On Friday 13 November Norfolk folk group Blue Wing will be our the showcase guests and will play two sets during the song session.
Tony Fitzharris (guitar and vocals), Mike Thomas (banjo and vocals) and Kelly Woods (guitar and vocals) were all regulars at the monthly Uncle Walter’s Music Night session in North Walsham – playing a wide range of music between them. In 2013 they got together as Uncle Walter’s All-Stars to play a very contemporary set at a folk concert at North Walsham’s Atrium arts centre.
They performed again at the UWMN Christmas party in 2013 and last year became a quartet with the addition of another UWMN regular, Emma Barber (vocals, fiddle and guitar). In August they played as guests on North Norfolk radio under their new name, Blue Wing, and the band opened the Peggy Seeger concert as part of the recent SamFest weekend.
This is a free event and all musicians, singers and listeners are welcome. Bring a bottle or make a coffee or tea in the kitchen.
Bill 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.
Tonight’s performance by Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman has been postponed due to family illness. There will be a singaround with floor spots from Rosie Hood. Free entry. Bring voices, instruments and refreshments.
Singarounds continue every Friday, with a themed night on 14 January requesting ‘Something Different’. This could perhaps include new songs, new combinations of performers or different styles of music. We leave it to you. Bring your own refreshments to all club events. Tea and coffee available.
The guest night on 21 January with Coope, Boyes and Simpson is sold out.