Dave Townsend Village Band Workshop, Lewes Saturday Folk Club


Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DJ

Tel: 01273 476757

Folk musician Dave Townsend


Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 306: DAVE TOWNSEND VILLAGE BAND WORKSHOP for any instrument.

Dave is one of our finest English concertina players & an experienced workshop leader.  He also plays fiddle & accordion & sings. He's well known for his work with The Mellstock Band & Hands On Music Weekends. 

Dave's Village Band Workshops are aimed at musicians who can read music and already know their way round their instrument.  Quick sight-reading isn't important, as we go round all the parts at a relaxed speed to make sure everyone is on board, and then arrange the repeats so that all the melody instruments get a crack at the tune and the harmonies.

Dave brings his wealth of experience and wide knowledge of traditional styles to these workshops, demonstrating how to bring the tunes and harmonies to life, shaping the music with accents, phrasing and dynamics, to create a unified band sound full of vitality and variety.  Some of the music will be available in advance.

Saturday 15th. June 2024/10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m. Places £45 (2 under-25s £22)

Email valmaigoodyear@aol.com to reserve places, bring the right money in cash on the day

IN THE EVENING TYBURN ROAD (DAVE TOWNSEND & IAN GILES) play at LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB (£12: email valmaigoodyear@aol.com to reserve tickets, bring the right money in cash on the night)

Provisional Timetable 10.45 Registration & coffee; please order lunch at the bar (refreshments not included) 11.00 The Village Dance Band – Arrangements of classic Southern English dance tunes 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch 13.30 The Village Pub – Favourite Southern English pub tunes 15.15 Tea/coffee break 15.30 How It Works – Arranging and improvising, followed by a grand play-out 16.45 Finish

N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited. Music will be sent in advance, maps and accommodation lists on request.

The club meets in an upstairs room. There is a handrail on each side of the stairs but no stairlift. Assistance dogs only, please.Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/

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