March at the Woodman; whereas previous months have been very male orientated this month is definitely female dominated.
Firstly we have Driftwood on the 2nd of March. They came to the club last in 2010 but they now have a new lead singer, Emma. The rest of the band are Nick on Bass, Ali on Keyboards, Guitar and Mandolin, Dave on Guitar, Reuben on Trombone and Percussion and Rhiannon on Flute and Piccolo. Itís going to be a crowded stage and a storming night!
The following week on 9th itís the inimitable Flossie Malavialle. What a superb evening we had with her the last time! Flossie for those who werenít there is a French singer now resident in the North East of England. She has a wide-ranging repertoire including Allan Taylor's "Roll on the day", Kieran Halpin's "Making up the miles", but also Edith Piaf's eternal favourites "No regrets", "La vie en rose". She also brings her own special brand of humour. Donít miss this evening.
Kirsty McGee is here on the 16th. Kirsty is a favourite and has been to the club on a regular basis since 2003 to my knowledge. She has her own meaningful and haunting songs that always well received.
Itís Singersí Night on the 23rd. Donít forget to bring your shakers.
Then as a finale to March, on the 30th, we have the wonderful Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby. As Nick Evans said in 2003, ďCathryn is a wonderful singer with a sweet but powerful voice, and an excellent songwriter, especially in collaboration with Brian, a versatile guitarist and master of his instrument.Ē Look forward to a full house.
Watch this space or see the website for April artists.
Finally, as you probably know by now weíve lost Pat Hall. Pat, a constant companion and mentor to Sue and a stalwart of the local folk scene, set up the Lighthouse Folk Club with Sue. She was an inspiration to us all and will be sadly missed. Pat's funeral will be held on Monday 27th February 12:20pm at Gornal Wood Cemetery & Crematorium, Chase Road, Gornal Wood, Dudley DY3 2RL and afterwards at the Labour Club, Hawes Lane, Rowley Regis.