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C o n c e r t s - 2022

For more than 40 years BOB FOX has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song.

Bob’s masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary song combined with an outstanding guitar technique has also earned him countless nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards over the years. 

Bob was invited by John Tams to play the role of the folksinger/storyteller SONG-MAN in The English National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of WAR-HORSE in London’s West End 2011-2013, and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version 2013-2015 and the 10th Anniversary UK tour 2017-2019.

Don’t miss a chance to experience his warm, rich voice, accompanied by a wonderful guitar style that can both drive or embellish his supreme singing. Expect to hear songs of love, joy, work and humour as he performs material from WarHorse, newly written songs from the New Radio Ballad series and old favourites from his many recordings.

Entrance £12

Support by Mary Hassett

June 8th - Bob Fox

June 22nd - Edwina Hayes

The mix of Edwina's warm personality, sweet voice and self-penned songs create her distinctive take on folk-Americana. Although a well-loved northern lass (growing up in Preston and then settling in East Yorkshire), Edwina has also made her mark in Nashville, toured China and Australia and has opened for some impressive names such as Nanci Griffiths and Jools Holland as well as with her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall.

 

Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over twenty million plays on You Tube. She was a founder member The Mile Roses and toured with them for several years. 

The Guardian - 'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter'

Support by Andy Green

Entrance £10

Summer Break

September 7th - Mark Lemaire and Claudia Russell (USA)

We are pleased to be part of the "California Calling' tour with Claudia Russell and Mark Lemaire. Both are established solo artists in their own right, and now Mark’s incredible acoustic guitar and road-tested songs pair perfectly with Claudia’s creative lyrics and her incredible voice.

Mark is known for his unique guitar style: he incorporates masterful fingerpicking, slap-and-tap harmonics, hand percussion, and a delicate touch that goes straight to your heart.

Besides writing evocative songs, Claudia is known for her vocal talent. She is an expressive and versatile singer, as at home on a soulful ballad as a Buddy Holly style romp.  But music is in the ear of the listener. So come along, have a listen and hear for yourself!

Claudia’s dad, Val Rosing, was born in the UK and was the vocalist with the Henry Hall BBC Dance Orchestra. Remember the “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”? When their tear-in-your-eye harmonies kick in, it’s clear Mark and Claudia are greater than the sum of their parts.

Entrance £12

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a duo rooted in the traditions of Scotland's music and song. They are prolific tune and song writers and their shows feature many of these compositions alongside old traditional music with a strong influence from Argyllshire and the West Highlands of Scotland.


"Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are leading lights of the folk/roots movement. Their charm on stage is as effortless and accomplished as their musicianship"


"Traditional and contemporary Celtic music genuinely doesn’t get any better than the work of Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal. Simply put, they are players of astonishing quality, the length of their combined and separate CVs alone would be enough to impress the most jaded of critics."

Entrance £10

 

Photo: Allan MacDonald