Programme

Come out and enjoy a good evening’s folk! Lots of variety and a warm welcome awaits.

Each year, the Club closes after the first week in December.

The Club will be back on 6th January in our new venue at Dorking Golf Club (click here for directions).

 

06 January 2016

Entrance £3

SINGERS' NIGHT  

Not just for Singers - open to all acoustic performers (music, song, poems, prose) who would like to take a floor spot and perform a couple of items for the enjoyment of all.

Featured ‘join in’ tune: Shandon Bells in D

 

13 January 2016

Entrance £9

LIZ SIMCOCK

 

Liz has trodden an independent path, growing in reputation as both performer and songwriter. She counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main song-writing role models. For the past few years Liz has worked with the virtuoso backing of Dave Ellis on guitar and Boo Howard on bass. 2015 saw her heading out for a series of solo gigs and in November she toured with Clive Gregson. In his review of her fourth album ‘Friday Night Train Home’ Tim Carroll at Folk Words said ‘The sheer simplicity and precise poise of this album takes you right to the heart of her song-writing’.

www.lizsimcock.com

 

 

20 January 2016

Entrance £3

SINGERS' NIGHT  

Not just for Singers - open to all acoustic performers (music, song, poems, prose) who would like to take a floor spot and perform a couple of items for the enjoyment of all.

Featured ‘join in’ tune: The Ton in G

 

27 January 2016

Entrance £9

THE CARRIVICK SISTERS

 

Q Magazine says 'Formidable multi-instrumental skills and songwriting'. Twins Laura and Charlotte Carrivick play their own mix of bluegrass, British folk and other kinds of acoustic music, performing their original songs and instrumentals alongside a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history. They turned professional when they left school in 2007 and have built a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances, with tight vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. These award-winning sisters have released five CDs and toured extensively throughout the UK, performing at festivals in Europe and Canada.

www.thecarrivicksisters.co.uk

 

 

03 February 2016

Entrance £3

SINGERS' NIGHT  

Not just for Singers - open to all acoustic performers (music, song, poems, prose) who would like to take a floor spot and perform a couple of items for the enjoyment of all.

Featured ‘join in’ tune: Foul Weather Call in D

 

10 February 2016

Entrance £9

MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ

 

In his late teens, Martyn headed off with his guitar to Australia, where he worked on a sheep station in South Australia. There he became captivated by the old songs sung by some of the station hands and felt a need to know more. He headed for Melbourne, becoming part of the folk song revival during the early 1960s.   Back to England in 1967, he met up with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who asked Martyn to be part of his album ‘Leviathan’ and Martyn soon started recording for Bill Leader’s Topic label and touring extensively worldwide.

In the early 1970s Martyn started the ‘Maypoles to Mistletoe’ concerts which portray the seasons of the year through song, music, dance and verse. He instigated the well-known Song Links project as well as collaborating with Shirley Collins on a production called ‘Down the Lawson Track’, featuring stories and poems of the Australian Poet of the People, Henry Lawson.   Martyn’s CD ‘Jackeroo’ portrays his life so far through songs both old and new.

www.martynwyndhamread.com

 

 

17 February 2016

Entrance £9

EDDIE WALKER

 

One of the leading singer/guitar pickers, Eddie now does just a few gigs each year and is back with us by popular member requests. North-East England born and bred, Eddie’s passion for his music shines from his captivating performances and his encyclopaedic knowledge - great old blues, rags, hillbilly country, British and American Folk, and original songs and guitar instrumentals as well as great classics.   His guitar licks are amazing, and he always has an interesting story to entertain us.

http://www.folkmusic.net/eddiewalker

 

 

24 February 2016

Entrance £9

ALLAN TAYLOR

 

Allan Taylor is one of the troubadours who came through the revolutionary 1960s and carved out his career as a solo singer-songwriter. He became part of the vibrant folk music of London, playing all the major folk clubs of the time and then to Greenwich Village, New York, playing legendary clubs there. Embracing the issues and emotions of his time, he used those experiences as the basis of his songs; his albums were released world-wide. By the mid-seventies he returned to Europe to live and started on the second part of his career, having established his modus operandi – collecting the stories behind his songs in bars and cafes throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Allan is considered to be one of the music scene’s great guitarists, creating during his stage performance a distinctive rich and mellow sound, and with a voice that speaks of a life-time of travel he can make each song a vignette of life, like a story told over a drink in a bar. His songs have an integrity that tell you they come from something real, where characters come to life as people you know and places become as familiar as if you had been there. When this happens, you know it’s an Allan Taylor concert.

www.allantaylor.com

 

 

02 March 2016

Entrance £3

SINGERS' NIGHT  

Not just for Singers - open to all acoustic performers (music, song, poems, prose) who would like to take a floor spot and perform a couple of items for the enjoyment of all.

Featured ‘join in’ tune: Bonny Kate in G

 

09 March 2016

Entrance £9

Showcase Evening featuring JIM McLEAN and THE RUSTY ROVERS

 

Featuring firstly Jim McLean www.acousticvillage.co.uk when Jim plays guitar to accompany his mix of traditional numbers, self-penned songs and those of his favourite artists.

The second part of the evening showcases 5-piece group Rusty Rovers www.lemonrock.com/therustyrovers who play traditional music from around the British Isles on a variety of instruments as well as singing lots of well-known Irish songs.

 

 

 

16 March 2016

Entrance £3

SINGERS' NIGHT  

Not just for Singers - open to all acoustic performers (music, song, poems, prose) who would like to take a floor spot and perform a couple of items for the enjoyment of all.

Featured ‘join in’ tune: Planxty Irwin in G

 

23 March 2016

Entrance £3

SINGERS' NIGHT  

Not just for Singers - open to all acoustic performers (music, song, poems, prose) who would like to take a floor spot and perform a couple of items for the enjoyment of all.

Featured ‘join in’ tune: Church Street in G

 

30 March 2016

Entrance £9

STEVE TURNER

 

Steve Turner comes from a musical family and began his career at the end of the 1960s as a member of the Geordie band Canny Fettle. Through the 1980s, he toured as a solo performer in the UK and abroad. He has stretched the boundaries of traditional form, using his wonderful voice to pioneer sophisticated song accompaniments to his playing of the English concertina. He is a multi-instrumentalist, also playing cittern, mandolin and banjo. He went on to build a stringed instrument business, internationally known, before making a welcome return to performing in 2005.

www.steve-turner.co.uk

 

 

 

More great acts to come: guest artists already booked for later in 2016 are listed below, so note your diaries now and keep checking this website for further details and updates . . .

06 April 2016

 

Alistair Anderson

 

 

  

27 April 2016

 

Dave Ellis and Boo Howard

 

 

 

11 May 2016

 

Jeff Warner

 

 

 

08 June 2016

 

WheresSpotBand

 

 

 

15 Jun 2016

 

Pete Coe

 

 

 

14 Sep 2016

 

Dana & Sue Robinson

 

 

 

28 Sep 2016

 

Brian Peters

 

 

 

05 Oct 2016

 

Colum Sands

 

 

 

12 Oct 2016

 

Tania Opeland and Mike Freeman

 

 

 

26 Oct 2016

 

Mrs Ackroyd’s Trio

 

 

 

16 Nov 2016

 

Jody Kruskal

 

 

 

 

Important Information

Notice: Dorking Folk Club gives no warranty that artists named in the Programme or any publicity will perform at any particular time, or at all, and reserve the right to present alternative performers and re-programme events where unforeseen circumstances prevail. However, every effort will be made to carry out the programme as advertised.

 

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Dorking Golf Club
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info@dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

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