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Dates & Guest Details Friday 28 September 2018 - Mary Humphreys & Anahata

Mary and Anahata specialise in English traditional music and song. Mary sings and plays English concertina and banjo, and Anahata plays melodeons, Anglo concertina and cello. Now based in West Yorkshire, much of their material is based on research into versions of folk songs collected in Cambridgeshire. Well-crafted song arrangements interspersed with sparkling and exhilarating tunes.

Mary Humphreys & Anahata

 

Dates & Guest Details Friday 26 October 2018 - Martyn Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop

Martyn charms everyone with the range and quality of his voice as well as his dry wit. His passion for Australian songs and stories is coupled with his love of traditional material, and he is a great exponent of songs by the late Graham Miles. Iris is an outstanding player of the Maccann Duet concertina and a marvellous accompanist on both concertina and piano accordion. Firm favourites at the Everyman.

Martyn Wyndham-Read

 

Dates & Guest Details Friday 30 November 2018 - Moirai: Jo Freya, Melanie Biggs & Sarah Matthews

Jo, Melanie and Sarah create an orchestra of sound with accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, whistles, saxophones and clarinets – and three voices too. Beautiful traditional tunes, haunting and buoyant compositions, and songs that pluck at your heartstrings are given enchanting musical arrangements, each delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. A colourful pallet of sounds and song.

Moirai Trio

 

Dates & Guest Details Friday 25 January 2019 - Steve Turner

Steve comes from a family of singers and concertina players, and is a talented musician and wonderful singer. His performance is authoritative and commanding, and his accompaniments are advanced and innovative. A pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, Steve also plays cittern, mandolin and banjo. An excellent singer and interpreter of traditional folk song.

Steve Turner

 

Dates & Guest Details Friday 22 February 2019 - JIB: Jim Macgeean with Barrie & Ingrid Temple

An amalgamation of three of the finest singers from the North East, Jim, Ingrid & Barrie – JIB – are rightly respected for their dynamic singing, infectious enthusiasm, and deep understanding of songs and music from the North of England – particularly those of the River Tyne where they live, and with some of Barrie’s own material. Terrific singing with plenty of opportunity to join in the choruses.

Barrie & Ingrid Temple

 

Dates & Guest Details Friday 29 March 2019 - Dark Horses: Flossie Malavialle & Keith Donnelly

Dark Horses combines the power and intensity of Flossie’s stunning voice with Keith’s remarkable songwriting and musicianship. They may not seem like an obvious pairing but, in fact, they fit together hand in glove. Keith is an inspired songwriter of serious songs as well as the funny stuff, and Flossie has the perfect voice for his material. Abundant charisma and more than a little Geordie/Gallic humour.

Flossie Malavialle and Keith Donnelly

 

Dates & Guest Details Friday 26 April 2019 - John Dipper & Dave Malkin

John (viola d’amore) and Dave (guitar, voice) are superb and creative musicians, earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and elegance. This exciting duo is the meeting place for new ideas to meld with historical song and dance tunes, the result being exquisitely honed new works, breaking new ground yet routed within the tradition. A compelling combination.

John Dipper & Dave Malkin

 

Dates & Guest Details Friday 31 May 2019 - Reg Meuross

Reg is a true modern troubadour who performs his gorgeous songs with humour and depth, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. His much acclaimed songs of life, love and injustice are soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing.  Reg is also a great raconteur with a warm and engaging stage presence.  Beautifully crafted songs lovingly sung. 

Reg Meuross

 

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