Dear artists

We welcome approaches from you asking if you can play at the club. It would be appreciated if you read the notes here,  and check availability below, before contacting us.

Please note that all club meetings in future will be acoustic, ie, no PA will be provided. You are free to bring your own, of course.

Thanks

Feb
16
Wed
2022
Greengrass @ The Rose Inn
Feb 16 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Greengrass are currently making an impact on the local circuit having been well received on stage at Warwick Folk Festival 2019. They combine violin, bass, guitars and banjo with voices to deliver an engaging interpretation of folk songs old and new as well as some originals.

Greengrass are

Kate Vassaloss (guitar, vocals)
Keith Nickless (bass, guitar, vocals)
Lauren Woolhead-South (violin, vocals)

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

TBA

And your hosts, of course, are

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.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Mar
16
Wed
2022
Pending @ The Rose Inn
Mar 16 @ 20:00 – 23:00

TBA – Pending

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

TBA

And your hosts, of course, are

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.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Apr
20
Wed
2022
Becky Mills @ The Rose Inn
Apr 20 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Magical stories from the North York moors : Becky Mills time-travels through folklore, family, love & loss – weaving a keen wit and beautiful playing into a very English alt-folk show.
North Yorkshire solo singer-songwriter Becky Mills brings a uniquely personal and touching slant to the modern folk genre.

Listeners and audiences have characterised her touching, witty and evocative songs as “uplifting”, “heart-rending” and “sung from the heart”, and after 20 years on the circuit (including gigs at Glastonbury, Trowbridge and Cambridge festivals) she is a firm favourite with audiences large and small.

A close collaborator with Fairport Convention founder Ashley Hutchings, Becky has also worked with Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Barbara Dickson and Ken Nicol, as well as being a former member of acclaimed all-girl ensemble Waking The Witch. In 2013 she released her acclaimed solo debut album, “Dandelion”.

In 2019 she released her new album, “Tall Tales and Home Truths”. Cut through with the superstitions, folklores and mysteries of the North Yorkshire moors she calls home, the album mines her family’s past to bring astonishing real-life stories to the listener’s attention. Myths, community tales, bonds and travails, all rooted in a magical sense of place, where the wild moors suddenly meet the sea and the promise of a potentially different life beyond…

“A storyteller of immense talent and imagination” – FATEA Magazine

“A collection of warm humanity & emotional truth, written and sung by an exceptional storyteller” – Oz Hardwick, RnR Magazine (****)

“I don’t remember when I was so amazed at a singer-songwriter’s work … she sings from the soul,” – Mike Harding.

“I couldn’t take it off of the CD player. Cracking songs, lovely stories – just beautiful things” – Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire

www.beckymillsgigs.co.uk

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

TBA

And your hosts, of course, are

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.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

May
18
Wed
2022
Linde Nijland sings Sandy Denny @ The Rose Inn
May 18 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Linde Nijland has been performing for many years, first as part of well known harmony singing duo Ygdrassil till 2007 -, lately as a successful folk singer and songwriter. In recent years she has been working closely together with multi-instrumentalist Bert Ridderbos (guitars, banjo, cittern, accordion).

Linde has made 10 albums and 2 DVDs and tours all over Europe with her crystal clear voice and captivating performance. She has received high acclaim for her renditions of songs by the late Sandy Denny, her all time favuorite singer.

Joe Boyd (former producer of Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Pink Floyd) said about her album: ‘Linde Nijland has given Sandy Denny’s music the respect it deserves, and made a lovely and fresh record that shows off her beautiful voice as well as her good taste’. July 2009 he invited her to be part of an All Star Fairport Convention reunion concert in the Barbican Hall in London (with i.e. Richard Thompson). In 2014 Linde sang guest vocals during Fairport Convention’s Dutch tour. Linde was also part of the BBC Radio 2 documentary about Sandy Denny by Bob Harris in 2008.

Apart from her albums with Ygdrassil and “Linde Nijland sings Sandy Denny” Linde has made a Dutch album, the poetic ‘Visman’ and an album with winter songs. In 2011 a DVD / CD of Linde’s adventurous musical journey to Bhutan in 2008 was released (see Dutch article NRC Handelsblad below). It showed intriguing performances by Linde and Bert Ridderbos in Serbia, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and Bhutan, partly together with local traditional musicians.

An animated music video for Linde’s song ‘Traveller’ made by Iranian artist Sam Chegini won awards at international film festivals in Canada and the US. In 2014 Linde’s intimate new album ‘I Am Here’ was released and accordingly pop magazine Heaven called her the “best folk singer of The Netherlands”. In 2015 Linde performed with artists like Iain Matthews and Fred Piek and successfully did 3 one-off reunion concerts with Ygdrassil. Autumn 2017 Linde’s new album The Jukebox Project has been released.

www.lindenijland.nl

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

TBA

And your hosts, of course, are

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.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Jun
16
Thu
2022
LocTup Together @ The Rose Inn
Jun 16 @ 20:00 – 23:00

LocTup Together are a close harmony duo in the folk music genre.

They are heavily into maritime themed songs and also perform as part of Four ‘n’ Aft.

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

TBA

And your hosts, of course, are

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.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Aug
17
Wed
2022
Summer Sing 2022 @ The Rose Inn
Aug 17 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Our annual August Singers Night!

The recipe will remain the same, just get in touch to be included. Lots of 10 minute spots available.

No PA; this is an acoustic session.

Please contact Phil Benson if you want to perform, but spots may still be available on the night, subject to the time available, of course.

phil[at]atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

TBA

And your hosts, of course, are

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.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Sep
21
Wed
2022
Kim Lowings @ The Rose Inn
Sep 21 @ 20:00 – 23:00

British Folk singer and songwriter Kim Lowings currently lives in Gloucestershire. Born and raised in the West Midlands, Kim has built up a national reputation with its roots at the centre of the country.

She is perhaps best known for her work with The Greenwood and ‘folk supergroup’ The Company Of Players. Using the piano, guitar and trademark mountain dulcimer, she sings songs of love, loss and rebellion; tales old and new. Each with a modern twist and a purpose.

Described as “beautiful and enchanting” by Living Tradition and “Absolutely captivating” R2 Magazine.

 

 

kimlowings.com/solo

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

TBA

And your hosts, of course, are

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.

… and there are still floor-spots available!

Just email Phil and ask.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Oct
19
Wed
2022
Red Shoes @ The Rose Inn
Oct 19 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Soaring, passionate vocals, chiming acoustic guitars and a superb catalogue of original songs in the Folk/Roots/Americana vein written by Carolyn and Mark Evans lie at the heart of the Red Shoes success story. They have become a live favourite on the Folk Club, Theatre and Festival circuit.

Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention/Jethro Tull) produced the album “Ring Around the Land” and went on to record his version of Carolyn and Mark’s song “Celtic Moon” for Fairport Convention’s “Festival Bell” CD.

Red Shoes follow up, “All The Good Friends” produced by Mick Dolan (Show of Hands, Traffic, Fisherman’s Friends) gained 5 star reviews in the music press.

“It Isn’t Over Yet” their third release was awarded “Band Album of 2017” by FolkWords and hailed as “A Classic!” by FATEA Magazine

Currently touring as a guitar based trio, they have shared stages with The Strawbs; Fotheringay; Iain Matthews; Pentangle; Show of Hands, Richard Digance, Steve Knightley, Fairport Convention, Los Pacaminos.

Sandy Denny-era Fairports and the contemporary American country-folk of Lucinda Williams sewn together neatly in these well crafted songs – SHINDIG

The Angels want to hear these Red Shoes – Maverick

Many years ago I had the good fortune to see Sandy Denny fronting Fairport Convention on several occasions. Red Shoes front-woman Carolyn Evans has the same kind of strong but fragile voice – Blues Matters

Acoustic gems with splashes of rocking country fire. The trio of Red Shoes make a comfortable, timeless sound and open a window into small town nostalgia, regret and real lives lived – Northern Sky

www.redshoes-music.com