Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher on 10 October

Bill and DaveBill Whaley and Dave Fletcher have been singing together for over forty years, much of the time in their native Lincolnshire. They have appeared at clubs and festivals from Edinburgh to Bodmin and are in danger of becoming an overnight success. Their voices, described by Harvey Andrews as two of the best in folk music, blend perfectly and the pleasure they get from singing and sharing with an audience is obvious.

Bill and Dave’s selection of songs encompasses both ancient and modern, accompanied in traditional style mainly by Bill’s English, duet and anglo concertinas. They have also been involved with Martyn Wyndham-Read’s Songlinks project, appearing in the concerts and on both of the albums. Youtube clips include: The Call and the Answer

Tickets £10 (£7 members) can be reserved via the form on the contacts page. If you do contact us, please assume that your name will be put on the list. Bring your own drinks – teas and coffee available in the kitchen.


Georgia Shackleton on 26 September

Georgia2The showcase guest at the song session on Friday 26 September will be local singer-songwriter and fiddler Georgia Shackleton, who favours performing ‘wordy songs about other people’. Georgia takes inspiration from places and faces, as well as the traditional, regional and early 20th century material she also performs.

After studying the highly acclaimed Folk and Traditional Music degree in Newcastle, Georgia has performed in various line-ups alongside an eclectic mix of fantastic musicians. She has now returned home to her native Norfolk and is currently working on new projects, including material with fellow Newcastle graduate, Nic Zuppardi on mandolin, and ‘Addison’s Uncle’ guitarist, Aaren Bennett. 

There is no charge and all singers, musicians and listeners are welcome to join the song session. Bring your own drink – teas and coffee available in the kitchen, as usual.