Hitchin Folk Club
Monthly Newsletter - Hitchin Folkus
Well, that is
it for the season, and what a season it has been, packed with wonderful
acts to celebrate Maureenís 50 years running the club.
But the celebration doesnít end here, still four months of
stunning entertainment to come, kicking off again on September
3rd with Paul
Downes & Phil Beer.
just to make sure you donít forget about us, we have the midsummer
special on August 20th, Fish
& Chips and Pete
Morton. If you just
want the concert, entry is £10, if you want to join us for supper as
well, tickets are £15. Supper
tickets are limited, so donít leave it too late!
As you may
know, we had special raffles on the four big ticketed nights so far this
year, in aid of Maureenís particular charity, PSC support.
PSC is the condition that so nearly ended her life, twice.
Over the four evenings your generosity raised £923, which the
club rounded up to £1000.
be playing at Shutlanger Village Hall (NN12 7RU) on Saturday 24th
June, 8.oopm. Tickets are £15. These Shutlanger concerts are
lovely, beautiful hall and a worthy cause,
Music & Performing Arts Trust.
Cutler is well known to Hitchin audiences, appearing over more than 30
years with Bully Wee Band, Feast of Fiddles and with Strawbs founder,
Dave Cousins. For further information, and tickets contact Debbie on
1st sees the second Kimpton Folk Festival, featuring many acts that have graced the
Hitchin stage, Jez Lowe & his Bad Pennies, Wild Willy Barrettís
French Connection, Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer, Vicki Swan & Jonny
Dyer, The Carrivick Sisters, Emily Slade, Liz Simcock, and some that
havenít, Sam Kellyís Lost Boys, Jacquelyn Hynes, The Fair Rain, Ewan
McLennan and Alden, Patterson & Dashwood.
All these plus...
Free entertainment on the village green
Real Ale bars with Farr Brew
Open air ceilidh
Children's storytelling and face painting
Buskers, sessions, dancers
and all the
other stalls one would expect to find at events like this, tempting us
to eat or, maybe, try some local fudge or honey, or to have our faces
two ticketed concert stages, The Memorial Hall and The Church, and a
free to view stage on the Village Green sampling local talent, sprinkled
with short sets from some of the main festival guests.
Check here for ticket information.
July 15th the place to be is Hatfield House for the 2017 Folk
by the Oak. On the Main Stage will be
of Hands, Shake
the Chains, This
is the Kit and Leveret.
On the Acorn Stage will be Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, Patch
& the giant, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, The Hut People, Fara,
Kitty Macfarlane and The London Youth Folk Ensemble.
& Maureen Jones