Our folk day 2018 will follow our now traditional formula. Starting with a singaround in the morning to which all are welcome to come and sing, play or listen. After lunch we have the first of our two afternoon concerts, followed shortly by the second afternoon concert. To fill in the gap between the afternoon concerts and the evening finale concert we have a music session down in the bar. Again all are welcome to come along to play some tunes.
The evening concert this year will feature political singer-songwriter Grace Petrie with support from Sheila Mosley. See below for more information about all our folk day performers.
All day ticket £18
Dave Walters, Alistair Bloomfield,
Lyn Cooper & Dave May, Intarsia
Cookie, Paul Carbuncle The Phil Langran Band
Music Session in the bar
support: Sheila Mosley
MORNING SINGAROUND - 10:30AM
All are welcome to join us for a round-the-room singing session. Bring a song to sing, a tune to play, or just come along to listen.
EARLY AFTERNOON CONCERT - 1:15PM Running order: Dave Walters, Alistair Bloomfield, Lyn Cooper & Dave May, Intarsia
Intarsia is an exciting new collaboration with Sarah Matthews and Jo May. Sarah of course is well known to Poppy Folk Club regulars as she has appeared with her bands Cupola and Moirai as well as in her duo with partner Doug Eunson. Jo May is probably best known as a member of Token Women and is a great player of tuned and untuned percussion. It will be really interesting to see and hear how this new project works out, and we're very happy to be able to give Intarsia one of their first bookings.
Alistair Bloomfield will be playing later in the day in Phil Langran's band, but here we have a chance to hear him doing some of his wonderful solo material. Regulars to the club will know Alistair is a superb fiddle player. He is also well known as both musician and dancer with Sullivan's Sword.
Lyn Cooper & Dave May
Lyn is a well-known face on the Leicestershire folk scene and is also no stranger to the Poppy Folk Club. Lyn and
Dave play for barn dances and ceilidhs with The Navigation Band, but here we also have a chance to hear some of their great song arrangements too.
Dave Walters is one of the organisers of the Poppy Folk Club and is a delightful singer of traditional and contemporary songs. It will be lovely to hear an extended set by Dave from the stage.
LATE AFTERNOON CONCERT - 4:00PM Running Order: Cookie, Paul Carbuncle, The Phil Langran Band
The Phil Langran Band are well known in the Nottingham area, so it's great that we're now able to bring them along to The Poppy and Pint. Phil is an accomplished singer and a fine writer of songs. He has assembled a superb array of musicians in Steve Benford, Mark Walker, Frank McCarthy and Alistair Bloomfield. We're in for a real treat!
Paul Carbuncle appeared at our folk day a couple of years ago and went down a storm. So we're excited to be able to bring him back to the Poppy Folk Club for a repeat performance.
Cookie is another well-known name on the Nottingham acoustic music circuit. He is a great singer and superb songwriter, and we're really looking forward to hearing what he will bring along for us.
MUSIC SESSION IN THE BAR - 6:00PM
We have invited local musicians to come along for a jamming session downstairs in the bar. Why not bring your instrument along and join us?
EVENING CONCERT - DOORS 7:30pm CONCERT STARTS 8PM
Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then, she has written, recorded and toured relentlessly. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the most respected and prolific songwriters working in the UK today.
Sheila Mosley is a great singer and songwriter, and another well-known figure from the Leicestershire folk scene. We are delighted she has agreed to do the support spot as it will be a perfect way to start the evening concert.