FOCSLE Music Events

second & fourth Tuesdays of each month at The Guide Dog,  Bevois Valley,
third & fifth Wednesdays at The Wellington Arms,  Freemantle,
and some Fridays at “The First” Gallery,  Bitterne,  SOUTHAMPTON

14 Jun 2022
  Tues. LIVE at The Guide Dog, 8pm:  Singaround, poss. with performing visitor from Kent

Updated June 10th:  this is booked in with the pub


OK:  to the real business…

Second Tues. of the month = Singaround at The Dog [38, Earls Rd, Bevois Valley   SO14 6SF], following the calendar pattern of SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAYS.

Going round the room one turn at a time, with others joining in where appropriate.  Bring your favourite songs, tunes, poems, etc.  Looking forward to seeing you.
We’ll be having a visit from atmospheric-voiced guitarist from Kent, Paul Steele.  Regular attenders of our Zoom sessions will be familiar with his intensely-delivered offerings:  interesting, lyrics-centric repertoire.
  He’ll get the opportunity of an extra number each time his turn comes round, as we did with Althea Willette, from the US, a few weeks ago.
Also among us will be SHIRLEY KNOT (John Connell, Rosie Marshall, John Miller, Rob Wilson), FOCSLE Music’s quasi-‘House Band’.  Expect plenty of stirring 4-part a capella harmony, begging your participation.
Usual extras:  raffle, with alcohol and [normally] confectionery prize(s);  cosy intimate space, with good acoustics;  informative, entertaining between-song chat;  general good humour.

  Phone 023 8046 2723, or e-mail about this event, until c.7pm on 14th, or TEXT [not ring] 073 8040 1951 until c.7:45 on the night [msgs received after that will prob. not get replied to until next day].  Note my phone does not receive e-mail, hence the cut-off time.

As well as this Events Diary, I’ll also keep updated the FOCSLE Music Facebook page header, visible with NO LOG-IN, OR FBk A/C.  Try it now:  Fuzzy “plan” is for Singarounds on second Tues. and Singarounds-with-Guests on fourth Tues. [because, VERY occasionally, we may have to cede a second Tues. meet to another venue user, and decamp elsewhere].  So these mooted Singarounds may morph into Guest nights, as we ink in guest schedules and as guests get more confident / cavalier about attending events in smaller spaces.

Pls. bookmark that, or this one  Chain-links icon, upper left, below date, goes to zoomable map.

The shadow of COVID.  Still not beat, but case-estimates are dropping rapidly in So’ton region.  However, sudden spikes could cause short-notice cancellation at any time.  Case-rates of 7.5% in the Southampton region, OR 10% in any of these nearby regions [which fall within 15 miles], if they have over 1,000 study-contributors:  New ForestWiltshireTest ValleyEastleighWinchesterEast Hants., Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth, would trigger automatic cancellation [currently, these surrounding regions are not threatening these levels, but Portsmouth is still over 4%].  See this map [the Zoe Study] we derive that data from [zoom in, max. – = three times, top right, on a computer – to make each region large enough to click/tap].  By reading the same data at the same time we do, you can stay abreast of our decisions.

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