Immersed in the folk scene from an early age, Ben is well-versed in the folk traditions of England, and of his home county of Devon. Singing both traditional songs still relevant to our lives and original songs written to address the challenges we face in our society today, Ben accompanies himself on the fiddle, the melodeon, concertina and bouzouki. His debut album, 'Lost Lands' has just been released this month!
For the first time ever, we're going to pay homage to all the wonderful musicians in our midst with a CLUB NIGHT – an evening of songs and tunes from our members. There will also be plenty of led choruses to join in with! (We'll post some house songs here soon and will bring some chorus sheets!) 🎶 Come and have a lovely evening with us!!
The BombadilsNova Scotian maritimer Luke Fraser and Alberta prairie-girl Sarah Frank create beautiful harmonies and enchanting melodies with old folk songs, poetry, and original songs in a Canadian folk and contemporary bluegrass framework.
They made a guest appearance at the club about 5 years ago when Georgia Lewis & Friends were playing, so it's about time we got them back for a full gig!
Lizzy is a young folk musician, playing a mixture of traditional and contemporary material, all of her own design. Lizzy has won the Herts, Watford and Milkmaid Folk Song Competitions: bringing significance to stories old and new. Her voice, guitar playing and songwriting combined she had been described as "a rising star on the folk scene, not to be missed!"
The Dovetail TrioPerforming England's traditional songs with a new energy, The Dovetail Trio have been exploring folk narratives with musical skill and a passion for their heritage since forming in 2014. Effortlessly combining the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of Jamie Roberts (guitar & vocals), Rosie Hood (vocals), and local legend Matt Quinn (duet concertina and vocals). Since releasing their debut album Wing of Evening in 2015, The Dovetail Trio have toured folk clubs across the UK and Canada and played at leading festivals around the country including Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week, as well as performing live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. Their brand new album is out in May, so come along and you'll be among the first to hear it!