Updated
06 Aug 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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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 Mad Jocks & Englishmen Members £7 / Non-members £8
  This will be the second visit of the irrepressible MJ&E to the club after a 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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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 Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Members £8 / Non-members £9
   Making a very welcome second visit to the club after their triumphal debut evening in February of last year we are again hosting Vicki and Jonny and their 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. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. 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 skilful musicianship.
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16/11/18 Kris Dollimore Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Tonight brings another artist making his Woodman debut, in the form of Kris Dollimore. During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists including The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered. If you know him from his past life, don't fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you'll feel all the richer for it. Welcome to the Woodman Kris!
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23/11/18 Ranagri Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Making their third visit to the club tonight we have the wonderful Ranagri (pronounced; Ra – na – gry [as in sky]) if I remember rightly from their last appearance in March of last year. Ranagri are four musicians from London with diverse musical backgrounds but a shared passion for folk music. They are Donal on vocals and guitar, Eliza on whistles/flutes, Jean on electric harp and Tad on bouzouki and bodhran. To quote Les, (our esteemed reviewer from the first time they appeared) “Ranagri are quite possibly one of the best bands we have seen this year. 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.” Sounds good to me!
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30/11/18 Paul Downes Members £7 / Non-members £8
It was way back in March of 2014 that we had originally booked Paul with his musical partner Mick Ryan for the club but if you recall Mick had to cancel so we were treated to a solo performance from Paul and he did us proud! He’s since been back, with Mick, but tonight will be his second appearance on his own. Paul is a fantastically gifted guitarist and singer with a superb pedigree having worked with Phil Beer, The Arizona Smoke Review and many more. He is rightly regarded as one of the folk world’s finest musicians, and it is a real treat to see him deliver a solo performance. His guitar and banjo playing is effortless, and his vocals are crystal clear. Paul generates a genuine empathy with his audience and this will be a night you won’t want to miss.
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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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