Forest Folk
 - a great folk club in Hampshire

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Monday 16 July 2018, 8 pm - Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

                                                    just 20 tickets remaining

Two of folk music's most highly-regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with the new mini-album, Love Is The Bridge Between Two Hearts.  This is the first time they’ve collaborated exclusively as a duo.  John McCusker has long been renowned for his sonic adventures, which has earned him many coveted awards over his 27-year music career. Known for her beautiful voice, sweet melodies and intricate arrangements, Heidi Talbot first came to prominence as a member of Irish-American female group Cherish the Ladies, before embarking on a successful solo career.
Love Is The Bridge Between Two Hearts is the culmination of John and Heidi’s shared experiences and a love-letter to the traditional songs that inspired them both while growing up.  Music plays an essential part of daily life for Heidi and John who live in Scotland with their two young daughters Molly Mae and Jessica.  “Music is such a big part of both our lives and the house is always full of music. The kids think it’s normal and have never known any different.  Living and working in this musical environment has not only helped to shape and mould the album, but given it a personal touch.”
“The title Love Is The Bridge Between Two Hearts was inspired by the new Queensferry Bridge in Scotland that we go past every day and that got us thinking about how many bridges we cross every day on tour,” says John.  “Every time you make a record, it’s like a snapshot or musical photograph of where you are at that time in your life. When you listen to Love Is The Bridge Between Two Hearts, this is where we are and the sound of a happy family making music.”
There's also a lovely video that explains the recording of their new mini-album, Love Is The Bridge Between Two Hearts:
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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   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.

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To find us:  The North Boarhunt Village Hall & Social Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, near Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6DD

From the East, leave the M27 at Junction 10, take the A32 Alton road and fork right at the Shell Garage in Wickham.  Turn right by St Nicholas Church onto the B2177 to North Boarhunt, and after approx one and a half miles take the second left into Trampers Lane, Forest Folk is at the Social Club and Village Hall half a mile down the lane 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.

From the West, double back along the M27 from Junction 11 to Junction 10, then follow directions above.

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

Mail to: Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6PR


21 May 2018                            While & Matthews (tickets £15 non members, £13 members)

4 June 2018                            Singaround

18 June 2018                           The East Pointers (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)

Saturday 23 June 2018            Forest Folk Day (11 am to 11 pm, free entry)

2 July 2018                              Singaround

16 July 2018                            Heidi Talbot & John McCusker (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

3 September 2018                    Singaround

17 September 2018                  Granny's Attic (tickets £12 non members, £10 members)

1 October 2018                         Singaround

15 October 2018                       Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)

12 November 2018                    Tide Lines (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

19 November 2018                    Martyn Joseph (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)

10 December 2018                    Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit (tickets £12)

17 December 2018                    A Causley Christmas with Jim Causley (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)



15 January 2018                    Steve Knightley 

19 February 2018                    Martin & Eliza Carthy 

19 March 2018                        Broom Bezzums

16 April 2018                           The Coal Porters


16 January                        Steve Knightley 

20 February                        Breabach 

20 March                            Maddy Prior, Hannah James & Giles Lewin 

Easter Monday 17 April      Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

22 May                                John Doyle

17 June                                The Big Sing at Forest Folk 

19 June                                Le Vent Du Nord 

17 July                                Melrose Quartet

18 September                        Merry Hell Acoustic

16 October                            Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley with Emily Sanders

20 November                        Tide Lines 

11 December                        Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

18 December                        The Liberty to Choose


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

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

Mail to: Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6PR