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6th March - Judy Cook

Not at St Neots since 2014, Judy is making a welcome return! Judy sings acapella American songs interspersed with a wide range of tales and history, occasionally accompanied by her husband Dennis, in harmony.

13th February - Honey and the Bear

British folk and roots inspired duo, Honey & the Bear, combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with powerful guitar riffs, foot stomping rhythms and catchy melodies.
The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, mandolin) and Lucy Sampson (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo & percussion), have been writing together since early 2014, having met at a songwriting event two years previous. Since then, they have played many venues across East Anglia as well as travelling to Germany for their first European tour.

Together they have played an array of fantastic UK festivals including Ely Folk, FolkEast and Maverick. 2016 saw the release of their debut EP ‘About Time’, which received airplay on BBC Radio Suffolk, as well as Cambridge Radio & Norfolk Radio.

Born and raised in Suffolk, Lucy learned violin and drums at school, sang in the Suffolk Jubilee choir and started songwriting at age 15. She taught herself guitar whilst at university in Canterbury, and began performing her creations not long afterwards. At 27, she released her debut band album ’Step Right On’, songs from which you now hear her perform with Jon. Jon, a Yorkshire boy, raised in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, has been performing his own songs since his teens. A self taught guitarist, his love of driving guitar riffs is a core aspect of his song writing process. He has released three band albums, the latest of which was entitled ‘Level with me’, featuring ‘wristburner’ which is a gig favourite. The amalgamation of both their unique musical styles makes for a dynamic and ever-changing live performance.

New to St Neots Club - do not miss this evening!

30th January - Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

Come along and strut your stuff or enjoy others doing just that!

£2.00 entry for all.

20th February - North Sea Gas

North Sea Gas are Ronnie MacDonald, Grant Simpson and Dave Gilfillan
Over thirty years and stronger than ever!! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!!
They have recorded 16 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show. One of their latest albums, "The Fire and the Passion of Scotland" won the 2013 Album of the Year award from Celtic Radio in the U.S. as well as first place in the "Jigs and Reels" category for the set of tunes on the album. Celtic Radio says, "The band displays an attachment and a reverence for their roots from the very start. The music feels genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies."

They went down a storm last time and this is a night not to miss!

ST NEOTS 36TH FOLK FESTIVAL - 2018

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

8th 9th & 10th JUNE 2018

Guests booked and more info in the New Year!

27th March - Round the Room night!

Come along and strut your stuff or enjoy others doing just that!

Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

£2.00 entry for all.

19th December - Christmas Party night!

Seasonal music and songs with delicious refreshments and charity raffle!

Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

£2.00 entry for all.

April 10th - Winter Wilson

 

 

April 3rd - The Hut People

 

 

 

9th January 2018 - Jon Betmead &Tom Ling

Jon and Tom are well known at the Club and will give a very entertaining and varied evening of songs and tunes played on guitar and fiddle. Last seen at the Club as support to Vin Garbutt.

Do come along and help us open the New Year with lots of you there! to hear Jon and Tom.

13th March - Tom McConville

Few contemporary Fiddle players can conjure a sound as diverse and thrilling as Tom McConville. Through an effortless amalgamation of styles, Tom's playing and singing acts like a history lesson of traditional folk music and storytelling. As if aged like a fine whiskey, the traditional sounds of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland and USA are fused with Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass and folk influences - the results are timeless.

Support: Richard Sutton - a young songwriter from Norfolk.

27th February - Round the Room and AGM

AGM at 8.00pm followed by Round the Room.

Any items for discussion to Di Rockett (secretary) by 20th Feb please

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

Come along and strut your stuff or enjoy others doing just that!

£2.00 entry for all.


January 23rd - Barron Brady

Barron Brady comprising Ros Brady and Si Barron are contemporary songwriters and interpreters of traditional English folk song. They live in Devon and perform nationwide.

Drawn to strongly narrative songs with subjects ranging from Devon legend to contemporary rural reportage they invite the listener to accompany them through strange landscapes whose denizens include coffee drinking Mermaids, corn mowing Devils, flying highwaymen and disappearing Hedgerows.
They have a dynamic acoustic style combining joy and verve in performance with an assured stage presence garnered from five years of performing nationwide.
Simon’s ballistic fingerstyle guitar complemented by Rosalind’s harmonium and whistles underlines their harmony singing.
Barron Brady are touring extensively across the UK promoting their new album

"These two artists demonstrate most clearly in their work the relevance of an old tradition expertly employed to reflect a modern world, appealing to both the intellect and the heart."

Si and Ros have been writing and touring as the folk duo Barronbrady for ten years and have released three albums during that time.

'Two performers who confidently uphold the richness of the British folk tradition with superbly crafted self-written songs and fine interpretations of English folk song, beautifully sung with great sincerity and with impeccable musical accompaniment. Their beguiling lyrics often draw upon the stories, legends and folklore of the South-West. These two are well loved by our audiences and we strongly recommend them to all other clubs, large or small.'

Della Hooke, Red Lion 'Folk Club of the Year' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006

A welcome return for Ros and Si to St Neots

Please note - Club closed January 2nd

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

20th March- Open Stage

This is your chance to shine and be the guest!

E mail- stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring 01234 376278 to book your spot (approx.20-25 mins) on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!!

Order of play is sorted on the night. Now fully booked - next Open Stage - 3rd July

Admission: £2.00 performers £5.00 audience

6th February - Ninebarrow

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.

The duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist and also for ‘Best Duo’ in both the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016 and the Folking.com awards of 2017. In March 2017, the duo were invited to perform a live session on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, where the presenter described their singing as ‘A rather lovely thing...like two halves of one voice’.

 

16th January - The Shackleton Trio


The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material. Accompanying herself on the fiddle, Georgia writes and performs 'wordy songs about other people’, instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from her native East Anglia.

Georgia’s skills as a singer and instrumentalist have been put to the test in numerous different contexts, and this trio sees her teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, and concert halls and folk clubs across the UK.

A new act for St Neots and one to watch for the future!