred Harp Singing Theatre Studio, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich London SE10 9JF 7-9pm; 07478 351161 London
Thu 18/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 19/02/16 Gordie MacKeeman Norden Farm Ctr, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF 1631 788997 Reading
Sat 20/02/16 The Curst Sons The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 20/02/16 The Horsenecks The Harrison, 28 Harrison St, WC1h 8JF 0207 278 3966 London
Sat 20/02/16 Gentlemen of Few The Fox & Firkin, 314 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ 0208 6900 969 London
Sun 21/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 21/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 22/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 23/02/16 Gordie MacKeeman Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury CT1 2AS 01227 787787 E.Kent
Tue 23/02/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians Pig & Butcher, Five ASH Down, nr Uckfield TN22 3AN 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 23/02/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 23/02/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 24/02/16 Gordie MacKeeman The West End Ctr, Queens Rd, Aldershot GU11 3JD 01252 330040 Guildford
Wed 24/02/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 24/02/16 Ben Paley, with Jim Kweskin + Bonnie Dobson Nest Collective, The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd,  N1 8LN London
Wed 24/02/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 25/02/16 Police Dog Hogan Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS 1274 473076 Brighton/Lewes
Thu 25/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 25/02/16 Judy Cook Maidenhead Folk Club, The New Inn Reading
Fri 26/02/16 Judy Cook Music Institute Folk Club Guildford
Fri 26/02/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 27/02/16 The Curst Sons The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW 6pm; 01424 421392 Hastings
Sat 27/02/16 RNLI charity concert, with The Blackbriar Band, the Biggin Hillbillies and others Ruskin House, Croydon 7-11pm London
Sun 28/02/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 28/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 28/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 29/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 29/02/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Mon 29/02/16 Judy Cook Chesham Folk Club, Whitehill Ctr, HP5 1AG (nr Met.line stn) Hertfordshire
Wed 02/03/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 02/03/16 Locust Honey String Band The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Wed 02/03/16 The Blue Lion Bluegrass/Old-time Session The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Wed 02/03/16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 02/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 03/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 03/03/16 Judy Cook House Party details from 020 8672 3055 London
Fri 26/02/16 Rich Pickin’s Dancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 1797 475474 N.Kent
Fri 04/03/16 Judy Cook Fo’c’sle Folk Club, Richmond Inn, Southampton Hants
Sun 06/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 06/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 06/03/16 Hatful of Rain Tooting Folk Club, The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Rd, SW17 0ES London
Mon 07/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 08/03/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 08/03/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 09/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 09/03/16 Locust Honey String Band Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Chinnor Rd, Towersey OX9 3QY Oxford
Wed 09/03/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Thu 10/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Sat 12/03/16 The Curst Sons Duke of Wellington, 368 Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6RE 9pm; 01273 441297 Sussex W
Sun 13/03/16 Kim Lowings & Greenwood Horsham Folk Club, Normandy Ctr, Denne Rd RH12 1JF 01403 276 273 Sussex W
Sun 13/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 13/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 14/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Wed 16/03/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 16/03/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 16/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 16/03/16 Judy Cook Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston St, ME13 8PG N.Kent
Thu 17/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 17/03/16 Gentlemen of Few The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne Maidstone
Fri 18/03/16 Judy Cook Musical Traditions Club, King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, W1W 6DL 020 8340 0530 London
Fri 18/03/16 The Curst Sons Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS Brighton/Lewes
Sat 19/03/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Snowdrop, 119 South St, Lewes BN7 2BU 01273 471016 Brighton/Lewes
Sat 19/03/16 Simon Mayor & Hilary James Yattendon Village Hall, RG18 0UR 01635 200185 Reading
Sun 20/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 20/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 21/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 21/03/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 22/03/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 23/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 23/03/16 Police Dog Hogan Camden Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG London
Thu 24/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 25/03/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 26/03/16 Stompin’ Dave Allen The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 26/03/16 Contra-dance workshop – Appalachian dances Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ 4-6pm E.Kent
Sat 26/03/16 American supper with Appalchian Clogging by the Arkwrights Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ 6-7pm E.Kent
Sat 26/03/16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ 8pm E.Kent
Sat 26/03/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW Hastings
Sun 27/03/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 27/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 27/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 28/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 28/03/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Tue 29/03/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians Pig & Butcher, Five ASH Down, nr Uckfield TN22 3AN 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 29/03/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 30/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 30/03/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 31/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
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2016 Bluegrass Calendar

Here is a list of 2016 festivals that we’ve been notified of:

4-5th March. Bristol Bluegrass & Americana Festival, BS1 5JG.    07779 111569

28th March – 1st April. Sorefingers. Kingham School, Gloucs. http://www.sorefingers.co.uk

6-8th May. Orwell, Ipswich. orwellbluegrass.co.uk/

14-15th May. Battlefield Bluegrass Festival, Naseby.  07931 307039

20-22nd May. The Wharf Bluegrass Weekend. Worcester, WR6 6TB. http://www.wharfbluegrass.com/

16th April. Somerset Bluegrass Day. Wellington

30th May Bluegrass in Bloom – St Julians, Sevenoaks https://www.facebook.com/stjuliansclub/posts/817409851676895

3-5th June. Coastline Bluegrass Festival, Llangollen. http://www.coastlinebluegrass.co.uk/

9-13th June. Tamworth, B77 3LH, Staffordshire. www.tamworthbluegrass.co.uk

10th-12th June, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland. http://westportfolkandbluegrass.com/

17-19th June. Steeple Morden, East Anglia. http://www.eabg.co.uk/

24 – 26 June Bluegrass picking weekend at Clyro Court ( http://www.clyrocourt.co.uk/ ) just outside Hay-on-Wye

24 to 26 June British Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Federation’s summer school – Bluegrass workshop by Mike Pryor and Richard Holland http://www.banjomandolinguitar.org/summer%20school.htm

30thJune–3rdJuly. North Wales Bluegrass Festival, Conwy. www.northwalesbluegrass.co.uk

8-10th July.  Holford Arms picking w/e at Knockdown near Didmarton. www.theholfordarms.co.uk

14-17th July. South Essex Bluegrass Festival. http://southessexbluegrass.co.uk/

22-23rd July. Beer & Bluegrass, Poole. http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Poole/St-Aldhelms-Hall-/Beer-and-Bluegrass-2016/12587716/

28th July. Bluegrass night at Cairncastle, Larne, Co Antrim. https://www.facebook.com/Cairncastle-Ulster-Scots-136932219707793/?fref=nf

5-7th August. Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival. http://www.surreybluegrass.com/

11-14th August. Pick Your Own Festival, Cheshire. http://pickyourown.org.uk/wp/

25-28th August. Dunmore East festival, Co Waterford, Ireland

25-28th August. Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. http://www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk/

2-4th September. Didmarton, Gloucs. http://didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/

2-4th September Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. http://nmni.com/bluegrass

9-11th September. Gower Bluegrass Festival, South Wales. http://gowerbluegrass.co.uk/

16-18th September. Cornish Bluegrass Festival, Newquay. www.cornishbluegrass.co.uk/

23-25th September. Moniaive Bluegrass Festival, Scotland. www.moniaivebluegrass.co.uk/

Details as notified at time of publication. No guarantee is given for accuracy

 

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8th Bristol Bluegrass and Americana Festival

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March 2016 at The Bristol Folkhouse, 40A Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG.  

 Concert Friday night.  Workshops, open mic, open jam and concert Saturday.

 Bands appearing:

 The Ben Somers String Band

The Grass Snakes

Heather Bristow

The Hogranch

The Jolenes

The Kentucky Cow Tippers

The Vanguards

 Friday only ticket  £15  Saturday only ticket  £17  Both days ticket  £29

Banjo, fiddle and guitar workshops (Saturday morning) £25

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