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TOPIC INFORMAL NEWSLETTER No 22, 30 SEPTEMBER 2003
Time for the October list already so soon! Good and varied it is too.
October 2 Kevin Loughran.
Featured Support is Ian Hill, also a local guitarist and singer who occasionally graces our singarounds.
October 9 Roy Wilcocks and Bridget Guest
October 16 Darren Poyzer
October 23 Singers and Musicians
October 30 Tom and Barbara Brown t
Details of virtually all these performers can be found on our excellent, updated-weekly website. Log on! www.topic-folk-club.org.uk We have direct links to the websites of every artist who has performed since January 2002, and who is booked up to the end of 2004. So that’s an excellent reference resource for anyone wanting an update on currently-active folk artistes. Do use it!
The rest of the 2003 programme
November 6 Singers and Musicians theme of gunpowder treason and plot.
November 13 Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins - a nationally-known duo with a list of instruments as long as the rest of this line: Uilleann pipes, bodhran, cello, violin, whistles, voices …
Featured support: Friendly Visit. Another multi-instrumentallist trio based in Otley.
November 20 The Amazing Mr Smith. Now this will be something completely different. Making a very rare visit to the north, The Amazing provides a cascade of humour, musical puns, outlandish props and banter that takes your breath away. Featured Support: Wench All, female harmony
November 27 Emily Weygang and Ben Harker York-based traditional duo, featured on the cover, no less, of the current Tykes News. Featured support: Kevin Young, unaccompanied singer.
December 4 The AGM.. Come and sing an amendment to the substantive motion.
December 11 Keiran Halpin. We are very grateful for a return visit from this highly popular singer-songwriter, many of whose songs are now well into the public domain.
December 18 The Durbervilles. A five-piece band to add a bit of noisy oooomph to the pre-yuletide festivities and sandwiches. The occasion will as always be violently interrupted by the Featured Support: The Holbeck Mummers with a timeless brand of traditional theatrical buffoonery.
THE NEW YEAR -
This isn’t set in stone yet. Every chance that some of these Singers’ nights may turn into a late booking. But note our experimental move into an offering of Jazz, as well as three mainstream folk artists.
Jan 1 Singers and Musicians
See the website for bookings up till July!
One reason for listing these here is to invite offers to perform as Featured Support. There has been a Featured Support act booked for virtually every guest night for over a year now. Some have gone on to full bookings (though this is not guaranteed!). I’d like to fill the January-February slots above by mid-October if possible, so that details can go into the next issue of Tykes News. Volunteers welcome!
See you all some Thursday at the Melborn at one of the above events! 8.30 start. Be there by then if you want to perform a floor spot, which are still available every night even where there is a Featured Support artist booked. No smoking.
Topic Newsletter Editor
Website: www.topic-folk-club.org.uk, updated every week