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Folk Club Diary

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 11th January

The Veaseys

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Simon and Sally-Ann Veasey are both busy musicians playing across different genres sometimes together sometimes solo and sometimes with other artists. When playing together they produce songs that bridge the gap between folk, blues and country.

 

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Friday 15th February

Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer

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In addition to their UK shows, these “two exceptional musicians”(do) have established a significant reputation in Ireland and Germany - and of course even on their New Zealand and Australia tours sometimes the odd German folk song, or a German ‘joke’ will find its way into a “fantastically entertaining night” (Secret Sounds).

With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo ‘Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer’ entertain and engage their audiences wherever they perform. Combining their original material with a fine choice of folk favourites Paul and Karen craft a show of “songs with groove and goosebumps guaranteed”, as the Stuttgart press put it recently.

Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised. She adds with alto recorder, tin whistle and percussive instruments to Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style.

In addition to their UK tours, these “two exceptional musicians” (Stuttgart press) have established a significant reputation in Ireland and Germany - and of course even on their New Zealand and Australia tours sometimes the odd German folk song, or even a German ‘joke’ will find its way into a “fantastically entertaining night” (Secret Sounds).

 

 

 

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Friday 22nd March

Steve and Julie Wigley

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Steve and Julie Wigley are a Derby duo, who have been singing together for many years, performing mainly original songs written by Julie.They are regulars at local folk clubs and also enjoy travelling to clubs around the country.They have been finalists in BBC Song for Lincolnshire and the John Birmingham Cup and have now recorded four albums of Julie's songs, with a fifth in progress.

 

 

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Friday 5th April

Kilderkin

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Winning Shrewsbury Folk Festival Open Mic competition 2018, Chris Elliott (vocals, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki) & Caitlin Jones (vocals, whistles) are joined by Heather Sirrel (bass) & Edwin Beasant (melodeons, percussion), to make KILDERKIN a strong fresh new brew of traditional folk music.

 

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Friday 10th May

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.

 

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Friday 14th June

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"

 

 

 

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Friday 12th July

Vincent Cross

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Vincent Cross exemplifies the folk music tradition by writing and performing contemporary songs and ballads. Born in Ireland, raised in Australia, he was influenced by local traditional players in Ireland as well as inspired by the contemporary singer-songwriters he encountered on his travels through Europe.

“powerful narrative ballads of real-life events”
-fRoots Magazine(UK)

His respect for authentic mountain sounds and styles brought him to the attention of folk legend Odetta, and his adaptations of various roots styles distinguishes his distinct repertoire, as it draws on rare old tunes discovered in the field, and even more obscure recordings found on dusty record shelves.

“Blends the old blues traditions of Mississippi Fred McDowell and Son House with the folk traditions of Dave Van Ronk and Tom Rush. Give his CD a listen. You will be rewarded”
— -John Sillberg, CKOL (Small Time Radio Show)

 

He has performed for and shared the stage with Glen Hansard, Chris Thile, Richard Buckner, and folk legend Odetta. He tours extensively in Europe, Canada and Australia, where he has performed at TelemarkFestivalen (Norway), The Hebridean Celtic Festival (Scotland). Stateside, Cross has performed at The Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival, and The South Florida Folk Festival. His recent release, Old Songs for Modern Folk, hit #2 in the Folk DJ album charts for 2016.

 

 

 

 

THE LIFE & TIMES OF JAMES "THE ROOSTER" CORCORAN

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Friday 4th October

Daisybell

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Since forming in 2016, Daisybell have been making waves on the local and national folk scene, delivering performances of passion, wit and raw emotion at clubs from Coventry to Gateshead, Banbury to Sheffield, releasing an EP and a video, fitting in a couple of live radio apprearances and drawing acclaim for their “Sing Like A Daisybell” vocal workshops.   2017/18 saw the trio appearing at fesivals in Warwick, Broadstairs, Moira, Lichfield, Bromyard, Alcester, Bedworth and more. Lauded for their songwriting, harmonies and engaging stage presence, now is a great time to check out their gigs, recordings and social media banter.

 

 

 

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