From: Roger Jones [roger_at_jones71_dot_myzen_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 21 December 2016 11:46
Subject: DARTFORD FOLK CLUB UPDATE
The FESTIVE SEASON is fast approaching and we wish you a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR from all at Dartford Folk Club. Please note that on the 27th there will be no guest, but we will be running an open mic evening.
For 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.
For enquiries concerning the club please contact Marj or Rob on 01322 277218 or by email at hawleymkm_at_aol_dot_com.
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 Marj or Rob on 01322 277218.
* Bar includes up to 15 real ales! Draught ciders, coffee & tea also available.
JANUARY 3RD ? RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE
Dave Arthur (banjo/guitar/melodeon/percussion/vocals), Pete Cooper (fiddles/vocals) and Dan Stewart (guitar/banjo) explore the interwoven worlds of traditional British and Appalachian music. Morris dances flow into their Old Timey counterparts and 18th century British ballads reappear as Appalachian Mountain songs. Expect a joyous, foot-tapping and, at times, sensitive and moving experience.
JANUARY 10TH ? VICKI SWANN & JONNY DYER
Vicki and Jonny have built a reputation as one of the best young duos on the folk scene today. They may also be remembered as two-thirds of the band Serious Kitchen. Vicki is a superb musician who plays the Swedish nyckelharpa, Scottish smallpipes and flute. Jonny is a brilliantly inventive guitarist. Most of their repertoire is written by Jonny, but very much in a traditional style. It ranges from driving, up-tempo tunes to soulful airs, with sensitively sung songs for variety.
JANUARY 17TH ? 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.
JANUARY 24TH ? JOHN PEARSON
John Pearson continues in the tradition of the early country blues players who are his inspiration. He has worked with many of the leading British and American exponents of this music and has appeared regularly at International Festivals and on national radio and TV. John has frequently performed at Dartford and other Kentish venues and his will be a welcome return.
JANUARY 31ST ? CHURCHFITTERS
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. Originally from East Anglia, but now based in Brittany, Rosie Short, her brother Chris and Boris Lebret are highly acclaimed virtuoso musicians playing a wide range of instruments, including homemade ones such as a scrap metal bass. Expect foot-stomping fast fiddle, funk-rock banjo and traditional melodies all intermixed with exquisite harmonies and their own original songs. This will be a high-energy show that?s not to be missed!
February 7th ? Clive Carroll (http://clivecarroll.co.uk/index.html)
February 14th ? Lee Collinson (http://jacey-bedford.com/leecollinson.html)
February 21st ? Barber & Taylor (http://www.barber-taylor.co.uk/)
February 28th ? Tannahill Weavers (http://tannahillweavers.com/)