Forest Folk
 - a great folk club in Hampshire


Next event:
           

Monday 19 December 2016

Les Barker



Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's written 85 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two.


In addition there are five highly acclaimed albums of his serious work; the folk opera 'The Stones of Callanish', 'Some Love', 'The Wings of Butterflies', Airs of the Dog' and 'Twilight of the Dogs', all involving a galaxy of talent. His serious songs have also featured on albums by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, and by June Tabor. June invariably includes a smattering of Mr Barker's serious and comic songs in her live performances. The Kingston Trio and Tom Paxton have also recorded Mr Barker's songs'.


What else can one say about Les Barker? He was Old York Victoria's footballer of the year in the season when they finished top of the Altrincham League. He has run a marathon in two hours forty one minutes; but he was younger then. He's very difficult to describe. But there's only one of him. Come and see him at Forest Folk on Monday 19 December 2016.






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 info@forestfolk.co.uk.  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 PO17 6DD
 
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.


PROGRAMME 2016

4 January                     Singaround

18 January                    Steve Knightley

1 February                     Singaround

15 February                   Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

7 March                          Singaround

14 March                        The Poozies

4 April                             Singaround

18 April                            Bob Fox

25 April                             Show of Hands SOLD OUT

2 May                              Singaround

16 May                            Jim Causley (tickets £12 non members, £10 members)

6 June                             Singaround

20 June                           Martyn Joseph (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

4 July                               Singaround

16 July                            Forest Folk Day

18 July                            Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

(No events during August)

5 September                    Singaround

19 September                 Tony Christie & Ranagri (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

3 October                        Singaround

17 October                      The James Brothers (tickets £12 non members, £10 members)

7 November                    Singaround

21 November                   Skerryvore (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

(Friday) 2 December        Christmas Ceilidh with Simon Care's Banter (tickets £15)

5 December                    Singaround

19 December                    Les Barker (tickets £12 non members, £10 members)


PROGRAMME 2017

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)




PAST  GUESTS

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 info@forestfolk.co.uk.  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 PO17 6DD
 

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.


Our thanks to all of you for supporting Forest Folk, and we hope to see you soon!
 
For more information please contact:
 
Charles (tel) 01329 833625
Janet (tel) 023 9226 4288 / 07976 713949
Email
info@forestfolk.co.uk.