Hi Folkers, once again we have an exciting , varied and highly
entertaining month in store for you down at the club so keep your Friday
evenings free, gather up your percussion bits’n bobs and come and join us at the
marina for the following shows……..
We open the month on Friday 6th with the welcome return of The Gren Bartley
Band. Gren and the crew entertained us splendidly on their last visit 18 months
or so ago and we’ve every reason to expect the same tonight. Gren is an
excellent guitarist and accomplished singer/songwriter so expect an evening of
mainly self-penned songs. He will be ably backed by the band, all old friends of
the club and local folks to boot so its lovely to have them back with us.
Friday 13th (oo-err!!) will not be at all unlucky this year – quite the reverse
as we have the incredibly gifted Dan Walsh back with us. Dan is the banjo
maestro who mesmerized the club audience just about two years ago. If you were
there you’ll surely be back but if Dan is a new name to you, his skill on the
banjo (a much maligned instrument, if I may say so), just has to be seen to be
believed. With an excellent easy vocal style as well this will surely be a night
not to be missed.
Then on the 20th we are hosting the welcome return of Mr. Clive Carroll. Clive
has been an almost annual visitor to the club over the past few years and this
will in fact be his twelfth appearance with us – so he must be doing something
right!! Clive is simply an astounding musician, there is no other word for it.
His virtuosity on the guitar needs to be seen to be appreciated to the full. He
has won numerous awards for his playing and performs extensively all over the
world. Naturally his most important annual gig is with us at the marina, so it
would be rude not to come and appreciate it!
Finally on the 27th we will be joined by Nick Dow and although he’s a new name
to the club, Nick has been a professional musician since the mid seventies and
has many LP’s to his credit. His career began in South London where he was a
regular at The Bird in Hand folk song club, in Forest Hill. Nick is an all round
professional folk singer and folklorist. He has returned to the Folk Scene after
a long absence during which he spent several years building up his business of
sign writing and building and restoring gypsy wagons. Apparently he’s not
dissimilar to Nic Jones in style......interesting hmm?
And that’s another month gone!! Time certainly flies when you’re enjoying
yourself and with a guest list like this one you can’t fail to have a great
time. See you next month.