Bill and Meg are back for a fourth year to host a weekend of fine traditional song! Join them, and friends old and new, plus guests Derek Schofield and Pete Wood. The weekend combines informal song sessions and big sings – all day and into the night – with some presentations and a glimpse into the archives. Bring your voices, instruments if you have them, and walking boots for an optional circuit of the ‘Halsway Loop’ to blow away the cobwebs!
Optional Sunday night survivors’ session, with supper B&B available, £30 per person.
Who’s it For?
Experienced singers of all ages (non-singing partners are welcome). Bring your songs and experiences to share, and have a wonderful time celebrating traditional song with like-minded people in the lovely setting of Halsway Manor.
Bill Crawford was in a folk club the night Kennedy was assassinated – and on a great many more nights too! An Exeter Folk Club stalwart from the early days, Bill has run clubs and sessions across the South West, and he’s a regular MC at Sidmouth Folk Week. A fine singer with a broad repertoire, Bill currently sings with accapella group The Claque.
Meg Rose is from a family of keen folk dancers, and grew up going to Bill Rutter’s Folk Camps and Sidmouth Festival in the early years. She even worked at Halsway Manor in school and college holidays! Discovering folk song in her teens, Meg attended regular events at Halsway, including the South West Folk Club Federation meetings as a member of Yeovil Folk Song Club, meeting one Bill Crawford along with many other fine singers! Since then, her interest and love of folk songs together with an enthusiasm for singing in company has never ceased.
& guests Derek Schofield & Pete Wood.