most 1st & 5th Tues., and most 2nd & 4th Weds., each month
at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley, SOUTHAMPTON SO14 6SF
Occasionally, elsewhere in the city
28 Nov 2018
Singaround, in absence of advertised guests
HEATHER BRADFORD, our planned guest had to pull out (only that morning) with strep throat. We ran as a singaround. The usual FOCSLE Music singaround arrangements: several times round those performers present, with a mid-term break. No door charge: we shake a tin, and politely importune you to buy a raffle ticket or two; raffle has alcohol and (usually) confectionery prize(s).
Smoky-toned vocalist HEATHER BRADFORD has been in several line-ups, esp. noted for being one third of the late lamented all-female a capella group Hen Party (with Sarah Morgan & Alison Muir). A long-time Focsle supporter, she was also to have brought with her the talents of fiddler LEWIS WOOD. He was Vice-President of the University Folk Society, whose instrumentalists meet most Mondays in The Doghouse to play what they've practised in a room on campus earlier that evening. Formerly half of clarinet/fiddle duo Gentile & Wood, he can also be found at some Doghouse Sessions, every 4th Monday, playing along with (or occasionally leading) many other semi-pro musicians in an informal session. Intense energy, and a relaxed bowing technique (reminiscent of Ben Paley), are among his hallmarks.
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