March 21-23rd 2014 John Kirkpatrick Weekend


 A musical weekend in Pembrokeshire with Tutor John Kirkpatrick (Radio 2 Musician of the Year 2010)

 March 21st-23rd 2014-Join us for a  folk music dance and song weekend with one of the UK’s finest artists.

The weekend begins with a concert on Friday and two full days of workshops, on Saturday “Playing for Dancing” and on Sunday “Singing with Harmony”. On Saturday evening the workshop participants will play for a Tympath/Ceilidh led by John. The weekend starts at 4pm on Friday and concludes at 5pm on Sunday. Weekend and day tickets are available. All standards of playing/singing welcome, as are non-participants who can walk the fine coastal path.

(Update  15th March) Plenty of tickets for the Tympath are sill available. The concert is filling up and there is afew singers’ workshop places. The band workshop has room as well .
Friday 21st March John Kirkpatrick in Concert (£10 in advance £12 on the door) – 7.30
Sat 22nd March Playing for Dancing Workshop -Day (£25)  9.30 for 10 until 4   Lunch provided (will be vegggie – other diets please let us know)
Tympath/Ceilidh – evening (£5) -Simpson Cross Community Centre- Heb Enw Morris Team – Guest Callers 7.30-11pm Licensed Bar
Sunday 23rd March Singing with Harmony workshop –Day (£20)  9.30 for 10 until 4   Lunch provided (will be vegggie – other diets please let us know)

John Kirkpatrick

John has become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

He rejoined The Albion Band for The National Theatre productions of “Lark Rise” and “Candleford”, and from 1980 has regularly worked on shows at The Victoria Theatre (later The New Victoria Theatre) in North Staffordshire, The Orchard Theatre Touring Company based in Devon, and elsewhere. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

Q: “If you were given the funds to organise a concert bill, who would the artists be”?A: “To top the bill, my favourite of all the English singers, John Kirkpatrick. He’s the only singer who can move me to tears with a song. He’s also the funniest man around. A great musician and performer, utterly without pretension”Shirley Collins in
fRoots ‘Rocket Launcher’

Prices (per person)




Full weekend

En-suite double


(Full board-two nights B and B ,two evening meals and lunches, concert and dance)

Single non-en-suite


Sharing non-en-suite


Friday Concert


Saturday Workshop and Dance- with Lunch


Sunday Workshop –with Lunch



(Full board, concert and dance)




 Affordable options for under 20’s and campers are also available on request

 How to Book and Pay:

 Write to Cuffern Manor, Haverfordwest SA62 6HB giving name address phone number and email, the accommodaton required and any dietary requirments you have. Make cheques payable to Cuffern Manor

 By phone – ring 01437-710071 to reserve a place and pay by card.

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