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28/09/2020

Folk Music: Lady Maisery at Sproughton


Following their nomination at the BBC Radio Folk Awards and appearance on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour earlier this month, Lady Maisery make just one visit to Suffolk during their current UK tour.

Lady Maisery are a stunning vocal trio forged from the voices of Hannah James (Kerfuffle, duo with Sam Sweeney, Demon Barber Roadshow), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters, The Artisans) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola). You can have a preview of them on their website. A few of you can have the chance to come and listen to them live as they explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. The girls want to do a house gig, so we’ve had a go at shuffling our furniture around and will be able to seat 20 people reasonably comfortably. They’ve asked that we charge our normal concert ticket price of £8. For this you’ll get a lovely intimate gig with Lady Maisery performing for an hour or so, and then time to chat – and buy their CD. Lady Maisery have also been nominated for the Best Debut Spiral Award. The concert will be on Wednesday 21 March at 8 p.m. in our home at 2 Lower Street, Sproughton.

Some of the tickets were snapped up when they were released at the Mike Wilson & Damien Barber concert so hurry to avoid missing this gig. One person bought a ticket at the last concert even though he’d never heard of Lady Maisery but knows that we only book really great acts – remember we had the Unthanks here 6 years ago before they had even recorded their first album and lots of other BBC Folk Awards winners and nominees like Jackie Oates, Tom McConville, and John Kirkpatrick. Simply great music every time.

Also coming up:

The Suffolk Folk Playford Ball is a well-loved annual event. The next one will be on Saturday 10 March at 7:30pm at the Ipswich Town Hall Asssembly Rooms. The band will be Triple Major with caller Ian Whitehead.

Tickets £20, Suffolk Folk Members £15; Finger Buffet Included. Bar available. For more information and tickets contact Maggie on 01449 722615, email maggie@suffolkfolk.co.uk, or to have tickets sent to you, send a cheque payable to “Suffolk Folk” and enclose an SAE to: Maggie Moore, 41 Foxglove Avenue, Needham Market, IP6 8JF.

The next Ceilidh on the Move dance is on 17 March at Clopton Village Hall, IP13 6QN, with Syzewell Gap and Chris Rose. Dancing from 7.30 – 11 p.m. with the bar open from 7 p.m. Tickets £8 (or £7 for Suffolk Folk members) from Christine Sills on 01394 383329 or email christine@sills12.fsnet.co.uk.
As 17 March is St Patrick’s Day this is obviously going to be a busy date and Age UK Suffolk have asked me to mention their Barn Dance with Ducking ‘n’ Diving and Phil Smith from 6:30 – 10:30 to be held in Sproughton’s Tithe Barn. Ring 01473 359911 for ticket reservation. Tickets £10 per person (including ploughmans supper). All proceeds to go to Age UK Suffolk.

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