On Friday 18 April, we look forward very much to welcoming popular local celebrity, melodeon master and modest wit Tony Hall, stepping into the breach to take the place of Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher, who will now be at the club on Friday 10 October.
“East Anglian melodeon-player with a distinctive, quintessentially English style, who played on the iconic ’80s Nic Jones release ‘Penguin Eggs’. Hall’s sets are laid-back affairs, interspersed with his dry, sometimes gently surreal humour.” (Islington Folk Club) Not to be missed!
Please contact us if you would like tickets, £8 (£5 members). Bring your own drinks – fine ales available nearby, not to mention teas and coffee in the kitchen.
Singer-songwriter Colum Sands is the consummate Irish story-teller. This promises to be an evening full of wit, good humour and well loved songs. Colum is a member of the internationally renowned Sands Family from County Down, who recently celebrated 40 years on the road.
On his travels around the world, Colum soon discovered that many of his songs had arrived before him, carried by other singers and in recordings by fellow performers like Andy Irvine, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Roy Bailey, Mick Hanley, Rosemary Woods, Iain McIntosh and Enda Kenny. Don’t miss this rare treat!
Bring your own drinks (teas and coffee available in the kitchen). The evening starts, as usual, at 8.30 pm. Tickets £10 (£7 club members). Contact us if you would like us to save one for you.
On Friday 19 July we look forward to a visit from special guest, singer-songwriter Vin Garbutt, hailed as ‘the funniest and most serious man on the Folk Scene’. Vin’s unique take on the world is delivered with zany good humour and his beautifully crafted songs deal with a wide range of current issues. Not to be missed!
Tickets are SOLD OUT. Bring your own drinks – pubs and off-licences nearby. Teas and coffee in the kitchen. Arrive in good time to secure your space in the car park – and please park extra-tidily!
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.
Tony Hall (Photo: Keith Garnham)
ON Friday 15 January we welcome local melodeon maestro Tony Hall to our new venue at the Christ Church Centre on Magdalen Road – just opposite the junction with Waterloo Road and close to the Whalebone. Tony plays a wide range of tunes which ‘defy the limitations … of the two-row box’, interspersed with songs delivered in ‘Tony’s inimitable singing style’ (Mel Howly, The Living Tradition). Tea and coffee available, or bring your own atternative beverages. Tickets £3 (£5 non-members).
We look forward very much to welcoming local celebrity, melodeon player and modest wit Tony Hall to the Folk Club on Friday 9 January. Tickets £4 (£2 members). Summed up by Islington Folk Club: ‘East Anglian melodeon player with a distinctive, quintessentially English style, who played on the iconic ’80s Nic Jones release ‘Penguin Eggs’. Hall’s sets are laid-back affairs, interspersed with his dry, sometimes gently surreal humour.’ See the EDP article online from 19 June 2008: ‘Tony draws on squeezebox skills’, where there is also a video.