From: Roger Jones [roger_at_jones71_dot_myzen_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 30 May 2012 08:55
Subject: DARTFORD FOLK CLUB UPDATE
DARTFORD FOLK CLUB UPDATE
BBC Radio 2 Folk Club of the Year 2008 – check out the following link:
Dartford Folk Club meets on Tuesday from 8.30 to 11.00 p.m. at Dartford Working Men’s Club Ltd., 40 Essex Road, Dartford DA1 2AU.
* Floor Singers Welcome – ring Pam or Alan on 01322 222553.
* Drinks at club prices, including up to 15 real ales! Draught ciders, coffee & tea also available.
JUNE 5TH – DAVE ELLIS & BOO HOWARD
Dave Ellis & Boo Howard have become firm favourites at Dartford Folk Club over the years, with Dave’s intricate guitar work and Boo's mellow vocals combining in a song-writing style all their own. Dave first made a name for himself as a leading folk guitarist in the early 1970’s. He plays 6-string and 12-string guitars and a 5-string banjo to a standard that few can match. Boo plays guitar and bass guitar.
JUNE 12TH – ALLAN TAYLOR
For over 40 years Allan Taylor has been the consummate performer, with his attractively dark and mellow voice, accompanied by his intricately detailed yet full-sounding guitar playing. Allan’s songs are drawn from a lifetime of travelling, always the observer passing through, and have been recorded by more than 100 other artistes. As he says at the start of his concerts: “sit back and enjoy the journey”.
JUNE 19TH – DAN WALSH & WILL POUND
Will Pound (harmonica) and Dan Walsh (Clawhammer banjo) are two of the most exciting young musicians on the scene. Will’s superb breath control and Dan’s lightning virtuosity enable them to produce a unique sound. They encompass an array of musical genres including traditional folk, blues, bluegrass, funk and even Middle Eastern music, performing stunning instrumentals interspersed with fine vocals. We think they have a bright future ahead of them – come and see what you think!
JUNE 26TH – CARA LUFT (CANADA)
Cara Luft, formerly of the award-winning Wailin’ Jennys, is a singer songwriter from a family of folk musicians. She is a powerfully elegant guitarist and also plays clawhammer banjo and mandolin. Her songs are a blend of social commentary, imagination and musical intensity. In performance she balances pathos with joy, telling hilarious stories between songs.
COMING UP IN JULY
July 3rd – Gigspanner (http://www.gigspanner.com/)
July 17th – Hunter Muskett (http://www.huntermuskett.com/)
July 24th – Spider John Koerner & Chip Taylor Smith (USA) (http://www.mwt.net/~koerner/)
July 31st – Paul Downes (http://www.pauldownes.com/)
For more information on the club (including directions on how to get there) and listings of guest performers past, present and future, please visit our website at http://www.DartfordFolk.org.uk/.
Enquiries concerning the club are generally best addressed to Pam or Alan on 01322 222553 or by email at pam_at_collsp_dot_plus_dot_com.