The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club
Every Tuesday Night at 8.00pm
The Royal British Legion
FULL TIME STUDENTS ENTRY CONCESSION
Hoy Contact: Tony Prior : email@example.com 07805 641797
Jack Forbes has been a leading light of the Southend folk scene for more years than he cares to remember and has written many songs and shanties some of which (Rolling Down The River, Day-trip to Southend-on Sea) have become folk standards. Jack is versatile a cappella singer but also plays whistle, harmonica, concertina and occasionally guitar, he is often accompanied by members of the Slow Loris Band. This evening Jack will be singing songs from his folk theatre production 'Down the Hill to the Old Town' before taking the show to the Harwich International Shanty Festival in October.
Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. Their collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn. Their debut album ‘Wing of Evening' was released on 4th September 2015 and will doubtless be available on the night, it features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song, and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship should make this an evening to remember.
An opportunity for anybody to give it a try at performing along with some local established performers with a friendly encouraging audience and good beer, sometimes these nights prove very popular so it’s best to arrive as early as possible to ensure our M.C. can reserve you a spot for couple of numbers.
As a child Mike learnt songs from the few remaining singers in his area in the North Tyne Valley and won many Border Ballad competitions, at one time his parents ran a hill farm, which had earlier been run by Kathryn’s mother’s parents;
leaving school in the 50s he worked for the Forestry Commission before joining the Horse Guards then worked in the education sector while studying at university. In 1995 he released his solo CD ‘Warksburn’; he sings on the Northumbrian compilation album ‘From Sewingshields to Glendale’ and has recorded a radio series on Border Ballads, both his father and grandfather were singers and musicians.
Kathryn’s first visit to the club was many years ago as an accomplished musician, now she is the most celebrated virtuoso player of Northumbrian pipes in the world and we are privileged to welcome her back to the club with her father touring a few chosen clubs from her early career. It is recommended to arrive early to get a seat, not to be missed, WOW!
Steve Turner comes from a family of concertina players and singers and began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, playing and touring as a member of Geordie band Canny Fettle, then nationally and internationally throughout the 80s as a solo professional performer, recording his first four solo albums with Fellside Records, he is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, mandolin and banjo. A good night for traditionalists.
A bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span’s erstwhile legendary fiddle player. But, Gigspanner’s musical reach flirts audaciously with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences, transporting audiences on a “blistering pace of a musical world tour” (Phil Widdows, Folkcast). It is appropriate then that author Terry Pratchett wrote that “Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow” Peter’s musicianship is further enhanced by the playing of Roger Flack on guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on congas and djembe (West African goblet drum)
Singers’ Session at The Billet (MC Jack
Singers’ Session at The Billet (MC Jack)
Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis (£7)
Tom Lewis (£6)
North Sea Gas (£7)
Tom McConville & Leonard Brown (£8)
May 10th Kieran Goss (£8)
Dick Miles (£5)
Booking a Floor Spot at The Hoy
Programme Subject to Change
On the first Wednesday of each month The Hoy hosts a Singers'
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