Sunday, 22 September 2013

Who was at Folkstock then!? It was a great day! Helen did such an amazing job, and we felt so honoured to be part of the first EVER one! And on the main stage too, alongside the likes of Luke Jackson, Kris Drever and Josienne Clarke.  We met some really lovely people, had a great crowd, who clapped and sang along, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Well done Helen!

We also FINALLY were able to make our big announcement...so, if you weren't there, here it is....DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

Dave Swarbrick, Folkstock Patron and awesome fiddle player, was so impressed with how Helen managed to Folkstock together, that he asked her to work as his tour manager on a UK tour spring-summer 2014. Not only this, but he personally asked US to go with him as his support act!! He heard us, through Helen and apparently was very impressed.  We're super duper excited! Slightly nervous, and unsure quite how we'll balance it with work, but it's going to be an incredible experience.  We still have a few dates to fill, and are contacting new venues all the time to get bookings, and if you have any suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at saidthemaiden@gmail.com, on Facebook, or comment below :)

The dates we have confirmed so far are:

April 2014
Sat 5th: Caerphilly Workmans' Hall
Sun 6th: Foundry folk club, Stamford
Thur 10th: Great Bardfield Folk club
Fri 11th: Cambridge Folk Club 
Sat 12th: St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich
Sun 13th: MAC Theatre, Maldon 
Thur 17th: Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury 
Fri 18th: TBC
Sat 19th: Wallingford Corn Exchange, Oxfordshire
Sun 20th: TBC
Thur 24th: Reading Arts 
Fri 25th: TBC
Sat 26th: Derby Assembly Rooms
Sun 27th: TBC

May 2014
Fri 2nd: Electric Palace, Dorset 
Sat 3rd: The Exchange, Dorset 
Sun 4th: Colston Hall, Bristol 
Sat 10th: TBC
Sun 11th TBC
Thur 15th: Peterborough
Fri 16th: Aylesbury
Sat 17th: TBC
Sun 18th: TBC
Sat 24th: Harpenden Public Halls
Sun 25th: TBC

There's also a chance the tour will continue into June, but we're still working on it. We'll keep you posted when new venues are added

:D
We hope you've all had lovely weekends.
Tek care, and we shall speak to you again soon
Hannah, Kathy and Jess
xxx