Newsletter - Nov 2016

31 Oct 2016

Hi Folks,
Crikey!! What happened to October….oh, there it was, gone!!
In the blink of an eye November is upon us and once again we have a superb line up of guests for our delectation and delight – a heady mixture of new acts and return visits the club and so we kick off with……..
…….Friday 4th is 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! 
On Friday the 11th we are delighted to welcome back for their second of what I predict will be many Woodman appearances, the delightful Winter Wilson. Kip Winter & Dave Wilson have been delighting club and festival audiences for some time now with their masterful renditions of beautiful songs, beautifully sung. Stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with a weird, off-the-wall humour all of their own. They had a triumphant night with us in June of last year and we are delighted to welcome them back
Then on the 18th we are delighted to present Mad Jocks & Englishmen….no, sadly not even the Woodman can manage to bring you an evening with Noël Coward, however we CAN present this versatile and talented trio of ‘well-established’ West Midland based folkies who, whilst they have possibly appeared at the club before back in the mists of time, it’s certainly not been in this decade, or for that matter, this century!!

M J & E are legendary around the folk clubs and festivals of Olde England having been recording and performing for over 40 years, so they know a thing or two about putting on a good show. The three original members that form the band are George Gallagher (vocals and guitar), Nick Weston (banjo) and Andy Brownlie (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and the music, though folk based, is now much more eclectic and the typical Jocks set will incorporate bluegrass, folk, contemporary, and a generous smattering of comedy. You won’t need the sunscreen!
Finally on the 25th we are hosting, for the first time, Granny’s Attic and if you haven’t seen them at some point this year….you need to get out more! They’ve been everywhere this summer and my goodness how they’ve come on even since last year. A local band – originally from Worcestershire (although now more widespread) comprising Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne on melodeon, concertina & vocals, George Sansome on guitar & vocals and Lewis Wood on fiddle, mandolin, & vocals they have taken the club and festival scene by storm.
Expect some trad, some self-penned, big hair, talent oozing from every pore and a night you will remember for a long time. With artistes like these the future of folk is in good hands!
And finally……..get ready folks…..the Woodman Panto beckons….be afraid, be very afraid……for it promises to be just as crap as ever!!

Cheers m'dears,