Easter Monday 17 April 2017
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after, the duo released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. “The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so” (R2 Magazine).
After recording their second album in the November of 2013,Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”.
The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.
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See below for details of all forthcoming events. Forest Folk meets on the first Monday of the month for Singarounds – 7.30 to 11 pm; and third Mondays of the month for Concert Nights – 8 to 11 pm, doors open 7.30 pm, unreserved seating.
To reserve and buy tickets: Tel 01329 833625 / 023 9226 4288 / email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send cheque payable to FOREST FOLK (together with a stamped, addressed envelope) to Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6PR and we’ll send tickets by return.
Membership: Forest Folk membership costs £10 per person or £15 per couple per year, your year starts when you join up. Membership will give you a discount on your guest night ticket.
To find us: The North Boarhunt Village
Hall & Social Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, near Wickham, Hampshire
2 January Singaround
16 January Steve Knightley (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)
6 February Singaround
20 February Breabach (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)
6 March Singaround
20 March Maddy Prior, Hannah James & Giles Lewin (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)
3 April Singaround
Easter Monday 17 April Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (tickets £12 non members, £10 members)
1 May Singaround
22 May John Doyle (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)
5 June Singaround
19 June Le Vent Du Nord (tickets £18 non members, £16 members)
Looking forward to:
16 October Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley & Emily Sanders (tickets £14 non members,
20 November Tide Lines (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)
18 January Steve Knightley
15 February Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle
14 March The Poozies
18 April Bob Fox
25 April Show of Hands
16 May Jim Causley
20 June Martyn Joseph
16 July Forest Folk Day
18 July Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons
19 September Tony Christie & Ranagri
17 October The James Brothers
21 November Skerryvore
(Friday) 2 December Christmas Ceilidh with Simon Care's Banter
19 December 2016 Les Barker
Monday 18 May 2015 - Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Monday 8 June 2015 - Mànran
Monday 20 July 2015 - The Dovetail Trio
Monday 21 September 2015 - The New Rope String Band
Monday 16 November 2015 - Oysters3
Monday 14 December 2015 - Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit
Monday 21 December 2015 - Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs
To reserve and buy tickets: Tel 01329 833625 / 023 9226 4288 / email email@example.com Please send cheque payable to FOREST FOLK (together with a stamped, addressed envelope) to Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6PR and we’ll send tickets by return.
Take the B2177 from Wickham to Southwick, Trampers Lane is second left (at North Boarhunt), the hall and social club are about half a mile down the road on the right, opposite the bottle bank sign. There is plenty of room in the car park behind the village hall so please do use it - many thanks. There are two disabled spaces at the front of the building (which is wheelchair accessible) - please keep free for those who need to use them.