||Hotspot: Sylviane Bartkowiak & Richard Featherstone
Sylviane and Dick regularly delight us and impress our guests with
driving tune-sets from English, French and occasionally Scottish traditions.
This is their chance to put together a longer set which may also include
bagpipes and the odd song. There will be songs too from some of our
regulars so come along and drive away the winter blues.
||Jim Macfarland & KenWilson
- a double header in which Ken, big guy from the Wilson family
with a great voice and superb, natural timing, teams up with Jim,
an acclaimed singer from Derry who is steeped in the Inishowen tradition.
Expect a memorable night of song.
Coe celebrates 50 years of folk singing, 45 years as
a professional, in which time he has been at the heart of the folk
revival. He has a strong, distinctive voice enhanced by instrumental
versatility and makes each song his own. Not to be missed!
Turner is a fine singer with a great
selection of songs to which he adds outstanding accompaniments on
concertina and cittern. Steve just seems to get better with every
Wyndham-Read Although his roots are in Sussex, Martyn's
years in Australia in the 60s led to his becoming a noted collector
and singer of Australian songs. His interests and repertoire range
beyond that, though, including seasonal and contemporary songs: one
of his favourite songwriters is the late Graeme Miles. Martyn was
our first guest in the Sun Inn in 1970. "... a tremendously
warm and hypnotic performer"
Boadle last visited us in 2010 as part of the very young
and very talented group Trí. She has matured as a
singer with a clear, lyrical voice and as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist.
A new CD on the Wild Goose label has attracted very positive reviews.
"...one of the finest young singers to emerge from the Folk
Degree Course" [Sandra Kerr] "I think she's going to go
places, that lass, really, really good". [Mike Harding]
||Easter Monday: Singaround - Free entry
Shannon Singer / songwriter who has captured the spirit
of her North Yorkshire homeland in a string of albums and has attracted
a burgeoning following at folk clubs and festivals nationwide. "stunning
singing voice and distinctive guitar style" [Roots magazine]
||Geoff Higginbottom An old favourite with a powerful
voice, Geoff serves up a great mix of songs with lots of choruses
and with great good humour. We caught a brief glimpse of him in the
cast of Jericho on TV but you can see more of him online on Reverbnation.
||Singaround in aid of Diabetes UK
and in memory of Matthew Rennie - we made £250 -
thanks to all who took part.
||Bank Holiday: Singaround
After the disappointment of a cancellation through injury
last year we welcome back this exciting duo, combining Amy-Rose Atkinson's
vocals and fiddle with Becky Tayor's pipes and whistle. They did a
hugely enjoyable night in 2013: don't miss this chance to hear them.
||Hotspot: Maggie Camp - by special request we welcome
a local songstress who loves beautiful melodies and strong lyrics
and puts them across in fine style. Maggie is fond of American folk
and blue grass but has also written songs drawing on her childhood
in Lancashire. Let's make her first visit to the Club an enjoyable
||Bank Holiday: Singaround - Free entry
Meuross A master song-writer returns to his birth-town
(OK, he was born here by accident, but we can still take some pride
in the association!) Reg's fine voice and accomplished guitar do justice
to his memorable songs. "He writes short stories then sets
them to some of the most captivating melodies you’ll ever hear….
Meuross is one of the most talented storytellers of our generation.”
An old friend of the Club who always delights us with a wonderful
selection of songs and an instant, cheery rapport with her audience.
Her songs can be sad or thought-provoking one minute and have you
howling with laughter the next.