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Upcoming Events Autumn 2022
Fri 7 October: Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow
Fri 2 December: Calan
Sun 18 December: Johnny Coppin
Ukraine: We have decided to do something practical as a Folk Club. From Sunday 15 May we will be running weekly afternoons to enable refugees being hosted to meet up. This will be at the Trinity Centre beside Holy Trinity Church 2-4.30 .
We will be running fundraisers to support the project.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the project please email me directly: email@example.com
Priddy Folk Festival 8-10 July: Its local and always full of surprises. There are still tickets available!
Otherwise keep well and have a lovely summer!!
Ceilidh at the Tithe Barn
Well we couldn't have a Barn Dance at New Year so we will be having one in the summer! Great live band and Dave Francis calling so it should be a riot.
There will be a bar but not food ..we want to keep it simple.
The Folk Club began running a weekly Sunday meeting project in May at the Trinity Centre for Ukrainian refugees and their children who are living locally.
It has been a success but there is more we would like to do to support people who are clearly is a desperate situation.
This Barn dance is one of our fundraising acitivities to support the project.
Tickets £12. Children £6.
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow
A night of supreme muscianship with Kit Hawes on guitar and Aaron Catlow on fiddle. Wonderful arrangements and songs from across musical genres delivered with finesse and dexterity.
Weaving a musical dialogue between fiddle, guitar and voice, Kit and Aaron explore the rich musical heritage of the British Isles, and create original music inspired by the traditions they grew up in. In demand as musicians, writers and arrangers, Kit and Aaron have worked with many established artists including Grammy Award - nominated Yola, Seth Lakeman, Afro Celt Sound System and Roni Size.
Aaron will be known to many folk club followers ... he is the phenomenal fiddle player who fronts Sheelanagig.
I put Kit and Aaron on last autumn as a Priddy Folk Night. I have to say it was one of the best nights of folk music I have ever seen. Thoroughly entertaining, the music was absolutely brilliant.
Gerry Colvin has always been a huge success at Nailsea and I have had a number of requests to book him again. He is one of the best, orginal songwriters around and his peformances have you sitting on the edge of your seat ...he is thoroughly charming, sincere and fascinating.
In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit ’Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts.
In the early 1990’s Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned numerous TV themes, three musicals, two film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2.
In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band Colvinquarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for ‘Best Live Folk Act’. They were invited back for Cropredy's 50th annivesary in 2017 and were feted with standing ovations.
The Gerry Colvin Band are: Gerry Colvin (guitar) Jerome Davies (double Bass) Trish Power (accordion) Michael Keelan (fiddle) and Lyndon Webb (guitar)
"Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This man is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. He should be a household name. Go see him.” Phil Beer, Show of Hands
‘ALL ON A WINTER'S NIGHT’
25th Anniversary Tour Dec 2022
“A singer unquestionably at the top of his game” Acoustic Magazine
Celebrating 25 years of touring this special Christmas show, Johnny Coppin - one of England’s finest singer/songwriters and a member of Decameron returns to present another annual feast and rich mix of traditional carols and new songs, together with stories, folklore and superstitions.
Johnny is joined here by Paul Burgess (ex-John Kirkpatrick Band), on fiddle/recorders and stories and ,Dik Cadbury on guitars (ex Steve Hackett, Decameron,)
Book early ..it's going to be busy !
This ever-popular concert continues to delight audiences young and old, year on year. Expect a dash of well-written lyrics, some marvelous musicality from three multi-talented artists seasoned with festive memories, warm nostalgia and timeless rustic country customs. There'll be offerings from the latest joyous and celebratory collection and release 'Midwinter Live in Concert' and much loved material from his previous three Christmas albums : 'A Country Christmas', 'Keep The Flame' & 'All On A Winter's Night. A sumptuous evening of new songs ,and old favourites with original and traditional songs/tunes from Britain, Ireland, France and beyond. Book early ..it's going to be busy !
”Beautiful and inspirational - a seasonal delight …I can think of none to surpass the lyrical beauty of Johnny's voice."- Living Tradition
Flats and Sharps
Flats & Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic, and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats & Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over ten years.
Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.
Over their time together, the band have made their presence known all around the world, including multiple tours in Australia, Europe and around the UK.Festival appearances at Nashville Meets London, Cambridge Folk, Isle of Wight, Larmer Tree – to name just a few.