02/10/20

 

Having successfully started our new

2020/2021 Season last weekend,

we go again on

 

Thursday 22nd October 2020

@ the new start time of 6.30pm with:

 

Zoe Wren

+

Lyre

 

Our e-mail address is now: 

grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com

Or call 01428 607096

 

Grayshott Folk Club went live with our first ever gig on

22nd January 2011. The main aim of Grayshott Folk Club is to bring "quality live music at affordable prices " to Grayshott, which is a village near HINDHEAD in South-West Surrey.

 

We mostly host Folk bands/musicians and our past guests have included;

Altan, Ashley Hutchings/Blair Dunlop, Belshazzar's Feast, Breabach, Coig, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Lau, Merry Hell, O'Hooley & Tidow, Sam Carter/Sam Sweeney, Strawbs,The Bully Wee Band, The Churchfitters, The Young 'Uns and Tide Lines, amongst many others. 

 

We occasionally stray off-piste with a little bit of Americana/Pop/Rock music and

Caravan, Colin Blunstone & Band, Jarrod Dickenson, Joe Topping & Scott Poley, Linda Lewis, Mike d'Abo, Police Dog Hogan, The Christians and The Leisure Society have all played for us since we started out.

 

Basically, we do whatever we can, to keep it live, keep it local and to keep hungry musicians off our streets......

 

Our first choice venue is:

Grayshott Village Hall,

Headley Road,

Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD,

Surrey GU26 6TZ

 

and from time to time, we also use

 

Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD Surrey GU26 6HL

and

St. Alban's Church, Tilford Road,

HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6RB

as venues to host our live music events.

 

If you wish to buy tickets for our gigs, you can buy them in person from either:

Grayshott Post Office, Crossways Road, Grayshott GU26 6HJ

or

Haslemere Bookshop, High Street, HASLEMERE, Surrey GU27

 

Alternatively, you can call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

or e-mail me at: grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com 

for all enquiries relating to Grayshott Folk Club.

 

We also sell our tickets online through ENTS 24 but please be advised there is a 10% surcharge for using this service

 

Ents24 tickets

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Thursday 22nd October 2020 @ 6.30pm

 

At:

Grayshott Social Club,

Hill Road,

Grayshott,

HINDHEAD,

Surrey GU26 6HL

 

Grayshott Folk Club presents:

 

Zoe Wren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT5v9uVapvI&list=RDEM6yEZkKZEhUex5QgJHkUqKw&start_radio=1&ab_channel=%2F%2FMANNA

 

London busker Zoe, came to Grayshott in November 2019, to support Irish trio cua. It was clear then, that Zoe was going places and that her experience of entertaining Joe Public on the streets and in the underground stations of London was standing her in good stead as she is a natural performer.                                   

 

As a singer/guitarist/song writer, Zoe impressed our audience at Grayshott and we were keen to invite her back to play for us again. Lockdown delayed things and now that Zoe is bouncing backwards and forwards between Switzerland and the UK, it has been difficult to find a mutually suitable date but we've finally pinned her down and we look forward to hearing songs from her brand new debut album.               

 

+ Lyre

 

Joe Boon and Bryony Lewis both grew up in Grayshott but didn't meet until they went to the same College together at the age of sixteen. Joe had already been in a Rock band, before deciding he wanted to pursue the idea of becoming a film composer, following in the footsteps of his idol John Williams. To this end, Joe took his Composition degree at The Royal College of Music. He also played in a CBBC house band. However, Joe has always had a deep interest in all kinds of Music and has been heavily influenced by the Folk variations composed by Vaughn Williams.

 

Bryony's musical experiences began at the age of four when she tried playing the Violin. She didn't get on with it but proceeded to pick up (and put down), a whole variety of instruments, taking lessons in them all. Eventually, she settled on the Guitar and Singing and taught herself. 

 

In March this year, Joe and Bryony released their first EP entitled:

"I Wasn't Scared, I Was Just Somebody Else" ,

which has five cracking tracks on it and my particular favourite is the opening track called "Red Afternoon"        T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83yyw0yUzsI&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=Lyre

 

Tickets for this gig are £12 each and are available from

Grayshott Post Office

or directly from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

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Thursday 12th November 2020 @ 6.30pm

HONEY & THE BEAR

 

Lockdown has not deterred this magical duo from Suffolk, as they have continued to put great live music online for their followers and fans. They've even managed a live festival appearance at Beardy Folk Festival in Shropshire, where they went down a storm with a highly appreciative audience last month. 

 

 

But for Covid-19, 2020 would undoubtedly have been their breakthrough year and this couple are determined to make up for lost time so we are delighted to introduce them to our audience at Grayshott.

 

Jon Hart (guitar, bass bouzouki) and Jan Hart (guitar, ukelele, banjo, mandolin and percussion), combine their instrumental skills with a perfect blend of harmonious voices to produce a diverse range of sounds and textures with rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads. Their live performances are spirited and dynamic.

 

We've been intending to host them at Grayshott for some time now and those who come along to this Covid-compliant, physically-distanced gig are going to be in for a real treat. Jon & Jan will be travelling down from Suffolk to play for us but my feeling is that they are going to be in demand all over the place, once we return to "normal" life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8NCBqSPftA&ab_channel=Honey%26TheBear

 

Tickets for this gig are £12 each and are available from:

Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

Grayshott Post Office

or online from Ents 24

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SATURDAY 30th JANUARY 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN BLEK


John is a gentle giant who hails from Cork in the Republic of Ireland. He is a gifted singer/song writer/guitarist who has written some beautiful but powerful songs, many of which reflect his own personal experiences, not all of which have been happy ones....

 

He came and played for us in April 2019 and proved to be very popular with our audience. We've been.iting for the right time to invite him back again, when both of our schedules coincide and we are delighted to welcome him back. 

 

If you didn't see him last time around, make a special effort to, this time. Time is always well spent in John's company and will prove to be both enjoyable and thought-provoking. Check out John's bittersweet song "Lace" here:                         

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6iu9kJ3CWA&ab_channel=JohnBlek

 

+ Antoine & Owena

 

A Guitar/Fiddle/Vocals duo who make sweet music together.

Listen to them here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yz52CQUZls

 

Tickets £14

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 

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POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY 7th MAY 2021

 

Daphne's Flight

A five-piece, all-female band of top, top Folksters who blew the audience away at the 2019 Fairport Cropredy Festival. These ladies represent the best there is on the current Folk scene and this much-anticipated gig at Grayshott is going to be a cracker. Daphne's Flight will bring the authentic Festival vibe to Grayshott Village Hall.

Be prepared to party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO SUPPORT

 

Tickets £18

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

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Our new 2020/2021 Season started as planned on

Saturday 26th September 2020 and we are proud to be bringing live music back into peoples' lives again.

 

More details to follow.

 

Other gigs will be announced, as and when they are confirmed.

Watch this space!