Newsletter - March 2015

03 Mar 2015

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.