2017

THE DURSLEY SESSION   facebook.com/groups/325195494263277/
Dursley Music Session, set up by Anne & John Roberts, takes place on alternate Tuesday nights, 8.00pm onwards  Ye Olde Dursley Hotel, Long St., Dursley. The session regularly attracts about 10-15 musicians offering a good mix of traditional, more modern folk tunes, and a few songs thrown in. Musicians and listeners always welcome.  For further details contact Anne & John on 01453 548860, or message.
Friday evening at the Ale House 7-9pm 

FRAN WADE & KEVIN BOWN http://commonground-music.co.uk
As well as being members of Phoenix, Grand Union and Flying Clouds they have played on the ceilidh stages of all the major folk festivals in the country, including regular appearances at Sidmouth and Whitby. Their work with the Scottish Band Dalriada has taken them further afield to festivals in France, Poland, Sardinia and New Zealand. They have taught harmony singing through their involvement with the Prince Albert Consort in their home town of Stroud.
English Music Session Friday at the Ale House 9-11pm.

THE FIVE VALLEYS SESSION https://www.facebook.com/The-Five-Valleys-Session-482369518621805/
The Five Valleys Session meet at various locations in the district on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month until they find a permanent home. The music is mainly a mix of Celtic and English tunes, with a peppering of French, Scandinavian, Americana and a bit of blues. Alternatively, on the 1st Thursday of each month there is often an offshoot of this group playing mainly Balkan & Klezmer tunes.
Music Session at the Ale House Saturday 1-2:45pm. 

HOST of the AIR     (Mick Toher & Friends)
‘Mick hails from county Cork and therefore especially loves the music of Sliabh Luachra and loves accompanying people on guitar with these tunes. Nothing beats a good slide or polka in his mind. Songs in Gaelic are also a reference point in his repertoire. with a special fondness for the Cork ballads of Jimmy Crowley.’
Irish session Saturday at the Ale House 3-4:45pm

DOUG WATT  doug@confidel.co.uk
Double graduate musician, local folky, border morris box player, retired cricketer, not retired businessman and sometime singer of silly songs. Expect some Tchaikovsky, but not much.
English Song & Tune Session Sunday at the Ale House 1-2:45pm

 THE LIMBRICK LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Norma Mills (Bees Knees, Ukestroud) will host this session. All styles welcome and there will be some music for part playing. Bring a tune to share.
Sunday at the Ale House 3-4:45pm.

If you are interested in being involved – contact the sessions co-ordinator.  Brad McEwen

E-mail: Sessions Co-ordinator