Broomdasher will launch their debut CD ‘Nothing To Do With Me’ at this years event – on Saturday 22nd September.
The six-voice acapella group’s EP includes a track arranged for them by Barry Coope of Coope Boyes and Simpson and a song gifted to them by John Tams.
They will sing all six tracks as part of their major set in the Regis Studio on Saturday at 5.15pm, following their earlier performances at The Regent School of Music and as part of The Big Sing at the High Street Marquee.
‘Nothing To Do With Me’ was produced and mixed by Andy Seward – well known for his work with Coope Boyes and Simpson and Kate Rusby. It was recorded in Lincolnshire at Chapel Studios, whose specialist range of classic vintage equipment highlights harmony singing, and is used by many folk artistes.
Say the Dashers ~ “We love performing at the South Downs FolkFestival and are really pleased to launch our CD among friends. We’re bringing an exclusive early batch of CDs with us”.
They’ll sing some songs from the record at their three other performances during the day – including one as part of The Big Sing at the High Street Marquee at 4.00pm.
The full track listing is:
Broomdasher; If I Was A Blackbird; How High The Price/All Clouds The Sky; The Keeper; Rufford Park Poachers and Sam Hall – plus a special contribution from Levi Smith courtesy of Topic Records.
More about Broomdasher
Many thanks for the cheque received for £1000 to help towards running our project ‘Making Your Mark’.
The first session for ‘Making Your Mark’, in June, was a huge success with more sessions planned for 18th July, 5th September, during Festival (and beyond!).
Find out more about the project just here: Ukulele Festival and Making Your Mark
And find out more about Lions International, the global leaders in community service, just here:
Free ukulele taster session at Bognor Youth & Community Centre on Wednesday 20th June.
Making Your Mark is part of the 2018 Southdowns Folk Festival – get involved!
We’re completely thrilled to announce that we have been successful in our bid to create an Educational Website featuring traditional songs from the South Downs.
The grant is being provided by the South Downs National Park Authority.
Further information will be available soon.
Just in time for Record Store Day 2018, Harbour Records in Emsworth will be selling Southdowns Folk Festival 4-day tickets, plus individual evening tickets, from Friday 20th April.
You can find Harbour Records here:
29 High Street, #Emsworth, PO10 7AG
Tel: 01243 371415
Many thanks for your support Harbour!
We are thrilled to announce that the Sussex Community Foundation have awarded our 2018 festival a sum of £5000.
The funds will be used for the festival ‘Skills Project’, in partnership with ‘Making Theatre Gaining Skills’. Our Skills Project uses funding to train local unemployed people as stewards for the Southdowns Folk Festival.
We are so pleased to continue and build on the success of last year’s project. Many thanks to the foundation for all their support.
We’re pleased to be supporting Ovation Music as part of this year’s Sussex Young Folk Competition. Ovation are a young people’s music charity in Chichester, West Sussex, providing a platform for children and young people to get involved in making music.
Sussex Young Folk Competition 2018 in association with Butlins, Bognor Regis, will take place on Sunday 23rd September at William Hardwicke.
To be part of the competition, simply contact Roger, our festival director, for details… firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge ‘thank you’ to the Picturedrome Cinema, who will sponsor our 2018 festival.
Bognor’s near unique and lovely Edwardian cinema are to become headline sponsor for our ‘Southdowns Ukulele Festival’, and we sincerely thank them for this.
More news and details about the special ukelele events is to follow soon.