Lymm Folk Club


Lymm Festival 2012



Tel: Bernard Cromarty 01204 571167


This year's Festival venues are:
The  Spread Eagle  in Lymm Centre,
Lymm Rugby Club  &  Lymm Youth and Community Centre
.




This Year's Festival Guests

2011 Archive



Thursday
June 28th
Friday
June 29th
Saturday
June 30th
Sunday
July 1st
Monday
July 2nd
Tuesday
July 3rd
Wednesday
July 4th
Thursday
July 5th
Friday
July 6th
Saturday
July 7th
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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!





Festival 2012
Acoustic Concert
     Festival 2012
Songwriting Competition

Winner - Gray Hawke!
    

Senior Winner:
Kate Bradbury with 'Anna Frank'


Junior winner:
Richard Hulme with 'Pulse'
 

Thursday
June 28th
Friday
June 29th
Saturday
June 30th
Sunday
July 1st
Monday
July 2nd
Tuesday
July 3rd
Wednesday
July 4th
Thursday
July 5th
Friday
July 6th
Saturday
July 7th
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Thursday
28 June
8:30pm
£10.00

OR
£8.00
advance
booking
QuickSilver

Quicksilver

Lymm Folk Club's festival openers for 2012 are Hilary Spencer and Grant Baynam, also known as QuickSilver (Hg is the chemical symbol for mercury...!)

  • Support:  Nick and Lin  plus  Bernard
  •    

    A resounding start to our Lymm Village Festival folk events! The Food Fest was in full swing right outside the window, blessed with beautiful weather, and Bollin Morris were giving their all - see pictures above!

       

    Nick and Lin had everyone, including our guests, singing along with their unique brand of 'old timey', and Bernard continued the trend with plenty more chorus singing!

       

    QuickSilver grabbed the audience's attention right from the opening song, and their clever intertwining of sensible and silly material, usually within the same song, had everyone in fits! Hilary's deadpan delivery of some very ridiculous noises looks so incongruous, and Grant's ability to play complex stuff on the guitar whilst his voice and facial expressions go off in a completely different direction never fails to amaze.

     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Friday
    29 June
    (no event)
     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Saturday
    30 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.

           
    Despite a few showers... a good time was 'ad by all! We decided that Helen's little green accordion ought to be there in her memory,
       
    14.00 - 18.00
    (free)
     
    Acoustic Music Concert

    We will have twenty minutes each from our pre-booked performers (maximum of nine), 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 Spread Eagle 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 vocal microphones, instrument microphones, DI boxes and XLR lines to choose from.

    Last year we introduced a competetive element which proved to be popular - the audience were asked to vote for their favourites. This year. the 'winner' will be offered a club gig on Thursday 2nd August 2012 - 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 was on the list?
  • Doreen Lehmann
  • Three 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

    Doreen Lehmann
     
  • John Cartain
  • A singer/songwriter who until recently was singing with north Manchester groups Redmayne and Feet in Mouths.

    John Cartain
     
  • The Profs
  • Malc Smith - acoustic, classical and electric guitars and Keith Boswell - flute & vocals are part of a Jethro Tull tribute band, but as the duo we play and perform the acoustic songs of Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull.

    We have been established for a while, and cover some of the more complex and diverse music of Ian Anderson's solo work, and also the popular and well known early Tull acoustic songs.

    As 'Prof Panglos' (four of us making up the Tull Tribute band, name taken from a comic strip - part of the Thick As A Brick album) we have played at various venues, including Knutsford Little Theatre and Alexanders Bar; Chester. The duo has played at Lord Eldon, Knutsford.

    The Profs
     
  • Chris Rogan
  • "He has a lovely voice and is an excellent songwriter... the kind of voice you could just listen to for hours"" - Ali O'Brien, Sounds of Folk.

    Apart from a few well chosen songs from other songwriters he admires and traditional songs, Chris mostly performs his own, well crafted songs.

    Chris Rogan
     
  • Pepper Street
  • Mick Hare and John Condy are Pepper Street, a dynamic, young(-ish) duo who perform their own songs and cover versions of material by some of the finest contemporary acoustic atrtistes.

    They are residents at Sale Folk Club and perform regularly at guest nights there. They've also been sighted at other folk clubs in the North West.

    Recently they have performed with Janice Bell, appearing together on Sounds of Folk on Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm.

    Pepper Street
     
  • Janice Bell
  • Janice will probably be accompanied by Pepper Street and other assorted reprobates (more info to follow)...

    Janice Bell
     
  • Tony Gibbons & Kate Bradbury
  • Tony and Kate are no strangers to Lymm Folk Club!

    No doubt you will recall this young, up-and-coming duo who are beginning to make a name for themselves!!

    Kate is a brilliant singer-songwriter, and scrapes a mean fiddle, whilst Tony sings and plays Cittern - and tells some really groan-worthy one-liners!!

    Kate and Tony
     
  • Gray Hawke
  •   WINNER!

    Gray is a migratory Wirral-based singer / songwriter and a regular at Bromborough Folk Club, but is just as likely to turn up in Banbury, Aylesbury or Wolverhampton.

    As well as his own distinctive songs, he performs covers of "brilliant songs that nobody else seems to play..."

    You can find him on soundclick.com and myspace.com.

    Gray Hawke
     
  • Sue Bargh
  • With influences such as Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega, Karine Polwart, Joan Baez, Sandy Denny, Anne Briggs, Steve Tilston and Bridget St. John, Sue is a singer-songwriter to be reckoned with!!

    Find her on soundclick.com

    Sue Bargh
     

    Evening
    Concert

    8:00pm
    £9.00

    OR
    £7.00
    advance
    booking
    Pete Shirley    Sarah and James

    Pete Shirley
    PLUS
    Sarah Horn and James Cudworth

    Tonight's concert is a 'double header'!

    Pete Shirley is the embodiment of the traditional English singer-songwriter - 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!

    Pete took part in last year's Acoustic Concert, and there was a three-way tie for first place Ė Zoe Mulford and FolkLaw were the others. So we decided all three should be awarded gigs! He also won the songwriting competition in 2012, so it's fair to say the good people of Lymm like the lad!

    Wakefield-based Sarah Horne and James Cudworth play a mix of their own arrangements of traditional & contemporary folk as well as their own material. Sarah plays violin/fiddle & sings, James sings & is a multi-instrumentalist; he plays guitar, clarinet, harmonica, bass, drums, ukelele, stomp box, mandolin, saxophone & penny whistle, some of them all at once!

    They started performing together in June 2009 and have been very busy since playing at parties, weddings, local venues & lots of festivals. They also like to play at folk clubs when their schedules permit.

  • Support:  Stewart  plus  Janice Bell.
  •  

    Our residents Stewart and Janice Bell (assisted by Pepper Street) set the scene for a great evening's entertainment!

         

         

     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Sunday
    1 July
    Songwriter Competition / Evening Concert
    14.00 - 17.00
    (free)
    Singer-Songwriter Competition
    Senior Winner - Kate Bradbury with 'Anna Frank'
    Junior winner - Richard Hulme with 'Pulse'
       
    Evening
    Concert

    8:30pm
    £12.00

    OR
    £10.00
    advance
    booking
    John Kirkpatrick

    John Kirkpatrick

    John Kirkpatrick  really needs no introduction, he's been around the folk scene forever! Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the Year 2010', he has been involved with seminal bands such as the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, and Brass Monkey, was one of the musicians on the legendary 'Morris On' album, and makes guest appearances on almost everyone else's albums from time to time!

    John has been an inspiration to many squeezebox players over the years, including our own Bernard Cromarty (for which John most profusely wishes to apologise!), and runs workshop sessions at festivals both in the UK and overseas.

    Not only is John a virtuoso squeezebox player and excellent singer, he is also a well respected songwriter - so he's agreed to be one of our judges for the Songwriting Competition...

  • Support:  Nick and Lin  plus  Nelson Peach
  •    

    Our residents Nick & Lin Tysoe and Nelson Peach ensured the evening started with plenty of chorus singing!

    Bells of St. Mary's

       

    John proved, yet again, not only what a brilliant squeezebox virtuoso he is, but an all-round entertainer to boot!

    For his encore he did his infamous impression of a concertina-powered helicopter with the Bells of St. Mary's!

     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Monday
    2 July
    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!

  • Hosted by  Lin
  •  

    A well-attended Festival Singers Night this year!

     

     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Tuesday
    3 July
    (no event)

     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Wednesday
    4 July
    8:30pm
    £9.00

    OR
    £7.00
    advance
    booking


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

    If you missed these talented youngsters last year (see picture above, and click on it for some video!), you've got another opportunity to see them when they return to the Rugby Club!

    BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009,  Jaywalkers  are Jay Bradberry (fiddle, vocals and guitar), Mike Giverin (mandolin, guitar and backing vocals) and Lucy Williams (slap bass)!

  • Support:  Nelson Peach  plus  Bernard
  •    

    Nelson Peach opened for us this evening with a lively set of songs and tunes, followed by Bernard...

         

    This year's audience for Jaywalkers was twice the number of last year's, and it seems highly likely the audience will double yet again next year - they won themselves a lot of new fans this evening!

     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Thursday
    5 July
    8:30pm
    £8.00

    OR
    £6.00
    advance
    booking
    Zoe Mulford

    A set by American songwriter Zoe Mulford is like a small volume of short stories - evocative, beautifully crafted, and endlessly varied. Whether her starting-point is Franklinís doomed polar expedition or the neglected contents of her own refrigerator, her vivid storytelling and down-to-earth humour take listeners on an enjoyable journey. Backing her clear voice with guitar or claw-hammer banjo, she draws on the traditional music of the US and the British Isles to make sense of modern life. She was raised near Philadelphia but now lives in Manchester, England and plays on both sides of the Atlantic. Her most recent album, "Bonfires", celebrates the folk tradition from North Carolina to Liverpool.

  • Support:  Bernard  plus  Janice Bell
  •      

    Janice opened for us with an impassioned version of 'Don't Explain', then invited Pepper Street to join her... Mick Hare and John Condy. The set included Mick's 'Song of the Planet', but John, fortunately, had remembered to bring his bottleneck (slide) with him, so didn't need to borrow Janice's nitro spray!

       

    Bernard's set included an attempt to re-educate the good burgers of Lymm in speaking Lancashire dialect with the 'Coal Hole Medley', and two of Ted Edwards' songs - 'Coal Hole Cavalry' and 'Ladybird' (by request)!

           

    Zoe Mulford's fan club helped boost an already good-sized audience, and they also helped with the chorus singing! The weather didn't do us any favours, but Zoe managed to lift the mood of the evening so that we didn't really notice how humid and muggy the room had become.

    In the second set, Zoe invited John Condy up to play blues harp (okay, mouth organ - as if you didn't know!) in 'Just Before I Go', her hilarious take on the break-up of a relationship... which she assures us is not autobiographical!

     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Friday
    6 July
    (no event)
     

    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    Saturday
    7 July
    7:30pm
    £7.00

    OR
    £5.00
    advance
    booking


    PLEASE NOTE:
    This event
    takes place at
    Lymm
    Youth and
    Community
    Centre
    !
    Ceilidh
    with
    Nelson Peach

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

    This year our caller will be Rob Phillips, with Nelson Peach, Bernard and JJ providing the music.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is no bar, but you may bring your own drinks... or nip down to the Spread and stock up!

       

    Not a particularly big crowd, but it didn't stop us enjoying ourselves, as they were all dancers! Right from the 'off', everyone was up on the floor dancing - as you can see from the pictures.


    Thursday
    June 28th
    Friday
    June 29th
    Saturday
    June 30th
    Sunday
    July 1st
    Monday
    July 2nd
    Tuesday
    July 3rd
    Wednesday
    July 4th
    Thursday
    July 5th
    Friday
    July 6th
    Saturday
    July 7th
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    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  'retired' as club organiser in November 2010... 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 & Lin

      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'.

    Janice Bell

      Janice Bell:  Assisted by Stewart and Pepper Street (she occasionally performs with the band), Janice will be helping out as an 'honorary resident' during Lymm Festival this year. Her repertoire is quite wide and varied, and she's rapidly become a favourite at club Singers Nights.

     

    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!




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