18 October 2017

After a very well received debut at Atherstone Folk Club in September 2016, we are pleased to invite back to the club …

The Kevins

the_kevins_1Kevin O’Regan is a talented songwriter, whose original folk songs are guaranteed to have an audience singing; he writes songs of great wit and modern ballads of extraordinary sensitivity. He is an accomplished guitarist and pianist and a seasoned performer. His irrepressible wit enlivens any show.

Kevin Ward is a superb five string fretless bass player who makes it an instrument in its own right. His use of chords and harmonics brings real colour and texture to the sound and he also occasionally sings!

The repertoire is a varied mixture of reflective, comic and up-tempo songs all with great choruses.

The Kevins have been featured on BBC Radio Oxford and Horton Radio.


Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

pete_mcparland_150Pete McParland

Pete performs regularly, and with acclaim, at numerous folk clubs in the Midlands.  Songs from the 60s and 70s are his forte, but he wanders into other areas, too, with great success.

Fray’d Knot



elaine_meechan_150Elaine Meechan

Elaine, keyboard and accordion player in many an ensemble, has that rare talent that true musicians possess; the ability to empathise with those she performs with.  She is an important part of a number of folk-related bands in the area.

john_meechan_150John Meechan

John has been on the folk scene for 40-odd years.  Hailing from Yorkshire, many of his songs are rooted there.

His passion for folk songs has resulted in a wide-ranging repertoire, always particularly well-presented.

thrupnny_bits_150Thrup’nny Bits

Thrup’nny Bits (Des Patalong, and Gareth and Barbara Wyatt) is a three voice unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs with some Early Music and humourous songs for good measure.

They like to feel their performances have light and shade.

malc_gill_1Malc and Gill

As a duo, Malc & Gill, not surprisingly with their backgrounds, have a wide diversity of material, both traditionally and contemporary based, and ranging from clever harmony work to humour and even a serious ballad or two, performed either a-capella or with Malc’s pleasantly understated guitar accompaniment.

And your hosts, of course, are

fitj_150Finger In The Jar

Formed especially as the host group for Atherstone Folk Club in June 2013, Finger In The Jar are Anne & Steve Beeson and Phil Benson.

Finger In The Jar perform as a group, as duos and as solo artists, depending on the songs being sung.

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