Coming Events

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22nd Feb 2019

Singers Night

Folk music has always been about people telling their stories, either in song or in rhyme. The Singers Nights has long been the conduit for this and without the “Guest Act,” this allows the local talent , which is at the heart of the club, to present more of their repertoire and to discuss the song in more detail. The evening is both relaxed and entertaining and we welcome all to come and listen or to take part. There are no barriers to talent, it is just a way of engaging more people in the tradition. Play, Sing, Recite or just sit back and listen to the local talent. Start time is 8pm and admission is free.


1st March 2019

Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional as well as traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond with collectively over 80 years performing experience (and neither yet walks with a stick!).
Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking a cappella harmony sound. They also frequently accompany themselves, as well as playing lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument, the Concertina….. and when they’re not doing that you’ll probably find them in nearest charity shop!

8th March 2019

Singers Night

Folk music has always been about people telling their stories, either in song or in rhyme. The Singers Nights has long been the conduit for this and without the “Guest Act,” this allows the local talent , which is at the heart of the club, to present more of their repertoire and to discuss the song in more detail. The evening is both relaxed and entertaining and we welcome all to come and listen or to take part. There are no barriers to talent, it is just a way of engaging more people in the tradition. Play, Sing, Recite or just sit back and listen to the local talent. Start time is 8pm and admission is free.


15th March 2019

Pete Coe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Coe has had more than 50 years of music making on the English folk scene. His contributions include traditional song research, song writing in traditional style, the founding of several seminal bands (including The New Victory Band, Bandoggs and Red Shift) plus solo and duo performances, as well as dance calling. A talented multi-instrumentalist, he accompanies himself on banjo, melodeon, bouzouki and dulcimer, but most importantly sings with power and passion. Pete celebrates narrative folk songs, rooted in English traditions, learned from the many characters he’s met over a lifetime on the road. He performs with great skill, presents with authority and good humour, whilst always encouraging audience involvement.

22nd March 2019

Singers Night

Folk music has always been about people telling their stories, either in song or in rhyme. The Singers Nights has long been the conduit for this and without the “Guest Act,” this allows the local talent , which is at the heart of the club, to present more of their repertoire and to discuss the song in more detail. The evening is both relaxed and entertaining and we welcome all to come and listen or to take part. There are no barriers to talent, it is just a way of engaging more people in the tradition. Play, Sing, Recite or just sit back and listen to the local talent. Start time is 8pm and admission is free.


29th March 2019

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition.  But perhaps where they stand out from many other folk club performers is in their employment of instruments not generally utilised by other musicians! Be entranced by the haunting Swedish nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the world’s earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn’t come from Scotland. So join them for an evening packed with technical yet tasteful tunes, plus songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling humour and skilful musicianship.

5th April 2019

Singers Night

Folk music has always been about people telling their stories, either in song or in rhyme. The Singers Nights has long been the conduit for this and without the “Guest Act,” this allows the local talent , which is at the heart of the club, to present more of their repertoire and to discuss the song in more detail. The evening is both relaxed and entertaining and we welcome all to come and listen or to take part. There are no barriers to talent, it is just a way of engaging more people in the tradition. Play, Sing, Recite or just sit back and listen to the local talent. Start time is 8pm and admission is free.


12th April 2019

Alice Jones

Alice Jones is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden in West Yorkshire. Her background is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition and the music that she makes instantly reflects this strong influence. Alice sings mostly traditional songs accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes only with foot percussion. The sensitive and intuitive arrangements of each song allow the stories to take centre stage and, inspired by her beginnings as a percussive dancer, they are loaded with a rhythm and energy that portrays her dancer’s heartbeat. Her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material and brings new life to old songs.

19th April 2019

Singers Night

Folk music has always been about people telling their stories, either in song or in rhyme. The Singers Nights has long been the conduit for this and without the “Guest Act,” this allows the local talent , which is at the heart of the club, to present more of their repertoire and to discuss the song in more detail. The evening is both relaxed and entertaining and we welcome all to come and listen or to take part. There are no barriers to talent, it is just a way of engaging more people in the tradition. Play, Sing, Recite or just sit back and listen to the local talent. Start time is 8pm and admission is free.


26th April 2019

Floor Singers Concert

Join us for a special evening featuring our regular floor singers in concert. Although we are proud to welcome some of the top names in folk music to our Guestnights, it’s the people who stand up to give us a song or a tune at the start of the evening that make our club something very special. Tonight these talented performers have the opportunity to be centre-stage themselves and perform a short set showcasing their varied repertoires. Furthermore they will perform for free so that all proceeds from tonight will be donated to our chosen charities.


 

3rd May 2019

Wildwood Jack

Wildwood Jack are husband and wife Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman, brought together by a love of music when they first met in 1991 at Hull University and they’ve been travelling on musical journeys ever since. ‘Wildwood Jack’ is their name for the independent spirit of music that knows no boundaries and their wide repertoire draws from an eclectic songbook as well as instrumentals and heart warming original songs. Their melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing, drawing influences from folk, country and world music.


10th May 2019

Singers Night

Folk music has always been about people telling their stories, either in song or in rhyme. The Singers Nights has long been the conduit for this and without the “Guest Act,” this allows the local talent , which is at the heart of the club, to present more of their repertoire and to discuss the song in more detail. The evening is both relaxed and entertaining and we welcome all to come and listen or to take part. There are no barriers to talent, it is just a way of engaging more people in the tradition. Play, Sing, Recite or just sit back and listen to the local talent. Start time is 8pm and admission is free.


17th May 2019

Rosie Hodgson &Rowan Piggott

 

This young duo show a musical maturity beyond their years, their collective talents creating a beauty and warmth that is enthralling. Rosie is a folk singer/songwriter from Midhurst, West Sussex, who grew up surrounded by traditional music and dancing. Her voice possesses great vibrancy and character that brings a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old. Rowan grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland surrounded by traditional music. Both his father, Charlie (of De Dannan) and his mother, Frances (who taught him the fiddle) were key figures in his musical development.  A familiar face in ceilidh bands across the UK and a constant of the Irish session scene, not only does he demonstrate a deep understanding of and ‘feel’ for tradition, he also exhibits a fine ability to add his own edge to this music.


24th May 2019

Singers Night

Folk music has always been about people telling their stories, either in song or in rhyme. The Singers Nights has long been the conduit for this and without the “Guest Act,” this allows the local talent , which is at the heart of the club, to present more of their repertoire and to discuss the song in more detail. The evening is both relaxed and entertaining and we welcome all to come and listen or to take part. There are no barriers to talent, it is just a way of engaging more people in the tradition. Play, Sing, Recite or just sit back and listen to the local talent. Start time is 8pm and admission is free.


31st May 2019

Jack Rutter

Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist making music within the British folk tradition. Jack grew up in the Holme Valley area of West Yorkshire, a place steeped in a wealth of traditional song and he’s gone on to forge a hugely successful career playing music professionally in various guises across Britain and Europe. In this new solo outing, the BBC award winning musician delivers folk songs with a rich, unassuming Yorkshire charm and an easy going stage presence that captivates audiences with simplicity and warmth.