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TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD
At Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQ
Newsletter No 199 - January 2019
Well, a Happy New Year to everyone, hope your Christmas went well. Farewell 2018: here's how 2019 will begin to unfold at Glyde House. A bumper month with four guest nights.
3rd January: Singers and musicians. Free entry
10th January: Stuart Douglas.
17th January: Yan Tan Tether.
Their music has been played on the Mike Harding Folk Show a number of times, and Mike describes them as “one of the best a capella groups going”. They won the hiring fair at Cleckheaton Folk festival in July 2015, and are regularly rebooked for folk clubs and festivals around Yorkshire.
Yan Tan Tether have released three CDs, the latest of which is called “All On the Salt Seas” which is a selection of salty sea songs and stories of saucy sailors and sinking ships. £6/£5
A perfect combination of sublime harmonies and varied, interesting repertoire. Highly recommended! - Joe Grint
Great band by the way, three girls singing with terrific harmonies, If you have a chance to see them, do go because they're wonderful. - Mike Harding
Yan Tan Tether. Amazing. Fantastic choice of songs, harmonies so tight they are out of this world and a wonderful stage presence and rapport with the audience! Thank you Tess, Rosie and Lynne - Gerry McNeice.
24th January: Alden Patterson & Dashwood
Christina Alden: guitar / vocals Alex Patterson: fiddle / vocals Noel Dashwood: dobro / vocals
31st January: Edwina Hayes
Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube.
Edwina is often invited to guest on studio albums and support major artists on tour and as well as touring with Jools Holland, Van Morrison and Nanci Griffith, Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters.
Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist.
In 2015 Edwina began songwriting and performing with Kate Bramley and Simon Haworth and together they formed the trio The Mile Roses who have been guests at the Topic.
As well as her regular visits to the US, Edwina has toured the UK as support to Fairport Convention, also China and Australia.£6/£5
Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter - The Guardian
The sweetest voice in England. A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song - Nanci Griffith
Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material - Time Out
The AGM went smoothly and was mercifully brief. We welcome Daz Hull on to the committee. It's good to have new people involved, keeps things fresh.
If you would like to become a member of the Topic Folk club it still only costs only £5.00 for the year, an absolute bargain, better than anything you'll find in the January sales. Membership runs from 1st January and entitles you 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. You can join or renew your membership on any club night. Now is the time to do it for maximum benefit...
For performers who may be thinking of approaching the club for a booking, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 8.00 pm start. 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 7.45 pm if you’d like a slot – it helps the MC to plan the evening.
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With best wishes to all for the coming year.
Topic Newsletter Editor