JT Update 20150515

Hello everyone,

Hopefully no need for a “Take Two” version this time. Just reminding you of some of the recent changes/additions followed by the full listings:

Redditch folk club has moved “house” to The Holly Bush in Alcester and will now be entitled “Alcester & Redditch Folk Club. Meets 1st and 3rd SATURDAY of the month.

New Celtic session at The Fleece Inn Bretforton every 3rd Wednesday of the month (details will be listed in next bulletin – May Part 2)

Both of Frank Jolley’s jam sessions at Pidele House Wyre Piddle have moved to MONDAY nights (2nd & 4th) as of April

The Lamb and Flag fortnightly sessions on Mondays are now a weekly event

The Admiral Rodney session will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary next week (May 20th) – so may be there will be an extra big “full house” for that night. There will be a separate notice going out about it too.

Have news of a new session that has started at The Lamb Inn, Stoke Prior, Leominster HR6 0NB – next session 15th May. 8-00pm start. Full details to follow shortly.

This Saturday at The Kings Head Tenbury – Red Mad Dog

 

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
  Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
May 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 31st)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday 19th May The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday 19th May Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
3rd Wednesday 20th May The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rdWednesday 20th May The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (1) ** WR11 7JE
3rd Thursday 21st May The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
3rd Friday 15th May The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday 25th May Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday 26th May The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday 27th May Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
4th Thursday 28th May The Holly Bush, Alcester *** B49 5QX
4th Saturday 23rd May Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB
Last Friday 29th May The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) WR6 2NX
Last Sunday 31st May The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

** NEW tunes & song session started March 2015. Includes some Welsh tradition as well.

*** Phil Knowles’ session returns to The Holly Bush (Pub under new management)

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
May 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Wednesday 13th & 27th May The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Wednesday 6th & 20th May The Crown Inn, Colwall (2/4) WR13 6QP
Thursday 14th & 28th May The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Thursday 7th & 14th May Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) HR2 OLT
SATURDAY 2nd & 18th May Alcester & Redditch FC, The Holly Bush, Alcester ** B49 5QX
Sunday 3rd & 17th May The Galton Arms, Himbleton WR9 7LQ

** NEW venue starting April – address 37 Henley Street, Alcester 8-00pm to 11-00pm sharp

 

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
May 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 4, 11, 18, 25 May Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1)** WR1 1JL
Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 May The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 May The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Thursday 7, 14, 21, 28 May The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (2) WR11 7EJ
Friday 1,8,15,22,29 May Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT

 

**Lamb & Flag sessions now running every Monday as of May 2015

 

Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

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Celtic Fiddle Festival Ludlow

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Email: selina@ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk
Website: http://www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/event.php?id=2577
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Event Name: Celtic Fiddle Festival
Event Description: Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Celtic Fiddle Festival stars features: Kevin Burke, a giant of Irish music; renowned fiddler Christian Lemaître (Kornog) from Brittany, France; and sensational young Quebecois musician André Brunet (De Temps Antan, La Bottine Souriante).

The group celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. In concert each artist plays a solo set, showcasing their individual musical styles and traditions, followed by a collaborative set featuring all four musicians. Together, they play with such relentless precision and fire that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers, leaving the audience with a memorable musical experience.
Event Location: Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, SY8 1AZ
Event Time: 8- PM
Event Date: 2015-05-21

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JT Update 20150415

Herewith the Clubs and Sessions lists for second half of April. Some new and resurrected sessions to take note of :

Return of Phil Knowles’ session to The Holly Bush Alcester – fourth Thursday each month

New Celtic session at The Fleece Bretforton – third Wednesday each month

Redditch Folk Club now homed at The Holly Bush Alcester – first and third Saturday each month.

 

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
 
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
April 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 30th)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday 21st April The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday 21st April Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
3rd Wednesday 15th April The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rd Wednesday 15th April The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (1) ** WR11 7JE
3rd Thursday 16th April The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
3rd Friday 17th April The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday 27th April Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday 28th April The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday 29th April Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
4th Thursday 23rd April The Holly Bush, Alcester *** B49 5QX
4th Saturday 25th April Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB
Last Friday 24th April The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) WR6 2NX
Last Sunday 26th April The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

** NEW tunes & song session started March 2015. Includes some Welsh tradition as well.

*** Phil Knowles’ session returns to The Holly Bush (Pub under new management)

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
April 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 6th & 20th  April Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 1st, 15th & 29th  April The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Wednesday 8th & 22nd April The Crown Inn, Colwall (2/4) WR13 6QP
Thursday 2nd, 16th & 30th  April The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Thursday 2nd & 16th April Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) HR2 OLT
SATURDAY 4th & 18th April Redditch FC, The Holly Bush, Alcester ** B49 5QX
Sunday 5th & 19th April The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ

 

** NEW venue starting April – address 37 Henley Street, Alcester 8-00pm to 11-00pm sharp

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
April 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 April The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 1, 8,15, 22, 29 April The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Thursday 2, 8, 16, 23, 30 The Fleece Inn, Bretforton WR11 7JE
Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 April Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT
Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

Pub : 01886 821375 Website : www.admiral-rodney.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke Organiser : Hamish West : sessions(at)the-wests.com
The Fox & Hounds Bredon

 

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Red Moon Road in Concert

red moon roadRed Moon Road in Concert at Bodenham Village Hall – HR1 3LB

7.30 pm 18th April 2015

Enquiries: Dennis Jackson on 01568 797404 or dennisjackson647@btinternet.com

Red Moon Road is a trio of diverse and compelling Canadian musicians, who create songs of rich, descriptive lyricism and sparkling harmonies. Equally talented as storytellers and musicians, their show is filled with humour, tales of the Canadian lakes and wilderness.

From ballads of lost love to foot-stomping barn burners, Red Moon Road are a band not to be missed. This is their first tour of the UK and their only date in Herefordshire. They are supported on this tour by Arts Alive, which is a guarantee of quality.

TICKETS: £8 in advance
Hear them at: redmoonroad.com

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Somers Folk Club Diary March to June 2015

Somers Folk Club Diary

Somers Traditional Folk Club

Every Friday, at:

The Alma Tavern
4 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7HT.
Members £1.50, visitors £2, 1st-time visitors free.

Download Diary 2015 Mar-Jun

MARCH 2015

Fri Mar 20 Singers’ Night featuring Eleanor Simmons Expect American, English, and Welsh songs from this Ohio-born Malvern resident

Fri Mar 27 Singers’ Night

APRIL 2015

Fri Apr 03 Singers’ Night, with Choruses to start

Tu Apr 07 Somers lunch club (a purely social gathering, not a musical event)

Fri Apr 10 Singers’ Night – Guest MC Jim Preston

Fri Apr 17 Singers’ Night

Sat Apr 18, the Members’ Concert. Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, supported by Bill Pullen (details have been sent to Members) Members only, and free for Members who are regulars! Strictly advance ticket booking only

Fri Apr 24 Singers’ Night

MAY 2015

Fri May 01 Singers’ Night, with Choruses to start

Tu May 05 Somers lunch club (a purely social gathering)

Fri May 08, 15, 22, 29 Singers’ Nights

JUNE 2015

Tu Jun 02 Somers lunch club (a purely social gathering)

Fri Jun 05 Singers’ Night, with Choruses to start

Fri Jun 12, Singers’ Night featuring Bill & Sue Smith: a delightful variety of mainly traditional songs, sung in harmony or accompanied on various instruments, is assured.

Fri Jun 19, Singers’ Night theme Historic Anniversaries: Waterloo, Agincourt, etc!

ADVANCE NOTICE: Sat Oct 3, Members’ Harvest Supper

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Dan Walsh Concert

dan walshBromyard Sessions are delighted to present Dan Walsh in concert at the Falcon Mews in Bromyard. Dan is a talented musician and entertainer who is recognised as the best young 5-string banjo player in the UK. As well as being an amazing banjo player he is a fine singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Date: Saturday 28th March 2015 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Venue: Falcon Hotel, Broad Street, Bromyard HR7 4BT

Tickets are £10 each and are now available from reception at the Falcon. Alternatively you can buy online with total security at Eventbrite.

There’s lots of great info about Dan on his website at DanWalshBanjo.co.uk including videos and sound samples.

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Bill Caddick in Cheltenham

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Broom Bezzums – Folk In The Foyer

broom bezzumsThe latest “Folk In The Foyer” event at Bromyard’s Conquest Theatre returns to a more traditional style of Folk Music with the award-winning, powerful live acoustic duo comprising the talents and striking stage presence of Andrew Cadie and Mark Bloomer, known as:  Broom Bezzums.
They will be appearing from 7.30 pm on Saturday 28th February 2015.
Broom Bezzums are now based in Germany and have twice won the “Folk” category at the German Rock and Pop Prize, but they regularly cross the channel and have made steady inroads into their native land.
Mike Harding announced on his radio show that Broom Bezzums is one of his favourite bands, adding “I love everything they do” and Steve Knightley called them “Just about the best young duo on the circuit”.
Based on Anglo-Celtic traditions, Broom Bezzums’ music is flavoured by Andrew’s Northumbrian homeland and the formidable rock heritage of Mark’s Black Country roots.
Andrew’s Northumbrian pipes are the most obvious local reference, while his fiddle playing is heavily influenced by neighbouring Scottish styles. Mark, a seasoned drummer, learned to play the guitar and mandola in his years as a stalwart of the Cork session scene.
Live, the rhythmical element is expanded on more dynamic numbers with guitar-slapping, tambourine-stamping and a pulsating foot drum.
For more information and samples of their music go to www.broombezzums.com.
You can book in advance at www.conquest-theatre.co.uk, or phone the theatre Box Office on 01885 488575 or buy tickets on the door on Saturday evening from 7pm.
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JT Update 20150201

Latest sessions update from John Taylor:

Here are the lists for clubs and session covering the first two weeks of February. Please note the following:

1.Black Hill Tune Clubs starts it’s new sequence of 1st & 3rd Thursday each month as of this month.

2.See note added to the Railway Inn Malvern Wells session (first Saturday).

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015 : Part 1 (1st to 14th)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
1st Monday 2nd February The Pickled Plum Pershore (4) WR10 1EQ
1st Tuesday 3rd February The Cardinals Hat Friar St Worcester (1 : 2) WR1 2NA
1st Tuesday 3rd February The Rose and Crown, Feckenham (4) B96 6HS
2nd Tuesday 9th February The Farriers Arms, Fish St Worcester (4) WR1 2HN
1st Wednesday 4th February The Talbot Knightwick (2 : 4) WR6 5PH
Wednesday 10th February The Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke(2) WR8 9JQ
2nd Wednesday 10th February Malvern Storytellers, GMH Malvern WR14 2HN
2nd Wednesday 10th February Com Centre Wick Pershore (4) WR10 3NZ
1st Thursday 5th February Folk at The Haywain, Hellens House Much Marcle (2) HR8 2LY
1st Friday 6th February The Camp Inn  Grimley (2 : 4) WR2 6LX
1st Friday 6th February The Unicorn, Corve St Ludlow (2 : 4) SY8 1DU
1st Saturday 7th February The Railway, Malvern Wells (4) ** WR14 4PA
2nd Saturday 14th February Rushwick FC, Village Hall Rushwick (2) WR2 5TA
2nd Sunday 8th February The Moonshine Jam Session at Pidele House, Wyre Piddle (3) WR10 2JB

 ** Always check with venue that session is running (tel : 01684 578859

 

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 9th & 23rd February Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 4th & 18th February The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Thursday 5th & 19th February The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Thursday 5th & 19th February Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) HR2 OLT
Friday 6th & 20th February Redditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2) B96 6AA
Sunday 1st & 15th February The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ
Sunday 8th & 22nd February The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

 

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 3,10, 17,24 February The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 4,11, 18, 25 The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Friday 6, 13, 20, 27 February Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT

 

 

Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green Pub : 01886 821375 Website : www.admiral-rodney.co.uk

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JT Update 20150112

Sessions and club listing for second half of January herewith. Please not alterations to the following entry :

The Black Hill Tune Club now runs fortnightly on 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 1-30pm. The next meeting is Thurs 15th January and will be an all day event starting at 11-30 am. Finish time around 4-00pm. Guest fiddler for the day is Meurig Williams who helps in running Clera (the Traditional Welsh Music Society).

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
January 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 31st)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday 20th January The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday 20th January Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
Wednesday 14th January The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke (2) WR8 9JQ
3rd Wednesday 21st January The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rd Thursday 15th January The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
Thursday 15th January Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) ** HR2 OLT
3rd Friday 16th January The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday 26th January Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday 27th January The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday 28th January Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
4th Saturday 24th January Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB
Last Friday 31st January The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) WR6 2NX

** All day event for 15 Jan only 11-30am to 4-00pm. First of twice monthly meetings.

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 12th & 26th January Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 7th & 21st January The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Thursday 8th & 22nd January The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Friday 2nd & 16th January Redditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2) B96 6AA
Sunday 4th & 18th January The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ
Sunday 11th & 25th January The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH
Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 6,13, 20, 27 January The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 January The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Friday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 January Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT
Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

Pub : 01886 821375 Website : www.admiral-rodney.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke Organiser : Hamish West : sessions(at)the-wests.com
The Fox & Hounds Bredon Organiser : Tony Gibbons : tonyjgibbons(at)btinternet.com
The Black Hill Tune Club Organiser : Judy Mabe : judy.mabe(at)gmail.com
Redditch FC Organiser : Dave James  :dave.james8(at)gmail.com
The Falcon Bromyard

Hotel : 01885 483034 Website : www.falconhotelbromyard.co.uk

Organiser : Tony Burt : tony(at)netsecrets.co.uk

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