Forest Folk
 - a great folk club in Hampshire


Next event:
           

Monday 19 September 2016

Tony Christie and Ranagri

Ranagri have teamed up with Tony Christie, one of the finest singers of our generation, to create an album celebrating traditional songs from a shared Irish heritage! 

 

Ranagri is a contemporary folk band of four musicians (Dónal Rogers, Jean Kelly, Eliza Marshall, Tad Sargent) who have come together to create some exciting new music. Consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow, Ireland, lies an area of farmland; a place of untouched natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye!). It's where Dónal's family come from and still live today. Ranagri have recently released an Irish Folk-Song album with international star, Tony Christie, tracing a shared heritage from County Mayo, through Carlow to Cork.

(www.ranagri.com)



Please note - Hampshire County Council advise that they have programmed Footway Resurfacing in Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, to commence on Monday 16 May.  There will be access to the hall, but to quote their letter "In order to undertake the works safely it will be necessary to close the road to through traffic for the duration of the works - a fully signed diversion will be in operation during the closure utilising Southwick Road, Staple Cross Lane and Shoot Hill."  This means there will be access from either one end or the other of Trampers Lane, but you may need to make a short diversion depending on progress of the works.

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 – Guest 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)



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.