Jan 1st
Club Closed HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
Jan 8th
  Glymjack

www.glymjack.com

Glymjack is an English folk act Acoustic calls "as good as contemporary folk comes".

Led by singer-songwriter Greg McDonald, Glymjack generally play live as an acoustic trio with Greg joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and bassist Dickon Collinson, delivering a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting originals, English folk songs and fiddle tunes.
The term “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street child who led strangers through the streets of London at night with a lantern.

Jan 15th
Open Stage

This is your chance to be the Guest and to show your talents!! Ring or email to book your spot on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!! Only 3 spots left!
Admission: Audience £5.00 Performers £3.00

Jan 22nd
Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman

Daria's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman (originally from Belarus) started with a set of nostalgic Russian songs, mostly from classic Soviet-era films, combined with Russian folk favourites (commissioned by Pushkin House). Since then, the dynamic duo's successful partnership has extended to Daria's solo material, offering a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.

Jan 29th

Round the Room

& AGM

 Club AGM followed by:

Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all

Feb 5th
Rosie Hood

Last seen as part of the Dovetail Trio, Rosie is here as a solo artist. A super voice and well worth hearing.

A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having learnt folk songs from an early age, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. June 2017 saw Rosie Hood release her first full-length solo album The Beautiful & The Actual, a collection of old and new folk songs, described by The Guardian as “a classy arrival” ****.

Feb 12th
  Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell is a pioneering figure in Scottish music. Her musical interests are wide ranging, from playing Scottish dance music to pushing the boundaries of the traditional music scene with her soundings and improvisations. Mairi has won several awards for her musicianship including Instrumentalist of the Year and Scots Singer of The Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

“her voice can stop the clock” The Scotsman

Mairi is a viola player, singer and songwriter whose music has a rooted and powerful quality.

Feb 19th
  Rosewood

Although Rosewood is a fairly recent name, the members of this trio have have been performers on the folk scene for some years and have played at major UK folk festivals as well as on the club circuit. Members of Rosewood have played or still play in Bass Instincts, Bof!, Crownstreet, Harkeles, The Hosepipe Band and RSVP.

Rosewood are:
Val Woollard: Bagpipes, Recorder, Flute, Hammered dulcimer, Desk Bells, Saxophone, Vocals.

Phil Lyons: Guitar, Bouzouki, Vocals.

Simon Haines: Melodeons, Concertina, Bandoneon, Hurdy gurdy, Footbass, Vocals

Feb 26th

Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all

March 5th
Harbottle & Jonas

Harbottle and Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth and Geoff Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing up to 200 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.

March 12th

Richard Digance

NOW SOLD OUT

Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he's respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/guitarist. His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, from the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and even further when he started out in folk clubs. His evergreen career has been acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA Nomination as a TV entertainer to a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is included in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his important contribution to British comedy songwriting.
Richard Digance is also a world-acclaimed poet, an author and an artist.

Tickets: £10.00 Members £12.00 Non-members

Available from the Club or Priory Centre from January

March 19th
Open Stage

This is your chance to be the Guest and to show your talents!! Ring or email to book your spot on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!!
Admission: Audience £5.00 Performers £3.00

March 26th
  Round the Room
 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all 
April 2nd

Will Finn &

Rosie Calvert

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert are a folk- and traditionally-inspired musical duo from the North East of England. New to the Club and well worth seeing this talented duo with vocals guitar and keyboard.
April 9th

Showcase Night

with Tim Brooks and

Elizabeth & Jameson

Tim has been to an Open Stage night and has now been engaged for a shocase spot. Tim performs solo at folk clubs, social events and festivals. His solo repertoire is a mix of traditional/traditional-style songs and fiddle tunes, mostly from the British Isles, but with other influences mixed in.

Elizabeth & Jameson: They have also performed at one of our Open Stage nights and we are pleased to offer them a chance to play to a larger audience. They are a stunning new collaboration comprising two rising stars of the UK acoustic music scene. Hannah Elizabeth of traditional folk trio Said The Maiden and Griff Jameson from folk-rock band Fred's House have joined forces to create an indie-folk sound which encompasses their individual musical backgrounds.

Admission £6.00 & £8.00

April 16th

The Moon and You

tour cancelled due to family circumstances.

Kim Lowings and Andrew Lowings have stepped in to fill this date.

Daughter and Father have been writing and collaborating together since 2011. The pair have become well established on the British folk circuit and together form half of the band Kim Lowings and The Greenwood. As a duo they are able to showcase song writing skills and the intricacies of their acoustic sound with a warm and engaging stage presence. Drawing together mountain dulcimer, guitar, bouzouki & piano to resonate with Kim’s lyric writing and arrangements of traditional folk song.

April 23rd
  Luke Jackson

Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and 2016.

Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz.

November 2016 saw the release of Luke’s 3rd full studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as “a brilliant, thoughtful album – Jackson shows talent beyond his years”. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted “Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words”

In February 2018 Luke put out his first live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ which again has been enthusiastically received, with Mike Harding noting “That’s got to be one of the most faultless live recordings ever in my opinion- he’s a great songwriter with a great voice and boy can he sing the blues”

Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Last seen at St Neots in 2013 - do not miss him!

April 30th
Round the Room
Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
May 7th
The Frank Burkitt Band

Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. He has been performing for the last 15 years throughout the UK, New Zealand and Australia and his entertaining, rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music. When he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh with his partner and backing vocalist Kara Filbey, he formed an incredible string band, with blues and country mandolin player Cameron Burnell and jazz double bassist James Geluk.

The Frank Burkitt Band have made incredible progress in the last 4 years, releasing their debut album Fools & Kings in 2015 and becoming a festival favourite throughout New Zealand. They have embarked on extensive national tours of New Zealand and Australia and released their second album Raconteur in March 2018 at Port Fairy Folk Festival (Aus).

May 14th
Open Stage This is your chance to be the Guest and to show your talents!! Ring or email to book your spot on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!!
Admission: Audience £5.00 Performers £3.00
 
May 21st
Will Pound One of the finest harmonica players of his generation, he has pushed the boundaries working on a number of projects and with musicians which past and present include The Will Pound Band, Martin Simpson, Guy Chambers, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke’s Step into my Parlour and The Hillsborough Charity Single. Not to be missed!
May 28th
Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all

June 4th
Liz Simcock Liz is well known at St Neots as a skilled and witty wordsmith writing much of her material. She accompanies herself on guitar. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen album of new acoustic music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a great performer and songwriter. Not seen solo since 2016 at St Neots so do not miss this chance.
June 7th 8th & 9th

St Neots Folk Festival

Watch this space!!! Friday night Showcase -

with Finn Collinson,a finalist from New Roots competition plus Cherrington Ward, WarnerTaylorFolk & Jack in a Barrel.

Saturday: Day of Dance! 19 sides appearing around the town!

Evening Concert with: Martin Simpson and The Trials of Cato

Sunday Concert with Les Barker and Glymjack (4 piece)

Tickets are available NOW!

June 11th

Bram Taylor

Bram is a good friend of St Neots Club having performed here over many years. He is an entertaining artist with a distinctive voice and relaxed stage presence who gives an evening "Taylored" to suit his audience. Bram calls on a large repertoire of traditional songs, together with contemporary and humorous material, performed on acoustic guitar, duet concertina, or unaccompanied.
June 18th
  Dave Gibb

From Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged song writing folky from Scotland’s highest village. Lyrically he is a storyteller and troubadour and determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles as he is one of the more accomplished guitarists on the folk circuit.

June 25th
Round the Room Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all 
July 2nd
Open Stage

This is your chance to be the Guest and to show your talents!! Ring or email to book your spot on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!!
Admission: Audience £5.00 Performers £3.00
 

July 9th
Stanley Accrington Stanley has written hundreds of songs in a range of styles on a vast rake of subjects. There are old-style songs on current happenings and modern style songs on ancient events. There are poems, pastiches, parodies, and possibly anything. Apart from the silly and very silly material, Stanley has always been writing serious songs to confuse the situation further. He has performed hundreds of times at a wide range of events all over UK and occasionally beyond.
July 16th

The Keith Pearson Trio

Keith Pearson, front man of the Keith Pearson Trio, first learned his craft during the classic Folk renaissance of the mid-60s. Throughout the 70s, he toured, and performed on radio as a solo singer/songwriter, both abroad and on the Folk circuit, as well as leading the original Treacle Line and the Right Hand Band.
July 23rd

Stone Junction

Stone Junction is just three guys…Michael Prochak (vocals, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, accordion), Dan Lapins (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Will Thomson (vocals, lead guitar, whistle). See the info page for more!

This trio has such a pedigree - not to be missed!!!

July 30th
Round the Room  Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
August -
Club closed  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Sept 3rd
Open Stage
This is your chance to be the Guest and to show your talents!! Ring or email to book your spot on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!! Still a couple of spots available!
Admission: Audience £5.00 Performers £3.00
 
Sept 10th
Jeff Warner Jeff tours UK regularly and this will be his 6th time with us. He has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several “pocket” instruments, including bones and spoons. Jeff is among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional American music.
Sept 17th
  Phil Beer

Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally as in demand for his solo shows. In early 2019 Phil set out to share some of his most-loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more. An evening not to be missed!!!

Tickets:Members £14.00 Non-members £16.00

Available from July

Sept 24th
Round the Room Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
Oct 1st

Jimmy Aldridge

& Sid Goldsmith

Recently nominated for a Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track - The song in question is called ‘The Reedcutter’s Daughter’ – here is a live video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjYY3HFjGug

Jimmy and Sid are really making a name for themselves playing traditional and original folksong of the British Isles and telling stories of hardship, joy, struggle and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies.

Oct 8th
  Tom Lewis
A very welcome return for Tom who regales you with shanties, traditional song and tunes. He has a wide repertoire and his song delivery is superb either with, or without, button accordion. A great night to sing along!
Oct 15th

 Jim Causley

support Bruce Watson (Australia)

Multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee, Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West country. Jim has become known for his natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep, rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed playful stage presence.

Bruce is a major Australian songwriter and performer in the folk tradition. Based in Melbourne, he performs around Australia at festivals, clubs and other venues.

Bruce is a hilarious humorist and a writer and performer with the power to move audiences to tears. His performances are joyful and thoroughly engaging, with witty lyrics and energetic presentation. He is a masterful craftsman of songs, be they evocative and heart wrenching, or side-splittingly funny.

Admission: £9.00 & £11.00

Oct 22nd
  Brian Peters Brian is one of the English folk scene’s great all-rounders: a compelling singer, a top squeezebox player and a skilled guitarist. He is one of the country’s best anglo-concertina players and is just as good on melodeon, while he’s also known as a singer of traditional ballads. He delivers a repertoire of great variety, so alongside classic songs from the tradition, and lively English dance tunes, you can expect to hear newer songs, his own instrumental compositions, and wild squeezebox excursions into ragtime or blues. His stage act bristles with energy and wit.
Oct 29th
Round the Room  Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
Nov 5th
  Open Stage
This is your chance to be the Guest and to show your talents!! Ring or email to book your spot on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!! NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Admission: Audience £5.00 Performers £3.00
 
Nov 12th
Luke Daniels show with polyphon machine

Luke plays guitar and melodeon alongside the Electrophon, augmenting the tunes from the steel discs with vibrant arrangements. He is a folk musician and singer who has performed at many Festivals. His past work as a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, member of the Riverdance band or with singer Cara Dillon sets his pedigree at the very highest level and promises a night of outstanding acoustic songs and instrumental music. This will be a novel night!

Nov 19th

Dana & Susan Robinson

Another welcome return to St Neots - a popular duo, Dana and Susan are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary song-writing and traditional Appalachian music brings to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage

Nov 26th
Round the Room  Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
Dec 3rd
  Granny's Attic

AWorcestershire Folk Band formed in 2009 as three students at secondary school with no better way to spend their lunchtimes than scrape a tune or two. Gradually the band became less about avoiding socialising with their peers and more about actually playing music, and so Granny’s Attic premiered in 2010 at the prestigious Claines Church Fete.

Cohen plays melodeon, concertina and provides vocals, George sings and plays guitar and Lewis plays violin and mandolin and is also the band’s principal tunewriter.

Now following University courses they are a slick and talented band not to be missed!

Dec 10th
Miranda Sykes

Behind the Wall: 2019 Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall.Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically & spiritually, Behind The Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities & societies & where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect & maybe even empower us.

Admission:£10.00 & £12.00

Dec 17th
Club Christmas Party

An evening of seasonal items and refreshments to wish all the 'Compliments of the Season!' Polish up that party piece!!

Admission £3.00 for all Charity Raffle as usual.

Dec 24th
Club Closed
SEASON'S GREETING TO ALL
Dec 31st  
Club Closed
 Happy New Year!!!
 

 

 
 
We wish all our supporters a very Happy Christmas and New Year and hope to see you in 2020.

First meeting is January 7th with Suntrap as guests.

 
   
 
   
 
   

st neots folk club guests booked 2019

see guest infomation page for more details of artists