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 14th January 2022
Hello and welcome to another week’s Dreamers Newsletter.
Another good session last Sunday with Jonathan in the chair, ably assisted by Jill and some memorable contributions, not least Paul’s excellent poem “Behind the Postcard” about the realities of life in Cornwall and the development of so much lovely countryside for second homes. And very well performed by Mary so thanks to both for that.
As usual after the excitements of Christmas and the New Year, January is a bit quieter. I’m keeping a regular eye on the Celtic Connections web-site but they still have no definite news beyond that most planned events will be affected by changes to the Scottish covid regulations and they are working very hard to see what can be salvaged from the original programme. Looking further ahead, Sidmouth Festival are still planning for a full programme of events with early bird tickets now on sale on their web-site at The Sidmouth Folk Festival – 29th July – 5th August 2022
A reminder about two events in the coming days:-
· First, on Tuesday 18th January at 8.00 p.m. Martin Simpson, guitarist extraordinaire, has a gig on Events | Live Music Online Gig | Live to your Living Room. He’s consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world with a wide range of material and more nominations than any other performer for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. His latest album “Home Recordings” was released in November last year.
· Two days later on Thursday 20th January, Reg Meuross has an on line gig at 7.30 with the first hour live-streamed free (donations welcome) on you tube and the remainder by ticket from The Folk Forecast: 6–20 Jan 2022 – The Folk Forecast (substack.com). Live from Rosslyn Court on the Kent coast.
And one gig from a bit further ahead. On Friday 4th February at 7.30, singer/songwriter/radio presenter Tom Robinson has a personal evening of songs and stories at the St Austell Arts Centre – supported by Joe Holtaway. This is in aid of the African Great Lakes Peace Trust. Tickets are £20 from various box offices and from Tom Robinson – St Austell Arts Theatre – Cornish Riviera Box Office (crbo.co.uk)
That’s all for this week, remember to send on any news, particularly of events which you think would be of interest. We’ll look forward to another zoom session on Sunday and hope that as many of you will be able to join us then.
In the meantime, take care and all the best