Risky Business on Friday 7 July

On Friday 7 July we welcome the much loved trio Risky Business, who have come together again for a special tour this summer. Ruth Fuga, Ken Powell and Dave Walmsley first formed the band over 20 years ago, after they had each had successful individual music careers. The group toured together for ten years and made four great albums.

Both Ken Powell and Dave Walmsley are skilled multi-instrumentalists and provide the harmonies supporting Ruth Fuga’s clear lead vocals. The Risky Business repertoire is eclectic and includes many of Dave’s own carefully crafted songs. Mendocino

In the intervening years, Dave Walmsley has carved a new career with the band Other Roads and tours throughout the year, both at home and abroad. Ken Powell has spent the last eight years developing his business as a luthier, creating new guitars, gasoukis and mandolas, and Ruth Fuga has continued to sing alongside Ken. Now married, Ruth and Ken live in Wales and put on the Llanwddyn Folk and Acoustic Festival every September.

Please let us know via the contact page if you would like us to put you on the list for tickets (£11, £8 members). Bring your own drinks. Teas and coffee in the kitchen.

Pete Coe and Alice Jones on Friday 10 July

PeteAlicePete Coe has been a professional musician since 1971. He has performed at festivals, concerts, folk clubs, dances and schools throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the USA. Multi-instrumentalist Alice Jones first learned folk songs from her mother and was the singer with The John Dipper Band.

Together, Pete and Alice present ‘The Search for Five Finger Frank’, which features new arrangements of both classic and rare folk songs unearthed from the treasure trove that is the Frank Kidson collection. The show celebrates and commemorates the incredible legacy of a man widely regarded as ‘a pioneer of the folk song revival’. Many of the songs now popular in the folk repertoire of today were initially collected and published by this founder member of the Folk Song Society and key figure in the folk movement of the early 1900s. Check out Sprig of Thyme and One Summer’s Morning.

Tickets: £7 members (£10 non-members), can be reserved by email via the form on the ‘Contact us’ page. Bring a bottle or enjoy a tea of coffee from the kitchen.