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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQ
Newsletter No. 144 - May 2014
Well, the sun's warm again, blossom is a-blossoming, Morris Dancers are a-dancing, spring is indeed a-springing: what's a-happening at the Topic? A grand mix of local artists, a new name from the deep south, and a class act of national repute are sure to make this a truly merry month down at Glyde House.
Here's the line up:
1st May: Singers and Musicians.
Strid are a man a woman and a guitar, aka Jennie Kiff, Simon Allan and a Lowden F12. They perform unique versions of songs by Richard Thompson, Paul Simon, Lennon & McCartney, Tom Waits and many others.
Keystone Acoustic are Peter Stone (acoustic guitars and bouzouki) and his wife Pam (vocals, tenor ukulele and even rainstick!) playing a mix of Americana, folk, jazz and blues across Yorkshire and beyond. Their repertoire includes songs by Steve Earle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bob Dylan and original material written by Pam. £6/£5
15th May: Kate Denny
Kate is usually accompanied by Charlie Skelton, an excellent guitarist and Northumbrian piper.
A gently poignant and increasingly haunting musical delight – fRoots magazine.
22nd May: The Young 'Uns
One of the most popular and entertaining live acts on the folk scene today – Jez Lowe
A fantastic repertoire, intricate and pleasing harmonies and fantastic patter to boot - Bromyard Folk Festival
Definitely a must-see act. We are delighted and honoured to be able to present the The Young ’Uns to the Topic.
29th May: Luke Hirst
Topic Round and About in Bradford 2014.
The club will be well represented at various events around Bradford throughout the summer, as follows:
23rd/25th May Threadfest
15th June Bradford Festival
9th/10th August Shuttle Shuffle Festival
More details nearer the times, but make a note in your diaries.
Non-Topic stuff which may be of interest.
The Acoustic Festival of Britain takes place on May 30th/31st/June 1st at Uttoxeter Racecourse. Details from www.acousticfestival.co.uk
A reminder that Tykes News is available to purchase on club nights at the price of £2.00 This excellent magazine contains articles, features, new items and full details of folk-related events and clubs in our area. If you want to know anything about anything folk-wise, please support the hardworking team who produce this quality publication for the benefit of acoustic music followers in West Yorkshire by buying a copy.
Usual Other Stuff
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Glyde House, Glydegate, Little Horton Lane, BD5 0BQ 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