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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

**END**

‘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

Liam Grundy

LIAM GRUNDY AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

We can now tell you that our surprise guest this month is Liam Grundy. Liam plays a bluesy mix of Americana and country blues and has gigged all over Europe and the States both solo and with his band. Check him out at http://www.liamgrundy.com and listen to him at http://www.myspace.com/liamgrundy  

I’m sure Chris will be getting up to play a few numbers with him too. Also we are very pleased to announce that tenstringfever who gave us such a fantastic set last time will also be playing: http://www.tenstringfever.com  

Jane Wheeler has promised to sing a couple of numbers and the Flats Family band will be there as usual so it’s sure to be a fun packed night.

So that’s Friday 24th September at the Function Room, Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

***PARISH NOTICES ***
Forest Gate Hotel planning application

Open meeting with the local planning officer, the developer and the pub owner regarding the planning application to demolish the function room at the Forest Gate Hotel (yes that’s where we hold Forest Roots) to build extra hotel rooms. It will be held at St. Marks Church Hall, Lorne Road, Forest Gate, E7 on Wednesday, 29th September at 8pm. 
All welcome.

If you have any questions about this proposed development then this is your chance to ask them.

Save the Arts
Follow this link if you want to sign the petition and for more info on cuts to the arts http://savethearts-uk.blogspot.com/

*******END

‘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

 

Wanstead Flats

FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget this Friday (30th April) we have our very own Nick Pickett, who has been entertaining us with his wonderful songs and fantastic guitar and harmonica playing since Forest Roots started. He will be joined by Chris Haigh for a few numbers, so if you’ve seen Nick perform before then you know he’s going to give us a fantastic night.

We also have Stew Simpson, an up and coming singer/songwriter, who we’ve seen before at Forest Roots and he was so good we asked him back. The Flats Family Band will be there and Angus will be giving us one of his self-penned numbers.

Also a date for your diary as next month we have The Kremlinaires, masters of Soviet swing and Bolshevik boogie, on Friday, 28th May

So see you all this Friday at Forest Roots, the Forest Gate Hotel, On the corner of Godwin Road and Tylney Road, Forest Gate, London E7

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

PS: Please note, Forest Roots is a volcanic ash free zone however if you just want to let off a bit of steam it’s the perfect place to be!

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

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

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

Wanstead Flats

WANSTEAD FLATS

 

Last weekend, Ruth Rikowski and I went for a walk on Wanstead Flats. We took some pictures with our new(ish) digital camera. Ruth has written a short article about our walk and what we observed, and included some pictures, on her blog ‘Serendipitous Moments’.

You can view the article and pictures at: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2009/11/wanstead-flats.html

Serendipitous Moments: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/

Glenn Rikowski

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

Chipsdown

Chipsdown

BROWNDOWN MELTDOWN

 

There is an excellent article by George Monbiot in The Guardian today: ‘One financial meltdown, it seems, is just not enough for Gordon Brown’ (8th September, p.33).

Monbiot indicates Gordon Brown’s degree of responsibility for the current crisis of capital and his dysfunctional reluctance to attempt to place substantial restraints on banks and bankers’ activities – which have been ruinous for millions.

As Monbiot notes:

“So there will be no reckoning. There will be no firm restraint, no punishment, no measure sufficient to prevent a repetition of the crash. The only people who will not be harmed by the banking crisis are the bankers who caused it”.

See the article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/07/financial-meltdown-gordon-brown-g20

Glenn Rikowski

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