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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Autumn 2017



With our much reduced resources, we have very little planned for the autumn, and as there has been little enthusiasm for the Skillshare Day, we'll put that on one side for the moment.We don't rule out ambitious plans for the future - and Taking Steps, our Dartmoor Step Dance project shows what can be achieved with external funding - but any such initiative will require someone to lead it, though with a full back-up from TASC.

image: Pete Damsell filming an instructional stepdance video, with Lisa Sture teaching the steps and Rees Wesson playing the tune for the Taking Steps project. The location is Newtown's splendid Textile Museum.

Random Jotting

We don't do listings any more (see below) but there's a clutch of things coming up, so we're making an exception! (fb=see our facebook page for links/details)

  • Sun Oct 8th - Session at Arvon Ales, Llandrindod Wells
  • Fro Oct 13th - RUBBER WELLIES at Neuadd Goffa Memorial Hall, Aberystwyth Penparcau Rd, Aberystwyth (fb)
  • Sat Oct 14th - SOUNDBITE gig with CERI RHYS MATTHEWS & JULIE MURPHY at Great Oak Cafe, Llanidloes (fb)
  • Sun Oct 15th - REPERTOIRE WORKSHOP with Ceri, Llanidloes
  • Sun Oct 22nd - Session at Arvon Ales, Llandrindod Wells
  • Thu Nov 3rd - Session at Bull & Heiffer, Bettws Cedewain
  • Sat Nov 4th - WORLD MUSIC workshop with Flatworld, Berriew (fb)
  • Sat Nov 4th - NEWTOWN TEXTILE MUSEUM Birthday Celebration*
* musical contribution from TASC not now taking place - re-scheduled for spring 2018

Wot No Listings?

Just a reminder that TASC no longer has the resources to update the website regularly enough to make listing events feasible. We might still put the occasional one out via our facebook page, but there are too many different kinds of events in many different places to keep in touch with them all. Broadsheep remains a good source for all kinds of arts in Mid Wales and the Borders, and for a comprehensive view of folk events throughout England and Wales Sam Somers' FolkLife Quarterly is worth getting hold of. It's also on-line http://folklife.org.uk

For an even fuller picture of Folk Music today try joining the English Folk Dance & Song Society (they cover Wales as well). TASC is an affiliated member. Lots of information on their website and you get the quarterly magazine English Dance & Song. The summer 2017 issue contains an article on the Taking Steps project.



We will continue to share with you information about folk events and opportunities, focusing on things of exceptional quality or those which help you develop your own skills.

News In Brief(click on image for more) - Sep 2017


Textile Museum
We've started discussions with Newtown's Textile Museum about some kind of collaboration.

Dartmoor Step Dance Project Roaring Ahead
Visit the New Website for more details

ARVON ALES
2017 dates

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