Singaround this Friday

Jez was great, as always, and we particularly enjoyed the variety of stringed instruments and the harmonica accompaniment in the absence of the Bad Pennies.

What delights will this Friday bring?  At the last singaround we had John Barleycorn and Old Brown’s Daughter rubbing shoulders with Eddie Cantor and Shane McGowan – not to mention some rather accomplished concertina harmonies! Everyone is welcome, as usual, whether to play, sing or listen. (Monologues also appreciated!)

Reservations for Tim Laycock on 21 November are coming in, so let us know via the contact form on ‘About the club’ page, if you would like to join the list.

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you find our new site friendly and useful. It is still being developed, so bear with us if there are any glitches! Next Friday’s event (17 October) will be a singaround and everyone is very welcome, whether you enjoy singing, playing tunes or just love listening to live acoustic music. There was also a choice of five real ales last Friday!

Jez Lowe solo

Jez Lowe, solo

Popular singer-songwriter Jez Lowe will be at the Folk Club on Friday 24 October. Jez was a nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008 ‘Folksinger of the Year’. He has a new album just out, his 14th set of original songs of the North Country, and the BBC’s “Radio Ballads” – to which he contributed twenty-odd songs last year- has just won a Sony Radio Academy Award.

The new CD, JACK COMMON’S ANTHEM was inspired by the cult Geordie novelist of that name, whose work chronicled life in the North East in the early 20th Century. Jez Lowe has taken up that same torch a hundred years later, in a selection of songs and tunes that reflect the hard times, the good times, the hard work and hard play of the region where he was born and raised.

Friday 21 November at the Manor Rooms

Tim Laycock

Tim Laycock, singer, concertina player and actor, is the Folk Club guest on Friday 21 November. at the Manor Rooms, just up the Street from the White Horse Inn. Tim has appeared with the Albion Band and is a specialist in the songs, traditions and dialect of the West Country. Support on this evening is provided by the young fiddler and singer James Findlay, who was a finalist in New Roots 2008.

James Findlay