Faustus announced as 2016 Halsway Manor artists in residence
Faustus are delighted to announce a year-long collaborative association with Halsway Manor, the national centre for folk arts, throughout 2016.
Arts Council England have announced funding to support the project which creates a unique partnership between Halsway Manor and Faustus, centred around the development of new arrangements of rare traditional English folk music; to be shared through workshops, two national tours and the recording of Faustus’s third album. The project combines the musical expertise of Faustus with the professional resources of Halsway Manor, including their extensive folk library and archive.
Faustus will begin researching and rehearsing new material at Halsway Manor in the early part of 2016 with a national tour planned in March. The album will be recorded in the Summer of 2016, before a second national album launch tour in October, making a new collection of English folk material widely available. Additionally Faustus will offer two workshop weekends at Halsway Manor over the year, sharing their considerable expertise with singers and instrumentalists wishing to explore ways to source, interpret and perform traditional material. The first of these takes place from 1st-3rd April 2016, with the second later in the year (dates tbc).
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, provides a permanent home for the enjoyment, study and development of folk music, dance and culture in England and draws on traditions from across Europe and beyond. Unique in the UK it hosts over 340 days of residential and outreach activity every year covering all facets of the folk arts from instrumental music, song and dance to traditional storytelling, crafts and instrument making. Halsway Manor is committed to excellence and opportunity for all with a broad programme that covers amateur exploration, professional development, the creation of new work and stewardship of our heritage. www.halswaymanor.org.uk
Faustus – Spring 2016 Tour
Sat. 27th. The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent
01283 508 100 / brewhouse.co.uk
Fri 4th Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Glos.
01453 837 537 / rmt.org/ruskin-mill-events
Sat. 5th South Street Arts Centre, Reading
0118 960 6060 / readingarts.com
Sun 6th Gill Nethercott Centre, Whitchurch
01256 896 270 / gillnethercottcentre.org.uk
Weds 9th South Holland Centre, Spalding
01775 764 777 / southhollandcentre.co.uk
Thur 10th The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
01227 787 787 / marlowetheatre.com
Fri. 11th Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
01273 464 440 / ropetacklecentre.co.uk
Sat 12th Golden Lion, Ripon
Sun 13th Haydon Bridge Community Centre
Thur 17th Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester
01206 738 172 www.essexwt.org.uk
Fri 18th Folk At The Barlow, Edgworth
07427 613 783 www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk
Sat 19th Tuppenny Barn, Southbourne, West Sussex
01243 377 780 / tuppennybarn.co.uk
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