Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights



As usual, our April club evening is also the first part of our French music and dance weekend.
This year, our main guests, are Centralbal, a band from central France led by the celebrated hurdy gurdy player Patrick Bouffard (see below) who was part of our French weekend last year as a member of La Chavannée. Centralbal comprises Patrick on hurdy gurdy, Colin Delzant on cello, Jonas Thin on bagpipes, and Fabien Guiloineau on guitar. Find out more about the band on their website, HERE. Below is a YouTube clip of Patrick playing solo.

Local group Bof! will kick off the evening with a set of tunes and songs featuring Gwendal Moële. They will be followed by a solo set from Blowzabella’s fiddle player Dave Shepherd.

It’s going to be a busy night, so get to the club early to make sure of getting a good seat.

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 2018-2019 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.
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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