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Diary

For earlier events click here, H2'17 ; H1'18 ; H2'18 ; Q1'19

1st Apr Singaround
8th Apr Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith were established after their 2016 visit as one of our favourite duos. Their 2018 album Many a Thousand got 5 star reviews from the likes of fRoots which said "their singing is sublime and their musicianship is both unpredicatable and entirely apt". At home in the tradition, they also add a contemporary edge highlighting political, social and environmental concerns.
15th Apr The Raffleites are five females (including our own Joy) in beautiful multi-part harmony, ably accompanied by Andy. Their wide-ranging repertoire covers everything from deeply trad. to bang up-to-date contemporary folk with a few excursions into other genres along the way. Door money and a bit more is being donated to the North Tees Hospital Breast Cancer Care Unit.
22nd Apr Easter Monday -Singaround - Cancelled
29th Apr Rowan Piggott & Rosie Hodgson are a Sussex-based duo who perform traditional and original folksongs in harmony with fiddle and bouzouki. They're well worth a listen - classy treatments of old songs and some fascinating new ones. They've both contributed to Songhive, a project about the plight of bees.
6th May Bank holiday - Singaround - Cancelled
13th May Jez Lowe - Acclaimed songwriter Jez , with classics like Greek Lightning and Back in Durham Gaol, continues to produce a steady stream of brilliant new songs.An ambassador for the North East, he is a hugely entertaining performer. This gig is ticket only - sold out!
20th May

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert first came to the Club as half of celebrated quartet The Teacups. This will be their second visit as a duo - first and foremost they are singers with harmonies honed by constant singing together, around the house, in the car, but they also add keyboard to the mix and push the boundaries with a steel pan! Their enjoyment in their music is obvious.

27th May Bank holiday - Singaround - Cancelled
3rd June Flossie - back in 2000 - 2001 Florence Malavialle came from Nimes to teach French at Grangefield School in Stockton. Already a singer, she discovered the local folk scene at Darlington, picked up a "quaint" Tees Valley accent and settled here. Flossie is a highly accomplished performer with a stunning voice and a great interaction with her audience. Everything from contempory folk to jazz standards, from blues numbers to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel classics.....
10th June Singaround
17th June 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 some renown, with a rich haul of songs from Dorset and from among the travelling community. If you haven't heard him before don't miss this opportunity!
24th June Singaround
1st July Hotspot: Flash Company is a Hartlepool / Wolviston based trio performing traditional and contemporary songs. The band consists of accomplished vocalists Breffni Martin and Jan Spencelayh, now with multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers. Come and support local talent. The trio will do two 25 min spots, leaving plenty of time for floor-singers too.
8th July Singaround
15th July Singaround
22nd July New Roots: Arthur Coates is a young fiddle and guitar player from Insch in Aberdeenshire who has been very busy as a member of several bands, most recently "Tolquhon". A new solo album also demonstrates his vocal talents. He's accompanied on this visit by Kerran Cotterwell on guitar. The New Roots competition has provided us with some great young performers in the past - remember Iona Fyfe and Kirsty Bromley, for example. Come and hear how young Folk is thriving.
29th July 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. You can see and hear him online on YouTube and Reverbnation.
5th Aug Singaround
12th Aug Singaround

 

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