JEFF WARNER US TRAD SONGS from THE WARNER COLLECTION WORKSHOP.
Saturday 14th. September 2019
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Elephant & Castle,
A fine singer of American traditional songs, Jeff accompanies himself on guitar, 5-string banjo & English concertina. He presents music from North Carolina to New England with warmth, humour & understated scholarship. He's also a great teacher with a deep understanding of the origins on the music & how to perform it for today's listeners. His parents, Anne & Frank Warner, collected & published a huge number of traditional songs from the Eastern USA, with respect, empathy & affection for the singers. Their enormously important work is housed in the Library of Congress.
The early part of the workshop will be an overview of the Warner collection (1938-1966) including voices & photos of the traditional singers. In the late afternoon Jeff presents & teaches songs from the collection..
JEFF WARNER PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £8; advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
|11.00||Stories from the Warner collection with recorded sound & photos taken by the Warners.|
|13.30||Continuing the story of the Warner collection.|
|15.15||An offering of songs from the collection performed by Jeff with the participation of the class.|
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