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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At the Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, BD1 2RX
Newsletter No. 127 – December 2012
Hello again everyone,
It's difficult to believe that another festive season is nearly upon us again. For some much-needed relief from the stress of trudging round the shops or poring over online shopping websites, why not come down to the Topic for some real live acoustic music. There are only 2 guest nights this month: make the most of them.
It's up to you whether you're too comfy at home with friends or the TV or both, or needing to get out and do something, but we'll be there for you if you need to come down and sing that new song, play that old tune or just chill out. Even more informal than usual. Perhaps a mince pie, if you haven't had enough by then! Free entry.
Coming in January: Bella Gaffney; Will Kaufman's presentation on Woody Guthrie; Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulborn; Wendy Arrowsmith. Busy month.
More details in the next newsletter or see http://www.topic-folk-club.org.uk
Topical, but non-Topic, News
Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby, who have appeared at the Topic, and will be doing so again in 2013, have written a sensitive song of encouragement for the survivors and families of the Hillsborough tragedy victims.
Called Time Has Proved You Right, the song is available on iTunes and as an Amazon MP3, as well as being downloadable from Spotify.
50% of download royalties will be donated to The Hillsborough Families Support Group. No doubt you will be able to hear the song live when Cathyrn and Brian visit the club in October 2013.
Folk Event at Theatre in the Mill - 8th December 2pm - 10pm; (University of Bradford Campus)
An all-day music event exploring contemporary and unusual approaches to folk music with Bridie Jackson, and The Arbour (Newcastle), Richard Dowson (Newcastle), Stephanie Hladowski (Bradford), The Mary Hampton Cotillion (Brighton and Bradford), Bad Body and the sense of Adventure Tape Orchestra (Milton Keynes).
Cost: £10 (£6 concessions)
Details at www.brad.ac.uk/music
Maestro musician (melodeon and guitar) Tim Edey is making a rare solo appearance in this part of the world on Wednesday 19th December at The Music Room, Cleckheaton, 8 pm (doors open 7.30). Tickets £10 from The Music Room (www.the-music-room.com). This is a Saltaire Live event.
If you would like to become a member of the Topic Folk Club, it costs just £5.00 per year, running from 1st January. Being a member entitles you to the lower ticket prices shown in this newsletter, as well as the chance to become more involved in the workings of the club if you would like to.
If you’re visiting the club for the first time, be sure to come and say hello, and if anyone has any suggestions for the club, for example if you would like us to try to book a particular artist, we’d like to hear them.
The Topic runs on Thursdays at the BRADFORD IRISH CLUB. 8.30pm start. (Singers & Musicians nights start at 8.15pm). Like all the clubs in the area, our aim is to provide good quality live entertainment to suit all tastes of those interested in folk music, and we thank you for your continued support.
Floor singers are always welcome, especially in the first half. Please try to get there by 8.15pm if you’d like a slot – it helps the MC to plan the evening.
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Tony Charnock, Topic Newsletter Editor