EMMANUEL PARISELLE & DIDIER OLIVER
DANCE MUSIC of GASCONY & SOUTH-WEST FRANCE WORKSHOP
Saturday 13th June 2020
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Elephant & Castle,
Emmanuel is one of the best melodeon players in France, a singer & an expert in French regional dance music. He also plays a specially-designed 'Franglo' concertina. He has taught at Hands-On Music & regularly leads melodeon-building weeks in England. Didier is a superb fiddler & also dazzles on mandolin, boha (Gascon bagpipes) & guitar. They are favourites at the National Centre for Folk Arts at Halsway Manor. Both are wonderful singers.
Using traditional dance material from Gascony collected in the 1970s & 1980s, the workshop will be based on the three legendary dances of South-West France: the Rondeau (couple & chain) the Béarn Chain Branle & the Captieux Congo. Emmanuel demonstrates harmonies with melodeon & Didier demonstrates melody & style with other instruments.
Some music will be sent out in advance.
IN THE EVENING EMMANUEL PARISELLE & DIDIER OLIVER PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £10; advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
|11.00||Rondeaux (couple & chain).|
|13.30||Béarn Chain Branle|
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