Newsletter February 2007

Updated
13 May 2007

In our 37th year and stronger than ever

I hope that we managed to contact you all in time the other week and that no one made a futile journey in such atrocious weather. Hopefully that is now behind us and we can get on with the job of enjoying ourselves on Friday evenings. Don't forget that this week we have a SINGERS NIGHT.

So what do we have in store for you over the next few weeks?

Friday 23rd February sees the return of Joe O'Donnell.

Joe O'Donnell was classically trained on the violin and then went on to play in the Woods Band and East of Eden. (Who remembers "East of Eden") In 1987 he released an album with, amongst others, Rory Gallagher. Joe has since toured with his own bands, whilst also writing for television and doing session work. He has played at various festivals, most recently with his band Shkayla. He has recently started doing more performances as a solo artist, where his loves of the fiddle and of Irish traditional song come to the fore.

The following week, Friday 2nd March, we welcome the legend that is Rod Clements. Rod has graced the music scene for well over 30 years and has played with, amongst others, Bert Jansch, Ralph McTell and Rab Noakes but it is as a member of Lindesfarne that he will always be remembered. It is fairly certain that Nothing To Prove will not be playing "Meet Me On The Corner" this evening!

So you think you can play the guitar? Think again!

Come along on Friday 9th March to see Clive Carroll who will prove to you that you still have a lot to learn! Quite simply, Clive is one of the best guitarists you are ever likely to see. His C.V. is impressive and his talents are in constant demand. Tickets are going VERY quickly so get yours to avoid disappointment.

Friday 16th March sees the return of our old friend Johnny Coppin. Johnny is a composer and poetry anthologist. Formerly with the folk-rock band Decameron, his many solo albums include "Forest & Vale & High Blue Hill" (Songs of Gloucestershire), "Edge of Day",? in collaboration with world-famous writer Laurie Lee, and many more. His clear voice together with his ability to write fine songs make his music essentially English in character while having universal appeal.

The following week, Friday 23rd March we feature another of our old friends, Mike Silver. Mike has been writing and playing music for more than 30 years, enjoying a quiet success story throughout the UK and in various countries around the world. Having laboured hard for many years he became wider known when his song ?A Matter Of Pride? was picked up by Radio 2 and received considerable airtime from Terry Wogan.

Mike is a consummate guitarist and always catches his audiences by surprise with that little extra bit of dexterity, just when they least expect it. His voice is full and crystal clear and his skill with an audience is outstanding. His easy, laid back manner ensures that audiences of all age groups are assured of an enjoyable evening.

The Winter season ends on Friday 30th March with a SINGERS NIGHT. We then take a week off for Easter before resuming on Friday 13th April.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO SEE JOHNNY COPPIN?

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

Who wrote the book "Cider with Rosie"? It's not really that difficult and there is a big clue in the write up!

Let me have you entries no later than Thursday 8th March.. The winner will be drawn and notified by 
E Mail on Friday 9th March.

Good luck! I look forward to seeing you soon,

Trevor