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Past Folk Festival Appearances

The National (East Midlands)
Celtic Connections
Carrying Stream (Edinburgh)
Common Ground (Auchincruive, Ayrshire)
Wadebridge (Cornwall)
Girvan (Ayrshire)
Inshowen (Co Donegal)
NEFFA (Boston)
Old Songs (Albany, New York State)
Sidmouth Folk Week
Whitby Festival
Irish World Music Centre, Limerick
Galloway Folk Festival
Cullerlie, Aberdeenshire
The Border Gaitherin

Workshops/Presentations that can be offered by Alison and Geordie

Also joined in some instances by Kirsty Potts (Alison's daughter).

Ballads of the Uncanny
An exploration of some supernatural ballads and their enduring fascination and significance as a major part of the 'narrative heart' of the Scots singing tradition.

Alison and Geordie
Duration: 1 hour

A Sense of Place
Scots songs, old and new, of Land and Nature presented mainly by Geordie whose lifetime involvement in hillwalking reflects this theme and in his songwriting.

Songwriting in the Folk Idiom
A highly personal, practical and interactive approach drawn mainly from Geordie's own writing and writers he admires.

Geordie and Alison
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

Burns: Collector and Folklorist
In addition to his mighty and poetic songwriting achievment, Robert Burns (1759-96) was an important, highly influential folklorist and collector ... a relatively neglected fact.

Alison and Geordie
1 hour 15 mins

In Celebration of Hamish Henderson
Either informal or a Concert-type format. This would be presented or hosted/compered by Alison and Geordie and embrace His life, songs, poetry and major contribution(s) as the 'father-figure' of the Scots Revival.

Willie Scott: Songs of a Border Shepherd
His life, philosophy and work reflected in his repertoire through video film/audio tape/live singing and photographs

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

Fruitful Co-existence / Two Way Traffic
The importance of the relationship between printed and oral sources in song/ballad repertoire.

Geordie McIntyre
Duration: 1 hour

Children's Songs and Games : Collecting in the '70's
Alison recalls her experiences and shows her 20 minute film of the time. From this source she recorded ' The Funny Family' with musicians John Tams and the Derek Pearce band acompanying her in this influential collection of songs,games; also presented Listen With Mother introducing a whole new generation to traditional music.

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