Coming Events

31st Jan

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. 

 

7th Feb

Ewan McLennan 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A welcome return to Burton for one of Scotland’s finest guitarists and singers. Ewan has come to be known as a performer at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. Brace yourself for a spellbinding performance of songs that reach to the heart of human experience.

14th Feb

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. 

21st Feb

Alden Patterson and Dashwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly acclaimed folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, guitar and dobro around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from English folk traditions with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. Over the last three years the trio have made a name as one of the best new acts on the scene and have toured the UK and Europe extensively including main stage slots at the UK’s most prestigious festivals.

28th Feb

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. 

6th March

Julie Felix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Burton Folk Club prides itself on showcasing new talent in the world of folk, there is always room for a living legend. Julie Felix has been a voice for protest since the 1960s, crossing paths with both Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. In 1968 the BBC gave Julie her own TV series, the first one in colour, where she introduced many guests including Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Donovan.  When Julie comes on stage you’ll see nothing’s changed – despite being in her 82nd year she’s still brimming with energy, her performances exuding pure joy for music and a passion for the world around us.

13th 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. 

 

 

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!