Dreamers newsletter 6th June 2024

Posted By dreamersfolk on Jun 7, 2024

Welcome to the Dreamers Newsletter after a week’s gap (because we had visitors). 

Sadly we also missed the Club last week as I was not feeling up to it but looking forward to returning this week and, hopefully, to hearing lots of regulars and some visitors. Our next guests are Foxes Fair on 23rd June.

The Cornish Zoom Folk Club session at the end of May was rather smaller than usual with some of our regulars going to other events (such as the Chippenham Festival and a Shanty Festival in Gloucester). The next session is as always on the fourth Saturday which is 22nd June.

Several good-looking events coming up in Cornwall. In date order:-

This Friday, 7th June, local favourite Angeline Morrison has an outdoor garden concert in Helston. Angeline is a folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose 2022 album ‘The Sorrow Songs : Folk Songs of Black British Experience’ was voted No 1 Folk Album of the year in The Guardian.  The evening also features Dark Leaves – Patrick Aston whose brooding and dark soulful folk ballads create an atmosphere that conjures the brooding environment inspired by the Cornish land and seascape. His last album was the evocative –  Laid Under Leaf, Under Branches. Doors open at 6.30 at 42 The Living Room, TR13 8EQ. Tickets and more info from Buy tickets – A Garden Concert with Angeline Morrison with Dark Leaves – 42 The Living Room (tickettailor.com)

On Sunday 9th June, The Old Albion Inn in Crantock has booked The Rowan Tree, including Richard Trethewey  for a Sunday afternoon session 3pm-5pm on June 9th – free entry.  The pub does do lovely Sunday lunches as well so this should be a really nice event  (advisable to book well  in advance for lunch).  Parking is limited in Crantock but there is a National Trust beach car park down the road.  

And next weekend (14th/16th June) is, of course, the Falmouth Shanty Festival. This is, as always, a huge event with more than 70 Groups from the UK and further afield performing all around the town. Much more detail about performers (many of them old friends of Dreamers) and venues as well as the full programme at Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival Let’s hope the weather is kind and the streets are thronged as usual.

On line, also on 7th June, there’s an opportunity to hear one of folk’s biggest names in Martin Carthy at Rosslyn Court in a hybrid concert (first half on line at 7.30, second half for the in-person audience only). Martin Carthy – Rosslyn Court

That’s all for this week, all the best and hope to see you on Sunday