Coming Events

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Corona Virus COVID-19

Due to Government recommendations regarding the risk of Corona Virus COVID-19 we have reluctantly been forced to suspend our Guest Nights and Singarounds until further notice with immediate effect. Please check the website and social media for news of when we return, which sadly will not be for many weeks. Meanwhile best wishes to all lovers of Folk Music from Burton Folk Club – please stay safe!    

20th Mar

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the most celebrated duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim. They were nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track earlier this year, clear evidence of their ability to take a song and make it their own.

27th March

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. 

3rd April

Ben Robertson

Following his brilliant debut at our club in 2017 we are delighted to welcome Ben back for what is sure to be another memorable night. For one so young his dexterity on guitar and the warm expression in his vocals is almost beyond belief. His ability to take on songs by folk legends such as Ralph McTell and Richard Thompson and add his own magic is clear proof of his outstanding talent.

10th April

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. 

17th April

Bernard Wrigley

A familiar face even to people who have never been to a folk club, Bernard Wrigley has a CV most would envy. Apart from appearing in TV programmes such as Coronation StreetEmmerdalePhoenix NightsDinnerladies and Brassed Off, he has produced eighteen CDs and three hilarious books of poems. One of his most outstanding performances was as Chapman, the union official, in the classic film about the eighties miners’ strike Brassed Off. Add to that his excellence as a musician, particularly on guitar and you have the recipe for a delightful fun packed evening!

24th April

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. 

1st May

Dan Walsh

Another old friend returns to Burton Folk Club, this time solo with a new ‘Live’ album freshly recorded. Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.

7th May

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. 

15th May

Denny Chris & Emily

Chris Sherburn (concertina) and Denny Bartley (vocals and guitar) have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and America, creating one of folk music’s most enduring partnerships. Their soul-stirring songs, exhilarating tunes and quick-witted banter ensures that no two concerts are ever the same. In 2016 Chris and Denny joined forces with Emily Sanders (fiddle/viola and vocals) blending vocal harmonies and strings to underpin Chris and Denny’s unique sound, as well as providing a female lead vocal for some songs, and bringing a repertoire of English folk songs to complement the band’s more Celtic and traditional roots.

22nd May

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. 

29th May

Dave Gibb

Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway, Dave is a superb guitarist with a style that is as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces material ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. Lyrically Dave is a storyteller and is determined to maintain that art through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of the heroes. He is also hilariously funny and will without doubt end a great season of acts on a high!