The ninth annual Day of Lincolnshire Folk Music, Dance and Song returns to Leadenham next weekend. The village will be a hub of activity on Sunday, August 5, with hundreds of folk fans expected to descend from 11am to 9pm. The event is organised by 600 Whiskies Unplugged – a folk club named after the huge variety of whskies on sale at the George.35 Lincolnshire folk music acts will perform throughout the day at The George Hotel, in High Street, and Leadenham Teahouse, based in the Post Office, Main Road.As well as live performances, audiences can also enjoy all day sing-alongs, tune sessions and workshops in singing, clog dancing, French dancing and ukulele playing.BBC Radio Lincolnshire will also be on hand all day to record music and interviews. There will also be trade stalls at The George Hotel, and an Artisan Market at Leadenham Teahouse.The artisan market will include more live music and dancing, gin and prosecco bars, pizza made in an artisan oven, gourmet award-winning … [Read more...] about Celebrate folk music, dance and song at Leadenham festival
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Talented young adults with disabilities have been teaching primary schools pupils music, dance and singing through a pioneering local project. The Sparks Project in Derry has been hailed as a major success during the latest in a series of workshops at the Hub in Northside in Shantallow.Primary 6 children from Lisnagelvin Primary School are now among over 120 local children to date to receive first class tuition as part of the special education programme. Sparks has grown out of a pilot project developed as part of Liberty Consortium, and the team now has ambitious plans to deliver free music workshops to 680 children across Northern Ireland, with schools urged to get in touch. Sparks Projectmanager, Eamonn McCarron, said the project was based around the idea that “the best teacher is one that has overcome barriers to learning themselves.”“We think someone who has overcome barriers has empathy and drive to work with children to enhance their creative … [Read more...] about Talented local young people with learning disabilities are tutoring children in music, dance and singing
0 Have your say INSIDE THE CENTRE: Latest news from the South Holland Centre There’s so much music at the Centre this May and it all kicks off with Spalding Folk Club’s guest concert courtesy of Americana/folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood on Wednesday, May 2.Folk Club concerts take place in the Centre’s cosy Lounge Bar with a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Just turn up and give it a try. Admission on the door £6. If you are looking for a feel-good country/hillbilly boogie concert, then check out American band Woody Pines who play the main auditorium stage on Friday, May 4 at 8pm. This Nashville-based trio have wowed crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and the last time they toured the UK, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. Bob Harris loves them, so what else do we need to say? Tickets are £13.50, £12 concessions or £7.50 for under 26s.The following week we aim … [Read more...] about WEEKEND WEB: May is the month for live music
Igor Toronyi-Lalic 21 April 2018 9:00 AM 21 April 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp David Hoyle/London Sinfonietta; Concrete LatesQueen Elizabeth HallKammer KlangCafe OTO Imagine the National inviting RuPaul to play Hamlet. Or Tate giving Beryl Cook a retrospective. The London Sinfonietta offered a similar cocktail of mischief and insanity in devoting the opening concert of its return to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, after a three-year refurbishment, to the nihilistic drag act David Hoyle. It had me grinning from ear to ear. Mostly from watching the other critics squirm. The woman next to me, an off-duty member of the Sinfonietta, was spitting words into her hand: ‘Patronising bollocks’. It was one of those nights. Half the audience stony-faced and tensed with anger. The other half creased double and whooping. It’s what you get if you transfer the trashy camp of a gay mecca like the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Hoyle’s … [Read more...] about Closing the Queen Elizabeth Hall invigorated the new music scene. Why reopen it?
Historical hip-hop musical Hamilton took seven trophies including best new musical at the Olivier Awards, where women's rights activists joined stage stars on the red carpet to support the Time's Up movement. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about US founding father Alexander Hamilton was nominated in a record 13 categories at the theatre awards. The show, which turns an early chapter of US history into a compellingly modern story, opened in London in December after taking New York by storm. Jamael Westman gained a best-actor nomination in the title role, but lost out to co-star Giles Terera, who plays Hamilton's nemesis, Aaron Burr. Terera said it had been "the joy of my life" to perform with the most diverse company he'd ever been part of. "Diversity is not a policy. It is life," he said. Read more Royal Shakespeare Company accuses Quentin Letts of 'racist attitude' Central London gas leak forces theatres to cancel performances Cathy, review: a galvanising … [Read more...] about Historical musical Hamilton dominates Olivier Awards