Royston Folk Club (nominated as innovative) is about to do something very new and exciting!
On Sun 25th and Mon 26th August 2019
we will be staging our first ever…
This is our summer party, open to Roystoneers and friends, in the gently sloping field adjacent to
Chris and Lesley’s home ‘The Bungalow’
With a stage, licensed bar featuring local ales, caterer, fire pit, kid’s craft areas
Parking and camping facilities and marquees to get out of the sun.
The music will run from 12.00 to 23.00 (Sun 25th)
and 12.00 to 19.00 (Mon 26th).
Featuring 17 artists and groups who will each play for 45 mins
Profits from tickets (after expenses) along with raffles and sales will be donated to
a registered Charity 1061508
Company Limited by Guarantee (England & Wales) 3324923
Community House, 311 Fore St. N9 0PZ
Chris and Lesley’s home ‘The Bungalow’ (next to Greenlow Kennels) Melbourn.
Dates and Times
On Sun 25th 12:00 til 21:00 and Mon 26th August 12:00 til 7:00 2019
Tickets in advance
£20 Sunday £15 Monday £30 both days
Please make payment via PayPal
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We will send an E-Ticket to your email address
If you don’t use PayPal please ring 07778157290 to receive bank transfer details
Tickets at the gate
£25 Sunday £20 Monday £35 both days
Tickets at the gate, food and drink … CASH ONLY on the day
There is free parking on the “old A10” outside Greenlow Kennels and the grass verges on Royston Road and London Way
We will have ** stewards ** to help organise parking (more info soon).
A limited number of tent pitches are available
(first come first served- book direct with Chris).
We will provide, water, device charging, DIY washing area.
We also plan to have a ** breakfast van ** on site 8:00 till 11:00.
So all you need is your tents, sleeping bags and supplies.
Please NO BBQs
Dogs and Children
Are all VERY welcome if kept safe on leads … LOL
Full facilities will be available including a crafts area for children of all ages.
Catering and comforts
You are very welcome to bring picnics, blankets, folding chairs.
We are providing a 10mtr x 10mtr sun and shower shelter
We are lucky to have The Cambridge Samosa Company
on site both days
They offer samosas, currys, chapatis, chips, including veggie, vegan and glutan free options to suit all including the hearty carnivores.
As well as teas coffees..
PLEASE DON’T BRING DRINK.
We need your help at the event to pay artist and expenses by…buying our CHILLED drinks ……
We have two Ales a great Lager and soft drinks, (Coke, Sprite, Peligrano, J2O, snacks). We will have a choice at our ** licensed bar ** of two great Ales 3.8 to 4.5 and a good lager (from the Plough at Shepreth). Drink prices will be from £1 to £3.50. Bring your own tankards and wine glasses (we have pint mugs at £1)
Tap water will also available FREE so bring your own reusable water bottles.
We will provide toilets, waste skip.
Insurance permitting … We will provide a fire pit with straw bales and a ** fire steward ** to keep you safe and toasty which will be a focus for late night jamming.
Our thanks to …
Sound and stage crew … Chris Walls, Matthew Williams, Martyn Hewitt, Martin Kaszak, Brian Harvey, Mark GamonMike Wells for photographsGreenstage.org.uk, The Plough Shepreth, The Cambridge Samosa Company, Sharon’s Breakfast VanThe Bracey Family (Bar team) Becky, Liz, Jan, Dave and our team of volunteer RoystoneersAND of course Cee Dub & Lelly ….. aka Chris and Lesley Walls ‘The Bungalow’
Music Schedule ….
12.00 Findlay and Crowley
aka Paddy & Lloyd Young Musician of the Year Competition 2018
playing an entertaining mix of covers from Chas and Dave to Pink Floyd and originals
13.00 Jeremy Harmer and Josh Lynch
Jeremy’s original songs wonderfully enhanced by the Cello improvisations of Josh
14.00 John Meed TBC
One of the clubs (and Cambridge’s) favorites. John has a wealth of originals that we all like to sing along to
15.00 Cambridge and Walker
Perfect guitar and voice duo. Cambridge and Walker sing and play their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk songs and tunes. We take particular delight in creating our own harmonies.
16.00 Thursday’s Band
Our local heroes with all our favorites. Thursday’s band perform original songs steeped in the American and English folk tradition, with a bit of blues and cajun spice. Their songs are sometimes poignant and personal, and at times tell tales. Based in and around Cambridge they include Mark Gamon (songs, voice, guitar, mandolin) Nick Blishen (guitar), Matt Kelly (fiddle, mandolin, and voice), and Lucinda Fudge (viola, fiddle, and voice).
17.00 Kaszak and Afifi
We play all acoustic music with warm voices and close harmonies. Our instruments are guitars, violas, fiddles, cello…
18.00 St Neots
Bob Hines rallies a medley of performers from St Neots Folk Club
19.00 Chris Fox
Inspired by roots, blues and folk music Chris Fox writes contemporary songs about the human experience. Following his debut Album ‘PARALLEL CROSSING’ May 2016, Chris released his second album ‘LOOSE ENDS’ July 2017. Both albums are available to purchase and download from this website.
“This guy is relentless, he just keeps writing great songs” Sue Marchant BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
20.00 Ben Smith TBC
Local star …. Whose music is influenced by the greats of the blues, funk, folk and beyond, and after years of playing many gigs in many styles, with many different bands and people, I was inspired by a three month stay in New Orleans to go out on my own, or at least under my own name, and pursue my own style and sound.
21.00 The Sheri Kershaw Band
Sheri Kershaw is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and vocal therapist. Her recent work showcases her fantastic song writing and vocal skills and a typical set includes soulful ballads written straight from the heart, laced with numbers with almost a West Coast American feel, right through to more hard edged blues numbers, all delivered with the accompaniment by the “King of the Telecaster” Martyn Hewitt
22.00 Hunter Muskett
Chris George, Terry Hiscock and Doug Morter formed Hunter Muskett in 1969 whilst still at college. The band was lucky in having access to the clubs and colleges of London, including The Marquee and The Troubadour where they were finally spotted.
Within a year they were signed by Decca producer Kim Margolis and booked into the company’s West Hampstead studios alongside bassist Danny Thompson. Arranger Richard Hewson was commissioned to write orchestral parts for a number of the songs.
The album ‘Every Time You Move’ Decca Nova SDN20 (vinyl only) was released in October 1970. The trio, complemented by bass and strings, played acoustic guitars on all 12 tracks, 11 of which were band originals.
Teleport light years to now and the band is still together and just better than ever. With new songs entering the set it was time to record again, this time at Spencer Cozens’ Steinway Studio in Fulbeck, Lincs. Started in autumn 2015 the fourth Muskett album was completed a year later for release in early 2017.
Unafraid and Sober (SPC 2017)
Live Review … ‘…an evening of spell-binding brilliance’
David Pratt FATEA/Live (November 2018)
12.00 Ward and Parker
From ‘The Willows’ Cliff and John blew us away with a jazzfolkrock fusion that is just sublime and VERY exciting …
“The Ward & Parker set was so polished and dynamic that it all seemed to be done and dusted in a flash. It was undoubtedly over too soon for the enthusiastic audience, who demanded an encore and duly received one. Ward & Parker are a duo that will always have you craving more.” Retune – The Half Moon Bishop Stortford 2019
13.00 Tony Philips
Tony is an inspiration – Songwriting and playing at and/or running sessions, gigs, festivals, clubs and special projects –
“For many years my musical home was the Bluebell Inn in Hempstead, in the rural north of Essex, without doubt one of the finest pubs in the world untill Rod and Marian finally retired in 2015 – since April 2009 however my new haunt has been the incomparable Plough and Fleece in our adopted village of Horningsea in Cambridge, now a community pub owned and run by the punters. Weekly acoustic session every Thursday from around 8.30 – everyone welcome!”
14.00 Lizzy Hardingham
1st Runner up – Young Musician of the Year Competition 2018
Lizzy is a young folky, acoustic singer songwriter who both writes her own intimate material and arranges tradition folk material. We LOVE her and we think she is going to be very well known in the very near future
15.00 Trevor Barham
Trevor ‘Bloke in a Hat’ up from Londinium
“I am a singer songwriter AKA Bloke ina Hat” Trev
just listen LOL
16.00 Kelly and Woolley
Matt Kelly & Gary Woolley, Fiddle/Mandolin/Viola and Guitar; vocal harmonies, Cajun, Appalachian, Country, Bluegrass, Folk
17.00 Black Scarr
Again up from Londinium Emma’s song will make you laugh cry and although rooted in folk are generated by todays madness …. firm favourites
18.00 The King Driscolls
From the very earth come this wonderful team of wood folk who’s music gets better and better … I defy you to keep your feet still …
“We are a three piece folk outfit who play a mix of traditional and original songs. All three of us are land workers, Essex countryside born and raised, which has heavily influenced our music. Our songs range from rousing ballads to bawdy foot stompers and most of what lies in-between”
You can bet on a set featuring best known and songs from their new album –
The Lapwing and The Hare
PLUS 6 x Pop-Up spots …. Non stop music