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Bowes Park Folk Club

All are welcome at the monthly folk club evenings - singers, players, reciters, join-in-the-chorusers! We meet once a month from 8-10.30pm, normally on the first Thursday and usually at Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, N22 8NG. Admission charge is £6/7 for guest performers and £4 for all comers evenings. Meals available from Mum's Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Contact us at bowesparkfolk@gmail.com.

Location: Bowes Park, North London
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2016

Next First Thursday at the Club ...

Thursday 6 July, 8pm - Summer Showcase

Local folk talent, variety guaranteed! Floor singers welcome. Come early for one of Mum's' meals.

£4, Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, N22 8NG.

bowesparkfolk@gmail.com   07774 147296

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Coming up in the autumn - Another Country and Somebody Else's Troubles, 

Martyn Wyndham-Read,  Mick Ryan & Paul Downes

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LOOKING BACK

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

The band gave us an enormously energetic evening - "wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies". Some people not previously country fans were quite won over!

 

In March Jessica Law and the Outlaws brought us her unique take on weird and wonderful events in beautiful, disturbing, theatrical folk songs from her latest album, All the Sad Stories. www.jessicalaw.bandcamp.com.

In February Pete Morton, the modern-day troubadour, came back to the club and gave us a great evening of contemporary folk infused with love, politics, and human insight. Never a dull moment!

 

2017 opened on 5 January with a cracking evening headlined by Patricia de Mayo and Daria Kulesh. Patricia plays an oud, and her deeply felt and involving songs are influenced by music from the Middle East and North and West Africa, as well as the folk music of the British Isles.

Daria's Russian and Ingush (north Caucasus region) roots are reflected in her music, intertwined with multicultural influences she has experienced on her turbulent and exciting journey through life.

November 3rd 2016 - Helen North + A Bigger Blue Patch

Helen captivated us with her lyrical singing and sea-inspired songs. http://www.pigglet.co.uk/HN/samples/03.mp3

Local cosmic country blues band, A Bigger Blue Patch, entertained us with folk-inflected blues songs.

6 October - Hamish Currie

A skilful guitarist and singer with a love of both traditional and contemporary songs.

2 June 2016 - The Cruel Mothers

Carol Burtt and Sarah Jones performed their own arrangements of traditional English and American folk songs, enhanced by stunning harmonies and sensitive guitar.

Thursday 5th May 2016 - Na-Mara

Hertfordshire-based duo na-mara (Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara) gave us traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles, Asturias and Brittany. Their recent album, 'Navajos & Pirates', (2015) has received critical acclaim.

7 April 2016 - Mick Ryan & Paul Downes

Mick is a fine singer of traditional and original songs and Paul is one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. They certainly wowed us!

 

4 February 2016 - Perkelt

   Medieval Celtic Speed Folk. With their refreshing, innovative and evocative Celtic music, they were seriously good! Check them out at www.perkelt.com


Folk in the Park

On July Sundays in 2014 and 2015 Club friends and members entertained upwards of a hundred people who came to Broomfield Park, sat, picnicked and enjoyed.

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