Coming Events

Recently we have had requests for Guest Night tickets to be held at the door for collection upon arrival.

Please note we are unable to do this as we do not sell tickets in advance – admission is entirely ‘pay on the door’.

Our doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8pm start, prior to which there is ample space to wait in the bar area.


14th September 2018

Singers Night

This event has been cancelled due to a conflict with the Alstonfield Folk Gathering.

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.

21st September 2018

Nancy Kerr

Apart from her long term duo with husband James Fagan, Nancy is very much in demand by many other leading musicians and bands.

She has also become a well established solo artist with her own Sweet Visitor Band, but will appear this evening in a rare entirely solo performance. Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy’s emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life.

28th September 2018

Anniversary Concert

We are delighted to be celebrating our first very successful year as Burton Folk Club. Tonight will also be an opportunity to look back over the 50+ years since the original Barley Mow Folk Club was founded by Dave Bull. We wish to invite anyone who attended or performed at any of the incarnations of the club over the years to join us for a night of music and memories.

 

5th October 2018

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 October 2018

Kilderkin

Winners of this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival open competition, Kilderkin are Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones, formerly of the band ‘Bric-a-brac’. With Chris on vocals, Bouzouki, Guitar, Fiddle and Stomp Box and Caitlin on Vocals and whistles they produce very attractive sound.

Hailing from Lichfield, Staffordshire, their music comprises a mix of traditional arrangements and original compositions on bouzouki, fiddle, guitar, whistles and vocal harmonies


19th October 2018

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 October 2018

Foxglove Trio

 

 

 

 

 

Since forming in 2010 these talented musicians have built a powerful signature sound based on Patrick Dean’s bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason’s intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair’s clear, soaring vocal. The group keep their audiences entertained by not only singing in both English and Welsh but by adding tight vocal harmonies, guitar, whistle, bodhran and even a second cello to enrich the band’s sound. The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty.

2nd November 2018

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.

9th November 2018

Greg Russell

Well known as half of the duo with Ciaran Algar that won the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Folk Award in 2014, Greg also won the BBC Young Folk Award in the previous year. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, becoming a regular member of Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band and has established himself as one of the most significant players on the U.K. folk scene. Although adept on guitar and bouzouki, Greg is possessed of an extraordinary voice that brings both drama and character to all his songs. He released his debut solo album in 2017, Inclined to be Red, featuring a mixture of original and traditional songs.

16th November 2018

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.

23rd November 2018

Quicksilver

We welcome the return to Burton of a popular duo who deliver a divine combination of musicianship, melody and madness. Hilary Spencer has one of the most staggering voices in British acoustic music. Most folk fans will know it well from her work with legendary trio Artisan. Meanwhile Grant Baynham is a formidable guitarist and songwriter, drawing on material from virtually every genre you can imagine. This combined with their outrageous sense of humour guarantees an entertaining evening, full of unexpected twists and turns.

30th November 2018

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.

7th December 2018

Steve Turner & Gina Le Faux

Steve Turner is well known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, mandolin and banjo. After a thirteen year break, he made a welcome return to performing in folk clubs and festivals in 2005. Gina Le Faux is an outstanding musician and singer who has spent a lifetime perfecting her skills on fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Although they have occasionally worked together in the past, this is a new collaboration, which promises to be something very special indeed.

14th December 2018

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.

21st December 2018

Belshazzars Feast

Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) play like no-one else you’ve ever heard. Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. In 1995 they combined their incredible talents, endeavouring to share a musical passion, borne out of the desire to earn sufficient money to support their extravagant lifestyles. Paul Hutchinson is well known from his work with Hoover the Dog, Karen Tweed and the Playford Liberation Front, whilst Paul Sartin has performed and recorded extensively with Bellowhead, and Faustus.