1. Horsham Folk Club and Ukuleles - Jan /
Date: 27 January 2012 14:56:36 GMT
Subject: Horsham Folk Club and Ukuleles
The Open Floor Night this Sunday will begin at 8.00 pm as usual but it will
be preceded by another Ukulele owners support group meeting at 7.30,
like last week which was unexpectedly successful. Perhaps it is not such
a silly little instrument after all. And do stay on for the club night
Sunday 29th January Open Floor
Come along to hear and
contribute to the usual floor spots (songs, tunes, poems, recitations or
silly dances). These informal evenings are an opportunity to try out
your new stuff and are far more fun than rehearsal and almost as cheap.
Admission £2 (members £1) under 21s Free.
Sunday 5 February Wholehearted
A name they certainly
live up to both in style and attitude. John Bartlett and Peter Luscombe have
been singing together under various guises for many years. Both write
strong harmonic vocal material and recently John was prevailed upon to
publish his songs in a book entitled 'Patterns in the Sand'. If
there is a high note to be found, then Peter is the master of 'the lost
chord!'. A fine singer who provides much of the top harmony.
Originally from the West Country he brings with him a love of the sea,
and an appreciation of rural life! Pete also sings with 'The Portsmouth Shanty
Admission £5 (members £3) under 21s Free.
Sunday 12 February Song and Dance
Songs, tunes and poems
from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band.
Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone
can work their way through the dances with enjoyment
Sunday 19 February Nigel Bagge & Eddie Armer
Bagge and Armer play
an eclectic mix of the ‘blues and beyond’, featuring the sensitive soulful
guitar (acoustic, slide & electric) and smoky passionate vocals of Nigel
Bagge and the melodic harmonica wizardry (and mandolin) of Eddie Armer.
Drawing on a wealth of experience their music displays many roots – from
classic blues through soulful ballads with a hint of country to swinging
rhythm and blues including songs from the likes of Robert Johnson, Blind
Willie McTell, B B King, and Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Keb, Mo all played with
feeling and empathy.
Nigel has toured Europe appearing at many Blues Festivals with Chicago Blues
Diva Angela Brown. He works non-stop in the UK, both with his own band and as
part of other line-ups including appearances with such legendary blues heroes
as Chris Farlowe, Peter Green and Miller Anderson.
Eddie Armer, frontman with The Lonnigans, was chosen by Carlo Little (‘The
Rolling Stones original drummer) to take the place of the late Cyril Davies
on harmonica, when he reformed the Allstars with surviving original members.
Recording credits include Pete Seeger, Odetta, the late Long John Baldry,
Jeff Beck and Ronnie Wood.
Bagge & Armer have appeared at festivals including Brecon Jazz,
Barnstaple Fringe, Beer Rhythm & Blues, Banbury Blues, and venues
including the legendary Ram Folk Club, Amberley Folk Club, Brookes Blues Bar,
Basingstoke Blues Club and the New Crawdaddy Club.
Admission £5; (members
Sunday 26th Februajry
Everyone is welcome to
perform songs, tunes and readings in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The club
has its own bar and plenty of free parking.
The evening includes a feature spot from The Pickled Lilies.
Admission £2 (members
£1) under 21s Free.
Date: 26 January 2012 13:53:51 GMT
Subject: Simon Hopper News – Gigs and more
Simon Hopper Trio
Annual Fans' Gig
Sundridge Park Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club Lawn Close, off Garden
Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 3NA
020 8464 9106
Entry free with collection
British Rail to Sundridge Park or Bromley South / Buses 261, 314
As for gigs in general, I’m currently working on two short tours, one to
Germany in July and one to the north of England in September.
In Germany I’ll be playing in duo form with Andee for a few gigs, then Leigh
will be joining us for the last weekend. The UK tour will be duo only.