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TREE PLANTING

An apple tree and plaque have been added to the garden in front of the manor, in honour of Len Luckwill, one of those behind the original project to purchase the manor in 1965. Len was former Chairman of the EFDSS's National Executive Council, founder of the Mendip Morris Men and an EFDSS Gold Badge holder. Len died on 27 June 2005 at the age of 91.

Graham, volunteer gardener at Halsway Manor, selected a variety called Cheddar Cross on a dwarf rootstock, which should grow to about 3 - 4 metres tall. It is a variety developed at Long Ashton Research Station where Len Luckwill worked. The new tree was planted by Roger, Sheila and Hazel Luckwill.

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Our Hothouse residential courses encourage young people to get involved in the folk arts. What's it all about? Watch the short film  by Simon Whitehead. FIND OUT MORE

Halsway Manor is a folk arts centre that provides courses, events and activities for everyone interested in traditional folk music, dance and song, storytelling, folklore and arts and crafts. Located in the Quantock Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - in West Somerset, Halsway Manor has a fascinating history that goes back over 600 years. The Manor has a warm friendly atmosphere, tranquil woods and gardens, great food, a bar, a range of overnight accommodation and camping in the grounds. The Kennedy Grant Library contains thousands of books and recordings of folklore, customs, traditional folk music, dance and song - an excellent resource for research and study.

 


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What's on

What's on
Nyckelharpa Workshop Weekend 2014 - SOLD OUT
31st Oct -
2nd Nov 2014
Now fully booked - but Vicki will be back in 2015 for our 'Harpa's at Halsway' Festival in September.
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What's on
Uilleann Pipers Weekend 2014
31st Oct -
2nd Nov 2014
With Tiarnan O Duinnchinn & Steve Turner.
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What's on
Concert: Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa
1st Nov 2014
The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer.
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What's on
Halsway Sunday Club 2014 November
2nd Nov 2014
Halsway Sunday Club Folk and acoustic music and song club. All welcome. In the Bar on the first Sunday of each month, except August. 8pm.
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What's on
November Mini Fest 2014
3rd - 7th Nov 2014
A mini festival for folk dancers, singers and musicians with a chance to try your hand at crafts and use our folk library to research material.
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