Updated
16 Jul 2022

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 
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Please see the message from Debby & Derry for details of opening
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    Summer Break
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16/09/22 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 - 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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23/09/22 Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby Members £8 / Non-members £9
  My goodness this has been a long time coming! Believe it or not we haven’t seen Cathryn & Brian since 2017 so therefore this return is way overdue. They have of course visited the club on many occasions and enthralled us with their delightfully laid back, easy style, enchanting vocals and Brian’s dazzling guitar virtuosity. 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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30/09/22 BirdBrother Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Another new act for the club and formed in 2011 in Sussex, BirdBrother was originally conceived as an acoustic duo of Philip Stapley and Kris Jude, they recorded an album 'Peace to the Wanderer' which was released in 2012. Philip Stapley then relocated to Shropshire and over the last 3 years he has been performing with Paul Beadle, (Whiteleaved Oak, Splatt, Journeyman), on flute and percussion. I believe we can expect an eclectic mix of contemporary folk with a 60’s folk-rock flavour. Sounds intriguing.
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07/10/22 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 - 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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14/10/22 Tu-Kay & Ryan Members £6 / Non-members £7
  No, not – as the name might suggest – a couple of rappers, but an award winning acoustic duo featuring a fusion of alternative folk, Americana and roots music. Yet another debut act for us, Ash Tu-Kay and Rebecca Ryan have been performing together extensively since 2018, gigging all over the UK and internationally. Both Ash and Rebecca had been writing and performing original music independently prior to the duo's formation. After meeting in the spring of 2018 in a studio session with a mutual friend, they instantly formed a musical connection. Shortly after this they decided to collaborate on some of Ash's unfinished ideas and Tu-Kay & Ryan were born! They have recorded some material and merchandise will be available for you.
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21/10/22 Steve Tilston Members £9 / Non-members £10
Very much a club regular but due to circumstances that we’re all only too aware of we haven’t been able to see Steve since March 2019, but tonight that is about to be remedied. Steve is of course one of the premier names on the UK folk circuit and an international artiste too, He is a master of his instruments, primarily guitar but occasionally with other stringed variations too, as well as being a marvelous songwriter. He has released numerous CD’s over a long and illustrious career and we are proud to welcome him back to the club.
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28/10/22 Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Well, I wouldn’t have believed it but my research tells me that it was back in May 2017 that Paul and Karen last graced the Woodman skittle-alley stage!
For the benefit of those of you who’ve not seen them before, Paul & Karen both have their individual styles which combine beautifully and, together with their light-hearted banter, they provide a truly memorable experience. Karen adds alto-recorder, tin whistle and percussive instruments to Paul’s skilful guitar playing. They have now been performing together for many years at festivals and folk clubs all over the UK and Europe, and in their luggage they will proudly bring along their catalogue of 4 CD’s to date. Welcome back to the Woodman guys!
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04/11/22 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 - 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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11/11/22 Sunjay Members £7 / Non-members £8
  March of 2019 was Sunjay’s last appearance at the club, the club where in fact he honed his craft and ‘cut his teeth’ as a performer, and an extremely gifted one at that. Our very own protégé has now developed into a seasoned performer and very professional artiste so this welcome return is somewhat overdue. A stunningly skilful blues inspired guitarist who has just gone from strength to strength and has made a name for himself far and wide on both the club and festival scene. It will be a great pleasure to have him back again tonight.
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18/11/22 Anthony John Clarke & Julia Porter Members £8 / Non-members £9
  It was back in April 2019 was when AJ last graced our stage, treating us to his finely honed act, now very much a mix of comedy and music, featuring his enormous catalogue of self-penned songs. Well, what can you say about AJC? Almost a club resident, he’s only missed a couple of years since the beginning of the century!! Now performing regularly with his wife Julia and I’d be very surprised if they’re not ably assisted by one Derry Jones on bass! He loves coming to the club, we love having him to entertain us so it’s perfect symmetry. Seriously, he really is an excellent singer/songwriter, something of a raconteur and an all round nice fella. You’ve all seen him many times before but he never fails to deliver a superb nights entertainment so sit back and enjoy.
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25/11/22 Ruth and Ken Powell Members £7 / Non-members £8
Once again we are very proud to present our old friends from Wales, Ruth & Ken Powell. A formidable pairing, two thirds of ‘Risky Business’ but also excellent as a duo, they have played the Woodman many times before and were last with us in October of last year. As well as being a masterful guitarist Ken is also a superb luthier and you can bet that tonight’s instruments will all be of his own construction. Ruth is just simply a brilliant vocalist and together they’ll put on a show that will leave you wanting more.
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02/12/22 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 - 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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09/12/22 The Jigantics Members £9 / Non-members £10
  This will mark the sixth appearance at the club by this extremely talented four piece band comprising Keith, Sarah, Mark and Martin, all of whom share the vocals and between them play a mixture of stringy, squeezy and bashy things all of which combines together to make a rather pleasing noise. It was exactly one year ago that we last featured them at the club and a wonderful night it was too. History is littered with supergroup failures - attempts at putting together a bunch of talented musicians which don't produce the wonderful outcome you'd expect but when it does work, something spellbinding can happen and that’s exactly what you get from the Jigantics!
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16/12/22 Mad Jocks and Englishmen Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Once again exactly one year ago we featured this wonderful local trio – although if I remember rightly, they didn’t have a particularly enjoyable journey home that night!! Anyway, we’ll gloss over that, this will be the fifth appearance of the irrepressible MJ&E to the club having been regulars since their triumphant debut in November 2016. The band are legendary around the folk clubs and festivals of Olde England having been recording and performing for over 40 years, so they know a thing or two about putting on a good show. The three original members that form the band are George Gallagher (vocals and guitar), Nick Weston (banjo) and Andy Brownlie (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and the music, though folk based, is now much more eclectic and the typical Jocks set will incorporate bluegrass, folk, contemporary, and a generous smattering of comedy. You won’t be disappointed!
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Club Closed for Christmas and New Year
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