Updated
02 Mar 2024

Links to Previous Artists At the Club
Tickets can always be reserved in advance by contacting Derry and Debby,
tel: 01384 560462  mob: 07761 115469 
If you are interested in joining the club,  which will give you a reduction on the admission price each week, please see the Membership Information 
   
** PLEASE NOTE: Singers nights will now begin at 8.00pm until further notice **
   
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08/03/24 Charlie Dore Members £10 / Non-members £12
  It's not unfair to mention that most members of the Woodman Folk Club have memories that stretch back at least as far as 1979, which was when tonights guest, Charlie Dore released 'Pilot Of The Airwaves' which went on to be a massive hit both here, in the US - and almost certainly in other countries too. Charlie will be appearing tonight accompanied by Julian Littman, guitarist with Steeleye Span, with a background in acting; musical theatre; Musical Direction as well as being a musician and composer in his own right, working with Charlie and Gerry Rafferty for many years. Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live with her band. First appearance at the Woodman and we certainly hope it won't be the last.
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15/03/24 Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Members £8 / Non-members £10
  After a couple of years absence it's time to welcome back a pair of very popular previous guests namely Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. Vicki and Jonny provide us with a quirky mix of songs, tunes and instruments! Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn, (one of the worlds earliest communication devices), and meet some of the bagpipes that didn’t come from Scotland. Their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up, (not always at the same time), all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skillful musicianship.
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22/03/24 Dave Gibb Members £7 / Non-members £9
Tonight we are delighted to present a further visit from our old, (I use the word advisedly!!), friend from bonny Wanlockhead, Dave Gibb. Dave has entertained us magnificently on many occasions in the past and I’m sure that this will be no exception. He describes himself as ‘a left-handed, balding, middle aged, songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village’ and that’s a pretty good summing up really. If you’ve managed to catch him at a festival or on one of his previous visits to the club then you’ll know what you’re in for. If not come down and find out - you won’t be disappointed, I can guarantee it! Dave is an excellent singer songwriter, no mean guitar picker either and he’s sure to raise a chortle or two with his anecdotes of life on the road. You will no doubt be instructed to….. ‘SING’!
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29/03/24 Club Closed - Good Friday Members £ / Non-members £
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05/04/24 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Tonight will be yet another of our legendary Singers Nights. You definitely need to get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited Alternatively, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry - contact details are on the home page. And don't forget the revised timing, starts at 8.00pm sharp!

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 20:00 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated.
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12/04/24 Ranagri Members £10 / Non-members £12
  This evening we are welcoming back the fabulous Ranagri. Making their fifth appearance at the club this wonderful London based quartet with the unusual name that is pronounced Ra-na-gry (as in sky - Donal will explain the origin no doubt). The band consists of Dónal Rogers, a prolific songwriter and producer, who has joined forces with the exceptional skills of renowned flautist Eliza Marshall, harpist Eleanor Dunsdon and percussionist Jordan Murray. Together, they establish a fresh and modern sonic landscape within the folk genre, captivating audiences both domestically and internationally, an energetic festival band yet equally at home with their more intimate writing and thought provoking lyrics. To quote Les, (our esteemed reviewer from the first time they appeared) “Ranagri are quite possibly one of the best bands we have seen at the club. Their music is in the main self penned and lyrically has a folk feel to it, but the sound they produce is a mixture of music and rhythms from everywhere in the world. It is so very hard to find a genre to fit them into.” Well. they fit well at the Woodman and that sounds good to me!
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19/04/24 Brooks Williams Members £8 / Non-members £10
   All the way from Statesboro, Georgia and enjoying his fourth appearance at the club, tonight we present, Brooks Williams. Brooks is now a UK resident although he still tours extensively and never fails to fit us in when he's here. Brooks is a master of the guitar - rated in the world’s top 100 - and an excellent singer songwriter. He records on his own record label and these days, seems more at home with blues and Americana styles. He has an enormous back catalogue of over 20 CD’s from his 25+ years of making music and he’s sure to travel home with a lighter load than he came with!
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26/04/24 Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby Members £8 / Non-members £10
  Tonight we will once again be enjoying the return of old Woodman friends Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby. Last with us back in 2022, they always have a delightfully laid back, easy style, enchanting vocals and Brian’s dazzling guitar is a joy to hear, and tonight will I’m sure be no exception. With Brian originally hailing from Northern Ireland and Cathryn from the US of A, we can expect an evening of eclectic, largely self-penned music inspired by life on both sides of the pond. They are undoubtedly one of the folk genre’s best loved duos and we take pleasure in welcoming them back to the Woodman.
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03/05/24 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Tonight will be yet another of our legendary Singers Nights. You definitely need to get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited Alternatively, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry - contact details are on the home page. And don't forget the revised timing, starts at 8.00pm sharp!

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 20:00 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated.
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10/05/24 Dan Walsh Members £7 / Non-members £9
  This evening we are delighted to be welcoming back a banjo virtuoso in the inimitable form of Mr. Dan Walsh. Dan is a cracking singer and all round nice guy, what more can I say! Well, this’ll be Dan’s sixth visit to the club, fifth as a solo artist and of course with his fantastic trio on an earler visit. He last appeared at the club with a blistering performance back in 2022. Undoubtedly one of the best banjo players in the UK, (and no slouch on the guitar either!), Dan plays a very varied mix of styles taking in folk, funk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and even a few Indian Raga’s thrown in for good measure. He really does make it sing in whatever way he likes! Welcome back again Dan!
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17/05/24 David Starr Members £8 / Non-members £10
  I am REALLY looking forward to this one!! David Starr is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter that I haven't so far seen but in checking him out via You Tube etc., he really has got the perfect surname (despite the extra 'r'). He was of course due to be with us back in May 2020….but we all know what was going on then!! He was subsequently due to appear in May of last year but a last minute hiccup in his touring schedule put paid to that one, so lets hope it's third time lucky!! He has toured internationally, opening shows for esteemed artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), The Steel Wheels, Survivor, and more. Starr's prestige extends beyond the stage as well, having launched Starr's Guitars in Little Rock in 1998, then relocating to Cedaredge in 2001. Today, the store is such an institution that Cedaredge proclaimed the musician's birthday as David Starr Day in 2016! This should be a night of contemporary Americana at its best.
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24/05/24 Crows Members £10 / Non-members £12
   And for our last guest night for this month tonight we will take very great pleasure in once again bringing you the Crows. A hugely popular band and great exponents of the English folk tradition, Crows are back with a vengeance! With Mick Ryan on vocals, Paul Downes on guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals, Dave Bordewey on violin, and Pete Harris on bouzouki, vocals, and other weird and wonderful stringed instruments they make a formidable rousing sound. Beware, they swap instruments between the band all the time! Crows are masters of their trade, delivering top-class songs. Mick’s powerful vocals and the bands overarching harmonies, form a wall of voices that are both melodic, powerful, and strong. Then there’s the music. This is performed and presented with limitless energy, pin-point precision, unsurpassed skill, and boundless talent. You can’t get a better folk band than Crows! Again we have of course been royally entertained by Mick and Paul many times in the past but this ensemble really raises the bar! They put on a simply fabulous night just about a year ago so here's to another!!
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31/05/24 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Tonight will be yet another of our legendary Singers Nights. You definitely need to get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited Alternatively, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry - contact details are on the home page. And don't forget the revised timing, starts at 8.00pm sharp!

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 20:00 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated.
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07/06/24 TBC  
   
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14/06/24 Winter Wilson Members £8 / Non-members £10
  It's always with great pleasure that we welcome back old friends and firm favourites, Winter Wilson. Being regular club visitors over recent years Kip and Dave will be making their fifth Woodman appearance tonight having last delighted us back in November '21. You can reliably expect masterful renditions of beautiful songs, beautifully sung, stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with an infectious, off-the-wall humour all of their own. They had a triumphant night with us last time they were here and we are delighted to welcome them back again.
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21/06/24 Enda Kenny Members £8 / Non-members £10
  Tonight we are delighted to welcome back a guest that we haven't seen for several years and this will be only his second Woodman appearance. I speak of course of Enda Kenny. Enda has been around the folk scene for a long time. Irish born but a resident of Australia since the 1980’s and although he has previously appeared over here, and even in this region, he somehow managed to escape the clutches of the Woodman……until May of 2018! After being semi-pro for many years he decided to take the plunge of being a full time performer in 2013. He is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter with a quirky sense of humour and an impressive catalogue of songs and we take great delight in welcoming him back to the club.
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28/06/24 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Tonight will be yet another of our legendary Singers Nights. You definitely need to get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited Alternatively, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry - contact details are on the home page. And don't forget the revised timing, starts at 8.00pm sharp!

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 20:00 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated.
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05/07/24 CLUB CLOSED - ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO BROMSGROVE FF
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12/07/24 TBC  
   
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19/07/24 Jez Lowe Members £9 / Non-members £11
  This evening we are delighted to be welcoming back an old friend and Woodman regular, none other than Jez Lowe. Jez was last with us in May’19 - 5 years ago, can you believe it?? A prolific songwriter, gifted musician on several things with strings and a sartorial star of the stripy jumper/T-shirt, so sit back and enjoy a long overdue visit from one of finest performers from the North East and indeed one of the most well respected on the UK folk scene..
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