Jan. to Jun. 2018

1st Jan New Year's Day - Club closed
8th Jan Singaround
15th Jan Tom Lewis - A first visit for a top performer from the world of maritime music. Tom puts across traditional shanties and songs fashioned from his own seafaring background in powerful vocal style. Add ukelele and button accordion together with infectious good humour and you have a recipe for a great night.
22nd Jan Singaround
29th Jan Jim Causley - Another first visit, this time from one of the younger generation. Jim is steeped in the traditions of Devon. He honed his musical skills as one of the early graduates of the Newcastle Folk Degree and in groups like Devil's Interval, becoming recognised as one of the finest male folk singers (so far) of the 21st century. Indeed, he has been nominated 6 times for BBC Radio 2 folk awards over the years. More recently he has established a strong reputation as a song writer in the folk idiom, including settings of poems distant relative Charles Causley.
5th Feb Singaround
12th Feb Tom McConville - His live performances combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes , through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing - all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. Tom will give us a great night of quality music.
19th Feb Singaround
26th Feb Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner always give us a hugely entertaining evening with their combination of humour and song -- "everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony!" They also, between them, play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles (including Swanee, policeman's and referee's) and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it.
5th Mar Singaround
12th Mar Pete Shepheard & Arthur Watson have a wealth of songs gleaned directly from traditional singers they have known. Originally from Gloucestershire, Pete has lived for many years in Fife: he is a noted song-collector and plays melodeon. Arthur is originally from Aberdeen and now lives in Perth: he plays whistles large and small. Their shared enthusiasm for their songs illuminates their performances.
19th Mar Singaround
26th Mar

Granny's Attic - If you haven't heard this exciting young trio it's time you did. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon,concertina, vocals); George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) are exceptional musicians who draw on English, Irish and Scottish traditions as well as their own compositions. Short-listed for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2014, they perform with great energy and a great sense of fun.

2nd Apr Singaround
9th Apr Singaround
16th Apr Iona Fyfe & Luc McNally - Iona, from Aberdeenshire, delighted us in 2016 with her stunning voice and sensitive keyboard arrangements, coupled with great traditional Scottish songs and ballads. She's accompanied by County Durham guitarist and singer Luc, making a terrific duo.
23rd Apr Singaround - St George's Day -why not celebrate in The George & Dragon?

30th Apr

Jim & Lynette Eldon - Jim is a traditional singer and fiddle player who has been collecting and performing songs and tunes, mainly from the Hull and the East Riding area, for many years. He remains true to how his material was sung or played by earlier generations giving a truly authentic feel to his sets. Lynne is a champion clog dancer whose family are among the sources of this Yorkshire treasure trove..
7th May Bank Holiday Singaround - FREE ENTRY
14th May Carolyn Robson & Moira Craig - Previously two thirds of Craig Morgan Robson, following the sad loss of Sarah Morgan Carolyn and Moira have kept the music and the harmonies alive, concentrating on their native songs of Northumberland and Scotland. Two lovely voices and a great selection of songs.
21st May Peter & Barbara Snape provide a feel-good mix of songs from ballads to comic ditties, all with a Lancastrian flavour and a joyful blend of voice and melodeon. "Peter has a sensitive ear for song accompaniment and with Barbara's gift for interpreting a song's true meaning they create music that compels you to listen and take part" [Folk North West]
28th May Bank Holiday Singaround - FREE ENTRY
4th June Richard Grainger is an internationally recognised singer / songwriter who has a long association with the Club. Many of his best-known songs are immersed in the locality of Cleveland and North Yorkshire and its history. 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of his hero James Cook's setting sail on Endeavour so expect to hear more of his voyages.
11th June Singaround
18th June

Tony Wilson -Postponed due to clash with World Cup broadcast.

(Rescheduled for November). Club closed ..... Tunisia 1 - England 2

25th June Singaround