From: Sheila Miller [sheilamiller55_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 23 November 2016 13:04

Subject: Cellar Upstairs folk club: programme for January to June 2017 - NB: ONLY ONE VENUE


Here is the programme for the Cellar Upstairs from this Saturday to June 2017. There is good news: our evenings are no longer divided between two venues: all our nights will now be held in the Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X 8JR (on the corner of Wren Street; 020 7278 4732). King's Cross, Russell Square and Chancery Lane tube stations are about 10 minutes' walk away, and various buses go down (and up) Gray's Inn Road. 

On Saturdays, I leave a message on my answerphone giving information about the club - who's on, the pub's address, times, prices, etc.

No tickets are needed for any of these nights: people just pay on the door for all of them. As always, floor-singers are welcome.

I hope we'll see you at the club in the not too distant future.

All the best



26 Nov: DONAL MAGUIRE (virtuoso singer from County Louth via Rossendale; performs traditional and other Irish songs, some with guitar and other instruments) (C)

3 Dec: ROY BAILEY (popular singer of songs about politics and relationships; great voice) (C)

10 Dec: NEW DEAL STRING BAND (Tom Paley, Joe Locker and Ben Paley - possibly the best old-timey band in the UK; American songs with guitar, banjo and fiddle. Tom, now 88, has played with an astonishing range of performers, from Woody Guthrie to Tom Jones) (C)



7 Jan: ROBIN GILLAN (fine singer, fiddler and banjo player performing old-timey songs) (C) 

14 Jan: COPPER FAMILY (famous singing family from East Sussex with great repertoire and centuries-long history of singing) (C)

21 JAN: JAMES FINDLAY (young West country singer, fiddler and guitarist, previous winner of the BBC Young Folk Awards; mainly traditional songs)

28 JAN: THOMAS MacCARTHY (great Irish Traveller singer with distinctive style and repertoire of songs not often heard, most from his family in County Offaly)

4 FEB: ROBB JOHNSON (popular singer of political and other songs; wrote Rosa's Lovely Daughters, 6B Go Swimming, Red and Green and Going Home and many others)

11 FEB: VICKI SWAN AND JONNY DYER (traditional and other songs and tunes on small-pipes, guitar, nyckelharpa and other instruments from popular young duo)

18 FEB: DAMIEN BARBER AND MIKE WILSON (Norfolk singer and concertina player and the youngest of the famous Wilson family; fine, powerful singing and entertaining chat)

25 FEB: ALICE AND DAVID WYLDE (singer from the Appalachians and her English husband; first-class singing of old-timey and other songs, unaccompanied and with guitar)

4 MAR: FRANKIE ARMSTRONG (much-admired feminist singer; traditional and other songs)

11 MAR: RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE (Pete Cooper, Dave Arthur and Dan Stewart in great old-timey band; traditional American songs on fiddle, banjo and guitar)

18 MAR: MARIANNE McALEER AND MICHAEL SHEEHY (prize-winning Irish singer and excellent accordion player share the night to celebrate St Patrick's Day a day late)

25 MAR: RADIE PEAT (great young Irish singer from popular band Lynched - now Lankum - on a rare solo gig)

1 APR: THE SPIERS FAMILY (Tom, Maggie and Emma, first-class Aberdeenshire singers; Tom was in respected groups the Gaugers and Shepheard, Spiers and Watson)

8 APR: KATE LISSAUER (champion fiddler, singer, banjo player and guitarist, originally from Maryland; traditional American songs from the mountains and elsewhere)

15 & 22 APR: closed for Easter

29 APR: ROSIE STEWART (great, popular singer from Fermanagh with a large repertoire of serious and funny songs)

6 MAY: JOHN KIRKPATRICK (traditional and his own songs and tunes from popular English singer, master of the concertina and accordion)

13 MAY: to be arranged

20 MAY: LONG HILL RAMBLERS (old-timey songs on various instruments from Ben Paley, Tab Hunter, Laura Hockenhull and Dan Edwards) (to be confirmed)

27 MAY closed for bank holiday

3 JUNE: to be arranged

10 JUNE: to be arranged

THEN closed until early September


ENTRANCE: Members: ?6, non-members: ?8 (unwaged ?1 less), except on nights marked *, when it will be ?7 and ?9. Membership: ?4. Information: 020 7281 7700. 

Resident performers: Gail Williams & Jim Younger, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Sue Williams & Frankie Cleeve, Bob Wakeling

PUB phone number (Calthorpe Arms): 020 7278 4732