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Diary

For earlier events click here, H1'16 ; H2'16 ; H1'17 ; Q3'17

4th Dec

Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham -Two splendid voices in breathtaking harmony explore the best of English folk song and contemporary, traditional based song. A whole range of concertinas provide accompaniment as well as some lively tune sets.All this is presented with a great sense of fun. "A wonderful advert for English folk music!" [Guilford Institute Folk Club]

In The George & Dragon, Norton

11th Dec

Jim Bainbridge picked up his first melodeon for a fiver in a junkshop in Twickenham in 1964 and has played D/G box ever since. He picked up his songs from all over the place but his native North-East and Ireland are well represented in an eclectic mix. Add a few tales and you have the ingredients for a great night's entertainment.

In The George & Dragon, Norton

18th Dec

Christmas party - FREE if you bring food and / or come in fancy dress

In The George & Dragon, Norton

25th Dec Christmas Day - Club closed
1st Jan New Year's Day - Club closed
8th Jan Singaround
15th Jan Tom Lewis - 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.
22nd Jan Singaround
29th Jan Jim 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.
5th Feb Singaround
12th Feb Tom 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 music.
19th Feb Singaround
26th Feb Lynne 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 requires it.
5th Mar Singaround
12th Mar Arthur Watson & Pete Shepheard - details to follow
19th Mar Singaround
26th Mar Granny's Attic - details to follow

 

Listings for other clubs in the north east can be found in "Folk Roundabout", for sale at the club or from the editor, Mike Hughes (see contact page).

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