Monthly Newsletter - Hitchin Folkus
Next Sunday, December
2nd, we have the performing powerhouse, Martyn
puts more physical effort into a performance!
is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to
speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a
career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales
and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music
touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow
all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared
to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews,
he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live
performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving
what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their
lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love
for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many.
He’s great guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style,
teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called
“The Welsh Springsteen”. Come and see this man perform; you
will never see anyone give more! YouTube.
Twenty tickets left! Members
are still a few places available for a songwriting workshop that Martyn
is holding during the afternoon, 2.00-4.30pm.
£14 including tea/coffee and biscuits.
Contact us if you are interested.
On Sunday 9th John
Kirkpatrick will be presenting his Christmas show, “Caroling
and Crumpets”. Taking
its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story
from the point of view of the animals in the stable, this show is a
heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and
folk music of England at Midwinter. John peels away the commercial gloss
of modern Christmas to reveal the powerful pagan urges that race through
us all at this time of year, and the life and death struggle that is
symbolised in so many traditional songs and customs. And if that all
sounds just a little too intense, then rest assured that the mysterious
and murky goings-on in these magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting,
stirring the fire, and incessant feasting, all come dressed up in a
glittering finery of toe-tapping tunes and cracking choruses. Add to the
mixture a light-hearted smattering of hilarious original songs, a
sprinkling of carols both familiar and unfamiliar, all stirred up with
John’s usual panache and energy, and supported by his scintillating
skill on a variety of squeeze-boxes, and you have an unbeatable recipe
for having a rattling good sing, guaranteed to keep the spirits cheery
and the cold at bay.
Supporting will be Paul Scourfield.
Agnes Fountain on Sunday 16th
We end 2018 on Sunday
23rd with An
Albion Christmas. Specially
formed for the festive period and featuring the combined talents of
Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care
(Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes
you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain: an
evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration.
'The Albion Christmas Band take the audience deep into Britain's
winter festival with visions of frosty mornings, a rejoicing Earth,
burning logs and berries' Tickets
still available. Members £16/non-members £18.
events in the area.
those of you not coming to see Martyn Joseph there is a
Chilled Out Sunday Folk with Causton & Walker plus guests at The Plough in Shepreth between 4.00 and 8.00pm on
Keiron & Maureen Jones
Keiron & Maureen Jones
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