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Thread #93946   Message #1937001
Posted By: Mr Red
15-Jan-07 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: Cyril Tawney celebration @ C# House-14 April 2007
Subject: RE: Cyril Tawney celebration @ C# House
as per Rose Tawney's e-mail

"Celebrating Cyril"   Saturday 14th April at Cecil Sharp House, London


The evening concert will start at start at 7.30 instead of 8.00, because of the large bill.

MCs Roy Harris and Roy Clinging will introduce a starry line-up including Les Barker, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Causley, Hanging Johnny, Louis Killen, Tim Laycock, John Steel and Lewis Johns, Tim van Eyken, Mike Waterson, Heather Wood, and Martyn Wyndham-Read and Iris Bishop.

Afternoon events run from noon to 6.30 include singarounds and two very special sessions:

"Hands to Dance and Skylark" - Shep Woolley and friends, including Hanging Johnny, will cover Cyril's work in the traditional maritime field, especially the songs of the 20th century Royal Navy.

A Westcountry Revel with dancing to the Dartmoor Pixie Band, Dartmoor step and broom dancing, songs from many local performers and a special appearance by Sailor Jan - Bob Cann's veteran dancing doll.

Doc Rowe's audio-visual exhibition about Cyril's life and work will run throughout the day.

ADA Recordings will have on sale new CDs for the occasion. A double album "Cyril Tawney The Song Goes On" consisting of re-mastered recordings of traditional gems from Cyril's archive, also a 1981 concert recorded at Holsteins in Chicago, which is a wonderful example of Cyril on top form.

All those taking part are donating their services, and the EFDSS is not charging for the use of Cecil Sharp House. The proceeds will go towards preserving Cyril's archive which will be housed in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

Ticket details are on and