Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights

French music & dance weekend 3-5 April 2020
Main guests are the Breton band Skolvan
More details here


We have another evening with two main guests: Flaming June and Emma O’Reilly, both East Anglian performers.

Flaming June is a three-piece indie folk band from the Cambridge area.  Formed by singer/songwriter Louise Eatock, they have released nine EPs and received radio play from BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and Women of Substance Radio. They have played gigs and festivals throughout the UK including Standon Calling, Ely Folk Festival, Folkstock and The Strawberry Fair and have supported Big Country, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, and Eliza Carthy . There is more information on their website.

Emma O’Reilly, a singer-singer writer originally from Ballinasloe in County Galway, Ireland, but now Norwich-based is often compared to Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Regina Spektor for her imaginative, refined sound. Dramatic and always evocative, Emma’s music is a fusion of alternative rock, pop and folk, all informed by her classical training at the piano. Growing up, music was just a normal part of daily life for Emma, as both her home and her school always encouraged music making. She went on to study music at Third level and holds a BA in music from Trinity College Dublin. There’s more about Emma on her website.

There will be floor spots from Elli Tri and Stephen Foster-Pilkington.

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 2019-2020 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 floor-spot performers and 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 simonhaines1@icloud.com