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The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club
Home of Contemporary & Traditional Folk Music for 44 years

Every Tuesday Night at 8.00pm

The Royal British Legion
Telephone: 01702 347581
7/9 Northview Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9NG.
Hoy Contact: Tony Prior : anthony.t.prior@gmail.com

2015                                                                         Member's

Jun 16 
Open Night with Terry Hiscock                   £2 - Performers FREE
Our club open nights are proving very popular, often with so many local artists arriving that they are restricted to one number, so arrive early to avoid disappointment but if you show up the MC will always try to give you a chance to perform. Bring your best songs.  Terry Hiscock is a singer and excellent songwriter who has recently been attending our club (Silver Coin has been covered by Derek Brimstone and Archie Fisher) and also an accomplished performer now establishing a following around clubs in the home counties and sometimes joined by other members of his band Hunter Musket.

Jun 23  Bob Fox                                                       £8
A chance to see another gem from the North East, Bob has 40 years’ experience as a singer songwriter, nominated as best folk singer twice for the BBC2 folk awards 2003 & 2004, 19 albums to his name, he has a superior delivery of songs and a confident guitar style. Expect some songs about coal miners and fishermen. When will we start hearing folk songs about the hard life of an internet hacker or game programmers lost loves I wonder? until then it’s mining and trawling!

Jun 26  Leigh Folk Festival Singaround
            The Crooked Billet with Tony Prior - starts 7.30pm           

Jun 27  Hoy Club Stage at Leigh Folk Festival
            Lower Field, Library Gardens, Leigh on Sea 11am - 5.30pm
            Tony Prior, Mick Denny, Emma Ballantyne, Luke Gambling
            Pete Dunhill, Silbury Hill, Dennis Homes, YesterYukes
            Seaflight, Bob's Barbershop Boys, Fiach
            Hoy Shanty Crew, Sing Out Loud, Colette Meury
            Arfur Doo & The Toe Rags, Grand Reunion

Jun 28 
Hoy Showcase at Leigh Folk Festival     
             Billet Wharf, Old Leigh 11am - 6.00 pm
Festival Open Mic Winner,
Pete Dunhill, Terry Hiscox,
             The Hoy Shanty Crew, Fran Morter & Adam Rees,
             Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection, Pete Morton, Mawkin, Galley Beggar

Jun 30  Union Jill 30th June - Union Jill (MC - TBA)
If you haven’t heard York-based Sharon Turner and Helen Winfield then don’t miss this opportunity, a duo of singer songwriters with rich harmony accompanying themselves with guitars, mandola and concertina with an upbeat stage presence, they mix traditional folk instrumentation with a contemporary feel and powerful vocals and of course a bit of stage banter that only two women sharing a stage can deliver.

Jul 7    Adrian Nation                                               £6 
“A superior fingerstyle troubadour” (Guitar and Bass Magazine)” Hard to believe there’s only one man on stage” (Rock Society Magazine) with accolades like that he’s got to be good and over the years we have been booking him Adrian has proved he is a deft hand at writing a good song but is also a great interpreter of other peoples songs. He has worked with Isaac Guillory’s wife Vicky and displays a lot of Isaac’s skill over the fret-board, so if you’re into guitar picking singer songwriters, this will be one you won’t want to miss. 

 Jul 14  TEYR                                                             £6
Forged amongst the hustle and bustle of North London’s folk scene TEYR (3 in the Cornish language) are a trio of highly skilled musicians who showcase the many sounds of the British Isles with roots running from Ireland to to wales to Cornwall. James Gavin (guitar and fiddle), Dominic Henderson (Uilleann pipes and whistles), Tommy Black-Roff (Accordion) thrive on close interplay and pushing the boundaries of acoustic music writing their own songs and tunes along the way. Expect some foot tapping and emotion from those pipes.

 Jul 21  Open Night with Toby & Ciaran Algar         £2 - Performers FREE
Our club open nights are proving very popular, often with so many local artists arriving that they are restricted to one number, so arrive early to avoid disappointment but if you show up the MC will always try to give you a chance to perform. Bring your best songs.  Ciaran Algar and Toby Shaer are both brilliant multi-instrumentalists and will definitely be getting you stamping your feet, Ciaran (with Greg Russell) recently gave a cracking evening at the club so a highly recommended evening.

 Jul 28  Wizz Jones                                                   £8
Wizz has been influencing many of what others consider the greats of guitar players like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, John Renbourn and Bert Jansch but hey, when you’ve been on the road and playing for over 50 years, name dropping doesn’t seem to matter so here goes: - in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin Show with Wizz’s song ‘When I leave Berlin’. “if it wasn’t for Wizz I’d have got a proper job” John Renbourn (RIP).  I know, I know, it’s not good form to name-drop; Richard Thompson told me that. This will be a 'don’t miss it' night for guitar and blues fans.

Aug 4   Isobel & Jim Kimberly                                  £6
Aug 11 Mawkin
Aug 18 Open Night                                                   £2 - Performers FREE
Aug 25 Bob Wood                                                    £5  

Sep 1   Martin McNeil                                               £6
Sep 8   Spikedrivers                                                 £7
Sep 15 Open Night with Jack Forbes                      £2 - Performers FREE
Sep 22 Three Dollar Shoe                                        £7
Sep 29 Richard Grainger                                        

Oct 6    Dovetail Trio                                                £8
Oct 13  Open Night                                               
  £2 - Performers FREE
Oct 20  Mike Tickell & Daughter Kathryn                £8
Oct 27  Steve Turner                                                £6

Nov 3   Gigspanner                                                  £10
Nov 10 Open Night                                               
   £2 - Performers FREE
Nov 17 Calan                                                            £8
Nov 24 Richard Digance                                          £10

Dec 8   Rory McLeod                                               £8
Dec 22 Hoy Xmas Party                                           Free to Members


Booking a Floor Spot

Guest Nights:
On a normal guest night we have several floor-spots who perform between 8.00 and 9.00 pm
Please arrive early and ask to the MC on the night if you want to perform. 

Open Nights:
These often feature a 40 minute spot by a pre-booked guest, sometimes a local semi-professional artiste.
If you would like to be considered for this spot, please contact Tony Prior on 01702 715111 or 
tony@priority.ms .

Subject to Change
These bookings are subject to change, often due to circumstances beyond our control. 
For up to date information call Tony Prior on 01702 715111 or email

Hoy Singers' Club
The Crooked Billet, High Street, Old Leigh

On the first Wednesday of each month The Hoy hosts a Singers' Club 

The sessions are friendly & informal.

They give all those attending the opportunity to try new songs
or even attempt a performance in front of others for the first time.

Encouragement and advice is offered on a friendly basis
from experienced long-term members of The Hoy.


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