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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.

 

Tue 14th

Oct 2014

Quality Street

Long time supporters of Bracknell Folk Club, Quality Street are a trio who perform their own, traditional and contemporary songs with delightful harmonies. John's guitar playing at the club has evoked comments from other guitarists such as "How can I follow that?" and "I'd like to chop his fingers off!". Since Sylv moved to the wild west, it’s a rare treat to catch all three together, so don’t miss the chance!

 

Tue 4th

Nov 2014

Kath Tait

Kath Tait is a singer/songwriter who takes her inspiration from the general chaos of modern life . . . and from her extensive employment and marital history (involving many husbands and dayjobs !). Her songs are sharply observed, laconic tales of everyday absurdity. Her stage act combines deadpan delivery with melodic guitar work and lyrics that are humorous, profound and outrageous. She has performed in New Zealand, Australia and Britain at Folk Music Festivals, Literature Festivals, Poetry Clubs and Acoustic Clubs and at last she’s performing for us.

 

Tue 25th

Nov 2014

Soirée

Soirée bring to the club a magical combination of voices clear as bells in perfect harmony with their instruments. This is not their first visit to the club and we hope it won’t be their last. It’s not always folk, but it is always an experience to revel in.

Tue 16th

Dec 2014

Ray Martin

The ever-popular Ray Martin brings us songs of witty wordplay, occasionally near the bone, but always on the mark to get us in a chuckling good mood on our Christmas do. If you like having your funny bone tickled, this could well be the man to tickle it.

Tue 6th

Jan  2015

Devonbird

Southwest Music Awards 'Best Folk Act' finalists 2013 Devonbird have bought an exciting new sound to the Devon folk scene (and beyond) in recent months. Devonbird - Kath Bird (Singer Songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Rob Wheaton on guitar, 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.

 

Tue 17th

Feb  2015

Nick Dow

After a few years out of the circuit restoring gypsy caravans, Nick Dow has returned - and what a return! He has collected a number of lesser-known (to me unknown) traditional songs which he performs with style and skill. He has been a guest once before at the club and I missed it, so I’ve had to content myself to listening to his cd’s. I’m looking forward to the real thing and so should you be.

 

Tue 10th

Mar 2015

Bearwood

Bearwood are Mandy Shora – vocals, flute, recorders, percussion, Steve Jackson – vocals, guitar, acoustic and electric bass and Colin Bailey – vocals, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. They perform both traditional and contemporary songs with style and verve and shouldn’t be missed.

 

Tue 31st

Mar 2015

Gren Bartley

Gren Bartley has recorded 5 albums to-date, two of them as a duo with Tom Kitching. He plays solo gigs and is lately making a splash with the Gren Bartley Band.

"really impressed by his writing and guitar playing" - Mike Harding.

"spine-tinglingly beautiful" - Bright Young Folk.

"enthralling, persuasive and masterly" - fRoots magazine

Tue 21st

Apr 2015

Tudor Lodge

Tudor Lodge are John Cee Stannard, who also performs solo and with his group Blue Horizon together with Lynne Whiteland, doyenne of the Boars Bridge Festival. They’ve produced 6 albums and gigged as far afield as Tokyo. This will be their debut at The Sun and once you’ve been at one of their performances, you’ll know why we booked them.

 

Tue 12th

May 2015

Steve Ashley

 

First recording in 1969 providing harmonies on Shirley and Dolly Collins album, “Anthems in Eden”, then in 1972 with Pete & Chris Coe’s album, “Open The Door And Let Us In”, Steve went on as half of Tinderbox and lead of group “Ragged Robin”, but has also produced numerous solo albums and is still out there on the festival and club circuit. He even performed at the Bracknell Folk festival back in the day. Now you can hear him at Bracknell Folk Club.

 

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!

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