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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
3:08 pm
12 октября 2013,18:00
в Государственном музыкальном театре Владимира Назарова,

Моноспектакль-притча  Ксении Назаровой

на основе шедевров мировой этнической музыки.



Режиссер-постановщик, сценограф - А. Аббасов
Музыкальный руководитель проекта - Н. Рогачева
Подбор музыкального материала - Н. Рогачева, К. Назарова, А. Шишов

Хореограф - С. Юдин http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000350435806
Художник по костюмам - О. Иванова
Художник по свету - О. Страшкин
Звукорежиссер - В. Крепкий, Е. Авдеева https://www.facebook.com/elena.ku.9
автор идеи - А. Шишов https://www.facebook.com/alexandr.shishov.169?fref=ts

Она - К. Назарова https://www.facebook.com/nazarova.xenia
скрипка - А. Розов https://www.facebook.com/retro.dance.band
аккордеон, флейты, гитара - В. Тирон www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000271040202
акустическая гитара, авганский рубоб, португальская гитара - С. Урюпин
бас - Р. Протодьяконов
дудук - В. Порфирьев
перкуссия - В. Чушкин
бойран - Ю. Сергеев http://vk.com/id16435952
португальская гитара - С. Лазарев
саксофон - Е. Гришаев
Танец Тени (постановка и исполнение) - В. Шулятьева. https://www.facebook.com/varvara.shulyatyeva

Адрес: г. Москва, Старая Олимпийская деревня, 1.
Проезд от:
м. Юго-Западная (227, 667) "Олимпийская деревня"
м. Киевская (трол. 17), м. просп. Вернадского (810, 830) "Музыкальный театр"

Камерный зал
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
1:15 am
Iechyd da!
Not my best performance, but I had only had the instrument for about a week and a half when I took this video.
Saturday, August 28th, 2010
11:46 pm
cq cq cq
Hello, any people in this forum! Maybe I'm just suffering a mild withdrawal from music of the sort that belongs here: our ever so efficient Homeland Security or whatever it's called has made it even sillier and more frustrating for musicians from the UK to tour the US, to the point that many great performers don't bother. Plus, I've been kicked off the community radio station where I had a weekly folk show SINCE 1987, because they needed more room for songwriters....am working up to making podcasts, but it is taking some time. Financial concerns have kept me from travelling to Britain for festivals, these past two summers, so what with one thing and another I am feeling a bit left out.

Who's on this site? What are your favourite singers/dancers/musicians up to? What songs are you working on, if you sing/play? What's the state of trad music where you are? What do you think people should be listening to, that we may not have encountered yet?

I am in St Louis MO: it's a good blues town, there's a healthy bluegrass community, we have a small but thriving folk school that caters mainly to old-time instrumentalists, fiddlers and such-- but I have been teaching a ballads class there for going on two years. I am artistic director for a folk club which has existed in some form or other since 1975: ( www.thefocalpoint.org for those of you who are interested.) We have contra dancing, cajun dance, a gay square dance club, and two morris teams, one Cotswold and one Border.

Among my all-time best-loved musicians are Mike Seeger, Peter Bellamy, Almeda Riddle, the various permutations of the Waterson/Carthy family; Richard Thompson, Bob Dylan, John Renbourn, Andy Irvine, Martin Simpson, Paddy Keenan, Dave Van Ronk, Louisa Killen, and the Boys of the Lough.

And then of course there's Les Barker. And the Kippers.

In recent years I have also come to love Tim Van Eyken, The Devil's Interval, Damien Barber and his crew, Sam Lee, and Fiddlers' Bid.

In general I am not so much a fan of romantic female voices with echo effects; a closer, edgier sound suits me better, but I am willing to listen to anyone decent.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009
11:09 pm
Looking for a particular type of folk

I'm looking for something like this
(Plan 7, "The Funeral Of Théodred" feat. Miranda Otto) - it's a kind of reconstructed Anglo-Saxon singing, but it sound a lot like Icelandic or similar vocals.

Any suggestions?
Monday, January 12th, 2009
10:50 pm
IVFDF 2009

BIG PLUG!!! February 27th-March 1st 2009, Exeter University is hosting the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival. There's all sorts of stuff going on - ceilidhs, morris tour, dance, music and song workshops...even orange-jousting! It's the longest continuously-running folk festival in the country and it's absolutely fantastic!!!

Thursday, May 8th, 2008
4:25 pm
What the Folk? Lectures at Cecil Sharp House [XPosted]
As part of the ongoing Saturday Morning Music Workshops at Cecil Sharp House, EFDSS are sponsoring a series of lectures on first and third Saturdays at Cecil Sharp House. Here are the dates and titles of upcoming lectures.

All lectures begin at 1pm, and the cost to attend is £5 on the door.

This land of custom: Same time, same place, next year
(The May Fete is also occurring on this date.)

JUNE 7 -- Archive films from the VWML collection

Songs and stories of southern country gypsies

Sex, drink and death in English folk song

Stepping out in East Anglia: Keeping it alive

What the Folk? Seminars in the Folk Arts
Explore the breadth, depth and wealth of folk culture.

Current Mood: busy
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
11:55 am
Camden Clog Day of Dance, 12 April 2008 [xposted]
Sorry for all the announcements, folks: there's just a lot going on at Cecil Sharp House right now!

Join us in London for a whole day of stepping. Camden Clog
are running beginner, intermediate and advanced clog
dancing classes; and Thrales Rapper are running a sword
dancing workshop for all abilities. Step dancing is intricate,
fun and good exercise!

10am to 5.15pm 12 April 2008
£15/£10 unwaged

Ticket holders will also be entitled to reduced admission
to some events at Cecil Sharp House on the Friday and
Saturday nights. Details of hostel accomodation available.
For more information go to www.camdenclog.org.uk
For a booking form email Camden Clog at info@camdenclog.org.uk or phone
Cecil Sharp House on 020 7485 2206 or go to www.camdenclog.org.uk
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road,
London NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206

Current Mood: busy
10:53 am
Saturday Morning Workshops to begin at Cecil Sharp House on 19 April

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is proud to announce a series of Saturday workshops at Cecil Sharp House. The workshops are set to begin on 19 April 2008. Sessions are geared toward beginners, although students of all levels of experience are welcome. Classes will occur on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 10.30-12.30 at Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town. The series will feature widely renowned teachers, lecturers, and workshop leaders. Instruction will be offered in banjo, piano accordion, and voice . Each day will include both classes and lectures, with classes in the morning and lectures following. Please see the EFDSS web page for more information.

Classes will run for two terms. The first term will begin on 19 April and end on 19 July, and the second will begin 6 September and run through 12 December. Instructors include Ed Hicks (banjo), Paul Hutchinson (Accordion), Sam Lee (voice), and Tim van Eyken (voice). Lecturers include Malcolm Taylor, Vic Gammon , Doc Rowe, Shirley Collins, John Howson, and Reg Hall.

Places in the workshops are limited, so advance booking is recommended. Some instruments may be available for students who do not have their own; please call Cecil Sharp House on 0208 485 2206 to enquire about instruments or to book a place.

Cecil Sharp House is located at 2 Regents Park Road, Camden Town, NW1 7AY. For directions, please visit www.efdss.org . The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library will be open on Saturday workshop days.

Lecture Series Dates and Topics
Date		Lecturer			Subject
19/4		Malcolm Taylor	This Folk Melée: Collectors, manuscripts, the oral tradition,  and how to look beyond the dust
3/5		Reg Hall		Irish Music in Camden Town
17/5		Doc Rowe		This land of custom: same time, same place, next year
7/6		Appleby Fair		
21/6		Shirley Collins	Songs and stories of southern country gypsies
5/7		Vic Gammon		Sex, drink and death in English folk song
19/7		John Howsen	Stepping out in East Anglia: keeping it alive

Current Mood: busy
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
9:59 am
Young Coppers CD Launch at Cecil Sharp House TONIGHT! [xposted]
Doors open at 7:30.

The Young Coppers are the 'younger generation' of the Copper Family. Their first CD is now out and tonight is their official launch here at Cecil Sharp House.

Tickets on the door are £8. We're not sold out, so if you can come along, please do!
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
5:50 pm
Looking for song sessions
Hello! I'll be visiting Scotland and Ireland this May, and I'd like to base my trip around the available sessions. I know where I can find instrumental sessions; however, I'd like to find as many song sessions along the way as I can.

Can anyone recommend one (or more!) to me? I'll be in both N and R Ireland as well as Scotland. Will also be in London for a few days late April.

If you'd like to make sure I have a decent voice and won't wreck the session, check www.myspace.com/aislingtrad. I sing lead on Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore.

10:17 am
Ar Ais Aris
My Irish born husband is running a podcast/streaming video show in preparation for the great traditional festival in his hometown in Ireland Ar Ais Aris.

Tune in now to watch and listen to his live show here until 11 AM Eastern time. Or check in anytime to hear the podcasts.

Current Mood: happy
Monday, January 14th, 2008
9:59 am
Traditionally-focused music, song, and dance competitions? [xposted]
As part of my work for EFDSS, I've been asked to put together a list of traditionally-focused music, song, and dance competitions in the UK, with an eye to those with a national scope (although we'd like to look at healthy regional competitions as well).

We're interested in sponsoring some prizes for these awards, but we can't do that if we don't know what they are!

Is there a listing anywhere (various google searches haven't come up with one, so I'm not hopeful) of competitions? Even a listing of competitions for specific instruments would be great.

If you know of a list, or of a competition I might not have heard of (or even one you're sure I msut have heard of!) please leave it in a comment?

Gwen Knighton
Marketing and Publicity
English Folk Dance and Song Society
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
10:50 pm
Folk for babies
I've been wondering about whether I could create a "Folk For Babies" collection, like the Classic FM for Babies one, that I could use when playing with my newborn daughter - and thought I'd put it out for suggestions for what I could include. And save me from going round the twist with the usual crap that's out there for kids.
This could be either songs - strong story songs, or classics - or people's definitive versions thereof. For example, I'd quite like to have Daddy Fox in the collection, but am torn as to whether I take the Ben Dauncey version of it, or the Witches of Elswick's, or another one.

So far I'm thinking Daddy Fox, Richard Thompson's "My Daddy is a Mummy" (lovely song he wrote for his son's Egyptology project), and Kristin Hersh's "What'll we do with the baby?" from her Murder, Misery and then Goodnight album.

What can anyone else come up with? What folk songs have stuck with you since you were a kid?
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
5:46 pm
BBC Looking For Traditional Dancers
Cecil Sharp House got a call from the BBC this afternoon, and they asked us to pass this information along. Please get in touch with us if you'd like us to pass along your information to the BBC.

To all traditional dancers:

The BBC have contacted EFDSS to try and find traditional dancers to take part in their new series "Dance EX. "

This is a TV competition from the same producers as "Strictly Come Dancing". The BBC feel that traditional dance is not being represented in the auditions they have held so far, and they would welcome any dancers from the Morris/Clog and country dance tradition. They mentioned that traditional dress/costume is a bonus and that groups or solo dancers can audition although they are looking for individuals.

The auditions take place this Saturday 19th of May and next Saturday the 26th of May at the BBC television centre from 9.00am.

ETA: BBC guy rang back and said they are only happening this Saturday. Usual BBC notice of anything; they want it yesterday.

If you are interested in taking part please contact us at Cecil Sharp House as soon as possible so that we can pass your information to them.

The BBC are so desperate to get traditional dancers that your auditions will take priority over others. So get your name down if this sounds like something for you!

email your information to efdss!

Monday, April 23rd, 2007
8:28 pm
A woman with an accordian and a dancing goat counts as trad folk, right? Right? Heeelllo?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Random image place I found this. Other images on site may be NSFW, sexist, racist etc as with all random image sites of the internets

(the sooner this essay is finished the better I say, then the brain will be right again!)
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
5:44 pm
Sidmouth camping and parking
I can't find anything about this on the Sidmouth website so I'm hoping you guys can help.
Some friends are pushing me to go to Sidmouth this year. I can't go for the whole thing as I am busy both weekends, but I thought I might pop down for 2 or 3 days during the week and just pay on the door for anything I want to see.
If I do this, is it possible for me to use the campsite? Is it possible to get in and out during the week, and will there be any space left? I don't mind paying for the week's camping but I won't arrive until Tuesday. And is there anywhere I can park my car?
Many thanks!
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
1:43 pm
Funny tutorial for recorder learning
Hi, friends!
I've written a simple funny book for recorder learning. Even if you don't know notes well, you can use it.
For a pity, now it's only in russian. Can somebody translate it into english or check my own translation?
You can download the book from here.

If you like the book, please help me to print it. If it wins in voting, it will be printed free.
Vote for the book here.
Just write "№26, kitchy_witchy" and post comment.
Thank you!!!

If you're interested in notes for recorder, welcome to my archive :)

The cover of the book is under cut
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Sorry for x-posting... It will be very sad to fail in voting, I have no money to publish the book myself :(

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
6:09 pm
Okay, I'm going to get it right this time ...
Kahala, I really hope you don't mind me posting this information in your community. Looking over the community's interest list, so many of my favorite things are on it. I definitely plan to stick around.

A couple of the bands in these events (namely As All Die, Life Toward Twilight, and Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre) aren't folk at all, and believe me, if the event consisted of just those bands, I wouldn't post this here.

It's Changes, The Lindbergh Baby, and perhaps The Ancient and the Transmundane that I think might be of interest ..Collapse )
11:11 am
In light of the last post, I thought it would be interesting to get a quick and dirty geographic breakdown of where people are. I know this is totally skewed, but it's just to get an idea - please don't do me under Equal Opps legislation! :)

Poll #959452 Where is everyone from?

Where are you living (at least at the moment)?

Europe, not UK
Americas, not USA
Australia/New Zealand
Damn you and your restrictive polls! Somewhere else, see comments.
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