Well, that’s it for another year, Summer that is and phew, what a scorcher it was!.….Several festivals visited and many pints quaffed and before ye know it it’s Woodman opening time again, and once again we have an exciting line-up for you this September to kick-start the year off, albeit a slightly later start than usual, so fewer guests to tell you about, but here goes:
Friday 14th September will be the first one of our legendary Singers’ Nights. Don’t be disappointed, these singers nights are normally over-subscribed so do please contact Debby or Derry on 01384 560462 to ensure you get a floor spot, we have a maximum of 14 slots. Alternatively just come and enjoy the talent on display. A great night is guaranteed! Also it will be membership renewal night: only a fiver and you save a pound on every other night at the club. You know it makes sense!
Then on the 21st we are pleased to welcome back Mad Jocks & Englishmen.
This will be the second visit of the irrepressible MJ&E to the club after a triumphant debut in November 2016. The band are legendary around the folk clubs and festivals of Olde England having been recording and performing for over 40 years, so they know a thing or two about putting on a good show. The three original members that form the band are George Gallagher (vocals and guitar), Nick Weston (banjo) and Andy Brownlie (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and the music, though folk based, is now much more eclectic and the typical Jocks set will incorporate bluegrass, folk, contemporary, and a generous smattering of comedy. You won’t be disappointed!
And finally Friday the 28th we are again hosting Mike Silver. Although this will be his tenth visit to the club since the start of this century, it has actually been three years since we had a visit from Mike! After many years of hard work he became an ‘overnight success’ when the late Terry Wogan played his song “A Matter of Pride” extensively on Radio 2. Mike is probably one of the most popular performers on the folk scene and his visits to The Woodman invariably become one of the highlights of the year. With his easy, laid back style, golden voice and superb songs it is certainly a night you will not want to miss. He’s released a new CD since his last visit too so you might want to check out the merchandise table.
A cracking start I’m sure you’ll agree so we are looking forward to seeing all the old, (in the nicest possible way), faces back at the club as well as all the lucky folks who’ve yet to find us! The rest of the year is mapped out already – do check the website – and we have a fantastic array of artistes lined up as well as all our talented resident performers so ‘come on down’…..you know you want to!