Bradford on Avon Folk Club

Every Tuesday at 8pm in The Swan Hotel, in the Cellar Bar

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This Week

February 20th: Singaround

Tonight is a sing-around always in the cellar 8pm start


Cosgrave and Banks

February 27th: Cosgrave and Banks

Mike Cosgrave (Accordion,guitar,whistle)and Steve Banks (fiddle,vocals,Hardanger fiddle,guitar)have joined forces to form an exciting folk duo.They are both very skilled and experienced musicians,and together they play exciting,imaginative arrangments of captivating folk music from Britain,Europ,and beyond,both traditional and contemporary,their debut CD "Warp & Weft"met with critical acclaim.Mike's varied musical career includes work with artists as diverse as the late "Celtic Soul" singer Jackie Leven and current star of the English scene Jackie Oates,as well as bluegrass virtuosos Daily Planet and highly regarded singer-songwriters Jenny Crook and Reg Meuross.Steve started life as a classical violinist, playing with the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.He is a long time member of the Carnival Band,including their ever-popular Christmas tours with Maddy Prior,he also played with Celtic folk-rock group Chanter and founded his own Devon based band,Blue Jewel.


March 6th: Singaround

Tonight is a sing-around always in the cellar 8pm start


Fly Yeti Fly

March 13th: Fly Yeti Fly

Fly Yeti Fly are the acoustic duo Lorna Somerville and Darren Fisher.Blending sensitive vocal harmonies with intricate guitar arrangements,mandolin and harmonica, the duo weave songs and stories from their travels together, with a sound that is reminiscent of the late-60s folk scene.Their debut album'Shine a light in the Dark', released March 2017,has since received critical acclaim. Having appeared on BBC Introducing stages across the south west and keen artist on festival circuit, this pair are often acc ompanied by the exceptional artist Jo Hooper (Mudskippers) on cello and Alex Pearson (The Model Folk )on double bass.

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March 20th: Singaround

Tonight is a sing-around always in the cellar 8pm start


Geoffrey Lakeman

March 27th: Geoffrey Lakeman

Geoff Lakeman is a stalwart of the West Country folk scene and father of a virtual Folk Dynasty.Music.Youngest son Seth has sold a third of a million CD's been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize,had gold and silver records and even a Top Ten album in the UK.Eldest son Sean and his wife Kathryn Roberts,were voted"Best Duo" in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and middle son Sam is married to Irish singing sensation Cara Dillon.All three boys began their careers playing in a family band with Geoff and their violin-playing mum Joy.Geoff,66,is recognised internationally as one of the most accomplished performers on the  rare Crane duet concertina,playing English folk songs,Irish tunes,his own compositions-and even jazz.

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