Jan. to Mar. 2019

7th Jan Singaround - Plough Monday
14th Jan KenWilson - The big guy from the Wilson family released his second solo CD in 2018, bringing a great voice and superb, natural timing to a great selection of folk songs, old and new. Bound to be a great start to our 2019 guest programme.
21st Jan Singaround
28th Jan Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson - First time here as a duo for two old favourites. Ali is a Stockton "old-boy" who moved on from The Distillers to 13 years with the legendary Battlefield Band. "Parky" is a renowned squeezebox player whose list of collaborations reads like a who's who of folk music. Expect a lively mix of Scottish and Irish songs and music performed in great style.
4th Feb Singaround
11th Feb Yan Tan Tether - Welome back to a close harmony trio who have been dubbed "the golden tonsils of Otley" by Mike Harding. Tess, Lynne and Rosie play a variety of instruments but concentrate mainly on beautiful a capella arrangements of a fine mix of songs.
18th Feb Singaround
25th Feb George Welch & Stewart Hardy - George is a North East institution known for hilarious stories, driving tunes on guitar and moving songs in a fine baritone voice. Stewart is a fiddle player (and teacher) with an international reputation for rhythmic virtuosity and sensitive accompaniments. They promise a night of spontaneous fun.
4th Mar Singaround
11th Mar

Martyn Wyndham Read - An old favourite, Martyn is a warm, mesmerising singer who complements a superb voice with excellent, unobtusive guitar. He is well known as an ambassador for Australian folk songs but is also a champion for Graeme Miles compositions.

18th Mar Judy Cook, from Oberlin Ohio, describes herself as a song-finder not a song-writer. She brings a powerful voice to a huge repertoire of (mostly) American songs and ballads. Her command of narrative style and deep respect for traditions have earned respect on both sides of the Atlantic.
25th Mar Singaround