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BOOKED SO FAR FOR 2016 ...

August

Singers Nights

There will Be Singers Nights throughout August …
Take a break from the Festivals and come and have a sing or Play …

Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

7th September

Carrivick Sisters
(£8 / £9)

The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK's top young bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.

14th Sepember

Nick Dow
(£7 / £8)

Nick Dow, a singer of mainly traditional songs. He’s been busy with his business of signwriting and building and restoring Gypsy wagons, as well as presenting a blues radio programme in Lancashire. It’s his first recording for 15 years. I missed him the first time around, and the quality of his singing left me reeling. He has a warm, mellow, lived-in voice that invites comparison with Cyril Tawney and Dave Burland.

On Jackie Munro, from the singing of Bert Lloyd, he is accompanied by Pete Robinson on melodeon. Blue Mountain, a closing trip to Texas, comes with fiddle, banjo and bass. All other songs are unaccompanied or with Nick playing acoustic guitar.  There’s a lot of country life here. The Seasons Of the Year (not the Copper Family version) takes us through the farming calendar. I particularly enjoyed Tom Walsh’s The Faithful Horse which sets the man-horse relationship against aggressive policing of Travellers on the way to Appleby Fair. The Country Carrier is another horse tribute. The Bellringing (which Nick first heard from Tawney, and which Hilary James has also recorded recently) has a melody which mimics a peal of bells. Lower Down Into The Broom is taken from two versions in the Hammond manuscripts.

Nick is good at reconstructing traditional songs (Riding Down To Portsmouth is a strong example) and his notes reveal firm but sensible views on the folk process. I think that his gigs would be an education as well as a pleasure. He would be an excellent booking for all clubs with a genuine interest in the tradition.


28th September

Mike Nicholson
(£7 / £8)

Mike Nicholson is one of those remarkable singers who manages to create an immediate and loyal following everywhere he goes. This is due in large part to his unrestrained passion for what he loves doing the most - singing good songs! He draws his audience to him through an unassuming approach which only asks that the listener might share his love of singing and of the songs. 

Mike performs a wide spectrum of material, and generally speaking, it's material that has something to say. From his early acting days, he's retained an enthusiasm for utilising any format which can tell a story or which might stimulate the intellect. Through his singing, many audiences would agree, he's found the vehicle that suits him best.

12th October

The Mile Roses
(£8 / £9)

Three piece touring collaboration for three respected solo songwriters Kate Bramley, Edwina Hayes and Simon Haworth.

Born out of a musical interest in both British folk and the transatlantic connections to new country and Americana, this trio are fast gaining a reputation across the UK folk scene.

Original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle.

From toe tapping folk to haunting ballads this trio have toured worldwide as independent musicians but obviously have an infectious enjoyment for this new collaboration that is guaranteed to leave audiences with a smile on their faces.


19th October

Philip & Hannah Martin
(£10 / £11)


9th November

Granny's Attic
(£7 £8)


16th November

Michael Chapman
(£10 / £11)


30th November

Bob Fox
(£10 for all)


7th December

Stanley Acrington
(£6 / £7)


All Wednesdays
without guests.

Singers Nights.
Admission £1 for everyone.

Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Contact PAT on 01795 423674 to book seats or for information