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NEWSLETTER 22 (30 July 2016)

Hello XXXX -- so it's summer! And even as I write, the sun is shining, the air grows increasingly warm and soporific (huh, I've only written one sentence and I'm falling asleep already!), someone is watering their lawn, and is that a BBQ I can smell...?

And wowie-dowie, do FiddleBop have some summer crackers of gigs lined up for you? O yes we do...

FiddleBop at Chippy LidoFirst, fancy some pool-side jazz? Hot jazz with a cool dip? How about swimming into the sunset, luxuriating in a steam room, enjoying a drink from a donation bar and something to eat from a donation BBQ? Sounds like a very good plan to me... but you'll have to hurry.

THIS EVENING (Saturday 30 July), FiddleBop are playing at Chipping Norton Lido (The Lido, Fox Close, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 5BZ) , from 7.15 pm. Entry is £5 adults, £3.50 children, with all proceeds going to this locally-owned and run 'pool with a social conscience'. For more, see the Lido's Facebook page.

The Fox Inn, Chipping NortonThen next weekend, it's a new venue for us: The Fox Inn, Chipping Norton (Market Place, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 5DD) from 5.30 pm on Sunday 7 August. The Fox is a rather splendid newly-refurbished 16th century inn in downtown Chipping Norton. And a very nice place it is too, with a great warm welcome guaranteed... So let's make the Fox ring with FiddleBop's gypsy jazz swing! See you there?

That summer feeling!And there's more... on Sunday 14 August from 5 pm, FiddleBop return triumphantly to The Nag's Head On The Thames, Abingdon (The Bridge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3HX). Fancy chilling to the sound of jazz and flowing water? How about coming to the gig by water (some did, last time we played there)? But however you get there, this one will be a cracker, an exemplary way to wind down on that perfect August afternoon, yeah!

Bank Holiday Monday, that's Monday 29 August, brings FiddleBop back to The Norman Knight (Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwicks CV36 5PE)! We're following Whichford Flower Show, so from 6 pm we'll be busy creating our own hot-house atmosphere, bringing hot-jazz-with-that-gypsy-swing back to this fine pub, with equally fine food and drink. How about joining us?

Sonia Davies. We will all miss her

That's all for now, folks. Another FiddleBop newsletter will (all being well) follow in a few weeks.

We hope to see you at a FiddleBop gig soon... but wherever and whenever we see you next, one last thing: please raise a glass to Jo's wonderful Mum, Sonia Davies (3 July 1925 – 14 July 2016). Here she is, smiling through the front window of her house. For sure, we'll miss your smiling face at our gigs, Sonia.

So... All the very best to you XXXX, see you soon!


PS How about that FiddleBop and-swim, this evening?

Gypsy jazz re-imagined!

Future FiddleBop gigs!

This list is correct at the time of writing, but the list of gigs on our website is always up to date.

When is it? Venue, occasion, whatever... Where is it?
5.30 pm Sunday 7 August 2016 The Fox Inn
Chipping Norton

Market Place, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 5DD

Phone01608 638535
5 pm Sunday 14 August The Nag's Head On The Thames, Abingdon

The Bridge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 3HX

Phone01235 524516
6 pm Monday 29 August 2016 The Norman Knight

Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwicks CV36 5PE

Phone01608 684621
Saturday 3 September 2016 Private party for 25th anniversary of Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ

7 pm Sunday 4 September 2016 Oxford Jazz Kitchen gig at The Rose and Crown, Oxford North Parade Avenue, Oxford, Oxon OX2 6LX
Phone01865 510551
8 pm Wednesday 28 September 2016 The Stratford Alehouse "Shakespeare CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016"

12B Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwicks CV37 6LF

Phone07746 807966
8 pm Sunday 2 October 2016 Le QuecumBar
"The World's Premier Django Reinhardt Gypsy Swing Venue"

42-44 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HX

Phone020 7787 2227

Tickets £8 in advance, £11 cash on the door
8 pm Saturday 15 October 2016 The Bell Inn

High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 0AF

Phone01608 651887
12 pm Sunday 23 October 2016 The Walnut Tree Inn

21 Station Road, Blisworth, Northants NN7 3DS

Phone01604 859551

This list is correct at the time of writing, but the list of gigs on our website is always up to date. And for the latest and greatest, most up-to-the-second info on FiddleBop's small doings (do you really want to know?), see

All the best!

The FiddleBoppers (Dave, Jo, Martin, and Roger)

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