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Topic Newsletter Archive
TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQ
Newsletter No. 148 - September 2014
Hope you've all had a good summer - OK, there's still a bit left, hopefully - but what's on offer at the Topic as the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness approaches? Plenty, as you'll see if you read on...
4th September: Kath Reade.
Kath has produced 7 CD‘s, the latest of which Devotion to Song – a title which aptly describes her love and feeling for music, which are evident from start to finish of her live performance - is arguably her best to date, though this in no way diminishes the earlier ones. She hails from Burnley but is often to be seen at acoustic music venues around our part of Yorkshire. A fitting choice with which to start off our new season. (£6/£5)
...Kath’s status as a classy folk troubadour is assured – Fatea Magazine
They sing in perfect balance and gentle close harmony on Brenda’s acutely personal songs. - froots
Bob's repertoire retains firm links with the tradition, but includes an array of contemporary songs and some pipe and harp tunes on the guitar. (£6/£5)
James has recently been involved in some high profile projects. These include the recording of songs from 'The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs' with Lucy Ward, Bella Hardy and Brian Peters; playing 'Little Musgrave' in Jon Boden's folk-opera 'Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard', and also working with the British Council's Folk Nations project in India. James also has two highly acclaimed albums out with Fellside: Sport and Play and Another Day Another Story. The former was in MOJO's list of top ten folk albums of 2012 and the latter was nominated for 'Best Folk Album 2013' in the Spiral Earth Awards. £6/£5
A reminder that the new edition of 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. 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