Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights


Our main guests on September 7 are The Shackleton Trio. They are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Together they play an original  blend of folk and self-penned material that showcase Georgia’s unique songwriting skills, alongside a vibrant display of instrumental brilliance influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group’s native East Anglia.

Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, and concert halls and folk clubs across the UK. There is more information about trio on their website.

Our Featured guests are  The Somali Road Attic Band – that’s Linda Baddeley (vocals), David Bartlett (vocals, guitars, harmonicas and percussion) and Richard Byers (vocals, guitar) – a trio who grew together out of the regular nights run by the Bury Folk Collective. This West Suffolk-based trio are passionate about what they do and are dedicated to having fun playing the songs they love – in this case, an eclectic mix of covers that includes Dylan, Ewan McColl, Richard Thompson, America and the Decemberists. This is folk music from people who have sung and played a lot of folk music – expect an unmissable, unforgettable Somali Road Attic Band take on some great songs.
You may know Linda Baddeley and David Bartlett as members of Sound Tradition.

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.

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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