BOSTON FOLK CLUB 2014 PROGRAMME

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Winter / Spring Season 2014


Monday 13th January

Local singers and musicians night


Monday 10th February

Richard Digance

Richard performing at the Great British Folk Festival, Skegness (2011) - (by Fizgig-Tom)

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen,

Richard Digance has.

Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he's respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/guitarist. He has survived all trends with his two and a half hour one-man show, his summer festival appearances in the UK, the United States, Canada and Dubai, his cruise work and television appearances.

He is both an accomplished musician, rated by many as one of Britain's greatest acoustic guitarists, inspired by his good friend Ralph McTell, and an entertainer who many younger comedians, including Ross Noble, claim as one of their major influences.

However, Richard Digance does not rest on his immense reputation. In the last two years he has broadened his appeal, firstly by proving to be one of Britains most sought after cruise entertainers and secondly by returning to his musical roots through major music festival appearances.

Many people across the globe have enjoyed his memorable live shows, few will have seen Richard performing recently in such an intimate setting as The Eagle!

Limited to 50 Tickets priced £12.00 available in advance, tel 01205 358 783

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Monday 10th March

Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante

Dutch born guitarist Rob appeared at the club with John Conolly last September now he returns in his own right. Rob has worked with Danny Thompson, Tom McConville, Kate Rusby and John McCusker among others, he has also worked as sound engineer for the Battlefield Band for over a decade.

He is joined by Alan Reid, a vital member of The Battlefield Band from its inception in 1969 until 2010.

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Mon 14 Apr

Late Addition! Now a Special Double Bill

Reg Meuross

Later in the year Reg Meuross will be playing on Saturday at this year's Cropredy Festival, he makes a welcome return to Boston Folk Club as April's guest. Its nearly 5 years ago since Reg appeared at the club, soon after his Dragonfly album was release. He has released a number of CDs since and has a new album 'England Green & England Grey' due out this spring. He was recently voted Best Male Vocalist by Fatea [info].

For more info visit the Reg Meuross website.

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Jess Vincent

Described as "One of the most exciting singer songwriters I've heard in years, with a magical voice and an exceptional and truly innovative songwriting talent" by Reg Meuross, Jess (Jessica) released her second album 'Seesaw Dreams' (the follow up to the highly acclaimed 'Timeframe') in Sep 2013 featuring 11 beautiful original songs and one traditional song. Reg is also one of the musicians who feature on her albums.

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Mon 12 May

Malt

Cancelled:A relatively new name on the Lincolnshire Folk Circuit, but the faces will be familar to folk fans in the area, for Malt are Liz and Mel, Ann and Tom. This multi-talented group playing guitar, banjo, accordion, melodeon, tin whistle and percussion perform a variety of folk based tunes as well as songs from the English, Scottish, Irish and American traditions.


Mon 9 Jun

Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner sings traditional American and English folk songs. He has performed at festivals and schools throughout America and abroad, and has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution.

Jeff Warner's traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. Community songs, banjo tunes, 18th-century New England hymns, spoon-playing and sailor songs feature in his live performances.

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Mon 14 Jul

Singers & Musicians Night


Mon 11 Aug

Singers & Musicians Night


Mon 8 Sep

Steve Turner

Concertina player Steve Turner makes a welcome return to the club, 3 years on since his last appearance in Boston. He began his career on the Manchester folk scene in the late 1960s before joining the Geordie band "Canny Fettle" in 1970.

He won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80s" national competition in 1979 and turned professional for 12 years, touring internationally and recording 4 albums on the Fellside label.

From 1991, a period of thirteen years was spent away from the folk scene, with Steve building a violin retailing business and diversifying musically into a more classical mode. He returned to the folk scene in 2004 and his 5th album, his first for 22 years "The Whirligig of Time" was long listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008.

He released his latest album "Rim of the Wheel" in 2012 to rave reviews.

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Mon 13 Oct

Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson

October's guests at Boston Folk Club are Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson. Guitarist, singer and songwriter Kevin has music in his soul and is regarded as an icon of British Folk music. He has played in some memorable line-ups including the bands Whippersnapper (with Dave Swarbrick and Chris Leslie) and Uiscedwr and with Peter Knight (of Steeleye Span) and Irish artist Mary Black, as well as more mainstream and well known acts The Marvelettes and Percy Sledge!

Meanwhile Rosie from Cincinnati, is a talented young fiddle player and singer with a captivatingly beautiful voice. She has won national competitions for both fiddle and voice, which took her to Ireland for world competitions. She has recently performed in New York City with singer Teddy Thompson (son of legendary guitarist, Richard Thompson).

Rosie and Kevin have toured Europe a number of times and recorded two highly acclaimed albums, 'The Salty Diamond' in 2009 and 'Between the Distance' in 2010. This is currently one of just nine UK gigs by the duo over the coming months, and a great opportunity to see these two superb musicians performing locally, all are welcome upstairs at The Eagle pub in Boston on Monday 13th October, music starts at 8:15pm.

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Mon 10 Nov

Doug Hudson and Ian Cutler

November's guests at Boston Folk Club are the intriguing duo Doug Hudson and Ian Cutler. Doug previously worked with a highly regarded duo, Tundra before touring nationally and internationally as a stand up comedian. In the early 1990s he formed the folk rock band The Hot Rats as part of his comedy show, Ian was also a member of that band, though he got his big break in the 70s when he appeared as the young fiddle player in 'The Wicker Man' as a member of Hockett who provided music for the film soundtrack. With Hockett, Ian went on to do live sessions on the John Peel show and at the Cambridge Festival. As well as his duo activities, Ian plays with "Feast of Fiddles" and the now re-formed "Bully Wee Band". More recently he played on Dave Cousins (of Strawbs) album 'The Boy In The Sailor Suit'. Doug also plays in a ceilidh band and is the PA announcer of Gillingham Football Club. As a duo they released the 'Wizards Walk' album in 2013. There is a rare opportunity to see the duo performing in Lincolnshire on Monday 10th November when they will be performing upstairs at The Eagle pub in Boston, music starts at 8:15pm, all are welcome

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Mon 8 Dec

A Christmas Cracker with Gerry Colvin

Gerry Colvin has performed at the club several times with the award winning band Colvinquarmby.

Gerry began his career in music as a member of pop band 'The Man Upstairs' who toured with The Smiths in the 70s. He later co-founded and fronted John Peel's favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and USA and appeared on TV shows 'The Tube' and 'The Old Grey Whistle Test', the definitive compilation of their songs 'Let's Get the Hell Back to Lubbock' was released in 2010.

In the 90s he collaborated on an album project with Alison Moyet. With other acts he has appeared at Glastonbury, worked on film scores and worked the college circuit. More recently he has released his self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' and is now working on his next CD 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other'.

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