Newsletter October 2006

Updated
13 May 2007

In our 36th year and stronger than ever

Hi Folks,

 

What a fabulous night we had with Vin Garbutt. It was great to see the club packed to the rafters and the atmosphere was truly electric. It was good to see Vin back in such good health and as irrepressible as ever.

 

So what can we do to follow Vin? Not easy but we think we have something really special for you this Friday 3rd November in the shape of Beck Sian.

 

Australian Beck was earmarked for stardom at a very early age when she appeared in one of the most influential pop videos of all time; Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights. Not a bad gig at the age of 4 but it probably helped a little bit by being Kate's cousin.

Beck Sian is, however, far more than this. Although influenced by Kate, Beck leans more towards contemporary interpretations of Celtic and Gothic styles of music. She is a wonderfully talented singer who also plays didgeridoo, guitar and tin whistle. Ethereal, graceful and colourful, she is a fiery combination being part Irish/English and part Welsh.

So then what? The entertainment continues unabated up to the Christmas break with appearances by The John Richards Band on 17th November and Claret on 24th November. In between why not come along to one of the Singers Nights? These are hugely popular and we never know who will turn up. Last night we had no fewer than14 different acts from far and near.

 

Then, of course, on Friday 15th December we have our Christmas Pantomime. We have again been fortunate to obtain the services of the incredibly talented Fairfield Folk. These gentlemen are SO talented that it almost hurts. Not only are they extremely good looking, gifted musicians but they are actors of the highest quality! (OK guys; is that enough creeping)?

 

As ever, we will be taking a short break over the Christmas holiday but into the New Year we have some great artists lined up for you. Amongst others, we have the guitar genius that is Clive Carroll, the ever popular Johnny Coppin and the song writing maestro Mike Silver. If you then add to this the talents of Joe ODonnal, Pete Kelly & Caelen Cross, Queensbury Rules, Bram Taylor and Tom McConnville Im sure you will agree that there is something to suit all tastes.

 

Finally. Very many thanks to all of you who have given us suggestions and comments over the last few weeks; your input is very important to the club. The comments you have made are being gathered together and we will be taking a look at a number of issues very shortly

 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Very Best Regards,

 

Trevor