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Events are free to Club members but please note that all visiting non-members have to sign in at the bar and pay a £1.50 Visitors Fee to the Bolehall Manor Club.

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Friday 1st December

WITH FEATURE GUESTS

Sweet Molly

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A welcome return of this top class Irish band.

 

 

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Friday 26th January

WITH FEATURE GUESTS

 Scarecrow

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Scarecrow is an Oxfordshire based acoustic band that plays folk music but offers something a bit different: some instrumental music, some songs and occasionally a bit of jazz or blues. Some tracks are well known and others more obscure but all have been worked on to produce tight and unusual arrangements.

The band was formed at the end of 2006 bringing together folk, classical, rock and blues backgrounds to create a trio that doesn’t sound like just another folk band. Scarecrow is already gathering quite a following.

David - Whistles, Flute, Pipes, Percussion 
Rey - Bass guitar, Vocals, Flute, Whistle 
Gordon - Guitar, Bouzouki, Vocals

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Friday 16th February

WITH FEATURE GUESTS

Michelle Holding and Bonz

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Michelle and Bonz are now a well established duo both locally in the North West and also increasingly all over England (they’d love some Scottish, Welsh or Irish dates).

Playing a mix of English and American contemporary and traditional folk, on banjoes, guitars, dobro, harmonica, with the occasional surprise thrown in, audiences enjoy their relaxed “come into the kitchen” style.

With close harmonies and a gently witty stage presence, Michelle and Bonz enjoy playing music together, and that’s clear to see when you see them perform.

 

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Friday 9th March

WITH FEATURE GUESTS

Thrup'nny Bits

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'We are a three voice unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs, some music hall material, with some Early Music and humorous songs for good measure. Many of our songs encourage (even require) audience participation and we hope they get as much enjoyment out of it as we do.

We have appeared at festivals throughout the country and locally at Alcester, Banbury, Bedworth and Warwick Folk Festivals. We've also appeared at many of the local folk clubs and clubs further away, and at charity events'

 

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Friday27th April

Clarksdale Presents

Ann Duggan & Rob Hines

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Ann has been described as a torch singer, somewhere between Stevie Nicks and Bette Midler. Her trusted guitarist has been likened to Richard Thompson, Johnny Marr and Eddy Shaver. As a duo they are a powerhouse to be reckoned with garnering the highest respect from the musicians that join them on different projects and performances along the way.

 

 

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Friday25th May

WITH FEATURE GUESTS

The Squirrel Hillbillies

 

Squirrel Hillbillies

From deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh's East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies often emerge to share their eclectic mix of folk, country and blues.

Rabidly social and clawingly curious, they relish opportunities to interact with diverse audiences. They perform regularly, including appearances at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh and the Leigh Folk Festival in England.

Through a collaborative, nonlinear songwriting process, duo partners Jenny Wolsk and Gary Crouth draw from personal experiences, third-hand stories, and vivid imaginations to craft songs that are unpredictable and quirky yet widely accessible. Their CDs have gotten radio play on stations across the US and around the world.

 

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