From: Sheila Miller [sheilamiller55_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 22 May 2018 14:18

Subject: Cellar Upstairs folk club: programme for June to October 2018


Dear members, regulars and others

Here's a reminder of what's coming up at the Cellar in the next few weeks, plus information about the club's guests in September and October. We meet in the upstairs room of the Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X 8JR (on the corner of Wren Street; 020 7278 4732), on Saturdays, starting at 8.15pm. 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.

No tickets are needed for any of these nights: you just pay on the door for all of them. Floor-performers are always welcome.

Please let me know if you no longer want to receive these mail-outs, and I'll take you off the list.

All the best



26 May: closed (spring bank holiday)

2 June: Jez Lowe (champion songwriter from County Durham, with guitar; his songs include Coal Town Days, The Bergen, Last of the Widows, The Pitmen Poets, Galloways, Big Meeting Day and The Wrong Bus)

9 June: Anne Lamb + Carol Anderson (brilliant and much-admired Scottish fiddler shares the evening with masterly singer from Tyneside, performing traditional and other songs)


Then closed until 8 September


8 Sept: Leon Rosselson (great songwriter, many of whose songs have been sung and recorded by other artists - The World Turned Upside Down (about the Diggers), Across the Hills, Song of the Olive Tree, Palaces of Gold, Don't Get Married, Girls, Bringing the News from Nowhere and many others.

15 September**: Kevin Burke (famous Irish fiddler - one of the great musicians - a former member of various top bands, eg the Bothy Band and Patrick Street) (NB: venue to be decided - this evening may not be held at the Calthorpe Arms, for reasons of space)

22 September: Rosie Hood (popular young singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice, singing mainly traditional English songs; she was a BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2016)

29 September: Hector Christie and Chris Edwards (traditional and other songs, many Scottish, from powerful Scots singer and Welsh-Cumbrian multi-instrumentalist)

6 October: Jim Woodland and Mike Bettison (two of the Fabulous Salami Brothers are re-united to perform funny songs, serious songs and political songs)

13 October: Will Finn & Rosie Calvert (dynamic, up-and-coming young duo from the heart of Newcastle - half of the Teacups, who have taken the folk scene, especially the festival circuit, by storm - playing traditional songs and music with contemporary flair; piano, steel pan and close-knit harmony singing)

20 October: the Norfolk Broads (female four-piece ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair and dastardly boyfriends; they deliver their repertoire of traditional stories with a very contemporary verve and energy, using old songs to fuel new takes on the lives of women both past and present)

27 October: Damien Barber and Mike Wilson (excellent, powerful singing and entertaining chat from Norfolk-born singer and concertina player and the youngest of the famous Wilson family from Tees-side)



ENTRANCE: Members: ?6, non-members: ?8, 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, Katrina Rublowska, Amanda MacLean

INFORMATION: 020 7281 7700;

PUB): 020 7278 4732