Forest Folk Club is back!

We are pleased to announce a new list of dates in 2022, with a slight change of format, as for the time being we will have one event each month, always on a Sunday, but with a more flexible schedule to fit in with guest availability.

Cash only on the door please, £8 for guest nights, £2 for Singers Nights. Doors open at 7.30 for 8pm start.

Please see below for our event list and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!

 

Sunday 22nd May.   Singers Night

 

Sunday 12th June. Skinner and T’witch

Drawing on music-hall and vaudeville traditions, Skinner & T’witch’s show combines comedy and satire with folk, flamenco and theatre-style songs. Skinner & T’witch have released five albums; performed widely around the UK; and recently toured in both Australia and the US.  Website

 

Sunday July 17th. TBC

Sunday Aug 7th. Winter Wilson

Singing out for the underdog in glorious harmony. Original songs packed with punch and emotion that will get beneath your skin, and all delivered with great humour.Pre-Covid, Winter Wilson had completed tours of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and most of Western Europe, in addition to the UK. Their eight studio albums had all received rave reviews, and 2019’s “Live & Unconventional” (recorded on tour with folk-rock icons Fairport Convention and on stage at Cropredy Festival) was no different.”If you need evidence of just how special the duo Winter Wilson is, then Live & Unconventional delivers in abundance.” Steve Caseman, RnR magazine. Website

 

 

Sunday Sept 25th. Pete Morton

Pete Morton began his musical journey after he came across a  Buffy St Marie record. It was from that moment on he decided to become a folk singer. Discovering the songs of the early sixties protest movement, it inspired him to write and take his songs into folk clubs and beyond. For thirty years, Pete has been performing to audiences all over the world. Throughout that time he has been regarded as one the best on the contemporary roots music scene.  His latest album ‘A Golden Thread’ has received rave reviews with eight newly self penned songs, a Pete Seeger classic ‘Oh Had I A Golden Thread’, and versions of the traditional gems, ‘Barbry Allen’ and ‘The Farmers Boy’. Often referred to as an old time troubadour he has a compelling stage presence and approachable style that delivers an unruly mix of  humanism, politics, love, social commentary and humour all wrapping its way around the folk tradition. Website

 

Sunday Oct 16th  Hungrytown

Rebecca and Ken met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly–Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend–who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis–entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums). Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement. Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Rebecca Hall Sings! (2000) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians.They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia. Website