Newsletter January 2010

07 Jan 2010

In our 40th year and stronger than ever

Hi Folks

A Very Happy New Year To You All From The Woodman Folk Club

Hope that you had a great Christmas and did not indulge too much; just enough to keep you going through the ice and snow to The Woodman that reopens this 
Friday 8th January with a SINGERS NIGHT. It is always difficult to get quality guest artist so early in the New Year so there will be another 
SINGERS NIGHT on Friday 15th January; but hold on to your hats when you see what we have lined up thereafter!

There is only one VIN GARBUTT and we are please to announce that Vin will be our guest on Friday 22nd January. 

You donít need to be told that this night will be packed with entertainment of the very highest order. Vinís enduring popularity is full testament to the true star quality of the man. Vin is always very, very popular and it may be worthwhile contacting Ian to reserve your tickets. When Vin was here last it was a total sell out so be aware. . 

The following week Friday 29th January we are pleased to welcome PETE KELLY.

Pete has been a doyen of the local folk scene for many a year and is surely one of the genuinely nice guys. He has delighted audiences all around the country with his repertoire ranging from his own sensitive songs to good 70ís country rock and traditional material. 

Irrespective of whether it is a short floor spot or a full evenings entertainment Pete will provide full value for money. 

The following week, Friday 5th February we are delighted to welcome back our very old friends the JOHN RICHARDSí BAND.

We almost regard John as one of our residents as he has been one of or most welcome visitors over many years. John has a well-deserved reputation of one of the best songwriters in the country. Iím sure everyone who has attended a folk club knows at least one John Richardsí song. Honour & Praise, The Deserter, and Roaring Water Bay have become standard material in the clubs. 

For some reason it has been some considerable time since we had the pleasure of listening to GRACE NOTES but this is rectified on Friday 12th February. 

Maggie Boyle, Lynda Hardcastle and Helen Hockenhull are now in their 16th year, their highly praised harmonies and thoughtful repertoire make them one of the folk scene's best loved female groups. Individually they have a much longer history of live performance and recording sessions with Nic Jones, The Chieftains, Mountain Ash Band, John Tams, Bert Jansch, New Victory Band & Muckram Wakes, to name only some. I know that GRACE NOTES have been on quite a few peoples wish list over the years and it will be a great pleasure to welcome them back.

Still the quality entertainment continues and Quicksilver and guitar maestro Clive Carroll are amongst the artists lined up for your entertainment in the near future.

Once again, very many thanks for your support, without you there would be no Folk Club.

Look forward to seeing you soon,