The weekend kicks off on
a chance to renew friendships and get yourself in the mood for the
Evening Sessions and Folk Club
in the Cottage and Nelly Deans Lounge
Saturday's events include
Voice workshop A few tips on voice control where to get that right start note and how to get the confidence to start in the first place
Lace Making was popular last year so Jillie, Anna and Helen will be back with a simple introduction to this craft.
Melodeon Our good friend Bill Mc Kinnon hosted a very effective workshop at Banbury Canalside festival and he has agreed to come up with something similar for Miskin.
Corn Dolly making with Lucy Burrow. Another fascinating country craft still kept alive by enthusiastic people like Lucy. Come and have a go and have something really special to take home with you.
Scottish Small Pipes A very special chance to meet and get a few insights into this subtle little brother of those big Scottish War pipes.
There are plans to bring a preview of a rather special anniversary production to Miskin this lunchtime. Watch out for more details.
A choice of concerts in the afternoon
Acoustic Folk Concert
In the Cottage
and new this year
All Electric concert
in the Scout Hall
for those who prefer the amplified sound
Look out for Story telling sessions throughout the day and of course almost continous song and music sessions in Nelli Deans
And in the Evening
Grand Easter Saturday Ceilidh
with a welcome return from
As well as workshops and sessions and
Mill Cottage Folk Concert Club
With comperes Lynne and Ted Tann-Watson
who describe it as a sort of Ashby-de-La-Zouche Folk Club comes to Miskin. This is part of the world tour that regularly takes in the Volunteer Garden in Sidmouth.
A subtle cross between the formality of a concert and the relaxed atmosphere of a club session. Designed to allow an occasional longer spot.
Another busy day starting with the
Traditional Easter Family Breakfast
bring your chocolate Eggies and make the Day really special
Nows the chance to put the finishing touches to your Easter Bonnet
Ready for the
Bonnets Bring your own or make one during the weekend
Costumes Dance Kit,fancy Dress, batman even. Just dress up!
Jan has something special planned I know so don't miss this.
Colman Connelly with his Irish Uilleann Pipes meets Vicki Swan on the Scottish Small Pipes for an interesting international match!
(Timing may vary according to arrival times)
Early morning "voices only" session
Easter Gospel Session
with "Daniels Band" Chris Wenham, Mike Gibson, Kathy Wallis and Jon Heslop
~ Pace-Egging Ceremony ~
~ Egg and spoon races ~
The Afternoon brings
~ Another choice of Concerts ~
Perhaps a chance to catch the guest you missed yesterday
and of course ~music and song Sessions ~
At about 5 o'clock. The cider is warm and ready, the trail is set and off go the story tellers on the "Story Walk". Kathy Wallis leads the way between trees and tales - truth and fancy, all helped along by a small glass or two of mulled spicy cider. a special treat indeed. Finish up by the campfire for a few more stories and perhaps even a song or two.
In the evening
The Easter Special
"Ceilidh of Our Own Making"
A requested feature of our weekend, this is a chance to be part of a ceilidh band for the first time or perhaps to have a go at calling a dance. Whatever happens it is always a lot of fun.
Sessions continue in Nellie Deans Lounge
And a Folk Concert Club in the cottage
We move to
The Windsor Hotel
and hand over to the
Llantrisant Folk Club
A day of song and music arounds - Concert spots and the usual Llantrisant club Mahem.
Food will be available all day, and of course a choice of good beers.