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Pango-Jam
Apr
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Pango-Jam

It's time for our third Jam session.  The last one was massive!  We had flautists; guitarists; harpists; singers; dancers; percussionists; fiddle players; mandolin and mandola players; squeezeboxes and some that i've forgotten.  It was huge fun!  Thanks to everyone who came from far and wide to take part.  

We've changed the venue.  We're holding the event at Mike's house.  There's plenty of room inside and out, loads of parking and no near neighbours to annoy.  

There's a map to find us on the left, but our address is:

Ffawydden, Coldbrook, Abergavenny NP7 9TE

Please be aware that some GPS/SatNav systems have in the past taken visitors along the wrong road. Have a copy of our instructions just in case!

From the Hardwick roundabout south of Abergavenny where the A40 meets the A465 Heads of the Valley Road, you need to head towards the A40 to Monmouth turning. Just before the A40 exit you will see an exit the B4598 (also known locally as the Old Raglan Rd) towards Usk. Head along the B4598 and within 300 yards, just after the yellow lines across the road finish take the turning on the left signposted towards Llanddewi Rhydderch (opposite Dobson's Farm). 

Follow this road for 1.6 miles keeping all buildings to your right. Do NOT turn right in front of the big white farmhouse signposted towards Llanddewi Rhydderch. Carry straight on until you see a large cream house on your right with brown plank fencing and a sign saying Ty Hir Cottage . The farm track to Ffawydden House is on the right and runs up the side of the Ty Hir Cottage. CAREFULLY drive on down the track, until you see buildings. Drive through the metal gate and past the first house and then through the wooden gate and park anywhere on the drive.

We're happy to provide some tea and coffee, but if you want something a little stronger we'd be grateful if you could bring some along.

So... come along to sing, play or just take in the atmosphere.  

Four songs to learn this time; a couple of americana and a couple of very British songs firmly rooted in the folk tradition.

Click on the title of each song to listen to it.

 

Keep on the Sunny Side

The Carter Family


               D                 G                        D   
There's a dark and a troubled side of life
                     D                                     A  
But there's a bright and a sunny side too
                     A                                           D     
Though you meet with the darkness and strife
        A                                     D   
The sunny side you also may view


D                   G                D         
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
D                                        A   
Keep on the sunny side of life
          D                                    G                       D  
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way
          D        G         D        A         D   
If we'll keep on the sunny side of life

Though the storm and its furies rage today
Crushing hope that we cherish so dear
The cloud and storm will in time pass away
And the sun again will shine bright and clear

chorus

Let us greet with a song of hope each day
Though the moment be cloudy or fair
And let us trust in our Saviour always
He'll keep us everyone in His care

chorus

 

Four Questions

Kieran Kane

                     G                                         D
I’ve got four questions that torment my soul
                          A                                 D
I search for the answers but nobody knows
                     D                  G                D
I turn to the bible and the wages of sin
            A                                           D
But no satisfaction could be found therein

So I went to the mountain, a mountain so high
I climbed to the summit and I looked to the sky
But no words were written up there in the clouds
To relieve these questions that trouble me now

Chorus:
                    G                         D
Who is she with, what is she doing
                      A                                 D
Where is she now and why did she go
                   G                         D
Who is she with, what is she doing
                      A                                 D
Where is she now and why did she go

Maybe tomorrow I’ll walk to the sea
Swim to the bottom , so cold and so deep
And there in the darkness perhaps I will find
Release from these questions that burden my mind

Chorus

                  G                                         D
I’ve got four questions that torment my soul
                          A                                 D
I search for the answers but nobody knows
                     D                  G                D
I turn to the bible and the wages of sin
            A                                           D
But no satisfaction could be found therein

Chorus X 2      2nd chorus a capella

 

Who No Will Sing Me Lullabies

Kate Rusby

C           F       C           G
Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
C           F          G               
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know.
F           G            C               F 
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Am           G       C        run down                
Who now will sing me lullabies,                                        
   Am          G        C         run down    
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.                   

C                     F          C        G 
In this big world I'm lonely for I am but small,
   C         F                 G               
Oh angels in heaven, don't you care for me at all?
    F              G                C            F   
You heard my heart breaking for it rang through the skies
Am               G             C      run down             
So why don't you sing me lullabies,                                       
Am               G           C       run down        
Oh why don't you sing me lullabies.                   


  C             F              C                G
I lay here; I'm weeping for the stars they have come,
  C            F                 G                 
I lay here not sleeping; now the long night has begun.
    F          G           C              F
The man in the moon, oh he can't help but cry
Am                    G           C         run down             
For there's no one to sing me lullabies,                                         
Am                   G           C        run down      
Oh there's no one to sing me lullabies.                   


 C          F       C           G
Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
C           F          G               
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know.
F           G            C               F 
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Am           G            C      rum down                
Who now will sing me lullabies,                                        
   Am          G            C        run down       
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.                   

         C           run down  as if to Am
Who will sing me to sleep           
         C            run down       
Who will sing me to sleep           
         C             run down       
Who will sing me to sleep           
         C                run down      
Who will sing me to sleep

 

Waiting for the Lark

June Tabor

Note:  The first verse is sung with just backing from the drone of Nics' Shruti Box.  


Sleep on child it is not quite day
for the moon has still to set.
The lark she will cry and bring down the morning
to where you lie.
But the lark has not risen yet
but the lark has not risen yet

D                                      G              D  
Sleep on child while the birds rest on.
       D                                 G    
The cow she sleeps in her stall
            D                          G                                  A      
but the meadow stands grey in this dew down morning
  G             A  
before the day
D                   G          D   
waits for the lark to call
       D                    G       D   
and waits for the lark to call

D                                     G              D    
Sleep on child while the fields are still
         D                                G   
they wait for your fathers hand
        D                                  G                 A     
that he will not go and the sun will not shine,
             G                    A   
and the cock will not crow
           D             G            D    
'til the lark cries over the land,
            D              G           D    
'til the lark cries over the land.

D                            G            D    
Sleep on child and heed no sound
         D                                G   
your father may rise in the dark
              D                                     G                   A    
with his boots in his hand by the doorway to stand
           G                   A    
By the doorway to stand
D           G         D   
waiting for the lark
D          G         D    
waiting for the lark

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Goose & Cuckoo Jam
Feb
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

Goose & Cuckoo Jam

It's time for the second Goose & Cuckoo Jam session.  The first was well attended and great fun.  Below are three songs you can learn so we can all play along together.

Please note that if you want to eat, could you call them and place your order beforehand.  The number is 01873 880277

We've chosen 3 waltzes this week

Song 1: The Longer The Waiting The Sweeter The Kiss

Anna Ternheim

Capo on 5th fret so it's in the key of C

INTRO
G....

VERSE I
              G                                   C                 G
Oh, the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
                        Em          C                  D
It's better my darling, I promise you this
      Bm                                    C               Am
The next time I hold you, I'm not letting go
               G                               C            Em        D/F#
Will you wait for me darling, I need to know

VERSE II
                G                           C                    G
Well, you know I'm a sailor, tomorrow we sail
                             Em            C             D
It's a hard way of living, but I know it well
        Bm                      C               Am
And if I surrender my life to the sea
               G                            C                 Em
You can marry another, it's alright with me

PRE-CHORUS
                    G                    C                   Em
Though we won't be together again 'til the spring
        G                  C                   D
Just imagine the treasures I'll bring

CHORUS
          G                                          C                G
Come lay with me, stay with me, soon I'll be gone
                                      Em    C                D
But I will remember you all winter long
         Bm                           C              Am
And when I return to the one that I miss
              G                                  C                  Em
Oh, the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
 

PRE-CHORUS
                 G                                            C                Em
When the mornings are warm and the valleys are green
               G                C                    D
I'll come back from wherever I've been

VERSE III
             G                                   C                    G   
Oh, the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
                       Em           C                  D
It's better my darling, I promise you this
       Bm                                   C               Am
But next time I hold you, I'm not letting go
             G                             C            Em
We will give up the ocean forever, I know

Repeat verse III...
G             D
Forever I know.
D              G
Forever I know

Song 2: Tennessee Waltz

Patsy Klein & Leonard Cohen

It's in G

          G                                              G7            C
I was dancin' with my darlin to the Tennessee Waltz
               G                Em                 A       D
When an old friend I happened to see.
    G                                                  G7                       C
I introduced him to my darlin' and while they were dancin'
      G                       C       G       D      G
my friend stole my sweetheart from me.

  G                     G7                    C                G
I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
            Em                     A                  D
'cause I know just how much I have lost
         G                                     G7                      C
Yes I lost my little darlin' the night they were playin'
          G            C   G   D    G
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz

          G                                               G7            C
Now I wonder how a dance like the Tennessee Waltz
                   G                 Em               A        D
Could have broken my heart so complete
           G                                                G7                     C
Well I couldn't blame my darlin', and who could help fallin'
     G                    C  G   D  G
In love with my darlin' so sweet

            G                  G7                C               G
Well it must be the fault of the Tennessee Waltz
              Em                      A                      D
Wish I'd known just how much it would cost
         G                                            G7                 C
But I didn't see it commin', it's all over but the cryin'
                G            C  G   D     G
Blame it all on the Tennessee Waltz

                 G                                                    G7            C
She goes dancin' with the darkness to the Tennessee Waltz
          G                Em         A     D
and I feel like I'm falling apart
             G                                           G7                C
and it's stronger than drink and it's deeper than sorrow
        G                   C   G  D    G
this darkness she left in my heart

   G                     G7                    C              G
I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
             Em                    A                  D
'cause I know just how much I have lost
         G                                      G7                    C
Yes I lost my little darlin' the night they were playin'
        G              C  G   D     G
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz

Song 3: Radio Sweetheart

Kate Rusby

Capo 2 so it's in A

*Verse 1*

G Bm Em      D             G
One night, a long time ago,

C                 G                    A7       D
Two lovers danced to an old radio.

G    Bm      Em       D             G
The music played clear and bright.

       C         G                  A7         D  G
The Radio Sweethearts waltzed all night.

*Verse 2*

G    Bm   Em      D         G
She was pretty, he was tall.

 C                    G             A7               D
He placed the furniture next to the wall.

G                 Bm    Em           D                 G
They closed their eyes, the stars shone bright.

       C         G                  A7         D  G
The Radio Sweethearts waltzed all night.

*Chorus*
D                                                     G
Years have passed, the lovers are gone.

      C            G            D
The story is over I'm told.
 D                                        G
But I believe, and I always will,
       C         G                        A7  D    G
The Radio Sweethearts are waltzin' still.

*Verse 3*

G Bm Em   D        G
Last night I had a dream

         C               G             A7            D
That Mama and Papa had met once again.

G            Bm Em      D              G
There in the glow of heaven's light,

             C        G                    A7        D   G
Oh, the Radio Sweethearts waltzed all night.

*Chorus*
D                                                     G
Years have passed, the lovers are gone.

      C            G            D
The story is over I'm told.
 D                                        G
But I believe, and I always will,
       C         G                        A7  D    G
The Radio Sweethearts are waltzin' still.

       C         G                        A7  D    G
The Radio Sweethearts are waltzin' still.

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Jan
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Goose & Cuckoo Jam

Making music is the happiest making thing! I’m certain that you agree or you wouldn’t have found your way to our website. So in the interests of doing more of it, we’re hosting ‘Jam Sessions’, at the Goose and Cuckoo in Upper Llanover. This won’t be like an open mic, so it’s not about performing, but about sharing and collaborating. We’re hoping that people will come with instruments, with voices, with songs they want to sing that everyone can join in on, but to get us all started we’re posting the lyrics and chords for a few simple songs, so that even if you don’t know them you can still join in. 

Everyone is welcome, even if you only know one chord (or none) and if you can’t hit a note for toffee. Just come along and make a joyful noise.

The first Goose and Cuckoo Jam will be on Sunday 17th January from 4pm to 6pm. We hope that it will become a regular thing.  It’ll be fun, and that it will start a new tradition of spontaneous music making, for which the dear old Goose and Cuckoo was once famous. 

The three songs that we’re going to start with are

  • Wagon Wheel  (by The Old Crow Medicine Show)
  • Botany Bay (trad.)
  • Don't Fence Me In (great version by David Byrne…no really there is)

Wagon Wheel

Intro: G D Em C, G D C C

GD 
Headed down south to the land of the Pine 
EmC
I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline
GD
Staring up the road and (I) pray to God I see
C
head lights
GD
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Em C
Pickin me a bouquet of dogwood flowers and I'm
GD C
Hopin for Raleigh I can see my baby tonight

Chorus: 
GD
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel 
EmC
Rock me mama any way you feel

G DC 
Hey mama rock me
GD 
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Em C
Rock me mama like a south bound train 
G DC
Hey mama rock me

2nd verse:
Runnin' from the cold up in New England 
I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band 
My baby plays the guitar, 
I pick the banjo now
Oh north country winters keep-a gettin' me low 
An'I lost my money playin' poker so i had to up and leave 

But i ain't turning back 
To live that old life no more

Repeat chorus

3rd verse:
Walkin' to the south out of Roanoake 
I caught a trucker out of Philly had a nice long toke
But he's a-headed west from the Cumberland Gap 
Johnson City Tennessee 
I gotta get a move on before for the sun 
I hear my baby callin my name and i know that she's the only one 
And if i die in Raleigh
At least i will die free

Repeat Chorus

 

Botany Bay

Verse

C                         G7               C
Farewell to old England forever,
                           F                   G7
Farewell to my rum culls as well,
         F                                            C             Am
Farewell to the well-known Old Bailey,
            C                     G7             C           G7
Where I used for to cut such a swell;         singing

Chorus

C                 G7            C
Too-ra-lie, oo-ra-lie, addity,
                                  F               G7
Singing Too-ra-lie, oo-ra-lie, ai,
               F                                 C           Am
Singing Too-ra-lie, oo-ra-lie, addity,
           C                G7         C
We're bound for Botany Bay.

....and it just goes round and round these chords for the rest of the song

 

Don't Fence Me In

G
Oh give me land lots of land
D7
Under starry skies above don't fence me in
 
Let me ride through the wide open country 
 G
That I love don't fence me in
 
 G7
Let me be by myself in the evening breeze
C
Listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
G E7CG D7 G
Send me out forever but I ask you please don't fence me in
 
 C
Just turn me loose let me straddle my old 
G
saddle underneath the western skies
CG 
On my cayuse let me wander over yonder till I see the mountain rise
 G7
I wanna ride to the ridge where the west commences
C
Gaze at the moon until I lose my senses
G E7CG D7 G
Can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences don't fence me in
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Dan James' Folk Show - BRfm
May
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Dan James' Folk Show - BRfm

We've been guests on Dan's show a few times now.  You can listen to our 1 hour set from anywhere in the world, just go to their website (below) and 'listen live' or 'listen again'.

Thanks again to Angus Kings (breconmusic@live.co.uk / 0786 6000 596) for supporting us and arranging the gig

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Landed Festival
May
1
to May 2

Landed Festival

We're running some workshops for kids during the day, led by Nic, and drawing from her love of natural history.  We also have a 'Grown Up' music set on the Friday evening in the 'Listen That' tent.

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