Hitchin Folk Club

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THE ARTISTS

 

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLUB

 

THE "STAFF"

PAT ROGERS MEMORIAL NIGHT

 

TOUR OF THE CLUB

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE ARTISTS

Al & The Firecats

April 2007

Al Parrish

May 2012

Albert & Gage

October 2006

Allan Taylor

October 2008

An Albion Christmas

December 2013

Amy Wadge September 2012

Anthony John Clark

September 2009

Ashley Hutchings

October 2003

Askew Sisters

January 2009

Cecil Sharp Centenary Collective

October 2003

Ashley Hutchings, Roger Wilson, Simon Care & Emily Slade

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

April 2013

Andy Irvine

May 2006

Becky Price and Richard Heacock

October 2005

Bill Lennon

May 2008

The Bills

May 2006

Billy Mitchell

September 2005

Birmingham Conservatoire Folk Ensemble December 2008

Blair Dunlop

September 2013

Bob Fox

May 2013

Bob Fox & Stu Luckley  October 2008

Paul & Pete Bonas

November 2005

Boo Hewerdine

February 2009

Boo Howard & Dave Ellis

March 2013

Brooks Williams

March 2009

Brooks Williams & Steve Tilston

January 2005

Broom Bessoms

February 2008

Boldwood

April 2008

Bully Wee Band

January 2009

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

April 2008

Ceri Davies

October 2008

Chris Markwick

May 2007

Chris Newman & Maire NiChathasaigh

March 2013

Chris Smyth

January 2005

Chris While & Julie Matthews

October 2013

Chris and Kellie While

May 2013

Chris While Band

September 2007

Chris Wood & Andy Cutting

May 2004

Clive Batkin & Joel McDermott

June 2005

Craobh Rua

March 2013

Roland Chadwick

December 2004

Christine Collister

April 2006

Christene LeDoux

June 2006

Clive Carroll

September 2012

Clive Gregson

December 2013

Coope, Boyes & Simpson

January 2008

Corrina Hewat

September 2006

Crasdant

March 2007

Danansooz

September 2006

Dan Plews and Guy Fletcher

May 2004

Dave Burland

June 2008

Dave Cousins & Ian Cutler

May 2009

Dave Doddington & Phil Rundall

May 2006

David Llewellyn

January 2006

David Migden Trio

November 2005

David Youngs

September 2012

Derek Brimstone

June 2002

Dougie Maclean

October 2007

Eddy Morton & Paul Hodson

November 2006

Edwina Hayes

February 2013

Eliza Carthy

December 2007

Eliza Carthy and Band

December 2007

 

Ella Edmondson

May 2007

Emily Slade

June 2013

Emily Smith

June 2004

Emily Smith Band

February 2009

Eric Bogle & John Munroe

June 2009

Ewen Carruthers

June 2004

Three Ages of Female British Songwriters

May 2008

with

Jenna Witts

Edwina Hayes

Flaky

Flook

September 2007

Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke

March 2009

Free Agents

September 2005

Gareth Davies-Jones March 2006

Gareth Pearson

February 2008

Gigspanner

April 2013

Gilmore Roberts

May 2012

Gor Jus Wrex

March 2005

Annie Grace, Corrina Hewat & Karine Polwart

September 2008

Gren Bartley

May 2007

Harvey Andrews Farewell Tour

September 2012

Harvey Andrews & the Midlands invasion with Chris Rohmann, Mel Harrold, Jake Davis and Jasper Carrott!

May 2009

Jez Lowe

April 2009

The Bad Pennies

September 2013

Jezz Hall

October 2004

John Kirkpatrick

April 2008

Hans Theessink

May 2009

Helen Watson

November 2012

Idiot and Friend

December 2006

Isambarde

April 2007

James Chadwick

April 2006

Jazz Yabsley, youngest person to play at the club, at 10 years old.

June 2004

Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller

May 2013

Jenna Witts

February 2009

Jess Morgan

May 2012

Jim Causley

November 2012

Johnny Dickinson

March 2009

John Renbourn

October2012

John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee

December 2004

John Renbourn & Robin Williamson

April 2009

Johnny Coppin Christmas Show

December 2007

John & Joe Devine

May 2009

Johnny Silvo

November 2008

 

Johnny Silvo Happy 43rd Anniversary!

John Tams & Barry Coope

October 2013

Jude Simpson

March 2009

Julie Matthews

April 2007

Julie Matthews Trio

June 2005

Karine Polwart Trio

October 2012

Kate Bramley

January 2007

Kate Rusby, John McCusker & Andy Cutting

June 2002

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

May 2013

Kelly Oliver

October 2013

Keith Pearson's 

Coup de Grass

November 2008

Kieran & Annie Goss

May 2013

 

Landermason

September 2013

Last Night's Fun

March 2004

Les barker

March 2009

Life & Times January 2009

Lindisfarne Acoustic

March 2004

Picture Sue Holton

Little Johnny England - Acoustic

January 2008

Liz Simcock Trio

April 2013

 

Lou Brown

June 2012

Louise Jordan

November 2012

Lucy Ward

September 2013

Luke Jackson & Blair Dunlop first performance together as encore at end of double header, Sept 2013

Luke Jackson

September 2013

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

January 2008

Martin Carthy

June 2007

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

September 2006

Martyn Joseph

November 2013

Martin Simpson

March 2008

Martin Stephenson

March 2002

Mawkin

May 2013

Megson

December 2013

Melody Causton 

December 2012

Michael Marra

April 2006

Mike Silver  

March 2013

Johnny Coppin

March 2012

 

Milica Ilic

February 2006

Miranda Sykes

February 2008

Rex Preston & Miranda Sykes

July 2013

Miriam Backhouse

June 2009

Mollie & Archie from Nobel School

February 2013

Moss & Moore

November 2008

Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

April 2013

Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne

April 2009

Noel Murphy

March 2005

Norma Waterson  

June 2007

North Cregg

June 2004

Nuada

November 2003

Matt Ord

April 2009

Belinda O'Hooley & HeidiTidow

April 2013

The Paperboys

October 2005

Paul Downes

March 2006

Paul Scourfield

May 2006

Pete Morton

September 2012

Pete Morton, Emily Slade & Kellie While

Peter Knight & Kevin Dempsey

February 2009

Phil Beer

June 2013

 

Phil Beer & Miranda Sykes

February 2008

 

Phil Beer Band

March 2005

Phil Henry & Hannah Martin

November 2012

P J Wright & Dave Pegg

May 2007

P J Wright & Pete Scrouther

June 2005

Polly Barrett

May 2013

Poozies

Sept 2006

Rainbow Chasers

October 2006

Richard Digance

November 2013

Robin Auld

February 2009

Robin Williamson

April 2009

Rory McLeod

May 2005

Rosie Doonan & Ben Murray

February 2006

Sam Sweeney & Hannah James

April 2013

Deb Sandland and Martin Green

June 2004

Saul Rose

June 2007

Seth Lakeman

June 2006

 

Shaughnessy

May 2004

Shave The Monkey (Reunion gig)

November 2008

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes

November 2008

Sid Kipper

January 2007

Slaid Cleaves & Chojo Jacques 

October 2013

Slaid Cleaves & Chris Gage

October 2006

Sultans of Squeeze

February 2006

Wild Willy Barrett's Sleeping Dogz

October 2012

John Spiers and Jon Boden

November 2013

St. Agnes Fountain

December 2013

Steve Knightley

March 2013

Steve Tilston

December 2012

Strangeworld

June 2009

Acoustic Strawbs

January 2006

String Whistle

September 2004

Sunjay Brayne

October 2013

Suntrap

March 2008

Swarb's Lazarus

February 2007

Tanglefoot

May 2008

Tannahill Weavers

February 2013 

Tinderbox

May 2013

Tommy Emmanuel

March 2002

Tim Van Eyken

September 2007

Urban Folk Quartet

October 2013

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

June 2006

Vikki Clayton

March 2005

Vin Garbutt

October 2013

Wild Willy Barrett

June 2007

Not the same guitar!

"Voices at the door"

December 2006

Jim & Georgina Boyes

Jo Freya & Lester Simpson

Fi Fraser & Barry Coope

Waterson Carthy

June 2007

Wizz Jones

October 2012

 

Western Approaches

September 2004

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50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLUB, 

NOVEMBER 2013

with

 SHOW OF HANDS

The Sun Hotel has been our home for 33 of the 50 years. When  stepped into the ballroom the first time we thought, we can't run a Folk Club in this huge space........... can we?
Gold tickets for this golden anniversary. We had given Steve & Phil their first booking, as a duo. This was the obvious choice for our celebration.
The audience arrive early to get the best positions, but nobody need worry, the superb Bose system is unobtrusive and gives great quality sound throughout the room.
Over the years we have amassed a huge amount of memorabilia, pictures, letters, old club and festival programmes. A lot of these were on display throughout the celebration period. We also diplayed a complete list of all the acts that have played at Hitchin since Maureen has been responsible, when they played and, for the most part, who the support was.

 Phil is looking at a rosta poster issued by the Fingamagig agency, run by an up and coming artist called Jasper Carrott!

Just a little relaxation before the off.
All lined up and ready to go, with Isaac Guillory keeping a watchful eye from the backdrop.
First half under way.
Half time interval and time for a photo call with the cake!

 

Thanks to Greg Covington for the Show of Hands photo montage, and to Maureen for the cake(s).

Time to sign a few CDs at the Show of Hands retail opportunity.
Maureen and her band of helpers serve the cake to a very appreciative audience.
Every good folk night has a raffle. During the preceding week the Philippines had been struck by devastating storms, so we announced that the proceeds of the raffle would be donated to a local relief fund. The audience responded with a new world record Hitchin Folk Club raffle record of 350!  Thank you so much for your generosity.
...........and on to the second half.
......and the last number.
Well, we have a great photographic record of a truly wonderful celebration concert. Phil and Steve have played a major part in the latter half of the Club's history. But so have you, the audience, so we thought it only fitting the you should be part of that record. (Don't know who the bloke is that ran round the room so he could be in all of them!)

Many thanks to Dave Hounam, who provided the majority of the pictures in the 50th Anniversary section.

The end of a great night!
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Pat Rogers Memorial Night

January 29th, 2006

Pat Rogers sadly died on June 29th.  Having been singing at the club for 40 years, he will be sorely missed.

1948-2005

Andy Morgan compered the night.

Bill Reed

Heather and Phil Day

The Bowling Green Boys (Andy Morgan and Jerry Slee)

John Pocock

Emily Slade

Beth Rogers (accompanied by Emily Slade)

Early Flaky Pastry

(Doug Jones, Andy Morgan, David Doddington & Geoff Ide)

The later Flaky

(Tim Jellis, Andy Morgan, Geoff Ide & Jonty Daniels)

The Massed Bands of Flaky Pastry!

(Doug Jones, Tim Jellis, Andy Morgan, David Doddington, Geoff Ide & hidden Jonty Daniels)

 
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THE "STAFF"

Your hosts, Maureen and Keiron Jones 

Resident singer Keith Pearson

 

Resident singers Keith Pearson & Tim Jellis.  Both Keith and Tim are members of Keith Pearson's Coup de Grass

 

Resident singer, Bill Reed.  (He doesn't usually move that fast!)

Residents Life and Times

(Barry Goodman & Graeme Meek)

Residents Carolyn and Bryan Causton

Compare and resident sound man, Keiron Jones 

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TOUR OF THE CLUB

The courtyard of the Sun Hotel.

The grand entrance leading to .......

The foyer.

Before the concert one can have a coffee, a drink or a snack in the lounge bar or, perhaps.............

...........a meal in the restaurant.

Up the stairs to...................

........the entrance to the Club in the first floor Ballroom.

The Ballroom has its own bar, open only to the audience when staff available.

A full house for St. Agnes Fountain!

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