||Hotspot: Flash Company is a Hartlepool / Wolviston
based trio performing traditional and contemporary songs. The band
consists of accomplished vocalists Breffni Martin and Jan Spencelayh,
now with multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers. Come and support local
talent. The trio will do two 25 min spots, leaving plenty of time
for floor-singers too.
||New Roots: Arthur
Coates is a young fiddle and guitar player from Insch
in Aberdeenshire who has been very busy as a member of several bands,
most recently "Tolquhon". A new solo album also demonstrates
his vocal talents. He's accompanied on this visit by Kerran Cotterwell
on guitar. The New Roots competition has provided us with some great
young performers in the past - remember Iona Fyfe and Kirsty Bromley,
for example. Come and hear how young Folk is thriving.
||Geoff Higginbottom An old favourite with a powerful
voice, Geoff serves up a great mix of songs with lots of choruses
and with great good humour. You can see and hear him online on YouTube
- Whitby Festival week
||Club closed - Bank
& Ingrid Temple return with
their wonderful harmony singing and a great selection of songs, many
of them Barrie’s own. Always great entertainment and great company.
Warner - a transatlantic favourite who has a huge store
of traditional American songs and tunes, many of which share their
roots with songs from these islands. Accompanying himself on guitar,
banjo and concertina, he is a charismatic performer who shares his
enthusiasm and quiet humour with his audience.
Rutter became well-known in the celebrated instrumental
trio Moore Moss Rutter but he was brought up in the Holme Valley area
where there is a strong song-tradition. His first solo album "Hills"
showed he is really at home in this tradition, garnering some excellent
reviews. "In the spirit of the old traditional singers, [he]
takes a song, shapes it, lives with it and brings out something unique.
This album made my heart sing". [Kathryn Tickell] He'll
have a new album at the beginning of October. We can vouch for his
being a likeable, impressive live performer too.
Adair is a Scottish singer with a fine, mellow voice
who mixes folk and blues with some powerful songs of his own. Amongst
the best of his songs are those which celebrate the rich cultural
history of central Scotland's now vanished mining communities.
||Singaround featuring Archer
- Matthews - Russell
||Mick Sheehan started coming to the Club when it
and he were very young. He's always a popular visitor - his guest
bookings are into double figures. So, it's great to welcome him back
after a long gap. He's written some cracking songs, humorous and serious,
and has a background of Irish songs to draw on, all accompanied by
some "delicately mercurial guitar work" and a great
line in chat.
Henderson - another local favourite - Her rich, powerful
voice is a tremendous vehicle for a wide range of songs: from the
tradition and from new writers, from the North East and worldwide,
from passionate social comment to the downright bawdy!
Bridle - Sue Bousfield and Liz Moore make up this entertaining
duo from the Fylde area of Lancashire. Their style combines harmony
and humour: their songs range from poignant to wistful, from ballad
to rousing chorus.
McConville is many folkies' favourite fiddle player.
His live performances combine a rollercoaster of musical delights
from fast, rhythmic dance tunes , through beautiful slow airs and
of course, terrific singing - all presented with his inimitable sense
of humour and wide grin. Enjoy!
||Folk Club Christmas Party