Newsletter October 2009

14 Oct 2009

In our 39th year and stronger than ever

Hi Folks

We at the Woodman try to bring you as wide a selection of music and entertainment that we can and we believe that over the next few weeks this variety is ably demonstrated.

This Friday 9th October we welcome back to the club, RAG MAMA RAG. 

As RAG MAMA RAG, French based Country Blues duo Ashley and Deborah Dow perform traditional country blues drawing their material from such luminaries as Leadbelly and Robert Johnson. Additionally they also have a wealth of their own self – penned material. With an interesting and wide range of instruments, RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound that soon gets the audience tapping their feet. 

One of the highlights of The Woodman year is the visit of ANTHONY JOHN CLARKE and the good news is that he returns to the club on Friday 16th October.

An evening in the presence of Anthony John is not a concert, it is time spent with a very good friend. 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. 
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. – This is a night that should not be missed!

The following week Friday 23rd October you can all leave your sanity at home and become part of the world that is MALCOLM JEFFREY.

Marathon runner, bass player, programmer, husband, pas de deux, multi – talented Malcolm Jeffrey was born at a very early age and has stayed at that age ever since! Over the years, local performer, Malcolm, has "collected" a surprisingly large repertoire of supposedly funny songs by such artistes as, Fred Wedlock, Flanders and Swann, Jasper Carrott, Viv Stanshall, Kenneth Williams, Martin Carthy, David Love, Bill Oddie and the evil and perverse Tom Lehrer. However his undoubted forte is the songs of Jake Thackray. Malcolm performs Thackray's songs with great reverence that can only come from having such regard for the man himself and his music. We have not seen Malcolm at the club recently and this only makes us worried at just what he had been plotting. So! Come and be entertained. Bring a tissue or two because Malcolm will have you in tears of laughter from the very start of the evening.

Just a couple of gigs that you may wish to pencil in your diary:-

17th October. @ 8 pm Nothing To Prove is playing at:- 
The Jolly Crispin Folk ‘n Cider Weekend, 25 Clarence Street, Upper Gornal.

Entrance is free; the headaches are an optional extra!

7th November @ 7.30pm Elbow Jane is playing at Shining Friends at:-
Lickey Parish Hall, Rose Hill. B45 8ES. Tickets are £15

And finally!

14th November @ 8. pm The BICA is playing at; 
The ‘Omma ‘n’ Chain Folk Club, Dudley Golf Club, Rowley Regis.

Entrance is free; Green Fees are extra!

Very many thanks for your support, without you there would be no Folk Club.

See you soon,