logo 2016 English Country
Music Weekend


Bampton, Oxfordshire, 24th - 26th June 2016

Yes, the ECMW will be at Bampton again this year, and this will be
the 40th anniversary of its original founding in Cricklade, 1976.

Looking forward to seeing you.   The Management: Nina Hansell, Jeremy Tozer, John Shorter, Gareth Kiddier.


The weekend will once again be based at the Bampton Recreation Ground and Pavilion, Buckland Road, Bampton, OX18 2AA, just a ten minute walk from the centre of the village.

There is a large grassed area for tents, motorhomes and caravans * and the Pavilion has showers and toilets, a session space and a bar.

* Caravans are advised not to approach over the narrow Tadpole Bridge from the A420 (south).

The site will be open from 3pm on Friday 24th June and will close at 6pm on Sunday 26th.

Friends of Bampton School will be serving breakfasts on both Saturday and Sunday morning.

NB There is no bank in Bampton; there is an ATM in the Co-op, which also offers cashback.

Bampton's four pubs, The Horse Shoe, The Morris Clown, The Romany Inn and The Talbot will be open all weekend for both music and song sessions.

Talks, presentations and workshops over the weekend in the Village Hall will include:

With sessions early and late, workshops in the Pavilion will include Adderbury Morris Tunes with Stephen Wass and Songs and Tunes collected in the Bampton area with Andy Turner, Ian Giles and Mat Green.  Bring watery-themed tunes and ditties and a tot to Saturday's 'Nautical Hour'.

Saturday night's ECMW 2016's Dance with Monty's Maggot and caller Sarah Clough will be open to the public.  Please could you help us with gauging numbers by indicating on the booking form if you will be dancing - entry is included in your weekend/Saturday ticket.

Abingdon Traditional Morris will be touring the pubs and holding a session on Saturday evening.

For programme information, contact John on 01285 821291 or email: ecmw16@gmail.com

For booking information and tickets, please contact Hilary on the number and email above.

Bookings: the downloadable Booking Form is available here.

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