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24-Sep-17
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
Tithe Barn 7.30pm

20-Oct-17
The Rheingans Sisters
Tithe Barn 8pm

26-Oct-17
Simon Barron
Ring of Bells; 8pm Doors open 7.30pm

17-Nov-17
Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith
Tithe Barn 8pm

01-Dec-17
Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra
Tithe Barn 8pm

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Welcome the our Autumn 2017 concert programme. A sprinkling of much loved favourites and some names new to Nailsea along with the Tuesday music sessions at the Grove which continue to be popular. We hope you find something to come to and enjoy.

Its now unbelievably 30 years since we started folk concerts at the Royal Oak and began what has become Nailsea Folk Club. We really appreciate all the support we have had over the years and it has certainly been a lot of fun. A lot has happened, especially with our involvement with the development of the Barn. Looking into the future and succession planning we recognise the need to involve new, younger faces and try new ideas. We are very keen to hear from anyone who would like to become involved.

We were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Vin Garbutt in June. He has left us with many wonderful memories at the folk club, great songs, great humour, great man. Hsi unique contribution to the world of folk will be greatly missed.

So please do come forward and contact me.

 

In the meantime we look forward to seeing you soon.

 Note: we now have on line ticketting. 

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club     Please bring proof of purchase (on device/ printed page).Thanks!

Best wishes David

 

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24 Sep 17 Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

location: Tithe Barn 7.30pm

Sun Sept 24 Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Tithe Barn  £12   7.30 pm

This is a delightful change to our programme due to unforseen circumstances. A huge and grateful welcome back to Kathryn and Sean to whom we are very grateful for steppping in.

Winners as Best Duo of both the 2016 and 2013 Radio 2 Folk Awards they combine Kathryn's stunning voice with superb guitar and keyboard arrangements from Sean. Engaging, moving and superbly crafted traditional and contemporary songs from two fine musicians who have headlined most top festivals this year.

A real coup for Nailsea!

https://kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com/home

 Tickets

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

20 Oct 17 The Rheingans Sisters

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

The Rheingans SistersTithe Barn  £12 8.00 pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’, The Rheingans Sisters

make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being

bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances,

each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between

two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time’s deep learning of European

traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes

shape new songs, asking irresistible questions concerning our own lives. Always creating

space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while

drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations. Their hotly

anticipated third album is due for release in Spring 2018.

Fiddle-singers and multi-instrumentalists Rowan and Anna Rheingans grew up in the Peak

District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their

musician mother and violin-maker father from an early age. Rowan is a well known on the

English folk scene as part of hugely popular BBC Folk Award nominated trio Lady Maisery as

well as for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band and the Songs of Separation

super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart. Anna lives and works as a fiddle

player in Toulouse and is an expert in southern French folk music, having recently gained a

1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a

significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Sweden and Norway, they pull a range of

influences from both northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own

interpretations, compositions and arrangements.

The Rheingans Sisters’ debut album Glad Gold Hearts was released on Rootbeat Records in

June 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Songlines described them as "musical miscegenation with

unabashed confidence, a duo of considerable abilities and imaginations to match” and

nominated Rowan and Anna for Best Group and Best Newcomer in the Songlines Music

Awards.

Their second, award-winning album Already Home, recorded over just five days in a remote

forest studio in mid-Wales, is an enticing, thoughtful and adventurous record that quickly

caused a stir when it was released in November 2015. Amongst a flurry of fantastic

reviews, The Independent called Already Home ‘superb’, fRoots made them a cover-feature

and described the album as “quite simply extraordinary” and Folk Radio UK hailed it as “not

only a beautiful and exceptional record, but an important one”. It reached the top 10 albums

in the 2015 fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year, was awarded a Songlines ‘Top of the

World’ award and earned Rowan and Anna no less than two nominations at the 2016 BBC

Radio 2 Folk Awards. As well as being nominated for the ‘Horizon’ award which celebrates

the best new acts on the UK’s folk scene, they won ‘Best Original Track’ for the song

Mackerel.

PRESS QUOTES

“Superb” - The Independent

“Quite simply extraordinary” - fRoots

“Magnificent” - Songlines

“reverie on stage” - The Canberra Times

“Already Home is unhurried music of heart and ease and lyricism, with gorgeous new songs

that sound already timeless, that reek of earthly human connection and longing; a warm hug

of an album.” - Karine Polwart

LINKS

www.rheinganssisters.co.uk

www.facebook.com/TheRheingansSisters

www.twitter.com/RheingansSis

www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RJIIr7l6t2WA7RrLUNzZA

Tickets

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

26 Oct 17 Simon Barron

location: Ring of Bells; 8pm Doors open 7.30pm

Simon Barron  £5 on the door Ring of Bells

This is a less formal night with a great interpreter of traditional songs. Simon is both a wonderful singer and a superd guitarist He has a great folloing and is always very engaging to listen to. 

I think he’s a really, really fine guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs. His new album is called ‘Sweet Billy Caution’.  I think it’s a lovely album, he’s got a crystal clear voice and a simple but powerful accompaniment on the album; great choice of songs too, end of story.  [The Sailor Cut Down, album song is:]  ...totally and utterly beautiful.

Mike Harding

...our editor admits to having “nearly worn the CD out listening to it – it is one of the best I have heard in a while”. Time for some investigation...

Kevin T Ward  The Living Tradion Magazine

://www.sibarron.eu/about.html

17 Nov 17 Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

 

Tithe Barn  £12   8.00 pm   

 

Their critically acclaimed second album, 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016. Described as 'exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted songs', the album has created a real buzz around the duo and cemented their role as engaging musicians and social commentators within the British folk scene.

"To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware.

 The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists."

                 The Guardian 

 

“Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs”

              Folk Radio 

‘Night Hours has to be one of the best albums of the year – I hope it will be fresh in the mind when the awards come around.’              Folking.com

"Every now and then an act jumps out at you and knocks you back. You’re in for a treat.”

                            Mike Harding

to be a great storytewww.jimmyandsidduo.com

Tickets

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

1 Dec 17 Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Tithe Barn  £15   8.00 pm

I loved this band so much when I saw them and was unsure whether to book as a Folk Club or Trust event. I just wanted to get them to Nailsea.

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

The Tea Pad are five years into a remarkable story that began with four friends studying folk and traditional music at Newcastle University and now sees them playing clubs and dancehalls and festivals the breadth of the British Isles and into mainland Europe (there was even a brief trip to India last year). Based on Tyneside but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences - from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Cab Calloway - yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.

www.teapadorchestra.co.uk

7 Dec 17 Sue Franklin and Tim Brine

location: Ring of Bells 8pm Doors open 7.30pm

Sue Franklin and Tim Brine   £5 on the door  Ring of Bells

Hugely popular, they are consummate performers with fine guitar, mandolin and recorder playing. Great songs rooted in the social issues, they are reallly lovely people. They have played for many years on the Bristol scene but now live in Cornwall so its wonderful to entice them back!

It will be a warm, rousing night with good friends

15 Dec 17 Ange Hardy

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Ange Hardy

Tithe Barn  £10   8.00 pm

Ange Hardy has been stunning audiences all over the country and has rapidly gained a reputation as a phenomenon on the indie and folk music circuit. If you’ve not heard her perform live yet then don’t miss this opportunity - you’re in for an absolute treat. You don’t get called “one of the country’s top folk musicians” by the Telegraph or invited to launch your new album live on BBC Radio 2 by delivering anything less than exceptional levels of entertainment.

Since she burst onto the scene in 2013 Ange Hardy has racked up an impressive array of awards including a nomination at last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winning three consecutive FATEA awards: Female Vocalist of the Year (2013), Album of the Year (2014) and The Tradition Award (2015).

 

www.angehardy.com

Tickets:

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

31 Dec 17 New Years Eve Barn Dance

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

New Years Eve Barn Dance

Tithe Barn  £12   (£30 family) 8.00 pm

The Trust’s traditional fundraising  family barn dance with the flutes and fiddles of Fougere Rouge. Always great fun. Bring and share American supper. Bar.

19 Jan 18 Jackie Oates

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Jackie Oates (duo)

Tithe Barn  £12   8.00 pm

Winner of BBC Folk Awards for best newcomer and best traditional track, Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention.

 

Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career.

 

 

“English folk-pop... as pretty as some spring mornings." The Independent

 

“Jackie Oates: the new face of folk”  The Guardian

 

www.jackieoates.co.uk

 Tickets

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

27 Jan 18 Swarb: A tribute. It suits him well

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Swarb: Its suits him well.

 

Dave Swarbrick tribute tour.

Tithe Barn  £15   8.00 pm

A very special night celebrating the talent of Dave Swarbrick, fiddle player extraordinaire featuring Martin Carthy, John Kilpatrick, Jason Swarbrick (nephew and Dave’s fiddle protégé) and the Jason Wilson Band.

Dave Swarbrick was a unique talent who broke the mould of English folk fiddle when he played with Fairport Convention. We were treated on many occasions at Nailsea Folk club to his energetic and lyrical style. Sorely missed this will be a very special, one off tribute night. We are very lucky to have been offered the chance to host one of the nights of this special tribute tour.

Tickets:

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

2 Feb 18 Jez Lowe

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Jez Lowe

Tithe Barn  £10   8.00 pm

 

Sony award winning songwriter from Durham Jez received a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.

Often performing with The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, The Pitmen Poets or The Broonzies he is also a thoroughly engaging solo performer. Indeed the intimacy allows you to really get to know this warm hearted and humorous man.

Meanwhile, his involvement in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads continues, with his song The Wrong Bus singled out for inclusion on Radio 4’s Pick of the Year last December. The song is also featured on his latest album, The Ballad Beyond, the success of which prompted a feature in fRoots magazine and glowing reviews the world over.

Jez shows no sign of slowing down, with tours of America, Holland, Australia and Canada lined up over the next twelve months, alongside an enviable list of UK dates.

 

 

www.jezlowe.com

 Tickets

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

18 Mar 18 Phil Beer

location: Tithe barn 7.30

Phil Beer   Sunday 18 March 7.30

Phil needs little introduction. One half of Britain’s most successful duo Show of Hands
Phil’s instrumental wizardry is well documented and has been utilised by countless artists from the Rolling Stones to Mike Oldfield. A sublime fiddle player, for many years he was lead guitarist and singer with the Albion Band and co-wrote many of their songs. He’s a thoroughly charming man and a consummate performer. Rightly nominated at Folk Musician of the Year 2009 for his tireless contribution to folk music.

Tickets: £15

15 Apr 18 Moore Ross and Rutter

location: Tithe Barn 7.30pm

Moore Ross and Rutter

Tithe Barn 7.30 pm £12

 

Moore Moss Rutter is a contemporary trio consisting of Tom Moore (violin), Archie Churchill-Moss (melodeon) and Jack Rutter (guitar and vocals). Their material is often developed from traditional English folk tunes and pieces of their own compositions, which are heavily arranged using elements of folk, jazz, classical and bluegrass.

 

They were stunning the last time they played at Nailsea, I simply just had to get them back!

 

www.mooremossrutter.co.uk/

 Tickets:

www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club