BLACK*SCARR at Watford Folk Club – October 29th

Q. What do you get when you cross an Essex Folk Singer with a big bloke from the North East who loves Americana music?

A. Quintessential British Country-Folk for and About Grown Ups.

Black*Scarr which is Emma Scarr, folk singer from the East London/Essex borderland and Johnny Black a bonafide Geordie Bloke but has lived and plied his trade in the South for a long, long time.

We are looking forward to welcoming Emma & Johnny back to Watford Folk Club for what will be a terrific evening of great songs & lots of fun!

Entry by minimum donation of £8. (card payments £8.15)

BLACK*SCARR are an East London duo formed by two singer songwriters with different styles and influences, but whose co-writing has collided to produce a collection of songs that move audiences to laughter and tears. Honest and gritty, this urban folk/country duo produce songs full of stories and themes that are modern but classic-sounding and timeless, personal and everyday, still universal. Black*Scarr have become known for live performances bursting with energy and chemistry. Prepare to tap your toes to upbeat melodic country tunes and be touched by hard-hitting, yet poetic lyrics that will stay with you. Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and classic harmonies document the trials, contradictions, fears and delights of middle-aged life and love.

Black*Scarr have performed previously at Folk Clubs including, Royston, Watford, Redbourn, Loughton, Twickenham, The Ram, Hitchin, Warwick, Tiller Flat, The Beamish Mary and Cramlington. Also, The Lantern Society and The Country Soul Sessions (London).

Black*Scarr have played festivals too – Balstock, St Albans, Dacorum, Leytonstone, New World, Straw Bear and Folk on the Water among them.

Black*Scarr tracks have been played on radio stations including BBC introducing Radio Teesside, Country UK and House of Mercy.

Black*Scarr won “Best Audience Reaction” award at “Love Folk Live” competition run by Folkstock and have been finalist and winner for the Watford Folk Club Song Writing Competition.

It’s our 13th birthday and NaMara are our guests


We are pleased to welcome our good friends Na-Mara to Watford Folk Club on Friday 15th October to help us celebrate our 13th birthday from 8pm – 11pm!!

Yes, we’ve been going for thirteen years although it only seems like yesterday when we opened the doors of The Colne River Room for the first time.

Herts-based duo Na-Mara are described by Folk London as “elegant and skilled musicians”. Paul McNamara and Rob Garcia perform in venues and festivals across the UK and have in recent times performed in France, Germany, Spain and China, and have featured in broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and a host of local radio stations. Their music includes self-penned songs in traditional style on contemporary and historical topics; traditional songs from the British Isles; their own translations of songs from the Breton, French and Quebecois traditions, and tunes from Brittany, France and the Spanish Celtic regions of Asturias and Galicia.

“…Na-Mara is one of today’s leading folk ballad duos on the British Folk Scene.” Michael Moll, Folk World, #70, 2019

Looking forward to a great night and to seeing you there for our Birthday celebration!

Suggested donation :: £8