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22/6/19 Benny Graham
Benny Graham served his musical apprenticeship in the folksong clubs of North East England.
Clubs like Birtley, run by the Elliott family, and Newcastle Folksong and Ballad (which featured among it’s regulars the High Level Ranters and Lou Killen) were at the forefront of the British folk revival. There was no better place in the late 60’s for a young singer to develop a love of the vast musical culture of the North East which takes in rural songs, Tyneside Music Hall and the music which grew from the heavy industries of coal, steel and ship building.
20/7/19 Dom Prag.
Dom’s music knits together British and European folk tradition with classical guitar.Mining songs, poems set to music (Keats, Larkin), compositions influenced by Schubert and Shostakovich, bluesy riffs and raw vocals. His own songs start as poems and then undergo a transition into songs as the music is composed. This year setting poems to music as part of Ferry Tales. The work was showcased in spring and summer 2017. (Wimborne Folk Festival)
31st August NO CLUB, AUTUMN BENDER
21/9/19 Guest, STEVE TURNER
Steve Turner 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, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
19/10/19 Guest Ruth and Sadie Price
16/11/19 LETS CELEBRATE GRAEME MILES
An evening of Graeme Miles songs, if you don’t know any, join in with the choruses