Updated
18 Apr 2018

Links to Previous Artists At the Club
Tickets can always be reserved in advance by contacting Derry and Debby, tel: 01384 560462. 
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 
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20/04/18 Dave Gibb Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Once again we are proud to host Mr Dave Gibb, all the way from bonny Scotland just to entertain you lucky people! 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.
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27/04/18 Ninebarrow Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling. Their first visit so let’s make it a good’n!!
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04/05/18 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page.

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated
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11/05/18 The Dan Walsh Trio Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Now this I can’t wait to see!! Dan is of course no stranger to the club, in fact he was only with us last October as a solo artist, but he has now teamed up with two other stellar musicians namely Ciaran Algar on fiddle and mandolin wizard Nic Zuppardi. This should be a mega-tastic night so be sure not to miss it!!
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18/05/18 Enda Kenny Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Enda Kenny 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 has somehow escaped the clutches of the Woodman……until now! 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 to the club.
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25/05/18 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page.

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated
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01/06/18 Club Closed
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08/06/18 Eddy Morton & Friends Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Another trio new to the club, although only in this current guise. Eddy Morton has appeared fairly regularly over many years now, primarily several appearances with the brilliant Bushburys (or The New Bushbury Mountain Daredevils if your memory stretches back that far), but also as a solo act and if my memory serves me right I believe he’s also appeared with Sunjay in the past – but don’t quote me on that. Andy Jones has certainly graced our stage in the past with the now defunct Flaxenby and is a stunning fiddle player. Completing the trio tonight will be Paul Hodson on keyboards and squeeze-box.
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15/06/18 BarlowCree Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Back by popular demand, Liam Millinship and Jonny Matthew - collectively BarlowCree - are up from the valleys of South Wales (although Jonny is originally a Yorkshireman), and are making their second appearance with us tonight. With Liam on guitar and both of them on vocals you will hear a host of self-penned and traditional material delivered in an affable style from two very likeable chaps who have accrued a large following on the club and festival scene. They’ve released their second CD - Broadsword - since their last visit and an excellent one it is too. It’ll be a night you won’t want to miss….trust me!
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22/06/18 Scolds Bridle Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Unless I’m mistaken – which believe it or not has been known – this will be the very first visit to the club of this well-established duo of Sue Bousfield and Liz Moore who have been creating their music together for over 40 years – obviously since they were very young children!! Two lassies from Lancashire, they begun performing together in 1974 and with Liz on various stringed instruments and both on vocals, we are in for a treat. Expect fine harmonies, beautiful music and an infectious humour which all combine to make a wonderful stage presence from these two consummate professionals.
We welcome them to the Woodman fold.
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29/06/18 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page.

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated
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06/07/18 Landermason Members £6 / Non-members £7
  With a welcome return to the club for their second visit, Landermason are vocal and multi-instrumentalist Fiona Lander and Paul Mason on vocals and guitar. They have developed a unique sound which displays a high degree of virtuosity and with which they combine both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other musical styles. They have so far released 5 CD’s and have appeared on BBC radios 2, 3 and 4. Now getting increasingly known on the folk and festival circuit, and last with us back in May ’16 so not to be missed I reckon!
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13/07/18 Club Closed - Bromsgrove Folk Festival
   
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20/07/18 Flossie Malavialle Members £7/ Non-members £8
  ……..and finally, to take us out into the summer break in true (North Eastern) Gallic style we bring you one of the club favourites, Flossie. As most of you will know Flossie has been a club regular for many years now and certainly enjoys coming to the club as much as we love to have her…….she never quite knows what to expect from the Woodman audience, and we never disappoint her!

With a delightful voice and her trusty Gibson guitar she will no doubt refer to her à la carte menu and bring us some chansons d’amour with a dash of savoir-faire to enhance our joie de vivre!! Welcome back Flossie.

Festival season beckons but we’ll be back in September to do it all over again so we’ll hopefully see you then and have a great Summer.
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Summer Break
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14/09/18 Singers Night and Membership Members £2 / Non-members £3
Renewal of Membership £5.00 and you will save a pound off the entrance fee
each time you visit the club – so five visits then its all savings. Makes sense!

Get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page.

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated
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21/09/18 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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28/09/18 Mike Silver Members £7/ Non-members £8
  Although this will be his tenth visit to the club since the start of this century, it has actually been three years since we had a visit from Mike Silver! After many years of hard work Mike became an overnight success when the late Terry Wogan on Radio 2 played his song “A Matter of Pride” extensively. Mike is probably one of the most popular performers on the folk scene and his visits to The Woodman invariably become one of the highlights of the year. With his easy, laid back style, golden voice and superb songs it is certainly a night you will not want to miss. He’s released a new CD since his last visit too so you might want to check out the merchandise table.
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5/10/18 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page.

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated
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12/10/18 Gerry Colvin Band Members £10 / Non-members £11
  Gerry and the band played a storming show at the club in June of last year and we are thrilled and delighted to welcome them back for a third visit. A ‘slightly eccentric’ performer I think it would be fair to say, who writes all of the band’s material and performs it with real feeling – not to mention frenetic enthusiasm! His songs are often quirky, sometimes very funny, always very skilfully written and presented in many varied ways, from rousing, full-band accompaniment to solo voice with just a double bass which makes your hair stand on end! You’ll need to be early for this one – we’ll be full!
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19/10/18 Winter Wilson Members £7 / Non-members £8
  This will be the third visit to the club for the aptly named pairing of Kip Winter & Dave Wilson who have been delighting club and festival audiences for some time now with their 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 back in November 2016 and we are delighted to welcome them back again.
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26/10/18 Becky Mills & Ruth Angell Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Whilst we have enjoyed the singing and playing of Becky Mills in the past when she was performing in a duo with Patsy Matheson, we haven’t yet had the pleasure of this latest pairing with Ruth Angell so this will be another Woodman ‘first’. I don’t know a lot about Ruth other than that she sings, plays guitar, violin and sometimes pump harmonium, but I do know that, as a duo, they have recently been performing with a star-studded cast in a show called ‘From Psychedelia to Sonnets’, (also available on CD), which chronicles the musical journey of one of the folk scene’s legends, Mr. Ashley Hutchings. You don’t get invited into that gig unless you’re pretty special! There are a few snippets of them available on You Tube that you might like to check out.
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2/11/18 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page.

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated
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09/11/18 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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16/11/18 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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23/11/18 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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30/11/18 Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg Members £10 / Non-members £11
As a solo performer we manage to host AJC with reasonably regular frequency; he’s a real friend of the club and we look forward to his visits, however we’ve not had them at the club as a duo since the AJC & Friends night back in November of 2015…..was it really that long ago?? Both consummate performers in their own rights but together they are an engaging, funny, charismatic partnership of two true greats of the folk scene. With a vocal delivery in a laid-back easy style and superb musicianship from them both, you will get to enjoy a very special night.
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07/12/18 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  Get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page.

Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated
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14/12/18 THE INFAMOUS WOODMAN PANTO!
(Entrance price includes supper)
Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Well, once again we’ve trawled the depth of the talent pool to bring you a night you may well remember, (but would prefer to forget), for a very long time! Featuring at great lack of expense all your ‘favourite’ thespians from the hallowed vaults of both the Woodman and Bromsgrove folk clubs, here to tread the boards for your delectation, delight and inevitable dismay! You can’t fail to be really disappointed by their lack of, err….timing….diction….props, but the enthusiasm shines through and an evening of raucous hilarity is - highly unlikely but, well, just about possible I guess!

It is strongly rumoured that Fairfield may delight us all with some ‘musical treats’ towards the end of the festivities.
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Christmas Break  
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