Fire in the Moutain Festival, tunes and singing!

Posted by Ed Hicks on May 5, 2014

Next Thursday at Chats Palace, Homerton, the play folk tunes course starts again.  This six week course is a great way to improve your musicality, learn about folk music and start to develop a repertoire of tunes you can play with other people for fun or for dances.  There’s always a great crowd of people down there and a lot of the people who’ve been coming for awhile now meet up in between the classes to play through the repertoire for fun.  Come down and join in!

There’s more details here…

The shanty choir are also going from strength to strength and now have a few performance under their belts.  Their next performance is on the 11th of May back at TripSpace, Haggerston.  They’ll also be joined by The Ballina Whalers and  Firefly Burning  who are both great bands.

There’s more details about the gig here…

And there’s more details about the choir here…

Ticket are on sale for the wonderful Fire in the Mountain Festival!  Fire in the mountain is the best folk festival in the UK and just full of the best bands and musicians, playing on stage, playing tunes in the bar and drinking great beer surrounded by the beautiful mountains of West Wales.  There’s also a whole weekend of workshops programed by the Trad Academy.  There’s been English stepping, flat footing, bones playing, banjo, fiddle, gypsy jazz and even star gazing before.  Who knows what treats we’ll have to offer this year.

It’s sold out last year so get your tickets now, it’s the party of the year.  There’s details below…

Here’s also two great films now on the website…

Thanks for reading and help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to any of your friends who you think would like learn folk tunes, sing sea songs or come to this wonderful festival!



Playing Folk Tunes – April and May 2014

Thursdays ∙ 7:00pm – 8:30pm ∙ 24 April 2014 to 29 May 2014
£10 a session or £50 for all six weeks (email us for information about concessions)
Chats Palace, Hackney
With Nick Hart and Ed Hicks
Please email us to reserve your place

Sea Shanty Choir May 2014

Thursdays ∙ 7:30pm – 9:30pm ∙ 8 May 2014 to 22 May 2014
£6/session (email us for information about concessions)
Chats Palace, Hackney
Please email us to reserve your place

Fire in the Mountain Festival 2014

Friday 30th May – 1st June June 2014
Campsite open to public noon Thursday 29th May until noon Monday 2nd June.
Cwmnewidion Isaf, Cnwch Coch, Aberystwyth, SY23 4LL