future Guest informaton

4th June - Liz Simcock

Liz is well known at St Neots as a skilled and witty wordsmith writing much of her material. She accompanies herself on guitar. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen album of new acoustic music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a great performer and songwriter. Not seen solo since 2016 at St Neots so do not miss this chance.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

9th July - Stanley Accrington

Stanley has written hundreds of songs in a range of styles on a vast rake of subjects. There are old-style songs on current happenings and modern style songs on ancient events. There are poems, pastiches, parodies, and possibly anything. Apart from the silly and very silly material, Stanley has always been writing serious songs to confuse the situation further. He has performed hundreds of times at a wide range of events all over UK and occasionally beyond.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

30th July - Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

Come along and strut your stuff or enjoy others doing just that!

£3.00 entry for all.

PLEASE NOTE: THE CLUB CLOSES FOR AUGUST

 

10th September - Jeff Warner

Jeff tours UK regularly and this will be his 6th time with us. He has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several “pocket” instruments, including bones and spoons. He also brings his jig doll!

Jeff is among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional American music.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

ST NEOTS 37TH FOLK FESTIVAL - 2019

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

7th 8th & 9th JUNE 2019 - Tickets now available!

Full details on Festival page

11th June - Bram Taylor

Bram is a good friend of St Neots Club having performed here over many years. He is an entertaining artist with a distinctive voice and relaxed stage presence who gives an evening "Taylored" to suit his audience. Bram calls on a large repertoire of traditional songs, together with contemporary and humorous material, performed on acoustic guitar, duet concertina, or unaccompanied.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

17th December - Christmas Party night!

Seasonal music and songs with delicious refreshments and charity raffle!

Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

£3.00 entry for all.

1st October - Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

18th June - Dave Gibb

From Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged song writing folky from Scotland’s highest village. Lyrically he is a storyteller and troubadour and determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles as he is one of the more accomplished guitarists on the folk circuit.

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

17th September - Phil Beer

Tickets available from July.

A superb evening with a very talented half of Show of Hands!

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and also plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there - he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham's Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music.

He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974 (their Live at Nettlebed CD has been released). He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin's band. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90's. A band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times and who were voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the 2004 Folk Awards. There have been more awards since then!

DO NOT MISS THIS CHANCE TO SEE PHIL SOLO!!!

This will be a popular evening so get your tickets early!
Tickets:Members £14.00 Non-members £16.00

 

16th July - The Keith Pearson Trio

Keith Pearson, front man of the newly formed Keith Pearson Trio, first learned his craft during the classic Folk renaissance of the mid-60s. Throughout the 70s, he toured, and performed on radio as a solo singer/songwriter, both abroad and on the Folk circuit, as well as leading the original Treacle Line and the Right Hand Band.

Not seen at St Neots for some years now - do not miss!

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00

24th Sept - Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

Come along and strut your stuff or enjoy others doing just that!

£3.00 entry for all.

3rd September - Open Stage

This is your chance to shine and be the guest!

E mail- stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring 01234 376278 to book your spot (approx.20-25 mins) on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!!

Order of play is sorted on the night.

Admission: £3.00 performers £5.00 audience

5th Nov - Open Stage

This is your chance to shine and be the guest!

E mail- stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring 01234 376278 to book your spot (approx.20-25 mins) on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!!

Order of play is sorted on the night.

Admission: £3.00 performers £5.00 audience

2nd July - Open Stage

This is your chance to shine and be the guest!

E mail- stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring 01234 376278 to book your spot (approx.20-25 mins) on a first come first served basis so don't leave it too late!!!

Order of play is sorted on the night.

Admission: £3.00 performers £5.00 audience

 

25th June- Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

Come along and strut your stuff or enjoy others doing just that!

£3.00 entry for all.

29th October - Round the Room

 Friendly singaround atmosphere, performers and audience very welcome.

Come along and strut your stuff or enjoy others doing just that!

£3.00 entry for all.

23rd July - Stone Junction

Stone Junction is just three guys…Michael Prochak (vocals, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, accordion), Dan Lapins (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Will Thomson (vocals, lead guitar, whistle)

Michael was born and raised in the rust-belt USA of Bruce Springsteen and Jerry Douglas and has been an active contributor to the acoustic folk scene on both sides of the Atlantic since the mid-1960's. In 2010 Michael, with Dan, formed Stone Junction and began working to develop the unique and beautiful multi-layered sound it showcases today.

Although Dan says he’s a fan of the music from 90s and 00s, he also has an interest and a particular talent for putting a modern spin on more traditional folk/acoustic songs. Inspired by his late father who used to play folk music, Dan has developed a unique knack for unusual harmonies and the ability to re-interpret the elemental and diverse sounds of Celtic/Americana music. As a talented singer/song writer Dan has performed extensively as a soloist and with various support line-ups and has appeared in a variety of clubs, venues and festivals in Bristol, London and across the south east. He has supported artists such as Mummra, Sarah McQuaid, Niamh Ni Charra and Pilgrims Way and in 2015 Fairport Convention were in the audience at one his gigs (at the hotel they were staying at after their own gig)…and they were particularly complementary on his singing.

Musically, Will loves "anything with a groove" and has played and composed since the early 70s. He started with classical recorder aged 7 and picked up a guitar for the first time aged 10. Throughout the 70s & 80s, he played with bands Felix, Aircraft, Liane Carroll and his band Wide Open were winners at the Inner London Jazz Awards in 1977. He also played support for 'Lindisfarne', 'Argent', Wilko Johnson and other well known 70's bands.

This trio has such a pedigree - not to be missed!!!

Admission: £10.00 & £8.00