July session

The July edition of our Galician session / foliada is coming up next week, on Wed, 25.7., starting from 8:30pm, at the James Street Tavern as usual.

In the lucky thirteenth session in the new sequence, we’ll again play lots of lovely tunes from our vast collection of Galician traditionals. The Oxford Pandeireteiras will play their tambourines and sing some of the songs they practise in their weekly classes. Sheet music will be provided for anybody who brings an instrument and wants to join in. Feel free to dance if you find space to move. A bag of miscellaneous percussion instruments is also on hand if you would like to rattle along with the rhythms.

Note that the Tavern has a 11:30 curfew for music activities, so the  session will close before that time with the traditional anthem of “Fisterra”. If you don’t have to leave earlier, it would be nice if you could stay for that.

For further info about the sessions and sharing audio and video recordings of the tunes we play, subscribe to this blog or join the Facebook group. There is also a mailing list for email reminders sent a week before the sessions.


Other events coming up:

Thursday 19.7. 20:30

The Albany, Cardiff

Thursday 26.7., 19:00 Eurobal/fest-noz!  The Isis Farmhouse, Oxford (OX4 4EL – directions here: http://www.theisisfarmhouse.co.uk/location you can only get there by bike, foot or boat. Wod (Jim & Jane) will be playing for Breton dance; the glorious Tradtoechter (Vivien Zeller & Ursula Suchanek, from Berlin)
will be playing for German, French and Swedish dance. Expect hanter dros, mazurkas, schottisches, waltzes and more! And don’t worry if these dances are new to you; Jo Hamilton and Vivien will be there
to explain what’s what!



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