BOSTON FOLK CLUB 2011 PROGRAMME

Boston Folk Club retains the right to change the details of this programme without notice


WINTER / SPRING SEASON 2011


MON 10 JAN

SINGERS NIGHT

Holiday time, so no guests this month, local and visiting musicians / singers very welcome to come along on the night and perform, listening audience also very welcome to come along and just enjoy the music


MON 14 FEB

BRAM TAYLOR

Bram makes a welcome return to The Eagle. He has a large repertoire of songs, both traditional and contemporary, as well as some humorous material with a repertoire ranges from traditional, acapella to near pop. He is adept at selecting just the right songs to please his audiences, and an entertaining evening is guaranteed.

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MON 14 MAR

RON TRUEMAN BORDER

Welcome return to Boston by superb singer/songwriter from the south of England who has made a big impression wherever he has played in Lincolnshire.

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MON 11 APR

STEVE TURNER

Steve Turner comes from a family of singers and concertina players. He began his career on the Manchester folk scene in the late 60s. After he won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80s" national competition he turned professional for 12 years. After a time away he made a welcome return to the folk scene in 2004.

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MON 9 MAY

BLACKHEART

Country tinged folk

http://www.blackheartmusic.co.uk


MON 13 JUN

PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN

Duo who supported Show Of Hands on their Spring 2011 Tour, Phillip plays bottleneck dobro, harmonica and beatbox whilst Hannah plays fiddle; both sing.

http://www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk/


MON 11 JUL

SINGERS NIGHT

Holiday time, so no guests this month, local and visiting musicians / singers very welcome to come along on the night and perform, listening audience also very welcome to come along and just enjoy the music


MON 8 AUG

SINGERS NIGHT

Holiday time, so no guests this month, local and visiting musicians / singers very welcome to come along on the night and perform, listening audience also very welcome to come along and just enjoy the music


MON 12 SEP

UNSHAVEN

Members of Unshaven regularly perform at the club, tonight however the full band will be playing American Roots music in their own distinctive style. Unshaven feature John Ingamells (vocals and guitar), Ian Popple (guitar and penny whistle), Julie Robinson (fiddle), Barry Forbes (harmonica), Graham Neish (piano accordian), Steve Robinson (bass guitar) and Jason Smith (percussion).

For more info visit the Unshaven website


MON 10 OCT

PETE MORTON

Renowned singer songwriter from Leicestershire, well known on the UK folk scene. Over the years he was written some wonderful songs, including 'Another Train'. A great observer of modern life which he translates into song for both the current and future generations. Times have moved apace since his last album of original songs 'Economy' his latest album features wonderfully crafted songs that deal with all the prevalent subjects such as need, greed, trust, communication, conflict, love, relationships, basic humanity and yes, economy.

For more info and opportunity to hear some of Pete's songs visit the Pete Morton website.


MON 14 NOV

BETTER LATE THAN NAKED

Trio Phil Biggs (guitar / mandola, vocals), Mark Addison (bass) & John Blanks (guitar / vocals) are well known on the Lincolnshire folk circuit. Phil and Mark also play in ceildih band Akmed's Camel, whilst John as well as performing in BLTN also plays solo acoustic gigs, his first CD was entitled 'Better Late Than Naked'. In 2006 he teamed up with Mark and co-wrote the winning entry 'The Fallen of Fulstow' (words Mark Addison, music and performance John Blanks) in the 2006 'Write A Lincolnshire Folk Song 2006' competition.

For more info visit the Better Late Than Naked website


MON 12 DEC

CHRISTMAS PARTY with THE BOSTON FOLK ORCHESTRA

& other Surprise Guests

l to r Mel Stopper, Stephen 'Spud' Murphy, Will Vaughan, Richard Peel, Richard Birbeck, Mark Addison, Graham Neish

A blast from the past will bring a feast of musical cheer to Boston Folk Club's seasonal celebrations!

The Boston Folk Orchestra have been around almost as long as the club itself, forming in the early 1970s and becoming a fixture on the local folk scene for many years. When key members moved away from the area their appearances became less frequent, but the veteran outfit continued to perform when possible and nowadays still get together a handful of times each year for charity events and other occasional gigs. Fronted as ever by singer Richard Birbeck, the band's current incarnation also features Stephen 'Spud' Murphy on mandolin, guitarist Will Vaughan, Graham Neish on piano accordion, Mel Stopper on banjo, plus a rhythm section of drummer Richard Peel and bassist Mark Addison.

Their well-seasoned repertoire is packed with sing-along folk favourites, both traditional and modern, and is guaranteed to create a real party atmosphere. The evening at the Eagle is also expected to feature party pieces from many of the club's resident performers, plus some festive nibbles for good measure.

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The Christmas Party night at the Folk Club is always a great night with local musicians providing some great music whilst there may also be a surprise guest or two!


2012 GUESTS include BOB FOX and MUNDY/TURNER