What's On

NETTLEBED FOLK CLUB

THE VILLAGE CLUB HIGH ST NETTLEBED nr. HENLEY OXON RG9 5DD

www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk

MONDAYS 8 - 11pm

Patron: Phil Beer. Residents: Kith & Kin, Bruce Gomersall and Jackie Oates.


April

9 & 10

FEAST OF FIDDLES - Both nights sold out.



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KRIS DREVER - The vocalist & guitarist from Lau and 2017 BBC Folk Singer of the Year and he won Best Original Track too - need we say more apart from utterly stunning!



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AIDAN O'ROURKE & KIT DOWNES - A new duo that brings together two of the UK's foremost artists, multi award winning Scottish fiddler/composer Aidan O'Rourke (Lau / Kan / Blazin Fiddles) and Mercury Music Prize nominated, BBC Award Winning harmonium and piano player, Kit Downes.



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JACKIE OATES - NEW ALBUM LAUNCH - Our own resident performer is launching "The Joy of Living" with a whole host of musicians including John Spiers, Megan Henwood, Jack Rutter & TV's Matt Allwright on pedal guitar!!!


May

14

ÍMAR - Already hailed as a supergroup, this Celtic quintet is Glasgow's hottest new folk property and they have also just won 2 Awards including The Horizon Award at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Belfast. With the potency of The Bothy Band their debut video went well and truly viral with 300,000 viewings! With a line-up featuring members of Mānran, RURA, Barrule & Talisk's Moshen Amani plus awards including the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles this is a must see band!



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FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Get your tickets before they all sell out!


June

4

JIM MORAY - Singer/Guitarist Jim Moray is at the forefront of the new movement in English traditional music. His multi-award-winning debut album changed the sound of folk song & his latest album 'Upcetera' was nominated for 'Best Album' at the 2017 BBC Folk Awards. Expect Jim's unmistakable soulful and yearning voice, singing old songs in a new way.



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CHRIS & KELLIE WHILE - The world class vocals of Chris While from St Agnes Fountain & the uncannily similar quality of daughter, Kellie, combine for this special evening. As a duo it's easy to lose sight of who is who, even if they have their own distinctive style & sound.



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GRANNY'S ATTIC - Granny's Attic are a fantastic young folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. They are all exceptional musicians and fine singers. They perform a range of English, Irish and Scottish material as well as their own compositions. They were nominated at the BBC Awards in 2014 & Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne has been nominated for the Horizon Award at this year's BBC Awards. They have been heralded for their lively performances and selection of songs accompanied by fiddle, melodeon & guitar.



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CHARLIE DORE & MEGAN HENWOOD - These local ladies are two of the UK's most respected singer songwriters. Tonight, multi-award winner Charlie, teams up with Julian Littman of Steeleye Span to share her latest album, Dark Matter. Charlie promises another fast-moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp. Megan is no stranger to Nettlebed and her emerging maturity as a songwriter & performer resonates throughout the songs on her latest album River on which a fascinating soundscape accentuates her consistently tight and skilful writing and singing.


July

2

HEIDI TALBOT & JOHN McCUSKER - Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated performers, Heidi Talbot & John McCusker are joining forces as a duo & this year they celebrate their tenth year as musical partners. Heidi has been nominated for Folk Singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. John is one of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer.



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DOUGIE MacLEAN - For our 43rd Anniversary potentially our biggest show yet! In January this year Dougie performed a full solo concert to a capacity 2,000+ audience in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and had the audience in the palm of his hand. He was awarded an OBE in 2011 which was presented to him by the Queen at Holyrood Palace. Then in 2013 Dougie he gained a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and in August 2014 he was asked to perform his song 'Caledonia' at the closing ceremony to end the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Be a part of this special show & get your tickets while we still have them!



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ELIZA CARTHY & DAVID DELARRE - These two great performers take time out from The Wayward Band to perform this show for us. Eliza has performed many gigs for us before and tonight she teams up with Mawkin's David Delarre for this special night.



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FOLK ON THE ROCKS - Pete Lincoln, lead singer of The Sweet plus Hugh Crabtree & the Feast of Fiddles musicians, including Alan Whetton on sax, are going to show us where 'Baker St' & 'Maggie May' meet the folk scene again! Don't miss our end of season show.


Other advanced dates


Sep 3 - Fara

Sep 10 - Michael McGoldrick Trio

Sep 17 - Daphne's Flight

Sep 24 - The Phil Beer Band

Dec 10 - St Agnes Fountain

Dec 17 - Belshazzar's Feast


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