From: Roger Jones [roger_at_jones71_dot_myzen_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 01 November 2017 09:11
Subject: DARTFORD FOLK CLUB UPDATE
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_dot_
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.
7TH - MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ with Iris Bishop
Martyn, who will be performing with Iris Bishop (Concertinas & Accordion), has been a stalwart of the folk scene since the 1970's. Most of his music comes from Australia, where he lived in the 1960's (working on a South Australian sheep station) and has since re-visited many times. He is an engaging performer with a fine voice, combining songs, recitations, stories and anecdotes of outback life.
14TH - GIGSPANNER
Led by Steeleye Span's legendary fiddle player Peter Knight, the trio Gigspanner have been critically acclaimed for both their live playing and recordings since first coming together in 2008. Peter's virtuosity is ably matched by the sensitive and flawless playing of Roger Flack (guitar) and Vincent Salzfaas (percussion). Together their music is wide ranging, drawing from a variety of cultural influences as well as traditional folk and their improvisation gives a freshness and immediacy to their act.
21ST - NINEBARROW
Ninebarrow is an award-winning folk duo, who have been impressing audiences with their breath-taking vocal harmonies and musicianship. Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere have an innovative take on the folk tradition, delivering both well-crafted original songs and a wide-range of traditional songs reworked in their own distinctive way. They have supported the likes Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman and Show of Hands and in 2017 were nominated for the BBC Radio 2 ?Horizon' Award.
28TH - KEITH DONNELLY
Keith's performances have a tendency to lean towards the original, the off-the-wall, and the out of the ordinary. He describes himself as: a "teller of short tall tales and long short stories", a "surreal snigger-songwriter, guitar-hero and performance-artist", a "stand-up comic and fall-down comedian" and an "all-round good egg" (and much more besides!). It should be an entertaining evening - come and see for yourself!
COMING UP IN DECEMBER
December 5th - Archie Fisher (http://www.scottish-folk-music.com/bands-singers-pages/singer-archie-fisher.htm)
December 19th - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (Edgelarks) (http://www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk/)
December 26th - Club Closed - Happy Christmas!