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Diary

For earlier events click here, H1'15 ; H2'15 ; H1'16 ; H2'16 : Q1'17

3rd Apr The Spiers Family Welcome to Tom, wife Maggie and daughter Emma, three excellent singers whose songs are mainly, but not exclusively from the tradition of North East Scotland. Tom has a long history performing as part of The Gaugers and more recently Shepheard, Spiers and Watson: Maggie and Emma came to performing outside the family much later but have each won awards for singing in their own rights.Together they bring natural family harmonies to some wonderful songs while Tom adds sparing but skilfull and effective accompaniments on fiddle and tenor guitar.
10th Apr Singaround
17th Apr Easter Monday - Singaround - cancelled
24th Apr Rachel Newton Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner earlier this month, Rachel picked up Musician of the Year and was part of Best Group with The Furrow Collective. Another Scot, she is a singer (in English and Gaelic) and harpist who plays fiddle and viola too. She is also a founder member of The Shee and is now carving out a successful solo career as well. In The Arc
1st May Bank holiday - Singaround - Cancelled: pub closed for refurbishment
8th May Tania Opland & Mike Freeman – from their first visit in 1997 (Tania in ‘94), this Anglo-Alaskan duo have excited and delighted us with their performances of world music. Tania sings beautifully in several languages and plays a range of often unusual instruments while Mike accompanies on guitar and suitably multicultural percussion. In The Arc
15th May Singaround - Back in The Sun!
22nd May Benny Graham & Chuck Fleming Welcome back to two of the North East's finest - Benny has one of the best voices on the folk scene, Chuck is a terrific fiddle player. "Great singing, great music, great craic"

29th May

Bank holiday - Singaround - FREE
5th June Singaround
12th June Anne Lamb - Anne's lovely, beguiling voice is a superb vehicle for a traditional ballad but she's equally at home with a humorous song whether it's from Victoria Wood or the old music hall. No frills, unaccompanied - this is quality folk-singing from a good friend of the Club.
19th June Sally Ironmonger - A singer-songwriter from the Medway whose thought-provoking songs will have you laughing out loud as well. Sally's great vocals and husband Brian Carter's excellent guitar accompaniment should have you captivated from the start. Throw in some foot-stamping covers and the odd traditional anthem and the audience is bound to go home reluctantly but with a smile.
26th June Singaround
3rd July Singaround
10th July Hot spot: Ian Stewart - a chance for one of our "irregulars" to strut his stuff. Ian has entertained us with his stylish take on contemporary and bluesy songs and his impressive guitar accompaniments and solos. We look forward to hearing more.....
17th July 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.
24th July Singaround
31st July Singaround
August All August Mondays are scheduled as singarounds. Please check this page though for confirmation.

 

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