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’ KEY1234
Irish/Scottish trad tunesMixed TraditionalCountry/Americana/otherAnything goes
 
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
April 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 30th)
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
3rd Tuesday21st AprilThe Bell Inn, Pensax (4)WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday21st AprilBlues at The Cellar Bar WorcesterWR1 1EE
3rd Wednesday15th AprilThe Admiral Rodney (4)WR6 6PL
3rd Wednesday15th AprilThe Fleece Inn, Bretforton (1) **WR11 7JE
3rd Thursday16th AprilThe Kings Head, TenburyWR15 8EG
3rd Friday17th AprilThe Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4)DY13 0RY
4th Monday27th AprilPidele House Wyre Piddle (4)WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday28th AprilThe Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4)WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday29th AprilOpen Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4)WR10 2JB
4th Thursday23rd AprilThe Holly Bush, Alcester ***B49 5QX
4th Saturday25th AprilFolk at The Fold (2)WR6 5JB
Last Friday24th AprilThe Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4)WR6 2NX
Last Sunday26th AprilThe 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
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
Monday6th & 20th  AprilLamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1)WR1 1JL
Wednesday1st, 15th & 29th  AprilThe Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2)WR6 5AX
Wednesday8th & 22nd AprilThe Crown Inn, Colwall (2/4)WR13 6QP
Thursday2nd, 16th & 30th  AprilThe Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1)WR14 3EQ
Thursday2nd & 16th AprilBlack Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2)HR2 OLT
SATURDAY4th & 18th AprilRedditch FC, The Holly Bush, Alcester **B49 5QX
Sunday5th & 19th AprilThe 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
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
Tuesday7, 14, 21, 28 AprilThe Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4)HR7 4BT
Wednesday1, 8,15, 22, 29 AprilThe Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4)HR8 1DL
Thursday2, 8, 16, 23, 30The Fleece Inn, BretfortonWR11 7JE
Friday3, 10, 17, 24 AprilSomers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2)WR3 7HT
Venue & Organiser Contact Details
VenueContact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

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

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

The Kings Head TenburyOrganiser : 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 StokeOrganiser : 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’ KEY1234
Irish/Scottish trad tunesMixed TraditionalCountry/Americana/otherAnything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015 : Part 1 (1st to 14th)
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
1st Monday2nd FebruaryThe Pickled Plum Pershore (4)WR10 1EQ
1st Tuesday3rd FebruaryThe Cardinals Hat Friar St Worcester (1 : 2)WR1 2NA
1st Tuesday3rd FebruaryThe Rose and Crown, Feckenham (4)B96 6HS
2nd Tuesday9th FebruaryThe Farriers Arms, Fish St Worcester (4)WR1 2HN
1st Wednesday4th FebruaryThe Talbot Knightwick (2 : 4)WR6 5PH
Wednesday10th FebruaryThe Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke(2)WR8 9JQ
2nd Wednesday10th FebruaryMalvern Storytellers, GMH MalvernWR14 2HN
2nd Wednesday10th FebruaryCom Centre Wick Pershore (4)WR10 3NZ
1st Thursday5th FebruaryFolk at The Haywain, Hellens House Much Marcle (2)HR8 2LY
1st Friday6th FebruaryThe Camp Inn  Grimley (2 : 4)WR2 6LX
1st Friday6th FebruaryThe Unicorn, Corve St Ludlow (2 : 4)SY8 1DU
1st Saturday7th FebruaryThe Railway, Malvern Wells (4) **WR14 4PA
2nd Saturday14th FebruaryRushwick FC, Village Hall Rushwick (2)WR2 5TA
2nd Sunday8th FebruaryThe 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
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
Monday9th & 23rd FebruaryLamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1)WR1 1JL
Wednesday4th & 18th FebruaryThe Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2)WR6 5AX
Thursday5th & 19th FebruaryThe Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1)WR14 3EQ
Thursday5th & 19th FebruaryBlack Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2)HR2 OLT
Friday6th & 20th FebruaryRedditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2)B96 6AA
Sunday1st & 15th FebruaryThe Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) **WR9 7LQ
Sunday8th & 22nd FebruaryThe Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2)B60 4BH

 

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
February 2015
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
Tuesday3,10, 17,24 FebruaryThe Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4)HR7 4BT
Wednesday4,11, 18, 25The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4)HR8 1DL
Friday6, 13, 20, 27 FebruarySomers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2)WR3 7HT

 

 

Venue & Organiser Contact Details
VenueContact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

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

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

The Kings Head TenburyOrganiser : 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 GreenPub : 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’ KEY1234
Irish/Scottish trad tunesMixed TraditionalCountry/Americana/otherAnything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
January 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 31st)
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
3rd Tuesday20th JanuaryThe Bell Inn, Pensax (4)WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday20th JanuaryBlues at The Cellar Bar WorcesterWR1 1EE
Wednesday14th JanuaryThe Rose & Crown Severn Stoke (2)WR8 9JQ
3rd Wednesday21st JanuaryThe Admiral Rodney (4)WR6 6PL
3rd Thursday15th JanuaryThe Kings Head, TenburyWR15 8EG
Thursday15th JanuaryBlack Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) **HR2 OLT
3rd Friday16th JanuaryThe Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4)DY13 0RY
4th Monday26th JanuaryPidele House Wyre Piddle (4)WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday27th JanuaryThe Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4)WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday28th JanuaryOpen Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4)WR10 2JB
4th Saturday24th JanuaryFolk at The Fold (2)WR6 5JB
Last Friday31st JanuaryThe 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
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
Monday12th & 26th JanuaryLamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1)WR1 1JL
Wednesday7th & 21st JanuaryThe Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2)WR6 5AX
Thursday8th & 22nd JanuaryThe Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1)WR14 3EQ
Friday2nd & 16th JanuaryRedditch FC, The White Lion Astwood Bank (2)B96 6AA
Sunday4th & 18th JanuaryThe Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) **WR9 7LQ
Sunday11th & 25th JanuaryThe Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2)B60 4BH
Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
December 2014
DayDateWhere/WhatPostcode
Tuesday6,13, 20, 27 JanuaryThe Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4)HR7 4BT
Wednesday7, 14, 21, 28 JanuaryThe Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4)HR8 1DL
Friday2, 9, 16, 23, 30 JanuarySomers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2)WR3 7HT
Venue & Organiser Contact Details
VenueContact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

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

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

The Kings Head TenburyOrganiser : 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 StokeOrganiser : Hamish West : sessions(at)the-wests.com
The Fox & Hounds BredonOrganiser : Tony Gibbons : tonyjgibbons(at)btinternet.com
The Black Hill Tune ClubOrganiser : Judy Mabe : judy.mabe(at)gmail.com
Redditch FCOrganiser : 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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Black Hill Tune Club

There is an update on The Black Hill Tune Club listing to take note of :
1. No meeting on January 1st
2. Club now runs FORTNIGHTLY on 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 1-30pm
3. 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).
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Steve Knightley In Cookley

This has been forwarded to me:

To help raise money for the school, I am hosting one of Steve’s “Grow Your Own” Gigs at Cookley Sebright School, Cookley, Worcestershire, DY10 3TA on 21st January 2015.  Tickets cost £16 and can be purchased from me at gigtickets2015@gmail.com
Doors open at 19.00 and gig starts at 19.30.
I should be very grateful if you could help spread the word; the more the merrier! And the bigger the crowd, the more money we can raise for the school.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries and many thanks in advance for your help. It should be a great night!

Regards,
Becky Fox
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