Really looking forward to starting Term 32 at More Music tomorrow! Open to all - in person or online!
This was a nice one to do 🙂
Here's a couple of slip-jigs we recorded for https://www.gregson.co.uk
That time of year when special friends might need their nails trimming
with the inimitable Jane Lawrence on Fiddle. The Lilly is a great tune and claimed by both NE England and Wales. The Morgan Rattler is found in tune books all over the UK and is a popular jig.
Really looking forward to the new Folk Group term at More Music from Monday - Term 30! - 10 years of tunes, songs and dances. All the music we've covered (about 750 tunes!) is available at benfarmer.co.uk/workshops/ with various tabs dependent on who was there at the time! To sign up for this term please go to https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing?eid=15273 ... See more
Much fun being had with a theremin in the kitchen 🙂
Here’s a video of a fabulous collaboration I did at the weekend (Raghad Haddad, Syrian viola player based in Birmingham, and Lancaster musicians Jane Lawrence, Sian Phillips and Paul Sherwood) playing a beautiful Arabic tune, Lamma Bada Yatathana. All organised by the indomitable Fiona Frank. Part of a fundraising concert for a new centre for refugees and asylum seekers planned for Lancaster by Global Link- if you'd like to support this project and/or see the whole concert, please go to www.tinyurl.com/lancasterconcert and make a small donation, and they'll send you a link to the concert. ... See more
This was my contribution to the Sufjan Stevens Songs for Christmas 2020 online thing last weekend. I managed to rope in two amazing musicians to join me too - Becca Kenyon's lovely voice and the amazing Howard Haigh on guitars. (a bit of trickery for the other voices). The most cheezy video/ karaoke I could manage too ha ha - well it is Christmas... Coventry Carol https://youtu.be/ppRiL0x5dXs ... See more