Forest Folk
 - a great folk club in Hampshire



Next events:           

Monday 11 December 2017
Christmas Ceili with Threepenny Bit

Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit are an example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy for concerts and ceilidh dancing.  After founding and running the Southampton University folk society in 2011 they formed a busking band to take folk music to the streets for a summer holiday.  Six years, three albums and a host of successful concert, ceilidh, folk club and festival performances later the band are still going strong!   Join us for our Christmas party night!


Monday 18 December 2017 - The Liberty to Choose


'The Liberty to Choose' is a celebration of the best in English traditional song.  In this special performance, Jackie Oates, Lucy Ward, James Findlay and Brian Peters combine their talents to produce superb arrangements of rare gems and old favourites from the landmark collection, 'The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs', with fiddles, guitars, melodeon and concertina, and four great voices combining in harmony.

  • From a family of folk singers, James is a talented instrumentalist and singer who is passionate about traditional songs, especially those from his home area of Dorset, Somerset and Devon.  James won the BBC Young Folk Award in 2010.
  • Jackie has starred in some of the most important collaborative projects of the last ten years, from the Cecil Sharp Project to the Imagined Village.  She is also an accomplished solo singer and fiddle player, winning the BBC Folk Awards Best Newcomer in 2008.
  • Brian has been on the folk scene for 27 years, touring worldwide and gaining a reputation as one of England’s finest interpreters of traditional ballads, as well as being a formidable instrumentalist on squeezeboxes and guitar.
  • Another Best Newcomer (2012 Folk Awards) Lucy’s winning stage presence and passionate delivery have made a big impact on the folk scene.  Her eclectic repertoire includes her own powerful compositions and even pop covers, and she loves to sing traditional songs too.

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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 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 2017/2018

4 September                        Singaround

18 September                        Merry Hell Acoustic (tickets £15 non members, £13 members)

2 October                            Singaround

16 October                            Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley with Emily Sanders (tickets £14 non members,

                                                £12 members)

6 November                        Singaround

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

4 December                        Singaround

11 December                        Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit  (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)

18 December                        The Liberty to Choose (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

15 January 2018                    Steve Knightley (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)

19 February 2018                    Martin & Eliza Carthy (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

19 March 2018                        Broom Bezzums (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)

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

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

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


PAST  GUESTS

2017

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


2016

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

2015

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

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