Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Nights

Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Nights are normally held on the first Friday of the month – from September to July at the Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh IP7 5DU.
We feature folk music in the broadest sense of the word. In addition to “traditional” and “contemporary” folk music, you can expect to hear hints of pop, country, jazz or even classical music.

Our doors open at 7.45 and the music starts at 8 o’clock.

WE HAVE FLOOR SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR OUR AUTUMN CLUB EVENINGS – SEE NEWS PAGE.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOR 10 MINUTES OR SO ON ONE OF THESE DATES, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.

Each evening starts with a number of “Floor spots” – where anyone can come
along and perform: singing songs or playing an instrumental. In practice, it’s
advisable for would-be performers to contact us in advance to book a spot.

Next, after a short break, is our Featured Guest: a 30-minute performance from an
individual or group.

Finally, after another short break, our Main guest finishes the evening with a
60-minute performance. Our evenings finish around 10.30.

Although our 2015-2016 season has now formally ended, we have an extra July date: Saturday 23 July here in Hadleigh when we are welcoming Firelighters of Leiden a trio comprising three virtuoso musicians: Dave Shepherd on fiddle, Simon Gielen on diatonic accordeon, and Nigel Eaton on hurdy gurdy. This is a one-off gig in preparation for a performance in France at the end of the month. It’s a dance, but even if you’re not a dancer, come and listen to the music – it will be extraordinary. You may never get another chance to see this line-up.
Venue The Ansell Centre, Hadleigh, IP7 5DL (hall to the side o the United Reform Church in Market Place
Time 8.00
Cost £10.00
Note: There is no bar at this venue, so bring your own drinks.

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Our featured guest – what we used to call Support – will be Tango Innominado, a local tango group who play for Argentine tango dancers, some of whom will be with us for the evening.
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Entry price is £5.00. (£2.00 for under 16s)

There is no bar at the Ansell Centre, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.

There is plenty of free parking within easy walking distance of the venue.

For further information, contact club organisers Simon or Val Haines on 07818 417780 or 07818 417781 or email aqwc71@dsl.pipex.com




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