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Events

    -2020-


-March 11,  Amesbury Methodist Church,  Amesbury, Wiltshire

      Social gospel singing evening 7pm





   -2019-


-November 9, The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London, England         

    cellarupstairs@aol.com


-October 25-27, Roscommon Singer's Festival, Roscommon, Ireland 


-September 6-8, Sweet Sunny South, American Oldtime Festival, Manor Buildings, West Sussex, England www.sweetsunnysouth.org   Presenting "Who the Folk is Alice" only.

                             

-August 16-18,  Whitehorse Folk Festival, Grove, Oxfordshire, England

   Presenting "Who the Folk is Alice"


-May 11-12,  Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Freuchie and Falkland, Fife, Scotland  www.springthyme.co.uk/fifesing  Presenting "Who the Folk is Alice"

                     

- February 15-18,  FOAOTMAD'S Anniversary Festiva, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

   Presenting "Who the Folk is Alice"





                                   -2018-


-October 26-28 Roscommon Singers Festival, Roscommon, Ireland 


-September 26   ALBUM RELEASE!!!    "Awaken Old Appalachia," Hard copies available right here! Digital                  form in various internet places. ITunes, Spotify, etc.


-July 15   Dursley Acoustic Music Nights, Gl, England, David Cheffings 

                    http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk


-June 23  West Virginia State Folk Festival, Glenville, West Virginia, USA



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What We Do

 We sing a mixture of traditional Appalachian ballads, gospel, old time, and country. We sing on the streets, in people's houses, pubs, clubs, churches, and festivals big and small. We have sung to working girls in the red light district of Paris and priests in Sibiu, Romania. We don't claim to be great musicians, we sing for the pure joy of singing. We sometimes support our singing with a combination of guitars, banjo, banjola, and mandolin, and one day David will play his fiddle.

 We also do a multimedia presentation that we call, "Who the Folk is Alice." Alice shares her story through pictures, songs, and tales of her ancestry, family, and life as an Appalachian holler girl who loves to sing.


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About Alice Wylde

Alice was raised on a small farm in the heart of West Virginia. One of eight children, she comes from a singing family who can trace their Appalachian roots back to before the Revolutionary war. They went to church where there were no musical instruments and sang shape note hymns with so much passion she thought the roof would surely fly off. Music has always been part of her life, just like her mother before her. She sings at home, at work, and when walking around the supermarket. Alice plays banjo, guitar, and a little mountain dulcimer to keep her singing company.

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About David Wylde

Alice moved to England to be with David in 2004 and quickly found an outlet for her singing, among the local folk clubs of Hampshire and Wiltshire. David had no previous experience of performing, but it wasn't long before Alice had him singing along to the choruses, then singing solo. Realising his potential, Alice soon began shaping David into someone she could duet with. It started with a diet of fried chicken and tators to fatten him up and constant references to how purdy "Grizzly Adams" was. Following with many visits to West Virginia for voice and culture training, his singing is described as "Prissy," but he hopes age will improve it.


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Songs of Old Appalachia

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Listen to samples on various internet places; ex. Spotify, ITunes, Amazon

1. West Virginia Boys

2. Bill Stafford

3. My Old Brown Coat and Me

4. Babes in the Wood

5. Shiloh's Hill

6. Groundhog

7. Old Pheobe Ice

8 Heart of Glass

9. Revolutionary Tea

10. Johnny Doyle

11. Unclouded Day

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Awaken Old Appalachia

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Listen to samples on various internet places; ex. Spotify, ITunes, Amazon

1. Lizzie Watson  

2. Erin's Green Shore

3. Come all Ye Tender Hearted

4. The Merry Golden Lee

5. Across the Blue Mountain

6. Sister Thou Wast Mild and Lovely

7. Cold Scenes of Winter

8. Awake Awake

9. I Never Will Marry

10. Molly Bond

11. The Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn

12. Blue Eyed Ellen

13. Just as Good as Gold

14. McAfee's Confession

15. Down in the Willow Garden

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