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Regency House & Garden Party – Activities

Regency House & Garden Party at Glen Derwent

SUN 25th NOV 2018
10:30-4:00

 

 

Your ticket includes Glen Derwent’s lovely hospitality and lunch and afternoon tea all day (10:30-4), as well as all the activities

Activities – all included

Connoisseur’s Regency dance workshop: 11-12:30.  Onlookers welcome.  Wonderful live period music by Van Diemen’s Angels.

Regency dance for all: 2-3pm.  No partner or dancing experience required.  Wonderful live period music by Van Diemen’s Angels.

Croquet – the quintessential British game:
‘Come and try’ anytime 11-11:30, 12-12:30, 1-1:30
‘Play a game’ 11:30, 12:30, 1:30.

Tours of the property: On the hour, 11-3

Photos with the horse and cart – any time

The game of Graces and other Regency outdoor games – available to play, with guidance provided

Indoor games – with the friends you brought, or make some new ones (cards, backgammon, chess, draughts, …)

Lunch and afternoon tea all day (10:30-4)

Mr Darcy & Elizabeth will be making appearances at various times

 

This is an all weather event.

Details: folktas.org/regency

Tickets: trybooking.com/YIMI

Grand Regency Ball and Harp Concert 2016

IMG_2346_Final_Sir_Roger_de_Coverley(trimmed)On the eve of Valentine’s Day, take that certain step towards falling in love …

Grand Regency Ball and Harp Concert
at the historic Hobart Town Hall (Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania)

SAT 13th FEB 2016
7:30-12:00

Fine period Tasmanian music by the Tasmanian Harp Ensemble

Dancing Master: David Wanless

Tickets:
$25/ $22/ $20/ $15 (student or u/14)
trybooking.com/JSFN
or at the door

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome.

Please bring a plate of supper befitting a ball. Bar available.

Period attire admired but not required.

Optional workshop at the Town Hall, 2:00-4:00pm
Including Mundy’s Quadrille
Learn some dances and steps before the ball if you wish. Amongst other dances, learn Mundy’s Quadrille and if you desire, be part of demonstrating it at the ball. It won’t be taught at the ball.
Live music, $8.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/922368291133156/
(you don’t need a Facebook account to view this page)

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
Facebook: dance folk tasmania
www.folktas.org/regency
folkdancetas@gmail.com
6273 2127
Meetup: Folk Dance Tasmania

Spirited dancing to fine music. Come to dance or listen and watch.

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love; and very lively hopes of Mr. Bingley’s heart were entertained” — Jane Austen

A fundraiser for the Tasmanian Harp Ensemble to perform Tasmanian music in France – raffle tickets for sale
Extra info:
The recently rediscovered Mundy’s Quadrilles will be performed at the ball. This suite of quadrille music was composed by colonial artist Henry Mundy.

The ball will feature music by 19th Century Tasmanian/Scottish convict, fiddler and composer Alexander Laing.

 

Derwent Regency Festival 2018

Saturday 24th Nov: Grand Regency Ball and Period Concert at the historic Hobart Town Hall

Sunday 25th Nov: Regency House & Garden Party, celebrating the 200th birthday of the historic convict-built mansion, Glen Derwent.

Grand Regency Ball and Period Concert

at the historic Hobart Town Hall (Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania)

SAT 24th NOV 2018
7:30-11:30

Fine period Tasmanian music by Van Diemen’s Angels

Dancing Master: David Wanless

Tickets:
$25/ $22/ $20/ $15 (student or u/14)
trybooking.com/YIMI
or at the door.  Booking advised.

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome.

Please bring a plate of supper befitting a ball.

Dress: Period or formal.

Optional workshop at the Town Hall, 2:00-4:00pm
Including Mundy’s Quadrille
Learn some dances and steps before the ball if you wish. Amongst other dances, learn Mundy’s Quadrille and if you desire, be part of demonstrating it at the ball. It won’t be taught at the ball.
$8.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1321363047998983/

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania
www.folktas.org/regency
folkdancetas@gmail.com
6273 2127

Spirited dancing to fine music. Come to dance or listen and watch.

“Fine dancing, I believe like virtue, must be its own reward.” — Jane Austen

Extra info:
The recently rediscovered Mundy’s Quadrilles will be performed at the ball. This suite of quadrille music was composed by colonial artist Henry Mundy.

The ball will feature music by 19th Century Tasmanian/Scottish convict, fiddler and composer Alexander Laing.

Celebrate 200 years of Glen Derwent

Regency House & Garden Party

SUN 25th NOV 2018
10:30-4:00

A day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat, built c. 1818, 44 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk, glenderwent.com

Hidden behind hawthorn hedges and set in five hectares of park-like pasture and gardens overlooking the Derwent River, Glen Derwent is a 200-year-old, convict-built mansion, classified by The National Trust.

Ticket includes delicious period lunch and afternoon tea as well as Regency dancing, live music, croquet, historic tours, horses and games. Details: folktas.org/regency. All weather event.

Period attire admired but not required.

Glen Derwent also offers heritage accommodation.

Tickets: $45 early bird, trybooking.com/YIMI or $49 at the gate. Booking helps us plan and cater.

See Regency House & Garden Party – Activities

glenderwent.com
stay@glenderwent.com
0427 480 057
folktas.org/regency

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/571646729958722/

Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc

Also: Sat 24th: Grand Regency Ball and Period Concert at Hobart Town Hall

Steampunk Ball

Set the dodgy controls of your favourite time travelling vehicle and whirl your way back in time to the Victorian era, but with a difference.

Destination: Wesley Hall, 58 Melville St, Hobart
Date and time: Saturday, 27th October 2018 (or should that be 1868?), 7:30pm
What: Steampunk Ball

Fun and lively period dances with simply thrilling music by the Black Swans of Trespass.
Dancing master: David “Oddsocks” Wanless

Tea duelling under the masterful direction of our Tiffenmaster, Sir Nicholas Hewenn.
Hat and glove elimination cotillon. Bring hat or gloves to participate.

You are most definitely encouraged to dress in your finest steampunk, Victoriana or formal attire. Dress to impress.

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required. All ages welcome.
Please bring a plate of supper.

Tickets $17/$15/$14/$8 at trybooking.com/YJUI or at the door. Bookings advised.
Optional dance workshop, 2-4pm, Wesley Hall, $8. Feel free to attend just the ball, but if you’d like to learn or brush up on some dances, or just want another two hours of dancing, come to the workshop.

folktas.org/steampunk
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2086374238282705/
folkdancetas@gmail.com
03 6273 2127
Facebook/Meetup: dance folk tasmania
#hobartfolkdances

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc

2017 Song and Tune Writing Awards Winners

The Folk Federation’s annual Song and Tune Writing Awards for 2017 have concluded with a fine concert on October 21st at Wesley Hall, with a great range of acts and standard of performance. This included seasoned performers and composers as well as “newcomers” to the genre stepping up and producing high quality performances.  We hope they are all encouraged in their future endeavours.

The results for 2017 are:

  • Tune Award – CC Thornley – “Doin’ Stuff”
  • Song Award – Jackie Gregory – “Hammett”
  • U-19 Award – Callum Roberts – “Out of Time”
  • People’s Choice Award equal 1st – Callum Roberts and Jane Palfreyman

Well done to all those who submitted entries and thank you for supporting this competition. Congratulations to the winners and thank you very much to those who make it all happen, particularly our Competition Co-ordinator, Peter Hicks, this year’s judges, Anna Graham and David Beniuk, Cathy Hutchinson and her team of helpers who organised and set up the hall for the concert and Graeme Beer for sound engineering on the night.

2017 FolkTas Grant Awarded

2017 FolkTas Grant Award

The 2017 FolkTas grant was awarded to Rachel Meyers for her project “A Jew in Tasmania: diaspora to home” which is a deeply personal musical project considering the experience of diaspora, emigration and Jewish culture as the basis for Rachel’s own musical practice.

Rachel is an accomplished musician herself and performs as an experimental Klezmer duo with Dave McNamara as “Meyers & McNamara” who are currently working towards their debut album. They have performed with several bands, such as The Tinderbox Collective, The Counterfeit Gypsies and Duo Swango. Rachel has also completed a postgraduate research degree in musicology and worked on various other research projects.

The Folk Federation of Tasmania’s committee wishes Rachel well with her ambitious CD and performance project and looks forward to the full lecture/ recital and accompanying album launch at Hobart’s historic Synagogue in 2018.  Benefits will flow to the folk community and beyond with Rachel’s themes and musical collaborations, beginning with an early presentation at the Cygnet Folk Festival 2018.

2016 FolkTas Grant Awarded

The 2016 FolkTas grant was awarded to Theresa Young for her series of three bushdances, to be held at the Orford Town Hall (later changed to Buckland).  The purpose of this proposal, Theresa wrote, was to give some more community dancing opportunities to those living on the South East Coast of Tasmania. It would be an opportunity for everyone to meet new people, be active and be joyful!

After the events, Theresa wrote in Drumbeat, the Folk Federation’s regular magazine:

The town of Buckland played host to three sweet and lively bushdances in the months of August, September and October. People of all ages filled the dance-floor of the charming Buckland Hall at each dance, travelling from all over the South-Eastcoast, Midlands, and
Hobart areas.  

We were privileged to have stages full of musos playing and singing celtic, Tasmanian and American tunes on banjos, mandolins, accordians, guitars and fiddles. The first dance was played and called by Moonshine Whiskers and the Ragged Pony; the second, by Tasmania’s Devil’s Own; and the third was played by the enormous and delightful Hobart Old Time String Band, called by David Wanless and sound engineered by Glenn Warland.

We danced traditional dances like the beloved heel-and-toe, and were thrown into some wild and beautiful newer ones too. On the final night,  we even learnt some lovely dances
of David Wanless’ own creation. Suppertimes were also a mix of tradition and novelty, with tables filled with old favourites like savoury toast, as well as innovative creations like
falafel and bocconcini kebabs.

Thank you to the Folk Federation of Tasmania for supporting the dances with their annual FolkTas grant, as well as to the local Glamorgan Spring Bay Council for a community grant. These wonderful events would not have been possible without this backing.

Theresa Young

2016 Song and Tune Writing Awards Winners

Once again 2016 saw a wonderful batch of entries for our Song and Tune Writing Awards. Thank you to all who participated by writing and submitting songs and tunes. The Awards Concert was held on Saturday the 22nd October to feature all those who were able to come and perform. The outcome of the competition was as follows:

  •  Song Winner: Teresa Young with Melton Mowbray

  • Tune Winner: Michael Horton with Sliding Down Mt Amos

  • Under 19s Winner: Celeste Meincke with Underneath

  • People’s Choice Winner: Teresa Young

Well done to all those who submitted entries and thank you for supporting this competition, please keep those creative cogs turning for the 2017 competition. Congratulations to the winners and thank you very much to those who make it all happen, particularly our Competition Co-ordinator, Peter Hicks and also this year’s judges, Helen Morrison and David Beniuk.

2016 Song and Tune Writing Awards

“for an original song or tune in traditional or contemporary folk style”

  • See entry form: Folk Federation of Tas Song Writing award entry form 2016
  • These awards are made to encourage creative music writing in Tasmania.
  • An independent panel of judges will announce the major awards at a concert on Saturday 22nd October
  • The concert will feature the finalists. The judge’s decision will be made before the night but not announced until during the concert. A People’s Choice award will be decided on the night.

There are three categories, plus a Peoples’ Choice on the night of the concert 

  • Mike Silverwood Memorial Song Writing Award 1st $150
  • Instrumental Award 1st $150
  • Under 19 Song or Instrumental Award 1st $150
  • People’s Choice Award 1st $50

Entries to be submitted by Friday 30th September 2016

Further information: ring Peter on 0409 216 752

Further details are on the entry form: Folk Federation of Tas Song Writing award entry form 2016

2015 Song and Tune Writing Awards Winners

Thanks to all those who participated in writing and submitting your songs and tunes for this year’s FFT Song and Tune awards.  We were fortunate to have a wonderful concert featuring those who could make the event last night.  Just to let you know the outcome  for 2015.

  • Song winner was Conn O’Neill and Stephen Bourke with “Men of the Derwent”
  • Runner up was Jane Germain with – “Living on the Edge” and
  • Encouragement award went to Anthony Aylward – for “The Little Pit Pony”
  • Tune writing prize was to Emily Wolfe for “The World of Beatrix Potter”
  • People’s Choice award on the night went to Conn O’Neill

Once again I would like to congratulate the winners but thank everyone for your participation and hope you are sharpening up your pencils for another crack at it next year….keep in touch with the Folk Federation of Tasmania – and look out for details on the website – folktas.org

 

Thanks, Peter – October 2015