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FOREST ROOTS: 27the June 2014

Dear Forest Roots Folk

This month we have Paul Kerr and the Boneshakers. They will be playing vintage jazz and singing songs from the 1920s/30s so if you liked the music from ‘The Great Gatsby’, this is the band for you. The Boneshakers are Chris Haigh on fiddle, Andy Dewar on percussion, Bernard O’Neil on double bass and Stuart Curtis on sax.  Paul Kerr will be on guitar and singing: http://www.wholesomemusic.co.uk/wholesomemusic.co.uk/The_Boneshaker.html

This will be our last night before the summer and it would be really nice to see you all after such a long break. If you’d like to perform please get in touch. So that’s Paul Kerr and the Boneshakers on Friday, 27th June at the Forest Gate Hotel, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW.

 

Starts at 8.30pm

BR Forest Gate, Wanstead Park; Busses: 86, 25, 330, 58, 308

If you would like to perform or for more information: forestroots@gmail.com

 

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

 

PARISH NOTICES

Forest Gate Festival this saturday, 21st June in Osborne Road featuring all sorts of interesting stuff. Starts 11am

More information at: www.woodgrange.org.uk/forestgatefestival

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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Glenn_Rikowski?ev=hdr_xprf

Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

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Forest Gate Hotel

Forest Gate Hotel

FOREST ROOTS – DAI AND THE RAMBLERS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Just a quick reminder to let you know that next Friday we have zydeco and cajun band Dai and the Ramblers, see: http://www.daiprice.com and featuring our very own Flats Family Band member Alan Dunn as well as other notable musicians.

Check out their website. They will be ably supported by local acts and surprise guests.
If you’d like to perform please get in touch at: foreatroots@gmail.com .
So that’s Dai Price and the Ramblers at Forest Roots on Friday, 28th March, at the Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0LW

Starts 8.30pm

BR Forest Gate, or WansteadPark

Buses: 86, 25, 330, 58, 308

 

Looking forward to seeing you
stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski at Academia: http://independent.academic.edu/GlennRikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskpoint.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Hugh Burns

HUGH BURNS AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Just to remind you that Forest Roots is next friday and not tonight when we have world renowned guitarist Hugh Burns. He will be ably accompanied by percussionist Roy Dodds. We also have a few tunes from the Oscar Pavel Trio and a new up and coming father and son duo as well as The Flats Family Band, surprise guests and local performers. Also we have been very efficient and finally got it together to book acts for the rest of the year!

2nd November – Hugh Burns with Roy Dodds
7th December – Adam Beattie and the Consultants, Brooke Sharkey
28th December – Christmas Party with The Flats Family Band
25th January – Molten Amber

So, see you all at Forest Roots next Friday at the Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road  Leytonstone, London E11 3NW. Starts 8.30pm

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

PS you might want to check out the  new  Green Fair Acoustic Music Club at the R.A.F.A Club in Cranbrook Road Ilford. For more info email rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Kasai Masai

KASAI MASAI AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Summer is nearly here or so we thought a couple of weeks ago! Thought it was too good to last. Anyway, we welcome back Kasai Masai (see http://www.kasaimasai.com) who are sure to bring some sunshine into our lives.

They are a band of truly wonderful musicians once again bringing their unique African sounds to Forest Roots. As usual we will have surprise guests and local singers as well as The Flats Family Band and, after forsaking us as he had a gig, Nick Pickett will be back too.

This will be the last night before the summer as otherwise we would be competing with a much bigger event. Not allowed to say the word due to copyright issues but you know what I mean.

So that’s Kasai Masai at Forest Roots on Friday 29th June, at The Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road, Forest Gate, London, E11 3NW.
Starts 8.30

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Glenn Rikowski’s MySpace Blog: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski/blog

 

The Lord Rookwood

The Lord Rookwood

LEON HUNT AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

This month at Forest Roots we are very lucky to have Leon Hunt www.leonhunt.com. He is probably the UK’s foremost banjo player. He plays all styles of 5-string banjo, not just bluegrass but also jazz and Irish. He studied with the renowned American banjo virtuoso, Bela Fleck and he is also a member of the Daily Planet as well as doing lots of sessions for various well known artists. He will be ably accompanied by Chris Haigh on fiddle www.fiddlingaround.com and Paul Kerr on vocals and guitar.

Check him out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehSTssRUTRk and there is much more …

Leon Hunt’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/probablyleon?ob=0&feature=results_main  

“This is banjo wizardry in a style totally unique.Leonplays with brilliance and soul – you don’t always find the two together” — Mike Harding – BBC Radio 

“Leon shines brightest when he whips out a rendition of the Pat Metheny tune ‘James’. With this record he manages to smash all preconceptions about what a banjo can and can’t do and leaves you both satisfied and wanting more.” —Guitarist Magazine

“This record shows how world-class Leon’s playing really is.” — Banjo NewsLetter (USA)

Need I say more? Apart from there will be The Flats Family Band, plus local singers and a surprise guest.

So see you all at Forest Roots on Friday, 27th April at The Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW.

Starts 8.30pm (Free entry + whip round)

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Lord Rookwood

FOREST ROOTS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Spending the holiday slumped in front of the tele? Eaten too many Christmas goodies?  All shopped out at the sales? Help is at hand. Why not come along to the Forest Roots Christmas Party this Friday, 30th December at the Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road,E11 3NW where you can sit back, relax and let us entertain you.

We’ll be singing songs old and new with The Flats Family Band at full strength. Coxy and his band will be there as well as Stan Gordon and other surprise guests and local performers.

Starts 8.30pm

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

Country, Folk, Blues and Beyond

Acoustic Music

Free entry and a Whipround

The Lord Rookwood pub: 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about the Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

The Lord Rookwood

WHISKEY MOON FACE – AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

The next Forest Roots session is on Friday, 4th November and we are very happy to say we have the eclectic, fun loving Whiskey Moon Face http://www.myspace.com/whiskeymoonface. This band play a mix of folk, roots and psychobilly (not sure what that is or even if I’ve spelt it right, but it sounds fun) and come highly recommended by Adam Beattie and Caroline who saw them do a gig recently.

The Flats Family Band will be there as usual as well as local performers and surprise guests. If you’d like to perform just let us know

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

Forest Roots is held at The Lord Rookwood pub: 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

Free entry plus a whipround

Starts: 8.00pm

If you would like to perform, email: forestroots@gmail.com

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about The Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

 

The Lord Rookwood

FOREST ROOTS – FRIDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2011

 

Dear Forest Roots Folk

On Friday 25th February  we have the Hot Strings Review featuring the versatile and multi-talented Martin Wheatley and Mike Piggott who play between them guitar, fiddle, ukulele, banjo, steel guitar and many more. Martin is a virtuoso ukulele player (check him out on Youtube) and Mike is a renowned fiddle player, see: http://www.mikepiggott.com.

The Flats Family Band will be there and don’t forget it’s a ukulele rollover. So if you’re a ukulele fan this is definitely a night not to be missed.

See you in the Forest Gate Hotel function room, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW

BR: Forest Gate

Tube: Wanstead Park

Busses: 86, 25, 330, 58, 325, 308

Starts 8.30pm

Free entry with a whipround

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

UPDATE 13th FEBRUARY 2011

Jenny and Caroline sent an email today. There has been a change of venue. Forest Roots will no longer be held at the Forest Gate Hotel.

The next session on the 25th February will now be held at the The Lord Rookwood pub: 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about The Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

But from now on Forest Roots will be added to its repertoire.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

FOREST ROOTS – FRIDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2011

Victor Rikowski

VICTOR RIKOWSKI PLAYING AT FOREST ROOTS

Victor Rikowski will be playing at the Forest Roots on Friday 23rd July. He will be performing some country music and one of his own compositions.

Victor plays in the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon band at Bangor University, north Wales, where he is studying music and creative writing. You can find out more about this band and listen to their music by going to the page at the top of this blog, i.e. https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/ and by checking out the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon profile on MySpace: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/

Victor’s PowerPoint story (in 6 parts), The Ockress, can be found at: http://www.theockress.com

Acoustica are the headline band at Forest Roots on Friday. They play a varied selection of Irish folk and modern acoustic music. There will also be The Flats Family band, and guest and surprise musicians.

So come along to Forest Roots on Friday, 23rd July!

It starts 8.30pm at the usual venue: The Forest Gate Hotel function room, Godwin Road, Forest Gate.

Free entry (with a whip-round)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Richard Alpert

ACOUSTICA AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

Schools nearly out and our last night before the summer break will be with Acoustica who play a varied selection of Irish folk and modern acoustic music.

Plus: The Flats Family (resident band), and local singers and surprise guests.

So come along to Forest Roots on Friday, 23rd July, starts 8.30pm at the usual venue: The Forest Gate Hotel function room, Godwin Road, Forest Gate.

Free entry, with a whipround

If you would like to perform, or for more info, email: forestroots@gmail.com  

See you then

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon at MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon Profile: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Wavering on Ether: http://blog.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Wizz Jones

WIZZ JONES AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget that on Friday, 25th June we have bluesman, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Wizz Jones http://www.wizzjones.com A real musician’s musician, cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence and he’s coming to perform for us at Forest Roots! Make sure you don’t miss this night and if you want more information on Wizz there’s loads on the Internet. He even has an entry in Wikepedia!

Friday, 23rd July, Acoustica featuring Paul Kerr, Chris Haigh and Olly Blanchflower. A welcome back to this lively group who play a mixture of Irish and contemporary folk music and will set us up for the summer

Usual venue: the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, E7 0LW.

Usual time: it starts at 8.30pm

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

STOP PRESS…….Forest Voices Choir is now rehearsing for their summer programme of concerts at the Forest Gate Festival and Forest Roots learning summer songs and looking for new members. Come and join us for free workshops to improve your singing skills, learn songs and meet new people in a friendly and relaxed environment. Doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sing here’s the opportunity to learn. Everyone welcome. Our next meeting is this Thursday, 24th June, 7-9pm in the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0LW.

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon at MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon Profile: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Wavering on Ether: http://blog.myspace.com/glennrikowski