Tue 3rd

Sep 2019

The Pitmatics

The Pitmatics is an exciting new folk band with its roots in the language and music of the North East of England. Original and cover songs tell powerful stories with great arrangements, superb musicianship and stunning harmonies.

They are:

John Birkby: mandola, guitar, banjo (Peterborough Big Band, Sunday Suits and Muddy Boots, Depth that Varies)

Heather Harding: keyboard, tenor horn, accordion (Precious Little Idols, Bauhaus)

Phil Underwood: melodeons, concertina (Bill Bailey, Creole Brothers)

Ned Lawton: whistles, uilleann pipes, bodhran (Ragged Staff, Hartshead Pike)

Denise Dryburgh:  Vocals and percussion.

Caroline Riches: fiddle (Ragged Staff, The Moggies)

Absolutely spectacular – we have a bit of treasure in here tonight” – Sue Marchant, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. 09/09/2018


Tue 24th

Sep 2019

Stanley Accrington

Stanley emerged from the dark days of the late 1970's and has been terrorising the cultural world ever since.

He 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.

Stanley has been performing all over UK and occasionally beyond at a wide variety of locations and events. The pigreon-hole to put this stuff in is "miscellaneous-Ish".


Tue 15th

Oct 2019

Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Norwich based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.

They are: - Christina Alden: guitar / vocals, Alex Patterson: fiddle / vocals and Noel Dashwood: dobro / vocals.

‘’It’s lovely stuff’  –  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine

 Songlines  –  ‘Obviously something of enormous promise

R2  –  ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate


Tue 5th

Nov 2019

Suntrap

Suntrap are a 4 piece folk-inspired group with beautiful entrancing vocal harmonies on original and self-written material. They are Sara Byers (Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Banjo, Whistle), Mary Wilson (Vocals, Violin), Sue Graves (Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele) and John Sandall (Violin, Viola) and together they’re Suntrap whom we’re happy to welcome back.

Rich harmonies, dazzling folk fusion”  — Time Out

“Beautiful slip-sliding harmonies”  — Froots


Tue 26th

Nov 2019

Reg Meuross











Photo by Jonti Willis

Described by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2 Folk Show as a “brilliant singer-songwriter and true troubadour with a social conscience,” Somerset based Reg Meuross accompanies himself masterfully on guitar, captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice. Reg’s catalogue includes story songs which bring characters from history to life, songs of protest as well as some of the most heart aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery.  

“One of the most talented storytellers of our generation” Pennyblack Music

“Powerful and moving songwriting”  The Telegraph

“A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer” Martin Carthy

“…echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen” The Guardian


Tue 7th

Jan 2020

Harbour Lights Trio

Harbour Lights Trio’s  material is drawn from East Anglian local traditional songs and tunes, music hall and a few more recent gems. The emphasis is on entertainment and audience participation and they like to play acoustically and get up close and personal with their audiences, just the job for a small club like ours. They are:

Alvar Smith – Harmonica, Banjo, Vocals + local yarns

Derek Simpson – Melodeon, Anglo concertina, guitar, vocals

Rob Neal – English & Duet concertinas, ‘Cello, vocals


Tue 18th

Feb 2020

Said The Maiden

This trio have been awarded the Bristol Folk festival’s Isambard Folk Award, won the Folking Awards ‘Rising Star’ prize, and an NMG Award nomination for best Acoustic, Country & Folk act.. They sing traditional and contemporary English, Irish and American songs both a capella and accompanying themselves with instruments including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, flute, clarinet and whistles and they displayed their great range of musical skills during their last visit to the club in 2016.

Said The Maiden’s new line-up is Jess Distill, Minnie Birch (replacing Hannah Elizabeth) and Kathy Pilkinton and to be sure to produce as scintillating a sound as their previous incarnation, they’re taking a few months out of circulation in 2019 polishing their performance.

I like anything these girls do, they mean it! Their harmonies are extraordinary!” Dave Swarbrick

A great act.” Clannad

I think it’s brilliant!” Mike Harding


Tue 10th

Mar 2020

Oka Vanga

Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer and William Cox, two accomplished guitarists and singers whom we’re pleased to welcome back to the club.

 “Meticulous.”  ( Songlines Magazine)

Folkloric motifs supernaturally illuminated… beautifully intricate.”  (R’nR)

A duo of serious accomplishment and musicality… highly skilled.”  (fRoots Magazine)


Tue 31st

Mar 2020

Glymjack

Glymjack is an English folk act Acoustic calls "as good as contemporary folk comes".

Led by singer-songwriter Greg McDonald, Glymjack come to us as an acoustic duo with Greg joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner, delivering a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting originals, English folk songs and fiddle tunes. Greg’s award-winning songs have previously been called “genius” (Rolling Stone), “captivating” (Q magazine), and “enough to remind you why you got into music in the first place” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6music), while Gemma’s virtuosic skill has seen her celebrated as a “powerhouse instrumentalist” (fRoots) and “a force to be reckoned with” (Maverick).

The term “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street child who lled strangers through the streets of London at night with a lantern.


Tue 21st

Apr 2020

Liz Simcock

Singer/songwriter Liz Simcock featured on the 1999 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 performer and songwriter. Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main songwriting role models. Her latest (fifth) album with working title "Winter Hill" will be released in 2019.

The acoustic musicianship is outstanding, her lyrical skills offer not only moments of great personal reflection but also a wry, twinkle in the eye sense of humour whilst her voice is stunningly beautiful, enhanced by perfect phrasing and crystal clear diction.” Rock Society Magazine.

What’s On

 

Bracknell Folk at The Sun in Windlesham - 8:30 p.m. Every Tuesday

The list below gives only our guest nights, which always include floor spots for performers in the audience.

Every other Tuesday is a “Come all ye” to play, sing, join in or just  enjoy the music and the company.



Guests by name

Guests by date


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