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Performances

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Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Clent Village Hall,

Crown Lane, Kidderminster,

DY10 3LU

Jim Yarwood: 07393 618 866


Saturday, 28th December 2019

Faldingworth Live

Nettleham Village Hall,

Brookfield Ave, Lincolnshire

LN2 2SS

Andy Watkins: 01522 535 770

watkins.folk@gmail.com



And now into .....2020


Friday, 17th January  2020

Supporting the fabulous HOMETOWNERS   at 

SHAW THEATRE, 2 Newton Street, 

Shaw, OLDHAM 

OL2 8NX

Tel: 01706 840 400


Tuesday, 21st Jan 2020

Sandbach Folk Club,

The Market Tavern, 

The Square, Sandbach,

Checshire CW11 1AT

Winston Baldwin: 07815 721 93


Tuesday, 28th January 2020

JULIA PORTER, with Anthony John Clarke and  friends,

Dragon's Breath Folk Club,

Treuddyn Village Hall,

Queen St,

MOLD CH7 4LU

John and Carole Warburton  01352 771 165  and  07734 817 685

 

Wednesday, 11th March 2020

Bromborough Folk Club,

The Bolton Room, The Bridge Inn, 

Port Sunlight,  Merseyside

CH62 4UQ

John Coleman: 0151 334 0759

www.bromfolkclub.co.uk


Thursday, 12th March  2020

Bromsgrove Folk Club, Catshill Club, 

13 Meadow Rd, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

Bob Bignell: 07828 716 842/ 0121 476 5938



Friday, 24th April 2020

Rhyl Folk  and Acoustic Club Club

Royal British Legion,

Abergele Rd,

Llandulas, 

Abergele, LL22 8EN

Neil: 07761 913 884


Thursday, 30th April 2020

Brewood Cricket Club, 

Four Ashes Rd, Brewood, 

STAFFORD 

T19 9HZ

Will Morgan: 01902 850 422     

www.brewoodacousticmusic.com


Friday, 1st May

Ram Club,

Old Cranleighan Club, 

Thames Ditton, SURREY 

KT7 0HB

Maggie and Bob Wood: 0208 686 9421

ram@btinternet.com www.theramclub.co.uk


Saturday, 2nd May 

Kingston Village Hall, 

Kingsbridge, Devon 

TQ7 4QE

John Connor: 01548 810 806


Sunday, 3rd May

Forest of Dean Folk Club, 

Orepool Inn, Chepstow Rd, 

Sling, Nr Coleford, Gloucestershire,

 GL16 8LH

forestofdeanfolkclub@gmail.com


Wednesday, 6th May

Llantrisant Folk Club, 

Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, 

Castan Rd, Llantrisant,

 CF72 9EH


Thursday, 7th May 

Kitchen Garden Cafe, 

17 York Rd, King's Heath,  

BIRMINGHAM B14 7SA

Brett: 0121 443 4725 

 info@kitchengardencafe.co.uk  https://kitchengardencafe.co.uk


Wednesday, 13th May

Blub, Trent Valley House Working Men's Club, 

New St, Bedworth, Warwickshire

 CV12 9DL

Mal Gurnham: 07760 190 309

www.bedwothfolkclub.co.uk   info@bedworthfolkclub.co.uk


Friday, 15th May 2020

Waveney Folk Club,

Gunton Community Hall,

Hollingsworth Rd,

LOWESTOFT  NR32 4DZ

Peter Hood: 01502 566656


Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Maghull Folk Club,

St Georges Social Centre,

Station Rd,

Maghull, Merseyside

L31 3DF

Contact : Paul Robinson 0151 920 6857

paulrobinson@maghullfolkclub

www.maghullfolkclub.co.uk



Friday,  22nd May 

Bingham Folk Club, 

The Pavilion, Brendon Grove, 

Bingham, Nottinghamshire 

NG13 8TN

Janet Smith: 01949 850 338

43dsmith@gmail.com

www.binghamfolkclub.weebly.com


Saturday, 23rd May 2020

Aberystwyth Folk Club,

Folk and Roots Coliseum Theatre

Amgeuddfa Ceredigion Museum,

Terrace Rd,

SY23 2AQ

 Daniel Laws: 07452 887 701 / 01970 880855


Friday 5th - Saturday 6th June

Wirral Folk Festival, The Whitby Club, 

Chester Rd, Ellesmere Port,

Cheshire CH65 6QF

Details: 0151 678 9902, or text 07981 639 336

folksingerjohn@aol.com


Sunday, 7th June 2020

Fleur de Lys Festival, 

Didcot

 OX11 9LN

Darren: 01235 813 247


Sunday, 14th June 2020

Readifolk Song & Music Club,

44 Watlington St, READING 

RG1 4RJ

Una: 0118 948 3145 una@readifolk.org.uk

Anne: 0118 961 3586 ali@readifolk.org.uk


Sat 27th June 2020

Private Party

Staffordshire 


Thurs- Sun 9th - 12th July 2020

Bromsgrove Folk Festival,

The Bowling Green, Shaw Lane,

Stoke Prior

B60 4BH

Contact: Yvonne 07519 370 548

bromsgroveman@outlook.com



Fri 7th - Wed 12th August 2020

Broadstairs Folk Week

Broadstairs, KENT

https://broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk


Thurs- Sat 13th - 15th August 2020

Cropredy festival



Friday, 11th September 2020

Bollington Folk Club,

Dog and Partridge,

Bollington, Macclesfield,

Cheshire , SK10 5JX

Pete Wood: 07570 807 645/ 01625 573255

folk.bollington@gmail.com


Sat,12th Sept 2020

Top Bar at

The Queens Head,

29 Chesterfield Rd,

Belper

DE56

Chris Butler: 07377 368 924


Sunday, 13th September 2020

Folk on the Moor, 

Westwood Inn, Lee Mill, 

Devon PL21 9EE

Ben Campbell: 01752 708 770

benguitar1@hotmail.co.uk


Tuesday, 29th September 2020   12- 2pm

Brick Kiln Nursery & Garden Centre,

Bognor Rd,

Merston, CHICHESTER

PO20 1EJ

www.brickkilngardencentre.co.uk

Josie Henry: 01243 756 175


Monday, 5th October 2020

Mansfield Folk Club,

The Black Bull, Woodhouse Rd

NG18 2AD

Details: 01623 825382/07443 847901

tshirtedwinstowe@gmail.com


Tues, 6th Oct 2020

Foggy Furze Folk Club,

Causeway Inn,

Elwick Broad,

HARTLEPOOL

TS24 7QT


Wed, 7th Oct 2020

Banbury Folk Club,

Banbury Cross Inn,

Butchers Rd,

OX16 5JH

Kevin West: 07721 009 827


Monday, 19th October 2020

Runcorn Folk Club,  (12 - 2pm).

Runcorn Golf Club, Merseyside 

WA7 4SU

Tony  & Anne Toy: 01928 5 61431


Sat, 24th October 2020

Village Hall,

Water Yeat,

Ulverston

LA12 7DJ


Sunday, 25th October 2020

Bothy Folk Club,

Park Golf Club,

Southport 

PR9 0JS

Details: Clive Pownceby  01704 807 374


Friday, 30th Oct 2020

Northwich Folk Club,

The Harlequin Theatre,

Queen st,

Northwich CW9 5JN

Details: 01606 74258


 Mirth & Mischief 2020 with DAVE PEGG

 

Friday, 6th November 2020

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club,  

Royal British Legion Club,

Church Lane, Blandford Forum,  

DORSET DT11 7AD

John Butcher: 01747 850 212

Kathy Dunn: 01202 732 239

kathy.dunn@btopenworld.com


Saturday, 7th November 2020

Bradden Hall,



Tuesday, 10th November 2020

Wurzel Bush Folk Club, 


Thursday, 12th November 2020

Cast Theatre, DONCASTER


Fri, 13th Nov  2020

Chesterfield Folk Club


Sat, 14th Nov

Village Folk

Chellaston


Tues, 17th Nov  2020

Dartford Folk Club


Wed, 18th Nov 2020

Worley’s at the Swan,

56 High Street,

Stourport-on-Severn,

DY13 8BX

Matt: 01299 877 832

www.theswanstourport.co.uk


Fri, 20th Nov 2020

Shining Friends Acoustic Roots Music,

Lickey Parish Hall,

Bromsgrove

B45 8ES

Paul Edwards: 07753487632



Sat, 21st Nov 2020

Wychwood


Mon, 23rd Nov, 2020

Glenfarg,

Kinross


Tues, 24th Nov 2020

Star Club,

Glasgow


Wed, 25th Nov 2020

Cramlington


Thursday, 26th Nov 2020

Sunderland Folk Club,

The Blue Bell, 

Fulwell, Sunderland 

SR6 9AD

Patricia Haswell:  07983 784 010


Fri, 27th Nov 2020

Thorner Victory Hall.

Carr Lane,

Thorner

Leeds LS14 3EY

Contact: David Stainthorpe 

Sat, 28th  Nov 2020

Great British Folk Festival,

Skegness

Bookings: 0330 102 5295


Sunday, 20th December 2020

Scrag End Folk Club,

Shoulder of Mutton,

Chapel St, Oakthorpe nr Measham 

DE12 7QT

Richard: 07434 303 130

info@scragfolk.co.uk    www.scragfolk.co.uk


Tbc The Black Swan, YORK



AND SO TO 2021


Friday, January 2021 (date tbc)

Woodman Folk Club,

Ashwood Marina,

Kingswinford 

DY6 0AB

Derry & Debby: 01384 560462

Barry & Corinne: 0121 602 3010

www.woodmanfolk.co.uk


Fri, 26th March 2021

Stonehaven Folk Club,

Stonehaven Community Centre,

Bath Street, 

AB39 2DH

Contact: Pat Popplestone 01569 764 202

stonehavenfolkclub@hotmail.com



Mon, 29th March 2021

Stirling Folk Club,

Stirling County R.F. Club,

Bridehaugh Park,

FK9 5AP



Tuesday, 30th March 2021

Balerno Folk Club, 

Balerno Bowling Club,

5 Ladycroft,

Balerno, Edinburgh

EH14 7AG

www.balernofolkclub.org.uk

j.stirling@btinternet.comm

0131 449 345


Thursday, 1st April 2021

Denholm Folk Club,

Cross Keys Inn, 

nr Hawick,

Roxburghshire

Contact: Kenny Speirs 07795 463 199 kennyspeirs53@hotmail.com


Wednesday, 7th April 2021

Irvine Folk Club

Vineburgh Community Centre,

Quarry Rd,

KA12 0PS

Joyce: 01294 551 04




Saturday, April tbc

Brussels

Private function


15th -22nd June 2021

Danube Cruise

costadelfolf.co.uk

Details: 01254 445 050


August 2021

Cropredy Festival MC


August 2021

Moira Furnace Folk Festival


November 2021 tbc

Over Hulton Folk Club,

BOL

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Reviews

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Review in TYKES, by Nigel Schofield

Peggy and AJ tour together each November. This collection of ten songs is a summation of seven years of doing so. AJ has a keen eye for observation, a sharp wit for writing and a knack for turning phrases, evident in titles that make you wonder “what on earth could that be like? viz Routine Love, Irishman In Paris and Let Me Tell You How It Works.This is not a reproduction of their stripped-back, seated live sound – aside from mandolin, Peggy plays electric and bass guitar; La Belle Julia Porter, who co-wrote the songs, adds piano and strings; Adrian Black provides entirely apt clarinet and Mark Walker plays chimes. The songs benefit from these added dimensions. Try the full-on rock sound of Until the Wall Comes Down or Life’s got its own agenda, a song that could only otherwise exist if Jake Thackery had been transplanted to Basin Street! There are songs that make you smile, songs to make you think and songs for which the only reaction is “yes – exactly”. How can you resist a line like “I lost my religion in a poker game”? The songs are all direct and involve you immediately, but the craft in writing, subtlety of narrative and deftness of observation all reward repeated listens. Even after one listen, those skilfully coined phrases will leap into your head – and you’ll thrash around to recall where it’s from…and when you remember, this album ends up in CD player: it’s an endlessly repeating cycle. Earworms that never get earworn.

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 Kilburn Village Institute  25th March 2019

This erudite and charming man provides entertainment of the highest quality. He is hailed as one of the countries leading singer  ....He enthralled the audience for over 2 hours......singing very witty and verbally complex songs, telling stories........ think Victoria Wood on a good day crossed with Mike Harding Eric Clapton and an Irish accent! 

TRUDY CLARKE, 5th April 2019

"Loved your show at the Woodman from start to finish- music, songs, stories, tales and jokes all complimenting each other. Kevin and I watched your great DVD 'One more story to be told' today - just hope there's more to follow x"

MJ BALDSPUR JARVIS 6th April 2019

"Ellen Malin and I have seen Anthony John Clarke compere at Cropredy and always thought what a great bloke he seems. I have had interactions with him yet never seen him perform live. At last, tonight we saw him at the Queens Head, Belper -. it was even better than I could have imagined.

A genuine, heartfelt and lovely man. The music was beautiful, and the connection between Anthony and his wife Julia is something to behold."


When Irish Eyes are Smiling. Chris Birchill

(10th October 2019. Ruthin All Styles Music Club)

In fact, every single pair of eyes in the room were smiling, whilst those Irish eyes were twinkling as their owner’s beautifully crafted songs were interspersed with tales of his Irish upbringing and anecdotal yarns about his musical journey through life.

You will go a long way to find a more entertaining and engaging folk singer than Antony John Clarke. He has his own unique style of modern folk songs with words that conjure up pictures of life, painted with humour and a not insignificant touch of the old blarney.

He was accompanied on piano by his lovely wife Julia, who also wore a beautiful smile throughout the evening despite bearing the brunt of many of his jokes. It was Julia’s 63rd birthday and Anthony John made much of the fact that it heralded the beginning of the annual eight-day period when he is technically a year younger than her.

The humour comes effortlessly, both within the songs and in the narrative between them. The whole of his performance is full of fun with lively and uplifting songs such as “The Cockerel Has Done a Runner”, “We Pulled Through”, “I Hate Camping” and “They Don’t Write Them Like That Any More”.

As with his 2017 concert, Anthony John and Julia stayed over in The Feathers’ comfortable accommodation which once again resulted in him overrunning our usual finish time by almost an hour. Not that anybody objected.


and now, about the annual  (November/ December)

 Mirth & Music  TOUR

Featuring Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention, Anthony John Clarke, Irish stand up and song smith supremo.


Two legendary musicians and consummate entertainers unite for an evening of outstanding song and music, with plenty of humour.


Belfast born Anthony John is recognised as one of the top songwriters on the acoustic/ folk scene, 12 albums and 3 singles including the beautiful “Seven in Ireland” and “Irish Eyes”. Anthony John enjoys an enormous following in UK, Europe, Australasia and USA.


Legendary Fairport Convention multi-instrumentalist Dave Pegg joins Anthony John. The friends draw from a wealth of hits and much loved songs for an evening of exquisite, outstanding music and a lot of humour.


Truly astonishing musicians, delivering songs that make your spine tingle. You can feel their friendship, as much funny humour, laughs & and smiles as belting songs




'AJC is a National Treasure' (Fairport Convention)

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  Womens Size 10 and 12

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Ask Julia (07518228933 ) 

for details of payment 


£13.50 includes postage 


Or better still,  come to a show, and have a private fitting!

The original t shirt.... any colour as long as it’s black!

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We are delighted to now be able to offer  WOMEN'S beautifully FITTED tee shirts,sizes 10 and 12


as well as medium to XXL . 

Lads, you can look as fab  as the girls in yours.

New Album, with Dave Pegg NOW AVAILABLE

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enjoy the songs from their annual November 'Mirth and Mischief'Tour

Please email, Call or text 


Julia ( 07518 228 933)


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