Home' Woodford Folk Festival : Programme 2017-18 Contents AUSTRALIAN TRADITIONAL
Our own tradition - schottisches, waltzes,
set tunes and more. David de Santi
has collected Australian tunes since
forever and loves to share these musical
treasures. Sheet music is available.
THUR COOPERS BAR 2:00PM
BLUEGRASS TUNES AND SONGS
Bring your instruments or sing along
to some ‘high lonesome’ standards
from the great Bluegrass repertoire.
WED COOPERS BAR 2:00PM
SAT COOPERS BAR 6:45PM
Wrap your head (and your hanky)
around traditional English dance
and Morris tunes that make you
want to hop, skip and jump.
FRI SAT COOPERS BAR 5:30PM
What makes a tune ‘good’? David de
Santi knows and is your musical guide
to tunes from Australia, Italy, Quebec,
Scandinavia, Spain, France, Ireland and
beyond! Sheet music is available.
WED MON COOPERS BAR 11:45AM
Join the ‘Craic’! Trad Irish tunes are played
by ear - jigs, reels, hornpipes. Play along if
you know the tunes or tap, clap and dance!
How do they know what to play next?
WED COOPERS BAR 5:00PM
THUR SUN COOPERS BAR 5:30PM
FRI SAT COOPERS BAR 9:00PM
IRISH TUNES: SLOW SESSION
Slow to intermediate tunes encourage you to
learn and play trad Irish tunes by ear. Yes, you can!
FRI SAT COOPERS BAR 10:30AM
ITALIAN SONGS AND TUNES
Bellissimo tunes will transport you to a land where
music is played to celebrate life with a fierce
sense of humour. Sheet music available (borrowed
from David de Santi’s Zumpa Italian Tunebook)
SUN COOPERS BAR 2:00PM
OLD TIME TUNES AND SONGS
Bring your banjos, fiddles, guitars and
mandolins for some great play along American
fiddle tunes. Sing along to those Old Time
songs that have stood the test of time, with
familiar choruses that you didn’t realise were
rattling around in the back of your brain.
FRI COOPERS BAR 6:45PM
MON COOPERS BAR 5:30PM
COOPERS BAR FEATURE
Woodford’s tradition of participation comes alive in the festival’s cracking public house, the Coopers
Bar. Tunes and songs ring out day and night, beckoning Woodfordians to grab their instruments, limber
up the vocal chords and join the fray! From foot-tapping trad Celtic tunes to good Old Time and
Bluegrass standards; English tunes to rollicking sea shanties; strummin’ ukes to slammin’ ACDC – there’s
something for everyone in these acoustic sessions. Pull up a seat and help bring the house down!
(Store your instrument in the Music Instrument Cloakroom (MIC) while on site).
SCOTTISH TUNES WITH EMMA NIXON
Scottish tunes are played by ear with Emma.
Traditional reels, jigs, strathspeys - this
is music with the scent of heather.
WED MON COOPERS BAR 10:30AM
THUR – SUN COOPERS BAR 11:45AM
SLOW AUSTRALIAN TUNES
Bring your instrument and learn the catchy Australian
tunes that are our homegrown musical heritage.
THUR SUN COOPERS BAR 10:30AM
SONG SESSIONS WITH DON JARMEY AND
BYO instruments and lusty voices for all-
round good time song sessions from a man
and his clan well used to the jam.
WED COOPERS BAR 9:00PM
THUR SUN COOPERS BAR 3:15PM 9:00PM
FRI SAT MON COOPERS BAR 2:00PM
THE ‘ALL IN’ SESSIONS
Tunes, songs, anything goes!
SUN COOPERS BAR 11:45PM
MON COOPERS BAR 9:00PM
Uke jam curious? Bring your uke and a smile and
surf the ukulele wave with us. Jam leaders will
paddle the musical canoe with you. Words/tabs
are provided and all instruments are welcome!
DAILY COOPERS BAR 9:00AM
ENHANCE THE LABYRINTH
WITH NATURE’S SYMBOLS
Set your intentions for the festival
and your life by enhancing the
Labyrinth with nature’s symbols.
Following, your best intentions
can be hand written by Djuelu.
WED LABYRINTH 10:00AM
LET YOUR HEART SING
Let your heart sing so you
may walk in harmony in a co-
creation with Darren Percival
and choir. Your heart song
can be transcribed onto
parchment, with Djuelu.
THUR LABYRINTH 7:30PM
WELCOME A POSITIVE
Walk, dance and jump for joy.
Dedicate this ceremony to inviting
in your most positive future. Your
positive affirmations are then
confirmed in writing, by Djeulu.
SAT LABYRINTH 7:30PM
WALK IN THE NEW
Let go of the old, walk in the
new. Cultivate your dreams
and celebrate the richness
of community. Then write
in the new, with Djuelu.
MON LABYRINTH 2:30PM
of improvised, Celtic and
using n'goni, singing bowls
and bouzouki, complements
your individual inner
journey as you walk the
Sacred Union Labyrinth.
Djuelu is the alter ego
of sign artist Rob Clark.
He loves using freehand
brush and pen to write
people’s own expressions
of inspiration, gratitude
and love. Beautiful words,
THUR SAT 9:00PM
This one-man percussion ensemble will be
playing various instruments and looping
them to create a depth of sound that
embraces nature itself and personalises
your time in the Sacred Union Labyrinth.
THUR – SAT 10:00AM
Robin Clayfield and her troupe of
ceremony weavers, musicians and
artists create a magical space to
enjoy at your leisure or in community
ceremony, walking meditations or
by receiving beautifully penned
inspirations. Take part in one of the
rituals, or simply walk the labyrinth
in your own ritual, any time.
Sacred Union Labyrinth
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