During the pandemic and until we feel comfortable to return to normal, Dreamers meets as a live Zoom session starting at our usual time of 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. As always, we welcome visitors and MCs will do their best to make sure everyone who wants gets at least one contribution. Priority is given to those regulars and friends who have supported us through the pandemic. For more details please contact email@example.com or DM the Dreamers Facebook page. As soon as we can, we’ll announce our return to normal on this website and Fb.
Friday 15th October 2021
Hello and welcome to this week’s Dreamers Newsletter.
It was good to welcome John and Marion back last Sunday, a smaller zoom group than usual with quite a few regulars having been involved with the Falmouth Voice Tour and then on their way home. That reminded some of us that there have often been occasions in the live club when one has been asked to do a third offering – hopefully a situation we can get back to before long now. A small group of regulars are meeting this Saturday evening to talk about how, when and, most important, where that can be. In the meantime a trickle of clubs are re-opening, all on a cautious basis with different variations around social distancing, masks while seated, vaccination needed by performers and so on. Do, please, let us have your views on any or all of these or other related questions.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Bruce Watson wanted to rejoin us occasionally from Melbourne once clocks had changed. It seems clocks change at different dates and we need to wait for our clocks as well as theirs to change so it won’t be until November. However, in the meantime, Bruce has an on-line concert this Friday 15th October. It’s from 7.30 to 10.00 Australian Eastern Time which seems to be 9.30 on Friday morning here. The web-site for registration etc is https://events.humanitix.com/october-concert-bruce-watson-and-nerida-cuddy?fbclid=IwAR3AryG0HTS8HOz7qCfHk-Zqb_qKXeUP8z5THTSnzAm2iALncXpG-t2oI6I
News of a live gig coming up here. One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based bands, Talisk are at the Dolmen Centre in Constantine on Tuesday 9th November. Talisks have travelled the world winning awards all round including Folk Band of the Year at BBC Alba and closed ot the main stage at the 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival. Tickets fromGigs – T A L I S K
And an interesting new face (to me anyway) on Saturday 16th October on the Live to your Living Room site is Mel Biggs, One of the UK’s leading diatonic accordion players, Mel releases her debut solo album ‘From Darkness Comes Light’ this month. As a Morris dancer, musician and highly-renowned melodeon teacher, Mel is a familiar face on the UK folk scene having performed on some of the biggest UK festival stages including Sidmouth, Shrewsbury, Dartmoor, Whitby and Broadstairs. For this launch, she’s joined by a band, coming together in deepest darkest West Wales. – Mel Biggs and Friends | Live Online Folk Gigs | Live to your Living Room
So, hopefully we’ll have some news about possible reopening plans in next week’s news or during this Sunday’s zoom session. Hope to see lots of you there for another good evening
In the meantime, take care, keep safe and best wishes