STOCKTON FOLK CLUB

July to Nov 2018

2nd July Singaround
9th July Bob Fortune takes a break from his folk radio show on Zetland FM 105 to bring some of his songs of Redcar/ Cleveland life and of contemporary issues, all in his distinctive, laid-back style.The songs will include some old favourites but there's always something new.
16th July Dave Gibb - Welcome back to a singer / songwriter from the hills of Dumfries and Galloway whose songs range from wistful to (more often) hilarious. They are delivered with great finger-picking guitar, great energy and great banter.
23rd July Singaround
30th July Singaround
6th Aug Singaround
13th Aug Dick Miles - Our only guest over the holiday period is a regular visitor. Always entertaining, he's an engaging singer who puts across traditional songs and a few of his own in a relaxed style, to the accompaniment of English concertina and guitar.
20th Aug Singaround
27th Aug Bank holiday Singaround - FREE ENTRY, no raffle, just come and sing, play, recite or listen.
3rd Sept Singaround
10th Sept John Conolly - Back by popular demand, John has produced a catalogue of songs which define the word singable - and he puts them across with great style and humour. From the trawler songs to the ribald seaside postcard ditties and stirring evocations of history and traditions, you'll want to join in and you'll go home with a smile on your face! For one night only we're relocating to The Wellington Inn ("The Welly") in Wolviston TS22 5JY
17th Sept Luke Daniels - multi-talented performer, a master melodeon player and fine singer who mixes the traditional with beautifully crafted new songs. He plays guitar and, intriguingly, his show also includes the polyphon, a disc-playing music box. Definitely something different - don't miss it!
24th Sept Singaround - Remembering Trevor Lister
1st Oct Kirsty McLachlan - New Roots Night - a hotspot for a young singer from Boldron near Barnard Castle who plays ukelele. Kirsty also plays fiddle in the Cream Tees band. Come and support the next generation of folkies and bring your own young friends and relations
8th Oct Singaround - Cancelled by the pub at short notice because decorators still at work.
15th Oct

Steve Turner - A tradition bearer and surely one of the best singers on the folk circuit, Steve has a great selection of songs to which he adds outstanding accompaniment on concertina and cittern. These days he plays the clubs and venues he enjoys so we're delighted he chooses us! Relocated for the night to "The Welly" at Wolviston (during refurbishment at the George & Dragon).

22nd Oct

Ragged Trousers - A vocal trio from the Merseyside area who perform folk songs, work songs and shanties. They have a terrific sound and will be great to join in with. Sample tracks on YouTube.

29th Oct Singaround
5th Nov Dave Goulder - A rare opportunity to hear the writer of The January Man, one of the best songs to come out of the folk revival, as witnessed by the many singers who have performed and recorded it. Many more excellent songs were inspired by his interests and experience as a naturalist, railwayman and dry stone waller. In the latter role he achieved the status of master craftsman and it has often been said that this accolade applies equally to his songwriting and singing.
12th Nov Singaround - 100 years since the end of World War 1
19th Nov Tony Wilson - Rescheduled from June and the World Cup, we welcome an old friend of the Club - excellent voice and guitar- some great songs and stories, all making for an entertaining night. Check out an extended interview with Tony by Gary Alikivi (May 10, 2018)
26th Nov Singaround
3rd Dec

Alistair Anderson & Dan Walsh - a fantastic cross-generational duo - Concertina King Alistair also brings Northumbrian pipes; Banjoman Dan adds guitar and vocals. The repertoire ranges from Bluegrass songs to Northumbrian rants, from jazzy ballads to Old Time reels. They combine high energy with world-class musicianship. "Nifty fun with bags of wow factor" FRoots

10th Dec Marie Little - An early Christmas present! Marie is held in great affection by her many fans which she returns to her audiences with warmth and humour. She has a great voice and some terrific material which can be anything from mining songs to music hall, country to protest or pop: every song is stamped with her personality.
17th Dec Christmas party - FREE if you bring food and / or come in fancy dress
24th Dec Club closed - Happy Christmas
31st Dec Club closed - and a Happy New Year