Gig Guide 2021

 

Hi all,

 

Well, for a wonder, I will be ‘setting foot’, along with my much better half, Julie, out of the door this November for a few gigs. Even if any of you have the most vivid imagination, I fear you will find it impossible to call the following schedule a ‘tour’ and as for the geographical aspect and the bloke (that would be me then!) that ‘organised’ it, I make no further comment. The places and dates speak loudly and clearly enough for themselves. Having said that, I find it equally impossible not to feel more than just a frisson of excitement at the thought of rolling north on the M5 etc., for the  first gig…

 

Friday

12th November

The Woodman Folk Club 

Doors: 8.00pm 

Venue: Ashwood Marina,

1 Ashwood Lower Ln,

Ashwood,

Kingswinford

DY6 0AQ

www.woodmanfolk.co.uk

You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome from Derry and Debbie along with everyone else who comes to this great club. This super couple have worked their socks off to keep the club going just because they know how much it means to give people the opportunity to listen to music and and create friendships within that.

 

Over the weekend we will continue travelling north until we cross the border into Scotland (hopefully) arriving on:

 

Monday 

15th November

“The internationally Famous” Glenfarg Folk Club.

Doors: 7.30 pm

The Thistle Hotel
25 New Road
Milnathort
KY13 9XT

www.glenfargfolkclub.com 

I played this club for the first time in the late 80’s and now it feels just like going home. I look forward to meeting old friends again and maybe some new ones too!

 

 

The first stop on our homeward journey is on:

 

Wednesday

17th November

Cramlington Folk Club

Doors 7.30pm

Benedictine Social Centre

Glenluce Drive

Southfield Green

Cramlington

NE23 6YA

www.cramfolk.wixsite.com/cramfolk

Cramlington Folk Club is as close to a family get together as you’ll find at any club in the UK. The Geordies have a brilliant sense of humour and they never miss the chance to wind you up if they see an opportunity! My experience of this club is that its almost an institution (the good kind I mean!) There is a warm welcome for all who come through the door. From the first time I played the club, before the turn of the century until now, I have always found myself among friends. Being able to play for them again this year, is quite simply a privilege.

 

We are going to treat the journey home as a brief holiday dropping in on a few mates and eventually finding our way back to Cornwall but first we're  Then the following weekend making a return visit on:

 

Sunday 

21st November

Folk on the Moor

The Exchange 

1- 3 Fore Street 

Ivybridge 

Devon 

PL21 9AB

www.moorfolk.co.uk

This club always has such a great atmosphere. The resident singers bring a sustained high quality to the evening which is incredibly uplifting. I played my first gig for these guys when I was living in Bristol in the early 80’s. I keep a record of set lists but not the when and where, so I’ve no idea how often they have made me welcome. Looking forward to it? Just a bit!!!!

 

The final gig of this ‘collection’ of dates is more than a little special. I am delighted to announce the following concert, which I will be proudly sharing with the amazing and very talented 

Zoe Wren www.zoewren.com on:

 

Friday 

26th November

Doors 8.45 pm

The Stables (Stage Two), 

Stockwell Lane, 

Wavendon, 

Milton Keynes, 

MK17 8LU

www.stables.org

 

This show, the last of these November dates, is the brainchild of Folkstock Records who were kind enough to release my:

Alchemy — 50 years in Song CD. I am so grateful to them for their artist liaison and outstanding attention to detail.

My sincere thanks also to The Stables for their acceptance and willingness to re-schedule this date when the pandemic prevented it from initially going ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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