The varied line-up for 6th February is:
The Kitchen Island Band
Huw and Viv
2023 folk nights in Brimfield got off to a great start with a good size audience turning up on a cold and suddenly frosty bank holiday Monday night. The Rotundas superbly finished off a fine evening of entertainment provided by Arthur Hyde, Nick and Jane, Andy Dwyer and The A49ers.
The Club's year ended with the jolly foot-tapping sound of the 6-piece Eardisland Village Band. The band wrapped up a fittingly enjoyable evening that also saw Roger Pugh, Mice In A Matchbox, Alibria, Jim Allen and Andy Offer, and Roger Penwill perform in fine fettle.
November's club night was the club's 10th birthday. An evening of good music performed by some of the club's favourite acts made it a good celebration. Mice in a Matchbox rounded off the evening with a lively set, which followed fine performances by Terry Tandler, The Rotundas, John Mosedale, Jim Allen and Andy Offer and The A49ers.
On Saturday 8th October, Grey Wolf performed in concert and gave the full audience a tremendous evening of great music. The considerable musical skills of all four members of the group were on display, playing their selection of Americana, and were much appreciated all.
Unfortunately Sonya Smith and Andy Dwyer were both unable to perform at the 3rd October folk night. However The Rotundas and Mice in a Matchbox filled the gaps as very last-minute acts and did an excellent job, contributing to a good night that also featured The Cherrystones, Arthur Hyde, The A49ers and, a new duo to the club, the very well received Wild Summers. It's hoped that new dates will be arranged for Sonya and Andy.
A fine solos and duos night was enjoyed on 1st August with our friends from Darby, Steve and Julie Wigley heading the line up. We welcomed new-to-the-club Nick and Jane and the returning, and ever popular, John Mosedale. Jim Allen was on fine form with his set on the banjo as was the duo Alibria, following on from host Roger Penwill.
Well, what a 100th Folk Club we had on 4th July! All the acts had originally performed back when the club nights were held in the local pub. A splendid evening featured - Mice in a Matchbox, Jim Allen with Martin Thomas and Andy Offer, Terry Tandler, Arthur Hyde, Pete Sandall and Brendan Cropper, The Kinsey Family with Brian Addis and Alison Harrington, Nick Comley (fellow Rotunda Ian had been stricken with Covid) and The A49ers. ....And the audience was our largest since returning from lockdowns.
An Excellent evening on the 6th June, well-attended and featuring three acts appearing for the first time at the club - Brian Carrington, Sue Stevens and the Eardisland Village Band. They were supported by Terry Tandler, Roger Penwill and Brain Addis plus the welcome return of Pete Sandall and Brendan Cropper.
Another good line-up entertained the audience on 2nd May, which featured, all in fine form, club newcomers Dustbird, returning duo Koppelli, frequent club performers Arthur Hyde, John Mosedale, Brian Addis and Alison Harrington and now Covid-free host Roger Penwill.
Thanks to Nick Comley for standing in as host on 4th April. The A49ers weren't able to perform due to Roger and Hazel having Covid. However Nick introduced Bandangle, Deborah Rose, Mice in a Matchbox, Huw Knight and Viv Bell and Terry Tandler who provided an appreciative audience with another excellent evening of great folk at Brimfield.
The biggest audience since restarting last August enjoyed a splendid evening with everyone on top form. The first half was started by Roger Penwill (joined on his first song by Jim Allen and Andy Offer) followed by a well-received first appearance at the club by Kidd Raven and completed by a fine set from local singer/songwriter Murray Esplin. Then second half saw the return of Jim Allen with Andy Offer, followed by now regular performers The Rotundas. The evening was brought to a splendid and lively conclusion by the return of The Kitchen Island Band.
Arthur Hyde was unfortunately unable to perform due to severe toothache, but will be performing next at the May folk club.
If you would like further information or would like to perform at the
Brimfield Folk Club, please contact Roger Penwill.
using the contact form or Tel: 01584 711480
It is recommended that you come along to an evening as a member of the audience and have a chat with Roger before offering to perform at a subsequent folk night.
Performance slots are usually 15 minutes or 4 songs, whichever is the shorter. It is aimed to finish the evening by 10pm. There is a 15 minute break mid-evening.
We are always looking to welcome new performers!
Dan Nichol Andy Cook Calibria
Arthur Hyde Terry Tandler Mind The Dog
Some of the acts that have appeared at Brimfield