Littleborough Folk Club II
Our first folk club meetup was a great success with a wide diversity of players singers and styles. Come along to our second one and add your flavour to the mix. It's the first Tuesday of every month between 8 and 9 and then some.
Super Awesome Clog Dancing For All Ages And Abilities in Littleborough
Come along to cloggin' at the con club, it's fun, it's good for you, it's the original street dance, it as traditional as tradition can be. So come along, bring your friends, relatives, ancestors and learn a dance that shakes the Earth!
The Old Dance School At Shaw Playhouse
Shaw Playhouse This Saturday - A Few Tickets Remaining
It looks like the link to buy tickets from the Shaw Playhouse is broken. - It's sorted now, so, get down there, or phone, or click the big ticket thing below: because this looks like it's going to be a great gig. I'm going to have it
The Old Dance School's expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the genre. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, their live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals.
You can buy tickets on the door - or call the Playhouse on 01706 840400 - Also, the cheapest bar in Shaw
Robyn and I went to see Spiers and Boden on their farewell tour at Hebden Bridge Trades Club last night. They were fantastic - such a lovely venue, very intimate, though no room to dance, which was a shame. Last time we saw them at the Met in Bury, during their Backyard tour, and there was this awesome chap who was very much "in touch" with his inner dance... nearly as good as S&B on the stage! Anyway, here's a wee video of their encore and if anyone is inSpier-ed (get it?!), I think there are still some tickets for them this Thursday at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. See you at Cloggin' at the Con' tonight, folks! :)
Remember Littleborough Cloggin' Tonight - The Original Street Dance
Cloggin At The Con Club
It's cloggin' night again! Remember to tell your friends, your neighbours, the person next to you on the bus, the fella stood at the next urinal, your teacher, your probation officer, priest, rabbi, imam, general passers by, and shout it from the mountain.
This is the original street dance, this is tap for the working man (woman). This is English heritage right at your feet. It's time to stick your chest out and say with pride, "this is our culture, it's part of our art. I'm going to protect it, it's good for the heart. It's rousing music, makes you want more. I'm going to enjoy it, wallop my feet on the floor".
Yesterday was St Patrick's Day, were you saw an annual global appreciation of Irish culture. Let's stop the erosion (and ridicule) of English culture, by celebrating and encouraging traditional music and dance from this country, and more importantly it's regions. We've got a lot of Imperial culture to be ashamed of, but we've got even more local culture to be very proud of, and willing to celebrate. So, get in your noggin' that the future's "Cloggin'!"
Littleborough Clog Dancing For All Ages And Abilities At The Con Club
Sorry I've not posted for a bit, been incommunicado: I've been in better places. As far as I'm aware, everything is back to normal this Tuesday: all clogs blazing ;0)
So. I look forward to seeing you all then....
Littleborough Clog Dancing For All Ages And Abilities Dynamic Week Special
Helen is away this Tuesday, as am I, but Tony The Piper is going to be squeezing out Harvest Home for you all to practice Sam Sherry's Hornpipe to. Georgia and Molly are going to be at the front, and a laptop available to check the steps, and I reckon you're all that up for it, you'll have it nailed by the end of the session ;o)
If anyone is naughty we'll have to write their names on this site's scrawl wall
I was surfing the net, as they say, and came across this video on YouTube. So, this is the Thieving Magpies sewing the seeds of Morris in Littleborough. Well, I think the seeds might have already been sewn in previous Rushbearing events, but this hands on Morris approach definitely watered the garden, because two of those girls are keen cloggers, and folksters, with the new Littleborough clog dancing, morris, ensemble. We really do need to sort an appropriate name soon. I think by the end of the next cloggin' session, and in our first monthly Newsletter, we will unveil "The Name".....
Littleborough Rushbearing Festival 2014
What's on this weekend - Rushbearing!!!!
It's gonna be great fun, with music, merriment, dance, stalls and all round community fun......
Click the green schedule word for the schedule ≧◠◡◠≦✌