Tue 12th

May 2015

Steve Ashley

“. . . One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain, if not the entire English-speaking world”  Melodymaker..

“His voice is good, his originals are sensitive . . . He has one of the funniest of dry stage raps” Variety, New York.

“. . . An extraordinary gift for creating material of true folk quality” Daily Telegraph.

What more can I say? You can catch him at Bracknell Folk Club.

Tue 2nd

Jun 2015

Court Rogue

I first heard Court Rogue at Boars Bridge Festival. They have a good traditional repertoire, but also have some of their own songs and show great potential, so I thought we'd book them before they become too famous. They are: Charlotte Wirdnam on vocals, violin and viola; Lottie Cuthbert on vocals, violin and flute; Ed Rackham on guitar and banjo; Ali Tuft on drums and percussion.


Tue 23rd

Jun 2015

Hannah Scott

Praise for Hannah’s distinctive voice, strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics has arrived from influential publications such as MOJO, who shortlisted her from hundreds of entries for the final of their New Voice competition, and The Guardian, who handpicked her as their New Band of the Day. We heard Hannah singing at South Hill Park and decided to book her. You may be glad we did.


Tue 7th

Jul 2015

Gavin Davenport

Gavin Davenport is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, cittern and anglo concertina) who has played on 17 albums to-date including 3 with Crucible, 2 with Hekety, 2 with The Albion Band and 2 of his own. He currently still plays solo gigs and has also been touring with Tom Kitching.   

"A finalist in the Fatea Awards 2013 for Male Vocalist of The Year and a winner of a 2013 fRoots Album of The Year position for The Bone Orchard, Gavin Davenport has in a few short years become 'a major rising star of the folk scene'". (R2 Magazine)


Tue 15th

Sep 2015

Winter Wilson

With six albums under their belts since they started performing together in 1994, Winter Wilson are known for beautiful songs, beautifully sung. Stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with a weird, off-the-wall humour all of their own. 

Vin Garbutt: “Brilliant!”.

Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio: “Not just another duo – Winter Wilson really are something special.”


Tue 6th

Oct 2015

Sally Ironmonger

Sally’s a Medway-based singer/songwriter who writes and performs in collaboration with her husband, Brian Carter. Sally's been our guest at Bracknell Folk club back in 2013 and another visit is well overdue. Her songs evoke humour, pathos and d'Artagnan that'll knock your socks off! If you don't enjoy this performer, I'll drink my beer!


Tue 27th

Oct 2015

Pete Coe

Singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster, dance caller, teacher, step dancer, entrepreneur, folk club organiser, record label boss, sallow-faced wit, raconteur and all-round good guy, Pete Coe in many ways represents the backbone of the modem folk revival. He's probably best known for his richly varied solo work, stretching across the whole range of the folk umbrella from the English tradition to dance tunes of many shapes and sizes to his own devastatingly potent original songs.


Tue 15th

Dec-15

Kara

Photto  by John Maw



The Telegraph, Top 10 Folk Albums for Autumn 2014, Best Folk Albums of 2014

Love Folk LIVE award winners for Most Exciting Live Performance

Top 10 Independent Artists of 2014, Ladylake Music Indie Awards

KARA, a "unique and innovative" folk quartet, have a distinctive sound combining original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes; with Daria Kulesh's charismatic vocal delivery, Kate Rouse's haunting hammered dulcimer and harmonies, Ben Honey's driving guitar and Gary Holbrook's soulful accordion. We’re happy to welcome them back.

Tue 26th

Jan 2016

Skip Finn

Skip reached no. 1 in the UK Blues Charts in summer 2010, is an All Ireland champion in the grupai cheoil and was our guest at the club in June, 2014. He’s a man for whom the blues seems to run in his veins and he has a significant portfolio of self-penned songs to draw on. He’s agreed to come over from the far east (East Anglia), doubtless swapping his camel for a car en route to entertain us again, so yet another date to look forward to.


Tue 16th

Feb 2016

Roxanne de Bastion

Roxanne de Bastion is a bit of a departure for us as a bright young singer/songwriter. It's not traditional. It's not rock. It is creative. Is it folk? Who drew the line? You decide.

"One of the most perfect voices I have ever heard!" -  Tom Whalley, BBC 6

"I was completely bowled over by Roxanne. As well as performing, she converses with the audience, charming everyone in the room. If you ever get the chance to go and see her live – definitely do!" -  BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire

Tue 8th

Mar 2016

Jinski

Jinski are Steve Wegrzynski and Dave Kennedy. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they’re a pair of performers with a wealth of original songs that draw on acoustic roots and country music whilst remaining resolutely modern. Intricate, soulful, beautiful songs, foot-stomping, raucous, sing-along songs; music for the head and the heart.

Tue 17th

May 2016

Mean Mary

Mean Mary’s been around music for a while, there are pictures of her learning guitar at 4 and film of her performing with it on stage at 6. She’s been a bit of a nomad around the U.S.A., but currently lives in Tennessee and apart from being a novelist is a red hot singer/songwriter and banjo player and is no slouch when it comes to the fiddle. She’s on tour in the UK for a month and we’ve managed to book her. This will be one that you won’t want to miss!


Tue 31st

May 2016

Kyle Carey

Kyle’s another American performer, but of a very different stamp to Mean Mary, describing her style as “Gaelic American”. Having won a scholarship to study Gaelic and traditional fiddle styles on Cape Breton, she then spent a couple of years on Skye improving her pronunciation of the language she already knew and her grasp of Gaelic music. This doesn’t mean that the American influence is lost either, so we end up with what is on these shores at least, an unusual combination. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear her perform!


Tue 28th

Jun 2016

Said The Maiden

This trio from darkest Hertfordshire are deservedly storming the clubs and festivals and have recently been awarded the Bristol Folk festival’s Isambard Folk Award. They sing traditional and contemporary English, Irish and American songs both a capella and accompanying themselves with instruments including guitar, mandoliin, fiddle, accordion, flute, clarinet and whistles.

“I like anything these girls do, they mean it! Their harmonies are extraordinarry!” Dave Swarbrick

“A great act.” Clannad

“I think it’s brilliant!” Mike Harding


What’s On                             Guests by name

                                                                                                                                                    Guests by date

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.


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