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Folk Club Diary

Events are free to Club members but please note that all visiting non-members have to sign in at the bar and pay a £1.50 Visitors Fee to the Bolehall Manor Club

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Friday 8th May

Abacus

 

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Hazel and Pete are a Worcestershire-based duo who play and sing American roots music from past and present. Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Irish, Contemporary and Folk music are all part of their repertoire. Have a listen .....

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday 29th May

Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones

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Chris and Cait have been playing music together since they met in 2014. Both proudly from Staffordshire, they bring a mix of traditional and self-penned ballads about place, identity, old and new. Driving guitar and bouzouki accompany haunting whistles and harmonium along with intricate vocal harmonies. Expect to hear songs written for and collected from all around the Midlands and beyond. 2018's Shrewsbury Folk Festival Open Mic winners, the duo have proudly released their debut album "Carry Me Home" in July 2019.

 

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Friday 12th June

Richard Grainger

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Richard Grainger is a ‘Tees-side & Yorkshire’ born Singer & Guitarist living on the North - East Coast of England.His extensive repertoire addresses much of folk-life from the Yorkshire Coast and Moors to industrial Teesside and beyond, both past and present.

There are songs with an industrial and maritime theme, songs of the environment and much more.His northern ‘roots’ show clearly in his writing and in the choice of traditional material he performs.He is a long standing, respected songwriter, guitarist and has been called ‘a remarkable interpreter’ of traditional songs.

Richard has an extensive catalogue of albums, his latest ‘Hard Road To Prospect Hill’ made the FRUK ‘Best Albums of the Year’.He can be heard accompanied by accordion ‘guru’ Chris Parkinson or more often as a solo performer.

 

 

 

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Friday 2nd October

Jake in the Box

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Intrigued and highly amused by the expertly crafted songs of Jake Thackray, Jake in the Box have strived to recreate the original live performances to help preserve the work of this sadly missed troubadour. Delighting audiences wherever they go, from local venues in Derbyshire to now much further afield, a fun and sometimes poignant time will be had by all.

“This fabulously funny duo have been to Flying Donkeys a couple of times, and they were so very well received, we thought we would bring them to Nottingham too.   Perfectly capturing the wry, anarchic humour of Thackray’s songs, these talented musicians are committed to reproducing the authentic Jake Thackray sound with beautiful acoustic guitar from Paul and Ron’s own dry, anarchic take on the songs that made Jake Thackray so popular.  Think Dave Allen meets That’s Life meets Edward the Elephant…”

Tales from Two Cities (Nottingham & Derby Story Telling Club)

 

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All visitors to pay £1.50 Visitors Fee

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Friday 30th October

David Fisher

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David Fisher is now based in Birmingham, where he returned to after spending three and a half years travelling and busking across nearly 50 countries, including every country in the EU. His experiences during this time formed the basis of the 'Busking Beyond Borders' project - an album and a book chronicling these years. The critically-acclaimed album was released in December 2018, receiving comparisons to artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Richard Thompson and Bob Dylan.

His debut album, 'Fire in the Sky', produced by the Grammy-nominated Michael Henry, was released in June 2017. The album received airtime on on BBC WM radio among others.

He has headlined at folk clubs around the country as well as opening for renowned artists such as Jackie Oates. 

David's busking has led to him being featured in the Guardian, BBC News and Indian national television.