Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …
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.
Wendy started singing to audiences at primary schools and got interested in folk music as a teenager when folk was all the rage; she was a big fan of Ewan McColl and Joan Baez. Wendy was a member of a folk group at college and before moving to Ashby was a regular at Maidenhead Folk Club for many years. She plays guitar and long arm banjo but most of all enjoys singing, especially unaccompanied.
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.
Hailing from Halifax, music teacher Sue has been involved in folk music for “a little while”. Currently living in Nuneaton with husband Phil, she plays fiddle, and sings.
A regular at folk clubs and festivals, she is bound to add joy to any evening.
Malc is an excellent singer, plays quite a variety of instruments (most of them with strings!) and is a highly regarded solo performer. He also can be found running singarounds and acting as an MC at many festivals throughout the country.
As well as performing, Malc promotes many folk events, including the jewel in the crown, Bedworth Folk Festival.
Gill started singing at The Corner House Folk Club in the 70s (run at the time by Malc) with her partner, and later to be husband, Bryan Sunderland. After Bryan’s death in the 90s, she formed a musical and personal partnership with Ace guitarist Dave Bennett.
She now performs with Malc Gurnham as Malc and Gill, and is involved with Bedworth Folk Festival.
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.
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.
Finger 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.