BRIAN PETERS: BALLAD FORUM http://www.brian-peters.co.uk
Sunday 3rd. December 2017
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £30. Booking form available here. (£15 for two under 25-year olds)
The Elephant & Castle,
Brian Peters has been singing some of the greatest Child Ballads for many years, but established his reputation as one of their leading researchers & performers with the ballad CD 'Songs of Trial & Triumph'. Stephen Winick, of the Library of Congress, Washington DC, says: 'Brian Peters has long been one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song & music,. His Child ballads embody tragedy, action, excitement & humour ... unusual ballads such as Sir Aldingar & False Foudrage shimmer with magic & murder.'
In this forum Brian will bring his expertise in locating, refurbishing, arranging & singing the greatest ballads, & also his knowledge of the ballads that you bring yourselves, including comparative versions & fascinating source recordings from the tradition.
You are invited to bring along at least one traditional ballad of your choice to sing & talk about.To avoid clashes with other contributors. please state your preferred ballad in advance. If your choice has already been taken, we will let you know so that you can choose another.
ON SATURDAY 2nd. December BRIAN PETERS PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £7; advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)
& ALSO LEADS AN ALL-DAY MELODEON WORKSHOP.
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
You are invited to bring at least one ballad of your choice to sing & talk about, including reworked or new songs in the ballad style. To avoid clashes with other contributors, please state your preferred ballad in advance. If your choice has already been taken, we will let you know so that you can choose another.Ballads chosen so far -
N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance if requested.
20, St. John's Terrace,
Tel. (01273) 476757
e-mail: Valmai Goodyear