Superb harmonies, dynamic presentation, refreshingly professional and laughs a-plenty. Scold’s Bridle are a breath of fresh air.
Damien Barber & Mike Wilson
Exciting pairing of two of the best performers of English traditional song. Damien and Mike (of “The Wilson’s”) join forces to make this a night not to miss.
Martyn is one of the most engaging performers you are ever likely to see. Greatly influenced by time spent in Australia, his exceptionally intimate performance combines songs, humorous bush poetry recitations, stories and anecdotes on outback life and Australian history.
GU4 (Grand Union Four)
Fine accapella foursome steeped in the tradition. Rousing choruses and haunting ballads with a sprinkling of great solo performances.
Ruth’s pure and powerful voice conveys stories of love, loss, adventure and heartache, weaving through simple ballads and soaring above complex arrangements. “I was just totally blown away…absolutely brilliant” – Kate Rusby.
A welcome return for one of the Club’s all-time favourites. Dave’s smooth voice and laid-back style is complemented with great guitar work making him one of the best ballad singers in the country.
Trio Threlfall are a group of multi-instrumentalists who bring a fresh, revitalised feel to English traditional song. Sisters in close harmony along with the superb Roger Edwards on concertina.
Nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folksinger awards of 2008 and widely acknowledged as one of the best singer/songwriters on the folk scene. Jez’s songs and music celebrate life and times in his native North East.
Unaccompanied three-part harmony singing at it’s best. Mostly traditional material, with a bias towards industrial songs from the North-East of England but also great humorous songs.
Take the fantastic voice of Hilary and the incredible guitar-playing of Grant, add great songs, wit and humour and you have the recipe for a great entertaining evening.
Dave Tighe & Nigel Bullock
Fine singers and multi-instrumentalists, Dave and Nigel perform a variety of acoustic music with passion and an easy-going humour. Singalong chorus songs a-plenty.
Janet has a voice and range to die for! From sensitive ballads to quirky songs, many from her native Scotland, this is a rare chance to savour this “Singer’s singer”.
As a singer, dancer and instrumentalist, John Kirkpatrick has been one of the most prominent figures on the English Folk Scene for many years. A fine exponent of the button accordion, the anglo concertina and the melodeon, his repertoire of tunes and songs are firmly rooted in the tradition.
Dave Fletcher & Bill Whaley
Dave and Bill present a fine blend of voices mellowed by nearly thirty years of singing together. Their selection of songs encompasses both ancient and modern accompanied in traditional style on English and duet concertina, harmonium, and melodeon, with choruses a-plenty. A raise-the-rafters evening!
Birmingham-born of Irish parents, Paul is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist with a gift for going straight to the emotional heart of the story. Touring from his new home on Vancouver Island, Canada, he will be bringing new material to old and new listeners, with personal and traditional stories to tell, full of Irish heritage, West coast influence and folk-acoustic roots.
Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths; widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music: the words, arrangements and subtle, but quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.
Helen Hockenhull and Lynda Hardcastle (two thirds of “Gracenotes”) and friends present music from the Carter and Ritchie families and Stanley Brothers in the Appalachian tradition. Musical styles range from Shape Note and Sacred Harp through to “Old Timey” and Folk.