Newsletter - Jan 2019

24 Jan 2019

Hi everyone and a very Happy New Year from all of us at the Woodman Folk Club!!

Well it's all over bar the shouting as me old Mum used to say, and I never understood it then – still don’t. Christmas is a dim and distant memory; New Year’s celebrations are still there to look forward to (or look back at depending when you’re reading this)! The old year is almost gone and a new one begins......and we have a packed January programme for y’all down at the club, so without further ado we will begin the year on.....

……..Friday the 4th with another 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!

Then on the 11th we welcome back Will Morgan. It was exactly a year ago that Will regaled us with his special brand of mirth and merriment! A leg-end in his own lunchtime is Will, a master of the witty retort and comic song and a wonderful interpreter of the Jake Thakray catalogue most of which are funny lyrically anyway, but Will has the ability to add his own touch and his anecdotes just increase the hilarity. One of the organising team and resident performers at Brewood Folk Club, Will also performs traditional songs, monologues and tall stories all of which adds up to a great evening from a great entertainer.

Then, on the 18th we are delighted to be hosting The John Richards Band. Once again just a year since they last appeared with us. These days John’s band is a bit of a ‘moveable feast’ in that, you never know quite what you will get! He has scaled down operations from his regular band gigging days however I believe tonight we will be royally entertained by John, Emma Jones, and Jim Sutton. John always puts on a good show in whatever guise so be sure to catch this one, it’ll be worth it!

Finally on Friday the 25th we have the very welcome return, for the umpteenth time, of our old friend Pete Kelly. Again it was, strangely enough, one year ago that he last appeared – we seem to be following a bit of a pattern here?? As I’ve said before, you all know Pete; everybody knows Pete….he’s world famous from Tipton to Arizona and he might even bring along his pony, although I doubt it after last year’s ‘accident’….the cleaners have never forgiven us! Pete has been delighting audiences for many years now with his relaxed, easy style and long may he continue. An excellent guitarist, gifted songwriter, friend and long time supporter of the club, and all round good egg. Welcome back Pete!

So a warm welcome return to the January Three, not exactly free but very reasonably priced I’m sure you’ll agree. A month of fun and frolics to look forward to on these dark winter Friday nights.

Not a bad start I reckon, so here’s to 2019…..bring it on!!