Tue 27th

Feb 2024

North Sea Gas

North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson and Ronnie MacDonald.

Over thirty-nine years and stronger than ever! “North Sea Gas” is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world!


Tue 19th

Mar 2024

Skinner and T’witch

Just for a change, have a bit of a laugh. Skinner & Twitch are a duo who produce original songs which, let’s face it, are not really folk, but once you edge away from the traditional, the boundaries get fuzzier and anyway, many of the traditional songs were intended to raise a laugh (The Derby Ram, Such a Beauty I did Grow, Three Dunken Huntsmen, The Oxford Ramble, etc., etc.).


“It was a joy to have Skinner & T'witch perform for us. We had some good chuckles, brief interludes of pathos, and perhaps even occasional bathos, some bits to join in with, and we all left with a glow. What more could you ask? I'm already looking forward to their next visit”. Steve Primarolo, Bracknell Folk Club


“Skinner & T'witch went down a storm, with their mixture of entertaining, funny and insightful songs. The audience joined in enthusiastically with the choruses, and their after show feedback was positive and enthusiastic. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining evening, which we will hope to repeat in the future”. The Forest of Dean Folk Club


Tue 23rd

Apr 2024

Chris Cleverley Trio

The Chris Cleverly Trio comprises Chris Cleverley, Kim Lowings and Kathy Pilkinton, all three of whom are part of the folk supergroup, The Company of Players.

Combining original material with folk songs arranged with the unique spin of all three members, the trio has become a favourite of the UKs Folk Clubs and Traditional Music Festivals. With a specialism in intricate three-part vocal harmonies the trio has focused on the traditional folk music of America and The British Isles.


Chris Cleverley has built a sturdy following in his 7 years touring the new British Folk Scene. Outstanding musicianship and warm delivery combine to underpin the infectious draw of his unique songwriting prowess.

“One of the most vital voices of today’s folk generation.” Folk Radio UK


Kim Lowings has built up a national reputation with its roots at the heart of the country. She is perhaps best known for her work with The Greenwood, who last played at the club in 2016.

“A masterclass of brilliance” Folk Radio UK


Kathy Pilkinton is best known for being one of the trio, Said the Maiden, who last performed at the club in 2020.

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


Put the three together and listen to the magic!


Tue 21st

May 2024

Steve Ashley

Steve Ashley has been playing in folk clubs since 1961. Since his debut album in 1974, Steve has performed on over 40 albums including 10 of new songs, the latest of which, Another Day was released in 2017. He’s recorded with Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Shirley Collins, Spyrogyra and numerous others. People covering his songs include Fairport Convention, Martin & Jessica Simpson and Phil Beer. That’s a folk pedigree!


“Steve Ashley will no doubt once again find his status as a truly quintissential British singer- songwriter heartedly endorsed with this latest collection of original songs … a potent combination of lyrical poetry, delicious wit and darkly puckish humour... The watchwords of grit, determination and integrity will stay with Steve until the end.” David Kidman, Folk Radio

"The songs are earnest, direct and pull no punches."  Oz Hardwick, R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) *****

Tue 18th

Jun 2024

Bass and Taylor

When folk group, Two Coats Colder reached the end of its 8-year life in 2020, their songwriters, Anna Bass and Ray Taylor decided to set out as a duo. Covid stepped in, but now they're well underway and many of you will have enjoyed their performance at Boar's Bridge Festival. The songs we grew to love with the group are now being added to by this impressive duo to provide a cornucopia of creativity. You can't help enjoying their performances.


"What a great choice of material including (Anna’s) haunting self-penned work, lovely harmonies, and a really strong sense of knowledge of and empathy with the tradition. It's definitely onwards and upwards for Bass and Taylor as a duo.” - Marion Treby (Cambridge Folk Club 2021)

Tue 10th

Sep 2024

John Ward Trio

The John Ward Trio brings together John, Lynne and Les whose powerful 3-part harmonies blend to give a richer life to John’s original songs and to his traditional repertoire. Accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran, and with the familiar, relaxed banter, stories and humour, the Trio delights folk club and festival audiences around the country. John is an East Anglian boy and, when the occasion demands, the Trio love to specialise in John’s East Coast heritage songs and traditional music of the land and the sea. “The best trad folk music set I have ever seen. Literally.” Attila the Stockbroker.

Tue 8th

Oct 2024

Bird in the Belly

Bird in the Belly are a Brighton-based Folk group consisting of folk-duo Hickory Signals (Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti), alt-folk singer-songwriter Ben Webb (Jinnwoo, Green Ribbons), and multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor. Together they have collected little known and forgotten lyrics, poems and stories from around the UK, and set them to their own “hypnotically original compositions” (fRoots). Their sound is raw and bare-boned with “distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising” (R2 Magazine) – and harks back to the 1960’s Folk Revival sound.

 

"A musically diverse, fresh and compelling set of songs [...] a fascinating debut from a distinctive new group" - Songlines Magazine (June 2018)


"Strong folk a-cappella singing - distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising - haunting fiddle playing - timeless acoustic guitar picking - and classic rocking rhythms"  - Colin Bailey, R2 Magazine


They took the club by storm last time they came and we’re not averse to some more of that!


Tue 12th

Nov 2024

Hunter Muskett

Chris George, Terry Hiscock and Doug Morter formed Hunter Muskett in 1968 whilst still at college. The band was lucky in having access to the clubs and colleges of London, including The Marquee and The Troubadour. Signed by Decca inby 1970 and their first album was released that year. Their fourth album, ""Unafraid and Sober"" was released in 2017. In September 2021 Chris George, one of the original Three Musketteers decided to call it a day having helped form the band 53 years earlier.

What’s On

 

Bracknell Folk at The Foresters Arms in Bagshot - 8:00 p.m. (ish) until 10:30 (ish) Every Tuesday

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





Guests by name

Guests by date


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