DARTFORD FOLK CLUB UPDATE

DARTFORD FOLK CLUB UPDATE

BBC Radio 2 Folk Club of the Year 2008 – check out the following link:

http://www.dartfordfolk.org.uk/dfc_award08.htm

Dartford Folk Club meets on Tuesday from 8.30 to 11.00 p.m. at
Dartford Working Men’s Club in Essex Road, Dartford.

*  Floor Singers Welcome – ring Pam or Alan on 01322 222553.

*  Drinks at club prices, including up to 15 real ales!  Coffee & tea
also available.

FORTHCOMING GUESTS:

MAY 4TH – MEGSON
http://www.megsonmusic.co.uk/)

Stu & Debbie Hanna hail from Middlesborough.  Classically-trained
singer Debbie is a multi-instrumentalist.  Stu has played punk rock
and works as a music producer.  Together, they perform traditional
folk songs and their own compositions.  They have twice been nominated
as best duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.  Expect captivating songs,
beautiful harmonies and impeccable musicianship.

MAY 11TH – STEVE ASHLEY
(http://www.steveashley.co.uk/)

Steve Ashley began singing folk songs in 1961 and was a founder of
Maidstone Folk Club in 1964.  He then came to wider attention as both
a performer and songwriter and was lead singer in the original Albion
Country Band.  He has since worked in various line-ups, as well as
solo, and is renowned for his songs, which have been recorded by many
leading artistes, including the likes of Phil Beer and Fairport.

MAY 18TH – VIN GARBUTT
(http://www.vingarbutt.com/)

Vin Garbutt discovered folk music while still at school and, at the
age of 21, threw caution to the winds and became a professional
musician.  Early on, Vin established himself as a singer and
songwriter of fine socially conscious, and environmentally aware
songs.  Now, he is one of the most sought after performers on the folk
scene and is renowned for his intertwining of anecdotes.  He is a real
must see!

MAY 25TH – DEBBY MCCLATCHY (USA)
(http://www.debbymcclatchy.com/)

Debby McClatchy is a regular visitor from her home in the Appalachian
Mountains and is a firm favourite at Dartford.  She is an expert
entertainer, performing mainly her own, powerful songs in a
traditional style, and is one of the finest frailed-banjo players
around.  Debby combines goodtime, old-time banjo and glorious singing,
with occasional outbreaks of mountain fiddling and freestyle
Appalachian stepping.

COMING UP IN JUNE

June 1st – Isambarde (http://isambarde.co.uk/)

June 8th – Dave Burland (http://www.daveburland.com/index.htm)

June 15th – Jerry Donahue (USA) & Doug Morter
(http://rockartistmanagement.com/page/donahue_and_morter)

June 22nd – Kerr Fagan Harbron (http://www.kerrfaganharbron.co.uk/)

June 29th – My Sweet Patootie (Canada) (http://www.mysweetpatootie.com/)

For more information on the club (including directions on how to get
there), listings of guest performers past, present and future and a
tribute to Paul Homer, our late editor, please visit our website at
http://www.DartfordFolk.org.uk/.

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