18/03/20

PLEASE NOTE:

 

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, ALL OF OUR GIGS BETWEEN

SATURDAY 21st MARCH 2020 AND

TUESDAY 26th MAY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THEM FOR LATER IN THE YEAR> 

 

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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Next Up:

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Saturday 21st March 2020 @ 7.30pm

The Siobhan Miller Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siobhan's "May Morning Dew" from her upcoming new album "All Is Not Forgiven", was played on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show on Wednesday 4th March 2020. Listen to it here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000fw9m

Guest musicians include Kris Drever and Megan Henwood.

 

 

Siobhan won the BBC Radio Young Folk Award along with her then musical partner Jeana Leslie in 2008. She was also a member of Salt House. She is the only singer to have won the Scots Singer of the Year Award THREE times (2017, 2013 and 2011) and in 2018, she won another

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track ("Banks Of Newfoundland").

 

In recent times, Siobhan has struck out with her own band and developed her own, unique style and her interpretations of classic and contemporary Folk songs have impressed both her peers and audiences all over the World.

 

Scotland on Sunday described her as:

"the finest young interpreter of Scots Traditional Song"

 

She has made many television appearances, played many festivals (Wickham 2019) and will come to Grayshott fresh from a tour of the U.S.

 

Her band is made up of some highly-talented and widely-regarded musicians:

Euan Burton-Double Bass

Innes White-Guitar

John Lowrie-Keys

Louis Abbot-Drums

 

Listen to Siobhan here, then resolve to get your tickets now.....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=115&v=v-0Or1f5uKQ&feature=emb_logo

 

https://www.siobhanmiller.com/

 

Bryony Lewis

Bryony originally comes from Grayshott but now lives up in London. She started learning to play a variety of musical instruments from the age of four and eventually decided she preferred the guitar. She plays guitar and sings and has written many of the songs she performs. Alongsige Joe Boon, she has played for us a couple of times in the past in the duo People but tonight she steps into the spotlight on her own as a solo performer.

 

Tickets £16

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

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Monday 30th March 2020 @ 7.30pm

Bob Fox

The "Songman" from the National Theatre's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse", Bob is a living legend in Folk circles but has reached a much wider audience through his theatre work. He has clocked up 50 years in Folk Clubs around the World, from his native North-East, to North America and Australasia. His singing and guitar playing draw admiration from both his audiences and his peers.

 

John Tams described him thus:

"He's the last of a great line of North-Eastern singers; most probably the last great traditional folksinger we have today",

 

whilst Colin Randall of The Daily Telegraph says Bob is:

"The most complete male Folk artist on the British Folk Scene"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ Jon Wilks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_st-3UlN8s

 

Last time Jon came to us in October 2019, we were slightly worried for him as he couldn't find "Brummagen", which is his home town. But we need worry no more, as he is starting to get the attention and admiration he deserves. His song "I Can't Find Brummagem" was recently given some airplay on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show (16/02/20).

 

Jon is beginning to find success and rightly so because he is a gifted guitarist and a fine singer who collects and performs songs from his native Black Country. We love what he does and he's a great guy so we hope you will enjoy this wonderful coupling of two proper Folk singers/guitarists.

 

Tickets £14

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 

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Saturday 18th April 2020 @ 7.30pm

Oysters 3

Three of the original Oysterband members (John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer), have been allowed out to play on their own.

These three were the creative heart of Folk-Rock pioneers Oysterband and they invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories.

Expect an insight into their history; sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs that punctuate their long, award-winning careers.

They don't get out so much these days so don't miss this rare opportunity to meet them, up close and personal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ The Courtiers

Are a four-piece Folk band from the Portsmouth area. Last time they visited Grayshott, was when they supported Belshazzar's Feast at our "Christmas Special" in December 2018. They made a big impact on our audience and we are looking forward to another of their live performances at Grayshott Folk Club.

 

Check them out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV7mOTbLCDk

 

Tickets £18

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

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Saturday 9th May 2020 @ 7.30pm

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 waiting 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.

 

+ 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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Tuesday 26th May 2020 @ 7.30pm

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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More to follow.......

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

Watch this space!