Happy Feet & Hearts Full of Sunshine
If you're finding the whole existence of February even more grey than usual then we have a little exercise for you to try; just start dreaming . . . mmmmm . . . sunny days and warm evenings . . . music-making . . . joyful learning experiences, great food . . . oooh and very good company; now add to the mix a few walks in the Spanish mountains and possibly . . . a dip in the private pool before deciding on whether you should pick banjo, voice, guitar or fiddle for your workshop today. Good dream?
Not a dream, just a chance to come and play with us for week in Spain!
La Fuente De Musica 'Music Weeks' are being hosted by, amongst others, Kate Lissauer, Dave Bing, Alice Gerrard and Beverly Smith - so if a week of Old-time American traditional workshops taught by some of the US's finest musicians sounds like your kind of thing then come and join us in Spain.
10 - 17 May and 27 Sept - 4th Oct. 'Music Week' Old-Time American Music & Song
If you're dream had more foot-action and toe-tapping involved then we are delighted to tell you that now, in addition to running the Music Weeks twice we are going to be holding a Dance Week too!
La Fuente De Musica 'Dance Week': American Percussive Step Dance. 25 Oct - 1 Nov. Freestyle and interpretive solo & synchronised dance (all levels) taught by Jake Jones and Jenny Read.
All the above La Fuente weeks are only £595 per person (ex. travel) - inclusive of food, tuition, accommodation so if you're interested just get in touch through the website, Facebook, Twitter, Carrier Pigeon or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Excitement all round . . . the tickets have now gone on sale for our exclusive gig with the Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Duo, April 10, at The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :
Old Time American Music Evening: Two Acts, One Night - is a one-off double-bill show with two headline acts. The Buffalo Gals and the Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Duo. This amazing gathering of musicians will bring you an intimate yet robust evening of old-time and blues-inspired folk music, hilarious anecdotes and virtuosic dance performances. We can't wait!
For this one night only we will all have the pleasure of the company of Evie, of all-girl band the Stairwell Sisters, and Keith Terry, founder of the International Body Music Festival. Read more about it and buy your tickets online here.
You can also find us in March at the following places in Wiltshire:
7 March: Bouverie Hall, Pewsey
8 March: Bishopstone Village Hall
9 March: Newton Tony Village Hall
all thanks to the lovely folks at Pound Arts Rural Touring
March 22 is Tangley Village Hall thanks to Hog The Limelight
April sees the Gals and Stampede both on tour in Worcestershire, Chesterfield and Staffordshire thanks to our friends at Live & Local , so check out the 'Gigs & Events' tab on the Buffalo Gals and Kate Lissauer websites for more details www.katelissuer.com www.buffalogals.com
AND FINALLY, BEFORE WE GO...
As most of the Gals and several of the Stampede are based in the South West of this little island we couldn't let this newsletter go buy without checking if all our Somerset-friends are OK.
We know that this wet, miserable and, for some, devastating time is affecting homes, businesses, village halls and communities particularly around the Levels and it is with no pleasure at all that we learn the weather is now making its fierce presence felt over the rest of the country. We find ourselves uncharacteristically glad that this is a week off from touring and we hope that all of you will stay tucked up and safe too.