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

Sep
16
Wed
2020
Bernard Hoskin
Sep 16 @ 20:00 – 23:00

POSTPONED

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/

 

Sep
30
Wed
2020
Odette Michell
Sep 30 @ 20:00 – 23:00

POSTPONED

Odette Michell is an English folk singer and songwriter with a stunning new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and country with genuine craftsmanship. Her vocal style has been described as “warm, intelligent and sitting comfortably amidst folk guitar in a timeless songwriting style” – and has been compared in similarity to the likes of Sandy Denny, Lucinda Williams and Joni Mitchell.

Things have been moving at a pace for Odette ever since she released her debut EP ‘By Way of Night’ in April of this year. The release garnered positive reviews as well as gaining Odette her first national and international radio plays. It also showcased her trademark vocal style and unique folk/country underpinnings, and heralded a fine contribution to the rich acoustic tradition that the songs themselves emerged from.

A dynamic and energetic live performer, Odette has been fortunate enough to have shared the bill with musical legends Joan Baez, Eddi Reader and Jools Holland amongst others, and in December Odette will be opening for Phil Beer (Show of Hands) as his Special Guest for selected dates on his solo tour, including an exclusive Matinee at the Green Note Club in London in December.

Odette will then be touring nationally in support of her first full length album in spring 2019 which she is currently recording with Stu Hanna from award winning folk duo Megson. The first single from the forthcoming album will accompany a video premiere on Folk Radio UK and is due for official release on 30th November 2018.

“By Way Of Night’ demonstrates a freshness and vitality enduring in English folk …it also presents a talent that English folk should not ignore” – FolkWords, May 2018

“Odette Michell possesses one of the most remarkable voices you’ll hear anywhere, and it’s matched by a rare songwriting talent” – Explorer Magazine

“Odette Michell has placed herself firmly on the map” – FATEA Magazine, May 2018

www.odettemichell.com/

 

Oct
21
Wed
2020
John Richards Band @ The Rose Inn
Oct 21 @ 20:00 – 23:00

POSTPONED

The first, but short lived, line-up included John, daughter Emma with new members Mat Taylor on double bass and sax and Emily Sanders on fiddle and vocals. Emily left to work on her own band and was replaced by Allie Fellows on piano accordion and keyboards.

This line up recorded the 4 track CD ‘If you can walk you can dance’ with Mick Dolan in 2004. Mat Taylor left and John decided to team up again with old friends Jim Sutton and Chris Drinan, who having been members of Maurice and the Minors and the original Desperate Men line up were entirely familiar with John’s work and who are extremely talented in respect of both performance and working on arrangements.

Back to a five piece again the band recorded three CDs with this latest line-up. The first was ‘Walls of Hope’ in 2006, then a four track sampler in 2007, followed by ‘For Love nor Money’ in 2008. All were engineered and produced by Mick Dolan with John Acock also helping out on ‘For Love nor Money’ because of Mick’s ill health.

More of John’s songs from these CD’s were covered by other artists with ‘The Smugglers Song’, ‘If you can walk you can Dance’ and ‘The Foundryman’s Daughter’ being adopted by other artists.

Allie left the band for pastures new and Julia Disney joined in February 2010 playing fiddle, keyboard and vocals. Wanting to do some post graduate education Julia left in 2011 and the band were this time lucky enough to find another very talented young musician, Robin Tudor in late 2011 who also played fiddle and keyboards.

John had written a number of new songs and in 2012 the band decided to work on a new CD which was called ‘The Lifeboat’. Both Robin and Julia were involved in the recordings for this CD, which was once again engineered and produced by Mick Dolan. The band launched the new CD in January 2013.

After a decision to call it a day in 2014, the band are now performing again.

www.thejrbs.co.uk/

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)

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
17
Wed
2021
LocTup Together @ The Rose Inn
Mar 17 @ 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

Apr
21
Wed
2021
Becky Mills @ The Rose Inn
Apr 21 @ 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
19
Wed
2021
Red Shoes @ The Rose Inn
May 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

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
17
Thu
2021
Kim Lowings @ The Rose Inn
Jun 17 @ 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

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

“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 …

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
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

Oct
20
Wed
2021
Scarecrow @ The Rose Inn
Oct 20 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Put together three talented & creative musicians – one from a classical background, one from a folk background, and one from a jazz and blues background, and you would expect to get something a bit special. (When it happens, the members of Scarecrow will be at the front of the queue to book tickets to see the first gig!)

David is the natural leader of the band and has all the characteristics needed for the job – he’s got a car that the PA fits in, and he’s bigger than the other two. He is probably one of the best whistle players in the area – if you get a chance to chat with him during the evening, he will be happy to confirm this. He also plays flute, bagpipes, bodhran and other percussion. David brings the folk influence to the band, which means “let’s go to the fourth bar” has a slightly different meaning to him.

Rey is the theorist of the band. He plays bass guitar and flute, sings, talks about flattened fifths and mixolydian minors, and reprimands the other members of the band during practices. He brings a classical influence to the band, or in other words, he doesn’t use his thumb when he plays the guitar. Rey has an uncanny ability to detect when a note is even slightly sharp or flat. His cat has an even more uncanny ability to be able to get out of the house before the end of the second bar of any tune.

Gordon is the guitarist and brings the jazz/blues side to the band, which means he does use his thumb when he’s playing the guitar, and can claim that any mistake he makes is actually an obscure jazz chord. He’s been playing the guitar since a string broke on his bass and he couldn’t work out how to replace it. Having been a bass guitarist for many years, he is very sensitive about tempos, and strongly believes that if a song speeds up or slows down, it is always somebody else’s fault.

www.scarecrowband.co.uk/band/

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.

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

With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo ‘Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer’ entertain and engage their audiences wherever they perform. Combining their original material with a fine choice of folk favourites Paul and Karen craft a show of “songs with groove and goosebumps guaranteed”, as the Stuttgart press put it recently. Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised. She adds with alto recorder, tin whistle and percussive instruments to Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style. In addition to their UK tours, these “two exceptional musicians” (Stuttgart press) have established a significant reputation in Ireland and Germany and therefore sometimes the odd German folk song, or even a German ‘joke’ will find its way into a “fantastically entertaining night” (Secret Sounds).

The duo hails from Staffordshire although Karen is originally from Stuttgart, Germany, where Paul ‘discovered’ her busking in a city centre park. He invited her to perform in England and the two of them have now been playing music together since 2012.

Sharing vocal duties, Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer have their individual styles which combine beautifully and, together with their light-hearted banter, they provide a truly memorable experience: “The likable, humorous style in which they treat their audience is also reflected in their own songs” (Ludwigsburger Zeitung), which they present along with a selection of classics from folk icons such as Richard Thompson, Dougie MacLean, Jimmy MacCarthy or Christy Moore. Known primarily for their exquisite harmonies, their lyrical and melodic song writing has begun to gain well-deserved attention.

Their most recent project was with producer Scott Ralph who re-recorded their acclaimed songs ‘Play Me A Love Song’ (set in a bar in Cologne) and ‘Lift This Weight’ (a homage to industrial Stoke-on-Trent) adding a string quartet (featuring Clare ‘Fluff’ Smith) and a colliery style brass band. Their CDs “One by One” (2013) and “Marble Town” (2015) have received glowing reviews in folk and music industry magazines (e.g. Acoustic Magazine, Folk North West) and have been played on BBC Radio Stoke, Radio Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire as well as in various Folk Podcasts.

Currently Paul and Karen are spending time in the studio recording their third full album.

“It seems that there is nothing that this duo cannot bring into fruition with their own unique style and passion.” Secret Sounds (website)

“WOW! Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer did not disappoint, they gave us 110%, keeping us entertained with wonderful songs and great harmonies. They left us calling for more, and well deserved the standing ovation they received at the end. Look forward to their next visit” Brewood Acoustic Music Club (Facebook page)

paulwalkermusic.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

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.

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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

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