01/05/21

 

Wishing you all a joyous Mayday!

 

IF, as per HMG's "road map" out of the pandemic, all Covid restrictions are lifted on 21st June 2021, we sincerely hope that we will be able to go ahead with our planned gig on

 

Friday 25th June 2021 @ 7.30pm

 

when our special guests at

 

Grayshott Village Hall,

Headley Road,

Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD,

Surrey GU26 6TZ

 

will be:

 

POLICE DOG HOGAN

We know from their last visit to us in October 2018, that Police Dog Hogan put on a high energy and thoroughly entertaining show. Back then, an enthusiastic and appreciative full house clapped and cheered their approval of the band's performance and everyone had a good time.

 

So much so, that PDH have asked if they could come back and do a warm up show at Grayshott, before they appear at Black  Deer Festival in Kent, on Sunday 27th June 2021, alongside the likes of Van Morrison and Robert Plant.

 

We of course, jumped at the chance of having them back and just so long as all of the current covid restrictions have been lifted by that time, we will be delighted to re-start our live shows with one of our favourite bands from the past ten years since we started up in 2011.

 

After so many disappointments and postponements, it has been our love of live shows that has kept us going, these past 15 months or so.......

 

Here's just one good reason why you should join us at

Grayshott Village Hall on Friday 25th June 2021........

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D__jloAGkAQ&list=RDD__jloAGkAQ&start_radio=1 

 

but there are so many more.

 

Tickets £15.

 

For further information and all ticket enquiries,

please 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 performances, between lock downs those being:

 

Katherine Priddy/Jon Wilks

September 26th 2020

 

Zoe Wren + Hannah Dorman

October 22nd 2020

 

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 people whose determination and support made the effort worthwhile.

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Performers whose gigs we had to postpone 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 the way ahead becomes clear.

 

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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, Merry Hell, 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.

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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!