Tuesday, 15 July, 2014 - 19:00 to 20:00

Last Dance Practise Before Rushbearing

Well Summer is now well and truly under way, and it's our big weekend: The Awesome Littleborough Rushbearing Festival....    This will be our last full rehearsal before this weekend...  We'd love as many of our dancers as possible this weekend, so come an down and enjoy this brilliant run through....

There's also loads going on starting from this Thursday.  I'll post it all on here... I'm as excited as a kid for Christmas about this weekend, it's gonna be brill' ٩(●̮̃•)۶

The Con Club
20 Peel Street
Littleborough
OL15 8AQ
United Kingdom

Awe, no cloggin this week folks :(

Sorry everyone, but there's no Cloggin this week.. There's quite a few of us down at the Symphony Hall in Birmigham to support Wardle Academy Folk Group....  So, keep practising, because we've got a dance out in Bury on Sunday ;0)

Sunday, 13 July, 2014 - 10:30 to 12:00

Clog Dance Workshop with Alex Fisher

Come stamp-out your stresses and have a go at clogging @ Furness Tradition, July 13, 10.30 - 12. 

Alex is an expert clog dancer who started dancing in Ulverston and now teaches and performs all over the UK. Suitable for complete beginners, she'll be taking everyone through their first steps of this local tradition. 

If you want to get the beat in your feet and have a go at this long-standing and exhilarating dance-form, pop along to The Coronation Hall, Ulverston on Sunday. 10.30am. 

Bring £4, your feet in some socks and Alex will provide the clogs. 

BBC Radio Cumbria's Up for Arts project will be broadcasting from the session but don't fear - there won't be any filming of novice dancing, just a radio mic to soak-up the clatter of clogs. 

The workshop is part of The Furness Tradition festival happening across Ulverston July 11-13 featuring folk gigs and dancing. For full listings have a look at their site - www.furnesstradition.org.uk.

And for a bit more about clogging & Alex Fisher click your heels three times & your mouse twice and be transported to www.clogdance.co.uk.

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Coronation Hall
Ulverston
LA12 7LZ
United Kingdom
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 20:00 to 21:00

Littleborough Folk Jam - It's definitely the best Folk Club in The Boro!

"If music be the food of love", I'll have an all you can eat buffet....  It's Tuesday Folk Club at The Con Club..... 

It's an informal gathering of folk musicians with no pre-planned format.  It tends to shape itself based on who comes along.  Sometimes it's like a session, sometimes a rehearsal or workshop, and sometimes an open mic' round robin affair.  Which ever way, it's normally an hour or so of good folk and roots music.

So, if you want to get involved, just come on down, you can join in, or chill out with an ale and have a listen.

The Con Club
20 Peel Street
Littleborough
OL15 8QF
United Kingdom
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 19:00 to 20:00

Yes, It's Tuesday Cloggin' At The Con Club - Come and give it a try - I know you'll love it (♥♥,)

I love Tuesdays, do you?  It's time to put on yer clogs and come exercise your demons through the medium of dance.  Not just any old dance: syncopated foot rhythms to fantastic live music, provided by The Black Nan Folk Band.

This week, I dare say, we'll be going over Sam Sherry's Hornpipe, to Harvest Home, Pat Tracey's Old Lancs A Routine, to Davey Nick Nack, and our final preparations for the DeTour De France and our awesome Clogcycle Dance, with bespoke tune, yet to have a rubber stamped title.  It is going to be awesome!!!

Please feel free to come down, all ages and abilities are welcome.

It's not just fun,

It's good for your buns,

It's not too hard,

It sounds good in a yard,

It's free, as in beer,

It's good on the ear,

It can be danced in any weather,

But best of all it's done together!

 

 

The Con Club
20 Peel Street
Littleborough
OL15 8AQ
United Kingdom

A few of us think in the future we should plan event's around the seasonal wheel.... I agree ;0)

 

Pagan calendar for 2014

FebSun 2

Imbolc

Also called Oimelc and Candlemas, Imbolc celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun.


MarThu 20

Spring Equinox - Eoster

Spring Equinox celebrates the renewed life of the Earth that comes with the Spring.


MayThu 1

Beltane

Pagans celebrate Beltane with maypole dances, symbolizing the mystery of the Sacred Marriage of Goddess and God.


JunSat 21

Summer Solstice - Litha

Longest day of the year


AugFri 1

Lughnasadh - Lammas

A harvest festival and one of the Pagan festivals of Celtic origin which split the year into four.


SepTue 23

Autumn Equinox

This day is celebrated when day and night are of equal duration.


OctFri 31

Samhain (Hallowe'en)

Samhain (pronounced 'sow'inn') marks the Feast of the Dead. Many Pagans also celebrate it as the old Celtic New Year (although some mark this at Imbolc).


DecSun 21

Winter Solstice - Yule

Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods. Within the Northern Tradition Yule is regarded as the New Year.


 

Pagan calendar for 2015

FebMon 2

Imbolc

Also called Oimelc and Candlemas, Imbolc celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun.


MayFri 1

Beltane

Pagans celebrate Beltane with maypole dances, symbolizing the mystery of the Sacred Marriage of Goddess and God.


AugSat 1

Lughnasadh - Lammas

A harvest festival and one of the Pagan festivals of Celtic origin which split the year into four.


OctSat 31

Samhain (Hallowe'en)

Samhain (pronounced 'sow'inn') marks the Feast of the Dead. Many Pagans also celebrate it as the old Celtic New Year (although some mark this at Imbolc).


DecTue 22

Winter Solstice - Yule

Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods. Within the Northern Tradition Yule is regarded as the New Year.

 

 

Tuesday, 24 June, 2014 - 20:00 to 21:00

Extra Black Nan Band Rehearsal

This is an extra rehearsal for Le Tour De France Day... Hopfully, I think we've got a fiddler.  

I've set up a page where we can comment, ask questions and the like.

The Con Club
20 Peel Street
Littleborough
OL15 8AQ
United Kingdom
Tuesday, 24 June, 2014 - 19:00 to 20:00

Come And Join In The Clog Dance Revolution - It's The Future From The Past

Buoyed up from our debut public dance performance at Stansfield Hall Primary School Musical Gala Evening, now would be a great time to come and join the Littleborough Oakenhoof Cloggers.

It's for all ages and abilities, great for manual dexterity, it's really good fun, we get to go out and dance at really cool events (if you want to), and most importantly, it's free...  

So, come down and give it a do, it's a great atmosphere, with some hullabaloo!

The Con Club
20 Peel Street
Littleborough
OL15 8AQ
United Kingdom

DeTour De France Tune

Here is the tune that Nicola Beazley has written for Le Tour De France.  The lyrics are from the Helen Chicot collective (I Think) and the singing is by Tom Besford.  In DeTourDeFrance it's the Black Nan Band and Oakenhoof Cloggers...

I think it's bloomin' awesome!

Please comment any suggestions and edits....

Le Clogcycle pour T’our de France
Arrangement: Verse, Chorus, dance (repeat x5)
 
They came from all over to pedal around Yo-ork-shire
And tickle the fancies of t’Lankies next door
With sweat and with vigour they climbed the mighty Turvin
A sight never seen on’t’moors afore
 
Chorus:
Oh they rode their way through Yorkshire, briefly into Lancashire
Rochdale cheered the cycling heroes as they thundered down the dale
And the pelaton, in seconds flat, went past old Littleborough
We sent them all our best and hoped their legs won’t fail
 
When we heard that the tour our village it was honouring
We dusted the flags and we polished up our clogs
And the next thing we did was to make a human bicycle:
A sight for to see from t’ roadside bogs
 
Chorus
 
We waited to greet them with Lankie hospitality,
With banners and bands and broken yellow bikes
As they puffed and they panted the six miles from Mytholmroyd
Then turned back to Yorkshire to be greeted by the Tykes.
 
Chorus:
 
ChorusThe crowds, in their thousands, came for to see ‘em
One hundred men with an itchy perineum
And they said that they thought that our hills may be alright
But they came to Blackstone Edge and they said “Oh Merde!”
 
Chorus:
 
So our song marks the day of this momentous occasion
When th’eyes of the world gave us just a passing glance
And just for a moment we were’th’centre of the Universe
When t’ cycerlists went past us as they pedalled back to France.
 
Chorus:
 

Got kit will clog!

Tonight's cloggin session was the best yet.  I'm confident we're ready for our inaugural performance.  Helen has certainly got super powers in making all our clobber, and it's all really cool ;0)

We've got a good strong crew, and a growing band to boot... What does that mean "to boot"?

There's a great line up of outings on the horizon, starting with Stansfield Hall Primary School this Thursday.  I reckon that's it then, the gates to a new time and space dimension, with clogs on, will be open, and all you young cloggers will enjoy that universe for the foreseeable future.  I hope you don't mind if I tag along for a bit ;0)

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