We are pleased to welcome four new folk acts to Watford Folk Club
Just starting out on their musical journeys, these young performers are the future of folk music and we are happy to support them by showcasing their talent at Watford.
Recommended donation – £8:00
Alex Jenkins is a folk singer and musician hailing from St Albans in Hertfordshire. His music draws inspiration from folk traditions from around the UK and Ireland, with a particular focus on the traditional music of Wales. As a recorder player, Alex has toured Northumberland and Brittany with the Oxford University Ceilidh Band and enjoys playing in local sessions in his hometown and further afield. A 2021/22 New Roots Finalist, his performances are often described as calming and “zen”, looking to transport his audiences to the Celtic fringes of the British Isles with the combination of his “soothing” vocals and the tones of the Celtic lever harp. Whenever he can, Alex enjoys wandering the foothills of the Brecon Beacons near his grandparents’ house and capturing the mountain soundscape in his tunes and songs.
Third Time Lucky is a Bristol-based band of three siblings and one nominal sister! Between us we sing and play fiddle, mandolin, whistle, guitar, and percussion. We enjoy performing, writing and arranging tunes with energetic instrumentals and vocals. Recently we’ve performed at Sidmouth and Chippenham folk festivals and are looking forward to playing for Watford Folk Club. We’d like to thank New Roots for the opportunities that they have given us.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ThirdTimeLucky20
Instagram – @thirdtimeluckyfolk
Callum Granger is a London based singer-songwriter. He was raised in a house full of music. Radio 1 and 2 and Atlantic 252 were the soundtrack to his youth, and there were racks full of CD’s and vinyl of all genres from Dylan to AC/DC, country to blues. During these early years Callum was absorbing all of these influences which are now evident in the songs he writes and performs, both as a solo artist and as half of the duo “Borders”.
Think contemporary folk / Americana/ Roots with a twist of Blues. Live, it’s mostly original material with an occasional cover. It’s compelling and entertaining storytelling, ranging from love and loss to the consequences of conflict, but also songs of hope and songs which are just good fun. 2020 has been a year to forget regards live performances, but Callum has set himself up with a new home studio and is writing and recording material for his first solo album which he hopes to release (and tour) later next year.
Katherine Kaims is a folk musician, actor, and theatre-maker from Sheffield, currently studying Actor Musicianship at Leeds Conservatoire. A singer and multi-instrumentalist, the nature of ensemble artistry is at the core of her values. From developing scripts to breathing new life into folk music, she’s always concerned with truthful stories and lives, especially those that reflect her upbringing in the North. She recently finished playing Maria in her 3rd year production of ‘Twelfth Night’ and is currently working on adapting Jon Boden’s post-apocalyptic concept album ‘Afterglow’ for the stage.