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Blowzabella Festival / Hamburg, Germany

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Hamburg, Germany

Friday night - session. Saturday workshops 10-17:00. Bal 20.00 Sunday workshops 10-12:00.

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Blowzabella @ Shrewsbury Folk festival

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Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury

Blowzabella are doing the late night dance on the Friday and a concert on the Saturday afternoon. See festival website for programme and full details.

Blowzabella @ Broadstairs Folk Week

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Broadstairs Folk Week, Broadstairs, Kent

Blowzabella will be doing a concert, a dance and a dance workshop. See festival website for programme and full details.

Blowzabella @ Sidmouth Folk Festival

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Sidmouth, Devon.

Blowzabella are doing a big concert (with a special guest) and a big dance . See festival website for full details.

Playford Liberation Front @ Sidmouth Folk Week

Sidmouth

The PLF are playing a dance at the Blackmore Gardens marquee (in the town centre, near the church). Search Sidmouth Folk Week for details.

Blowzabella @ Rudostadt Festival, Germany

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Rudolstadt Festival, Rudolstadt, Thuringia

Blowzabella at germany's biggest world music festival. The band are there for 3 days doing concerts, dances and workshops.

Blowzabella @ Gran Bal Trad

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Ivrea, Torino, Italy

International festival of traditional dance and music in NW Italy. Workshops, dances with Blowzabella and many other musicians and workshop leaders. See their website for programme and full details.

Paul James @ klangrauschtreffen

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Museumsdorf Hösseringen , Landtagsplatz 2, 29556 Suderburg. Germany

Folk Ensemble Workshop – All Ages, All Abilities, Any Instrument.

Paul has been teaching people of all ages and abilities, in many different countries, to play and arrange folk music in ensembles for 30 years.

Using simple, catchy folk dance tunes as a starting point, Paul’s Folk Big Band Workshop is about working together as a team to make a big band noise that is more than the sum of its parts. Suitable for all ages, all abilities, any instrument. No prior knowledge of folk music necessary. The aim is to create imaginative arrangements - using harmonies and riffs, textures and dynamics - that are interesting and fun to play, dance and listen to.

Participants need to be of a standard where they can play a simple folk tune through at the right tempo, either by ear or by reading music.