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Our Guest List includes many of the most talented performers from the world of acoustic/folk music ...

All ticket prices are discounted by £2 for members. Why not join for £10 and enjoy the benefits? Prices quoted below are for non-members.

 

2nd February - Tom McConville

Tynesider Tom is simply one of the finest folk violinists of our time. He combines technical brilliance with an easy approach to his audience and has played alongside many of the folk greats (Bob Fox, Chris Newman, etc). He was one time mentor of the young Seth Lakeman, who describes him as his biggest influence and "a true master". You will get not only fantastic fiddle-playing but great songs, a fine voice and dry humour. £10

 

9th February - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

 

16th February - Katie Kirk & Rick Williams

Katie has many strings to her bow (albeit not a strings bow!) - environmentalist, researcher, campaigner, creative writer and vocal coach and is "one of the great undiscovered talents of the UK folk and acoustic scene" (Geoff Lakeman). Her warm, earthy voice is particularly suited to ballads and is beautifully complemented by Rick's masterful guitar playing. £10

23rd February - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

 

 

1st March Andy Clarke

Devon born Andy will be familiar to many of you. He is a passionate interpreter of traditional songs (Baring-Gould, etc) and is rightly popular, not least for his outstanding guitar and bouzouki playing. He collaborates with Jackie Oates and Steve Turner in the trio "Wistman's Wood" and is "an excellent singer and instrumentalist... with the skill and taste of a master craftsman" (Pete Coe). £10

8th March - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

15th March - Dan McKinnon

It is over 8 years since this fine singer/songwriter graced the club with his presence. From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dan has a rich, baritone voice, accompanying himself on guitar (although his first musical instrument was the French Horn!). A great storyteller, Dan's material has been heavily influenced by Stan Rogers but he has deservedly carved himself an international reputation. £10

22nd March - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

29th March - Louise Jordan

A third visit for this rising star, Louise is a singer from Salisbury, who has made a big name for herself, having performed alongside the likes of Ralph McTell and Phil Beer. A multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, cello), with a fine pure voice and a Masters in Human Rights, Louise has worked with such organisations as the National Trust and the University of Oxford to share hidden women's histories through song. £10

12th April - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

19th April - Lander Mason

Are an immensely talented duo - ask anyone from the Club who has seen them and you will find universal praise. Fiona Lander is a multi-instrumentalist (vocals, piano, whistles, saxes, clarinet and recorder) and Paul Mason a fine guitarist/vocalist and they combine a multitude of musical styles, both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other styles in original compositions. Quality and versatility! £10

26th April - Richard Grainger

From Teesside, Richard is a fine exponent of "the living tradition", as he has written many songs and musical plays, usually with an industrial, maritime or environmental theme. His varied material features events ranging from Homer's Odyssey, the story of James Cook to the Yorkshire whaling industry! He is a first rate singer and guitarist and his latest album "Hard Road to Prospect Hill" made the FRUK "Best Albums of the Year". £10