Every Thursday from 7:30pm
at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX
28th JULY 2016 - Door £5
The MORNING TREE
An international trio of Dublin based Eoghan O'Shaughnessy and Consuela Nerea Breschi and Boston USA based Lindsay Straw. They blend the songs and tunes of the Irish music tradition with folk, blues and Jazz. They have a fresh and invigorating approach to traditional music and make the old songs and tunes sound new and beautiful again.
Consuela plays fiddle, bodhran and sings, Eoghan is a fiddler and guitarist and Lindsay is a singer, guitarist and bouzouki player. She is also a fine solo performer, releasing the critically acclaimed album ' My Mind From Love Being Free' in 2015. The Morning Tree released their eponymous debut album in 2014 to rave reviews.
This will be the trio's first UK gig and we are honoured to host them. This simply cannot be missed.
'Three musicians with drive talent and passion, and with those ingredients magic can happen' (TradConnect)
'The Morning Tree have love and respect for the music' (John Renbourn)
Loughton based Samantha is a fairly fresh face on the scene. Sam's love for writing original material and style of song, landed her firmly in the lap of folk. She has played around Essex and East London performing her own enchanting songs. Sam plans to have her debut EP out in the late Autumn.
CLUB CLOSED FOR AUGUST
RE-OPENS 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016
1ST SEPTEMBER 2016 - Door £5
SALLY VINSON AND RACHEL EYRES
PLUS - BERNARD HOSKIN
SALLY VINSON AND RACHEL EYRES
Sally and Rachel are a local duo who perform songs and tunes on guitar, mandolin and fiddle. Expect folk, country, bluegrass and original songs from this versatile duo. They released their wonderful latest album 'Take a Chance' in February. Sally and Rachel have appeared at Loughton in various guises over the years, but have not played a guest night since 2011. So its time we had them back.
Bernard is a Cambridge based acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has released 11 albums and has opened for such folk luminaries as Martin Carthy, June Tabor and Bert Jansch. His latest album ' My Finest Hour' was released in 2016. Bernard brings to mind the classic singer/songwriters of the 1970's , though the subject matter of his songs is firmly set in the present. His delivery is relaxed and classy with a fine voice and distinctive guitar. Bernard played an excellent support at the club back in November 2025. www.bernardhoskin.com
This should be brilliant opening night of the new season.
8th SEPTEMBER 2016 - Door £6
A legend on the folk scene, Pete was a key performer in the folk revival of the 1970's, performing with his then wife Chris. Over four decades Pete has performed with the dance outfit The New Victory Band, supergroup Bandoggs, Red Shift and recently in a duo with Alice Jones. But it is as a solo performer that he is probably best known. A fine singer of traditional and original songs, Pete plays melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki and has released many fine albums. Pete is embarking on a tour to celebrate his seventieth year, and we are honoured that Loughton Folk Club will be part of it.
So come along and witness some great songs, great music with great humour performed by a great bloke. www.backshift.demon.co.uk
'He is one of the most committed, most versatile, most important folk artists in Britain' (Colin Irwin)
15th SEPTEMBER -2016 - Door £5
YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE
AND MELODY CAUSTON
Another in our successful series featuring upcoming talent on the folk scene.
Alice Baillie and David Jenkinson are based in Sheffield. They were finalists in the 2016 New Roots Competition. They perform a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes with verve and originality, and are currently working on the release of their first album. Alice sings and plays the flute, Davis sings and plays guitar and mando-cello. They are one of the most exciting young folk duo's on the folk circuit. www.twoscompanyfolk.co.uk
Melody is a 22 year old contemporary folk artist based in Cambridge. She performs mainly her own songs. She has twice won the Cambridge NMG awards for 'Best Female solo artist' and has appeared on BBC local radio. She has released one EP and is working on another. Melody got into folk music whilst her parents performed, sleeping in guitar cases at the side of the stage. She is now pursuing the tea drinking storytelling life of a folk songstress. A superb performer who is delighting audiences wherever she performs. www.melodycauston.co.uk
22nd SEPTEMBER 2016 - Door £5
AIMEE LEONARD and EMMIE WARD
Based in South London Aimee and Emmie are mainly a traditional folk duo who perform material on flute, bodhran and various string instruments. They have played many clubs and festivals around the country. They are excellent singers and musicians. Aimee was brought up in Orkney, she was a member of the successful celtic folk band Anam. She is also a singing/vocal coach and choir leader. Emmie grew up steeped in the folk tradition, she won the 2014 trad2mad singing competition.
This will be this brilliant duo's first visit to Loughton. www.facebook.com/Aimee Leonard and Emmie Ward
'These two are brilliant' (The Goose is Out)
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)