Every Thursday from 7:30pm
at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX
30th June 2016 £5.00
A trio who hail from Bedfordshire, comprising Marisa Straccia, Jack Sharp and Davy Willis. They perform mainly English traditional music , much of it sourced from their home county. They are also hosts of The Mill Race Folk Club in Bromham, Bedfordshire.
Jack Sharp is also a member of the hugely popular psychedelic rock/folk band, Wolf People
STEVE and HANNAH
Steve and Hannah are a father and daughter duo who come from nearby Hornchurch. Steve (guitar, vocals) and Hannah(vocals) interpret British Traditional music with verve and originality. They recently played a superb floor spot at the club.
7th July 2016 - £4.00
YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE
Following the success of our earlier two showcases, we present another, featuring two finalists from the 2016 New Roots Competition.
Jimmy is a singer and banjo player hailing from Herefordshire and is now based in London. He has a fine powerful voice and performs mainly traditional material which he arranges himself. He also plays in the duo The Lion's Share and with his band, The Medlars. He founded the UCLU Folk and World Music Society in 2013 and helped set up Pear O' Legs records.
One of the best young performers on the folk circuit we are delighted that Jimmy will be performing at Loughton. Website
Beth Gifford (Viola, Voice) and Matthew Brookes (Accordion) are an exciting young duo who formed in November 2015. They met at the Sidmouth Folk Festival; and quickly developed an understanding between Viola and Accordion, also adding singing and composition to their bow.
With diverse influences from traditional folk to jazz, they combine traditional music with original songs and tunes to create a fresh and individual sound.
14th July 2016 - £5.00
GEORGIA LEWIS and FRIENDS
Georgia Lewis is a singer, accordionist and whistle player from Wiltshire. Classically trained she went to India to study singing at the Arambol Music Academy. Georgia was the winner of The Future of Young Folk Award (Bromyard 2016). Georgia is accompanied by fiddle player Rowan Piggott and guitarist Felix Miller. Rowan grew up in Galway soaking up the music of Paddy Fahey and his father Charlie Piggott of De Dannan fame. Rowan is also a fine performer of Swedish fiddle tunes. Felix grew up in Andorra but now resides in Stratford-upon Avon. Felix provides the rhythm which lies at the core of the groups sound.
One of the best bands on the folk scene, Georgia's fantastic voice and the trio's superb musicianship on both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes is wowing audiences up and down the country. The trio have released a very well received EP and are in demand at Festivals and folk clubs. This will be a night to remember.
'Young, exuberant and musically adept' (R2 Magazine) Website
21st July 2016 Door - £6.00
THE FOXGLOVE TRIO
The Foxglove Trio are a group of very talented multi-instrumentalists who perform mostly traditional songs from around the British Isles in English and Welsh. Cathy Mason plays cello, guitar and sings, Ffion Mair sings in Welsh and English and plays whistle and bodhran and Patrick Dean plays melodeon, cello, concertina and sings.
Producing one of the most original sounds on the folk scene, The Foxglove Trio feature a double cello attack, breathtaking harmonies and Ffion's soaring vocals. Their live shows are full of outstanding musicianship combined with a warm and friendly presentation. Their debut album 'These Gathered Branches' is one of the best albums of 2015 in any sphere of music.
They simply cannot be missed.
Accordionist and singer Sophie performs a blend of traditional and original music mainly from the English tradition. She is an exciting performer who produces an instant rapport with her audience. Sophie spent a year playing the Song Woman in the West End production of War Horse. She performs and writes for the touring theatre company Troupe. Sophie will release her first EP during the summer of 2016.
Sophie and Jimmy performed sparkling sets at this years New Roots Finals and this will be a special evening, and bring your voices as both play great chorus songs.
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.