Newsletter October 2008

12 Oct 2008

In our 38th year and stronger than ever

Hi Folks

Its just a couple of weeks now until the clocks go back and we huddle into the long dark days of Winter but here at The Woodman we are doing all we can to bring a little sunshine and warmth to you.

This coming Friday, 17th October, we say hello to good friend ANTHONY JOHN CLARKE.

Anthony John first came to The Woodman in 2002 and his highly polished performances and hugely entertaining patter have established himself as a firm favourite. As ever, Anthony John will be accompanied by the beautiful keyboard playing and sensitive harmonies of the delightful Elizabeth Van De Waal .

Anthony John writes songs that have the ability to simultaneously touch a nerve and have you laughing in the blink of his eye. Songs such as "The Broken Years", "The Only Life Gloria Knows", "An Acquaintance of Mine" and the wonderfully irreverent "Tuesday Night is Always Karaoke" have rapidly becoming folk standards.

Anthony John Clarke is comfortable with his songs, he is comfortable with his surroundings and, above all, he is supremely comfortable with his audience.

A couple of SINGERS NIGHTS follow on 24th October and 31st October  (please note, on this night, broomsticks should be left in the entrance lobby!) 

We then swing into another month of top quality entertainment.

On 7th November we renew acquaintance with the wonderful


Virginia born Cathryn and Brian have rapidly become very firm favourites at the club. Since they started playing together, Cathryn and Brian, legendary lead guitarist with The Strawbs, have forged a well - deserved reputation throughout the world for high quality music.

They are never less than highly polished and are always hugely entertaining. Ever very popular they give a performance full of energy that never fails to delight the audience.

The following week 14th November  we say hello again to the talents of MARTYN WYNDHAM READ

Martyn's crystal clear voice and sensitive interpretation of both English and Australian songs, has, quite rightly, established him in the highest echelons of artists for well over 3 decades. Martyn has long been a favourite at the club and is one of the artists who is booked year after year. Indeed, he has appeared at the Woodman in almost all of its 38 years of operation.

One of the most engaging performers you're ever likely to see, his exceptionally intimate performance combines songs, humorous bush poetry recitations, stories and anecdotes of outback life and comments on Australian history and culture that typically leave the audience ready to book the next flight out to Sydney!

And what next you may ask?

How about this?

FRIDAY 21st NOVEMBER we are proud to present


** This is bound to be a sell out, so contact Ian as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. **

Friday 28th November.


Can it get any better you ask yourself?  Well we still have the Christmas Party and Pantomime to look forward to on the 12th December. Once again the fabulous FAIRFIELD will be our victims!

Many thanks for your support and we will look forward to seeing you all soon.