The Lymm Folk Club Newsletter




Find us at the  Spread Eagle  in Lymm Centre
with occasional concerts at  Lymm Rugby Club  or  The Saracen's Head.

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(We're at the Spread Eagle unless it says different!)
Thursday from 8.30pm prompt!


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SEASON 2016-2017
Contact: Bernard Cromarty (tickets and enquiries)  Tel: 01204 571167
07973 390936

PLEASE NOTE:

Whilst we do not run a 'strictly ticket only' club, we are clearly obliged to limit the number of persons admitted to the room. For this reason, we reserve the right to refuse admission to those who arrive after all tickets for a particular guest have been sold.

We are sorry if this causes inconvenience to anyone - please contact Bernard beforehand to book your tickets to avoid disappointment!

 
PLEASE ALSO NOTE:

We have an Advance Booking Discount system - Guest Nights have two prices - pre-booked ticket prices and pay-on-the-door prices.

15 September 
2016

 

GRAND NEW SEASON OPENING

PLEASE NOTE:
This event
will be at
Lymm Rugby Club!

£9.00

PETE COE

OR
£7.00

advance booking

Pete is celebrating his 70th birthday this year, and has been awarded the EFDSS Gold Badge for 'Outstanding Service to Folk Dance and Song'!








Residents' Support was from Grassroots, Stewart, Nick & Lin, and Nelson Peach, with Bernard providing our pre-raffle-ite spot. We were delighted to see Janice back at the club and singing after rather too long in hospital - long may it continue!

A very well-attended concert, with Pete on top form. Included in his impressive set lists were interestingly different versions of 'Spanish Lady' and 'Shenandoah' as well as his own 'Joseph Baker', and 'The Wizard of Alderley Edge' - the latter being the first song he ever wrote, but this was the recently revised version of the song. Instruments, as ever, were circa 1930 Hohner Club II melodeons in D / G, C / F and Bb / Eb, DADGAD guitar, bouzouki, long neck 5-string banjo and lap dulcimer.

Pete always provides fascinating background information for the songs he sings, and some of tonight's offerings will soon be available on Pete's soon to be released new album.

 

22 September

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

29 September

£1.00

Singers Night BIG Spot

   

with

Andrew "Wally" Walpole

Tonight sees another of our 'Big Spot' offerings - performers being asked to do an extended spot after the beer break on a Singers' Night.

This time it's the turn of Andrew Walpole...!!


With twenty performers in the room we knew it would be a push to fit everyone's turn in... a couple of performers decided to 'rest' for the night (!), so we barely made it - with just enough time to give early new arrivals Polly and Pete an extra song before the break. As we have come to expect, everyone raises their game on Big Spot nights, throwing down the gauntlet to our guest...

"Wally" (as he prefers to be known!) rose to the challenge, and produced the best performance we have seen from him yet. His dazzling guitar work, excellent choice of songs (some of which were self-penned) and engagement with his audience all combined to leave everyone wanting more! As luck would have it, Stewart's Charity Night on Saturday 2nd October would provide just that opportunity, as Wally was one of Stewart's guests!

We asked Wally if he would consider a full guest night, but he quite humbly declined, explaining that he prefers to hear our Singers Night performers in the Big Spot format... so we respect that decision and will be inviting him back in 2017 for another Big Spot.

 

6 October

<£7.00>

Wilson-McGladdery


<£5.00>

advance booking

Seen here in the Sounds of Folk studio in September (did we mention we won an award?!), Gaynor and Paul have been a duo for a little over a year, and are well worth a listen!! October 13th should have seen Whitetop Mountaineers (USA) in Lymm, but the agent made a mess of things and even forgot to tell us... it suits Gaynor and Paul better to play for us on October 6th, so book yer tickets!!

 


Nelson Peach, Stewart and Bernard provided Residents' Support, with Ian White stepping in (with guitar borrowed from Bernard) as our pre-raffle-ite...


Gaynor and Paul entertained a small, but perfectly formed audience from the very first song, many of which were self-penned either by Paul, Gaynor, or both. For the most part, accompaniment was from Paul's guitar, with occasional fiddle from classically trained Gaynor. In her youth (only a few weeks ago?!) she was leader of the Ashton Youth Orchestra, doncha know!

You can see from the photos that Paul doesn't play guitar the way most of us do - his right arm is missing from the elbow down (a birth defect), and he uses a prosthetic limb specifically designed to hold a plectrum. His playing is inspirational, and clearly demonstrates 'mind over matter'!

Gaynor opened the second set with a couple of solo songs, accompanying herself on piano. More chorus songs followed, allowing our audience to open their tubes and join in!

 

13 October

 

Singers Night

(Whitetop Mountaineers CANCELLED)

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

 

Tonight should have seen Whitetop Mountaineers (USA) in Lymm, but the agent made a mess of things and even forgot to tell us... it suited Gaynor and Paul better to play for us on October 6th, and also means we don't have two guests back to back... Singers Night it is!!

 

20 October

 

Singers Night

Sara Grey & Kieron Means CANCELLED due to illness

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

Tonight should have seen Sara Grey and Kieron Means in Lymm, but Sara hasn't been well recently and has decided to cancel the entire tour as she's unfit to travel... so Singers Night instead!! We have rescheduled their visit for 2018 - March 22nd (Sara's 77th birthday!).


A great turn-out - twenty performers in the room, plus a a few audience, too! It was good to see Janice was able to make it for a change - she's not been in the best of health recently.

In order of appearance we had Bernard, Doreen Lehmann, Grassroots (Janice and Mick), Dave Cowe, Nelson Peach, Kath & Stan, Patch (Pat & Chris),Margaret Hornby, Peter Bridge, Brian Roberts, Anne & Tony, Nick & Lin and Rob White... we got around everyone twice, with Janice, Peter, Ann & Tony and Rob finishing the night for us.

Our Singers Nights run in the order people are spotted arriving, with soloists getting one song, duos two, and trios (and above!) three on the first round, then one each on any subsequent rounds...

 

27 October

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

3 November

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

10 November

£8.00

MARK DOWDING

OR
£6.00

advance booking

 

 



Residents' Support was from Grassroots, Stewart, Nick & Lin, and Nelson Peach, with Bernard providing our pre-raffle-ite spot.

Mark gave his audience what they expected - plenty of good songs to join in with, with accompaniment from guitar, Harry Boardman's banjo and Anglo concertina. There were songs from Mark's own repertoire, plus songs taken from Harry Boardman and Jake Thackray - an eclectic mix!

 

17 November

PLEASE NOTE:
This event
will be at
The Saracen's Head, Warburton!

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

 

24 November

£1.00

Singers Night BIG Spot

   

with

The Dodgers

Tonight sees another of our 'Big Spot' offerings - performers being asked to do an extended spot after the beer break on a Singers' Night.

This time it's the turn of The Dodgers!!

(pictured at the Irwell Works Brewery, Ramsbottom)

 



There were seventeen performers and ten listeners, not counting our guests, so we managed a full round plus four into a second round...! As we've come to expect, our regulars gave their all, providing a challenge to our guests!

Our guests were really on form, with plenty of songs to join in with, many of which were written by Keith or Steve. Most of the singing was done by Keith and Steve, but a couple of items from Poppy proved that she should be allowed to do more! Her fiddling charmed everyone, especially a sensitive rendition of the Ashokan Farewell. Accompaniment was from Keith's guitar, with Steve playing either 12-string guitar or mandolin.

They gave us an extra long encore, much to the delight of our audience, so we'll ask them back to do a full Guest Night as soon as we can.

 

T H I S   W E E K

(8.30pm prompt at the Spread Eagle - unless it says otherwise!)

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1 December

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

8 December

£8.00

DICK MILES

OR
£6.00

advance booking

Hi, I am Dick Miles. I have been singing and playing music since I was 13. My special love and interest is traditional music and the concertina. I lived for many years in Suffolk, East Anglia and some of my favorite songs are based on the superb traditional tales of this region. Now, I am living in the South-West of Ireland and am incorporating, more and more, the local traditional music style into my own.

For over thirty years I have been singing at maritime festivals, including Merseyside and Lancaster, folk festivals and clubs all over the British and Irish Islands.

15 December

PLEASE NOTE:
This event
will be at
The Saracen's Head, Warburton!

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

22 December

PLEASE NOTE:
This event
will be at
The Saracen's Head, Warburton!

 

Singers Christmas Party

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

29 December

 

Singers Night
Hangover Workshop

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)


Thanks to everyone who has supported the club during 2016 - let's try to make 2017 even better!


1 January

 

2017

NEW YEARS DAY (from noon-ish!)

The annual New Year's Day lunchtime session
at the Sarries...

 

 

 

5 January
2017

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

 

12 January

 

Singers Night

 

£1.00

(performers 80p)

19 January

£7.00

TIPPIN' IT UP

OR
£5.00

advance booking

 

26 January

£1.00

Singers Night BIG Spot

   

with

John Muskett

Tonight sees another of our 'Big Spot' offerings - performers being asked to do an extended spot after the beer break on a Singers' Night.

This time it's the turn of... JOHN MUSKETT!!


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