Kendrick & Sylvia Needham
(£8 / £9)
and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and
traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work
extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond.
have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and
uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of
delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and
between them produce a striking acapella harmony
sound. With a formidable history of performing
experience behind them, their recorded work is matched
only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and
musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also
frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance
tunes on three different systems of the only English
invented musical instrument – the Concertina.
And when they’re not doing that you’ll
probably find them playing lively and stirring music
for the Winster Morris Dancers.
Heraud & Pat Turner
(£7 / £8)
and in combination with a variety of well-known
singers and bands, Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner have
both served long apprenticeships on the shop-floor of
in a duo with Sue Ashby; performed with John Lambert
and Frank Lee as Tom, Dick and Harriet; and has made a
CD, 'Stars in My Crown' with Keith Kendrick. She was,
for many years, the organiser and MC for the Hoddesdon
for six years with the folk band Filigree, making an
album and also releasing a single! She was co-founder
and MC of the City Folk Club in London.
they later joined Pete Cunningham (ex-English Tapestry
and Heritage) to form Brandis, making several radio
appearances. They finally settled into a permanent duo
and made their first CD, 'Parallel', in 2003, and have
since made three more on the Wildgoose label.
them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina
and a variety of whistles (including swanee,
policeman's and referee's), list a spoons workshop in
their hall of fame, and are not in the least averse to
dressing up or dancing when a song requires it. They
both agree, however, that their voices are their most
important instruments. Their resulting style is a
unique blend of stunning song and harmony, and a
humour which takes their audience on a roller-coaster
ride - "everything from high tragedy to ingenious
smut in glorious vocal harmony!"
addition to appearing at folk clubs and festivals,
Lynne and Pat also organise and perform themed shows
and workshops, music hall evenings (awash with sauce
and innuendo), and a special show called 'A Birds' Eye
View', which presents songs particularly from a
woman's perspective (but which men are invited to
attend as well — and learn from!) Audiences need
to be robust as their humour has been known to cause
side-splitting injuries. They both, however, include
emergency first aid amongst their many qualifications.
Admission £2 for everyone.
your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your
favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing