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.
& Luc McNally - Iona, from Aberdeenshire, delighted
us in 2016 with her stunning voice and sensitive keyboard arrangements,
coupled with great traditional Scottish songs and ballads. She's accompanied
by County Durham guitarist and singer Luc, making a terrific duo.
||Singaround - St George's Day -why not celebrate in The George
& Lynette Eldon - Jim is a traditional singer and
fiddle player who has been collecting and performing songs and tunes,
mainly from the Hull and the East Riding area, for many years. He
remains true to how his material was sung or played by earlier generations
giving a truly authentic feel to his sets. Lynne is a champion clog
dancer whose family are among the sources of this Yorkshire treasure
Robson & Moira Craig - Previously two thirds of Craig
Morgan Robson, following the sad loss of Sarah Morgan Carolyn and
Moira have kept the music and the harmonies alive, concentrating on
their native songs of Northumberland and Scotland. Two lovely voices
and a great selection of songs.
& Barbara Snape provide a feel-good mix of songs
from ballads to comic ditties, all with a Lancastrian flavour and
a joyful blend of voice and melodeon. "Peter has a sensitive
ear for song accompaniment and with Barbara's gift for interpreting
a song's true meaning they create music that compels you to listen
and take part" [Folk North West]
Grainger is an internationally recognised singer / songwriter
who has a long association with the Club. Many of his best-known songs
are immersed in the locality of Cleveland and North Yorkshire and
its history. 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of his hero James Cook's
setting sail on Endeavour so expect to hear more of his voyages.
||Tony Wilson -Welcome back to a once-regular guest
who has been off the scene for some years making a living as a storyteller
in schools. On a recent visit he showed he is still in excellent voice
and on form as a guitar player. We can look forward to an entertaining
night with an old friend.