topicacousticfolk3
item1 item1b item1c item1d item1e item1f item1g FBfLogoblue29

At: Groove Pad, 48 Saltaire Road, Shipley BD18 3HN
Venue (not Club) Tel: 01274 586542

Est: 1956

item7

Map

Write to Tony Charnock
to get the email newsletter

Newsletter
Archive



01 Jan 2023

30 Nov 2022
01 Nov 2022
01 Oct 2022
01 Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
01 Jul 2022
01 Jun 2022
01 May 2022
01 Apr 2022
01 Mar 2022
01 Feb 2022
01 Jan 2022

01 Dec 2021
29 Oct 2021
01 Oct 2021
01 Sep 2021
01 Aug 2021
01 Jul 2021
01 Jun 2021
01 May 2021
01 Apr 2021
01 Mar 2021
01 Feb 2021
01 Jan 2021

01 Dec 2020
01 Nov 2020
01 Oct 2020
29 Aug 2020
27 Jul 2020
01 Jul 2020
01 Jun 2020
01 May 2020
01 Apr 2020
01 Mar 2020
01 Feb 2020
01 Jan 2020

01 Dec 2019
01 Nov 2019
01 Oct 2019

01 Sep 2019
22 Aug 2019
01 Aug 2019
01 Jul 2019
01 Jun 2019
01 May 2019
01 Apr 2019
01 Mar 2019
02 Feb 2019
01 Jan 2019

01 Dec 2018
01 Nov 2018
30 Sep 2018
01 Sep 2018
01 Aug 2018
01 Jul 2018
01 Jun 2018
01 May 2018
02 Apr 2018
01 Mar 2018
01 Feb 2018
04 Jan 2018

01 Dec 2017
01 Nov 2017
01 Oct 2017

27 Aug 2017

01 Aug 2017
01 Jul 2017

01 Jun 2017

01 May 2017

01 Apr 2017

28 Feb 2017

01 Feb 2017

01 Jan 2017


28 Nov 2016

31 Oct 2016

01 Oct 2016
27 Aug 2016

02 Jul 2016

01 Jun 2016

02 May 2016

01 Apr 2016

01 Mar 2016

01 Feb 2016

06 Jan 2016


01 Dec 2015
01 Nov 2015

01 Oct 2015

01 Sep 2015

01 Jul 2015

01 Jun 2015

01 May 2015
01 Apr 2015

01 Mar 2015
01 Feb 2015
01 Jan 2015


01 Dec 2014

01 Nov 2014

01 Oct 2014

29 Aug 2014

01 Aug 2014

01 July 2014

01 June 2014

01 May 2014
01 Apr 2014

02 Mar 2014

02 Feb 2014
01 Jan 2014

29 Nov 2013
01 Nov 2013
01 Oct 2013
29 Aug, 23 Sep 2013

01 Aug 2013
01 Jul 2013
01 Jun 2013
01 May 2013
01 Apr 2013
01 Mar 2013
01 Feb 2013
02 Jan 2013

01 Dec 2012
30 Oct 2012
30 Sep 2012

01 Sep 2012
01 July 2012

31 May 2012
30 Apr 2012
01 Apr 2012
29 Feb 2012
29 Jan 2012
03 Jan 2012

20 Nov 2011
23 Oct 2011

17 Sep 2011

17 Aug 2011
06 Jul 2011
10 May 2011
13 Mar 2011
26 Feb 2011
01 Feb 2011
19 Dec 2010

01 Dec 2010
01 Nov 2010
01 Oct 2010
30 Aug 2010
29 June 2010
01 June 2010
01 May 2010
01 April 2010
01 Mar 2010
01 Feb 2010
01 Jan 2010

01 Dec 2009
01 Nov 2009
01 Oct 2009
01 Sep 2009
01 Jul 2009
01 Jun 2009
01 May 2009
01 April 2009
01 Mar 2009

02 Feb 2009

02 Jan 2009

09 Dec 2008
06 Nov 2008
01 Oct 2008
01 Sept 2008
01 July 2008
01 June 2008
06 May 2008
08 Apr 2008
07 Mar 2008
08 Feb 2008
26 Feb 2008
09 Jan 2008

05 Dec 2007
29 Oct 2007
28 Sep 2007
04 Sep 2007
10 July 2007
23 May 2007
25 April 2007
06 March 2007
07 Feb 2007
22 Jan 2007

22 Dec 2006
07 Dec 2006
24 Oct 2006
25 Sep 2006
28 Aug 2006
06 July 2006
13 June 2006
15 May 2006
25 April 2006
21 March 2006
23 Feb 2006
01 Feb 2006
06 Jan 2006

06 Dec 2005
08 Nov 2005
04 Oct 2005
01 Sep 2005
09, 14 June 2005
18 May 2005
05 April 2005

14 March 2005

01 March 2005

07 Jan 2005

23 Dec 2004
01 Dec 2004
03Nov2004
14Oct2004
07 Sep 2004
28 July 2004

07 July 2004
15 June 2004
27 May 2004
12 May 2004
20 April 2004

25 March 2004

01 March 2004

02 Feb 2004
06 Jan 2004

10 Nov 2003
30 Sep 2003
03 Sep 2003
09 July 2003
10 June 2003
19 May 2003
06 May 2003
18 April 2003
02 April 2003
18 March 2003
25 Feb 2003
05, 11 Feb 2003
14 Jan 2003

10 Dec 2002
26 Nov, 03 Dec 2002
05 Nov2002
08 Oct 2002
24 Sep 2002
05 Sep 2002
23 July 2002
01 July 2002
12, 18, 25 June 2002
7 May 2002
30 April 2002
03 April 2002
19 March 2002
05 March 2002
15 Jan 2002
02 Jan 2002

17 Dec 2001
 

Topic Newsletter Archive

Newsletter No 243  - September 2022

Hello everyone. Well, with the holiday season nearly over and schools about to restart, could we be witnessing a return to normal?

Whatever is happening in the outside world, here are the details of our programme for the coming month: 

1st   September:      Singers and musicians. (1 entry)

8th  September:      The Hayes Sisters

The Hayes Sisters – Cathryn, Angela and Jennifer – who hail from the South Manchester area have been singing together from a very young age. As teenagers they were making a name for themselves in local pubs and clubs, before setting out on their individual careers. Later in life they got back together and decided to get back to the music scene, which they did, and were soon appearing at festivals and gigs across the North West. Nashville-based Clive Gregson was so impressed by the sisters that he took them under his wing and produced their debut album Another Man’s Shoes and featured on the album himself along with other luminaries.

The Hayes Sisters excel at 3 part harmony singing: their songwriting reflects their personal experiences and emotions, and history, politics, art and literature, influenced by the traditional music of England and Ireland. 7/6

https://www.thehayessisters.com/

15th  September:    Singers and musicians.  (1 entry)

22nd September:    Painted Sky.

Siblings George Brandon (guitar/vocal) and Holly Brandon (fiddle/vocal) have been playing together for as long as they can remember. Recently, both have worked on independent projects, with George performing solo and Holly perhaps best known for being one third of transatlantic folk band, The Magpies. But the siblings are always drawn back to each other’s playing and their lifelong musical history is reflected in tight-knit instrumentals and harmonies.

Their songs are characterised by honest vocals and timeless storytelling, underpinned by driving rhythms: their exquisite instrumentals weave delicate finger-picking guitar and soaring fiddle with a dynamic energy. They seamlessly blend traditional and original tunes as well as those from further afield, such as the complex rhythms of Eastern Europe to the fiddle stomping tunes of Quebec, to create a distinct and borderless synthesis of contemporary folk. 7/6

https://paintedskyfolk.weebly.com/

29th  September:     Roisin Ban.

Roisin Ban are a Celtic folk trio from Yorkshire playing songs & tunes primarily from Ireland & Scotland.

The band consists of Gordon Tyrrall on guitar, main vocals & flute + Paddy Heffron on button accordion, vocals & sean nos dance + Chris Dyson on fiddle, vocals & mandola plus soundman Barry Evans.

Roisin Ban are fixtures at Whitby Folk Week where they play for the Irish set dance night `The Hoolie`.

The band also work as a Ceili band as well as doing Irish events & Burns Nights. 7/6

https://www.facebook.com/roisinban

 

NON-TOPIC STUFF

Paula Ryan, well-known to Topic audiences, is appearing at Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue this coming Sunday as a support slot for an icon of Irish music, Liam O Maonlai (a superb solo artist in his own right and also lead singer of Hothouse Flowers).  .  

It's a Sunday afternoon gig and takes place on Sunday 4th September 2022 at 4 pm.  

Here is a link to further info about the concert and to buy tickets. 

https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bradford/Black-Dyke-Mills-Heritage-Venue/Liam–Maonla/36081942/

https://www.paularyanmusic.com/

                                                                  -----------------------------------------

The new issue of TykesStirrings is just out: the magazine is back to publication every three months. Look out for a copy in your folky wanderings, better still subscribe for a regular copy: it helps the production team. See https://tykesstirrings.org.uk/ for details.

                                                                  ------------------------------------------

Membership

A reminder that current membership, which has been on hold since 2020, expired on 31st August, so we will be collecting subscriptions at club nights from now on.

Membership - still only 5 - 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. Good news is that subs paid this year will last until the end of December 2023, so it's even more of a bargain!

                                                                                   ---------------------------

For performers who may be thinking of approaching the club for a booking, please email: info4topic@gmail.com

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 Groove Pad, 48 Saltaire Road, Shipley BD18 3HN, 7.30 pm start with a target time of 10pm to finish. 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 are hoping we can count on you for your continued support.

Floor singers are always welcome (though may be limited if we have a booked support act - please check). Please arrive by 7.15 pm if you’d like a slot – it helps the MC to plan the evening. 

Although covid appears to be on the retreat just now, please continue to take precautions when visiting the club.

Best wishes,

Tony Charnock

Topic Folk Club

item7a item7