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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At the Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, BD1 2RX
Newsletter No. 137 – October 2013
Hello again everyone,
Well, here we are, approaching the end of another year, can you believe it? And can you believe the quality of talent on show at the Topic to pierce the winter's approaching gloom? Have a read...
He has performed in over 30 countries and his songs have been covered by many top artists such as Andy Irvine, Tommy Makem, Roy Bailey, Maddy Prior, June Tabor, Liam Clancy to name but a few. It is a pleasure to welcome Colum back to the Topic. Amazingly, only £6/£5
“...Colum’s gift is of breaking down cultural barriers through choice words and eloquent music” – John O’Regan, Rock ‘n’ Reel
“An unforgettable wonderful performer. I've just seen him play to 2500 people in the Australian National Folk Festival's biggest venue and make everyone feel as if they were sitting in his lounge room. He's warm, witty, moving and funny” Steve Barnes, Director Fairbridge Folk Festival
“Sublime guitar work and one of the finest voices around” – Folking.com
“They catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal” - Glasgow Herald
Everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony” – Lewes Folk Club
For performers who may be thinking of approaching the club for a booking, please note that the bookings organiser is now Sue Gaffney, email address : email@example.com
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