What's On

NETTLEBED FOLK SONG CLUB

THE VILLAGE CLUB HIGH ST NETTLEBED nr. HENLEY OXON RG9 5DD

www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk

MONDAYS 8 - 11pm

Patron: Phil Beer. Residents: Kith & Kin, Bruce Gomersall and Jackie Oates.


APR 3 & 4

FEAST OF FIDDLES - Our biggest act of the year. 6 top class fiddlers including Peter Knight and Chris Leslie with a powerful backline including Dave Mattacks. 2 shows - Mon & Tues.



APR 10

JOHN McCUSKER BAND - One of the UK’s most gifted & versatile musicians in any genre. He played a sell out show for us in Feb with McGoldrick & Doyle, John returns with his 5 piece ensemble including Adam Holmes. Vocals, fiddles, mandolin, guitar, cittern, flute & whistles.



APR 24

HOME SERVICE - Now fronted by John Kirkpatrick and with a new album ‘A New Ground’ this band is a folk institution - One of the most unique sounds that could grace any stage, with nothing remotely comparable in the folk arena. Vocals, squeezebox, guitar, flute & reeds, trombone, tuba, bass, percussion, keyboards, trumpet & flugel horn.



MAY 8

THE RHEINGANS SISTERS - Winners of ‘Best Original Track’ & nominated for the ‘Horizon Award’ in the 2016 BBC Folk Awards, this song & fiddle duo are hot property!



MAY 15

THE PHIL BEER BAND - Best known as one half of Show of Hands, Phil is touring his band one more time, on this occasion including Emily Slade. Vocals, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, melodeon, bass & drums. 'Where Steve Earle & Richard Thompson collide' – The Guardian.



MAY 16 (Tue)

VALENTINE FLEMING COMMEMORATION EVENING - COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON with STEVE KNIGHTLEY, MEGAN HENWOOD & MORE! - In 1913 Valentine (Ian Fleming's father) opened Nettlebed Village Club. May 1917 saw him killed in action in WW1. His picture hangs over our bar & his family still own our building today. Tonight Coope, Boyes & Simpson, in one of their last gigs, will be performing songs of that time including 2 that they have specially written about Valentine along with some readings. Also appearing will be Steve Knightley from Show of Hands, Megan Henwood & more. After costs, proceeds from this evening will be going to the Village Club Roof Fund.



MAY 22

FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Get your tickets before they all sell out!



JUN 5

CHRIS & KELLIE WHILE - The world class vocals of Chris While (St Agnes Fountain) & the uncannily similar quality of daughter, Kellie (Albion Xmas) combine for this special evening.



JUN 12

THE ELEPHANT SESSIONS - Following their storming shows at Celtic Connections these Scots Trad Awards winners are coming south for some shows to promote their new album. Already renowned for their breathtaking live shows creating a truly unique sound amongst the current traditional music scene. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass & drums.



JUN 19

NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN - Nancy is a winner of BBC Folk Singer of the Year and together, Nancy and James have twice won BBC Folk Awards for Best Duo and the Horizon Award! Beautiful and strong harmony singing with breathtaking instrumentals.



JUN 26

CARA - This Celtic music line-up features four of Germany’s finest traditional musicians, alongside Scottish singer/songwriter Kim Edgar, delivering an innovative blend of old & new material, fronted by twin lead vocals with fiddle, pipes, piano, bodhran, flute, accordion, guitar & dobro "a musical force to be reckoned with” **** The Scotsman



JUL 3

JIM CAUSLEY & JACKIE OATES - Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song & particularly that of his native Westcountry. Multi ward winning Jackie Oates needs no introduction to Nettlebed!



JUL 10

JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER - Nominated Best Duo in the 2017 BBC Awards.



JUL 17

MEGAN HENWOOD - Megan & her musicians preview her new album just for us.



JUL 24

FOLK ON THE ROCKS - Pete Lincoln & the Feast of Fiddles musicians inc Alan Whetton on sax are going to show us where Baker St & Maggie May meet the folk scene again!


OTHER ADVANCE DATEs...


SEP 4 - SHIRE FOLK SHOWCASE with EMILY BARKER & MORE!

NOV 20 - LAU.


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