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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 8-11pm, 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 £5 for all comers evenings. Meals available from Mum's Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Contact us at bowesparkfolk@gmail.com.

Location: Bowes Park, North London
Members: 11
Latest Activity: Mar 22

Next First Thursday at the Club ...

Thursday 7 June 8pm             OKA VANGA

 Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer & William Cox, an award winning Folk & Roots duo. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin, their relaxed banter and gift for story telling makes their live performances both interesting and memorable.

“A distinctly classy, guitar toting roots duo of serious accomplishment and musicality… highly skilled.”  (fRoots Magazine)

Floor performers welcome.

£7  8pm

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

Come early for a Mediterranean-inspired menu if you'd like to eat there.

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Coming up -

5 July  Summer Showcase  Local talent shines in the gool ol' summertime!

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LOOKING BACK

Steve Turner, our genial guest performer on 3 May, gave us brilliant songs with a focus on the sea, accompanied on the guitar, concertina and ukelele.

In April Cosgrave and Banks gave us a great evening of their own and traditional pieces played on many instruments.

On 1 March Stuart Marson, one of the finest singers and most original songwriters on the UK folk scene,gave us a genial evening with a fine range of songs and stories.

The Cruel Mothers,Carol Burtt and Sarah Jones, gave us a great evening of songs from the darker side of the folk tradition. Theirstunning harmonies and sensitive guitar accompaniment (and the fact that they are perfectly nice people!) softened this plunge into themes of betrayal, death and madness.

 

To kick off the year, Tom Lewis gave us a splendid  evening of songs and stories of the sea old and new, accompanying himself on button accordion and ukulele.

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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Comment by Catharine Perry on February 10, 2018 at 10:58

Ca't wait to hear this!

 

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