Damien Barber and Mike Wilson on 10 February

Mike and Damien

Damien Barber and Mike Wilson are each well known in other contexts. Damien is the driving force behind the Demon Barbers, whose Time Gentlemen Please recently captured the admiration of a packed Norwich Playhouse crowd, and Mike is part of the Wilson Family, who took part in the Percy-Grainger-themed late-night prom at the Albert Hall last summer.

Together Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson, delivering their songs in full-throated harmony. The pair were nominated for Best Duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010.

Tickets are currently available (£8 for non-members). Please check availability via the form on the ‘About the club’ page. Bring your own refreshments. Tea and coffee available.

In the meantime, singarounds continue every Friday, and the showcase guests at the singaround on Friday 20 January will be local favourites Skip and Friends. Free entry. Bring refreshments, as well as songs and tunes of your own.

Tony Hall on 6 January

Tony Hall at Norwich Folk Club, 9 January 2009

Norfolk singer and melodeon player Tony Hall is bound to bring good cheer to a chilly winter evening. A review in Living Tradition describes Tony as being ‘the master of playing distinctive, quintessentially English style two-row melodeon’, pointing out that he ‘has been heard on Maddy Prior and June Tabor’s Silly Sisters album, and Nic Jones’ superb Penguin Eggs‘, and concluding that he is ‘a man of rare talent’.

Tickets on the door (£5 for non-members). Bring your own refreshments. Tea and coffee available.