Since 1994 TASC has been organising Events & Workshops to encourage the use and enjoyment of Folk Music in Mid Wales and the Borders
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Thanks to all those who have supported, and contributed to, TASC projects over the past 25 years. It's been a pleasure and a privilege to showcase the work of so many inspirational figures from the folk world. I'm sure my fellow TASC trustees will carry on the good work, in whatever form, during 2019. Philip Freeman Director, TASC 1973-2018
Retired 31st Dec 2018
session at the Dragon Hotel, following the Rees Wesson melodeon maintenance workshop in October 2018
In 2018 . . .
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF TASC!
Although TASC became a registered charity in 1994, the organisation was actually formed in 1993.
To celebrate this momentous milestone we said we'd like to see " a number of events of different kinds taking place, and we're asking you all to help us make it happen. We'd like it to reflect what we've done over the years and be a mixture of workshops, concerts, dances and sessions."
SUSIE'S MIDSUMMER BASH (done!)
DAY OF STEPDANCE with Lisa Sture, Pam Knight & Louise Williams (done!)
WEAVERS & THEIR WORLD (concert - done!)
EUROPEAN DANCE DAY with Kantref (done!) MELODEON REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE with Rees Wesson (done!)
image shows a workshop at the Seed weekend in 2006. Tutors included Alistair Anderson, now chair of the English Folk Dance & Song Society, and Karen Tweed who conceived and helped organise the event
The following weren't possible, at least in the time available.
WINTER HARMONY WORKSHOP with Sue Harris (postponed)
TWELFTH NIGHT (postponed)
TUNE WORKSHOPS with Ceri Rhys Matthews
PERCUSSION WORKSHOP (postponed till 2019)
STORYTELLING with Amy Douglas (postponed till 2019)
AUTUMN CEILIDH with DiEnw and Monty Folk (difficult to arrange)
left: Stepdancing workshop photo:Pam Kight right: World of the Weavers photo:Helen Edwards
above left, from our last Day of Dance a couple of years ago: above right, Rees talking about one of his own melodeons.
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Our favourite sessions include the one at The Bull & Heifer in Bettws Cedewain and the Arvon Ales sessions in Llandrindod Wells.
Our Dartmoor Project Taking Steps was undertaken in partnership with Datmoor Folk Festival and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.It researched stepdance styles, music, and historical background and was led by Lisa Sture.
Workshops were carried out by Spinningpath Arts. Pictured is Jenny Read with an attentive class of primary school children.