Friday 4 Dec RORY MCLEOD with John Forrester £10.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Ex-circus clown and fire eater, a one man soul band, poet and
storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories, a modern
travelling troubadour, it’s virtually impossible to even begin to
describe him in a few words.
Friday 18 Dec PETER KNIGHT'S GIGSPANNER £12.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 The music Gigspanner produces confounds any attempt to label it,
and it is that intriguing, indefinable ingredient that continues to
inspire audiences of all leanings. As a trio they have successfully
amalgamated the diverse sum of their parts, and have honed and
polished a brand that is uniquely theirs.
Friday 15 Jan KIMMIE RHODES with Allan Richardson £12.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes, a native Texan who calls Austin
home, is one of the most consistently excellent singer songwriters
ever to hail from that great state, not only as a talented writer and
performer of her own songs but also as a terrific interpreter of
other peoples work.
Friday 22 Jan HATFUL OF RAIN with Hope In High Water £10.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 A British folk/American roots band, with strong influences from both
sides of the Atlantic, Hatful Of Rain combine powerful song-writing
with musical virtuosity and a strong traditional feel. This is a band
that is going from strength to strength.
Friday 5 Feb LAU with Jess Morgan £18.50
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Combining towering technical skill with fluidity and an enviable
emotional warmth, the trio of accordionist Martin Green, guitarist Kris
Drever and violinist Aidan O'Rourke effortlessly bridge the seemingly
diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and
electronica. This is perhaps the best live band in the country.
Friday 19 Feb STICK IN THE WHEEL with Ian Roland £10.00
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 Stick In The Wheel's sound is a raw, fresh take on English Folk music,
with their now-trademark abrasive delivery of both original and
traditional tracks. the most relevant and vital band in the UK right
now, it’s not about genres or labels anymore, it’s about standing up
and being counted.
Friday 4 Mar HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 with Camine £10.00
Hannah Sanders is fast building a reputation as one of the most
exciting singers of folk song around. She has a stunning voice of
unaffected beauty, with a range, elasticity and purity so rarely
encountered in the modern folk landscape.
Friday 18 Mar SIMON STANLEY WARD
Bar at 6.30, doors 7.30 with Red, Green & Blue £10.00
An old-school country singer at heart, his performance brings in
elements of rockabilly, soul and folk, to provide a potent blend that
rattles along with a sound and vigour that recalls Dylan and The
Band going full tilt in 1965. Music which can pull at your heart strings
yet leave you upbeat and tapping your foot all the way home!