Islington Folk Club

Forthcoming programme

Below is our programme for Autumn - Winter 2016. Here available as a pdf: IFC flyer-Autumn 16

Date Artist  
1st September 2016 Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp Since winning the 2011 TRAD2MAD competition, Laura has quickly established herself as a confident and engaging performer with an interesting repertoire of English songs and tunes, including many from her native Manchester area. Sometimes unaccompanied, or with her own English concertina and cello and Ted Kemp's banjo, melodeon and harmony voice.
8th September 2016 Horatio James Horatio James formed in 2014 when singer-songwriter and guitarist James Gable was joined by Paul, Edd, Iven and Aaron. Their songs of malevolence, estrangement and heartache are delivered with an authentic folky twang and warm, soulful melodies. Guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin.
15th September 2016 Three Way Split -- Three Little Birds + Dan Quinn + Magician Three young women who impressed with a floor spot recently - and Dan Quinn, renowned singer, monologuist and melodeonist, who has appeared at the club several thousand times over the past hundred years or so. A veritable national treasure!
22nd September 2016 The Tonic English country music with voices, melodeon, fiddle, piano and percussions from Gavin and Julie Atkin and Malcolm and Ollie Woods. The sort of thing we like, in a nutshell.
29th September 2016 Gary Mortensen, Ajay Srivastav, Simon Hindley and Chris Bluestreet, plus The Half Full Jug Band A musical melange of an American resonator guitar ace, a singer/songwriter and guitarist who performs a mix of blues and Indian folk dubbed 'Karmic Blues' and some home-grown blues and hokum.
6th October 2016 Leon Rosselson England's premier chansonnier, Leon is an acclaimed singer and songwriter with more than 50 years of performing under his belt and the author of 17 children's books.
13th October 2016 Pete Coe The one man folk industry - "singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster, dance caller, teacher, step dancer, entrepreneur, folk club organiser, record label boss, sallow-faced wit, raconteur and all-round good guy."
20th October 2016 Geoff Berner Here comes The Whiskey Rabbi. Long-awaited return of the cult Canadian singer/songwriter with piano accordion and a touch of klezmer.
27th October 2016 Andy Turner & Mat Green Mainly traditional English dance tunes and songs on quintessentially English fiddle and anglo concertina and melodeon. There will be some little-known tunes from eighteenth and nineteenth century village musicians' tunebooks, but essentially they will play any good dance tune from almost anywhere.
3rd November 2016 Dovetail Trio English traditional songs - performed by young people! Voices, guitar, melodeon, fiddle and mandoiln.
10th November 2016 Perra Moraeus Per-Erik Moraeus is a Swedish musician, trained at the Academy of Music in Gothenburg. He plays violin, clarinet, saxophone, spilåpipa and various flutes and works as a music teacher in Orsa and is a member of the groups Orsa Spelmän and Benny Andersson Orchestra. He'll be teaching in workshops at the weekend.
17th November 2016 Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton Virtuosi of the fiddle, mandolin, cello and guitar, their musical influences are diverse, but they identify their music - both traditional tunes and songs, and their own highly original new pieces - as 'Contemporary English Roots'. "Two superbly innovative musicians at the height of their craft." English Dance and Song magazine .
24th November 2016 Pete Morton "Pete is everything we want our singer-songwriters to be. Fiercely creative, proudly independent, skilful, talented, and terminally unpredictable." MOJO Magazine
1st December 2016 Reuben's Train Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith return to save the Earth from destruction by extraterrestrials. Whoops. Wrong Men In Black.
8th December 2016 John Hegley & Friends erses sung and spoken about Keats, hats, myths, scouts, deceit, desire and dog hair - with musical accompaniment on mandolin, fiddle and concertina.
15th December 2016 Beskydy Welcome return of our own local Eastern European band: fiddles of various sizes, accordion, clarinet, percussion and voices.
22nd December 2016 Christmas Party Pass the parcel! Free sandwiches!! An opportunity to perform your party piece, however eccentric. Free entry to members - and a chance to renew your subs for next year before the New Year rush. Monsewer Twisse will demonstrate his prowess with mop and bucket, if he can find them.
29th December 2016 closed Happy Christmas
5th January 2017 tba
Notes by Alex Szyszkowski

If you're interested, here is a list of previous guests, since 1997.

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