I am visiting all the acoustic music sessions and venues in the UK
I can find over the next few years for a book and film celebrating the movement we are all part of and checking out the health of community based folk-roots music making in the UK
My own local, the Plough and Fleece Community Pub in Horningsea, Cambridge has echoed with the sound of stories and songs since the mid 1700’s and it’s this unbroken tradition that led the session regulars to write the lyric for ‘Rolling On’ opposite and this song provides the focal point for the project, sharing that and other songs with like minded musicians, music lovers, promoters, venues and sessions whilst soaking up the fabulous live acoustic music on offer in every corner of the UK. We record the local punters belting out the chorus and then patch them in with the ultimate idea of creating the world record for the most number of people singing on a single track
Let me know if you are interested in offering a spot to play or if you want further info about the project - needless to say, open invite for you and yours to come and play at our place!
Check out the Get Involved page and see below for the latest mix with over 500 people joining in. As at Christmas 2018, we are up to 1098 punters from 57 different venues!
We are adding details of all of the places (and the lovely people) we have visited on the places page as we go and a big thanks to all of the folks who have taken part so far.
We will be using the blog page to serialise the first draft of the book and to provide a platform for any participants who want to write about their own session, singaround or club, or anyone that just wants to relate their own individual story.
For a truly amazing example of that, check out our new international page for Pete Knottenbelts and his grand-daughter Savannah's story all the way from South Africa.
So - feel free to email your recordings, pics, blurb and website links over to us and we'll add it all to the mix.
Do get in touch if you would like a visit!
'Rolling On' wins the Milkmaid Folk Club Songwriting award 2017
(with MFC's John Bosely)
More music from Tony
Down below is a clip from Sue Marchants show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire recorded live at the Plough and Fleece session