Lymm Folk Club


Lymm Festival 2011



Tel: Bernard Cromarty 01204 571167


This year's Festival venues are:
The
Spread Eagle in Lymm Centre,
Lymm Rugby Club and Lymm Methodist Church Hall.




This Year's Festival Guests

2010 Archive

Thursday
June 23rd
Friday
June 24th
Saturday
June 25th
Sunday
June 26th
Monday
June 27th
Tuesday
June 28th
Wednesday
June 29th
Thursday
June 30th
Friday
July 1st
Ticket Form RTF  << Downloads >>  Songwriter Form PDF



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However, children who are fifteen or under will be admitted free if with a responsible adult!


 
Thursday
23 June
8:30pm
£8.00

OR
£6.00
advance
booking
Stanley Accrington
Stanley Accrington

Lymm Folk Club's festival opener for 2011 is Stanley Accrington! Stanley is well known for his somewhat off-the-wall humour, and his ability to write brilliantly topical songs at very short notice!

Bollin Morris Stewart Lever
Nelson Peach Stanley Accrington

Stewart opened Lymm Festival 2011 for us, followed by a quick song from Bernard whilst Nelson Peach hurriedly swapped their Bollin Morris kit for 'civvies' - Bollin had been outside dancing in the street Food Fest!

Stanley then took to the stage and sang 'Out on a Lymm' - specifically written in honour of this year's festival! He had the audience in stitches for most of the evening, apart from during a a couple of poignant, serious songs that show his great insight into the human psyche.

A good sized audience helped generate a festival atmosphere, giving us a great festival opener!

Anthony John Clarke writes: Despite a diversion from the M6 into Lymm (which we ignored) and despite, as Mark Knopfler wrote in the late seventies "competition in other places", we made it to the Spread Eagle at Lymm for what can only be described as the Accrington Master Class. From the National Census to the Monopoly Board and back via Anagrams, Wimbledon and Sellafield, Stanley Accrington just has what it takes to make you laugh. Top notch entertainment from the master. Glad we were there and my silly attempt at anagramming Accrington Master Class ended up pathetically as Norms Cats Grins Lecc.... I will leave that to the man who always can and that man is Stan!

 
Friday
24 June
8:30pm
£8.00

OR
£6.00
advance
booking
Residents' CHARITY Extravaganza
   

Tonight's charity concert is an opportunity to see each of the club residents doing a thirty minute spot! They are Bernard, Stewart, Nick & Lin, and Nelson Peach - more details below! We'll also choose from our regulars for a twenty minute 'pre-raffle-ite floor spot' after the break - watch this space! The receiving charity will be decided and announced on the night.

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Saturday
25 June
Breakfast with Marmalade / Afternoon Acoustic Concert / Evening Concert
11.30 - 14.00
(free)
Breakfast

with the

Marmalade Club
  From humble beginnings, this band rapidly became a force to be reckoned with! To find out more about these icons of folk, visit their website! If the weather is kind, they will play in the Cliff Garden at the Spread Eagle - otherwise they will be upstairs in the Function Room.

Oh, and don't forget they're once again playing for this year's Festival Ceilidh!


Marmalade 2010

Marmalade 2010  Marmalade 2010
(Last year) ...a good time was 'ad by all!
  
14.00 - 18.00
(free)
PLEASE NOTE:
This event
takes place at
Lymm Rugby Club!

Acoustic Music Concert

We will have twenty minutes each from our pre-booked performers, with a raffle break somewhere!

As with the Songwriting Competition, we will draw the running order by 'raffle' as each slot comes up. This is to discourage people from only turning up in time for their own slot, as no-one will know when their turn will be. Quite simply, anyone who isn't available when their slot is drawn forfeits their opportunity!

We will be at the Rugby Club from around 1.00pm setting up the PA, but there will be no sound checks beforehand - the sound check is part of your slot. Again, this is to discourage people from extravagant requirements - there will be a vocal microphone, instrument microphone, DI box and XLR line to choose from, which should be more than adequate as all this year's performers are soloists.

This year, the audience will be asked to vote for their favourites, and the 'winner' will be offered a club gig on Thursday August 4th 2011 - non-negotiable, so if you're not available on that date we'll simply ask the runner-up, and so on! The audience will vote for three in order of preference, the first choice being given three points. Hopefully this should avoid a tie-break situation! A tie may be settled by the actual number of votes a performer has received in total, or on the whim of the Organiser...!

Who is on the list?
  • Pete Shirley
    Pete Shirley

    Pete is the embodiment of the traditional English singer-songwriter Ė a troubadour with a story to tell and a song to sing. In fact, he's more English than warm beer, fish and chips, high petrol prices and year-round rain!

    He learned his trade in the folk clubs of his native North Staffordshire, writing and singing about the many aspects of life's journey; stories and songs about travelling, love, work, faith and everyday hardships.

    Tales of austerity and struggle that in lesser hands could veer towards the melancholy, but Pete is made of sterner stuff! Armed with guitar and bouzouki, he breathes an air of hope and optimism into everything he performs!

     
  • Doreen Lehmann
    Doreen Lehmann

    Two years ago I thought I might try to write a poem or two and now I love writing poetry. Formerly a Head of an Infant & Nursery School, I am now retired and see the world quite differently.

    I belong to the Warrington Poetry Group, which meets each month. We share our poems and learn from each other. In the same way Lymm Folk Club has welcomed me as a friend and poet. Such a special privilege on Singers' Night to bring my poems to life.

    Hopefully I shall continue to improve and give pleasure to anyone who is happy to listen. - Dee Lehmann

     
  • John Muskett
    John Muskett

    John took up the guitar during the skiffle craze, rejecting piano lessons in favour of playing football, not a smart decision for someone gangly, poorly coordinated and with bad eyesight. Skiffle led to jazz, blues and folk music, and John also learned the tenor banjo and the double bass; he still plays the latter regularly in jazz groups.

    The non-doctrinaire policy at Liverpool's Washhouse Club influenced Johnís repertoire, and he is likely to choose material from music hall, Tin Pan Alley and the blues as well as traditional and modern folk sources. He believes it was Pete Seeger who said: "Itís all folk music Ė I never heard a horse sing."

     
  • John Condy
    John Condy

    John Condy has been attending folk clubs on a regular basis since 2006. His repertoire consists mainly of contemporary songs from both sides of the Atlantic, though he has been known to play a few traditional songs - and even a few self-penned ones!!

    He plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, mandolin and 5 string banjo. He also played bass on a couple of tracks on Jean Finney's recent Jigsaw album project and contributed backing vocals to the song 'One Day The Sun's Gonna Shine' on ZoŽ Mulford's album, Bonfires. He was honoured to play harmonica with ZoŽ on 2 songs at the launch gig for that album in 2010.

    He is however best known as one half of Pepper Street, one of the resident acts at Sale Folk Club and regular performers at the Saturday guest nights there. This entertaining and dynamic duo have an upcoming guest night at the Marquis of Granby (formerly the Ring O Bells) Folk Club and will also be appearing at several charity events during 2011.

     
  • Andrew Walpole
    Andrew Walpole

    Andrew was our second Lymm Songwriting Competition winner back in 2008, and currently has quite a few projects on the go.

    Although based in London, he occasionally disappears off up to Scotland for recording sessions... maybe he'll explain a little more of what's going on with that!!

     
  • ZoŽ Mulford
    ZoŽ Mulford

    Award-winning American songwriter Zoe Mulford is now based in Manchester, England. She performs in both the US and the UK.

    "Her lyrics are intelligent, thought-provoking, and so warm that they demand that you get to know this person better." - Bob Gramann, Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase

     
  • FolkLaw
    FolkLaw

    Frantic fiddling and earthy vocals from the heart of the Cotswolds!

    FolkLaw brings some exhilarating songs and music inspired by 10 years on the road in Europe and North America. FolkLaw's music is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your mind thinking on subjects from the environment and relationships to politics and love. FolkLaw's latest album 'Nations Pride' is out now - described as 'fantastic' by Stroud FM and received a glowing 3 star review in Rock-n-Reel magazine!

    Prior to forming FolkLaw, Nick played with the Bleeding Hearts, fiddling for his supper at festivals and venues across Europe and supporting acts such as the Oysterband, Shane Macgowan and the Levellers.

    Nick will be presenting the FolkLaw 'Solo Outfit' this afternoon - but don't worry he'll still squeeze in some irish and bluegrass fiddle!

     
  • Charlotte Peters Rock
    Charlotte Peters Rock

    Charlotte Peters Rock, who writes about what she knows, what she discovers and what imagination can link. As a poet-performer, songwriter-singer, Charlotte also dances - or claims to. It matters not; dancing is something which pleases.

    It's been a while since Charlotte visited Lymm Folk Club - she is always guaranteed to raise a smile, or even an eyebrow!

     
  • Mike Selway
    Mike Selway

    Born & brought up in Sheffield in 1941 so will reach the magic 3 score & 10 in August

    Got first guitar for Christmas in 1956. Formed a skiffle group at school, said group appearing at local youth clubs. Joined a pop band as guit/voc/blues harmonica in 1962 often appearing at same pub venues as Joe Cocker (who called himself Vance Arnold in those days) & Russ Abott (then of the Black Abotts).

    Got into folk in 1965 & appeared regularly at the 'Queens' folk club along with the late Tony Capstick &, believe it or not, Maria Muldaur who was at Sheffield Uni. Became resident singer at the 'Pig o' Lead' folk club in Stoney Middleton where we had such illustrious guests as Martin Carthy, Martin Wyndham Read & the Yetties.

    Have written about 30 songs many of which I still enjoy performing. I'm also constantly trying to add to my repertoire of some 600 songs.

    Current musical ambitions - would still like to write a hit song. The Interweb (e.g. Facebook) does make that a more realistic possibility.

     

Evening
Concert

8:30pm
£10.00

OR
£8.00
advance
booking

PLEASE NOTE:
This event
takes place at
Lymm Rugby Club!
Geoff Higginbottom
The Time Bandits

Tonight's concert is a 'double header'!

 

 

Manchester-based Geoff Higginbottom, often seen at festivals as a soloist or as one third of 'Three Sheets to the Wind' (with Keith Kendrick and Derek Gifford), is playing for the first time at Lymm Folk Club. He sings a wide variety of traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs, sometimes unaccompanied. He has a powerful, distinctive voice that is guaranteed to get you joining in with the choruses!

The Time Bandits  are no strangers to Lymm, and are established favourites. We've had a few requests to put them on our 'wish list', so here they are! Primarily an instrumental band, they feature a variety of instruments, some rather unusual.

Thursday
June 23rd
Friday
June 24th
Saturday
June 25th
Sunday
June 26th
Monday
June 27th
Tuesday
June 28th
Wednesday
June 29th
Thursday
June 30th
Friday
July 1st
 
Sunday
26 June
Songwriter Competition / Evening Concert
15.00 - 18.00
(free)
Singer-Songwriter Competition

£100 & £50 prizes - your entry form (also available from Bernard) must be received by 14th June 2011, strictly limited to 18 entries on first-come-first-served basis by postmark.

REMINDER! The entry form clearly states:

You are required to provide four (4) copies of the lyrics of your song for the judges, and to present yourself for registration 30 minutes before the competition is due to start.

Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

It will be tidier all round if you would hand in your four copies when you register, if you haven't already done so. As always, the running order will be decided by 'raffle' as each slot comes around. Anyone not available to take their turn when chosen will be disqualified.

  
Evening
Concert

8:30pm
£10.00

OR
£8.00
advance
booking

PLEASE NOTE:
This event
takes place at
Lymm Rugby Club!
Pete Coe

Pete Coe

Pete Coe needs no introduction, he's been around the folk scene forever!

If you haven't seen him sing, play melodeon and step-dance all at the same time, then now's your chance! He sings and plays both traditional and contemporary material as well as self-penned. Some of his songs have even been wrongly identified as 'traditional' - they really are that good! He's one of our judges for the Songwriting Competition...

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Monday
27 June
Festival Singers Night

Tonight's entertainment will be provided by whoever turns up! Lymm Folk Club is blessed with a wide variety of singers and musicians, but you can come along and listen if you don't feel like performing! We do ask that the audience doesn't walk around or chat whilst each performer takes their turn, though - it's only fair!

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Tuesday
28 June
(no event)

Thursday
June 23rd
Friday
June 24th
Saturday
June 25th
Sunday
June 26th
Monday
June 27th
Tuesday
June 28th
Wednesday
June 29th
Thursday
June 30th
Friday
July 1st
 
Wednesday
29 June
8:30pm
£7.00

OR
£5.00
advance
booking


PLEASE NOTE:
This event
takes place at
Lymm Rugby Club!
Jaywalkers

Pictured here with Ali O'Brien during their interview on Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm on March 14th 2011, you can hear the interviews and live on air performances if you visit Listen Again!

BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 Jaywalkers are Jay Bradberry and Mike Giverin, and will be joined by Lucy Williams on bass this evening!

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Thursday
30 June
8:30pm
£7.00

OR
£5.00
advance
booking
Peter & Barbara Snape

Pictured here at Lymm Rugby Club in May 2009, Peter and Barbara are a real joy to listen to! Don't forget they're at the Spread this time!

Although they have been performing together for a relatively short time, there is a synergy that suggests otherwise. This popular duo from the north west of England have become noted for their well crafted arrangements of traditional songs, including songs that recapture the atmosphere of the Lancashire music hall. It has been said that they embody an uncluttered, more organic attitude to their music ó the very spirit of real folk.

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Friday
1 July
7:30pm
£7.00 (tbc)

OR
£5.00 (tbc)
advance
booking


PLEASE NOTE:
This event
takes place at
Lymm
Methodist Church
Hall
!
Ceilidh
with
The Marmalade Band

What a way to end Lymm Folk Club's part of the Festival, dancing the evening away!

The Marmalade Band is likely to includes Clare Rigby (flute and whistle), Marian Sudbury (violin), John Jocys [melodeon], Helen Jocys (accordion), Andrew Burnie [guitar], John McNeill (bass) and Kathie Taylor (flute and whistle).

This year's caller is Rob Philips...

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The Marmalade Band

  
Thursday
June 23rd
Friday
June 24th
Saturday
June 25th
Sunday
June 26th
Monday
June 27th
Tuesday
June 28th
Wednesday
June 29th
Thursday
June 30th
Friday
July 1st
Ticket Form RTF  << Downloads >>  Songwriter Form PDF



STOP PRESS!

People have been asking about children's ticket prices... sorry, but there aren't any...
However, children who are fifteen or under will be admitted free if with a responsible adult!


OUR RESIDENTS

Lymm Folk Club is blessed with a fine complement of 'Residents' - these are the performers who provide tireless support throughout the year for our guests!

They are:

Bernard Cromarty: Bernard took over from Stewart as Club Organiser in December 2010. There aren't many instruments Bernard doesn't play... and he sings, too. His material ranges from traditional, contemporary, Music Hall and just plain daft!

Stewart Lever: Stewart has now 'retired' as club organiser... he sings and plays guitar. His material ranges from traditional, covers and self-penned.

Nelson Peach: the club's own super-group! They are Lesley & Rick Nelson and Richard Peach, whose material ranges from traditional, covers and the occasional self-penned song, along with a few tunes for good measure! Lesley plays flute, whistle, guitar and triangle, Rick plays guitar, cittern and mandolin, and Richard plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo - and they all sing!

Nick and Lin: Nick Tysoe plays guitar and banjo, and Lin plays autoharp, mandolin and guitar, and they both sing. Their material is predominantly American traditional and 'Old Timey'.

Bob and Kate: Although Bob and Kate aren't performers, their support is just as important - if not more so! Bob collects the door money, and Kate sells the raffle tickets... without them, the club wouldn't function!




Thursday
June 23rd
Friday
June 24th
Saturday
June 25th
Sunday
June 26th
Monday
June 27th
Tuesday
June 28th
Wednesday
June 29th
Thursday
June 30th
Friday
July 1st
Ticket Form RTF  << Downloads >>  Songwriter Form PDF


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