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Greetings: and welcome to the continuation of the 50th Anniversary Season.
Tickets for each and every one of the concerts listed below are available in advance on club nights, or by post (initially by email) via firstname.lastname@example.org (or by pressing “reply” to this email). We fully expect tickets for most gigs also to be available at the door as usual, but some gigs may sell out in advance: particularly Julie Felix, Wizz Jones and Allan Taylor. If it looks as if we are getting close to selling out (and Julie Felix tickets are going steadily), this will be indicated on the website. Best buy now to avoid disappointment.
Sept 28 Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen.
October 5 Beck Sian.
October 12 David Moss and Gordon Tyrrall
October 19 Phil Hare
October 26 Eddie Walker
Nov 2 Allan Taylor
Nov 9 Dana and Susan Robinson. Original rural-America duo on tour. Described as “magical” last time here. FS from fellow American Debra Cowan. Tickets £4 / £5.
Nov 16 Julie Felix. What more needs to be said! Tickets £8 / £10. Still available ....
Nov 23 Singers and Musicians. Time for anyone to have a go. Entry free.
Nov 30 Wizz Jones. Legendary blues guitarist who first played the Topic in 1958. Featured Support (tbc) exciting young guitarist Simon Stephenson. Tickets £5 / £6.
Dec 7 Tom Kitching and Paul Sullivan. Innovative fiddle playing (Tom), guitar (Paul) and song (both). Featured Support from local band Pigjig. Tickets £4 / £5.
Dec 14 Kieran Halpin. Superb songs of deceptive simplicity and emotion from this Topic regular. Featured Support from Aidan Jolly and friends. Tickets £5 / £6.
Dec 21 Scarlet Heights: the original duo. Pat Sherry, Nigel Broadbent and friends. Featured Support (we expect) from the Holbeck Mummers. Tickets £4 / £5.
Dec 28 Singers and Musicians. Performers, audience, all welcome. Entry free.
Do come and support the Topic in this, its 50th year. Actually, you won’t be supporting the Topic per se, as all the money we take on the door goes to the artists. You’ll be supporting all those excellent musicians and singers out there who work at (and in most cases, attempt to make a living by) keeping the traditions of music alive and well at a professional standard. Performance opportunities, for established and up-and-coming performers alike, are getting fewer and fewer. It seems that more and more clubs are retreating into the comfort of singarounds and informal pub sessions. We owe it to our leading professionals to come and hear the best there is to offer, live.
See you all some Thursday at the C.ock and Bottle at one or more of the above events. 8.30 start. Be there by then if you want a floor spot, which are available every night even where a Featured Support artist is booked. No smoking in the club room.
Topic Newsletter No 57: late-September 2006