Every Thursday from 7:30pm
at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX
5th May 2016 - £6.00
Singer/guitarist/songwriter Richard is a giant on the folk scene. He is a dynamic performer who writes unforgettable wonderful songs. His songs have been covered widely by artists on the folk scene and beyond it. Born in Middlesbrough, Richard started playing in the North East folk clubs and joined the Teeside Fettlers in 1981. He released his fist solo record on Fellside in 1984. He has made numerous albums since, including duo records with Dick Miles and Chris Parkinson. His latest CD 'Hard Road to Prospect Hill', released in October 2015 is a classic. His song 'Scarborough Fishermen' is widely regarded as one of the greatest English folk songs ever written. Richard is one of the finest performers on the folk circuit. This will be a night to remember.
12th May 2016 - £4
Storywheel are a duo that performir songs on the Oud, considered the ancestor of the guitar. Patricia de Mayo and Keith Clouston play music that draws on traditional folk of the British Isles and influences from the Middle East and North Africa, creating a unique and coherent fusion. They also compose original music exploring themes from the contemporary world. Patricia's voice is haunting and their sound is bewitching.
'I really like that, its got a great feel to it' Mike Harding Folk Show.
19th May - £6.00
Rosie is a young traditional singer from Wiltshire. She is well known for her strong pure voice and engaging solo performances. Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those from her native Wiltshire. She was a New Roots finalist in 2011 and has won the Fred Jordan Memorial Award (for traditional singing). In 2014 Rosie was awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship to work with the EFDSS.
Rosie is also currently a member of the extremely successful The Dovetail Trio.
This will be a rare solo gig for Rosie and we are absolutely delighted she will be performing at Loughton. This simply cannot be missed.
26th May 2016 - £4.00
A singer/songwriter from Rutland where he lives with his wife and daughters. The passing world is the inspiration for Paul's characters and story-songs.
Paul had made three solo albums and a duo album with The Hi and Lo. His latest album "Songs for Anyone", released in early February 2016 has received great reviews in the Folk and Acoustic press. He has shared a stage with many of the leading lights of the UK Americana scene. His live shows are full of finely crafted songs laced with wit and humour.
Paul played a sparkling support gig at Loughton last year and is back by popular request. Website
2nd June 2016 - £6.00
Kelly is a young folk singer from Hertfordshire. Her self-penned songs are based on traditional music themes. She is also a fine interpreter of traditional song. Her debut album 'This Land' won Folkwords Best Album By a Female Artist 2014 and featured legendary fiddle player Dave Swarbrick. Her second album 'Bedlam' is released in March. Kelly has received numerous airplay on BBC and local radio shows. As well as being a fine guitarist Kelly is also an excellent harmonica player.
Kelly Oliver is a young musician on the rise who will soon be filling the large concert halls, so come and enjoy her at an intimate setting while you can.
"an emerging voice in British Folk Music" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2. Website
9th June 2016 - Door £4.00
Thursday's Band are a four piece group based in Cambridge. Consisting of Mark Gamon (guitar), Matt Kelly (violin), Lucinda Fudge (viola) and Nick Blishen (guitar). Their music features tight three-part harmonies and free-flowing fiddles and guitars. They play a mixture of songs old and new, sometimes the songs are poignant and personal: sometimes they tell tales, tall and otherwise- but they're always sensitively performed and often designed for audiences to sing. They have released an EP, 'Where the Breakers Roll'.
This is their second visit to Loughton after playing a storming evening in early 2015.
16th June 2016 - Door £4.00
Matthew is a local lad from Loughton. Hailed as one of the most exciting young new singer-songwriters on the folk scene. His debut solo album 'Top of the Tree' was released in June 2015 and made the top 100 in the I Tunes album charts.
Matthew has performed in a variety of arenas, folk clubs and festivals across the UK, and on local radio. He has a clear voice with fine guitar accompaniment.
We are delighted to welcome back to the club, Loughton's own folk singer. Website
23rd June 2016 - Door £5
Lisa and Sue Chapin-Wickwar are a Cumbrian singer-songwriting duo. Expect songs that feature life in the ways its found, in its rawness.... a host of melodic narratives, delivered in the duo's own, unique, intricately crafted style. With harmonies to die for and intricate guitar interplay, they will carry you along on an irresistible, evocative journey.
Their debut album 'IF' was awarded runner up in the 'Best Album by a duo category' in the 2015 Folkwords Album Awards.
We are thrilled that Lisa and Sue are travelling so far south to play a rare gig in Essex/London. This will be a special night.
'A duo who will enchant and entertain you' Radio Teeside Website