Updated
19 Feb 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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23/02/18 Kim Lowings & The Greenwood Members £7 / Non-members £8
  It’s always with very great pleasure that we welcome back Kim and the lads and they never fail to put on a brilliant night for us. They have been regular guests at the club for several years now and their musicianship, Kim’s vocals - backed up by Dave’s haunting harmonies - and their general charisma and stage presence have simply gone through the roof over the last couple of years. Their latest CD, (Wild & Wicked Youth), is stunningly good - their best yet in my opinion - and will no doubt be on sale at the show along with their previous releases. Another unmissable night in store!
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02/03/18 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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09/03/18 Rag Mama Rag Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Incredibly it was way back in 2010 that RMR last strutted their country-blues stuff on the Woodman stage so a few of you may not know about them. Let me enlighten you. They are a duo comprising Ashley and Deborah Dow and have been performing since 1991 so they’ve had a few years to hone their performance. They play on a very interesting mix of stringed instruments, harmonica and assorted percussion and create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences’ feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20’s and 30’s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20’s and 30’s period.

Welcome back, it’s been too long.
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16/03/18 Liz Simcock Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Liz made her Woodman debut a back in 2014, went down a storm and was booked again the following year but it’s been well over two years since she appeared with us. Liz is a singer/songwriter who performs in folk and acoustic clubs mainly in and around the Southeast. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, recording four albums and gaining a glowing reputation, but over the last couple of years she has also been touring with our old club favourite Clive Gregson, recreating the style and sound of Gregson & Collister and their debut CD, ‘Underwater Dancing’ was released in September 2017.
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23/03/18 Granny’s Attic Members £7 / Non-members £8
  The second visit to the club by this excellent local band - originally from Worcestershire (although now more widespread) comprising Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne on melodeon, concertina & vocals, George Sansome on guitar & vocals and Lewis Wood on fiddle, mandolin, & vocals and, as you may know, they have taken the club and festival scene by storm. With 2 CD’s and an EP already produced you can expect some trad, some self-penned, big hair, talent oozing from every pore and a night you will remember for a long time. With artistes like these the future of folk is in good hands!
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30/03/18 Club Closed – Good Friday Members £ / Non-members £
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06/04/18 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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13/04/18 Cosmotheka Members £9 / Non-members £10
  Well, what can you say!!! Back to the club after many, many years…even the elephants have forgotten exactly when! There can’t be many of you who don’t know of Cosmotheka but for the odd few, they were originally a duo of Dave and Al Sealey who stormed the folk scene last century with their unique take on the music hall songs of the 19th and early 20th centuries, all delivered with hilarious banter, much of it improvised on the spot! Sadly Al is no longer with us and the band went into hibernation for some time…..but has now woken up with a new line up of Dave, his son Dan on guitar and Adam on keyboards. They stole the show on the Sunday night at the last Bromyard Folk Festival and were guaranteed a booking then and there. Welcome back Cosmotheka!!
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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 TBD Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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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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