||Singaround - New Year survivors' night
||Singaround - Plough Monday
Connection -Welcome back to old friends George Armstrong
and Bob Tuddenham after the sad loss of bassist Roly Hindmarsh. We
know we'll get a great selection of songs (and the odd instrumental)
and that this duo will engage with our audience and get them singing.
||Hot Spot: Steve Lane - One of the mainstays of
the Club, Steve is an accomplished singer, unaccompanied or with well-honed
guitar. We also hope to hear his hurdy gurdy. His repertoire encompasses
traditional and very good contemporary songs, including some of his
Peters - Compelling singer, squeezebox ace and skilled
guitarist, with traditional songs, ballads and tunes and always a
few surprises.Warm up a winter's night with an old friend.
Fall (formerly, briefly, The Night Watch) - A new trio,
all graduates of the Newcastle folk degree, whose paths never crossed
during their studies. Kevin Lees is a fine fiddle player of Scottish
and Northumbrian traditions. Dave Wood is one of the leading guitarists
on the folk scene: you might remember him from CrossCurrent or Malinky,
say. Kate Locksley, a splendid vocalist, has entertained us as part
of The Teacups. Together they are something special.
||JIB - Jim Mageean, Ingrid and Barrie Temple combine
to produce great songs and harmonies with a North-East, nautical flavour.
No doubt they will dip into some of their other wealth of material
too. Above all, they're great company for a night out.
||Trish McClean & Judith Haswell last entertained
us in 2014, just before Judith left the area to live in York. They
bring two lovely voices and some delicate guitar work to some splendid,
mostly contemporary songs: we're very pleased that they have got together
to delight us again.
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.
||Easter Monday - Singaround -
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
||Bank holiday - Singaround -
Cancelled: pub closed for refurbishment
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
||Singaround - Back in The Sun!
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"
|Bank holiday - Singaround - FREE
||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.
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.