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WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER

Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer are a charismatic duo who effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self-penned tunes and contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass and she also plays various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and nyckelharpa. Jonny is an able composer and competition-winning guitar  player with a wide-ranging musical taste. Their shows are packed with toe-tapping tunes and songs, presented with gentle humour, lots of smiles and skilful musicianship.

‘Swan and Dyer have built a richly deserved reputation for their superb skills in compositon, arrangement and performance.’ (Mike Nacey, Shirefolk)

‘Musical excellence and stylish performances coupled with a refreshing and enterprising approach to repertoire.’ (David Kidman, fRoots)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)

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WEDNESDAY 9th FEBRUARY THE WILDERNESS YET

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This new trio combines the acclaimed talents of Rosie Hodgson, Rowan Piggott, and Philippe Barnes. Rosie, a finalist for the BBC Young Folk Award, has a voice that brings “a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old” (Folk Radio UK); Rowan is a traditional fiddler and a fine singer with a “deep understanding and feel for tradition” (FolkWords) and Philippe is a virtuosic flautist and magnificent guitarist. Independently they are consummate musicians; together they weave a tapestry of traditional and self-penned songs with a charm and familarity that is usually only found in seasoned line-ups.

‘The Wilderness Yet combine exceptional individual instrumental and vocal abilities with a deft collective touch in their arrangements of traditional and original repertoire. Not just engaging performers, they’re also folk scene activists and advocates.’

(Steve Hunt, Bodmin Folk Club)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)

WEDNESDAY 9th MARCH MAGPIE LANE

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A welcome return of this five piece band who gave us such an excellent Christmas set in 2017. Magpie Lane hail from Oxford and specialise in traditional English songs and dance tunes. The band has been delighting audiences for over 25 years with a combination of powerful vocals and vigorous dance tunes, performing inventive arrangements on acoustic instruments. Between them they play concertinas, melodeons, cello, whistle, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and harmonica and they all sing; when they suddenly burst into five part harmony the majestic swathe of sound is a joy to hear.

'Individually and collectively the band have so much talent and whichever combination of voices and instruments were blended together, they all sounded really beautiful. There was an interesting variety in what they offered and each song and tune was a musical gem in its own right.’ (Des O'Byrne, Grayshott Folk Club)

‘Thanks for another great evening. Every time Magpie Lane appear at Ringwood Folk club we are near to capacity, with plenty of great singing from you and the audience. It's really good to hear proper Southern English Traditional music played so well.’ (Rod Biggs, Ringwood Folk Club)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £12.00 (£10.00 members,  £6.00 under 18s and students)

WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL - SAM CARTER 

 

 

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Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. He is a highly-regarded instrumentalist, renowned by many as 'the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation' (Jon Boden). Over the past fifteen years, Sam has toured the world, won a BBC Folk Award and made appearances on national TV, including a spellbinding performance on Later… with Jools Holland. Sam has recorded and performed with some of folk’s leading lights, including Richard Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr.

‘From the moment he stepped onto the little stage at Frenchay Village Hall, you could tell it was going to be something special.’ (Ant Miles, Downend Folk Club)          

‘A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself.’  (Radio 2)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £12.00 (£10.00 members,  £6.00 under 18s and students)