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(Wednesday) August 8th 2018
at Newdigate Club

****Rearranged date!****

Kevin Dempsey

Kevin Dempsey is a master performer on the guitar, an arranger, a singer and a top quality live entertainer.

He is one of the most sought-after musicians on the UK folk scene and beyond, and has played and recorded with many of the most famous names in acoustic and folk music: Dave Swarbrick, Joe Broughton, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, Whippersnapper, and Mary Black.

Whether in an intimate acoustic environment, or a large festival stage where he fills the air with spellbinding music, Kevin puts his audience at ease and takes them on a varied and wonderful musical journey.


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(Wednesday) July 25th 2018
at Newdigate Club

2nd Wednesday Only June-July-August


(Wednesday) July 11th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Miriam (Erasmus) Backhouse

Mim`s roots go back to the UK Folk Scene of the `70s when `Our Mim` was likened to Joan Baez, and ranked alongside Maddy Prior and other revivalists of the time.

Then, she played a significant role in the folk revival, appearing at most of the Folk Clubs and Festivals of the time, including Edinburgh and Cambridge, with acclaim from all the leading critics of the day. Miriam`s interpretation of traditional and modern folk songs are unique, and her ability to lead a Folk audience into chorus singing, particularly, `Keys of Canterbury` at Cambridge Folk Festival 1976, is the stuff of legends.

Over the years in South Africa, she has entertained for many concerts and festivals, including Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and Splashy Fen `Over Africa` features on the 10 years CD - and established herself as a shining light in the entertainment business.

She is unique in South Africa, her songs, like `The beautiful pass at Van Reenen` and `Over Africa` have become part of their music heritage.

Her `protest` songs about the border war `I don`t want my child to die` (Richard Haslop featured this on his `Roots to Fruits` radio show) and `Mother`s lament` have been recognised as some of the best, ranking alongside those from other troubled lands like Ireland, USA etc.

These songs, and the music of South Africa, are becoming world renowned now, and Mim is part of this surge.

She originally retired from the UK Folk Scene in 1977, to have a family, and now they have flown the nest, the family encouraged her to get back `out there`, and she is now re-established as Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Professional Folk Singer, in the UK. Folk Club, Arts Centre and Festival appearances there have been a great success and Miriam`s UK 2007 tour was a sell out.

Since marrying John Erasmus, relocating to South Africa, in 1977, and raising a family, she has diversified into the full range of music, playing `Anna` in `The King and I` under the direction of EOH


(Wednesday) June 27th 2018
at Newdigate Club

2nd Wednesday Only June-July-August


(Wednesday) June 13th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

'There's Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and then there's DeBarra's' (Christy Moore). On their annual Irish Tour, DeBarra's, one of Ireland's finest Folk Clubs, is also one of Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer's best loved music venues to perform. With their unique onstage-chemistry and their often commented-on very special harmonies, the Anglo-German duo from Staffordshire entertain and engage their audience with acoustic originals and folk club favourites. Briefly, "Songs with groove and goose bumps guaranteed", as a German newspaper put it recently. Sharing vocal duties, the "two exceptional musicians" perform "sometimes powerful with groove, sometimes poetically tender". Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer have their individual styles which combine beautifully and, together with their light-hearted banter, they provide a truly memorable experience. Karen one moment has the voice of an angel with her heart-wrenching ballads and then, as if from nowhere, comes a powerful and gritty vocal that leaves audiences mesmerised. She adds with alto-recorder, tin whistle and percussive instruments to Paul's admirable guitar playing. This is their 5th year of performance together and in their luggage they proudly bring along their second album 'Marble Town'. "The likable, humorous style in which they treat their audience is also reflected in their own songs", which they present along with a selection of classics from folk icons such as Richard Thompson, Dougie MacLean, Jimmy MacCarthy or Christy Moore - and sometimes the odd German folk song, or even a German 'joke', will find its way into the diversified evening of entertainment.

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(Wednesday) May 23rd 2018
at Newdigate Club
Final Festival Fundraiser of the spring - next session September!

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Malc and Gill have more than 90 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene and the wider music scene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for a dozen or so years, have been an integral part of the Midlands folkscene singing solo and in various other line-ups since the mid-sixties!

Malc Gurnham is an excellent singer, plays quite a variety of instuments (most of them with strings!) and is a highly regarded solo performer. He also can be found running singarounds and acting as an MC at many festivals throughout the country. He has played in numerous bands as well as a solist, in both the "popular" and folk music scene, currently in addition to singing with Gill also is part of GLORISHEARS CEILIDH BAND, and THE OLD 'UNs, (along with Gill) - A six-piece band consisting of a very experienced group of performer friends specially put together for Bedworth Folk Festival - but has now gained quite a local following and is also doing the occasional "other" gig! Latterly he has also played in THE KATHERINE FEAR BAND, and appeared on recordings by a number of well know performers including the late Johnny Collins As well as performing Malc promotes many folk events - he is Festival Director of BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL and the Organiser of BEDWORTH FOLK CLUB, one of the longest running clubs in the country, runs his own small recording studio FAT SAM MUSIC, and has presented his own Folk Music show on BBC Local Radio.

Gill Gilsenan started singing at The Corner House Folk Club in the 70's (Run at the time by Malc) with her partner and later to be husband BRYAN SUNDERLAND, as a duo they became quite popular around the Midlands folk scene under the collective name of "THE FLYING SUNDERLANDS" performing close harmony Contemporary songs and traditional songs, particularly those from Bryans native North-East of England, and regularly visited Newcastles' popular Bridge Folk Club. Sadly Bryan died in the 80's, and although frequenting the


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(Wednesday) May 9th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Phil Hare

Phil Hare is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer.

In his professional capacity Phil teaches guitar, plays solo gigs in folk/roots venues around the world, deps occasionally with other bands and also plays as a session musician.

Check out his YouTube videos which are largely improvised in that Phil gets an idea around a structure and then records it in a fairly 'ad hoc' way - primarily to remember the idea without writing it down, and to have a frame of reference.

As Phil writes everything on the guitar, most of thes YouTube videos are guitar-based - and indeed, many are instrumental. That is not to say that Phil's live gigs are instrumental affairs; in fact there are many songs. But, as Phil largely writes his own songs, he would prefer it if you bought the CD's or downloads rather than taking it all from YouTube!


(Wednesday) April 25th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Phil Riley and Neil Mercer

Phil Riley and Neil Mercer

Neil first began playing music in public in the 1960s in a Cumbrian rock band called The Norsemen, who supplemented their pocket money by playing in some of the roughest youth and social clubs on the west coast. As the folk music revival got under way, he switched with some relief to playing in folk clubs and took up the mandolin and pipes to add to the guitar.

Phil started out in folk clubs in the Midlands, doing his first solo gig when he was 16. He teamed up with Neil in (about) 1969, eventually releasing a single on Polydor in `76 with a band called `Kites`. As a result of this, Pete Townsend, of The Who, signed Phil to his Eel Pie Publishing Company.

The two went their own ways after this but began collaborating again a few years ago and in 2017 eventually finished recording the `LP` they had started in 1976. It`s now a CD called `Lost Legions` and is available through Phil`s website www.philriley.org.uk where you can also hear a few songs too.

`Some bushel you`ve been hiding your light under . . It felt like I`d met an old friend . . . Lost Legions has some great songs on it . . . Forty years in the making but all the better for that . . . ` Mike Harding


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(Wednesday) April 11th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Geoff Higginbottom

The Stockport-born singer and teller of tall tales delights his audiences with powerful ballads and shanties, often with irresistible choruses. Whether singing unaccompanied or with six and 12 string guitar, bodhran and Appalachian dulcimer, Geoff’s guest appearances are like spending a raucous evening with an old friend. He first sang in public on the northern pub and folk club circuit in the 1980s and started to gain more widespread attention as a finalist in a competition in Warwick Folk Festival before getting booked and rebooked at Sidmouth Folk Festival. Geoff’s first album, Songs From The Levenshulme Triangle came out in 1985. As well as a popular and frequently-booked guest at clubs across the UK, Geoff has also sung as part of the acclaimed shanty trio, Three Sheets To The Wind with Keith Kendrick and Derek Gifford. When not playing clubs and festivals, Geoff has moonlighted as a bit-part actor on television soaps with appearances on Coronation Street, Brookside and Emmerdale.

(Wednesday) March 28th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Malc and Gill have more than 90 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene and the wider music scene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for a dozen or so years, have been an integral part of the Midlands folkscene singing solo and in various other line-ups since the mid-sixties!

Malc Gurnham is an excellent singer, plays quite a variety of instuments (most of them with strings!) and is a highly regarded solo performer. He also can be found running singarounds and acting as an MC at many festivals throughout the country. He has played in numerous bands as well as a solist, in both the "popular" and folk music scene, currently in addition to singing with Gill also is part of GLORISHEARS CEILIDH BAND, and THE OLD 'UNs, (along with Gill) - A six-piece band consisting of a very experienced group of performer friends specially put together for Bedworth Folk Festival - but has now gained quite a local following and is also doing the occasional "other" gig! Latterly he has also played in THE KATHERINE FEAR BAND, and appeared on recordings by a number of well know performers including the late Johnny Collins As well as performing Malc promotes many folk events - he is Festival Director of BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL and the Organiser of BEDWORTH FOLK CLUB, one of the longest running clubs in the country, runs his own small recording studio FAT SAM MUSIC, and has presented his own Folk Music show on BBC Local Radio.

Gill Gilsenan started singing at The Corner House Folk Club in the 70's (Run at the time by Malc) with her partner and later to be husband BRYAN SUNDERLAND, as a duo they became quite popular around the Midlands folk scene under the collective name of "THE FLYING SUNDERLANDS" performing close harmony Contemporary songs and traditional songs, particularly those from Bryans native North-East of England, and regularly visited Newcastles' popular Bridge Folk Club. Sadly Bryan died in the 80's, and although frequenting the


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(Wednesday) March 14th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Kevin Dempsey

Kevin Dempsey is a master performer on the guitar, an arranger, a singer and a top quality live entertainer.

He is one of the most sought-after musicians on the UK folk scene and beyond, and has played and recorded with many of the most famous names in acoustic and folk music: Dave Swarbrick, Joe Broughton, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, Whippersnapper, and Mary Black.

Whether in an intimate acoustic environment, or a large festival stage where he fills the air with spellbinding music, Kevin puts his audience at ease and takes them on a varied and wonderful musical journey.


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(Wednesday) February 14th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Martyn Oram

So where did it all begin?

Martyn was born in his grandparents' house in Plymouth, Devon, and lived in Mombasa, Kenya for two years before settling in Bath, Somerset.

He bought an electric guitar when he was ten and started to learn the violin at eleven. After Hendrix died, the electric guitar was soon swapped for an acoustic and Donovan became a major influence, along with the Incredible String Band, Roy Harper, Leonard Cohen, and Tom Paxton. Learning fiddle tunes from Fairport Convention and other LP`s, (which soon destroyed these albums!), he formed `GULL MAC MORNA` with three school friends and they began playing around the local folk scene.

In 1974, he went to Warwick University and was roomed with Keith Donnelly from South Shields, who played acoustic guitar and shared the same musical tastes. Together they formed `WATERFALL`, and became residents of the University Folk Club, mixing songs by Jonathon Kelly, Gerry Rafferty, Al Stewart etc with traditional ballads and tunes, and slowly began including their own original compositions.

After graduating in 1977, they took the plunge and decided to commit themselves full time to music. Joining an alternative country/rock band for 6 months, called `VAN DE HOOG`S ELDERFLOWER REMEDY`, (with Martin Bell, later of the WONDERSTUFF), they quickly learnt all about PA systems, sleeping in vans and life on the road.

Read the full story on his web site!


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(Wednesday) January 10th 2018
at Newdigate Club

Bill Bates

Bill says ......

I love to perform my songs at folk clubs, folk festivals and at house parties. I perform a mixed set of funny songs and serious songs. My objective is to entertain and have some fun and hopefully you will enjoy yourself at the same time.

I call myself a Dyxsluxic Song Writer, which just about sums me up. I go wrong every now and again but I keep smiling.

I am not as good a songwriter as Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) and not as funny as Keith Donnelly. I thought I`d let you know this to manage your expectations!

Well we think he's as good as Steve Knightley (even if he isn't quite as funny as Keith Donnelly) only joking Bill!!


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(Wednesday) December 27th 2017
at Newdigate Club

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS!


(Wednesday) December 13th 2017
at Newdigate Club
Christmas Party with a very Special Guest ...

Stanley Accrington

Stanley emerged from the dark days of the late 1970's and has been terrorising the cultural world ever since. He has written hundreds of songs in a range of styles on a vast rake of subjects. There are old-style songs on current happenings and modern style songs on ancient events. There are poems, pastiches, parodies, and possibly anything. Apart from the silly and very silly material, Stanley has always been writing serious songs to confuse the situation further. Stanley has been performing all over UK and occasionally beyond at a wide variety of locations and events. The pigreon-hole to put this stuff in is "miscellaneous-ish"

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(Friday) November 24th 2017
at Various venues throughout Bedworth
... and continuing through 25th & 26th November - see Bedworth Folk Festival Web site for full information

BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL


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(Wednesday) November 22nd 2017
at Newdigate Club
Pre-festival Singaround

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Malc and Gill have more than 90 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene and the wider music scene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for a dozen or so years, have been an integral part of the Midlands folkscene singing solo and in various other line-ups since the mid-sixties!

Malc Gurnham is an excellent singer, plays quite a variety of instuments (most of them with strings!) and is a highly regarded solo performer. He also can be found running singarounds and acting as an MC at many festivals throughout the country. He has played in numerous bands as well as a solist, in both the "popular" and folk music scene, currently in addition to singing with Gill also is part of GLORISHEARS CEILIDH BAND, and THE OLD 'UNs, (along with Gill) - A six-piece band consisting of a very experienced group of performer friends specially put together for Bedworth Folk Festival - but has now gained quite a local following and is also doing the occasional "other" gig! Latterly he has also played in THE KATHERINE FEAR BAND, and appeared on recordings by a number of well know performers including the late Johnny Collins As well as performing Malc promotes many folk events - he is Festival Director of BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL and the Organiser of BEDWORTH FOLK CLUB, one of the longest running clubs in the country, runs his own small recording studio FAT SAM MUSIC, and has presented his own Folk Music show on BBC Local Radio.

Gill Gilsenan started singing at The Corner House Folk Club in the 70's (Run at the time by Malc) with her partner and later to be husband BRYAN SUNDERLAND, as a duo they became quite popular around the Midlands folk scene under the collective name of "THE FLYING SUNDERLANDS" performing close harmony Contemporary songs and traditional songs, particularly those from Bryans native North-East of England, and regularly visited Newcastles' popular Bridge Folk Club. Sadly Bryan died in the 80's, and although frequenting the


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(Wednesday) November 8th 2017
at Newdigate Club

K C Jones

K C JONES Karen and Colin are a local husband and wife duo. Karen has been involved with the local music and drama scene since the age of nine! Colin made his debut as an Actor last year in one of the many local productions that the couple are involved in. They perform a wonderful set of mainly self-penned songs by Karen with harmonies from Colin and a very accomplished guitar style. The couple are great supporters of the local folk scene and have also performed in the Festival Fund Raising sessions.

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(Wednesday) October 25th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Tom Patterson & Dave Morton

TOM PATTERSON & DAVE MORTON Tom and Dave are based in the Midlands, but most of the songs(mainly written by Tom) are about the north east of England, his homeland. Tom sings and plays nylon strung guitar while Dave also plays guitar along with concertina and mandolin. Tom is a skilled songwriter, ably painting pictures of characters, stories and places he has come across over the years, all in the traditional idiom. In particular, he has the knack of writing a good chorus that stays with you for some time after.

(Wednesday) October 11th 2017
at Newdigate Club
First appeared at Bedworth Folk Club in seventies - A truly legendary act .....

Gary & Vera Aspey

Gary & Vera Aspey became full time professional artists in April 1974. Their experience and performance content has, over the years, taken them to many varied venues including Folk Clubs, Arts Centres, Theatres, PTA & Sports Clubs, Round Table & Masonic evenings, TV & Radio, around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Brunei, Oman, the Falkland & Ascension Islands, Belize, Cyprus, Sardinia and several European Countries. Contacting the audience is uppermost in each of Gary & Vera Aspeys performances, when presenting their songs (some as singer-song writers) combining the reality of life, the seriousness and the laughter of it all. Together with the tradition of the county inwhich they were born, when called upon to display Lancashire Clog Dancing, their performance constitutes:AN ASPEY EXPERIENCE. Instrumentation includes guitar, piano accordian and concertina, together with additional musicians at selected venues.

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(Wednesday) September 27th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Dave Fry

Dave started by playing a Chad Valley tin banjo, when he was 10 years old, till he blistered his thumb and he was hooked! He bought his first home-made guitar at twelve. He played in beat groups in Cumbria in the swinging 60s, then found folk at 17. He fell in love with twelve-string guitar at 18 and has been playing one ever since. He moved to the Midlands in 1969 and ran the Corner House Folk Club, Bedworth, for some years in the early 70s, but dropped out due to work and family commitments, restarting in 2000. Daves influences have been Tom Paxton, Colin Scott, Harvey Andrews and, of cou

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(Wednesday) September 13th 2017
at Newdigate Club

John Richards

JOHN RICHARDS is returning to the Club as a Solo performer this time which is a great pleasure for us. He performs his own songs in such a meticulous way that you cant help yourself but to join in. His songs cover many subjects particularly those of the Black Country where John was born and raised. His material is covered widely by artstes such as Fairport Convention, Bill Caddick, Damien Barber to name but a few as well as many other people on the folk scene who remain anonymous, the most popular being Shine On and The Deserter.

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(Wednesday) August 23rd 2017
at Newdigate Club

Summer Closure June/July/August


(Wednesday) August 9th 2017
at Newdigate Club
The Annual Summer Big Sing

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Malc and Gill have more than 90 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene and the wider music scene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for a dozen or so years, have been an integral part of the Midlands folkscene singing solo and in various other line-ups since the mid-sixties!

Malc Gurnham is an excellent singer, plays quite a variety of instuments (most of them with strings!) and is a highly regarded solo performer. He also can be found running singarounds and acting as an MC at many festivals throughout the country. He has played in numerous bands as well as a solist, in both the "popular" and folk music scene, currently in addition to singing with Gill also is part of GLORISHEARS CEILIDH BAND, and THE OLD 'UNs, (along with Gill) - A six-piece band consisting of a very experienced group of performer friends specially put together for Bedworth Folk Festival - but has now gained quite a local following and is also doing the occasional "other" gig! Latterly he has also played in THE KATHERINE FEAR BAND, and appeared on recordings by a number of well know performers including the late Johnny Collins As well as performing Malc promotes many folk events - he is Festival Director of BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL and the Organiser of BEDWORTH FOLK CLUB, one of the longest running clubs in the country, runs his own small recording studio FAT SAM MUSIC, and has presented his own Folk Music show on BBC Local Radio.

Gill Gilsenan started singing at The Corner House Folk Club in the 70's (Run at the time by Malc) with her partner and later to be husband BRYAN SUNDERLAND, as a duo they became quite popular around the Midlands folk scene under the collective name of "THE FLYING SUNDERLANDS" performing close harmony Contemporary songs and traditional songs, particularly those from Bryans native North-East of England, and regularly visited Newcastles' popular Bridge Folk Club. Sadly Bryan died in the 80's, and although frequenting the


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(Wednesday) July 26th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Summer Closure June/July/August


(Wednesday) July 12th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Brian Phillips

BRIAN PHILLIPS has a unique aptitude for knowing what the audience wants be it playing of instrumentals such as Angie or by singing gentle ballads and love songs. He can have you in awe one minute and in tears of laughter the next with his quirky comments and introductions. Brians recent appendage to his Act is the occasional airing of self-penned and extremely witty poetry. This is not to be missed for it is believed that he could be the next Poet Loreat.

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(Wednesday) June 28th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Summer Closure June/July/August


(Wednesday) June 14th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Maria Barham

MARIA BARHAM is now a well established singer/songwriter who performs not only solo but also in The Redhills Band. She has made a real name for herself, both locally and further afield, with a repertoire of self-penned and thoughtfully chosen covers together with traditional folk songs, all performed with accomplished guitar work. Maria supports all the local Folk Clubs and particularly Bedworth Festival Fund Raising sessions for which we are extremely grateful.

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(Wednesday) May 24th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Malc and Gill have more than 90 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene and the wider music scene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for a dozen or so years, have been an integral part of the Midlands folkscene singing solo and in various other line-ups since the mid-sixties!

Malc Gurnham is an excellent singer, plays quite a variety of instuments (most of them with strings!) and is a highly regarded solo performer. He also can be found running singarounds and acting as an MC at many festivals throughout the country. He has played in numerous bands as well as a solist, in both the "popular" and folk music scene, currently in addition to singing with Gill also is part of GLORISHEARS CEILIDH BAND, and THE OLD 'UNs, (along with Gill) - A six-piece band consisting of a very experienced group of performer friends specially put together for Bedworth Folk Festival - but has now gained quite a local following and is also doing the occasional "other" gig! Latterly he has also played in THE KATHERINE FEAR BAND, and appeared on recordings by a number of well know performers including the late Johnny Collins As well as performing Malc promotes many folk events - he is Festival Director of BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL and the Organiser of BEDWORTH FOLK CLUB, one of the longest running clubs in the country, runs his own small recording studio FAT SAM MUSIC, and has presented his own Folk Music show on BBC Local Radio.

Gill Gilsenan started singing at The Corner House Folk Club in the 70's (Run at the time by Malc) with her partner and later to be husband BRYAN SUNDERLAND, as a duo they became quite popular around the Midlands folk scene under the collective name of "THE FLYING SUNDERLANDS" performing close harmony Contemporary songs and traditional songs, particularly those from Bryans native North-East of England, and regularly visited Newcastles' popular Bridge Folk Club. Sadly Bryan died in the 80's, and although frequenting the


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(Wednesday) May 10th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Geoff Higginbottom

GEOFF HIGGINBOTTOM needs no introduction to regular Festival goers. His formidable style of playing both six and twelve string guitars, bodhran and Appalachian dulcimer to accompany his well-chosen songs is second to none as well as his choice of singing unaccompanied songs. Geoff is confident playing to all types of audiences be they very young or the more mature of audiences and his repartee with hecklers is amazing. Geoff's repertoire includes traditional and contemporary songs on a wide range of subjects and from a variety of sources all performed in a very professional manner. Geoff is also a powerful singer of shanties as well as being a versatile entertainer. In my opinion he is one of the Folk Scene's must underrated good eggs so expect a good sprinkling of songs and some cracking chorus opportunities.

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(Wednesday) April 26th 2017
at Bedworth Rugby Club

John Kearney


(Wednesday) April 12th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Hector Gilchrist

An established performer on the folk scene, Hector Gilchrist has appeared throughout the British Isles, Ireland and beyond. Born in Ayrshire, he has been involved in folk music since the early days of The Revival.Hector sings traditional and contemporary folk ballads and is acknowledged as one of Scotland's finest interpreters of Robert Burns' songs. Hector Gilchrist's vocal style and delivery make for relaxed listening, bringing a strong emotional element which holds the listener and conveys the depth of feeling in the storyline and melody. His repertoire contains songs traditional and co

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(Wednesday) March 22nd 2017
at Bedworth Rugby Club

The Thrupp'ny Bits

THRUP'NNY BITS, being Des Patalong, Barbara and Gareth Wyatt, have been friends for a long time and have appeared at the Festival and Folk Clubs helping raise funds through the Fund Raiser events as well as being guests at both the North Warwickshire Folk Clubs and many other festivals around the country. Their vast repertoire of chorus songs are taken mostly from the traditional spectrum and also included a couple of Music Hall songs together with a few contemporary ditties. The emphasis for all their performances being on entertainment and fun.

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(Wednesday) March 8th 2017
at Newdigate Club

Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter

About me - I am a singer-songwriter based in Medway, writing and performing with Brian Carter, my husband, guitarist, and musical director. Our aim is to entertain, with songs that make you laugh, or cry, or just think and make a connection with listeners and audiences. We tend to get categorised as folk musicians I guess because what we do tends to be stripped down, unplugged, story based. Let's not get into a debate about what folk music is, suffice to say that what we do is contemporary, with a nod to traditional themes. Brian has worked as a professional and semi-professional musician all of his adult life. Over the years he has developed a style which fuses jazz, folk & latin to produce a unique mix of melody and bass rhythms. I only really found my wings since we met in the 1990s although I always loved to sing, and strummed guitar to accompany myself, it was Brian who promised to put my name up in chalk. Over the years we have written commissions for BBC documentaries and Broadstairs Folk Week, we ran the First Friday Folk club at the Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, and have been supporting artists for Barbara Dickson, Jacqui McShee, Chris Wood & Jez Lowe.

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(Wednesday) February 22nd 2017
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Dragonhead

DRAGONHEAD are a husband and wife duo, offering an eclectic mix of traditional & modern folk with a Cajun slant. Ann and John's repertoire offers audiences the chance to join in and have fun. They will certainly have your feet tapping right from the start. Having supported the North Warwickshire Folk Clubs, Bedworth, Nuneaton and Atherstone, they have successfully organised Folk Nights at various Church Halls and Community Centres to promote folk artists both old and new alike.

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(Wednesday) February 8th 2017
at Newdigate Club
plus ..... 20 min "featurette" spot by the most excellent Paper Circus!

Phil Hare

PHIL HARE, master guitarist and writer of songs, excellent performer and all round good egg, is back with us this year by popular demand! Phil needs no introduction to our regulars as he always never ceases to amaze us with his witty banter and 'folk song on the hop' which is created on stage, in an instance with the audience's participation. Just be careful what you ask for!

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(Wednesday) January 25th 2017
at Bedworth Rugby Club
NOTE - This will be a special `Fancy Dress` night with a bottle of vino for the best, funniest, or daftest fancy dress!

Brian Phillips

BRIAN PHILLIPS has a unique aptitude for knowing what the audience wants be it playing of instrumentals such as Angie or by singing gentle ballads and love songs. He can have you in awe one minute and in tears of laughter the next with his quirky comments and introductions. Brian's recent appendage to his Act is the occasional airing of self-penned and extremely witty poetry. This is not to be missed for it is believed that he could be the next Poet Loreat.

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(Wednesday) January 11th 2017
at Newdigate Club
(with a "featurette" spot from Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer)

Daisybell

Daisybell are a folk trio singing and playing original and traditional material with a strong emphasis on harmonies and fun! Formed in November 2014, Katherine Fear, Ginny White and Anya Fay, who are based in Warwickshire, play guitars, ukulele, mandolin, flute, recorders, melodica and percussion in various combinations.

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(Wednesday) December 28th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS!


(Wednesday) December 14th 2016
at Newdigate Club
Christmas party with "featurette" spot by The Thrupp'ny Bits and our special guests are:

Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulbourn

Having first met in 2007, Hicks and Goulbourn are now an established act on the folk and acoustic music scene in the UK. If you've been to one of their gigs you will have been struck by their easy manner on stage, an amazing array of genres, Lynn's pure vocals and of course Steve's breathtaking guitar playing, Steve is drawn to instrumental music and, as he calls, it strangely beautiful, weird and difficult stuff. In a recent interview somebody asked him who his favourite or most influential artists were and the list included Moondog, Dusan Bogdanovic

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(Friday) November 25th 2016
at Various venues throughout Bedworth
... and continuing through 26th & 27th November - see Bedworth Folk Festival Web site for full details

BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL


(Wednesday) November 23rd 2016
at Newdigate Club
Pre-festival Singaround

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan


(Wednesday) November 9th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Anna Ryder


(Wednesday) October 26th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Dave and Julia Taylor aka "On The Fence"


(Wednesday) October 12th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Notts Alliance


(Wednesday) September 28th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Maria Barham


(Thursday) September 15th 2016
at The Greyhound (Sutton Stop, Coventry)
An extra Club night in this fantastic setting!

FOLK AT THE GREYHOUND
featuring .... Daisybell


(Wednesday) September 14th 2016
at Newdigate Club

James Hickman

James was born in Shrewsbury Shropshire where he was raised on a diet of folk and bluegrass music. James’ father (an avid bluegrass musician) bought him his first guitar and at the age of thirteen he started performing wit

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(Wednesday) August 24th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Closed July/August


(Wednesday) August 10th 2016
at Newdigate Club
Annual Mid summer Big Sing with

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan


(Wednesday) July 27th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Closed July/August


(Wednesday) July 13th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Les Sullivan


(Wednesday) June 22nd 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club

MUSIC 4 MATT

A Special Fund raising Evening for the Bates Family to support Matts cancer care (Admission £5)
"American Supper" ie Bring some food with you to share
featuring a rare reunion of....

Waterfall (Keith Donnelly & Martin Oram)


(Wednesday) June 8th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Miriam (Erasmus) Backhouse


(Wednesday) May 25th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Malc & Gill and friends


(Wednesday) May 11th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Geoff Higginbottom


(Wednesday) April 27th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Brian Phillips


(Wednesday) April 13th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Dave Gibb

Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village. A superb guitari

visit web site

(Wednesday) March 23rd 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Tom Patterson & Dave Morton


(Wednesday) March 9th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Si Barron

Si Barron is a folk singer, songwriter, superb self-taught musician based in

visit web site

(Wednesday) February 24th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Dragonhead


(Wednesday) February 10th 2016
at Newdigate Club

Damian Clarke

Damian has a new solo CD album released by Voxpop called “Paths of Desire”. A co

visit web site

(Wednesday) January 27th 2016
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Dave Fry


(Wednesday) January 13th 2016
at Newdigate Club
join us for a madcap start to the New Year
with the inimitable

Keith Donnelly


(Wednesday) December 23rd 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club

A traditional "COME ALL YE!"
Lets sing the Old Songs & the Christmas ones too!


(Wednesday) December 9th 2015
at Newdigate Club
A special CHRISTMAS PARTY featuring ...

Belzebub


(Friday) November 27th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Various events Friday 27th to Sunday 29th, part of

Bedworth Folk Festival


(Wednesday) November 25th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
FIRST Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2016

Pre-festival sing with Malc & Gill and friends


(Wednesday) November 11th 2015
at Newdigate Club

Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn

Having first met in 2007, Hicks and Goulbourn are becoming an established act on the folk and acoustic music scene in the UK and abroad. If you’ve been to one of their gigs you will have been struck by their easy

visit web site

(Wednesday) October 28th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 featuring ...

Dave and Julia Taylor
plus Malc & Gill and friends


(Wednesday) October 14th 2015
at Newdigate Club

Kip Winter & Dave Wilson (Winter Wilson)

Born: West Germany (although her family lived in Holland at the time - bad

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(Wednesday) September 23rd 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 featuring ...

Moses and the Ref
plus Malc & Gill and friends


(Wednesday) September 9th 2015
at Newdigate Club

Scarecrow


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(Wednesday) August 26th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Closed for Summer break - reopens in September


(Wednesday) August 12th 2015
at Newdigate Club

Mid-summer sing with Malc & Gill and friends


(Wednesday) July 22nd 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Closed for Summer break - reopens in September


(Wednesday) July 8th 2015
at Newdigate Club

Louise Jordan

Music which combines award winning acoustic song writing with a classical sensibility to create original compositions, musical settings of literature and unique arrangements of traditional folk songs. Louise Jordan’s songs tell tal

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(Wednesday) June 24th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Closed for Summer break - reopens in September


(Wednesday) June 10th 2015
at The Old Black Bank

John Richards


(Wednesday) May 27th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 featuring ..

Spring Sing with Malc & Gill and friends.


(Wednesday) May 13th 2015
at The Old Black Bank

Geoff Higginbottom


(Wednesday) April 22nd 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 featuring ..

Three Peace Sweet


(Wednesday) April 8th 2015
at The Old Black Bank

Phil Hare

Phil’s solo music career began almost 25 years ago and he is now widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive guitarists working on the current UK acoustic / folk music circuit.


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(Wednesday) March 25th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 featuring ..

Tom Patterson & Dave Morton


(Wednesday) March 11th 2015
at The Old Black Bank
Fabulous young duo make first visit to the area ....

Danny Pedler & Rosie Butler-Hall

Danny is a young hurdy-gurdy player from Saffron Walden and Rosie is a talented fiddle player and singer based in Wiltshire. Both come from morris dancing families and have played and danced for various sides for several years. They st

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(Wednesday) February 25th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 featuring ..

John Kearney


(Wednesday) February 11th 2015
at The Old Black Bank
First guest visit to the club of the excellent

Kim Lowings and The Greenwood


(Wednesday) January 28th 2015
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 featuring ..

Jan & Terry Wisdom (aka Highly Strung)


(Wednesday) January 14th 2015
at The Old Black Bank
January madness with ..

Bill Bates


(Wednesday) December 24th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No Rugby Club Session this month we are all celebrating Christmas!


(Wednesday) December 10th 2014
at The Old Black Bank
Christmas Party with special guest

Keith Donnelly

In no particular order Keith has been described as -
"a superbly original Stand-Up"
"a great singe

(Wednesday) November 26th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Bedworth Folk Festival 2015 Fundraiser
Hosted by ..

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan


(Wednesday) November 12th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulbourn

Having first met in 2007, Hicks and Goulbourn are becoming an established act on the folk and acoustic music scene in the UK and abroad. If you’ve been to one of their gigs you will have been struck by

visit web site

(Wednesday) October 22nd 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Bedworth Folk Festival Fundraiser
Hosted by Malc & Gill and featuring..

Maria Barham


(Wednesday) October 8th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Dave Gibb

Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland’s highest village. A superb gui

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(Wednesday) September 24th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Bedworth Folk Festival Fundraiser
Hosted by Malc & Gill and featuring..

Brian & Marie Phillips

Brian’s early influences began at 14 when he borrowed a guitar from his brother and

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(Wednesday) September 10th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Red Shoes

Somewhere in Birmingham in the early eighties, a young folk singer called Carolyn auditioned guitarist Mark Evans for her band. Little was she to know at the time, that this would become

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(Wednesday) August 27th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No Rugby Club sessions June, July & August


(Wednesday) August 13th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Annual Mid-summer Sing
Hosted by Malc & Gill


(Wednesday) July 23rd 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No Rugby Club sessions June, July & August


(Wednesday) July 9th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Sunjay Brayne

THE FIRE DOWN

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(Wednesday) June 25th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No Rugby Club sessions June, July & August


(Wednesday) June 11th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

James Hickman

James was born in Shrewsbury Shropshire where he was raised on a diet of folk and bluegrass music. James’ father (an avid bluegrass musician) bought him his first guitar and at the age of thirteen he started performing wit

visit web site

(Wednesday) May 28th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Bedworth Folk Festival Fundraiser
Hosted by Malc & Gill and featuring..

Gren Morris & Sam Stephens

Folk musicians Gren and Sam are based in the East Midlands. Gren sings and plays melodeon - he is the one on your left in the picture - and Sam sings and plays acoustic guitar. Their repert

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(Wednesday) May 14th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Scarecrow

Scarecrow is

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(Wednesday) April 23rd 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Bedworth Folk Festival Fundraiser
Hosted by Malc & Gill and featuring..

Black Parrot Seaside


(Wednesday) April 9th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Geoff Higginbottom

One of our most popular visitors - we welcome back for the umpteenth time, this excellent performer!

Geoff has one of


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(Wednesday) March 26th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Bedworth Folk Festival Fundraiser
Hosted by Malc & Gill and featuring..

The Thrup'nny Bits

Thrup'nny Bits is a three voice unaccompanied harmony group singing tradi

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(Wednesday) March 12th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Jan & Terry Wisdom

This couple just ouse quality!
Terry is a stunning guitarist with an amazingly relaxed style, and Jan has the voice of an angel
This will be a night to remember from two of the oldest but nicest people on the local folk scene.

(Wednesday) February 26th 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Bedworth Folk Festival Fundraiser
Hosted by Malc & Gill and featuring..

John Kearney

John grew up with a variety of musical influences, being the fourth of fi

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(Wednesday) February 12th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

The Linda Watkins Band

I love making music, and coming from t

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(Wednesday) January 22nd 2014
at Bedworth Rugby Club

New Year Singaround
Hosted by Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Malc and Gill have more than 80 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for about six years, have been an integral part of the Midland

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(Wednesday) January 8th 2014
at The Old Black Bank

Chris Tobin

Chris was born into a musical family in Banbury in 1951. "We made our own entertainment, as the saying goes, in those early days!" Most of the family playe

visit web site

(Wednesday) December 25th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No Rugby Club session this month


(Wednesday) December 11th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Belzebub

Belzebub is a group of talented and experienced musicians, who specialise in the music of England, Scotland, Ireland and America.

The band members have been performing folk songs and dance tunes for over 30 years and have a wealt


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(Wednesday) November 27th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival

Pre-festival Singaround
Hosted by Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Malc and Gill have more than 80 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for about six years, have been an integral part of the Midl

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(Wednesday) November 13th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Em and John Richards
(of The John Richards Band)

A rare chance to see this father and dau

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(Wednesday) October 23rd 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
An evening with .... (Admission £5) Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival featuring

Keith Donnelly

In no particular order Keith has been described as -
"a superbly original Stand-Up"
"a g

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(Wednesday) October 9th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Tony Portlock

Tony is a leading figure on the West Midlands folk scene. He has recorded for Radio Shropshire and West Midlands Radio, Radio Maldwynn and regularly performs at leading national folk festivals includin

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(Wednesday) September 25th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival

Malc and Gill (and loads of floor spots!)

Malc and Gill have more than 80 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for about six years, have been an integral part of the Midla

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(Wednesday) September 11th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Ann Duggan

For the past 12

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(Wednesday) August 28th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Rugby Club sessions closed June, July and August - Old Black Bank sessions meet as usual on 2nd Wednesday


(Wednesday) August 14th 2013
at The Old Black Bank
Malc & Gill host their annual Summer Sing - bring your choruses and a big voice and we'll all have a load of fun!

The Annual Summer Big Sing

Malc and Gill have more than 80 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene, and although they have only been performing as a duo for about six years, have been an integral part of the Midl

(Wednesday) July 24th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Rugby Club sessions closed June, July and August - Old Black Bank sessions meet as usual on 2nd Wednesday


(Wednesday) July 10th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Paul & Liz Davenport

Paul & Liz are natives of the East Coast of Yorkshire. Both were born and bred in Kingston upon Hull and both have close links with the sea and the coastal industries on the fringe of the North Sea.

After furthe


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(Wednesday) June 26th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Rugby Club sessions closed June, July and August - Old Black Bank sessions meet as usual on 2nd Wednesday


(Wednesday) June 12th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Miriam Backhouse


(Wednesday) May 22nd 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists
To round off the spring season a night of mahem and fun with

Bill Bates & Black Parrot Seaside


(Wednesday) May 8th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Phil Hare


(Wednesday) April 24th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artist

Norman Wheatley

Norman Wheatley - a musical autobiography

I came to playing guitar fairly late - it wasn't until I was 13 that a friend left his guitar at my ho


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(Wednesday) April 10th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Geoff Higginbottom


(Wednesday) March 27th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists

The Thrup'nny Bits

Popular local 3 part harmony group, lots of great songs to join in with!

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(Wednesday) March 13th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Roy Clinging

Roy is well known throughout the country as a fine exponent and interpreter of traditional songs and tun

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(Wednesday) February 27th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists

Maria Barham & Carole Palmer

Carole Palmer and Maria Barham are 2 established singer,songwriters who met at a festival and decided to work together to see if their music 'gelled'

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(Friday) February 15th 2013
at Bedworth Rugby Club
EXTRA EVENT! - A special CONCERT NIGHT in aid of Whitby Lifeboat

Admission just £5

with Graeme Knights and Malc & Gill supporting the fabulous

Keith Donnelly


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(Wednesday) February 13th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Pete Grassby

Pete has been singing since

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(Wednesday) January 9th 2013
at The Old Black Bank

Pete Kelly


(Wednesday) December 26th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No meeting at Rugby club this month,
but Black Bank sessions meet as usual on 2nd Wednesday of month.


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(Wednesday) December 12th 2012
at The Old Black Bank
Christmas Party ... featuring the fabulous

John Richards Band

About Us

John Richards has been one of the Folk Scene’s most succes


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(Wednesday) November 28th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Post Festival Party with

Malc & Gill and friends

Malc & Gill host the first of the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival 2013!. Sin

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(Friday) November 23rd 2012
at Various Venues around Bedworth
to (Sunday) 25th November 2012
See festival web site for more information
www.bedworth-festival.info

Bedworth Folk Festival


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(Wednesday) November 14th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Notts Alliance

History


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(Wednesday) October 24th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists

The Morning After

Malc & Gill host the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival. Sin

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(Wednesday) October 10th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Jon Harvison

"Take a powerful vo

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(Wednesday) September 26th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists

The Loxley Trio

Malc & Gill host the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival. Singers musicians, dancers, poets and lsiteners all welcome.

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(Wednesday) September 12th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Moses and the Ref

Having known each other for a couple of years through the Herga and St Albans Windward folk clubs our first collaboration was

visit web site

(Wednesday) August 22nd 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No meeting at Rugby club this month,
but Black Bank sessions meet as usual on 2nd Wednesday of month.


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(Wednesday) August 8th 2012
at The Old Black Bank
Especially for the Olympics!

The Marathon Singaround

Malc & Gill host an evening of songs all 'with a chorus!'

(Wednesday) July 25th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No meeting at Rugby club this month,
but Black Bank sessions meet as usual on 2nd Wednesday of month.


visit web site

(Wednesday) July 11th 2012
at The Old Black Bank
Malc & Gill host a singaround
- everyone welcome!

Summer "Come All Ye!"

Malc & Gill host a singaround - everyone welcome!
All proceeds to Bedworth Folk Festival

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(Wednesday) June 27th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No meeting at Rugby club this month,
but Black Bank sessions meet as usual on 2nd Wednesday of month.


visit web site

(Wednesday) June 13th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Chris Tobin

Chris was born into a musical family in Banbury in 1951. "We made our own entertainment, as the saying goes, in those early days!" Most of the family played some sort

visit web site

(Wednesday) May 23rd 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists

Black Parrot Seaside

Malc & Gill host the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival. Singers musicians, dancers, poets and lsiteners all welcome.

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(Wednesday) May 9th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Dave Gibb

Dave Gibb - Left handed, balding, middle-aged, songwriting folky from Scotland's highest village!

Keeping the tradition of story in song alive - Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway


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(Wednesday) April 25th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists

Sue Brown & Lorraine Irwing

Malc & Gill host the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival. Sin

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(Wednesday) April 11th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Geoff Higginbottom

After eight years on the folk scene Geoff Higginbottom took the plunge in September 1986 and decided to turn full time. Geoff plays six and Twelve string guitar, bodhran and appalachian dulcimer as well as singing unaccompan

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(Wednesday) March 28th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with featured artists

Brian & Marie Phillips

Malc & Gill host the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival. Sin

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(Wednesday) March 14th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Maria Barham

Maria often refers to herself as 'the slowest songwriter on the planet!' She has been performng since the early 70's

Af


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(Wednesday) February 22nd 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with

Malc & Gill and friends

Malc & Gill host the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival. Sin

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(Wednesday) February 8th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Colin Pitts

Colin Pitts first began performing in folk club

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(Wednesday) January 25th 2012
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Fund raiser for Bedworth Folk Festival with

Malc Gurnham and friends

Malc & Gill host the monthly session to raise funds for Bedworth Folk Festival. Sin

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(Wednesday) January 11th 2012
at The Old Black Bank

Bill Bates

I am a Warwickshire based s

(Wednesday) December 28th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
It's between Christmas and the New Year so ... Malc and Gill invite everyone to an evening of ..

Twixtmas Frivolity


(Wednesday) December 21st 2011
at The Miners Arms
Pre-Christmas - "Folk 'n' Free 'n' Easy" with

CANCELLED


(Wednesday) December 14th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
Folk Club CHRISTMAS PARTY with

Belzebub


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(Friday) November 25th 2011
at Various Venues around Bedworth
to (Sunday) November 27th 2011

Bedworth Folk Festival

Follow the web site link above for full details of Bedworth Folk Festival 2011!

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(Wednesday) November 23rd 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc and Gill invite everyone to a

Pre-festival Singaround

Click on web link for full details of Bedworth Folk Festival

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(Wednesday) November 16th 2011
at The Miners Arms
"Folk 'n' Free 'n' Easy" with

Malc & Gill and Brian & Marie Phillips


(Wednesday) November 9th 2011
at The Old Black Bank

Nick Dow

Great to see the return of one of the folk legends of the 70's. Nick, a gypsy caravan maker by trade, spent some time away from playing on the folkscene due to artritis brought on by his "day" job, h

(Wednesday) October 26th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a Festival Fund Raiser
with a special spot showcasing his new CD from

John Neale

Click on web link for full details of Bedworth Folk Festival

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(Wednesday) October 19th 2011
at The Miners Arms
"Folk 'n' Free 'n' Easy" with

Malc & Gill and Brian & Marie Phillips


(Wednesday) October 12th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
It is our great pleasure to host an
evening with the sensational rising star!

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward is rising star of the folk scene, leaving her mark wherever she goes with her expressive performa

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(Wednesday) September 28th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Malc & Gill host a

Festival Fund Raiser

Click on web link for full details of Bedworth Folk Festival

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(Wednesday) September 21st 2011
at The Miners Arms
"Folk 'n' Free 'n' Easy" with

Malc & Gill and Brian & Marie Phillips


(Wednesday) September 14th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
The queen of folk!

Miriam Backhouse

Miriam is one of the worlds' best Folk Singers.

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(Wednesday) August 24th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No meeting at Rugby club this month,
but Black Bank sessions meet as usual


(Wednesday) August 17th 2011
at The Miners Arms
Summer "Folk 'n' Free 'n' Easy" with

Malc & Gill and Friends


(Wednesday) August 10th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
Amidst the summer festivals - a special singers night!

The Mid-summer Big Singaround

Residents Malc and Gill welcome you to a big summer sing, lots of local singers, lots of good songs and lots of fun!

(Wednesday) July 27th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No meeting at Rugby club this month,
but Black Bank sessions meet as usual


(Wednesday) July 20th 2011
at The Miners Arms
Guest appearance by The Somervilles
Summer "Folk 'n' Free 'n' Easy" with

Malc & Gill and Brian & Marie Phillips


(Wednesday) July 13th 2011
at The Old Black Bank

Open Night - "Come All Ye!"

All singers and musicians welcome.
All proceeds from this evening to towards Bedworth Folk Festival - see link above for more information.

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(Wednesday) June 22nd 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
No meeting at Rugby club this month,
but Black Bank sessions meet as usual


(Wednesday) June 15th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
Summer "Folk 'n' Free 'n' Easy" with

Malc & Gill and Brian & Marie Phillips


(Wednesday) June 8th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
Song-writer extraodinaire with a fantastic band!

The John Richards Band

Fine contemporary acoustic music with added bite from one of the scene's best songwriters.

The Band plays trademark tight arrangements of John's original songs, songs that refuse to be ignored.<


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(Wednesday) May 25th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival Fund raiser - featuring

Thrup'nny Bit plus
Dave and Julia Taylor

THRU'PENNY BITS<

(Wednesday) May 11th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
THE guitar maestro!

Phil Hare

Phil Hare is widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive acoustic guitarists working on the current folk music

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(Wednesday) April 27th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival Fund Raiser featuring

Borderline Crossing

Members:
Chele Willow - vocals
Pete Willow - vocals, guitars
Dave Cook - lead and slide guitars

Influences:
Acoust


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(Wednesday) April 13th 2011
at The Old Black Bank
For many years one of our most popular visitors!

Geoff Higginbottom

After eight years on the folk scene Geoff Higginbottom took the plunge in September 1986 and decided to turn full time. Geoff plays six and Twelve string guitar, bodhran and appalachian dulcimer as well as singing unaccompan

(Wednesday) March 23rd 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival fund raiser - featuring

Phutnote

PHUTNOTE are Marie and Brian Phillips and Neil Parker. This trio is relatively new on the folkscene, performing together for just 3 years, and in that short time they have become regulars at both

(Wednesday) March 9th 2011
at The Old Black Bank

Flaxenby

Flaxenby provide a timeless, contemporary tilt on folk...The lyrical quality of the songwriting portrays an edgy, graceful energy, interwoven with experienced musical skill that creates that Flaxenby sound...

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(Wednesday) February 23rd 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Special Guest Night!
CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner are two of the most experienced and established


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(Wednesday) February 9th 2011
at The Old Black Bank

Singaround with Malc & Gill

All singers and musicians welcome.
All proceeds from this evening to towards Bedworth Folk Festival - see link above for more information.

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(Wednesday) January 26th 2011
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Festival Fund Raiser


(Wednesday) January 12th 2011
at The Old Black Bank

Kristy Gallacher

Kristy Gallacher is a singer/songwriter from Coventry. With a strong live presence of carefully crafted songs and exciting fresh guitar work Kristy continues to grow and expand her loyal fan base. Continually song writing, Kristy regula

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(Wednesday) December 15th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club
This month only - 3rd Wednesday!

CHRISTMAS PARTY


(Wednesday) December 8th 2010
at The Old Black Bank
Christmas Party featuring -

George Papavgeris

Vital statistics:

Inveterate white collar computer-basher and songwriting impersonator; born in Salonika, Greece in 1953; resident at Herga folk club; 30+ years with 'the best girl north of the South Pole' (Vanessa); a son (Martin, b1982); a


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(Wednesday) November 24th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Just a couple of days before the festival!

Pre-festival SINGAROUND


(Wednesday) November 10th 2010
at The Old Black Bank

Wendy Arrowsmith

Born and raised in the suburbs of Glasgow

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(Wednesday) October 27th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Special Concert Night with IAN BRUCE


(Wednesday) October 13th 2010
at The Old Black Bank

Jon Harvison

'.....the audience was spellbound

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(Wednesday) September 22nd 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Rod Felton


(Wednesday) September 8th 2010
at The Old Black Bank

Time After Time


(Wednesday) August 25th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club

closed July & August


(Wednesday) August 11th 2010
at The Old Black Bank

The Annual Summer BIG SING


(Wednesday) July 28th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club

closed July & August


(Wednesday) July 14th 2010
at The Old Black Bank
Opening night for our new venue - please come early!

Malc & Gill and friends


(Wednesday) June 23rd 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Advance tickets 5 pounds (6 at the door)
- support ROD FELTON

Special Concert with DUNCAN McFARLANE

'Classy English Folk Guitar, eminently listenable vocals and great songs, both traditional and contemporary' (Mike Raven)

'Duncan's a pun


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(Wednesday) June 9th 2010
at Bedworth Conservative Club
(Support spot from Nigel Beck)

Barron Brady

Two performers who confidently uphold the richness of the British folk tradition wit

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(Wednesday) May 26th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Charity Night


(Wednesday) May 12th 2010
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Dave Gibb

Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave’s songwriting is firmly rooted in the tradition of the storyteller.

Contemporary and historical sources offer a wealth of material for songs that are performed in a style dri


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(Wednesday) April 28th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Charity Night (Bedworth Folk Festival)

Borderline Crossing


(Wednesday) April 14th 2010
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Geoff Higginbottom

After eight years on the folk scene Geoff Higginbottom took the plunge in September 1986 and decided to turn full time. Geoff plays six and Twelve string guitar, bodhran and appalachian dulcimer as well as singing unaccompan

(Wednesday) March 24th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Charity Night


(Wednesday) March 10th 2010
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Colin Pitts

Colin Pitts first began performing in folk clu

(Wednesday) February 24th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Re-booked following bad weather cancellation in January!

John Kearney

John grew up with a variety of musical influences, being the fourth of fi

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(Wednesday) February 10th 2010
at Bedworth Conservative Club

The Harvesters

'They say they have been performing together for twenty-five years, well they must have started at about ten years of age. Their act is as bright, witty and fresh as if they had started this ye

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(Wednesday) January 27th 2010
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Charity Night (Bedworth Folk Festival)

Mike Stewart Lawrence

On leaving school Mike went on the road as lead singer and guitarist wi

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(Wednesday) January 13th 2010
at Bedworth Conservative Club
- Sadly due to the bad state of the roads around Bedworth we have had to cancel tonight
- watch this space for a new date for John!

John Kearney

John grew up with a variety of musical influences, being the fourth of fi

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(Wednesday) December 16th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club
CHRISTMAS PARTY - note for this month only it is the 3RD Wednesday

Graeme Knights

Graeme’s involvement in folk music goes back over twenty years and apart from his singing, he has been involv

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(Wednesday) December 9th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Christmas Party with special guests

GU4

All established solo performers, the quartet is drawn together by friendship and a shared passion for both traditional style f

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(Wednesday) November 25th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

The Pre-festival "BIG SING"

With the festival just a couple of days away, all the work and the planning done (we hope!) and the

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(Wednesday) November 11th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Dave Tighe & Nigel Bullock

Dave & Nige got together back in 1998 at a Tamworth Acoustic Cafe gig where they were performing as solo artists. Nigel was just finishing with

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(Wednesday) October 28th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Festival Fund Raiser with Malc Gurnham, Gill Gilsenan & friends

Malc & Gill host this night as a fund raiser for the Folk Festival – hopefully we will have

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(Wednesday) October 14th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Les Sullivan

Les

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(Wednesday) September 23rd 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Time After Time

TIME AFTER TIME have performed at a huge variety of sporting venues including Rugby

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(Wednesday) September 9th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Penni McLaren-Walker & Brian Causton

Penni is a well respected singer songwriter who refuses to be constrained by musical style. She writes from the heart and in doing so has

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(Wednesday) August 26th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Closed - summer break


(Wednesday) August 12th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Our only "non-guest" night of the year,
a great chance to hear many of our talented locals and residents in extended spots -
always great fun!

Mid-summer Singers Night


(Wednesday) July 22nd 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Closed - summer break


(Wednesday) July 8th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Miriam Backhouse

Miriam Backhouse started singing in British folk Clubs in

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(Wednesday) June 24th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Charity Night


(Wednesday) June 10th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Guitarist with The Queensberry Rules

Phil Hulse

One-third of exciting folk-roots trio The Queensberry Rules, Phil Hulse has become an effective guitarist and vocalist with over 14 years live experience under his belt. Phils musical journey began

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(Wednesday) May 27th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Loads of guests for this special charity night - admission free.
Guests Include: Black Parrot Seaside, Dave Fry, Alfresco, Jon Harrington and many more!

Charity Fundraiser Event


(Wednesday) May 13th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Geoff Higginbottom

After eight years on the folk scene Geoff Higginbottom took the plunge in September 1986 and decided to turn full time. Geoff plays six and Twelve string guitar, bodhran and appalachian dulcimer as well as singing unaccompan

(Wednesday) April 22nd 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Bedworth Festival Fund Raiser


(Wednesday) April 8th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club
(Christine Connolley and Steve Last)

Moses and the Ref

Having known each other for a couple of years through the Herga and St Albans Windward folk clubs our first collaboration was

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(Wednesday) March 25th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Macmillan Nurses Fund Raiser

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer

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(Wednesday) March 11th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Change of guests (Liz Ryder not now visiting UK)

Little Mountain

Little Mou

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(Wednesday) February 25th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Bedworth Folk Festival Fund Raiser


(Wednesday) February 11th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Notts Alliance

About Notts Alliance - We are an unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and

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(Wednesday) January 28th 2009
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Bedworth Folk Festival Fund Raiser


(Wednesday) January 14th 2009
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Jon Harvison

Jon Harvison has a huge talent as a singer, guitarist and writer of beautifully crafted songs - skills, which have seen him achieve

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(Wednesday) December 24th 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club

Closed for Christmas!


(Wednesday) December 10th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Christmas Party Special with

Graeme Knights


(Wednesday) November 26th 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival Fund Raiser Night

Pre-Festival Singers Night


(Wednesday) November 12th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Derek Gifford

Derek developed a love of singing from his e

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(Wednesday) October 22nd 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival Fund Raiser Night

Malc & Gill


(Wednesday) October 8th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Phil Hare

Phil Hare is widely regarded as one of the finest and

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(Wednesday) September 24th 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Opening Night of new season with dance displays by Anker Morrismen and special guest:

Johnny Collins

Johnny Collins, a native of the county of Norfolk but now based in London, England, is a well travelled performer specialising in the singing of shanties, sea songs and maritime ballads.

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(Wednesday) September 10th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Paul Cherrington & Pamela Ward

Pamela has a great voice for folk songs, Paul is a highly compe

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(Wednesday) August 27th 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Only Conservative Club running July & August

Closed July/August


(Wednesday) August 13th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Mid-summer Singers Night


(Wednesday) July 23rd 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Only Conservative Club running July & August

Closed July/August


(Wednesday) July 9th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Norman Wheatley

The first time I set foot in a folk club was sometime in 1969, when I saw The New Modern Idiot Grunt Band at The City Arms, Coventry and li

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(Wednesday) June 25th 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival Fund Raiser

Malc & Gill


(Wednesday) June 11th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Miriam Backhouse

Miriam Backhouse started singing in British folk Clubs in

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(Wednesday) May 28th 2008
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Festival Fund Raiser (Double Header!)

Dave Fry and Norman Wheatley


(Wednesday) May 14th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Dave Gibb

Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave can occasionally be seen zipping up and down the M74/M6 (

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(Wednesday) April 23rd 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Folk Festival Fundraiser Night

Graeme Knights

Graeme's rich baritone voice draws you to join in the singing.

His repertoire encompasse


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(Wednesday) April 9th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Linda Watkins with Godfrey Yeomans

So, here I am - Linda Watkins Singer/Songwriter and guitarist - but it doesn't end there. I also enjoy playing mandolin and bodhran along with an assortment of more unusual instruments including Portuguese guitar and Puerto Rican Cuatro which often fi

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(Wednesday) March 12th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Geoff Higginbottom

After eight years on the folk scene Geoff Higginbottom took the plunge in September 1986 and decided to turn full time. Geoff plays six and Twelve string guitar, bodhran and appalachian dulcimer as well as singing unaccompan

(Wednesday) February 13th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

J. P. Slidewell

JP Slidewell is a singer who possess the talent to play folk songs in a unique and wonderful way. He adopts an

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(Wednesday) January 9th 2008
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Bill Bates

Bill Bates performs comedy songs that are almost autobiographical. "I tend to add on bits when it suits the song" Bill explained, "I definitely won't let the truth get in the wa

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(Wednesday) December 12th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Christmas Party with ...

Black Parrot Seaside

The brief career of B.P.S. began in in a back room in Richmond Street, Coventry, where a few members taped an extremely silly cover version of Mark Bol


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(Sunday) November 25th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club
The rounding off event for Bedworth Folk Festival 2007!

Final Fling Folk Club

Visit the festival web site for all the information about the week-ends events.

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(Friday) November 23rd 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Fri to Sunday

Bedworth Folk Festival

The Conservative club is one of the main venues for the festival week-end with events running from Friday teatime through to closing time on Sunday - visit the festival web site for details of all the guests and events.

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(Wednesday) November 14th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Bram Taylor

Bram Taylor is an entertaining artist with a distinctive voice and relaxed stage presence who gives an evening "Taylored" to suit his audience. Bram call

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(Wednesday) October 10th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

George Papavgeris

George says ... ìIíve always been involved with music in one way or another. From school choirs, in the 60ís I was guitar-bashing protest songs in Greek ìboitesî and briefly playing lead guitar in a teen band, while also discovering mediaeval Frenc

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(Wednesday) September 12th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Johnny Collins

Johnny Collins, a native of the county of Norfolk but now based in London, England, is a well travelled performer specialising in the singing of shanties, sea songs and maritime ballads. An internat

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(Wednesday) August 8th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Steve Turner

Steve Turner comes from a family of singers and concertina players. His grandfather w

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(Wednesday) July 25th 2007
at Bedworth Rugby Club
An extra event at Bedworth Rugby Club, Smarts Road (Nr Cross Keys Pub) Bedworth

Little Mountain

Little Mountain are now a four piece group comprising Bob Wilkinson on finger-style guitar and vocals, Dave Cook on slide-guitar, guitar and vocals, Jon Harrington on blues harmonica and vo

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(Wednesday) July 11th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Paul Cherrington & Pamela Ward

Pamela has a great voice for folk songs, Paul is a highly compe

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(Wednesday) June 20th 2007
at Bedworth Rugby Club
Extra Club Night at Bedworth Rugger Club featuring

The Harvey Trio

Following on from the

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(Wednesday) June 13th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Ninepenny Marl

Formed in the 70's this Coventry based group is proving that traditional music is not dead, Ninepenny Marl has been encouraged to throw caution and Arran sweaters to the wind. Th

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(Wednesday) May 9th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Pete Smith

I started playing the guitar around the age of fourteen on a cheap steel stringed acoustic and although I was qu

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(Wednesday) April 11th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

The Queensberry Rules

Hailing from the working class suburbs surrounding Stoke-on-Trent, The Queensberry Rules were formed in September 2001. Hitting the live scene a year later and playing original compositions, they performed with the unusual line up of double b

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(Wednesday) March 14th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Geoff Higginbottom

After eight years on the folk scene Geoff Higginbottom took the plunge in September 1986 and decided to turn full time. Geoff plays six and Twelve string guitar, bodhran and appalachian dulcimer as well as singing unaccompanied. Geoff

(Wednesday) February 14th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club
Valentines Night with ...

Jon Harvison

Jon Harvison, from Keighl

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(Wednesday) January 10th 2007
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Chris Tobin

Chris was born into a musical family in Banbury in 1951. "We made our own entertainment, as the saying goes, in those early days!" Most of the family played some sort of instrument. "Mum would start playing the piano, then perhaps my Uncle Cec,

(Wednesday) December 13th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Belzebub

A very special Christmas Party Night with a really great band - BELZEBUB! Belzebub is a group which specialises in the folk music of

(Wednesday) November 8th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Graeme Knights


(Wednesday) October 11th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Ed Rennie


(Wednesday) September 13th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Johnny Collins


(Wednesday) August 9th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Mid-Summer Singers Night


(Wednesday) July 12th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Little Mountain


(Wednesday) June 14th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

John Morris


(Wednesday) May 10th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Bram Taylor


(Wednesday) April 12th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Phil Hare


(Thursday) March 9th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Geoff Higginbottom


(Wednesday) February 8th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

George Papavgeris


(Wednesday) January 11th 2006
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Gilly Kemp


(Wednesday) December 14th 2005
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Isambarde


(Wednesday) November 9th 2005
at Bedworth Conservative Club

Paul Scourfield


(Wednesday) October 12th 2005
at The White Swan

Jon Harvison


(Wednesday) September 14th 2005
at The White Swan

Johnny Collins


(Wednesday) August 10th 2005
at The White Swan

Mid-Summer Singers Night


(Wednesday) July 13th 2005
at The White Swan

Penni McLaren-Walker with Bryan Causton


(Wednesday) June 8th 2005
at The White Swan

Dark Island (aka Gone Fishin)


(Wednesday) May 11th 2005
at The White Swan

Belzebub


(Wednesday) April 13th 2005
at The White Swan

Ninepenny Marl


(Wednesday) March 9th 2005
at The White Swan

Geoff Higginbottom


(Wednesday) February 9th 2005
at The White Swan

Graeme Knights


(Wednesday) January 12th 2005
at The White Swan

New Year Singaround


(Wednesday) December 8th 2004
at The White Swan

Bram Taylor


(Wednesday) November 10th 2004
at The White Swan

Isambarde


(Wednesday) October 13th 2004
at The White Swan

The Harvesters


(Wednesday) September 8th 2004
at The White Swan

Johnny Collins


(Wednesday) August 11th 2004
at The White Swan

Singaround


(Wednesday) July 14th 2004
at The White Swan

Young No More


(Wednesday) June 9th 2004
at The White Swan

Ron Trueman-Border


(Wednesday) May 12th 2004
at The White Swan

John Connelly


(Wednesday) April 14th 2004
at The White Swan

Steve & Kristie Nebel


(Wednesday) March 10th 2004
at The White Swan

Geoff Higginbottom


(Wednesday) February 11th 2004
at The White Swan

Dave Fry


(Wednesday) January 14th 2004
at The White Swan

Dave Bennett & Brenda Hart


(Wednesday) December 10th 2003
at The White Swan

Jon Harvison

Jon Harvison is a singer/songwriter from Yorkshire who is fast ach

(Wednesday) November 12th 2003
at The White Swan

Tony Barrett

Another first this

(Wednesday) October 8th 2003
at The White Swan

Kai

First visit to the area by this Northamptonshire based band for an evening of liveley song, music and entertainment - look out for this band at Bedworth Festival next month too!

(Wednesday) September 10th 2003
at The White Swan

Pete Grassby

Local multitalented musician and singer (... and morris dancer ....and caller .....and melodeon repairer - probably does other things too!). It will be a rare treat to have Pete along for an evening of songs tunes and ditties don't miss this great night!

(Wednesday) August 13th 2003
at The White Swan

Singaround


(Wednesday) July 9th 2003
at The White Swan

Singaround


(Wednesday) June 11th 2003
at The White Swan

Graeme Knights

Graeme‚

(Wednesday) May 14th 2003
at The White Swan

Bram Taylor

Bram or Bramwell, as he was born in 1951, hails from Leigh in Lancashire. Initially encouraged to learn cornet and tenor horn by his parents he later moved o

(Wednesday) April 9th 2003
at The White Swan

Phil Hare

Phil Hare is widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive acoustic guitarists working on the current folk music circuit. After serving a 'local apprenticeship' with many well-known names in the North West of England: bands like FULL

(Wednesday) March 12th 2003
at The White Swan

Geoff Higginbottom

Geoff has been a regular at both Folk in the Foyer, Folk at the Swan, and Bedworth Festival for many years now, playing, singing and helping with the children's even

(Wednesday) February 12th 2003
at The White Swan

Pete Burnham & Shiela Moseley

Sheila and Pete met in Leicester and started singing together in 1997. Sheila‘s background w

(Wednesday) January 8th 2003
at The White Swan

New Year Singaround


(Wednesday) December 11th 2002
at The White Swan
Christmas party with ...

Dave Fry & Synchronicity

A special "Double Bill" for the joint Folk Club/Festival Christmas Festivities. Dave Fry recently returned to the local folkscene after some years absence, and has showed that he is still a great entertainer, loads of stuff to join in with and there's alw

(Wednesday) November 13th 2002
at The White Swan

Newbold

Now back as a threesome, Bob, Clive and Maggie perform a vast array of songs and tunes from various sources. A fine mix of singing from Maggie and Bob is complimented by Clives multi-instrumental musical dexterity! A good

(Wednesday) October 9th 2002
at The White Swan

Jon harvison

Jon Harvison is a singer/songwriter from Yorkshire who is fast ach

(Wednesday) September 11th 2002
at The White Swan

Stephen & Kristine Nebel


(Wednesday) August 14th 2002
at The White Swan

Singers Night


(Wednesday) July 10th 2002
at The White Swan

Singers Night


(Wednesday) June 12th 2002
at The White Swan

Martin banks

Luton-based, Martin has been a regular visitor to this area in the past as half of the duo "Ragged Robin

(Wednesday) May 8th 2002
at The White Swan

Toni Bunnell

Toni Bunnell is an English singer-songwriter. She writes her own songs and accompanies them on Guitar, Appalachian Dulcimer, Bouzouki and keyboards. She uses the Hurdy Gurdy (Vielle), Bouzouki and Fiddle to play tunes from the Celtic and E

(Wednesday) April 10th 2002
at The White Swan

Heather Innes & Ciaran Dorris

Heather was born in Africa of Scottish and Yorkshire parents and has lived in Australia, Scotland England and Ireland.

(Wednesday) March 13th 2002
at The White Swan

Geoff Higginbottom

Geoff has been a regular at both Folk in the Foyer and Bedworth Festival for many years now, playing, singing and helping with the children's even

(Wednesday) February 13th 2002
at The White Swan

John Kearney

John grew up with a variety of musical influences, being the fourth of five child

(Wednesday) December 12th 2001
at The White Swan
Christmas Party with ...

Parker & Watts plus The Katherine Fear


(Wednesday) November 14th 2001
at The White Swan

Martin banks

Luton-based, Martin has been a regular visitor to this area in the past as half o

(Wednesday) October 10th 2001
at The White Swan

JonHarvison

Jon Harvison is a singer/songwriter from Yorkshire who is fast ac

(Wednesday) September 12th 2001
at The White Swan

Dave Bennett

Our local guitar virtuoso! Folk, blues, ragtime all played in excellent style is the recipe for a great nights entertainment - don't miss it

(Wednesday) July 11th 2001
at The White Swan

Andrew Caddie

playing music sprouting from his Northumbrian roots, and with influences from his travels in Europe and North Africa,Andrew has cultivated an in

(Wednesday) June 13th 2001
at The White Swan

Peter Glyde

We are really pleased to welcome back to the Swan this Leicestershire based singer songwriter who went down exceptionally well when

(Wednesday) May 9th 2001
at The White Swan

John Kearney

John grew up with a variety of musical influences, being the fourth of five children he was exposed to tastes ranging from Cliff Richard, Smokey Robins

(Wednesday) April 11th 2001
at The White Swan

Phil Hare

Phil is one of the growing number of excellent singer/songwriters on the folk circuit. He has an excellent solo album of his own material, and in addition to his solo performances also performs

(Friday) April 6th 2001
at Bedworth Arts Centre
SPECIAL EVENT At Bedworth Arts Centre ...

An Evening with Tom Lewis


(Wednesday) March 14th 2001
at The White Swan

Geoff Higginbottom

Geoff has been a regular at both Folk in the Foyer and Bedworth Festival for many years now, playing, singing and helping with the children's even

(Wednesday) February 14th 2001
at The White Swan

Tim "Angus" Ellis

Tim was originally introduced to Folk music some years ago when he lived in Nuneaton, where he became a regular at the Etone Folk Club, and his witty poems, and his f

(Wednesday) January 10th 2001
at The White Swan

New Year Party


(Wednesday) December 13th 2000
at The White Swan

Christmas Party

A very special night combining Folk at the Swan & Bedworth Folk Festival for a big Christmas Party!Special "double header" guestlis

(Wednesday) November 8th 2000
at The White Swan

Burdett, Simpson & Young

A Leicestershire based trio who sing great harmony, and have featured regularly at Bedworth Folk Day, They have a recen

(Wednesday) October 11th 2000
at The White Swan

Bob Kirkpatrick

Bob used to be a regular at all the local folk venues prior to his move to Weymouth. Last year we were really pleased to have convinced him it is worth the long trip home to do us a spot

(Wednesday) September 13th 2000
at The White Swan

Spirit Measure

Some magnificent blues, country and ragtime guitar from maestro Dave Bennett, and fine and powerful singing from Jill Gilsenan ensure another excellent night from this talented local duo.

(Wednesday) August 9th 2000
at The White Swan

The Midsummer Sing

A chance fo

(Wednesday) July 12th 2000
at The White Swan

Tim "Angus" Ellis

Tim was originally introduced to Folk music some years ago when he lived in Nuneaton, where he became a regular at the Etone Folk Club, and his witty poems, and his f

(Wednesday) June 14th 2000
at The White Swan

Colin Squire

Great local singer/songwriter based in Brinklow. Good songs and a really nice style - has a recently released album which is well worth purchasing featuring a number of his own compositions - night not to be missed!

(Wednesday) May 10th 2000
at The White Swan

Parker & Watts

Yet another of the local talents - if there was still commercial Music Hall, this d

(Wednesday) April 12th 2000
at The White Swan

John & Debbie

An excellent mixture of voices John "big" voice and Debbies soft harmonic voice mix well to perform a fine selection of harmony and chorus songs from both traditional and contemporary material.

(Wednesday) March 8th 2000
at The White Swan

Geoff Higginbottom

Geoff has been a regular at both Folk in the Foyer and Bedworth Festival for many years now, playing, singing and helping with the children's event

(Wednesday) February 9th 2000
at The White Swan

John Kearney

(Contact [email protected]) John grew up with a variety of musical influences, being the fourth of five children he was exposed to tastes ranging from Cliff Ri

(Wednesday) January 12th 2000
at The White Swan

New Year Singaround


(Wednesday) December 8th 1999
at The White Swan
Christmas Party with ...

Johnny Collins

Always a regular at Bedworth Festival, and one of the most popular performers on the British folkscene, we are delighted to welcome Johnny for our last meet of the century, and to celebrate with us at our Christmas Party - be (very) early for seats!

(Wednesday) November 10th 1999
at The White Swan

Freshwater

Jayne & Lesley are two locally based girls who will bring you a vast selection of songs, harmony and laughter, all tastefully performed. Don’t miss them!

(Wednesday) October 13th 1999
at The White Swan

Martin Banks

Luton-based, Martin has been a regular visitor to this area in the past as half of the duo "Ragged Robin" - Lots of really good material, and a really nice chap too - Martin at last makes his first appearance solo in this locality

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Malc Gurnham

Organiser, Resident and host ...

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Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club   

The Wright Brothers

Local duo ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Gill Gilsenan

Co-host

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Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Resident duo

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Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club   

Brian Phillips

Local guitar maestro ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club   

Sue Sanders

Local fiddler ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club  

Joe Roberts

The Oldest Swinger in Town ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Dave Parr

Superb guitar teacher ...

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Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club  

Phil Benson

Atherstone Folk Club organiser ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Geoff Veasey

Nuneaton Folk Club organiser ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club 

Maria Barham

Talented local singer/songwriter ...

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Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club   

Max Wright

Long time performer on the local folk scene ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club 

John Kearney

Great local entertainer ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

John & Elaine Meechan

Great local duo ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Dave Webb

Long established local singer ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

The Old `Uns

Group of local friends who just love to sing and play!

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Des Patalong

A cappella singer with a vast repertoire

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

The Thrup'nny Bits

A capella trio ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Dragonhead

Lively folk and cajun duo ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Jan & Terry Wisdom

Folk, swing and gipsy jazz ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club

Katherine Fear

Local singer/songwriterand part of Daisybell ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club   

John Neale

Organiser of The Fox Acoustic sessions ...

Resident/Regular
at Bedworth Folk Club   

Alan Stocks & Arnold Chave

Recently formed duo ...