Newsletter May 2010

07 May 2010

In our 40th year and stronger than ever

Hi Folks

What better way could there be to start May other than coming to your Folk Club on Friday 7th May to see the wonderful JEZ LOWE?

Jez needs no introduction to dedicated Folk fans but for anyone who is unaware of his credentials he has his own blend of North East wit and humour, couple that with carefully crafted songs, guitar work and chat and you've got an evening to remember.

Jezís songs have been recorded by the great and good of the folk world including Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and The Tannahill Weavers and literally hundreds of artists from as far away as Australia, Canada, and the U.S. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, and BLACK DIAMONDS have generated scores of cover versions, and are now classics of their age.

The following Friday, 14th May, sees the return of ALAN PROSSER.

Alan is probably best known for the soaring power riffs that are the backbone of folk rock icons Oysterband. However, when Alan visited us last year showed us that he has a softer side to him with so many facets to his music. Country, Jazz, Folk, Blues they were all there played to absolute perfection. 

There is little doubt that Alan was a great hit with the Woodman faithful and we are delighted to welcome him back.

Friday 21st May sees the long overdue return to the Woodman of ALLAN TAYLOR.

Allan Taylor is, without doubt one of the very best songwriters that you will ever hope to see. His songs are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, with his instantly recognisable voice, attractively dark and mellow, and his intricately detailed yet full-sounding guitar playing.
You can always tell the quality of a songwriter when you see who has covered his songs. So how about these for starters? Fairport Convention, Marie Little, Nana Mouskouri, John Wright and the legendary Don Williams who received a platinum disc for his recording of ďItís Good To See YouĒ have all recorded Allanís songs.

Artists of this calibre do not come around very often. Make sure you donít miss him! 

The following Friday 28th May itís your turn when we host one of our SINGERS NIGHTS. We never know what to expect on a Singers Night so why donít you bring along your guitar, mandolin or fiddle and give us a tune and a song (Banjos are a loud). Alternatively, you could just come along and listen to some of the very best local talent around. 

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

Look forward to seeing you soon,