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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.

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

Next First Thursday at the Club ...

 Thursday 2 March, 8pm    JESSICA LAW & THE OUTLAWS

£6, Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, N22 8NG.

Jessica Law will be joined by her backing band,The Outlaws, to bring us an evening of beautiful, disturbing, theatrical folk songs from her latest album, All the Sad Stories. Covering subjects as diverse as wartime spivs, raising the dead and dystopian futures, her melodies will haunt you as much as her stories.

A collection of intriguing folk songs, packed with expressive lyrics, strange rhythms and creative instrumentation, Ocelot Magazine. Packed with emotion, surprise and wit, The Daily Album. 

www.jessicalaw.bandcamp.com.

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6 April:   Martin Long, a Kent-based folk singer rooted in the English tradition.

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LOOKING BACK

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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