Stan Graham Stan travelled over from York to give us a lovely evening of songs that he had written himself or learnt from others. He shared amusing anecdotes and kept us entertained with some great sing-a-long songs. He knows how to entice the audience into joining in! Thank you for a lovely evening Stan.
Stan continues to perform regularly at The Black Swan Folk Club in York, as an MC and performer, often supporting guest artists.
Sam Martin Sam gave us a lovely evening full of maritime songs and songs with historical stories. She accompanied herself on keyboards and kept us entertained with anecdotes and explanations of the songs. Thank you Sam, for a lovely evening of musical folk entertainment.
Benny Graham Benny Graham started his folk career in the North East of England in clubs such as Birtley and the Newcastle Folksong and Ballad club. Here he developed a love of the musical culture of the North East covering rural songs, Tyneside Music Hall and the music that was drawn from the heavy industries of coal, steel and and ship building. Benny worked as a solo performer, then formed a three-part harmony band, Pegleg Ferret, and toured the UK and continent. He has worked as a singer and songwriter in schools and theatre companies, creating new drama and song.
Benny performs traditional song at concerts, clubs, ceilidhs, schools, festivals and private functions. We enjoyed his performance on the 3rd July 2018. Information and photo taken from www.bennygraham.com
Rachel Dawick - 8th May 2018 Rachel is both a folk singer and a story teller. She writes: "Writing a song for me is about creating a new character and becoming part of their brief journey. To see them standing in front of me, visualise their walk, their mannerisms, hear their voice, and understand their story is to feel ready to begin to write their song." This proved to be very true when she visited the Bridlington Folk Club in May. She brought her characters alive, and the sung the song of their life and their character. She has completed extensive research about real people taken from history, and the places they lived. A fascinating evening, presenting story, folk song and theatrical song to entertain us.
Gordon Tyrrall - 27th March 2018 Gordon Tyrrall travelled from West Yorkshire to visit us in March, and presented an interesting and enjoyable evening of music and songs. Some of his songs were inspired by his travels in Japan. He also played favourites such as Ca' The Yows, words by Robbie Burns. His instruments are guitar and flute, and at our folk night he played complex reels on his beautiful wooden flute for us to enjoy. He currently plays with the band Roisin Ban.
The Miles Roses A thoroughly enjoyable evening was held on November 7th, at The Telegraph, when The Miles Roses played at a guest night and entertained the folk club with their songs and musical accompaniment.
They have a musical interest in both British folk and the transatlantic connections to new country and Americana. They played original songs with harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle. Look them up on www.themileroses.weebly.com
Jeff Warner An enjoyable evening was held with Jeff Warner from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA on Tuesday 12th September. He played Banjo, Spoons and entertained the audience with his Jig Man! His repertoire included songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connecting the audience with the everyday lives–and artistry–of 19th century Americans. A great evening!
Scold's Bridle Bridlington Folk Club thoroughly enjoyed an evening with Scold's Bridle on Tuesday 4th July, with Sue Bousfield and Liz Moore singing a mixture of traditional songs, songs local to Fleetwood in Lancashire, and songs written by contemporary songwriters in a traditional manner. Excellent harmonies and delicate guitar accompaniment kept us entertained.
Scold's Bridle did not receive their name for no reason! (They said it, well, Sue did!) Plenty of anecdotes, an excellent joke or two, and a lovely ambient welcome into their world of music and song. Thank you Sue and Liz for a lovely evening.
From their website www.scoldsbridle.co.uk "Sue Bousfield and Liz Moore have been playing music together as Scolds Bridle for more than 40 years. Their considerable talents combine to create entertainment at its highest level. Superb harmonies, dynamic presentation, quality performance and refreshingly different. Scolds Bridle are a breath of fresh air."
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