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Cities in Tandem - Music Workshops

Cities in Tandem
Ethno England presents a series of four musical workshops, showcasing traditional music from Oxford's Twin Cities around the globe. Each workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn a traditional tune and/or song with a talented musician, from one of the eight Twin Cities of Oxford.
This time you can choose from learning either a song with Polina Kalinina & Zhenya Dolgikh from Perm, Russia, or an instrumental tune with Nicolas Büscher from Bonn, Germany! 
Fill in the form so we can send you a Zoom link, info and song material before the workshop.
These workshops are run by Ethno England for Tandem Collective, and funded by Oxford City Council and Oxford Contemporary Music.
Saturday October 24th, 5-6 pm
Saturday 7th November, 3 - 4 pm

Sunday 22nd Novemnber, 3 - 4 pm
Saturday 5th December, 3 - 4 pm

Free and open to all! 
Further information and booking form:

Bandcamp Friday - October 2nd

With record shops closed, paid gigs all but vanishing and streaming services offering very little by way of payment, selling music online has become many artists' main source of income.

Bandcamp is one of the most popular places to do that and, since March, the website has been waiving its revenue share for a full 24 hours on the first Friday of every month.

The first friday in October is this Friday, so this will be an opportune moment to support folk artists by purchasing their CD's on bandcamp.

Zoom Ceilidh with Banter + Barry Goodman - October 9th


Banter - the trio with a huge sound - the world’s smallest big band!

They are Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and vocals. They are rooted in English traditional music, yet also incorporate influences from pop, jazz, soul and big band. With ridiculously danceable tunes and cool vibes we are going to have the best time dancing to them.

“Unmistakeable pumping melodeon, screaming brass and visceral vocals!” – Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band)
“Funky brass, unexpected jazz chords, thought-provoking songs” – Jude Abbott (Chumbawamba)

Our caller is Barry Goodman, with his trademark reassuring manner and brilliant way of explaining dances quickly and clearly. Banter and Barry worked together at Oxfolk in January 2020 and we are delighted to have them back together again. Barry has adapted dances for 1 to 4 people, that work well when danced at home, so push back the furniture, pour yourselves a drink and come and have a laugh.

Oxfolk's online ceilidhs are brilliant for people of all ages and we love to see the inventive and joyous dancing from the families, groups of housemates, solo dancers and couples that join us for an evening of collective fun.

This event is held in association with #LiveToYourLivingRoom

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