Newsletter - October 2017

04 Oct 2017

Iím late, Iím lateÖfor a very importantÖerrÖ.newsletter!
Sorry about this but Iím blaming my cold! Must try harder as my old school reports habitually stated. Anyway, better late than never.
September got us off to a cracking start to the new season and October promises to be no less entertaining so without further adoÖÖ
Tomorrow night, Friday 6th we are again presenting the fantastic Dan Walsh, banjo virtuoso, cracking singer and all round nice guy! Thisíll be Danís third visit to the club which just proves how popular heís been in previous ones. If I hadnít just checked I wouldnít have believed that it was way back in March 2015 he last appeared, it doesnít seem anything like that. Undoubtedly one of the best banjo players in the UK, Dan plays a very varied mix of styles taking in folk, funk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and even a few Indian Ragaís thrown in for good measure. He really does make it sing in whatever way he likes! Welcome back Dan!
Friday 13th is another fantastic Singers Night. You know the drill, get there early to book your spot as Singers' Nights are very popular and slots are limited However, to be sure, it would be best to book a spot in advance by contacting Debby & Derry either by phone or email - contact details are on the home page. Spots are limited to 14 and always fill up very quickly.
Please note that if you have pre-booked a spot you need to be at the club before 8:30 to confirm, or the slot may be re-allocated.
Then on the 20th we have the long awaited return of Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby. Not seen at the club since 2012 so therefore way overdue. Brian and Cathryn have visited the club on many occasions and enthralled us with their delightfully laid back, easy style, enchanting vocals and Brianís dazzling guitar virtuosity. Tonight will Iím sure be no exception. With Brian originally hailing from Northern Ireland and Cathryn from the US of A we can expect an evening of eclectic, largely self-penned music inspired by life on both sides of the pond. They are undoubtedly one of the folk genreís best loved duos and we take pleasure in welcoming them back to the Woodman.
And finally on the 27th we present the return of Jinski. Thisíll be the third visit to the club from Newcastle based Dave Kennedy and Steve Wegrzynski who together form Jinski. They are both accomplished guitarists with strong, distinctive voices and prolific songwriting skill. They have recorded with many influential artistes on the modern folk scene including Karen Tweed, and Pete Challoner from the Old/New Rope String band and have supported artistes such as Joe Jackson, the Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Kathryn Tickell. They gave us a great nightís entertainment back in February of 2015 so itís high time for this very welcome return visit.
And that about wraps up the month of October and Iím sure youíll agree itís pretty impressive wrapping too!! So, we look forward to seeing you whichever nights you can makeÖ....come on down and enjoy yourselves, you know it makes sense.