Mudcat Café message #1056037 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64551   Message #1056037
Posted By: Dave Bryant
18-Nov-03 - 05:08 AM
Thread Name: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
Subject: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
                                  REMEMBERING FRED
                                  A CELEBRATION OF TRADITIONAL ENGLISH SONG
                                           IN MEMORY OF FRED JORDAN (1922-2002)
                                                          SAT 22ND NOVEMBER 2003
                                                            at CECIL SHARP HOUSE
                                                2 Regents Park Rd, Camden Town, NW1



    On Saturday 22nd November, at Cecil Sharp House a dazzling array of singers will be gathering for a
    whole day Celebration of English Song in tribute to one of England's finest traditional singers, Fred Jordan.

    A Shropshire farm worker all his life, Fred was renowned for his wide-ranging repertoire, the rich timbre
    of his voice and his way of communicating the essence of a song. Fred died aged 80 on 30th July 2002.

    Guests include: Waterson-Carthy, The Wilson Family, Will Noble & John Cocking, Jeff Wesley,
    Jill Pidd, Eddie Upton, Bob Davenport with Will Duke, Dan Quinn, Roger Digby and Alex West,
    Jon Boden & John Spiers, Katie Howson, The Posh Band, Martyn Wyndham-Read and Friends . . .


Artists are donating their fees towards a fitting and permanent memorial to Fred to be housed at Cecil Sharp House, headquarters of the English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS} which honoured Fred with a gold badge in 1996.

The event starts at 11am with singarounds and music sessions followed by concerts at 2pm and 7.30pm.

A CD of Fred Jordan's singing ("A Shropshire Lad" on Veteran VTD148CD) will be launched by
John Howson and Derek Schofield, While Doc Rowe will be launching a video compilation of Fred's
performances over the years.

Admission
15 all day (11am-11pm) (10 concs)
10 daytime only (not evening concert) (7 concs)
10 evening concert only (entry from 6pm) (7 concs)
Evening concert starts 7.30pm

Ticket available from EFDSS, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY. Tel: 020 7485 2206.
E-mail: info@efdss or peta@efdss