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Song Collectors Collective Gathering 2018

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Waterloo Action Centre

14 Baylis Road

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SE1 7AA

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A DAY OF SONGS, STORIES AND SEMINARS ON FOLK AND ORAL CULTURES FROM BRITAIN AND AROUND THE WORLD

The Song Collectors Collective brings you their annual Gathering - our celebration of song collecting, bigger and better than ever!

This year the Gathering will convene at Waterloo Action Centre - a swift 2 minute walk from Waterloo Station and on the doorstep of London's thriving Lower Marsh market.

We will have insightful talks on various aspects from some of the leading folklorists, singers, musicians and storytellers in Britain today, including:

+ the phenomenal Scottish singer and song collector - Margaret Bennett

+ leader of the James Madison Carpenter Collection Project - Dr Julia Bishop

+ virtuoso kora player - Kadialy Kouyate

+ Romani folklore, animism and otherworld spirits from the author of We Borrow the Earth - Patrick Jasper Lee

+ founder of The Nest Collective and co-founder of The Song Collectors Collective - Sam Lee

+ folklorist extraordinaire and author of Folk Song in England, The English Year, The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, London Lore, and many other books - Steve Roud

+ Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music at the British Library - Dr Janet Topp Fargion

+ highlights from our recent song collecting trip to Ireland, which was filmed and recorded by Radio 4, who will be broadcasting a 2-part documentary on song collecting and the work of the SCC on May 1st & 8th.

The Gathering will be followed by some informal drinks at the Travelling Through… bookshop and cafe on Lower Marsh, from 4pm. We hope to be doing more open song collecting trips, so this is a great opportunity to discuss future opportunities to join us on the road.

If that wasn’t enough! In the evening, Sam Lee will be in conversation with Shirley Collins, and then presenting Singing With Nightingales Live with Kadialy, both 5 mins walk away at the Southbank Centre (listed as separate, ticketed events).

It will be a day of extraordinary stories, conversations, lives and melodies. Please join us!

Registration opens at 9:45am.

Tickets available on the door, but please book in advance to help us anticipate numbers. If you are having trouble booking, please email scc@thenestcollective.co.uk


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