Showcase Nights     

Our showcase nights are famous, we have had so many great artists performing, literally hundreds during the clubs history.

The format is, ...
one Open-Mic session between 8:15pm and 9:40pm, 
followed by the guest act at around 10:00pm until approximately 11:10pm.

Take a look at our past showcase artists.
 18th January 2018

Sarah Yeo


Singer songwriter with an incredible voice
15th February 2018

Aquebus at the Ritz


Foot Stomping Traditional English folk music
 and sea shanty's from this talented trio
 15th March 2018

Wildwood Jack


Amazing Rhythms through great instrument styles 
and just brilliant vocals. 
 19th March 2018

ethemia at the ritz


Lovely voices and guitar 
from this male and female duo. 
Heartwarming original songs and maybe a cover or two
 17th May 2018
barlowcree at the ritz

 Male folk duo providing incredible harmonies in modern music rooted in ancient themes which will leave you happy and fully entertained
 21st June 2018
Paul Butler

Paul Butler


Do you like Blues? well this bluesman is certainly for you
  19th July 2018
Hattie Briggs
hattie briggs


Brilliant award winning singer songwriter with such an amazing voice
  16th August 2018
Mitchell & Vincent

Mitchell & Vincent 

Guitar, Fiddle and Vocals
for a pure folk experience
  20th September 2018
FOS Brothers
FOS Brothers

Growing up in Belfast in the 70’s, the FOS Brothers fuse an eclectic mix of their own original songs with traditional Irish sensibilities flavoured liberally with Floydian/Genesis/Horslipian spices.

Their mix of drums, percussion Loops and samples, soaring guitars and bass delight Festival and Venue audiences and that’s before they start singing!
 New CD, 'Clear Again' was mastered by Simon Heyworth of Mike Oldfield’s famed production, and is available now for purchase from their website.
  18th October 2018
Rag Mama Rag
rag mama rag


Amazing Ragtime Blues performers

 create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound
 which soon has audiences feet tapping.

Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing
Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions,
 and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period.
  15th November 2018
Helena Softly

 17th January 2018
Kit Hawes 
Aaron Catlow
Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

Kit Hawes
 and Aaron Catlow

play folk music from Europe, America and beyond;
combining dazzling playing
with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship