Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights

OUR NEXT DATE IS FRIDAY JULY 6

Our main guests on July 6 are Sally Ironmonger and Brian Carter who have been writing, performing and bickering together for nearly 20 years.  They have produced three studio albums of songs about shipyards, prostitutes, trips to the seaside, self-deprecating amusing songs and protest anthems. They are an absolute one off. They have a quirky and distinctive style, with Brian’s unusual and accomplished guitar technique the perfect accompaniment to Sally’s unique voice.   They love what they do, and their aim is to entertain, with songs that make you laugh, or cry, or just think.
The last time they came to Hadleigh, they had our audience in stitches for much of their set.

There is more information about this duo on their website.

Our Featured guest is Paul Riley singer and expert guitarist from Colchester.
Paul has been part of the local folk scene for many years and has performed most recently at Hadleigh with Breton singer Gwendal Moële. Paul sing folk songs, blues songs and some of his own compositions, accompanying himself on guitar. He adds the occasional instrumental items in his set. Find out more about Paul here.

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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