Every Thursday from 8pm at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX


18 Dec 2014 Entrance £3

Moose Rosser
In aid of TBA




Moose sings big chorus songs or long ballads about death, incest, miscarriages of justice, death, infanticide, death, fratricide - did I mention death? He says he's not funny and not very clever but he's alive and doesn't have a guitar!






Supported by Trio Saozon

Trio Saozon (saʊzɒn/sɔːzɒn) is a coming together of Gwendal Moële (vocals) Emma Hardy (violin) and Tom Hardy (guitar) to explore the traditional song and dance repertoire of Brittany and beyond.  Saozon is a Breton words for English the trio arose from a chance meeting at Wivenhoe Folk Club and an immediate desire to play together. They have a shared enthusiasm that draws on inspiration from such diverse artists as Alan Stivell, Denez Prigent, Martin Carthy and Fairport Convention. Audiences both familiar with and new to the repertoire will find melodies, harmonies and rhythms to enjoy. Website


                     25 Dec 2014 Closed - Have a mince pie and a glass of sherry!


1 January 2015

Closed

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8 January 2015 £3

Thursday's Band

Thursday’s Band are Mark Gamon (voice and guitar), Nick Blishen (guitar), and Matt Kelly (fiddle, viola, mandolin and voice). Based in Cambridge, their repertoire is built around original songs steeped in the American and English folk tradition, with a bit of blues and cajun spice - and an occasional country cover - thrown in for good measure. Sometimes the songs are poignant and personal; sometimes they tell tales, tall and otherwise - but they’re always sensitively performed, and often designed for audience to sing. Website


         

Supported by

Morrigan

Morrigan comprises Chris Evans, Chris Harrison, Rosaline Hone and Sarah Pavey.  We sing four-part unaccompanied folk songs, mainly traditional but including other material.  We also perform some accompanied songs and tunes. Website

 







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15 January 2015 £3

Dorten Yonder

Formed in 2013 when Pete and Maggie Eiseman-Renyard joined forces with Spootiskerry (Richard Cryan, Jan Lawrence and Neil Rogers) to record a CD of Maggie's songs - which is now available. They've enjoyed the project so much that they're still together - broadening the repertoire to include traditional dance music and song,  and compositions by other band members.  They play guitars, bass guitar, mandolins, fiddle, whistles, flute, concertina, bouzouki, tenor and bass recorder, banjo and percussion. Website 

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22 January 2015 £6

Liz Simcock

Liz writes songs and performs them in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining growing reputation as a performer andsongwriter. Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main songwriting role models. At most gigs Liz is joined on stage by guitarist Dave Ellis and acoustic bass player Boo Howard. Liz’s fourth album (Friday Night Train Home) was released in November 2013.
 
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Supported by Nigel Moorcroft




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29 January 2015 £4

Tom Blackburn

Tom Blackburn is a folk singer and guitarist currently based in Oxford. Known on the folk scene in London for his intricate and accomplished acoustic fingerstyle playing, he’s supporting Martin Carthy at the Ivy House, Nunhead on 30th January 2015.

Tom arranges mostly English traditional songs, and also writes original songs and instrumentals. He has recorded a full-length album of guitar instruments, ‘Folk Tunes‘, and recently released his debut studio EP, ‘Tell-Tale‘. Tom has been described as sounding like Jim Moray, and ‘a young Martin Simpson’. He counts these artists among his influences, as well as Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn, John Doyle and Paul Brady. Tom also leads a ceilidh band, is lead guitarist in Beatles cover band The Oxford Beatles, and is one half of folk duo The Lion’s Share. He’s also a pianist, organist, and occasional fiddle player.

Website
 
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5 February 2015 £5

Mary Humphreys and Anahata

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12 February 2015 £4

Hannah Sanders

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19 February 2015 £4

Lizzie Taylor

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26 February 2015 £6

Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner

Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles (including swanee, policeman's and referee's), list a spoons workshop in their hall of fame, and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it. They both agree, however, that their voices are their most important instruments. Their resulting style is a unique blend of stunning song and harmony, and a humour which takes their audience on a roller-coaster ride - "everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony!"
In addition to appearing at folk clubs and festivals, Lynne and Pat also organise and perform themed shows and workshops, music hall evenings (awash with sauce and innuendo), and a special show called 'A Birds' Eye View', which presents songs particularly from a woman's perspective (but which men are invited to attend as well — and learn from!) Audiences need to be robust as their humour has been known to cause side-splitting injuries. They both, however, include emergency first aid amongst their many qualifications. Website

supported by

David Kendall

 David C Kendall is an accomplished American singer/songwriter living in Paris, who has composed songs about social conditions and politics since the 1970s, when the influences were Woodstock, folk-rock, and the Vietnam War. He is a founding member of the San Diego folk group Jackstraws, and is currently producing a new Jackstraws project of maritime sea songs and chanteys from around the world. He has recently self-produced the CD single/EP ‘Free Society/Blue Melody’.
David writes and performs political and topical songs as well as traditional folk songs, influenced by the songwriting of Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, and Phil Ochs. He accompanies his singing with acoustic guitar and harmonica.
See here





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5 March 2015 £4

Chris Flegg

Chris Flegg has produced nine albums including five albums of original songs, the latest being Gazing At The Stars All Night. His solo acoustic set will include material from the new album and some old favourites with songs which are sometimes funny, some from the heart, some thought provoking or just plain silly, plus a couple of instrumentals thrown in. See here 








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12 March 2015 £4

Tony Winn "Singing in the Bath"
in aid of Comic Relief

Tony Winn’s “Singing in the Bath” show started out as a Red Nose Day stunt which has turned into a regular show. Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar or sometimes the banjo, he presents a mix of quirky songs and poems about bin liners, refrigerators, sex after 50, mice floating on giant cheeses....etc., performed (unplugged!) from the comfort of a foaming bathtub. Hugely enjoyable and - yes - thought provoking! Website

Here's a video taste of what's to come
watch this space for a new video each month

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19 March 2015 £3

Bob Collum

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26 March 2015 £5

Jeff Warner

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2 April 2015 £3

Two Coats Colder

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9 April 2015 £3

Murray Shelmerdine and Rick Hayter

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16 April 2015 £3

Andy Mathewson

 An acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, singer and songwriter. He plays pre-War blues and ragtime, songs by band singers of the 1940s, one or two 'standards', some early rock 'n' roll pieces and his own contemporary songs. The music magazine Maverick described the guitar playing on his CD Vintage Acoustic Music as 'exemplary' while Rock 'n' Reel magazine called it 'beguiling'. He has also had notable success recently as a songwriter. His composition "Since She's Been Gone" was picked up and covered by the noted Canadian guitarist Jim McLennan and his wife on their 2014 CD Dancing On Air. Andy is currently recording his own next CD – his first solo one! Website

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23 April 2015 £5

Rosewood

Although Rosewood is a new-ish name, the  members of this trio have have been performers on the folk scene for some years and have played at major UK folk festivals as well as the club circuit. Members of Rosewood have played or still play in  Bass Instincts, Bof!, Crownstreet, Harkeles, The Hosepipe Band and RSVP.

They're based in East Anglia and most of their recent and forthcoming bookings are in the south and east of the country. However, they are happy to travel anywhere in the country to play at clubs or festivals. They sing and play traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, some of which they have written themselves. Their unique features are the range of their source material and the array of  instruments they play.

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30 April 2015 £5

Anna Shannon

Hailing from the North Yorkshire National Park, Anna Shannon deeply embraces all things rustic. On hearing her homespun and organic compositions it is clear that the wonders of the natural world are the things that strongly colour her narratives. She is an immensely skilled multi-tasker, a creative and strikingly accomplished singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and designer, with her own definite, intense vision and a strong musical identity to match.

Born into a musical family, Anna was, by the age of ten, already accomplished on classical flute, and at twelve was playing oboe, clarinet and trumpet. Guitar, fiddle, sax and bowed psaltery followed but it wasn’t until in her early twenties that she discovered the folk scene. 2006 saw her first album “The Whale Dreaming” being released after being encouraged by winning BBC Radio “Yorkshire Songwriter of the Year” which she had entered on spec. Since that time Anna has released numerous albums, and her latest, “A Celebration of Old England”, released by Wild Goose Records, sees her forging a strong path into the heart of today’s folk club and festival circuit.

Anna is carrying on a musical tradition, finding fresh meaning and relevance for us all in the old ways.
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7 May 2015 £6

TBA (with birthday cake!)

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14 May 2015 £4

Mistaken Identity

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21 May 2015 £6

Landermason

Northumbrian-based duo Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, saxophones, clarinet and whistles and recorder) and Paul Mason (guitars, ukelele and vocals) have been writing, recording and performing together for 12 years and have created a unique sound which combines both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz , roots and other styles. They have self-produced 6 albums to date and have received national airplay on BBC Radio 2 (Bob Harris), Radio 3 (World Routes) and Radio 4 as well as on many BBC local radio stations and across the digital network. More recently their instrumental arrangement 'Dance to your Daddy' from 'The Reason' was used on BBC 1's Antiques Road Show and their track titled Somalia (from the same album) was used on a BBC Three documentary 'Escape from the World's Most Dangerous Place' narrated by Scarlett Johansson. The Landermason live sound is impressive, full of variety and with plenty of audience interaction. There is something for everyone to enjoy - harmony vocals, outstanding guitar work, a multitude of blowy instruments and more!

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28 May 2015 £3

Rick Christian

Essex based singer and songwriter, who is equally at home playing to small intimate audiences, and larger venues. He was one half of a resident duo (Gardner & Christian) at the Loughton Corbett Theatre Folk Club, in 1974. With a style that encompasses folk and country, and influences ranging from Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine, Tom Paxton, etc., Rick appeals to fans in both camps. He also happens to have a new album out called It’s About Time, which will be available on the night. Website




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4 June 2015 £4

HeadSpace

HeadSpace is a song writing partnership between Paula David: storyteller, poet, singer, author, and Nigel Mear: guitarist, singer-songwriter. HeadSpace have developed their own distinctive style and will be performing a soulful collection of original songs with guitar and voice. They recorded and launched their first EP last year which captures the honesty and simplicity of their music – beautifully crafted songs, revealing stories about life experience and the world we live in. Website 

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11 June 2015 £3

Alan Francis in aid of RNLI

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18 June 2015 £3

TBA

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25 June 2015 £5

Said The Maiden

Since their first appearance at Redbourn Folk Club in 2011, Said the Maiden have been making waves on the folk scene, singing in clubs across the country, At numerous festivals and on the radio. In spring 2014 they supported Dave Swarbrick's nationwide tour, and have also supported Clannad, Martin Carthy, The Fisherman's Friends and Jim Moray. They released a five track EP in 2013, and their first full length album, entitled 'A Curious Tale' in June 2014. Their signature sound is their strong, acapella harmonies, enhanced occasionally with select folk instruments. Website

 
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2 July 2015 £

The Jones Boys

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9 July 2015 £4

Fiddlefit

 FIDDLEFIT are Judith and Bill, combining voices, guitar and fiddle to perform a wide mix of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes – plenty of Celtic, Cajun, Bluegrass, Eastern European, plus other more modern popular numbers expected on the fiddle (Cotton eyed Joe, Devil came down, Duelling Banjos)…
For over ten years, Fiddlefit have performed for all types of functions at folk clubs, festivals, pubs, clubs, in gardens, and even beer tents!
Fiddlefit enjoy their music, which is reflected in their energetic and enthusiastic delivery!
See Here, or Here or Here!







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16 July 2015 £

TBA

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23 July 2015 £3

Grand Reunion

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30 July 2015 £

TBA

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6 August 2015 £

TBA

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13 August 2015 £

TBA

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20 August 2015 £

TBA

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27 August 2015 £

TBA

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3 September 2015 £

TBA

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10 September 2015 £5

Steve Dan Mills

American singer songwriter Steve Dan Mills was the co-founder of Speed Limit 35, one of the first folk rock bands in the American South. He has been enjoying a solo career since the mid 70's and has performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, London Folk Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriter's Festival and more. His music has been described as "the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing." He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. Steve’s elicits tears and laughter and instills hope in his audience. His song "Dream On Texas Ladies" went to #18 on the Billboard Charts for Rex Allen Jr and sold over 4 million copies for John Michael Montgomery. His songs have also been recorded by major artists such as Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill. Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has been covering the title cut from his CD, "Inside Out Lookin' In" in his live concerts. Steve has recently moved to London and has begun performing in folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK  Website 




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17 September 2015 £3

Fools Gold

Fool’s Gold is a Durham based duo consisting of Steve and Carol Robson. They perform original and traditional songs, but usually with their own musical twist. The original songs are built on melody and choruses, but also have a strong story to tell. The tales of the songs, both poigniant and funny form part of the show. This will be their second visit to Loughton Folk Club. Website


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24 September 2015 £

Daniel Nestlerode

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1 October 2015 £4

The MOB

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8 October 2015 £6

TBA

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15 October 2015 £4

Nick John Wilson

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22 October 2015 £5

TBA

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29 October 2015 £4

TBA

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5 November 2015 £

TBA

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12 November 2015 £3

Phil Lyons

"Phil Lyons has been on the English folk scene since the 1970’s. He’s a versatile and accomplished singer-guitarist from East Anglia who always impresses when he performs. Though heavily involved in French traditional music and dance since the 1990’s, he remains attached to his British traditional roots as well and has a solo album" Time and Tide.

He performed solo concert spots at Whitby and Folk East festivals in 2014.

“He is his own man, with a distinctive voice”  Living Tradition. 









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19 November 2015 £6

Winter Wilson

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26 November 2015 £6

Music Hall with
Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner
plus guests

 



















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3 December 2015 £

TBA

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10 December 2015 £

TBA

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17 December 2015 £

TBA

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24 December 2015

Closed

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31 December 2015

Closed

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