FOCSLE Music Events

usually, Wednesday evenings at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley  SO14 6SF
Occasionally elsewhere in Southampton

28 Nov 2018
Guest:  HEATHER BRADFORD & LEWIS WOOD

  Smoky-toned vocalist HEATHER BRADFORD has been in several line-ups, esp. noted for being one third of the late lamented all-female a capella group Hen Party (with Sarah Morgan & Alison Muir).  A long-time Focsle supporter, she also brings with her the talents of fiddler LEWIS WOOD tonight, for an evening of [t.b.c.] alternating solos.  Lewis is/was Vice-President of the University Folk Society, whose instrumentalists meet most Mondays in The Doghouse to play what they've practised at a room on the campus earlier that evening.  Formerly half of clarinet/fiddle duo Gentile & Wood, he can also be found at Doghouse Sessions, every 4th Monday, playing along with (or occasionally leading) many other semi-pro musicians in an informal session.  Intense energy, and a relaxed bowing technique (reminiscent of Ben Paley), are among his hallmarks.

  Usual FOCSLE Music arrangements for this style of evening:  singaround first, (usually) twice round those performers present, followed by a support act, then the guests take the floor.  No door charge:  we Pass-the-Hat, so it’s your generosity that pays the musicians.  Raffle, with alcohol and (usually) confectionery prize(s) — sometimes more, depending on audience-size.

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