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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD NEWSLETTER No 69 - NOVEMBER 2007
Greetings: with details of some great concerts coming up
Nov 1 CLIVE GREGSON
Nov 8 JULIE FELIX
Julie’s concert is part of the Raise Your Banners Festival of Campaigning Song, in Bradford for the week 5 -11 November. Some great gigs, scores of quality artists and a whole massed harmony of choirs. See www.raiseyourbanners.org/ <http://www.raiseyourbanners.org/> for a full programme and more information. Lend this important national festival your support – by attending!
Nov 15 SARA GREY and KEIRON MEANS
Nov 22 ALLAN TAYLOR
Nov 29 A Double Header Evening packed with very high-quality local musicians: Lime Scurvy features Ian Hill, Jim Lawton and Malcolm Devereux with their mixture of (mostly traditional) fare; plus Tony Taffinder and Mark Mawby, who have more credits than you can shake a stick at (the Toms, Dark Horse), and will probably also be mostly traditional. But I’m guessing. Come see for yourselves, and enjoy! £4 / £5 MC Ian Gobbi
Coming later in the year (and into early 2008):
Dec 6 Phil Hare: veteran singer-songwriter, with guitar masterclass. FS Dave Allen/Barry Smith
Dec 13 Christmas singaround musiciathon seasonal social party event (with FS mince pies)
Dec 20 Scarlet Heights: the original duo plus Stuart: FS the Holbeck Moor Mummers
Dec 27 Singers and Musicians – for anyone who wants to perform to/with whoever else comes
Jan 3 2008 Singers and Musicians – come and shake off those over-indulgency blues
Jan 10 Kimber’s Men: Superb four-part harmony and songs of the sea. FS VoiceMale (tbc)
Jan 17 Double Header: Dark Horse and Chris Milner
Jan 24 David Moss with Masha Kaestner: FS OTRA; Tony and Rahel
Jan 31 Elbow Jane Band: all the way from Merseyside
It goes on: but more of that in later editions of the Newsletter
AGM Most recipients of this Newsletter are not Topic members: but most members are recipients of the Newsletter: so members! Please use this as a reminder that the Topic AGM will be held on Monday 19 November at 8.00pm in the Club Room. Relevant documents should be circulated (to members only) by email in due course, or even earlier.
Raise Your Banners I mentioned it before, but here it is again. Let’s all make sure that this National Festival has a visit to Bradford that is truly memorable and worthy of our city’s history in the forefront of social change (the founding of the Independent Labour Party, William Forster’s 1870 Education Act, the Manningham Mill Strike, and the world’s first academic centre for Peace Studies – to name but a few).
Topic 50th Anniversary T-Shirts. We still have some, if you’d like one. XL or M. £4 each. (Well, we still have some, whether you want one or not)
Message from Ray Black of Harrogate: try this! www.yorkshirefolksong.net <http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net>
Need (or, more to the point, want) Guitar Lessons? Try this! www.jonharvison.com <http://www.jonharvison.com/>
Keep coming to support the oldest Folk Club in the World; and help to keep music live! It is only by, with, from and because of your support that we keep going.
See you all some Thursday at the C.ock and Bottle at one, all or more of the above Topic events. 8.30 start. Floor spots are available every night, even where a Featured Support artist is booked; though it helps if you arrive by 8.30. No need to say no smoking any more!
Topic Newsletter No 69: November 2007