Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Nights

EXTRA DIARY DATE – SATURDAY MAY 20TH 3.00 – 10.45
We are putting on a poetry and music day in the Ansell Centre with the following line-up
AFTERNOON
Kath Tait
  – Singer-guitarist a favourite with Hadleigh audiences
Andy Jennings  – Storyteller
Martin Newell and The Hosepipe Band – Poetry with music
EVENING
Park and Ride – Cara Park and Don Qui Ride with Megan Wisdom
Martin Newell  – Musician
John Ward Trio  – another Hadleigh favourite
ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER – angry poet / musician
Full programme and details to follow shortly.

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 SOME OF OUR  CLUB EVENINGS 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.

NEXT DATE 3 MARCH 2017

Our main guest for our March 3 night is  The Where’s Spot Band, a popular 4-piece band from Chelmsford with a rapidly growing following. Over the last 2 years they have had well deserved success playing all the major folk clubs in the East and South East, and also performed at several festivals further afield in the summer. They played in Hadleigh in July 2015 and were much appreciated by our audience.

Their repertoire is eclectic with inventive arrangements of both traditional & contemporary folk songs plus a few surprises thrown in! A personable band of musicians with lifelong experience, a varied yet distinctive sound, superb vocal harmonies and an entertaining fun presentation.  Website: www.WheresSpotBand.com

Our Featured Guest act is Megan Wisdom who was one of the winners of our original song competition with her song, The Taunting Cuckoo.  Since then Megan has sung in clubs and sessions throughout the area. Megan sings mainly traditional English folk songs – usually  solo and unaccompanied  but sometimes in harmony with other people. Megan won the Percy Webb Cup in 2015 and has recently performed at the Shannonside Folk Festival in Ireland.

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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