25 Apr 2019


Sam Baxter - Performing Ballads

In the British Isles there is a long tradition of telling stories through song. In this workshop we will explore various examples of ballads from around the Britain and Ireland and look at different approaches of how to tell these stories and make them your own.

Sam Baxter is a performer, interpreter and arranger of traditional song. Although originally from the High Peak in North-Derbyshire, he is currently establishing himself as a performer in the Newcastle folk scene. Having last summer won Bromyard Folk Festival’s ‘Future of Folk’ unaccompanied singing competition, his summer will be spent performing at various folk festivals around the UK.

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About Folk Kitchen

Unique evenings of learning and sharing folk traditions whilst enjoying a communal meal with like-minded individuals.

Workshops are for all abilities, experienced or new to folk music. Led by experienced tutors, they will focus on various folk traditions including unaccompanied and harmony singing and storytelling. You can sign up for individual workshops via the Soundpost website or Facebook.

The wonderful team at Foodhall will provide a meal for both workshop attendees and the general public, for a chance to share your thoughts, songs or stories. This will be followed by a session led by the guest tutor, where those who attended the workshop will be able to share what that have been learning as well as everyone being able to get involved.

Last Thursday of the month.

  • 6pm Workshop (Sign-up)
  • 7pm Food (Public)
  • Session (Public)

All events are a suggested donation of £10. No one turned away due to lack of funds.