Newsletter November 2009

Updated
07 Nov 2009

In our 39th year and stronger than ever

Hi Folks

It seems just a few short weeks ago when we were all looking forwards to the festival season and here we are now contemplating Christmas and the long dark days of Winter. However here at The Woodman we are doing all we can to bring a little sunshine and warmth to you all.

This Friday, 6th November we welcome back to the Woodman, BRAM TAYLOR.

Lancashire born Bram is an entertaining artist with a distinctive voice and relaxed stage presence who gives an evening "Taylored" to suit his audience. Bram calls on a large repertoire of traditional songs, together with contemporary and humorous material, performed on acoustic guitar, concertina, or unaccompanied. With a wealth of experience behind him, he has established a fine reputation that has gone from strength to strength from tours in the UK and USA of Folk Clubs, festivals and concerts

The following week, Friday 13th November we say hello to REAL TIME.

Take two highly accomplished performers and put them together and you get REAL TIME. Judy Dinning is a former member of The Bad Pennies and, in her own right, is a singer/songwriter who performs her own compositions as well as those of contemporary writers from the USA and UK. Kenny Spiers (Ex John Wright Band) plays delightful guitar and together they have forged an enviable reputation for quality in abundance. I’m certainly looking forward to this evening as I’m sure that Judy & Kenny will provide entertainment of the highest quality.

I was very surprised to find out that it was back in April 2005 when ISAMBARDE were last our guests. This is to be rectified on Friday 20th November.

We know Chris, Emily and Jude well and we know too that we are in for a great evening of traditional and original songs interspersed with lively tunes. If you don’t believe me have a look at the quotes from other people. 

"They are the unusual and winning combination of Chris's driving guitar, Emily's incisive fiddle playing and Jude's lyrical oboe coupled with great full on vocal harmonies. They play a great set and are an asset to any festival bill. Book 'em!!". PHIL BEER


"They’re good to listen to, good to look at and it’s very obvious that they enjoy performing.” VIN GARBUT


And still the quality continues and the appearance of STEVE TILSTON on 27th November brings the month to a close.

It is always a pleasure to welcome Steve to the club. Apart from being one of the very best songwriters, guitarists and singers around he is also on of the most engaging man you could wish to meet. Many of his songs have become folk classics; such as “Slip Jigs & Reels” and “The Naked Highway Man” recorded by many artists including Fairport Convention.

here are a number of things to look forward to over the next few months including Vin Garbutt, Grace Notes and The John Richards Band, but more of that at a later date.

Finally just a couple of events for your diary.
7th November @ 7.30pm Elbow Jane is playing at Shining Friends at:-
Lickey Parish Hall, Rose Hill. B45 8ES. Tickets are £15

14th November @ 8. pm The BICA is playing at; 
The ‘Omma ‘n’ Chain Folk Club, Dudley Golf Club, Rowley Regis. 
Nothing To prove will be providing support.

Entrance is free; Green Fees are extra!

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

See you soon,

Trevor