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

7pm Sunday 2nd November 2014 - Free Entry (with charity collection)


John Hart's 4th Annual
Evening of Protest Song
 
in aid of Amnesty International

Full program of performers (fees waived in aid of the charity) 



 6 Nov 2014  Entrance £7

Andy Clarke and Steve Tyler

Together Steve and Andy form an extremely versatile duo with a unique approach to traditional songs and tunes. From powerful, driving tunes to beautiful haunting songs from their native Devon performed on hurdy gurdy, cittern, guitar and bouzouki. They are also available for French dance. Andy is an experienced MC and they have a variety of workshops to offer.

"Proper music with just the right amount of polish from a highly skilled duo"
. Living Tradition

Website


13 Nov 2014
 Entrance £4

Paula Ryan 



Paula is a compelling SINGER-SONGWRITER, born and bred in Tipperary, Ireland, whose POWERFUL, insightful songs are inspired by the LYRICISM and musical PASSION of her Irish Gaelic ROOTS & driven by the FUNKY rhythmic influences and “WACKY” instruments of music from other cultures. To accompany her songs, Paula plays Marimba/Tongue Drum, Guitar and a variety of percussion instruments including Bodhran, Djembe and Darabuka.

Website

Supported by Mike Norman



"Observational, witty, heartfelt, melodic, and acoustic songs. Mike’s eclectic (mainly self-penned) song collection and performance style combines contemporary British Isles folk with influences including The Beatles, The Jam/Paul Weller, Ray Davies, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, UK and US Indie with touches of jazz and blues. Enjoy!!!" Hear Here








20 Nov 2014
Entrance £5

Kate Denny 

Kate is a composer, singer and violin/viola player. She performs regularly at folk clubs and festivals as a solo performer and was previously part of folk trio The Kittiwakes. She released her solo album Closer to Home in 2012 focusing her writing closer to heart and home. Expect songs of tragedy and injustice, love and hope—and the odd talking bird thrown in for good measure! Kate is no stranger to performing live, captivating audiences with the stories she weaves and gorgeous strings-based tunes.

Website


27 Nov 2014 Entrance £4

Gemma Khawaja

Gemma Khawaja is a singer & guitarist from the Midlands, now based in Norfolk playing and singing traditional songs of the British Isles and creating her own songs inspired by rural poets. 

Gemma's arrangements of traditional songs emphasise the universal stories and themes found in folk traditions and sensitively draw out the richness and beauty of the old melodies.

Website


Supported by deMerc Barbershop

The men of the Harlow-based de Merc Chamber Choir return to Loughton Folk Club in their guise as a Barbershop Group with two contrasting sets from their extensive repertoire.  Pretty much as   "un-Folk" as you can get, they will perform a programme of luscious four-part Barbershop standards and then delve back in time to the seedy Elizabethan and German student taverns for some bawdy 
rather non-PC drinking songs before weighing anchor and setting sail with some Sea Shanties including the promised rude words to the "Maid of Amsterdam" with every opportunity for everyone to join in. So sing up or be keel-hauled!" Website


4 Dec 2014  Entrance £3

Foxen in aid of Headsmart Campaign 




Having failed for years to write the great British novel John has resorted to writing songs - a two-minute song being easier to dash off than a 1,000 page book. It also gives him more time to concentrate on playing guitar, violin, concertina and mandolin - and also to find the perfect pint of Old Speckled Hen.
  
Before seeing the dark, Margaret learned to sing in the Salvation Army where she earned the coveted black belt in the art of self-defence with a tambourine (the
weapon of choice for sellers of War Cry in pubs). She now also plays autoharp, bowed psaltery and hammered dulcimer and the Fox-headed lagerphone.

 In addition to singing in clubs - particularly HaverFolk in Chadwell Heath, East London,  and the Fab Club in Grays, Essex - Foxen can also be found occasionally playing for the Border Morris sides Lodestone of Devon, theWreckers of Cornwall and the Widders of Chepstow.

Website


11 Dec 2014 Entrance £3

Les Elvin
in aid of Action Against Hearing Loss




Les plays guitar, harmonica and bouzouki, and his entertaining repertoire includes blues, ballads, ragtime and guitar instrumentals. Expect class! Both contemporary and traditional.







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 Jan 2015
8 Jan 2015
15 Jan 2015
22 Jan 2015

Liz Simcock

29 Jan 2015

Tom Blackburn

5 Feb 2015
12 Feb 2015
19 Feb 2015
26 Feb 2015

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

5 Mar 2015
12 Mar 2015

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




19 Mar 2015
26 Mar 2015
2 Apr 2015
9 Apr 2015
16 Apr 2015
23 Apr 2015

Rosewood

30 Apr 2015
7 May 2015
14 May 2015
21 May 2015
28 May 2015
4 Jun 2015
11 Jun 2015
18 Jun 2015
25 Jun 2015
2 Jul 2015
9 Jul 2015
16 Jul 2015
23 Jul 2015
30 Jul 2015
6 Aug 2015
13 Aug 2015
20 Aug 2015
27 Aug 2015
3 Sep 2015
10 Sep 2015
17 Sep 2015
24 Sep 2015
1 Oct 2015

The Mob

8 Oct 2015
15 Oct 2015
22 Oct 2015
29 Oct 2015
5 Nov 2015
12 Nov 2015
19 Nov 2015
26 Nov 2015

Music Hall with Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

3 Dec 2015
10 Dec 2015
17 Dec 2015
24 Dec 2015

Closed

31 Dec 2015

Closed

 

Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies
An intimate acoustic folk/reggae cabaret of joyful sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun! 
Website

Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies
An intimate acoustic folk/reggae cabaret of joyful sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun! 
Website

Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies
An intimate acoustic folk/reggae cabaret of joyful sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun! 
Website

Having failed for years to write the great British novel John has resorted to writing songs - a two-minute song being easier to dash off than a 1,000 page book. It also gives him more time to concentrate on playing guitar, violin, concertina and mandolin - and also to find the perfect pint of Old Speckled Hen.

Margaret

Picture
Before seeing the dark, Margaret learned to sing in the Salvation Army where she earned the coveted black belt in the art of self-defence with a tambourine (the weapon of choice for sellers of War Cry in pubs). She now also plays autoharp, bowed psaltery and hammered dulcimer and the Fox-headed lagerphone.

In addition to singing in clubs - particularly HaverFolk in Chadwell Heath, East London,  and the Fab Club in Grays, Essex - Foxen can also be found occasionally playing for the Border Morris sides Lodestone of Devon, theWreckers of Cornwall and the Widders of Chepstow.
John is particularly proud of his guitar - a vintage Bartram made by the wonderful player and luthier Richard Bartram of Littleport, Cambridgeshire.








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