Song session showcase with Shorelark on Friday 21 October

shorelark-2016-001-landscapeAt the song session on Friday 21 October we look forward to a special showcase by Shorelark, a new young folk duo who were finalists at New Roots this year. Shorelark comprise singer-songwriter and guitarist Georgia Morgan Turner and recorder-player and English folk multi-instrumentalist Finn Collinson. Their meticulous arrangements make great use of unusual instrumentation, inspired by the duo’s wide influences, which range from Brazilian music to Baroque recorder works.

With a combined age of just 32, Georgia and Finn are experienced beyond their years and between them have enjoyed solo performances at the Barbican Hall (Georgia) and Cadogan Hall, London (Finn). They have also appeared at FolkEast Festival, Cecil Sharp House and Aldeburgh Festival.

Georgia and Finn will perform two sets within the song session, which is free. All singers, musicians and listeners are welcome to come along. Bring your own drinks – teas and coffee available in the kitchen.

Pete Coe on 5 December

Pete Coe_0166 black corner smallSinger, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, Pete Coe has very kindly stepped into the breach to perform at the club on Friday 5 December, after news of Roy Bailey’s illness.

A fine solo performer and writer of powerful songs, some with a markedly political edge, Pete Coe has been active on the folk scene since the 1970s and is one of the most committed, most versatile, most important folk artists in Britain.

Tickets £12 (£8 club members) can be reserved by emailing us via our contact page. Bring your own drinks – teas and coffee available in the kitchen.

 

 

 

 

Benji Kirkpatrick in Norwich on Friday 12 September

Benji KirkpatrickOur guest on Friday 12 September, Benji Kirkpatrick, is a member of folk big band, ‘Bellowhead’, who play to ever-growing audiences in the UK and abroad. He is also a member of the reformed ‘Faustus’ and has worked extensively with Seth Lakeman.

Benji picks his way up and down the frets of various stringed instruments – mainly guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and banjo. He is also a singer and a songwriter, has made three solo albums and his performances have been described as ‘powerful’.

As usual the evening will start at 8.30 pm and tickets £10 (£7 club members) can be reserved via the form on the ‘Contact us’ page. Bring your own drinks – teas and coffee available in the kitchen.