Song Collectors Gathering 2015

Song Collectors Gathering 2015

SCC Annual Gathering:
Sat 21 & Sun 22 March

 

Saturday 21 March: Song Collectors Gathering Part I 1-5PM

St Mary’s Old Church: Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 9ES
(*St. Mary’s Old Church is opposite the larger, newer St. Mary’s Church on Stoke Newington Church Street*)

The Song Collectors Collective brings you the annual gathering and Part 1 this year is commencing in the beautiful St Mary Old Church in Stoke Newington. We will have the unique opportunity to hear the stories, lives and songs of some of the last of the ancient ‘song carriers’ from the Irish and Scots Traveler and Gypsy community. It will be a day of phenomenal stories, experiences, lives and melodies. We welcome back English Gypsy octogenarian Freda Black, Scots Traveler’s Tony Robertson and Elizabeth Stewart, exceptional balladeer and last of her generation of singers and musicians of the Fetterangus Stewarts, Thomas McCarthy Irish Traveller and more
http://thenestcollective.co.uk/shows/events/21-mar-15-song-collectors-collective-gathering-st-marys/

 

Sunday 22 March: Song Collectors Gathering Part II 11-6PM

Blackheath Conservatoire: 19-21 Lee Road. London SE3 9RQ

The Song Collectors Collective brings you the annual gathering. This year taking place over two days in the beautiful Blackheath Conservatoire and St Mary Old Church for the Sat interviews, we present a celebration of the art of song collecting, this year under the theme ‘Collecting sounds from cultures internationally’. As in previous years we will have insightful talks on various aspects of song collecting from esteemed invitees such as Shirely Collins MBE, Alistair Anderson and Lucy Duran, Deirdre Morgan as well as a visit from some unique and last of their kind ‘song carriers’ from the Irish and Scots Traveler and Gypsy community. It will be a day of phenomenal stories, experiences, lives and melodies

11.am event starts opening panel
11.20 Lucy Duran – Griot families and transmission of oral culture in Mali
12.20 Alistair Anderson – Passing the tunes on – Northumbrian culture
1.20pm – lunch
2.20 – SCC films featuring cuts of some of the footage shot on the SCC field trips
2.45pm Deirdre Morgan – Collecting Jew Harp music in Europe
3.30pm Shirley Collins MBE – In Conversation with the first lady of folk about her travels with Alan Lomax in the Southern States of the USA
5.pm end of Gathering

http://thenestcollective.co.uk/shows/events/22-mar-15-song-collectors-collective-gathering-blackheath-conservatoire/

Further listings of folk music events organised by the Nest Collective, who are the partners of the SCC and run live events regularly across London, can be found on their website: www.thenestcollective.co.uk