Hambledon Folk Club Listing for the New Year

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Wednesday 10 January
21st Anniversary Party
Special event with celebrated guest performers (many local) who have appeared at Hambledon over the years (and helped get it going in the early days including in our first year – 1997). In this evening to mark Hambledon Folk Club’s 21 years, floor spots will be provided by former organisers and MCs of the club while the guests include popular artists such as George Wilson, Ramskyte and Tom Lewis…assuring a really great evening!

Ramskyte will be reforming as a three-part a cappella group to present some of their ‘greatest hits’! Their strong voices create a rich sound with unusual vocal harmonies. Take The Shilling are local singer and guitarist George Wilson and singer/song-writer Paul Openshaw from Dorset. They are teaming up once more to recreate their own, highly entertaining act. http://www.oldfocsle.org.uk/SCoFF/georgewilson/ and http://paulopenshaw.com

Tom Lewis hardly needs any introduction to Hambledon. He is a retired submariner who sings songs about the sea: shanties, his own compositions and miscellaneous numbers, sometimes accompanying himself on ukulele or button accordion. He has a strong, clear voice and will soon have you singing along to his rousing choruses. Tom chats easily with his audience and punctuates his songs with interesting stories and anecdotes. www.tomlewis.net

Wednesday 14 February
Barrie & Ingrid Temple
Barrie and Ingrid are well-established harmony singers from Newcastle upon Tyne with superb voices. Returning to Hambledon by popular demand, their stirring songs are mainly traditional (both serious and humorous) with original arrangements and accompaniment by Barrie on English concertina and guitar. They also sing Barrie’s songs, written in traditional style, many of which have been recorded by other performers both here and abroad. Their warm personalities and Geordie humour as they chat and sing to their audience ensure a lively, engaging performance. “Like friends singing to friends!” (Paul Ryan, Black Diamond Folk Club) www.barrieandingrid.co.uk

All Gigs:
Venue: The Youth Hut (between Village Hall and Vine Pub), West Street, Hambledon PO7 4RW. 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm). Floor spots and guests welcome! Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members, £5.00 under 18s and students) Drinks from Vine Pub next door or bring your own. Tea/Coffee at the Club. Enquiries and booking/reservations phone: 02392 632719 or email folkclubhambledon@hotmail.co.uk

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