WILSON FAMILY WORKSHOP SINGING THE WILSON WAY
Saturday 6th 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,
The glorious, powerful vocal harmony of The Wilsons of Teesside has rung out in folk clubs & festivals for over 40 years. In 2011 they performed at the Royal Albert Hall & in 2013 accompanied Sting in 20 shows at The Public Theatre, New York. Tom, Chris, Steve, Ken & Mike sing traditionally-oriented songs with deep understanding, joy & good humour. They shared a close friendship with Peter Bellamy & cite him as a major influence, along with The Copper Family, The Young Tradition, The Watersons, Johnny Collins, Jim Mageean & Fred Jordan amongst many others. They were awarded the EFDSS Gold Badge in 2018.
In the workshop The Wilsons will explore their singing history & how the group evolved. Music reading is not needed. There will be plenty of chance to sing, try out some harmonies, & discuss the songs in the final ‘Big Sing.’
IN THE EVENING THE WILSON FAMILY PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £12; advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
|11.00||Singing the New Album – the Wilsons will sing & discuss all the songs included on their forthcoming album.|
|13.30||Forty years of singing in multiple harmony – the full Wilsonia|
|15.15||Big Sing & discussion featuring songs from the individual repertoires of each of 'the lads'|
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