||New Year's Day - Club closed
- A first visit for a top performer from the world of maritime
music. Tom puts across traditional shanties and songs fashioned from
his own seafaring background in powerful vocal style. Add ukelele
and button accordion together with infectious good humour and you
have a recipe for a great night.
Causley - Another first visit, this time from one of
the younger generation. Jim is steeped in the traditions of Devon.
He honed his musical skills as one of the early graduates of the Newcastle
Folk Degree and in groups like Devil's Interval, becoming recognised
as one of the finest male folk singers (so far) of the 21st century.
Indeed, he has been nominated 6 times for BBC Radio 2 folk awards
over the years. More recently he has established a strong reputation
as a song writer in the folk idiom, including settings of poems distant
relative Charles Causley.
McConville - His live performances combine a rollercoaster
of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes , through beautiful
slow airs and of course, great singing - all presented with his inimitable
sense of humour and style. Tom will give us a great night of quality
Heraud & Pat Turner always give us a hugely entertaining
evening with their combination of humour and song -- "everything
from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony!"
They also, between them, play guitar, recorder, English concertina
and a variety of whistles (including Swanee, policeman's and referee's)
and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song
Shepheard & Arthur Watson have a wealth of songs
gleaned directly from traditional singers they have known. Originally
from Gloucestershire, Pete has lived for many years in Fife: he is
a noted song-collector and plays melodeon. Arthur is originally from
Aberdeen and now lives in Perth: he plays whistles large and small.
Their shared enthusiasm for their songs illuminates their performances.
Attic - If you haven't heard this exciting young trio
it's time you did. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon,concertina,
vocals); George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (fiddle,
mandolin, vocals) are exceptional musicians who draw on English,
Irish and Scottish traditions as well as their own compositions.
Short-listed for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2014, they
perform with great energy and a great sense of fun.