Wilson & Damien Barber - Two of the finest exponents
of English traditional song make up a much lauded duo. Bringing together
the heritages of Norfolk and the North East, they combine distinctive
voices with concertina and guitar, and they share a rich repertoire
of songs. (Rescheduled from last December through illness).
Fyfe A rising star of the Scottish folk scene, Iona
comes to us through the New Roots competition. A traditional singer
from Huntly in Aberdeenshire, the heart of bothy ballad country,
she brings a clear, quality voice and discrete piano accompaniments
to a great range of songs.She can also break into the Doric dialect
but knows how to tone it down for a sassenach audience."Mesmerising"
This is a Young Folk night - half price for under 21s.
All five Mondays are scheduled as singarounds. During this period
we always lose a few regulars to festivals and holidays but, as
ever, we welcome visitors to the North East and newcomers who want
to sing or play in a friendly folk-club setting. We will be open
on Bank Holiday Monday.
& Liz Davenport
from South Yorkshire bring two
strong voices and discrete duet concertina to traditional songs,
often in unusual versions, and to some excellent songs by Paul,
also very much in traditional style. If you like good songs well
sung you'll enjoy this.
||Singaround featuring a performance of Brian Childes' folk opera
"The Tale of the Visiter". Collection for RNLI
is an old favourite whose history includes successful
spells in Hedgehog Pie and The Hush. As a soloist he applies a rich
voice, classy guitar and inventive arrangements to traditional songs
from Nort East England, Ireland and the USA.
Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith
are first-time visitors
to the Club and come strongly recommended by the management! They
sing folksongs of the British Isles and some contemporary folk-club
favourites with driving banjo and guitar and close vocal harmonies.
is another old favourite who always gives us
a good night. Relaxed singing, fine English concertina playing and
a good, varied repertoire all contribute to his reputation as a
troubadour of note.
: Jon Whitley and Jay Labouchardiere from Dorset have garnered
rave reviews for their breathtaking vocal harmonies, brilliant songwriting
and innovative arrangements of traditional songs. "Engaging,
charismatic and humorous".
Four 'n' Aft - Helen Pitt
and Steve Dawes join forces with Chris Lock and Ian Tupling to make
up a cracking a cappella quartet which has wowed maritime
festivals across Europe with their rousing sound, strong harmonies
and a fantastic repertoire of songs.
- We head inland for another a cappella
a first visit from this female trio from Otley.
Tess, Lynne and Rosie create lovely close harmonies interspersed
with some rollicking choruses. (They can also add a number of instruments
to the mix). Mike Harding dubbed them "The Golden Tonsils
Henderson - a local favourite - Her rich, powerful voice
is a tremendous vehicle for a wide range of songs: from the tradition
and from new writers, from the North East and worldwide, from passionate
social comment to the downright bawdy!
||Nick Dow -a tradition-bearer and a wonderful singer
with a mellow, lived-in voice and impeccable guitar. Nick is also
a song-collector of note among the travelling community. If you haven't
heard him before don't miss this opportunity!
||Christmas party - This popular, annual event is a singaround
with a buffet supper when there is an opportunity to dress up and
perform your “party pieces”, or just to greet old friends.
Entry is free if you bring food and / or come in fancy dress.
||Boxing Day - Club closed