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September 2017

Sing-around

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £5.00

Join us for an evening of song and music Sing something Say something Play something Listen  ~ Join in Make a noise!

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £10.00

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi-instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales. The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim…

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October 2017

Sing-around

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £5.00

Join us for an evening of song and music Sing something Say something Play something Listen ~ Join in Make a noise!

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Pete Coe

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £10.00

Pete Coe is described as a 'one man folk industry' and is now in his 46th year as a professional musician His contributions include traditional song research, song writing in traditional style, the founding of several seminal bands, plus solo and duo performances, dance calling, recording, field research, local folk activism in Ryburn Three Step and teaching at various levels. He was the founder member and visionary force behind three particularly ground breaking groups – The New Victory Band, Bandoggs…

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Richard Stewart & Nigel Hayman

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £7.00

Local artists Richard Stewart and Nigel Hyams promise well crafted arrangements and expert musicianship. They have an excellent rapport with the audience and bring us songs from across the country. You may remember Richard from our Folk Song Competition finals and also for his renditions of much loved Jake Thackray classics.

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Two Spotlights with Chris Lawley, Pete Nutkins and Warp & Weft

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £5.00

Chris Lawley is a long time, if occasional, supporter of Watford Folk Club. Chris favours the old songs and, in particular, songs everyone, that's you,  can join in singing. Warm up your voices for a hearty sing   ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ And welcome, please, for the second half of the evening,  Pete Nutkins and Warp & Weft filling in for misplaced guests! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyyd-KsoXM0

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November 2017

Alice Jones

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £10.00

Alice Jones is a folk singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden in West Yorkshire. She sings mainly traditional English and American folk songs accompanying herself on piano, harmonium, tenor guitar and sometimes only body or foot percussion. Alice also plays the clarinet, whistle and is a dancer specialising in Appalachian clogging as well as other forms of percussive and traditional folk dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBaMtlY_feM

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Granny’s Attic

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £10.00

Granny’s Attic – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians, fine singers and play a range of English, Irish and Scottish traditional music as well as their own compositions. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have…

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Polly Morris

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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WFC is thrilled to invite back Bournemouth based performer, Polly Morris. Those of you who've seen her before will recall her comedic style and witty delivery but she does do serious too! Polly has released a new album recently called Good Driver of which FATEA .Magazine says …the album, like its predecessor, confirms Polly to be at the very top of her game and a writer of comedy songs that are going to be very hard to beat. It contains…

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Song Competition Final

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pump House, Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street
Watford, WD17 2JP UK
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(minimum donation) £6.00

This is the Grand Final of our 6th annual song writing competition            The entries have been whittled down to 10 finalists and our 3 judges, Chris Cleverley, Hannah Sanders and Alex Williams will surely have a hard decision to choose a winner and a runner up. Please note there are no floor spots available at this event.

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