Wed 11th Jan - GRANNY’S ATTIC
‘Great tunes, great energy, great arrangements, great stuff!’ Jon Boden (Spiers & Boden, Bellowhead)
Granny’s Attic is an exciting young folk trio who perform a range of English, Irish and Scottish traditional songs and tunes as well as a few of their own compositions. Cohen, George and Lewis each plays a variety of instruments, chiefly melodeon/concertina, guitar and fiddle/mandolin, with skill and passion way beyond their years. In 2014, while still teenagers, they were nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With one EP and two full-length albums already to their name, their most recent CD “Off the Land” was recorded at WildGoose records, Wherwell, Hampshire. www.grannysattic.org.uk
Wed 8 Feb - NORTH SEA GAS
Veterans of the folk scene, this hugely entertaining Scottish folk band combine guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, whistles and bouzouki with fine vocal harmonies and good humour. Their show consists of a mixture of traditional and original material, presented with skill and spontaneity. “The music feels genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies.” (Celtic Radio - Boston). Expect an evening of great craic from North Sea Gas! https://www.northseagas.co.uk
Wed 8 March - ARCHIE FISHER
Of the handful of venerable folk artists still playing today who fostered the folk music resurgence in the 1960s, few are more cherished than Archie Fisher MBE. Born into a singing family in Glasgow in 1939, Archie was part of the early folk revival in Scotland, playing with and inspiring amongst others Dave Swarbrick, Robin Williamson, Ian Campbell, Barbara Dickson, Anne Briggs and John Renbourn. He achieved early fame with his late sister Ray on the BBC Hoot’nanny programme between 1962-1964 and over the years has become celebrated as singer, arranger, producer and composer. With a rich repertoire of traditional folk music as well as his own compositions, Archie’s singing is known for its lyrical qualities while his gentle style of playing well suits the folk club ambience. Archie continues to tour on both sides of the Atlantic to great acclaim and we are fortunate indeed to have him appearing at Hambledon! http://www.allmusic.com/artist/archie-fisher-mn0000929265 (Note: early booking is advised).
8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm).
Floor spots and guests welcome!
Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members, £5.00 under 18s and students)
For reservations phone: 023 9263 2719 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FUTURE GUESTS IN SPRING 2017:
12 April ANNA MASSIE and MAIREARAD GREEN
10 May - BOB FOX
14 June - NINEBARROW