TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
Newsletter 44, Sept 2005
OK that's it, summer's over; back to the serious business. Here's a quick reminder of our September programme, which starts this week. Normal Newsletter service will be resumed in a week or two.
Sept 1 Jeff Warner.
19thC traditional music (mostly) from East Coast USA. Jeff is an academic as well as a performer, so there will be plenty of opportunity to hear of the origins of the songs and tunes he performs, as well as the music itself: rich in history and a sense of place.
Sept 8 Kirsty McGee and Mat Martin.
Original high-quality songs, wonderful voice, intimate style, charming stage presence, and a style reminiscent of Nick Drake. That's award-winning Kirsty. Accompanied by the virtuoso Mat on a variety of stringed instruments.
Sept 15 Magna Carta.
Original (1969) multi-member band now just founder Chris and wife Linda Simpson, with their own music that defies categorisation. If ever there was a Yorkshire band, it was Magna Carta. This could be a big evening; get there early. We have audience threatening to come from Holland specially! Plus Featured Support from Anne Curran.
Sept 22 cloudstreet.
Brilliant Australian duo: strong harmonies, side-splitting stories with original songs and ballads, and a flute amongst their many instruments. Plus Featured Support from Tom Napper and Tom Bliss, who promise to come along and join cloudstreet for a couple, as well as do a few of their own. If that is guarantee of a quality evening, I don't know what is.
Sept 29 Singers and Musicians.
Theme: Plants, vegetation, growing John Barleycorn
Plus, into October.
Oct 6 Dave Gibb. Distinctive guitar and original songs rooted in Scottish history.
Oct 13 Brian Peters. An excellent exponent of traditional British music and song.
Oct 20 The Bisserov Sisters. Three highly professional singers and musicians from Bulgaria, providing the best of Slav music on authentic instruments.
Oct 27 Winter Wilson. A fine duo from Lincolnshire with mostly self-written songs.
See you all some Thursday at the Melborn (a real ale pub) at one of the above events. 8.30 start. Be there by then if you want to perform a floor spot, which are available every night. No smoking in the club room.
Topic Newsletter Editor
Topic Newsletter No 44 September 2005