Delighted to be involved with Folkin’ Digital today. From 3pm-10pm BST, you will hear from a braw line-up including Chris Cleverley, Daria Kulesh, David Fisher, Edwina Hayes, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall, Katherine Priddy, Kim Lowings Music, Paul McClure.
Surprise! 🇩🇪 I’m in Germany with Jack McRobbie and Callum Morton-Teng doing two gigs on Sunday 16th August. My first and last gigs since lockdown! We’ve had lots of fun whizzin about on these scooters seeing Bielefeld, and now comes the music!
11:00 – Kulturamt Bielefeld
16:30 – Parkbad Gütersloh
Tickets available at box office.
It’s Bandcamp day! 🙌🏻 My musical offering this month is a cover of Bob Dylan’s Girl From The North Country.
Download here: www.ionafyfe.bandcamp.com/track/girl-from-the-north-country
Bandcamp is waiving fees from Friday-Saturday 7am UK time. Photo by Martin Venherm.
Was delighted to have been asked to sing “When Mandela Danced in the Square” for Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation’s online celebration and fundraiser as part of Mandela Day. The song was written by Ian Davison. I heard it from a recording of the wonderful Anne Neilson.
LAST CHANCE to sign up to a three-part course in Ballad Scholarship & Sourcing. Lessons at 19:00 BST on July 7th, 14th and 21st via Zoom.
JOIN THE COURSE // TICKETS HERE
This will focus on the process of sourcing, interpreting, editing, arranging a ballad and will guide members through several of my favourite online (FREE) folksong and ballad resources and archives.
You don’t need any resources or books, just access to Zoom. Resources will be sent to you. Your ticket ensures you get three workshops so you get more out of the classes and can do your research between classes. This is open to beginners. This class is limited to 15 people so it will not be a big class and plenty of space to learn and ask questions.