Newsletter - Sep/Oct 2021

Updated
02 Sep 2021

Well, it’s been a rum old eighteen months or so hasn’t it? No doubt many of us have suffered from the dreaded Cov word, and sadly some of us may possibly have known someone who’s succumbed to it although I do hope not. We all know it’s not behind us yet, merely in remission for a little while, ‘cos it ain’t gonna go away is it? Anyway, the long awaited fantastic news is that:

THE WOODMAN REOPENS ITS DOORS ON SEPTEMBER 17TH 

Yes Friday 17th September will be the reopening night and will be 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 24th we have a very long awaited return of one of the Woodman’s old faithful stalwarts, namely Pete Kelly. Seems like forever since his last appearance, but now it’s……...yes it’s PK night!! 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! Pete has been delighting audiences both at the club, in other local venues and indeed further afield 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!

Friday 1st October will see us once again hosting Fragile Hearts. Now firmly established as regular club guests and great friends, Steve Nesbitt and Helena Rosewell formed this contemporary folk duo a couple of years ago, and have already built a reputation as highly captivating performers.

Steve’s songwriting, haunting melodies and accomplished guitar playing will tug at your heartstrings. Helena trained as a cellist at the Royal College of Music in London. Her enchanting cello playing brings a depth and beauty to the music that makes The Fragile Hearts a unique and engaging experience. Welcome back to the Woodman folks.

On the 8th it’ll be our old friends from Wales, Ruth & Ken Powell. We are once again delighted to present this formidable pairing. Two thirds of ‘Risky Business’ but also excellent as a duo, they have played the Woodman several times before but not since 2015. As well as being a masterful guitarist Ken is also a superb luthier and you can bet that tonight’s instruments will all be of his own construction. Ruth is just simply a brilliant vocalist and together they’ll put on a show that will leave you wanting more.

The 15th will be another of our excellent 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!

Which brings us to the 22nd and a welcome return of our own Stourbridge lad Eddy Morton. Eddy has appeared fairly regularly over many years now, primarily several appearances with the brilliant Bushburys (or The New Bushbury Mountain Daredevils if your memory stretches back that far), but also as a solo act and if my memory serves me right I believe he’s also appeared with Sunjay in the past – but don’t quote me on that. Who really knows whether he will be solo tonight or whether he’ll cajole one or two of his musical compadres (of which he has many) to accompany him…….he’s a bit unpredictable like that, however a first rate show is guaranteed in any event.

Finally for this month Will Morgan will regale us with his own special brand of musical merriment on Friday 29th October. It was January ‘19 that Will last appeared at the club. 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.

So that’s it folks, almost normal service will be resumed from September 17th and all subsequent Fridays and we’re really hoping to see as many of you as possible, cos’ let’s face it, it’s bin a long wait for the music to return!

See you there

Rob x