Made in Dorset. Concert at Carey Hall, 12.30-2.30
Concert at URC, 7.00-10.30
Tim Laycock is a folk musician, actor and storyteller with a particular interest in the works of Thomas Hardy, William Barnes and all things Dorset. Tim grew up in North Dorset, and currently lives in Littlebredy. He was formerly the leader of The New Scorpion Band, but nowadays all his work and performance is local. He is currently directing ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ for the New Hardy Players with Emma Hill. Tim has worked at the National Theatre and at the RSC, and was recently folk music consultant on the BBC drama ‘The Living and the Dead’.
Books include Dorset Folk Tales and Dorset Folk Tales for Children [ The History Press] and Benjamin’s Book, a facsimile of a fiddler’s music manuscript book from 1820. Tim has made many recordings, including 6 CD’s with The New Scorpion Band, and a similar number of solo recordings of traditional folk songs. His most recent recording is ‘Any Little Old Song Will Do’, folksongs, poems and music recorded in Hardy’s Cottage with violinist Colin Thompson.
“ Tim Laycock is a fine musician and a joy to work with. He is also the BSO Education Department’s first call when we they have to link the orchestral repertoire and the English Folk Music Tradition together on a project. His knowledge of the Folk world is second to none, and he often throws a whole new light on a theme or subject.”
Andy Baker, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra