Every Thursday from 7:30pm
at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX
24th November Paula Ryan Door £4
Paula returns to Loughton Folk Club, she played a storming show in 2014. She is a compelling singer-songwriter and interpreter of traditional music. Paula was born and bred in Tipperary, Ireland and her powerful and insightful songs are inspired by the lyrical and passion of her Irish Gaelic roots. To accompany her songs, Paula plays guitar, marimba and a variety of percussion instruments. She has performed on TV and Radio in the UK and Ireland, and her latest CD 'Let it Fly' is lovely piece of work.
A live show by Paula is full of charm, wit and humour, wonderful songs and thought provoking lyrics. Paula will have just finished a November 2016 East Coast tour of the USA, and we are delighted to welcome her back to Loughton.
'A unique and powerful performer' Colum Sands, BBC Radio Ulster.
1st December Gitta de Ridder
Gitta is an Anglo-Dutch singer-songwriter. She writes heartfelt songs whose simplicity leaves space for her heart-filled vocals to purvey
the words in their purest form. She accompanies her songs with deft fingerpicked guitar. She is an engaging performer who has the ability to mesmerise and draw an audience into the magical world of her songs. She cites folk artists such as Anias Mitchell as her inspiration. Gitta launches her album 'Feathers' in October and her date at Loughton is the last show on her album tour. Gitta is making her debut at Loughton and this promises to be a wonderful intimate performance.
'She really is a wonderful singer' Alex Gallacher. Folk Radio
+ Support STEPHEN HODD
Stephen Hodd is a singer/songwriter from Killarney, Co Kerry. Now based in London, Stephen went on the road as guitarist with Lou Rhodes and Passenger for several years. He learnt his songwriting craft whilst growing up in South West Ireland and has opened shows for the likes of Paul Brady, Bonnie Raitt and Damien Rice. His upcoming album 'Ode' was recorded in a cottage on the River Debden near Woodbridge in Suffolk. Stephen is a magnificent live performer and musically he draws influences from John Martyn, Bon Iver, Bonnie Prince Billy and Bill Callahan.
8th December Jacquelyn Hynes trio
+ support Steve and Hannah O'Driscoll Door £6.00
Jacquelyn is a flute player, composer, actor and educator. Her flute playing is inventive and innovative and rooted in Irish Traditional
Music, and she is simply one of finest flute players on the folk scene. She has performed at festivals and clubs across the world and has worked for over 30 theater companies and has also composed music for theater. Her album 'Silver and Wood' has received fantastic reviews, it is steeped in the tradition but manages to bring innate sense for innovation to the table at the same time. Accompanying Jacquelyn will be J.Evin (guitar,vocals) and Steph West (harp).This will be our last guest night in 2016 and we are certainly going out with a bang.
'Haunting and Wonderful' The Telegraph (Folk Albums of the Year':
15th December Christmas Party
5th January The Barber Sisters + Emma McGrath