Guest performers

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Guest nights at Bideford start at 8 pm unless it says otherwise below – we advise you to arrive at 7:30 or thereabouts to be sure of a seat.  They finish between 10:30 and 11.  There’s no singaround on guest nights, support performers are invited in advance by the MC for the evening.

We don’t charge for tickets but we do pass the box round – please consider how much you might pay for a public concert and then contribute at least the cost of a drink.  All club events are financed by the collections taken each week.

 

2022

We are still booking, or in some cases re-booking, guests for 2022. Details, photos, etc will be added later.

 

April 7th,  Winter Wilson

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Winter Wilson are: Kip Winter who plays flute, guitar, tenor guitar, bass, piano accordion and tenor ukulele but mostly loves to sing. Dave Wilson writes songs plays guitar and allegedly practises the banjo (Good for him. Ed)
They play original songs, packed with emotion, delivered with humour.

“Dave and Kip of Winter Wilson were a delight to share with a Vancouver BC audience for the first time. Beautiful voices, exceptional songwriting, and utterly endearing performances from these two charming and engaging artists. I loved watching the audience fall in love with them!”  Shari Ulrich (Canada), Multi Juno Award Winner

WinterWilson playing “Tried and Tested” https://youtu.be/dpegssHIJ38

Winter Wilson’s wensite https://www.winterwilson.com/

April 28th, Wildwood Jack

 

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Wildwood Jack are a guitar and ukulele duo originally from Kent. In 2013 they sold their home and have been travelling the world with their music ever since.They play contemporary folk music with a twist of bluegrass and world music played with outstanding fingerstyle guitar and ukulele.

‘An absolute delight. Haunting, atmospheric and clearly put together with much love and care. I’d like to make it CD of the week‘ ROGER WILLIAMS – A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
‘Outstanding music. An excellent album‘ WILLIES CAFE RADIO SHOW, COLOGNE

Wildwood Jack playing “The Captain and Me” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNjjUR14GZQ

Wildwood Jack’s website http://www.wildwoodjack.com/

May 26th, Harbour Lights

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Three Suffolk musicians (Alvar Smith, Derek Simpson &; Rob Neal) perform mainly
East Anglian songs and tunes on concertinas, melodeon, banjo, guitar, harmonica and
‘cello.
Alvar is a retired gamekeeper from Blaxhall who sings songs gathered from
his grandfather and other local characters.
Rob and Derek have performed in many bands over the years.
The trio’s emphasis is on entertainment and audience participation.

Harbour lights performing “Flash Company” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFX171cyGYlW8rF_idJWmTQ

Harbour Lights Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HarbourLightsTrio

June 16th, Na-Mara

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Na-Mara are the Hertfordshire-based duo of Rob Garcia and Paul Mc Namara. Rob plays guitar, mandola and mandolin. Paul plays guitar. They both sing. Their music includes self-penned songs in traditional style on contemporary and historical topics; traditional songs from the British Isles; their own translations of songs from the Breton, French and Quebecois traditions, and tunes from Brittany, France and the Spanish Celtic regions of Asturias and Galicia.

“One of life’s certainties, thus far, is that any music produced by Na-Mara, be it live or recorded, will be of the highest quality and guaranteed to involve subjects and themes of compelling interest.” David Pratt, FATEA, April 2019 

“…Na-Mara is one of today’s leading folk ballad duos on the British folk scene.” Michael Moll, Folk World #70, November 2019

Na-Mara playing Navajos & Pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTk36UJIbqQ&t=7s

Na-Mara’s website http://www.na-mara.com/

October 6th Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter

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Sally and Brian have been writing songs and performing for more than twenty years. They have a quirky and distinctive style, most of their songs are self-penned about anything from prostitutes to seaside trips. Sally sings, accompanied by Brian’s impeccable guitar playing.

Sally Ironmonger and Brian Carter put on a brilliant show, firmly rooted in the folk music tradition, but including some hints of jazz and blues and other genres. Mostly self-penned, their songs were moving and funny and quite catchy.
Most of all, they were fun and joyous entertainers”
(Richard Death, Stratford Sub Castle, February 2019) 

Sally & Brian performing “Metalwork” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Tr1nJjJZc

Sally & Brian’s website https://sallyironmonger.co.uk/

 

2023

March 23rd Lynne Heraud &Pat Turner

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Individually, and in combination with a variety of well-known singers and bands, Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner have both served long apprenticeships on the shop-floor of folk music.
Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles (including swanee, policeman’s and referee’s), list a spoons workshop in their hall of fame, and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it.  They both agree, however, that their voices are their most important instruments. Their resulting style is a unique blend of stunning song and harmony, and a humour which takes their audience on a roller-coaster ride – “everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony!”

Another great evening at the Everyman last night with the immeasurably entertaining Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner. Their stunning harmonies and modest accompaniment were present throughout. Skillful renditions of traditional and self-penned serious material were balanced perfectly with a selection of their own outrageous and ingenious comic songs, many inspired by being Ladies Of A Certain Age.
Everyman Folk Club

Lynne and Pat Singing “The North Wind” https://www.lynneandpat.co.uk/samples/TheNorthWind.mp3

Lynne and Pat’s website https://www.lynneandpat.co.uk/index.php

June 29th Bob Fox

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 Bob has maintained a successful career as a solo folk performer for over 30 years. During the 1990s, together with Benny Graham he developed a multi-media show documenting the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland, which led to the CD “How Are You Off For Coals”, featuring a selection of mining songs. In 2006 Bob, along with a range of other top UK folk artists, was involved in providing performances for the 2006 Radio Ballads commissioned by BBC Radio, and in 2009 he performed in the part of “Songman” in the highly acclaimed West End production of War Horse which played in the West End for 18 months and was subsequently toured for another eighteen months around Britain, Ireland and South Africa.[3] Scholar Anthony Ashbolt describes Fox as “possessing one of the best folk-singing voices in England and he evokes the world of the miners and, in general, the songs of the northeast, with power and clarity.”

Bob singing “Waters of Tyne” and “Big River” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o841B26Jssc

Bob’s Website https://www.bobfoxmusic.com/