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Dear artists

We welcome approaches from you asking if you can play at the club. It would be appreciated if you could read the notes here,  and then check available dates below, (TBA is a bit of a hint) 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

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Looma @ The Rose Inn
Nov 18 @ 20:00 – 23:00

 

POSTPONED

Three parts English, one part Orkney, Looma plays acoustic roots and folk music from the swamps of Louisiana to the Swedish midnight sun, and everywhere in between.

Bringing together folk, blues, Cajun, bluegrass and country traditions, as well as original songs, Looma mix driving energy with strong vocals and foot-tapping tunes.

Looma are:

Liz Logie  Piano Accordion and percussion
Mark Theobald  Harmonica, Ukelele, Vocals
Bob Gilmour-Evans  Guitar, Vocals
Tim Garland Cittern  Fiddle, Vocals

Liz is an Orcadian who has played the accordion since she was ten, being inspired to play by her father, who was a well-known Orkney accordion player.
Mark was a National Harmonica League ‘Player of the Year’ in 2013 and 2014, playing Irish and blues music.

Bob has been performing and writing songs since his youth but feels he is now moving into his prime years. He has recorded several albums and many other artists have covered his songs.

Tim has been performing traditional and self-penned material for over thirty years, both as a founder member of Midlands based radical folk group Fieldwork and with Kasutima Ceilidh band, playing nationally at clubs, festivals and on national and local radio. He has also performed regularly as a solo artist and in a duo with Indian percussionist Nitin Odedra. He has made five albums with Fieldwork and two solo albums.

Dec
16
Wed
2020
Christmas Party with Acoustic Union @ The Rose Inn
Dec 16 @ 20:00 – 23:00

POSTPONED

Acoustic Union are a four-piece band from the East Midlands area. The band was formed in early 2010 by musicians who each have about 30 years of experience in the music business.

They produce acoustic arrangements of a wide variety of pop and rock classics, as well as their own material, bluegrass, instrumentals and traditional songs.

The band have been influenced and inspired by musicians such as The Beatles, Abba, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many more.

They use a wide variety of instruments including guitars, fiddle, dobro, banjo, mandolin, double bass, and ethnic percussion instruments, to give a rich and varied texture to the music.

acousticunion.co.uk

 

Jan
20
Wed
2021
New Year Sing 2021 @ The Rose Inn
Jan 20 @ 20:00 – 23:00

CANCELLED

Get rid of that post-Christmas feeling. Come and sing! No guests, just you.

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.

 

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Greengrass @ The Rose Inn
Feb 17 @ 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)

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Mar
17
Wed
2021
LocTup Together @ The Rose Inn
Mar 17 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Now 16 June 2022

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.

phil @ atherstonefolkclub.org.uk

Apr
21
Wed
2021
Becky Mills – POSTPONED @ The Rose Inn
Apr 21 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Now 20 April 2022

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

 

May
19
Wed
2021
Red Shoes – POSTPONED @ The Rose Inn
May 19 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Now 19 October 2022

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

 

Jun
17
Thu
2021
Kim Lowings – POSTPONED @ The Rose Inn
Jun 17 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Now 2023

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

 

Jul
21
Wed
2021
Glymjack @ The Rose Inn
Jul 21 @ 20:00 – 23:00

POSTPONED

“As good as contemporary folk comes”
– Acoustic

“Folk with attitude”
– Froots

“Life-affirming”
– Folk Radio

Glymjack is one of the most exciting emerging artists in UK folk music.

The folk-roots project of award-winning songwriter Greg McDonald, Glymjack sees McDonald’s hard-hitting vision lit up by Gemma Gayner’s lightning fiddle and Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Saul Bailey’s melodeon on songs BBC DJ Tom Robinson says “remind you why you got into music in the first place.”

Featuring Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, debut album Light the Evening Fire has enjoyed airplay across BBC radio, and rave reviews, with Acoustic declaring Glymjack “as good as contemporary folk comes”.

Live, Glymjack’s touring acoustic line-up of Greg, Gemma, Saul and bassist Dickon Collinson plays acclaimed original songs and dynamic English folk music leavened with plenty of laughs and bonhomie, while the Glymjack Festival Band sees pianist Art Toper and drummer Paul Richards join the line-up to create a sound more reminiscent of the E Street Band, with a take-no-prisoners energy which has brought the house down at festivals from Cambridge Folk Festival to Larmer Tree.

Greg’s award-winning songs have been called “passionate, powerful and poetic” (Rolling Stone), “inspired” (The Times) and “captivating” (Q magazine), and featured in films and TV shows such as Alan Partridge and Match of the Day. Away from Glymjack, Greg also plays in The Phil Beer Band.

The term “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street child who led strangers through the streets of London at night with a lantern.

 

 

www.glymjack.com/

 

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
18
Wed
2021
Summer Sing 2021 @ The Rose Inn
Aug 18 @ 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 …

John Neal

Lesley Wilson

Lesley has been a regular at the Folk at The Lion sessions, and runs her own events in the Midlands area.

John 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.

Elaine 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.

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.

dave_fry_150Dave Fry

Dave started by playing a Chad Valley tin banjo, when he was 10 years old, till he blistered his thumb and he was hooked! He bought his first home-made guitar at twelve. He played in beat groups in Cumbria in the swinging 60s, then found folk at 17. He fell in love with twelve-string guitar at 18 and has been playing one ever since.

wes_hall_150Wes Hall

A local favourite, Wes is a regular at all three north Warwickshire clubs, and Folk at The Lion sessions.

john_kearney_150John Kearney

John is a great supporter of the local Folk Clubs. His songs range from traditional through to contemporary, and even the odd pop song has been known to creep in occasionally.  John also writes some songs of his own and his friends’ experiences, all of which are performed in his unique manner.

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.

KC Jones

They are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Nuneaton in Warwickshire who musically joined forces a few years ago when Ceejay joined Karen’s band ‘KKB’ as a lead guitarist. When the band split they decided to carry on performing together.  Separately they both have long histories of being in the music industry.

Karen is a singer/songwriter who has been performing for over 30 years, as a solo folk artist and both with a jazz band and a rock and roll band.

Ceejay, also a songwriter, has performed in bands and duos for over 30 years.

Maria and Jak

Maria and Jak are two Fray’d Knot buddies playing as a duo.

Catchy sing-alongs will help keep us doing just that.

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
15
Wed
2021
Geoff Higginbottom @ The Rose Inn
Sep 15 @ 20:00 – 23:00

During his early career, Geoff, now from Manchester, played the circuit of folk clubs and pubs in his native northwest. In August 1985, he was placed third in a competition at the Warwick Folk Festival. In the November of the same year, he released Songs From The Levenshulme Triangle. The following year, he performed at the Sidmouth Folk Festival, and was subsequently re-booked for 1987 and 1988. This gave Higginbottom a wider profile, and brought club and festival bookings all over England.

He has since ventured further afield, playing Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands. In addition to his musical career, Higginbottom has also made numerous appearances on UK television in bit parts, turning up in such soaps as Coronation Street, Brookside and Emmerdale, as well as a number of other productions.

Flowers Tomorrow received a good response and brought Higginbottom to wider attention. The title track has been sung by a number of other performers, and the album as a whole mixed contemporary and traditional styles, with his guitar and bodhrán to the fore. More Than Pounds And Pence, released in December 1990 has helped to establish Higginbottom as a highly-regarded performer and writer.facebook

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

damian_clarke_150Damian Clarke

Damian is on a mission – namely to re-introduce the beautiful, ancient Dulcimer and the fascinating, medieval Hurdy Gurdy. Expect to see him at a venue or event near you, as he is determined to gain as much exposure for these instruments as he can.

Poacher’s Pocket

Colin Squire, Carole Gillespie and Campbell Perry.

They perform a wide range of material from traditional songs of the UK, Americana, self-penned songs and, in fact, anything that takes their fancy, because you never know what you might find in a Poacher’s Pocket!

The Paper Circus

The Paper Circus are a Midlands based acoustic and folk band. They are influenced by such bands as Bitter Ruin, Florence and the Machine, Loreena McKennitt and Tori Amos.

Vocals/Keys: Jen King
Guitar: Suraj Nagar
Double Bass: Merlin

wes_hall_150Wes Hall

A local favourite, Wes is a regular at all three north Warwickshire clubs, and Folk at The Lion sessions.

john_kearney_150John Kearney

John is a great supporter of the local Folk Clubs. His songs range from traditional through to contemporary, and even the odd pop song has been known to creep in occasionally.  John also writes some songs of his own and his friends’ experiences, all of which are performed in his unique manner.

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.

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.

Nov
17
Wed
2021
Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer @ The Rose Inn
Nov 17 @ 20:00 – 23:00

“I’ve never seen our audience so spellbound!” (Malc Gurnham, Bedworth Folk Club)

So, what is it that makes this internationally touring Anglo-German duo so irresistible?
Whilst Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer are acclaimed for their image provoking songwriting, expressive vocals and authentic musicianship, they are frequently recalled for their warmth, humour and their remarkable ability to engage with their audience. Karen’s natural theatricality and life affirming playful energy compliments charmingly with Paul’s calm geniality and combined they magically turn a great performance into a real event.

“With two grand voices – individually and in harmony” (Folker-German Folk Magazine), Paul & Karen offer a versatile miscellany of self-penned and imaginatively arranged songs, delivered with guitar, woodwind instrumentation and occasional percussion.

The duo has toured its shows extensively taking in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Ireland and most corners of the UK, wooing audiences with Karen’s southern German accent tinged with an ‘oatcake induced’ North Staffordshire dialect from Paul’s heritage.

Poised to record a new album in Germany just when the pandemic halted things, the past 16 months have seen them focusing their attention on writing, home recording and most importantly, developing their online presence. Their weekly live stream ‘Afternoon Tea with Paul & Karen’ is now in excess of 80 shows and attracts a dedicated international following.

paulwalkermusic.co.uk

Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

John 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.

Elaine 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.

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.

Malc 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.

Bob Brooker

Bob describes himself as a semi-retired Traditional Folk Musician. Retired, perhaps, but retiring.

An excellent multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of songs, Bob is a local favourite for a very good reason.

Craig Sunderland

An impressive singer-songwriter from Coventry, with a growing reputation.

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

Dec
15
Wed
2021
Brian Phillips @ The Rose Inn
Dec 15 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Brian is a 60-something with a 40-something attitude. Having performed for many years both solo and with numerous others in numerous combinations, his artistry is something to behold.

A regular performer on the folk music scene in the Midlands and the West Country, he gives all he has, whether it be a floor spot at a club night, or as the principal artist on the main stage at a festival.

He has a unique aptitude for knowing what the audience wants; be it playing of instrumentals such as ‘Angie’ or by singing gentle ballads and love songs. He can have you in awe one minute and in tears of laughter the next with his quirky comments and introductions.

Brian’s recent appendage to his ‘Act’ is the occasional airing of self-penned and extremely witty poetry. This is not to be missed for it is believed that he could be the next Poet Loreat.  His very-well-received book of witty “stuff” was published in 2020 and sold out in short order.

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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

Jan
19
Wed
2022
New Year Sing 2022 @ The Rose Inn
Jan 19 @ 20:00 – 23:00


Get rid of that post-Christmas feeling. Come and sing! No guests, just you.

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.

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

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

TBA

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
Bernard Hoskin @ The Rose Inn
Mar 16 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Bernard Hoskin is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge whose distinctive and original sound is based upon English song-writing and world music rhythms as well as the more common folk, country and blues styles. An experienced performer, he accompanies himself on 6 and 12 string guitars and mandolin playing a mixture of original and traditional songs and covers. He has produced twelve CDs.

He has opened up for many of the big names of the folk scene including Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, Harvey Andrews, John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee, Clive Gregson, Andy Irvine, Phil Beer, Colvin Quarmby, Johnny Dickinson, Pete Atkin, June Tabor and the Oysterband, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Megson, Gigspanner, Henry Priestman, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Carrivick Sisters, O’Hooley & Tidow, Tim Edey, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Blazin’ Fiddles, Wild Willy Barrett, Steve Tilston, Heidi Talbot.

Milkmaid Folk Club wrote of him: “Bernard treated us to a selection of his classic folksongs. All were delivered with consummate ease yet also with an unwavering passion and resolve as if it were their first public unveiling. His finger picking happily reminded me of some favourite guitarists who were playing in those crowded smoky clubs in the early 70s. His personal style of guitar work coupled with his friendly stage presence and lyrically engaging songs all made for an absorbing evening.”

“Bernard was terrific! Great voice, great songs, superb guitarist.” – Epping Folk Club

“A great night, everyone enjoyed it, lovely songs brilliantly performed and some lovely stories to go with them” – Bradford on Avon Folk Club

“Bernard Hoskin was brilliant last night, ranging from haunting self penned numbers to Steve Goodman (for those of us old enough to remember and young enough not to forget). An accomplished performer on guitar and mandola, he instantly connected with the audience.” – Owd Boots Folk Club, Nottingham

“an incredible singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has released nine albums to date and has supported many famous names, past and present, whilst simultaneously establishing himself as one of the finest male solo artists working in the contemporary folk music field today.” – Beverley Folk Club

“a popular troubadour with an accomplished and individual guitar style, well constructed songs, good stage presence and ambition” – Mardles Magazine

“Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bernard performs songs with the unhurried, slightly wistful, airy, summery feel of classic 60s folk singer-songwriters, creating a reflective, gentle and fundamentally positive space, which it was a treat to inhabit during his deservedly well-received set.” – Rychard Carrington, Slatethedisco.com

Radio appearances:
BBC Regional, BBC Cambs, BBC Suffolk, BBC Beds, BBC Kent, Cambridge 105

www.bernardhoskin.com/

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

Chris Lock and Ian Tupling first met 27 years ago and have been on one long musical adventure ever since.

Their musical career started by singing together casually in local folk clubs and they’ve not stopped singing since!

Interest in their vocal style and sense of fun resulted in appearances at numerous festivals throughout the UK from 1993 to the present day.

In 2003 they joined forces with two friends from the North East of England which saw the formation of the close harmony acapella group “Four ‘n’ Aft. The result of this union led to appearances at festivals throughout mainland Europe both as LocTup Together and as part of the larger group.

LocTup Together’s repertoire is quite varied and encompasses both traditional and contemporary songs, some self-penned and a few humorous ones thrown in for good measure, however, over the years they have developed a deep interest in and love of maritime songs in the broader sense, This has taken the form of mainly sea songs that tell stories, with the odd shanty thrown in.

It is this interest in maritime-themed songs that has taken them to festivals all over Europe.  They have performed in Poland, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Norway and the Åland Islands (Finland) plus festivals in the UK.

LocTup Together’s concert sets are delivered with powerful voices working in close harmony, sometimes with subtle guitar accompaniment. Although they take their music seriously their zany, self-deprecating, sense of humour is never far away. Their aim is always to make the audience feel as though they are in a friendly comfortable atmosphere.

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

Jul
20
Wed
2022
Odette Michell @ The Rose Inn
Jul 20 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Odette Michell is an award-winning British folk singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player with a bold new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and traditional song with genuine craftsmanship.

Since releasing her acclaimed debut album ‘The Wildest Rose’ in 2019, Odette has headlined two of her own UK tours, performed alongside Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, and has opened for the likes of Martin Carthy, Reg Meuross, Phil Beer, Boo Hewerdine, Ninebarrow and BBC R2 Folk Award winner Sam Carter amongst others.

In January 2020, Odette won Female Artist Of The Year at the 2019 FATEA Awards, following in the footsteps of previous winners Kitty Macfarlane and Cara Dillon, respectively; and in May 2020, Odette was nominated for a Rising Star Award at the 2020 Folking Awards. In January 2021 Odette was invited to perform at Celtic Connections as part of the legendary Danny Kyle Open Stage.

Odette plays both guitar and bouzouki, touring both solo and as part of her trio, and is set to release her second album in 2022.

www.odettemichell.com/

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