The showcase guest at the singaround on 7 August is Graham Schofield. ‘Graham has been singing in folk clubs around the country since the revival and has a wide and eclectic repertoire rooted in the tradition or having the feel of the tradition. He tends to find the passion in a song, whether of the countryside or the lot of the working man. His voice has a sweetness and range which allows him to slip easily from a gentle love-song to a rousing shanty and he relishes a lively audience who love to sing the choruses with gusto.’ Free entry, all welcome.
There is, of course, a singaround on 31 July, as usual and on every Friday throughout the summer. All welcome – why not try out some new material?
A Murder of Rooks comprise Isobel Morris: vocals and ukulele, Gary Southwell: 9-string guitar and vocals and Jim Kimberley: guitar and vocals. At least two of the three will be with us on 17 July to contribute a couple of spots within the singaround. Simplicity and restraint is the key, with sparse musical arrangements and unadorned vocals. Their version of ‘Sam Hall’ has the traditional English lyrics, and their recent CD also includes ‘Never Came He’, ‘The Handsome Cabin Boy’ and ‘Three Ravens’. All welcome, free entry.
The singaround on 10 July is open to everyone as usual, with new songs and tunes appreciated. Our definition of ‘folk’ is broad and we encourage the efforts of new and returning folkies. Free entry.