On Friday 2 October we welcome two of Britain’s foremost acapella singers, Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig, who hail from Northumberland and Scotland respectively and whose repertoire reflects their Northern roots. Both performed for some years as part of the renowned harmony trio, Craig: Morgan: Robson, appearing at all the major festivals as performers and inspirational workshop leaders.
Carolyn Robson is a traditional folk song and dance specialist who has three solo albums and was featured on Kathryn Tickell’s CD ‘The Northumberland Collection’. Moira Craig is from a family of singers and musicians based in East Kilbride near Glasgow and is known for her superb interpretations of Scottish, Irish and English songs and ballads. She has a solo album, as well as three albums with Craig: Morgan: Robson and can also be heard on the ‘Pastimes’ albums.
Tickets for the concert on Friday 2 October can be reserved via the form on our contact page, £10 (£7 members). Bring a bottle or enjoy a choice of teas or coffee from the kitchen.
Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig will be hosting a harmony singing workshop from 1.30 to 4.30 pm on Saturday 3 October at Hayman’s Lodge in Catton Park, Oak Lane NR6 7DB, just off the ringroad in Norwich. Open to all abilities – a great opportunity to try singing for the first time in a supportive atmosphere – and it’s only £5. (Book spaces via our contact form.) Bring cold drinks. There will be tea and coffee available.
Bob Fox is one of the most popular and best loved performers on the world folk stage and after more than three decades remains at the very top of his game. Nominated as BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Singer in 2003 and 2004 , in 2006 Bob was commissioned to perform one of the six new BBC Radio Ballads. In 2008, Bob embarked on an ambitious project with former duo partner Stu Luckley to re-record both of their original vinyl albums for a 2 CD set called “THIRTY YEARS ON” that they produced for their equally ambitious re-union tour which took place in the autumn, taking in many of the places that they played in the 70s and finishing at the highly prestigious Sage Concert Hall on the banks of the Tyne in Gateshead. The performances they produced on the tour and the quality of the CD brought them a nomination in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 as ‘Best Duo’.
Bob is counted by Vin Garbutt as ‘one of the truly great voices from the North East with musicianship second to none’. Check for availability of tickets by email through ‘About the club’ page: £8 (£5 members).
Popular singer-songwriter Jez Lowe will be at the Folk Club on Friday 24 October. Jez was a nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008 ‘Folksinger of the Year’. He has a new album just out, his 14th set of original songs of the North Country, and the BBC’s “Radio Ballads” – to which he contributed twenty-odd songs last year- has just won a Sony Radio Academy Award.
The new CD, JACK COMMON’S ANTHEM was inspired by the cult Geordie novelist of that name, whose work chronicled life in the North East in the early 20th Century. Jez Lowe has taken up that same torch a hundred years later, in a selection of songs and tunes that reflect the hard times, the good times, the hard work and hard play of the region where he was born and raised.