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

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