Updated 20/11/21

 

Saturday 18th December 2021 @ 7.30pm

 

Grayshott Folk Club's Annual "Christmas Special" with:

Melrose Quartet

 

Since our very first year in 2011, we've always put on a special Christmas show full of surprises , with the emphasis on fun and something joyous. Unfortunately, we had to postpone our 2020 show at the last minute so this year, we have an even more special "Christmas Special" which features top Folk musicians,

 

Melrose Quartet.

https://melrosequartet.co.uk/

 

Nancy Kerr-Guitar/Vocals

(BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2015).

 

James Fagan-Irish Bouzouki/Vocals

(BBC Radio 2 Best Duo Award with Nancy Kerr, 2003 & 2011)

 

Richard Arrowsmith-Melodeon/Vocals

 

Jess Arrowsmith-Fiddle/Vocals

 

They have joined forces to form a truly talented and uplifting quartet. This will be their Festive show, which will be chock full of Winter/Christmas songs for us all. The band describe it thus:

 

"This will be a fun evening of music and song, dressing up, games with prizes, lots of choruses in join in with, and an award for the most MEMORABLE Christmas jumper........"

 

Now there's a challenge for you!

 

The show will be based upon "The Rudoplh Variations", which is their full-length album that features a range of joyous seasonal songs, from traditional carols to contemporary wassails.

 

Come and join us for some good old-fashioned entertainment with top-class musicians and kick-start your own Christmas celebrations.

 

We expect a lot of interest in this show and would advise you to book early..........

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zPbSEhYheys

 

At Grayshott Village Hall,

Headley Road,

Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD,

Surrey GU26 6TZ

 

Tickets £18

Call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

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Clearly, events after March 2020 were beyond our control and whilst we had to postpone a dozen gigs or more last year, we are proud to say that we did still witness some memorable musical performances between lock downs, those being:

 

Katherine Priddy/Jon Wilks

September 26th 2020

 

Zoe Wren + Hannah Dorman

October 22nd 2020

 

Police Dog Hogan

Friday 25th June 2021

 

And once restrictions were lifted, we thoroughly enjoyed a cracking gig by: 

Merry Hell

Friday 6th August 2021

 

and 

Serious Child with Andy Ruddy

+ Kirsty McGee

Sunday 5th September 2021

 

We thank all of these performers for putting on excellent shows despite the obvious challenges that Covid-19 presented.

In addition, we would like to thank all of those willing audience members whose determination and support made our efforts so worthwhile.

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Postponed gigs in 2020, included:

 

Siobhan Miller, Bob Fox, Oysters 3, Daphne's Flight, John Blek,

Tannahill Weavers, Fara, Tim Edey, Jonny Coppin,

Honey & The Bear and Becky Mills.

 

We fully intend to reschedule their gigs just as soon as we can.

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Sadly, owing to continuing Covid-19 restrictions in 2021, we have so far had to postpone planned gigs with:

 

The Bully Wee Band, The Leisure Society, John Blek, The Way Down Wanderers (due to be on tour from the USA), McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle and Daphne's Flight.

 

We also intend to re-arrange gigs with these performers,

IF and WHEN possible. Please keep checking back here as new information will appear here just as soon as we confirm things.

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Please note: our e-mail address is now:

grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com

Or you can call us on 01428 607096

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A little bit of Grayshott Folk Club history:

 

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/Becky Mills, Belshazzar's Feast, Breabach, Coig, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Jon Wilks, Katherine Priddy, 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 live Americana/Pop/Rock/Prog 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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Our future gigs will be announced, as and when they are confirmed and once we have found a way to ensure we can put on gigs that are Covid-19 safe.

 

Watch this space and do please keep coming back to us for updates!