STOCKTON FOLK CLUB

July to Dec 2016

4th July Mike Wilson & Damien Barber - Two of the finest exponents of English traditional song make up a much lauded duo. Bringing together the heritages of Norfolk and the North East, they combine distinctive voices with concertina and guitar, and they share a rich repertoire of songs. (Rescheduled from last December through illness).
11th July Singaround
18th July

Iona Fyfe A rising star of the Scottish folk scene, Iona comes to us through the New Roots competition. A traditional singer from Huntly in Aberdeenshire, the heart of bothy ballad country, she brings a clear, quality voice and discrete piano accompaniments to a great range of songs.She can also break into the Doric dialect but knows how to tone it down for a sassenach audience."Mesmerising" This is a Young Folk night - half price for under 21s.

25th July Singaround
August

All five Mondays are scheduled as singarounds. During this period we always lose a few regulars to festivals and holidays but, as ever, we welcome visitors to the North East and newcomers who want to sing or play in a friendly folk-club setting. We will be open on Bank Holiday Monday.

5th Sept
Paul & Liz Davenport from South Yorkshire bring two strong voices and discrete duet concertina to traditional songs, often in unusual versions, and to some excellent songs by Paul, also very much in traditional style. If you like good songs well sung you'll enjoy this.
12th Sept Singaround featuring a performance of Brian Childes' folk opera "The Tale of the Visiter". Collection for RNLI
19th Sept
Jed Grimes is an old favourite whose history includes successful spells in Hedgehog Pie and The Hush. As a soloist he applies a rich voice, classy guitar and inventive arrangements to traditional songs from Nort East England, Ireland and the USA.
26th Sept Singaround
3rd Oct
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are first-time visitors to the Club and come strongly recommended by the management! They sing folksongs of the British Isles and some contemporary folk-club favourites with driving banjo and guitar and close vocal harmonies.
10th Oct Singaround
17th Oct
Dick Miles is another old favourite who always gives us a good night. Relaxed singing, fine English concertina playing and a good, varied repertoire all contribute to his reputation as a troubadour of note.
24th Oct
Ninebarrow : Jon Whitley and Jay Labouchardiere from Dorset have garnered rave reviews for their breathtaking vocal harmonies, brilliant songwriting and innovative arrangements of traditional songs. "Engaging, charismatic and humorous".
31st Oct Singaround
7th Nov
Four 'n' Aft - Helen Pitt and Steve Dawes join forces with Chris Lock and Ian Tupling to make up a cracking a cappella quartet which has wowed maritime festivals across Europe with their rousing sound, strong harmonies and a fantastic repertoire of songs.
14th Nov
Yan Tan Tether - We head inland for another a cappella group,a first visit from this female trio from Otley. Tess, Lynne and Rosie create lovely close harmonies interspersed with some rollicking choruses. (They can also add a number of instruments to the mix). Mike Harding dubbed them "The Golden Tonsils of Otley!"
21st Nov Singaround
28th Nov Singaround
5th Dec Di Henderson - a local favourite - Her rich, powerful voice is a tremendous vehicle for a wide range of songs: from the tradition and from new writers, from the North East and worldwide, from passionate social comment to the downright bawdy!
12th Dec Nick Dow -a tradition-bearer and a wonderful singer with a mellow, lived-in voice and impeccable guitar. Nick is also a song-collector of note among the travelling community. If you haven't heard him before don't miss this opportunity!
19th Dec Christmas party - This popular, annual event is a singaround with a buffet supper when there is an opportunity to dress up and perform your “party pieces”, or just to greet old friends. Entry is free if you bring food and / or come in fancy dress.
26th Dec Boxing Day - Club closed