Every Thursday from 7:30pm
at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX
29th SEPTEMBER 2016 - Door £6
Sue Bousfield and Liz Moore have been playing music together as Scolds Bridle for more than 40 years. Their considerable talents combine to create entertainment at its highest level. Superb harmonies, dynamic presentation and refreshingly different.
Hailing from the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, some of their songs reflect the history of the Fleetwood fishing industry and particularly the women and children that were left behind while the men fished. The songs and tales are sung with genuine warmth, and humour is never far away. A Scolds Bridle show is full of great songs, some sad, some hilarious and cannot be missed. www.scolsbridle.co.uk
"Fine harmonies, good music and excellent presentation-splendid" (Alan Bearman- Sidmouth International Festival)
6th October 2016 Door £4.00
JACK HARRIS + support MELANIE CREW
Jack has been performing since he was a teenager. At 17 he won the New Folk song writing award at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas, and he is also the recipient of a creative bursary award from the EFDSS. His 2012 album 'The Flame and the Pelican' was voted one of the best folk albums of that year.He writes literate, compassionate songs on a variety of subjects and his live show is a riveting mix of song craft and storytelling delivered with a warm voice, dry humour and nimble fingerpicked guitar. Jack has a new album 'The Wide Afternoon' due in 2016.
'Jack Harris is a priest of song' Anais Mitchell 'A natural and captivating song writing talent' The Telegraph
Melanie is a London based singer and musician. She writes gentle acoustic music with soulful melodies. Her EP 'Until the End' was released in August 2015. She has received radio play from BBC6 Music as well as numerous ocal stations.
This is Melanie's first visit to the club. Website: www.melaniecrewmusic.com
Originally from England, Chris emigrated to Canada in 2002. His hometown is now Vancouver. Chris has toured regularly nationally and internationally.In live performance he draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician, to deliver a show that is both captivating and unique. He is an award winning folk artist in Canada and he belongs to a long line of classic singer songwriters who have come from that part of North America. He has released a number of albums, his latest 'Timeline' has been widely regarded and he is currently recording a new album for the Borealis label. Chris normally performs solo but on this UK tour he will be joined by award winning multi-instrumentalist John Ellis.This will be the duo's only Essex/London performance. Website: www. chrisronald.com
The Larks are acoustic duo Liz Miller and Chris Wilbraham. They are usually found playing the clubs in East Angliaand recently played a fine set at FolkEast. They draw on a wide range of influences to include self-penned and songs by Gillian Welch and Joni Mitchell. With great harmonies and an engaging style, they are a joy to listen to. Website: wwwthelarks.me.uk
The Brokedown Palace are an exciting new band from Cambridge.Lizzie Taylor (who played a lovely solo guest night at Loughton in 2015) has joined forces with Telephone Bill and the Smooth Operators alumni, Nick Barraclough and Steve Reynolds, and awesome singer Phil Meyler and Roger Jackson to play an inspiring set of roots, country, bluegrass, gospel and Appalachian folk songs, all peppered with Nick Barraclough's ( yes, he of Radio 2 fame) famous sardonic humor and shameless name-dropping.
The Brokedown Palace are already creating a stir with their gorgeous harmonies and instrumental wizardry. We are in for a treat.
Newcastle upon Tyne based Cath and Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using voice, guitar, banjo and fiddle. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and mountain banjo.They have released number of albums, the latest being 'The Song Crowned King'. Phil has also released a solo banjo album and Cath was a
member of the renowned Cordelia's Dad.They are one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the folk scene and play traditional music with intimacy and rawness. Website: http://cathandphiltyler.tumbir.com
3rd November TEYR
10th November Teacups
17th November Hope in high water
24th November Paula Ryan
1st December Gitta der Ridder
8th December Jacquelyin Hynes trio
15th December Christmas Party
5th January The Barber Sisters