Jan 7th
Suntrap Suntrap are an English four-piece folk band specialising in a unique musical experience of folk-inspired traditional, original and contemporary songs featuring entrancing harmonies.

Their fifth CD, Northern Lights, was released at in September 2019. The album captures as live a sound as possible and will be the first recording featuring Sue Graves and John Sandall. They have recreated the band’s live sound by recording in the round, using a forest of microphones rather than layering up the songs in a studio.

Sara and Mary began singing together after meeting at Cecil Sharp House in 1996. The following year they made their first demo at Dave Pegg's Woodwork Studios and Suntrap have gone on to make four highly regarded CDs, the most recent of these released on Fellside Recordings. Sue, known as the ‘Surrey Nightingale’ is a stunning addition to Suntrap’s powerful vocal harmony sound. John, a virtuosic, irrepressible fiddler completes the quartet..

Sara Byers - Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Banjo, Whistle
Mary Wilson - Vocals, Violin, Mandolin
Sue Graves - Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
John Sandall - Violin, Viola, Cello, Vocals

Jan 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
 

Jan 21st
Elizabeth & Jameson

They have performed at one of our Open Stage nights and then a Showcase night - now a full guest night!. 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.

A lovely evening is in store!

Jan 28th
Round the Room Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
Feb 4th
Camus Camus is a three-piece Cambridge-based folk band: Greg Smith (fiddle), David Somerville (Northumbrian small-pipes, keyboard), and Andrew Burn (melodeon, Northumbrian small-pipes). They have been playing together for many years, initially in the Cambridge band Cobbler’s Last, then in earlier line-ups of Camus, and in the Great Eastern Ceilidh Company. They play an exciting mix of Northumbrian, Shetland, Irish and American music, with the occasional dash of Galician tunes and their own compositions. They’re known for their inventive harmonies and accomplished musicianship.
Feb 11th
Terence Blacker Terence is a popular singer-songwriter and an award-winning author.
His songs have been compared to those of Jake Thackray, and his stories to those of Roald Dahl. He has written, presented and sung in Taboo-Be-Do!, a two-part Radio 4 documentary about un-PC music over the past century, and has performed the Noel Coward song 'There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner' on BBC World at One on the day before a General Election.
His one-man show of songs and stories My Village and Other Aliens had a successful run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, and his song 'Sad Old Bastards with Guitars' has had over 14,000 Tube hits on YouTube.
Feb 18th
Eric Sedge

Eric Sedge is a distinctive voice in the world of Folk and Roots music. With stories and song from his native East Anglia, he embraces both traditional and contemporary styles playing Festivals and Concert Halls thoughout the country, along with appearances on Radio and TV.
Raised in a family of classical musicians, to a household with neither TV or car, it was perhaps inevitable that the boy would be shaped by the twin forces of melody and word. Books and music, forest and fields were his playground and now his inspiration

Feb 25th
Round the Room & AGM

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

AGM first at 8.00pm then Round the room.

Mar 3rd
  Tim Edey
 Tim Edey (BBC Radio Two's Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) multi- instrumentalist and singer, has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music.

Tim now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world's finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!
Originally from Broadstairs in Kent and of Irish descent. Tim honed his style learning from his father Richard a fine guitarist and listening to Ed Boyd, Steve Cooney and Django Reinhardt. He has lived in Ireland and now resides in Perthshire, Scotland where he is based with his family and tours all over the world regularly from.

Tim's live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to audience - chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius.

This will be a superb night of entertainment!

Mar 10th
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
 

Mar 17th
Judy Cook  Judy is back after a 2 year break and we look forward to her informative and entertaining songs from America and beyond.
Mar 24th

Fake Thackray -

aka John Watterson

‘An Audience without Jake Thackray’.

The show will include many Jake classics (Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, The Bantam Cock etc), anecdotes from John’s research into Jake’s life for the forthcoming biography as well as some newly discovered Jake Thackray masterpieces from John’s most recent CD, The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, . Most of the album’s fifteen songs have never been released in any format before. Many have lain, forgotten, in the BBC archives for decades; some have not been heard for half a century.

John Watterson is the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention and performed at Latitude, Cropredy and the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He has also played for Jake’s family. John has appeared many times on radio, including Radio 4’s Great Lives, a recent Radio 2 documentary on Jake presented by Cerys Matthews and Radio 3’s The Verb hosted by Ian McMillan.
Mar 31st
  Round the Room
Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
Apr 7th
Union Jill


Apr 14th

Showcase night with: Craig Joiner and

Finn Collinson

Craig Joiner: Despite having been a professional musician for over 25 years and having written songs that have been recorded by the likes of Heart, Bonnie Tyler, Eddie Money and Steps, and had his songs used in major Hollywood movies such as ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, ‘102
Dalmatians’ ‘102 and ‘Jack Reacher’, he has released the first ever Craig Joiner solo album.

As a session player Craig also has an impressive list of names he has recorded for including Tom Jones, Jane Wiedlin and Peter Collins.
In recent years Craig has been a stalwart of the Folk Club scene where he has gained an impressivce following and where he honed the songs for the long awaited solo debut album ‘Art of Landing’. and ‘Jack Reacher’.

Finn Collinson is a recorder player and folk musician from East Anglia. Barely in his twenties, Finn is already gaining a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the recorder on the English folk scene.
Finn’s diverse performance credits range from a solo performance with the London International Orchestra at Cadogan Hall to national tours with various folk outfits. Perhaps best known for his previous work with the contemporary folk duo Shorelark, Finn has also appeared on stage with singer-songwriter Tilly Moses, and has guested with Emily Askew’s Ceilidh Factor and the recorder band Zero Gravity. He is a student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studies with Ian Wilson and Robert Ehrlich, and works with the recorder quartet Aurai.

As well as recorder, Finn plays guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and whistle, and is an experienced folk music educator having previously been a tutor with the London Youth Folk Ensemble and taught at the London Folk Festival.

2018 saw Finn launch a solo repertoire – which he has already performed at major festivals including Sidmouth Folk Week and FolkEast. In January he was the first solo recorder player to reach the semi-final of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and is also a two-time New Roots finalist. He has a solo album released in 2019.

Both artists have performed at an Open Stage at the Club.

Apr 21st
Landermason

Fiona Lander and Paul Mason collectively known as 'Landermason' have been writing, recording and performing together since 2000. Multi instrumentalist Fiona (vocals, piano, whistles, saxes, clarinet and recorder) and Paul (guitars and vocals) have developed a unique sound which displays their undoubted talents. They combine both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other styles in their beautiful and striking arrangements.

The LIVE sound is impressive, full of variety and with plenty of audience interaction. Often described as 'refreshingly different', Landermason are equally at home entertaining audiences in folk and acoustic music clubs, theatres, festivals, village halls and pubs and are proud to have performed at some of the UK's best known live music venues.

Last seen at our Festival in 2017. Do not miss this!

Apr 28th
Round the Room
Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
May 5th
The Hut People  
May 12th
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 19th
Clive Gregson Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive has followed many musical diversions. Between 1985 and 1992, he formed a partnership with Christine Collister that Rolling Stone called "the state of the art in British folk-rock". They released five albums and toured the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Christine's distinctive voice allied to Clive's songs, instrumental and production skills created something truly special and their decision to call it a day left a huge gap in the roots music scene.

Clive has also toured and recorded with Richard Thompson (1982 to '92), Nanci Griffith (1996 to 2007), Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine (1993 and 1999), Plainsong (1997) and he was the musical director for the Dennis Locorriere "Hits & History" tour in 2007, which resulted in a gold album and a concert DVD that also charted. His songs have been recorded by many artists, including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie.

Clive relocated to the USA in 1993. He continues to tour regularly and write prolifically. In recent years he has also run a number of songwriting workshops and master classes and remains in demand as a record producer and session musician. He has also worked with Liz Simcock.

He is retiring so do not miss this visit to St Neots!!!

Admission: £10.00 & £12.00

May 26th
Round the Room Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all 
June 2nd
Dan Walsh
Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal'. His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around.
June 9th
Marian Bradfield

June 12th ,13th & 14th
  St Neots 38th Folk Festival
Booked so far :Richard Digance, The Salts, Ninebarrow, Tom McConville, Jeremy Harmer + cellist, Tom Bryans plus New Roots finalist and others tbc. Day of Dance on Saturday.
June 16th
Tom Kitching  
June 23rd
Megan Wisdom  
June 30th
Round the Room
  Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
July 7th
The Snapes  
July 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
 
July 21st
Harp and a Monkey Victorians Show
 
July 28th
 Round the Room
 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
AUGUST CLUB
 CLOSED  
Sept 1st
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: £5.00 performers £3.00
Sept 8th
Jez Lowe
 
Sept 15th
  Maria Dunn
 
Sept 22nd
Jay Turner 
 
Sept 29th
  Round the Room
 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
Oct 6th
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
 
Oct 13th
Antoine & Owena
 
Oct 20th
Daroiri Farrell 
 
Oct 27th
  Round the Room  Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome. Admission £3.00 for all
Nov 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!!!
Admission: £5.00 performers £3.00
Nov 10th

The Carravick Sisters

Nov 17th
Alden Patterson & Dashwood

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

Belshazzar's Feast

Dec 8th

Broomdasher

Dec 15th

'All on a Winter's Night'

with Johnny Coppin, Paul Burgess & Dick Cadbury 

Dec 22nd
 Club Christmas Party
 An evening of seasonal items and refreshments to wish all the 'Compliments of the Season!' Polish up that party piece!!
Dec 29th
 Club Closed
 
   HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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