Dates & Guest Details
Friday 28 April 2017 - The Foxglove Trio
Cathy Mason (voice, guitar, ‘cello), Ffion Mair (voice, whistle, bodhran) and Patrick Dean (voice, melodeon, ‘cello, concertina) are multi-instrumentalists, performing mainly traditional songs from around the British Isles. These extremely talented musicians are becoming renowned for their beautiful harmonies and creative new arrangements. Musical precision and spontaneity are to be expected.
Friday 26 May 2017 - James Patterson
We are delighted James is making a rare solo appearance. He visited previously with the late Ralph Jordan and John Dipper as Patterson Jordan Dipper, and still works with John. James and Ralph began performing 40-years ago as Silas, and spent nearly 10-years with the powerful and popular supergroup, Crows. Very excited that Crows are reforming – and coming to the Everyman in April 2018!
Friday 28 September 2017 - The Teacups
A beautiful sound – Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert and Will Finn are a vibrant a cappella quartet, singing arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs in a wide variety of styles. This talented foursome met in 2010 whilst studying on the BMus Folk & Traditional Music Degree at Newcastle University, and they have since appeared at top festivals and venues in the UK and Europe.
Friday 27 October 2017 - Ken Wilson & Jim McFarland
Following The Wilson Family being guests at the club in 2016, we are delighted that Ken – a fabulous singer in his own right – is returning with Jim McFarland. From Derry, Jim has a characteristic and gentle voice, and is one of Ireland’s finest traditional singers. Ken and Jim perform English and Irish traditional songs, enhanced by their mutual respect for each other’s singing and repertoire.
Friday 24 November 2017 - Makepeace: Kevin Dempsey, Carolyn Robson & Paul Hutchinson
We’re thrilled to bring you a wonderful trio of familiar faces in a new collaboration. Kevin is an excellent guitarist, Carolyn is an acclaimed singer, and Paul is a top accordionist. Together, they will take us on an incredible musical journey, interpreting songs and tunes from Playford to the Stones, and from the far corners of the earth, in a way you have never heard before!
Friday 6 January 2018 - Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman
It is always a pleasure to have Dave & Anni at the Everyman. Anni has a specialist repertoire of songs originating from her native North East, and Dave has been writing songs in traditional vein since 1982, many of which are widely sung and have become part of the general repertoire of singers all over the world. Traditional music delivered with strength, clarity and simplicity by this charming duo.
Friday 23 February 2018 - Granny's Attic
Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) are three young exceptional musicians and singers. The trio plays traditional music with verve, energy and their own inimitable style, performing English, Irish and Scottish traditional music as well as their own compositions. We anticipate a lively evening.
Friday 30 March 2018 - Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp
Laura & Ted have a no-nonsense approach to traditional English folk song, taking their cues from revival singers such as Frankie Armstrong, Peter Bellamy and the Watersons, and placing an emphasis on strong vocals, tight harmonies and unfussy arrangements. With repertoire drawn from and inspired by their homes in the North West and East Anglia, expect to hear a distinctive range of songs sung with passion.
Friday 27 April 2018 - CROWS
A highlight of the folk scene from 1978 to 1988, Crows has reformed! All are well-known and highly respected performers in their own right: Mick Ryan (vocals); Paul Downes (guitar, mando-cello, mandolin, banjo & vocals); James Patterson (guitar & vocals); and Dave Bordewey (fiddle, cittern, & astonishing high harmony vocals). The combination of strong voices and expert musicianship is unique.
Friday 25 May 2018 - James Hickman & Dan Cassidy
James’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar are complemented by Dan’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. The music of this transatlantic duo bursts with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of both British and American folk genres. The lively English wit of James combines with Dan’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take us on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.