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DEVIZES FOLK CLUB DIARY

Last Updated 04 September 2017 11:24

DEVIZES FOLK CLUB DIARY image SEPTEMBER

  4th All Welcome Night

11th Guest: CHRIS FOSTER - English singer and guitarist Chris Foster is a master of his trade recently described as “one of the finest singers and most thoughtful inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs.” In an article in fROOTS magazine Colin Irwin wrote “Chris Foster merits legend status, one of the very best in the second wave of the Brit folk revival, as important as Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan and Nic Jones in the way he modernised and invested traditional songs with inventive guitar arrangements and potent vocal delivery.” His album ‘OUTSIDERS’ was one of the runners up in the 2008 fROOTS magazine best CD poll of 300 critics and broadcasters. Chris grew up in Somerset, in the south west of England, where he first heard and started singing folk songs; tales of romance, magic, murder, liquor, love, adultery and cross-dressing. These shared experiences of the human condition are instantly recognisable to all audiences, crossing boundaries of urban and rural experience, of past and present. On stage his fine musicianship is underpinned by his urbane wit and engaging enthusiasm for his music that draws the audience into his performance. Over the past 40 plus years he has performed and recorded throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA and even once in China.

18th All Welcome Night and interestingly all are welcome!

25th All Welcome Night - another chance to do your thing

 

OCTOBER

2nd All Welcome Night

9th All Welcome Night

16th GUEST: LIGHTGARDEN - Exquisite, refreshing, original. “LightGarden is without doubt one of the most enthralling acts on the scene” (Talk Magazine) LightGarden’s genre-defying music has world, folk and traditional influences, fast and gentle. Their original songs and music combine intricate guitar, harmonium, bouzouki, fiddle and clarinet interwoven with the harmonic bell-like sounds of overtone singing to produce a unique, uplifting, unexpected and irresistible sound "for which the word beautiful might have been invented". Audiences have said “ I don’t know how to describe LightGarden but they’re a real experience” , “Lush, in a good way!”and “My favourite festival moment”.

23d All Welcome Night

30th All Welcome Night

NOVEMBER

6th All Welcome Night

13th All Welcome Night

20th Guest: Jody Kruskal - What a few people have said about Jody!

“What a refreshing sound!” - Sing out! “Brilliant concertina player” - Vin Garbutt "Fab" - Heather Wood "Supremely entertaining" - Colin Dipper “You went down very well and we took you to our hearts” - Clive Pownceby, Bothy Folk Club “Amazing concertina player from America. Really swings. You’ve got to be a truly great Anglo concertina player to be able to get music like that out of the squeezebox. Great stuff” - Mike Harding “Thank you for one of our best evenings entertainments. A fantastic evening at the Folk Club - Jody is a great communicator and musician. He held the audience in his hand for his whole performance." - John Cave, Seaford Folk Club “Jody has a style all of his own and it's highly addictive. Not just a player but a great singer as well - old-time, rag time, music hall, a good time all around.” - John Bentham from Tigerfolk in Derbyshire “Technical fireworks... exceptional skills... very exciting playing... he's able to make the anglo-concertina sound like a mouth organ... bending and blurring notes, so that his playing could never be mistaken for that of an English or even Irish player. ” - Rod Stradling, Musical Traditions "Jody is an Anglo concertina virtuoso from the USA with a joyful, energetic & distinctive style; he's a master of American contra dance, old-time and music-hall. He's a fine singer. He writes stonkingly good tunes, too.” - Lewes Saturday Folk Club "Jody was excellent with a great presence, interesting and unusual songs and, for me as an Anglo player, really inspiring box playing." - Colin Andrews in Devon's "What's Afoot"

27th All Welcome Night

DECEMBER

5th All Welcome Night

December l1th: Party Night with TINKERS BAG. A round up of all the bands favourite songs and tunes. Catch 'em while you can.

CLOSED Till Jan 8th

Merry Christmas and watch out for the Famous Potterne Mummers coming to a pub near you in the week running up to Christmas Eve.

Who would you like to see at the club? email us and we'll see what we can do.