Reviews 2016

Woodman Folk Club - Reviews


Chris Page 20 May 2016

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YES!, ......Another lovely night's entertainment, maybe not folk but nevertheless a very enjoyable night out with folk we like to be with.

The evening got off to a good start with our own husband and wife duo VELVET GREEN who treated us to a couple of numbers with Sue's silky voice supported by hubby Paul on his guitar.

The second act of the night was from DICK WOODHOUSE, Dick treated us to a number from Jake Thackaray " jumble sale" then, especially for me as requested a couple of weeks earlier a folk song accompanied by Dick on Concertina, this for me (self indulgence I know) was just magical traditional folk.

The second half began with our own singer song writer and regular M.C. Bryn Phillips, fresh from Clent Parish hall concert, supporting Scottish folk celebrity Isla St.Clare, Bryn treated us to two self penned numbers, "Man on the Run" followed by "Feel so sad"; he also made the unfair comment that we, the audience, were just not singing the chorus to this song sadly enough, shame on you!

LANDERMASON, for those members who attended the club to see this duo, you already know just how entertaining they were. For those of you who were unable to attend then all we can say is that "we're SORRY" you have missed a real treat.

How do we put a duo like LANDERMASON into a musical category? They don't fall into a Folk, Jazz, Blues or Pop or any other mainstream group I can think of, so I guess I will just have to say they are truly first class musicians and excellent entertainers.

One half of the duo "Fiona Mason" is a multi instrumentalist of considerable talent, she played whistles, recorder, sax, clarinet and also a wonderful Roland synthesizer.

The duo's other half "Paul Lander" who plays wonderful guitar in a very understated manner then along with his and Fiona's vocals, they together create a lovely harmony.

We were treated to a variety of self penned songs and instrumental numbers including,...I'll be back soon,...Shoemaker,...Robin Hood Tree,..Flood of 1771,...Angel of the North, then finally one of Fiona's favorites, In the wee small hours.

We hope this isn't the last we see of them.