Newsletter June 2010

02 Jun 2010

In our 40th year and stronger than ever

Hi Folks

As May gives way to June it is a sobering thought that in a few short weeks the 39th season at The Woodman will be drawing to a close and plans are already in hand for our Ruby anniversary year. This is, however, a little way in the future and before then we still have some sparkling entertainment for you.

This Friday 4th June we have another SINGERS NIGHT. Quite a few people are still away on their holidays and it is therefore likely that there will be no PA available. We have held similar acoustic nights in the past and they have been very successful; so don’t be put off, come along and join in the fun.

The following week, Friday 11th June we welcome DRIFTWOOD to The Woodman for the first time. Yet another import from Shropshire, DRIFTWOOD play an amazing mixture of folk, blues gospel jazz and country. 

One thing is for certain; the stage will be a little congested, as there were, at the last count, five members of the band. I first saw DRIFTWOOD about 4 years or so ago in a small pub in Oakengates. It was a very noisy venue but their quality and musicianship soon had the crowd listening. 

We welcome yet another new name at the club on Friday 18th June when our guests will be JINSKI.

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne JINSKI are two highly individual guitarists/musicians with strong distinctive voices. 

Steve Jinski is a singer songwriter who has played live throughout Britain, Europe and Scandinavia. Dave Kennedy is an innovative and original guitar player who has been working with Steve over the last couple of years slowly forging a musical partnership that continues to grow. JINSKI have a wealth of great original songs that draw upon acoustic roots and country music whilst remaining resolutely modern.

Back in the mid 80’s I went to see a band at the MEB Sports and Social Club in Kingswinford. The social club eventually moved from Kingswinford and found a new home at The Ashwood (check out the clock opposite the bar!). On that night, the band I saw was RED SHOES and they are our guests on Friday 25th June.

Carolyn and Mark have been playing together for over 25 years and have always attracted attention. Clive Gregson produced their first couple of records and latterly they have been “adopted” by Dave Pegg who produced their latest CD entitled “Ring Around The Land”. Drawing heavily on their own skilful material the CD is a triumph. All being well, the very talented Busby should join RED SHOES for the evening

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

Look forward to seeing you soon,