Updated
10 Oct 2019

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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11/10/19 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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18/10/19 Dave Gibb Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Tonight we will be hosting a welcome return of 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. You will no doubt be instructed to….. ‘SING’!!
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25/10/19 Flossie Malavialle Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Tonight heralds a welcome return for the Woodman’s favourite chanteuse, our very own Flossie! She was last with us on the finale night of the summer 2018 season and gave us a memorable night as always. 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 song list and bring us some chansons d’amour with a dash of savoir-faire to enhance our joie de vivre!! Welcome back Flossie.
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01/11/19 Roger Davies Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Roger is another new name to the club. A fairly recent convert to full time professional performer, he got his big break when a friend put a copy of his last album, Local Radio, in the hands of Fairport Convention's bass player Dave Pegg who was so impressed by what he heard he invited him to open their UK winter tour shows, with 26 dates spanning from Inverness in the far north down to Cornwall in the south-west! Not a bad start to a career in folk-music I reckon. Let’s make sure we give him a rousing Woodman welcome.
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08/11/19 Singers Night Members £2 / Non-members £3
  This is a charity night to raise funds for the diabetes unit a Russells Hall Hospital. Please come along to support and help raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause.

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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15/11/19 Kevin Dempsey Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Kevin, as a solo artiste, will be a first for the club. We have seen him before - (back in the olden days – 2012!), as a duo with Joe Broughton but never to my knowledge on his own. Kevin is a brilliant guitarist/singer/songwriter with a very impressive pedigree. I first came across him in Whippersnapper in the ‘80’s with Swarb, Chris Leslie and Martin Jenkins and together they were an awesome band. He’d been well known before then of course as a member of Dando Shaft, and since the demise of Whippersnapper he’s gone on from strength to strength in various combinations as well as performing solo. This is a real coup for the club and you won’t want to miss it I assure you.
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22/11/19 Kuschty Rye Members £7/ Non-members £8
  This should be a really interesting and entertaining night. Kuschty Rye is the title of a song by the late lamented Ronnie Lane and that gives us a clue as to what we have in store tonight. Enter Des Horsfall. Thirty years on he’s trying to capture the spirit of Lane’s endeavour on a trilogy of albums that he hopes will reflect the original Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance releases. The first two albums, ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’ and ‘The Bastards Tin’ are already available and the third one is a work in progress. They deliver a rootsy, acoustic based run through of blues, folk and Cajun influenced songs that approach the likes of Ron Kavana. No idea who will constitute the band tonight…..but I love surprises!
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29/11/19 The Black Feathers Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Another new act tonight in the form of The Black Feathers, a duo comprising Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock loom large in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Their music quickly draws the interest of listeners, but it is the stage chemistry that will keep you riveted. Having already built up a loyal following in the UK, The Black Feathers have been spreading their wings across the US. They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences. Here is a quote taken directly from The Black Mountain News, North Carolina “Once in a blue moon, the whole soars far above the sum of its parts. That's what happens when The Black Feathers perform live”.
Sounds good to me!
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06/12/19 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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13/12/19 Woodman Panto (includes buffet) Members £7 / Non-members £8
So, what can we expect this year I wonder? It could well be Sleeping Beauty…….but with a Mother Goose backdrop (backdrops are in limited and not-very-varied supply), OR possibly Robinson Crusoe…..who has magically acquired 7 new dwarf friends and a magic lamp!! Who knows….and more to the point, who cares? All I can say with relative certainty is that the magnificent troupe of thespians of The Woodman Amateur Theatrical Society (T.W.A.T.S.), that we all know and err…..tolerate, will be treading the boards again in dubious style for our delectation and delight. As usual a magnificent buffet supper will be provided in the all-inclusive price, so there is definitely something to look forward to!!
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Club Closed for Christmas
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03/01/20 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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10/01/20 Eddy Morton Trio Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Eddy has been at the club on many past occasions and in many different guises, from the Bushburys to enhancing Sunjay’s set, so it’ll be a real pleasure to have him entertain us tonight in this trio line-up. He will be joined on stage by Andy Jones, fiddler extraordinaire and Paul Hodson on keyboards I believe. Paul is a lecturer in music technology and also a well known producer who has worked with many international, high-profile artistes. He is also an ex-member of the Bushburys.
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17/01/20 John Richards Band Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Once again and almost a year to the day after their last visit we are delighted to be hosting The John Richards Band again. These days John’s band is a bit of a ‘moveable feast’ in that, you never know quite what you will get! He has scaled down operations from his regular band gigging days however I believe tonight we will be royally entertained by John, Emma Jones, Jim Sutton and Julia Disney. John always puts on a good show in whatever guise so be sure to catch this one, it’ll be worth it!
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24/01/20 Pete Kelly Members £5 / Non-members £6
  Tonight we have the very welcome return, for the umpteenth time, of our old friend Pete Kelly. Again it was, strangely enough, one year ago that he last appeared – we seem to be following a bit of a pattern here?? As I’ve said before, you all know Pete; everybody knows Pete….he’s world famous from Tipton to Arizona and he might even bring along his pony, although I doubt it after last year’s ‘accident’….the cleaners have never forgiven us! Pete has been delighting audiences for many years now with his relaxed, easy style and long may he continue. An excellent guitarist, gifted songwriter, friend and long time supporter of the club, and all round good egg. Welcome back Pete!
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31/01/20 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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07/02/20 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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14/02/20 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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21/02/20 Kim Lowings & The Greenwood Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Tonight we have a very welcome appearance of our good friends, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood. 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 and Wicked Youth) is their best yet and will no doubt be on sale at the show along with their previous releases. Another unmissable night in store!
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28/02/20 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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6/03/20 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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13/03/20 Liz Simcock Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Tonight sees a very welcome return of the ever popular Liz Simcock, for what will be her fourth appearance with us believe it or not! Liz made her Woodman debut a back in 2014, went down a storm and was booked again the following year and again in 2018 so it’s about two years since we last saw her. Liz is a singer/songwriter who performs in folk and acoustic clubs mainly in and around the South East. 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 few 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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20/03/20 Gerry Colvin Band Members £10 / Non-members £12
  Tonight it’s the return of the fantastic Gerry Colvin Band. Gerry and the band last played a storming show at the club in October of 2018 and we are thrilled and delighted to welcome them back for what will be their fourth visit to the club. 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. 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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27/03/20 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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03/04/20 Dave Ellis & Boo Howard Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Although this duo is another new name to the club, they are by no means a new arrival on the scene. Dave & Boo are a London based acoustic duo with a musical partnership that began in 1979. Back in the ‘70’s Dave became a regular solo performer at well-known London venues such as the Marquee, the Roundhouse and the Lyceum. He was listed as “one of the 6 best guitarists in the world” by Melody Maker and opened for many big names of the day including The Edgar Broughton Band at the Rainbow and Rod Stewart and Status Quo at Reading Festival. Boo joined on bass and vocals and the two became a solid songwriting team. In the early 2000s Dave and Boo developed an acoustic act which returned them to their folk club roots. The songs are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in-tune musicians.
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10/04/20 Club Closed (Good Friday)  
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17/04/20 Landermason Members £6 / Non-members £7
  Tonight sees another visit of Landermason for their third appearance the club. 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 July ’18 so not to be missed I reckon!
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24/04/20 Johnny Coppin Members £8 / Non-members £9
  2011 was Johnny’s last appearance at the club but having seen him at last year’s excellent Bromsgrove Folk Festival, it became immediately apparent that his star still shines just as brightly almost ten years on. Hailing originally from Essex, he has oddly enough become very well known for his songs and stories of Gloucestershire, and his clear voice together with his ability to write fine songs make his music essentially English in character while having universal appeal. Johnny has supported Gerry Rafferty, Jasper Carrott and The Albion Band on tour and has appeared at Festivals in Britain, Ireland, as well as all over mainland Europe. He has performed on the UK and European folk scene for many years and long may he continue!
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01/05/20 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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08/05/20 Mile Roses Members £8 / Non-members £9
  First visit to the club for this highly acclaimed trio who bill themselves as “contemporary British Folk with a nod to Nashville”. Intrigued? - I certainly am. Kate Bramley, Simon Haworth & Kari Macleod are three singer songwriters with eclectic and diverse roots yet somehow they seamlessly come together to create an utterly original and joyful sound. We are of course very used to visits from Kate as a member of Jez’s Bad Pennies however I don’t think we’ve encountered the other two members before. Mandolin, guitar and fiddle - a classic combination and a recipe for a great night out I reckon. From haunting ballads to swinging country, celtic roots to driving folk choruses, this band are guaranteed to show audiences an excellent night’s entertainment.
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15/05/20 David Starr Members £7 / Non-members £8
  I am REALLY looking forward to this one!! David Starr is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter that I haven’t come across before but in checking him out via You Tube etc., he really has got the perfect surname (despite the extra ‘r’). 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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22/05/20 TBC Members  / Non-members
   Details will be posted when available
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29/05/20 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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05/06/20 Club Closed (Wirral Folk Festival)  
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12/06/20 Ranagri Members £8 / Non-members £9
  Tonight brings us the return of Ranagri. This wonderful quartet from London are making their fourth visit to the club and for those of you that don’t know, their unusual name is pronounced Ra - na - gry [as in sky]. They have diverse musical backgrounds but a shared passion for folk music and are Donal on vocals and guitar, Eliza on whistles/flutes, Ellie on electric harp and Joe on bodhran and guitar. 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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19/06/20 TBC Members £ / Non-members £
  Details will be posted when available
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26/06/20 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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03/07/20 Dan Walsh Members £7 / Non-members £8
  Tonight we are again presenting the fantastic Dan Walsh, banjo virtuoso, cracking singer and all round nice guy! This’ll be Dan’s fourth visit to the club as a solo artist (as well as his appearance some while ago with his fantastic trio), which just proves how popular he’s been in previous ones. Last with us solo in 2017 and incredibly busy on the club and festival scene ever since, Dan is undoubtedly one of the finest banjo players in the UK and 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 Dan!
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10/07/20 Club Closed (Bromsgrove Folk Festival)
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17/07/20 Enda Kenny Members £8/ Non-members £9
  The 17th brings us a second visit to the club of the wonderful Enda Kenny. Enda has been around the folk scene for a long time. Irish born but a resident of Australia since the 1980’s, although he has previously appeared over here on several occasions, and even in this region, (he wowed the congregation at last year’s excellent Bromsgrove Folk festival). 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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