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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQ
Newsletter No 174- December 2016
A couple of days early this month to remind you that the club's AGM will be held immediately before the singers and musicians night on Thursday 1st December and will start at 8PM.
It is important that members who are going to attend arrive at 8 pm - this will ensure that this somewhat tedious but necessary procedure can be dispensed with as soon as possible for the sake of those who have come to play and sing.
We need 10 members to be quorate, otherwise we would have to rearrange the AGM for another date.
Anyone can of course attend the meeting, but only members may vote.
So to the final programme of the year, and it's a cracker (!):
8th December: Roger Davies.
Roger possesses the enviable skill of obtaining an instant rapport with any audience. It’s no wonder he was such a hit with Fairport Convention’s fans when he supported them on their recent UK tour - FATEA Magazine, 2016
15th December: Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies Christmas Show entitled: "Snowed In"
So sit back and enjoy a night Snowed In with Jez Lowe (SONY Radio Academy Award Winner, 2015 Folk Awards Nominee) and his multi-talented band The Bad Pennies (featuring fiddle, Northumbrian Pipes, keyboards, guitar, bass, harmonica and voices) plus special guest folk balladeer and actor Benny Graham.
As ever, Jez puts together an original take on Christmas in the North, part folk-concert, part music-hall revue, with songs, humour and music done the way only The Bad Pennies know how, as sell out crowds across the country can testify.
22nd December: Bric a Brac (postponed from 27th October 2016)
Bric-a-Brac consists of Bradford’s own Bella Gaffney (vocals, guitars and concertina), Chris Elliott (vocals, fiddle, bouzouki and guitar),Caitlin Jones (vocals, whistles, flutes, folk recorder, Heather Sirrel ( vocals, bass and guitar) and Dan Latham - drums (occasional).
29th December - club closed.
Tom Bliss is back, briefly...
Tom’s daughter has recently been diagnosed with the debilitating neurological condition MS and he has decided to make a limited return to the stage for just a handful of gigs to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, sounding better than ever thanks to Dave Bowie's inventive double bass and York's Ross Bennett on delightful guitar and vocals - under a name which gently mocks his 'infamous’ retirement - Tom Bliss and the Burning Bridges. If you remember Tom (he says he does - just!), or want to see if he's really as good as they all said, you've only got three chances:
Leeds Jan 7th at 8.30 Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW - 0113 3070108 email@example.com http://www.inkwellarts.org.uk/ York Jan 14th at 8.30 The Black Swan (home of the folk club) 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR - 01904 679131 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.blackswanyork.com/ Leeds Feb 11th at 8.30 The New Headingley Club 56 St Michael's Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BG - 0113 275 7712 email@example.com - http://www.newheadingleyclub.co.uk/
All gigs are pay-as-you-feel for the Multiple Sclerosis Society: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/
The November singers and musicians night was a really good night: thanks to all those whose contributions helped make it a special anniversary event.
For performers who may be thinking of approaching the club for a booking, please note that the bookings organiser is Rahel Guzelian, 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 normally 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, though may be limited when we have a booked support act - please check. Please try to get there by 8.15 pm if you’d like a slot – it helps the MC to plan the evening.
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Oh, and finally: happy Christmas to everyone.
Tony Charnock, Topic Newsletter Editor
Topic Folk Club