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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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)

  • Thu Sep 7th - Session at Bull & Heiffer, Bettws Cedewain
  • Fri Sep 8th - BLAST - new series of storytelling in Bishop's Castle
  • Sun Sep 10th - Session at Arvon Ales, Llandrindod Wells
  • Mon Sep 11th - HORN DANCE - ancient music and dance at Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire
  • Sat Sep 20th - PLAY IT BY EAR - new series of workshops with Kitty Greenwood in Craven Arms
  • Sun Sep 24th - Session at Arvon Ales, Llandrindod Wells
  • Fri Sep 29th - MEDIAEVAL BANQUET - with music and ceilidh from Monty Folk in Montgomery Town Hall (fb)
  • Sat Sep 30th - TREWERN TWMPATH - with Pig Fest at Buttington Community Centre (fb)
  • Thu Oct 5th - Session at Bull & Heiffer, Bettws Cedewain
  • Sun Oct 8th - Session at Arvon Ales, Llandrindod Wells
  • 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 with musical contribution from TASC


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

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 issue contains an article on the Taking Steps project.

Towards Autumn

As a result of the discussion that followed the 2017 AGM we will shortly be putting together a menu of options for an autumn programme. We will then be asking you to respond to these suggestions, or to make some of your own. It will be a modest programme, in line with TASC's much reduced resources, and will take into account the responses to our 2015 consultation.

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.

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.

image above shows Twelfth Night at Llandinam Village Hall several years ago

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

Autumn Projects Soon
Watch this space - and make sure you're signed up for our newsletter.

Dartmoor Step Dance Project Well Under Way
Lisa Sture has been appointed project officer contact her via e-mail

2017 dates

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