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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At the Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, BD1 2RX
Newsletter No 133 - June 2013
Hello again everyone,
Nearly halfway through 2013 already, and summer barely arrived. But whether the sun’s streaming down or the rain’s pouring down, have a look at the talent that will be pouring into the Topic over the next month. Google, then goggle at, the artists who are coming to entertain us:
Gary has recorded and toured the world as a member of Beautiful South: he is a most creative percussionist with over 400 instruments to his name. As a duo Hut People were winners of the best instrumental album in the Fatea 2012 Awards. Together with their first-class musicianship, humorous patter and Gary’s informative introduction to his various exotic percussion instruments, this, like their last visit to the club, will be a night to remember. £6/£5
Andy re-launched himself back onto the Folk scene in 2004 and has steadily built a reputation and following across the North with his voice, guitar and ready wit. He has performed on BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio York as well as local radio and has won the Ingleton Folk Festival Comic Song Contest several times with self-penned songs which feature dogs, cross dressing salesmen, car parks and Dog Oil! £6/£5
Singing Workshop and Concert at the Bradford Irish Club
Tickets are available for this event. Prices are as follows:
Workshop and Concert £12
Workshop only £10
Concert only £6 (Topic members £5)
The workshop will take place from 3 pm to 5 pm and the concert will start at 7 pm.
Advance tickets available at the Topic on Thursday nights.
To reserve tickets firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Rob Martin 01274 593585
For more information: www.reverbnation.com/soundspheremusic <http://www.reverbnation.com/soundspheremusic> or www.topic-folk-club.org.uk <http://www.topic-folk-club.org.uk/>
The purpose of running this event is to try to bring something new to those interested in what is the broad spectrum of folk music: it also allows the club to step outside its comfort zone of just running club nights. If it's successful, we'll hopefully be able to host more different events in the future. So we hope we will get plenty of support. Please tell your friends about it.
Shuttle Shuffle Festival
This event will take place at the Factory Street Studios over the weekend of 17th/18th August. Many friends of the club will be appearing on the Topic's own acoustic stage, so make a note in your diaries. More information in the next issue, or google “Shuttle Shuffle Festival” for details. A proper website is being set up as we speak.
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