FOREST FOLK


Programme 2024


RUM RAGGED - MONDAY 22 JULY, 8 pm

Rum Ragged take a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, the Eastern Canadian island of Newfoundland.  Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar, and button accordion, these new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with their signature brand of Newfoundland folk. Always honest, thought-provoking, and often humorous, it’s Rum Ragged’s live show that makes them a fast favourite with any audience. Their combination of striking vocal harmonies, staggering musicianship, and captivating storytelling gives concert-goers an experience they won’t soon forget.

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NEXT SINGAROUND - MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2024, 7.30 pm

 Join us in the bar for an informal evening of music and song every first Monday of the month apart from August,

starting 7.30 pm through to 10.30 pm.  Sing, play, recite a poem or just enjoy - it's a lovely, relaxed evening

and you'll be in great company - we look forward to seeing you.

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UPDATE - Tide Lines (September) and Le Vent du Nord (November) are now SOLD OUT

but we will keep a waiting list for any returns


While our guest evenings have traditionally been held on the third Monday of the month, 

please note there are a few exceptions to fit in with the artists we have booked.  Just send us an email to sign up

to our mailing list for updates and reminders!


A lovely compliment from The Wilsons - at our concert night on 17 April:


"We had a truly cracking night at the excellent Forest Folk North Boarhunt Village Hall #hampshire last night.

 Many thanks to Charles, Janet and all the Team for the top notch hospitality, fantastic sound and a wonderful singing audience, we had a blast:

#thewilsonfamilyteesside #folksinging"


RUM RAGGED

Monday 22 July 2024

TIDE LINES - ELEMENTS

Friday 13 September 2024 - SOLD OUT

RAY COOPER

Monday 21 October 2024

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See below for details of all forthcoming events.  

Forest Folk meets on the first Monday of the month (except August) for Singarounds – 7.30 to 10.30 pm;

 and third Mondays (with occasional second Mondays) of the month for Guest Evenings – 8 to 11 pm, doors open 7.30 pm, unreserved seating.

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Our Venue:  

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

what3words: rinses.before.snowmen

To find us: 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.

Please do not post to the venue.

To reserve and buy tickets:  Tel 01329 833625 / 07976 713949 / 023 9226 4288 / email info@forestfolk.co.uk.   Please send cheque payable to FOREST FOLK (together with a stamped, addressed envelope) to Janet Wiles (Forest Folk), 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6PR and we’ll send tickets by return.  Payment can also now be made by bank transfer, details will be forwarded on request/reservation.

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.  Memberships in future due and payable on the first of January every year.

Join our e-mailing list:

We are required to ensure that you consent to being on our newsletter. You would only be contacted because you have contacted Forest Folk for tickets, given us your email address at a gig, or subscribed yourself. You can change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time.  We only use your contact details to let you know about Forest Folk  related information - events etc - we will never sell or pass on your information.  We use Mailchimp, which is fully GDPR compliant, to send out our newsletters.  If you have any questions at all do let us know. 


Take care of yourselves, and once again, many, many thanks for your support.

Charles, Janet and all the Forest Folk team.


 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


WHAT'S ON AT FOREST FOLK 

2024

Mon 22 July 2024 Rum Ragged  (tickets £20 non members, £18 members)

Fri 13 September 2024 Tide Lines - Elements  (£25 non members, £23 members) - SOLD OUT

Mon 21 October 2024 Ray Cooper  (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

Mon 11 November 2024   Le Vent du Nord  (£25 non members, £23 members) - SOLD OUT 

Mon 16 December 2024     The Urban Folk Quartet  (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)

 

PAST  GUESTS

2024

Mon 15 January 2024 Steve Knightley & Special Guests

Wed 7 February 2024 Show of Hands - The Full Circle Part II

Mon 18 March 2024 Banter 

Mon 15 April 2024 Merry Hell

Mon 20 May 2024 Norrie Tago MacIver

Mon 17 June 2024 The New Radio Ballads "In the footsteps of Ewan MacColl" Jez Lowe, Bob Fox & Julie Matthews

Saturday 29 June 2024 SONG & ALE with Special Guest for the Day Richard Digance

 

2023

January 2023 Steve Knightley

20 February 2023 Richard Digance

20 March 2023 McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle 

10 April 2023 Show of Hands The Last Post at the Royal Albert Hall by coach

17 April 2023 The Wilsons

22 May 2023 Le Vent Du Nord  

19 June 2023 Jack Rutter 

17 July 2023 Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys 

18 September 2023 Greg Russell  

9 October 2023 Skipinnish

8 November 2023 Track Dogs

18 December 2023 A Causley Christmas with Jim Causley

2022

31 January 2022 Steve Knightley 

28 February 2022 Blazin' Fiddles

21 March 2022 Flats & Sharps

11 April 2022 Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones 

9 May 2022 Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox 

20 June 2022 Blue Rose Code 

11 July 2022 De Temps Antan  

23 July 2022 Song & Ale 

Jim Causley's Cream Tea Concert

15 August 2022 Skipinnish 

19 September 2022 Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

17 October 2022 The Gerry Colvin Band 

14 November 2022 Merry Hell 

19 December 2022 A Winter Union 


2021

21 June 2021 Phil Odgers TMTCH

19 July 2021 John Kirkpatrick

20 September 2021 Greg Russell 

18 October 2021                        Le Vent Du Nord

8 November 2021                       Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle 

20 December 2021 The Young'uns  



2020

20 January 2020                        Steve Knightley 

17 February 2020                        The Paul McKenna Band

16 March 2020                            The Trials of Cato

21 September 2020                   Jim Causley 

19 October 2020 Richard Digance


2019

14 January 2019                        The Local Honeys

21 January 2019                        Steve Knightley

18 February 2019                        Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

18 March 2019                            Edwina Hayes

15 April 2019                                Glymjack

20 May 2019                                The Gerry Colvin Band

10 June 2019                                Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys 

22 June 2019                               Forest Folk Day (acoustic concert with JC & Angelina Grimshaw)

15 July                                            Saltfishforty

9 September 2019                            Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

14 October  2019                              JigJam

18 November 2019                            Daoiri Farrell 

9 December 2019                           Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

16 December 2019                         The Jigantics

2018

15 January 2018                    Steve Knightley 

19 February 2018                    Martin & Eliza Carthy 

19 March 2018                        Broom Bezzums

16 April 2018                           The Coal Porters

21 May 2018                            While & Matthews 

18 June 2018                           The East Pointers 

16 July 2018                            Heidi Talbot & John McCusker 

17 September 2018                  Granny's Attic 

15 October 2018                       Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan 

12 November 2018                    Tide Lines

19 November 2018                    Martyn Joseph

10 December 2018                    Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit  

17 December 2018                    A Causley Christmas with Jim Causley

 

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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

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

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

18 July                            Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons

19 September                  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 16 November 2015  -  Oysters3

Monday 21 September 2015  -  The New Rope String Band

Monday 14 December 2015  -  Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

Monday 21 December 2015  -  Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs