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5th March - Harbottle & Jonas

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and always accompanied with a great story. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobra. They have developed a unique and original signature sound, that is unmistakably Harbottle and Jonas.

They have received plaudits from folk icons including Seth & Geoff Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Lankum, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have 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.

Supported: Martin Carthy, Seth Lakeman, Declan Sinnott, Ruarri Joseph, Mark Chadwick and Maz O Connor. 'Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements 9/10' - Americana UK 'Damn Fine' - Mike Harding ‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing 'Definitely one of the best folk act I've heard in a long while' - Music News 'I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle and Jonas' - Folkwords

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

2nd April - Will Finn & Rosie Calvert

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert are a folk- and traditionally-inspired musical duo from the North East of England. Their debut album, ‘Beneath This Place’ was released in 2018.

New to the Club and well worth seeing this talented duo with vocals guitar and keyboard.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

26th March- Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

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

£3.00 entry for all.

16th April - The Moon and You

At its core, The Moon and You is a charismatic husband-and-wife team. Melissa Hyman plays cello, Ryan Furstenberg plays guitar and banjo, and both sing in “voices that sound like they were made for one another” (Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah). But whatever you might assume based on their gorgeous vocal blend and heartfelt lyrics, this ain’t your basic folk duo. With a rotating cast of talented friends to add unexpected instrumentation to their lineup, The Moon and You never plays the same show twice. This ever-evolving, expandable and collapsible model leaves the band constantly reinventing itself in ways both surprising and satisfying.

Currently calling Asheville, NC home, Furstenberg and Hyman mix up a fresh blend of influences from very different backgrounds. Melissa grew up in the NYC area studying classical cello. Her dad is a professional violinist and formal music instructor, her mom a fan of 60s folk who loves to host a good old fashioned sing-along. Ryan was born and raised among the Eastern NC tobacco fields, learning classic country and 70s rock on harmonica and then guitar. His rich country baritone and easy Southern style bring an undeniable Americana flavor to the table.

Together, the two form a sound that is warm and inviting, atmospheric and playful. Each is a well developed songwriter with a distinctive voice, and their songs range in style from classic to quirky. Lyrics-driven and intellectual with a keen ear for arrangement, they make music perfectly suited to a listening room or a pair of good headphones.

Live on stage they are 100% themselves: funny, charming and slightly odd; communing with their audiences, warts and all. Performances evoke joyful eruptions of laughter, occasional tears, and moments of breathless awe.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

ST NEOTS 37TH FOLK FESTIVAL - 2019

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

7th 8th & 9th JUNE 2019 - guests already booked!!!

Full details on Festival page

12th February - 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. Mairi is a viola player, singer and songwriter whose music has a rooted and powerful quality.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

17th December - Christmas Party night!

Seasonal music and songs with delicious refreshments and charity raffle!

Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

£3.00 entry for all.

7th May - The Frank Burkitt Band

 

12th March - Richard Digance

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.

Join Richard for a celebration of his 52 years of songs and stories that led to a BAFTA Nomination and The British Academy of Composers Gold Award. 31 albums, music for Bill Bryson’s audio book and over 3 million YouTube views prove it was a successful journey.

Tickets: £10.00 Members £12.00 Non-members

NOW SOLD OUT - SORRY!

21st May - Will Pound

9th April - Showcase Night with Tim Brooks and Elizabeth & Jameson

Tim Brooks: 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. Tim's songwriting credits include "The Devil in York" and "So Far From Home", both of which have been performed and recorded by several other artists, not least by Jim Mageean and the late, great, Johnny Collins. Tim accompanies himself on fiddle, guitar and occasional other instruments. His playing style is firmly rooted in dance, influenced not only from his early days of playing in Puddleduck, the Rose and Shamrock Ceilidh Band, Happenstance, Gizmo, Herga Morrismen and the Haddenham Hoofers, but also more recently for Tappalachian, step dancer Kerry Fletcher, and his latest ceilidh band 'Threadneedle'. Tim also teaches fiddle, and has developed a workshop targeted at beginners and improvers in folk fiddle entitled "The Zen of fiddle playing (why didn't anyone tell me that before)", which was well received at the Orwell Bluegrass festival and at the Chippenham and Cleckheaton Folk Festivals.

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.
Playing all over the UK with Said the Maiden, Hannah’s influences are very much planted within traditional folk roots. This is in stark contrast to Griff's recent musical history, having penned a string of quirky rock/pop anthems for Fred's House. Together, Elizabeth & Jameson arguably offers the best of both backgrounds; this is simplistic, classic song writing at its best - a stripped back, harmony-driven sound with guitar, violin and exquisite vocals.

Having already opened up for the likes of Scott Matthews, Bob Fox, Richard Digance, John Kirkpatrick, Jon Allen and Daoirí Farrell, the duo are also busy touring folk and acoustic clubs and venues across the length and breadth of the country.

Admission: £6.00 & £8.00

29th April - Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

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

£3.00 entry for all.

23rd April - Luke Jackson

 

14th May - 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.

Admission: £3.00 performers £5.00 audience

19th 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!!! SORRY NOW FUULY BOOKED - next date 14th May

Order of play is sorted on the night.

Admission: £3.00 performers £5.00 audience

19th February - 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
Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

26th February - Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

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

£3.00 entry for all.