Hadleigh Folk & 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.

Our 2017-2018 programme is now complete. Check here.

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.

NEXT DATE 7 July 2017

Our main guest on the last evening of this our sixth season is the ever popular John Ward Trio from Lowestoft. The band consists of John Ward – guitar, bodhran and vocals, Lynne Ward – vocals with Les Woodley – double bass, mandolin and vocals.
They will performing songs from their latest album Sargasso. More information on John Ward’s website at: http://www.johnward.org.uk

Our Featured guest is local singer Richard Byers, who sings and and plays traditional songs and contemporary songs that draw on the tradition. A founding member of Bury Folk Collective, he has performed widely in folk clubs and festivals.

There will be floorspots from Hazel Bradshaw, A Light Left On and Rachel Hack’s band, Revival.

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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