What’s On

 

Bracknell Folk at The Sun in Windlesham - 8:30 p.m. Every Tuesday

The list below gives only our guest nights, which always include floor spots as well for performers in the audience.

Every other Tuesday is a “Come all ye” to play, sing, join in or just  enjoy the music and the company.


Created by SG International

Guests by name

Guests by date


Tue 4th

Apr 2017

Debra Cowan

"She has a very attractive voice, clean and true, with just a little vibrato; . . . she can get inside a traditional American ballad with conviction, and tell the story convincingly. To these ears, this is the material that suits her best, and she soars with it." BBC Review

We first met Californian born, but Massachusetts based Debra at a house concert where her warmth shone through and her repertoire included some good traditional songs. We were hooked and so she's booked. Bracknell Folk Club is now in the diary for her 2016 UK tour.

Tue 25th

Apr 2017

Kadia

Kadia is a band of three lads from Dorset: Chris Bailey on guitars & vocals, Lee Cuff on Cello & vocals and David Hoyland, a multi-instrumentalist. They perform a mixture of traditional folk music, Irish session tunes and original material along with a good line in chat to keep you entertained and you may even catch a hint of jazz or classical in the mix from time to time. Kadia are now beginning to build a following outside of Dorset and tomorrow, the world!

Kadia’s debut album, East of Alexandria has made it on to the Telegraph’s 2015 Folk Album of the Year list with tracks heard on various local BBC radio stations.


Tue 16th

May 2017

Devonbird

Southwest Music Awards 'Best Folk Act' finalists 2013 Devonbird have bought an exciting new sound to the Devon folk scene (and beyond). Devonbird - Kath Bird (Singer Songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Andy Clark on guitar and 8 and 10-string bouzouki, show their wide and versatile range and their passion for folk music, both original and traditional. The trio combine foot stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs, often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore and dialect. They’ll be travelling all the way from the wild west to perform for us. We loved them last time in 2015 and we’re sure you’ll love them this!


Tue 6th

Jun 2017

na-mara

Folk duo na-mara, Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara have performed live across the UK and in France and Spain and appeared on the BBC  and numerous local radio stations.  They perform self-penned songs in traditional style on a range of contemporary and historical topics as well as traditional songs and tunes from across the British Isles, their own translations songs from the Breton, French and Quebecois traditions and a wide variety of tunes from Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France.Folk World suggested that “…(y)ou may put na-mara on the list of enjoyable English duos, such as veteran Knightley and Beer or young Cadie and Bloomer", going on to describe Paul is "an ingenious songwriter in the traditional vein…”

Spiral Earth suggest na-mara " turn an austere sound into an elegant one with their voices displaying the required authority for such subjects" while Rock & Reel Magazine note that what na-mara do best is "tell stories to which you can't but listen…”


Tue 27th

Jun 2017

Suntrap

Suntrap are a 4 piece folk-inspired group with beautiful entrancing vocal harmonies on original and self-written material.

Suntrap's Sara Byers, Mary Wilson and John Sandall have been joined by Sue Graves after the departure of Paul Hoad in 2014.

Sue, known as the 'Surrey Nightingale' is a stunning addition to Suntrap's powerful vocal harmony sound.

“Rich harmonies, dazzling folk fusion” Time Out

Beautiful slip-sliding harmonies” Froots


Tue 26th

Sep 2017

Liz Simcock

Singer/songwriter Liz Simcock featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a performer and songwriter. Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main songwriting role models.

“The acoustic musicianship is outstanding, her lyrical skills offer not only moments of great personal reflection but also a wry, twinkle in the eye sense of humour whilst her voice is stunningly beautiful, enhanced by perfect phrasing and crystal clear diction.” Rock Society Magazine.


Tue 28th

Nov 2017

Oka Vanga

Angela Meyer & William Cox are an award winning folk and roots duo who move effortlessly from playing their own music to well-known folk and roots songs.


In 2014 their debut album ‘Pilgrim’ was awarded best instrumental album by FATEA magazine. Shortly thereafter they released an EP ‘Tales of Eyam’ to critical acclaim, showcasing Angie’s songwriting and hidden singing voice.


As a duo their exquisite songs and instrumentals are second to none. Whether playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin , their relaxed banter and gift for story telling  makes their music set both interesting and memorable. Coupled with great musicianship, and virtuosic guitar playing, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music.


Tue 30th

Jan 2018

The Rubber Wellies

The Rubber Wellies are a quintet (this week, but we'll see who turns up) who are to the folk scene what a smorgasbord is to a sausage on a stick. Based in the Basque Country, Ireland and UK they are a touring collective skippered by singer/songwriter and circus musician Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist and composer Christophe Capewell. Drawing on narratives from curious everyday occurences, global politics and folk legends, the Rubber Wellies multi-lingual performances are a mix of musical story-telling and good-time sing-alongs that flip between poignant introspection and carefree raucousness.


“One of my favourite bands EVER!” – The Mike Harding Folk Show


 “Songwriting genius… a masterclass in contemporary roots music” – Sean McGhee, R2 magazine


“Try and listen to… the Rubber Wellies and be anything but happy, it’s impossible!” – BBC Radio Sheffield