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SHOWCASE

Friday 10th June
At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Sheri Kershaw

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Sheri Kershaw
After a lifetime of touring and playing alongside the biggest names, Sheri has moved into her own ground, writing and performing her own songs, Blues, Americana, ballads, sometimes jazz influenced, always following her creative inner world allowing her natural musical soul a place to fly and to be heard. Aided by her band including King of the Telecaster Martyn Hewitt and bass player David Cammish
http://www.sherikershaw.com/

Steve Warner

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Steve Warner

Writing, composing and performing in acoustic venues across the country. Steve is an accomplished singer and performing his own compositions as well as well chosen covers. ​‘Steve tells great stories through his songs and captures the audience with his engaging delivery’ Gilmore&Roberts

‘A beautiful man with songs you can’t forget, couldn’t help joining in with his songs’ Ward&Parker

Bay Whitaker

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Bay Whitaker

Bay Whitaker has been writing and performing songs in Sheffield’s vibrant folk scene for 20 years. Between 2009 and 2013 she created and ran a grassroots ethnomusicology project “Sheffield Babel Songs” that collected songs and memories from the city’s diverse international population.  Bay’s songs are often comedic, sometimes sad, and increasing grumpy about the state of the world.  She says, “Where I live – in Hillsborough – in many ways feels culturally a thousand miles away from Royston.  But when I attend folk music events in this town, there is that sense of recognition – we really come together as people when we sing and play together.”

Sarah Munro

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Sarah Munro
“What a gorgeous voice! I think she’s absolutely fabulous – real purity and clarity to her voice.”Michael Ball, BBC Radio 2
https://www.sarahmunromusic.com/

Dave Letus

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Dave Letus (King of the Barstool Rodeo)
drinker-songwriter

SHOWCASE

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Pat Crilly and Greg Camburn

Bass & Taylor

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Bass & Taylor
Ray Taylor and Anna Bass we have seen as part of the excellent band Two Coats Colder. But after two years of lockdown together the inevitable happened … they strengthened their bond, wrote and practised together, and the result a wonderful set of songs from Bass & Taylor
https://www.facebook.com/bassandtaylor/

Cut the Mustard

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Cut the Mustard
Acoustic duo Martin Kaszach and Dave Oxley with a passion for blues and ragtime music.
https://www.facebook.com/Cut-the-Mustard

SHOWCASE
Friday 8th July

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Pat Crilly and Greg Camburn

Along with …
Ray Taylor and Anna Bass
Cut the Mustard
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SHOWCASE
Friday 12th August

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Kaszak and Afifi

long with …
Phil Crawford
Shorelines
Colin Frid
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SHOWCASE
Friday 12th August

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

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SHOWCASE
Friday 9th September

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Wickenwood

Along with …
Rhys Wilson
Kelly Burkitt and Hart

Big Buch Band
Thursday’s Band

SHOWCASE
Friday 14th October

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Lizzy Hardingham

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Carol Cullen Smith
Tom Penn
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SHOWCASE
Friday 11th November

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Sky West

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Anna Hester
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SHOWCASE
Friday 11th December

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

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WELCOME TO OUR 2023 EVENTS

SHOWCASE
Friday 13th January

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

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CONCERT Friday 27th January

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£15 cash or card on the door

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Vicki Swan & Johny Dyer

This thoroughly entertaining duo have developed an enviable reputation for their ability to reimagine folk and folk dance music; creating sounds that are simultaneously new and progressive, and yet entirely sympathetic to the tradition. You are very likely to find yourself dancing to a song – and we dare you not to sing the chorus as you go.
Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass. She also plays the various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed
-fiddle).
Composer and competition-winning guitar player; Jonny’s outstanding technical ability, coupled with a wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator. Jonny has been singing and playing choral music, soul, jazz and folk for as long as he can remember.
http://www.swan-dyer.co.uk/


SHOWCASE
Friday 10th February

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
That Blue Patch

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CONCERT Friday 24th February

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£TBC cash or card on the door

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SHOWCASE
Friday 10th March

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

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CONCERT Friday 24th February

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£15 cash or card on the door

Featuring … Chris Wood

Chris in his solo incantation is folk royalty and you are guaranteed a sensational night.
In 2006 the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards, the Best Original Song category was won by Chris Wood (and storyteller Hugh Lupton) for One in a Million, a modern retelling of a widespread traditional tale in which a lost ring is rediscovered in the stomach of a fish. In the same year he was also nominated in three other categories: Best Album for The Lark Descending, Best Traditional Track for Lord Bateman ……and …. Folk Singer of the Year.
In 2009, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards recognised Wood as Folk Singer of the Year, and his album Trespasser was also recognised as Album of the Year.
In 2011, Chris Wood again tasted success at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, where he was recognised again as Folk Singer of the Year as well as winning Song of the Year for his song Hollow Point, from his album ‘The Handmade Life’, a song about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes
http://chriswoodmusic.co.uk/

Support by Mark Gamon

Our very own Mark with a solo set

‘A fine guitarist, singer and songwriter, in styles from folk to blues to jazz… it’s a great collection of stories and a very good listen…’……….UNICORN MAGAZINE

‘The songs really do sparkle with the journeys that are recounted… lives being characterised in sympathetically expressed lyrics…’…….R2 MAGAZINE

‘Genuinely witty in places – running almost contradictory to a blues undertone that reaches through the album… It definitely grows on you…’………FATEA

https://www.markgamon.com/