BOSTON FOLK CLUB 2015 PROGRAMME

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Winter / Spring Season 2015


Monday 12th January

Winter Wilson

There is a very exciting opportunity to see amazing artists Winter Wilson locally when they open the 2015 season at Boston Folk Club. This Lincolnshire based duo are seen gracing the stages of festivals, theatres and clubs the length of the country.

With heart-rending story songs, brilliant lyrics from the pen of Dave Wilson and fantastic vocals from Kip and Dave, with Kip providing soaring vocal harmonies on many songs, add to this a fine range of instrumentation from both.

An atmospheric, unmissable event to be enjoyed by all. Catch Winter Wilson on Monday 12th January, 8.15pm, Upstairs at The Eagle, West Street, Boston. Everyone welcome.

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Monday 9 Feb

KIERAN HALPIN

Since 1979 Kieran Halpin has recorded 20 albums, two live DVD and published 3 songbooks with 50 songs in each book. He is a successful songwriter with many of his songs covered by other artists such as Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, Tom McConville, Niamh Parsons, The Battlefield Band, Flossie and the late John Wright.

In fact his songs are performed in clubs, pubs and concert halls throughout the world, but on 9th Feb, Kieran himself will be performing his own songs upstairs at The Eagle.

His latest album 'the devil and his dealing' was released in 2011, featuring 11 new songs and the musicianship of Yogi Jockusch on percussion, Jimmy Smith on guitar, Manfred Leuchter on accordion, Percy Pursglove on double bass and Marion Fleetwood on backing vocals.

Whilst his albums are always something to look forward to it is live on stage where Halpin makes his mark. Powerful and passionate, intimate and intense, he is impossible to ignore. His voice has such an edge to it that he sounds like he is living every song. He has managed to marry his intelligent and thought provoking lyrics with great melodies and has developed over the years into a writer with a style all his own. All of this is underscored by an incisive wit in his introductions which helps an audience to understand where the song comes from and hint at where it might be going.

Halpin is equally at home playing to a small folk club audience and a large festival crowd and critics comment that his "Songs of sheer class and originality" added to his "Wonderful stage presence and surprising humour" make his shows memorable.

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Monday 9 Mar

LYNNE HERAUD & PAT TURNER

March's guests are Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner have been performing seperately and together on the folk circuit for many years.

In the 70s Lynne sang in a duo with Sue Ashby and later in the trio Tom, Dick and Harriet, whilst Pat toured with the folk band Filigree. She and Lynne joined Pete Cunningham to form Brandis.

They finally settled into a permanent duo and made their first CD, 'Parallel',

In 2003, they became a permanent duo releasing the first CD 'Parallel', since then thay have release three more albums, the latest being 'Far Distant Stars', featuring original and traditional music. They play a variety of instruments including guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles, coupled with their most important instruments (their voices) their live shows are a unique blend of stunning song and harmony plus humour.

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Monday 13 Apr

ROBINSON; O DWYER; KELLY

Featuring Liam Robinson (concertina & vocals), Eddy O'Dwyer (guitar, banjo & vocals) and Frances Kelly (vocals), this Lincolnshire based trio sing and play traditional folk songs from Britain and North America.

ROK's sound is simple, powerful and direct, bringing a raw, stripped down and authentic approach to their carefully selected material. Individually strong performers in their own right, each has a wealth of experience in bringing folk song to life, as a trio is more than the sum of its considerably talented parts.

They have recently released their debut CD as a trio, 'A Horn and A Shout', and a while back the audience at Boston Folk Club enjoyed a floor spot from the trio.

In April you will be treated to a full evening of folk music performed by these strong and committed singers and instrumentalists who share this wonderful musical legacy handed down to them through the generations with a great passion.

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Mon 11 May

LOUISE JORDAN

Fresh from her recent European Tour the remarkable young musician Louise Jordan comes to Boston as guest of Boston Folk Club, one of thirty one nights on her Spring UK Tour. Described by renowned folk broadcaster Mike Harding as "Absolutely, totally and completely, brilliant", Louise is a gifted instrumentalist playing guitar, piano and cello, but it is her voice which is most often celebrated as the pinnacle of her trade mark sound: captivating, powerful and evocative.

This independent artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer feels nowhere more at home than on the road, she has already completed seven UK tours, with appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the National Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as performing in Denmark, Holland and Germany!

Louise released her third album 'Veritas' a uniquely English record in Autumn 2014. Self penned acoustic songs blend with her innovative arrangements of traditional songs and even a Handel aria!

This rising star will be performing upstairs at The Eagle pub on West Street in Boston on Monday 11th May, all are welcome to come along on the night, music starts at 8:15pm.

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Mon 8 Jun

PETE MORTON

One of Britain's finest modern folk singers Pete Morton makes a welcome return to Boston Folk Club on Monday 8th June. He started out busking on the streets of Europe and singing from the heart has entertained audiences all over the globe, with his unique and involving style of song-writing and singing. His songs such as 'Another Train' and 'The Shepherd's Song' tell compelling stories and mix humour, politics, love and social comment reflecting modern life and times. His latest album 'The Frappin' and Ramblin' Pete Morton' is a spellbinding mix of new songs, heartfelt ballads and distinctive folk raps. Observations of modern life and the occasional look back through history are penned with a wry humour or a deep reflective tone but always with a message. Pete will be performing at the club which meets upstairs at The Eagle pub, near the railway station in Boston. All are welcome to come along on the night and enjoy the music, which starts at 8:15pm.

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Mon 13 Jul

SINGAROUND


Mon 10 Aug

SINGAROUND


Mon 14 Sep

HUNGRYTOWN (USA)

Boston Folk Club open an exciting Autumn season on Monday 14th September with American artists Hungrytown featuring lyricist, singer and guitarist Rebecca Hall and multi-instrumentalist Ken Anderson from Vermont.

Hall's voice has been praised as having "a sweetness and a worldly wisdom in perfect balance" by Roger McGuinn, co-founder of folk-rock godfathers The Byrds.

The duo who have been touring America, Europe and New Zealand extensively for more than a decade have recorded three highly acclaimed albums, the latest 'Further West' was released earlier this year. Their original songs are influenced by traditional Americana, psychedelic folk and have tints of Nashville Gothic.

They will be bringing their amazing lyrical talents, soaring harmonies and impressive musicianship to The Eagle Pub in West Street, Boston, music starts at 8:15pm, everyone is welcome. Come along on the night and enjoy their show!

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Mon 12 Oct

JET + Special Guests

Lincolnshire based trio playing old time acoustic blues and skiffle. Formed around 2004, the trio's early appearances were mainly at local folk clubs, 2005 saw the band develop their repertoire leading to gigs at a variety of local venues & beer festivals.

J.E.T. are Jason (guitar / kazoo / washboard / backing vocals etc), Eric (guitar / harmonica / vocals) and Tony (tea-chest bass / lead vocals).

Their first CD was 'Almost Live' this was followed in 2005 by 'Bootleg Skiffle & Blues'.

For more info visit website: http://www.myspace.com/jetskiffleandblues


Mon 9 Nov

RON TRUEMAN-BORDER

Multi-instrumentalist and talented songwriter Ron Trueman-Border is the guest at Boston Folk Club on Monday 9th Novermber. A very popular visitor to Lincolnshire, Ron is a prolific songwriter with many CDs to his credit though he is still not widely known. When people hear his beautifully crafted songs, which are musical snapshots of life and times, and listen to his highly accomplished musicianship they wonder just why he is not more famous on the national music scene. This coupled with a passion for performing live and an ability to draw his audiences into his excellent songs makes Ron a truly remarkable artist. If you haven't seen him playing yet, treat yourself to a night out upstairs at The Eagle pub near to the railway station in Boston, you won't be disappointed! Music starts at 8.15pm.


Mon 14 Dec

CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Coming in 2016 .... Kent DuChaine (8 Feb) / Gerry Colvin (14 Mar) / Dave Nachmanoff (11 Apr) / t.b.c. (9 May) / Dave Gibb (13 Jun) ....