Newsletter January 2007

13 May 2007

In our 37th year and stronger than ever

Happy New Year to you all and I hope that you have managed to keep all your resolutions.

The New Year promises to be an exciting one for The Woodman. Alongside established favourites, Ian has booked a number of acts that are brand new to the club but more of these later.

The year began with a very successful Singers Night and continues on 12th January with another Singers Night to give you another chance to exercise your vocal chords.

The following Friday, 19th January we see the first of the new guests, The Badgers.

James Hickman and Chris Quinn are The Badgers, a successful and experienced Jazz and Roots act. They have merged traditional styles of Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic Western Swing and Folk to create their own unique and recognisable sound. Although new to the club they come with a great reputation and a host of rave reviews.

The following week, Friday 26th January sees the welcome return of the lovely Kirsty McGee and Matt Martin. Kirsty is no ordinary singer songwriter. She began performing in bands in and around Manchester aged nineteen. In the late 1990s she worked alone on the acoustic scene, and immediately found a new audience who liked her distinctive writing style and strong voice. Now with Matt Martin they are a formidable duo.

The following week, Friday 2nd February, we give all you aspiring artists the chance to show us what you can do at a Singers Night

Friday 9th February sees the return of our old friend Pete Kelly with Caelen Cross. When I say old, I mean old; Pete can remember when The Marrakech Express was Stephenson's Rocket! Expect entertainment in abundance. Not only will there be Pete's own exceptional material there will also be ample opportunity to sing along to some of the classic songs from traditional Irish to Crosby Stills & Nash.


Just E Mail me with the answer to the following question:-

Which British Island is always linked with the name of Kelly?

Let me have you entries no later than Thursday 1st February. The winner will be drawn and notified by

E Mail on Friday 2nd February. Good luck! I look forward to seeing you soon,