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By sarahpavey, May 20 2016 03:29PM
April started fairly quietly - except in Ros's living room where we continued to record and fine tune the tracks for our second album Dark Days or Fine which we hope to have ready June or July this year.
Towards the end of the month however things started to get busier....
First we performed as part of the Brandenberg Fringe festival at the secret venue in Covent Garden, It is where we made our debut for this event as guests 2 years ago and since then we have become a regular feature in their autumn and spring programmes. We shared the stage with two other acapella groups - Just A Capella and Kitsch n Sync. The last 10 mins of the video here show us joing in with one mass choir at the end of the evening. It was a lovely evening and everyone joined in with the choruses.
Next came the first of two visits to Mycenae House. The first for St Georges Day was to support the fantastic Wizz Jones. We did a half hour slot with our May Day songs and also some Shakespeare to commemorate the actual 400th anniversary.
We were delighted to be asked to be guests at Loughton Folk Club in Essex and had a brilliant evening with again lots of lusty singing from our audience. It is a great club and very friendly and some of the people there made it to the first of our International Song and Dance Evenings at Mycenae House the following evening.
The first of these evenings was a great success and our thanks to GFMA for enabling this to happen. It was a bit like waiting for guests to turn up at a party at the beginning but very soon the hall was full and we enjoyed a great night of singing and dancing with a band alone of nearly 20 people. There was something for everyone which is what we envisaged and we very much hope the next few of these events will be as successful
By sarahpavey, Apr 6 2016 03:24PM
Well this title mostly refers to the update on Ros's ankle - we are delighted to report she has now discarded her crutches and wheelchair and is now springing up and about again. She still has a stair lift at home and we suspect this may now be a permanent feature but it gives us entertainment on practice nights. We are indeed busy practising for the new album which will be called "Dark Days or Fine" and which we hope will be complete by June.
We did scale back on gigs during the early part of the year but had a great evening at Faversham Folk Club in February. There was a good audience and everyone joined in with all the choruses. It was a treat to have Bob Kenward being MC for the evening. We hope to catch up with familair faces when we return to the Sweeps Festival in Rochester in May.
On Good Friday, 25th March we took up our instruments to play for the GFMA Easter Barn Dance. This was well attended and Chris Harrison did a great job with the calling. We also managed to sing songs and Anne-Marie Sewell did a guest spot too between dances.
The 3rd April saw us as guests at Cheam Folk Club. Such a friendly club with a big variety of instruments and voices. They gave us a very warm welcome and everyone participated in the choruses. We hope to return soon
Really looking forward to an action packed April and May including the first International Acoustic Music and Dance Night with GFMA at Mycenae House in Blackheath
By sarahpavey, Feb 5 2016 11:43AM
2016 sees us beginning work on our second CD which will be a mixture of our songs with no particular theme. We are taking advantage of the downtime while we wait for Ros's broken ankle to mend but have some exciting things lined up for later in the year.
In January we took part in the Greenwich Pleasaunce Wassail celebrations again along with Greenwich Morris and this year the weather was kind. It was another opportunity to wear our steampunk outfits and this video captures the spirit of the event.
Our only gig in February will be as guests at Faversham Folk Club where our friend Bob Kenward will be MC for the night.
The other new venture is a collaboration between GFMA and Mycenae House where we will be hosting a Song and Dance Acoustic Night on the last Friday of the month - beginning on April 29th. The idea is to have a ceilidh with a difference. There will be song and performance slots between the dances and anyone will be welcome to join the band for playing for the dances. Each month will feature a different culture and hopefully a dance from that country too - we have a Kora player and a Chinese instrumentalist lined up already. There should be something for everyone - including a bar and food on sale should you want it. More details will appear soon on the Mycenae House website.
We are also booked in for the Sweeps Festival in Rochester, Tenterden Festival, Brandenberg Fringe and will be the band for the Charlton House Easter Barn Dance..
Looks like a busy year ahead for Morrigan!