We are pleased to announce a new list of dates in 2023. Our 1st event of the year is a Singers Night on Sunday 15th January.
From February we will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.
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 January 15th Singers Night
Sunday February 5th Singers Night
Chris has been playing guitar and banjo and other acoustic instruments, for 50+ years. He is an award-winning Bluegrass musician on both sides of the Atlantic and is “A bit of an entertainer!” His wife, Wendy provides rock solid rhythm on double bass and they perform classic bluegrass tracks such as Duelling Banjos, (Deliverance); Man of Constant Sorrow, (Oh Brother Where Art Thou); Country/Folk/Singer songwriter material, covers from the 1960’s, in-fact any songs and instrumentals that work with acoustic guitar/banjo and bass. A multi-instrumentalist rated as the UK’s “best bluegrass guitarist” and as playing “truly world class lead guitar www.chrismoretonmusic.com
The new trio of Wynford Jones, Laurence Eddy and Geoff Cripps has musical connections and roots which stretch back into the last century and, in particular, their involvement with the folk rock band The Chartists.The Chartists disbanded in 1991 and Wynford, Laurence and Geoff went on their own musical journeys – 2022 saw them reunited as Lauford Cripps with a list of songs, old and new, delivered with that same musicality and panache! www.lauford.co.uk
Sunday March 19th Singers Night
Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. Her debut release Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal”, her second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews and multiple awards, including LCM Album of the Year, and her latest studio release Earthly Delights was named “one of the year’s finest albums” by Folk Radio UK. Daria has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, sharing stories and songs that are deeply personal but feel universal and timeless. Every performance is an “emotional, compelling and uplifiting experience”, leaving the audiences “completely spellbound”. Born in Russia but based in the UK for the last 15 years, she fearlessly explores her heritage and turbulent family history in Ingushetia (North Caucasus) with songs that “aren’t just sung, but lived”.
Sunday April 16th Singers Night
The Lost Trades are a vocal harmony trio with a cool Laurel Canyon vibe. Three Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) were brought together by a mutual love of modern folk and roots music, and joined forces in late 2019 for a three part harmony, modern folk adventure.
A global pandemic meant their debut tour in 2020 was cut short and the three retreated to their songwriting rooms and studio in an effort to condense the initial excitement into an album they could tour once the world opened up again. The resulting de but album was “The Bird, The Book & The Barrel” which was released in June 2021 and spent many months in the Official Folk Albums Chart. The trio will be releasing and touring the follow up album in Spring 2023. A live performance involves easy interchanging of instruments, with each of the three playing guitar, bass and percussion at different points. There’s always a fun intimacy to the show, with the three engaging in comfortable repartee with each other and the audience like a group of old friends.www.thelosttrades.com/
Sunday May 21st Singers Night
Sunday June 4th JohnnyCoppin
Johnny’s effortless vocals have graced the folk-scene since the emergence of Decameron in the early 1970s. An experienced solo performer, he is a talented songwriter and a fine interpretative singer.Johnny has recorded over fourteen albums
There’ll be songs from the new album, and from Gloucestershire and beyond. Playing guitar and piano, his songs are always melodic and evocative. Johnny has performed at many festivals, and venues large and small. He has also performed tributes to the writer Laurie Lee and for over twenty years he presented an Acoustic Music programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire and 3 other stations across the West.
Sunday June 18th Singers Night