Newsletter - September 2014

03 Nov 2014

Well that’s it then! Holidays are over, kids have gone back to school (or rather grand-kids in the case of many of us), only 16 weeks till Christmas (groan) and most importantly of all……….The Woodman Folk Club reopens this Friday, 5th September!!! And what a stonking month we have in store to start off the new season……..

Friday 5th September will be the first one of our legendary Singers’ Nights. Don’t be disappointed, these singers nights are normally over-subscribed so do please contact Debby or Derry on 01384 560462 to ensure you get a floor spot, we have a maximum of 14 slots. Alternatively just come and enjoy the talent on display. A great night is guaranteed! Also it will be membership renewal night: only a fiver and you save a pound on every other night at the club. You know it makes sense!

Friday the 12th brings us Other Roads. This talented trio comprising Pete Abbott, Gregor Borland and Dave Walmisley are one of the premier acts on the folk circuit today. You may remember Dave as one of the members of Risky Business who graced our stage several times before they decided to call it a day some years ago. Based in the UK but they are regularly to be seen touring Europe performing at clubs and festivals. All excellent musicians on a variety of stringed instruments and with voices that blend in delightful harmony, we are in for a rousing night of Celtic inspired music and song.

Then on the 19th we have a welcome return of Woodman club protégé and massive hit at many of this seasons’ festivals, our own Sunjay Brayne. A stunningly skilful blues inspired guitarist who is making a name for himself far and wide. He was last at the club in April last year and it will be a great pleasure to welcome him back.

Finally for this month on the 26th we are hosting the wonderfully talented multi-instrumentalist, Joe Topping. It has been three years almost to the day since Joe was last at the club so his return is long overdue. He is a singer-songwriter who has been described as a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady. He has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style which he employs in many of his original songs and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. Joe has played on stage and in the studio with many legends of the British folk scene including members of Fairport Convention, While and Matthews, Andy Irvine and many more as well as in the bands Elbow Jane and The Rainbow Chasers (with Ashley Hutchings).