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Who should I be booking?

Banjiman 19 Nov 08 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,No Fixed Abode 19 Nov 08 - 10:36 AM
Sttaw Legend 19 Nov 08 - 10:51 AM
Chris Green 19 Nov 08 - 10:54 AM
GUEST 19 Nov 08 - 10:56 AM
GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band 19 Nov 08 - 11:02 AM
Banjiman 19 Nov 08 - 11:03 AM
Chris Green 19 Nov 08 - 11:06 AM
nutty 19 Nov 08 - 11:29 AM
olddude 19 Nov 08 - 11:36 AM
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theleveller 19 Nov 08 - 12:11 PM
Anne Lister 19 Nov 08 - 12:14 PM
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Subject: Who should I be booking?
From: Banjiman
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:24 AM

OK, so assuming I don't lose all of the folk club funds on the KFFC Big Birthday Bash this weekend (numbers are looking OKish but not stunning), who should I be booking for next year?

I have nothing against singer/songwriters but do tend to prefer them to at least sound a bit traddy (pianos are a big turn off for instance and there are only so many greying men with Martin's you can put on, and we have/ had our quota!) but prefer people who do a mix of their own/ other peoples /trad (I always think it is a bit presumptious to do only your own material when there is so much other great stuff out there....though some people can get a way with it- Eric Bogle maybe!).

The current bookings I have are; Vicki Swan & Johnny Dyer, Brother Crow (with Kat Davidson & Dan Walsh suppoting), The Young'uns and Anna Shannon. (plus Sara Grey, Sarah McQuaid, Zoox and Edwina Hayes + more for February's Winter Warmer. Birthday Bash this weekend includes Duncan McFarlane, Wendy Arrowsmith, Marie Little, Mary Humpheys & Anahata, Hamish Currie, Bill Lloyd, Jim Potter etc).

I include this list so you get some idea where I am coming from.

So.... who have you seen recently who is/are not stupidly expensive (well quite cheap actually!)ticks some of the boxes listed above and has blown your socks off. Links to where I can hear/ see them are encouraged.

Thanks

Paul


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,No Fixed Abode
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:36 AM

Hi Paul,
       Here is a link to see video footage, more info at www.freewebs.com/musicnfa


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPJCHrHAwlM

Thanks

Una


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:51 AM

Hi Paul

Have a listen see what you think harriWattsband
We like ticking boxes......and are not stupidly expensive


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:54 AM

Hi Paul

At the risk of putting myself forward, I'm trying to put together a Northern mini-tour (which is a kind of man with a bull's head) for my band Isambarde. We play largely trad English stuff and we're going to be around in the last week of May 2009. We're pretty reasonable in that we'd be looking for a small minimum against a percentage. If you're interested pm me and I'll give you my contact details.

Chris

PS - If you want a character reference, we're good mates with Vicki and Jonny!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:56 AM

I would suggest Megson at the moment although how much they cost I dont know ...


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:02 AM

Read us up on www.elsiesband.com and hear some of our "Rough Tracks" on the MySpace site.
Regards,
John


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Banjiman
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:03 AM

duellingbouzoukis.... nice website, but where can I hear you?

Thanks

Paul


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:06 AM

Ah! Touche! Try www.myspace.com/isambarde There are six full track from our three albums on there.

NB - 'Mary and the Soldier' features our 'big band' Isambarde Electric. We wouldn't normally play a folk club with bass and drums!

Cheers

Chris


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: nutty
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:29 AM

Hissyfit always go down well ... Booked at Saddleworth and Warwick 2009 - get them before they become horribly expensive.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: olddude
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:36 AM

Bruce Murdoch and Ron Bankley
doesn't get better than that I think


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:41 AM

Dave Goulder


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: theleveller
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:11 PM

Reg Meuross would be brilliant and, even though there's a piano (I suppose even a banjo players must have prejudices), I'd say Landermason are a must!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Anne Lister
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:14 PM

Me? I'm certainly not a greying man with a Martin and a lot of my songs are based on traditional stories ....listen to some of them on www.myspace.com/annelister or here

Bet you wished you hadn't asked now!

Anne


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:15 PM

You can't go wrong booking George Papavgeris


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:16 PM

The above was a guest with my cookie!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: olddude
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:16 PM

George
I have to agree with you my friend


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From: greg stephens
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:18 PM

You can't go wrong booking the fantastic Boat Band


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:20 PM

El Greko


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: theleveller
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:32 PM

Oh, and Tom Bliss, of course. I suppose Dougie Maclean is out of the question.

And get hold of Lucy Ward while you still can (if you can).


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: alex s
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:36 PM

Brian Peters Brian Peters Brian Peters Brian Peters Brian Peters..........


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Faye
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:48 PM

Well, apart from me, of course, there's:

Belshazzar's Feast
Landermason
George Papavgeris
Isambarde
Tom Bliss
The Askew Sisters
Maggie Sand
The London Bulgarian Choir
The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain (if you can afford them)


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Faye
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:49 PM

...and not forgetting (as I almost did) the wonderful Tone-Deaf Leopard!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 12:55 PM

George Papavgeris, of course (and you could try asking the Warwick Slade Collective to be the support act.....)


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:02 PM

http://www.dickmiles.com
Dick miles will be touring april,july. oct /nov 2009


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Banjiman
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:04 PM

Faye.... why don't you post a link to where we can hear you.

Leveller... we did try Dougie McLean believe it or not but we calculated that we would need to get 200 people in KF Village Hall to make him affordable (even if he did us a favour!).....you've been there, what do you reckon?

Re Pianos, it's bad enough that Brother Crow are suggesting they might bring their's without booking more known penists......

We've had TB, we will have him again at some point.

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Singing Referee
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:27 PM

Well, what a brave person!

I am a grey haired man with guitar, but to compensate there's also the loverly Christine. We sing close harmony, mainly accompanied, some a capella. A little traditinal material, a little self-penned (Christine's; one has been recorded by Anthony John Clarke, one won the last Maidenhead folk song competition) and lots of what I care to call classic contemporary, but avoiding the over-worked and abused. Booked at this year's Alcester and Bedworth festivals.

"Moses and The Ref shone once more with them beautiful harmonies. I could listen to them all evening." said George Papavgeris!

www.mosesandtheref.org.uk where you can hear clips of us singing. Live - no recording tricks, so pretty much what you'ld get should you be gracious enough to book us.

And we'll listen to any sensible offers on fees.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,David
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:31 PM

David Franks


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: peregrina
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:38 PM

In your territory, Mick Sheehan; he did a terrific gig in York a while back.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Banjiman
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:46 PM

Singingref....... you don't have to whisper about banjos at KFFC, strangely we welcome them!

This is great, getting to hear lots of things that I wouldn't usually come across. Unfortunately I won't be able book you all (about 20 acts per year) but it is reinforcing my belief that there is a real depth of talent out there.

BTW PMing me won't make any difference, I will over time listen to all the links on here and get back to anyone who fits the bill.

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Fidjit
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:48 PM

His Worship & the Pig

Really entertaining.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Banjiman
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:50 PM

Anyone got a Hissyfit link? (or can you bring something this weekend for me to listen to Nutty?)

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: mandotim
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 01:57 PM

The Slippery Hill Boys? Link here
Plenty of banjo action...
Tim


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Warwick Slade
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 02:22 PM

Somebody said George Papavgerie supported by The Warwick Slade Collective. What a dream ticket for a great night.
How about that greying man with a Gibson, Terry Mcdonald www.myspace.com/terrymcdonalddorset
Worth a listen

There is no nepotism in folk music


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 02:23 PM

Hissyfit are wonderful and you'll draw a bunch of new people - I have two Cds of them and also a CD of their music when they played at Flaxton (we booked them VERY early)


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Faye
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 02:39 PM

Banjiman- I'll let you all know when I have a MySpace site (yes, I'm the only one here who doesn't have one yet...)

The reason is I haven't yet recorded anything to put on it. I'm crap with technology so I'll have to get someone to do it for me and I don't think I'm ready yet; want to finish breaking the songs in first.

Thanks for the interest though!!!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Faye
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 02:40 PM

...oh and can you afford Bellowhead?????


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: breezy
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 02:56 PM

George Papavgeris has Tom Bliss staying with him after the Monday gig at Herga, I claim the prize please

I will recommend them both

I would also say that you should ask those you have already booked for suggestions

In the meantime ask Hamish about yt,

Tom Bliss called me 'Professional'

Hey Villan give us a plug.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Nick
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 02:58 PM

Hissyfit

Kieran Halpin was reasonable for us to put him on too.

We have never booked many people so not much help! Last Nights Fun came and played twice and were great. Marie Little came too.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Crane Driver
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 03:44 PM

Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton - our website is here. I'm a greying (OK - grey) man but I don't play any sort of guitar. Carole isn't.

There are music samples on the site, and a diary of where we've been in 2008 - both UK and abroad.

Some trad, some recently-written to sound like trad, including some by us, and anything else we enjoy singing.

Always happy to discuss a sensible approach to fees.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 03:46 PM

What a fab thread to get links to my favourite people, good idea!
Here's my page....


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Surreysinger (sans cookie)
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 04:49 PM

If it would be suitable for your club/venue, Ralphie and I could offer you a show (mixed narrative, and songs and tunes) about the life and work of Lucy Broadwood, folksong collector and researcher, and mentor to the likes of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger. Further details on our MySpace page


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 05:02 PM

Can I recommend the evergreen Pete Morton.

Great songs and tremendous rapport with an audience.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Acorn4
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 05:03 PM

oh, and Lynn Heraud/Pat Turner - once again, great music and very entertaining!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Rafflesbear
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 05:12 PM

something lively


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 05:29 PM

Kris Akabusi has an infectious laugh. I'm sure he would raise a few chuckles.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 06:15 PM

Hi Paul

I'd recommend

Midnight Special
http://www.myspace.com/midnightspecialtrio


Roger Davies

Gerry Mc Neice

Sorry link mker blobbed on last two but they're on MySpace

And of course I'd second / third Tom Bliss - Crucible & Skyhook from Sheffield are superb too


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 06:33 PM

this maybe


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 06:36 PM

Mmmm - perhaps not - though I have heard worse at some folk clubs! (Fortunately very rarely!)


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 06:56 PM

Hmm. Cost is always relative. Here are some thoughts.



Pint and Dale (might be expensive, some trad, some US, some own stuff, lovely sound with Hurdy Gurdy and make him bring his mandolin - oh, and his Goodall is the best guitar I have ever played)

Jon Loomes (lovely Nic Jones/Carthyesque guitar, and also plays hurdy gurdy and almost anything else that will play a tune I hate people like that, and almost entirely English traditional arranged with verve)

I see MGAS has put in her bid above. I suggest you accept.

If you can pry her loose from the bowels of Kent, possibly the best (other than fully-pro) female renderer of unaccompanied English song, Marian Button - former winner of the Nats - get her NOW as (sorry Marian, I know I am not a gentleman) she gets no younger. A voice you will never forget. Also you will not forget the death toll and you may not smile or laugh until a year and a day have passed - many great tragedies in her repertoire.

Ingrid and Barrie Temple. Probably need no introduction.

Dame Patti Smith EPNS

That wonderful young girl at the last Miskin - unaccompanied song made me cry 4 times in 20 minutes - Tori something (if Tori Amos is the famous one she was Tori Lang - or maybe vice versa). From Wales I think.

Capella. From Kent. She a lady baritone, he a male tenor/countertenor, harmonies and countermelodies to DIE for. Unccompanied, some trad-ish some a bit jazz-ish or music hall-ish. For a small amount extra, get them with Kick the Cat (combined band called Catapella) and die laughing at some of the comedy songs.

Deadly Lampshade - female-led singer-songwriter tribe got boosted from club tent to main stage at Ely a couple of years ago. She has a nice guitar she plays in Open G a lot.

Our own Barden of England. Singer Songwriter, and greying, but plays a Fylde not a Martin. Wonderful alcohol-fuelled tenor voice, rich ringing and full.

Mike Nicholson. A melodic baritone full of spice and chocolate (the voice, I mean) and a Collings short-scale (12-fret) dreadnaught that sings the harmonies at you.

Peter Collins. Unaccompanied. Quite a lot of shanties and forebitters. A bass-baritone or bass. If Mike Nicholson is spice and chocolate, Peter is Death By Chocolate Pudding. If he asks for an alcohol rider, decline, he drinks wine by the pint (and knows a good one from a bad one).

Dangerous Curves (but you know them).

Pete Coe - I have no idea what he now costs but he is SO underrated. Nothing he can't do.

No Worries do do some trad. He is a VERY good finger-style guitarist with a range of Martins that will buy most retirement bungalows, and a worthwhile singer, she sings harmony arranged or on the fly and plays a very useful bodhran (egg, etc).


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Effsee
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 10:39 PM

Michael Marra...you won't mind his keyboard, but you will remember his songs...and his keyboard support!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: cptsnapper
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 12:40 AM

Sharon Fountain


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 03:28 AM

The truly brilliant IAN BRUCE would always be in my list, along with ISAMBARDE who wowed them at Fylde this year.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Banjiman
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 04:10 AM

oooooh, I like that Hissyfit song on their website...... is all of their stuff as good? Would anyone like to tell me about their live performance?

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 04:34 AM

Hissyfit are just wonderful & would give a fabulous evening if you can pry them away from home!! Both are around on the Cat, Hazel is Pistachio & Linda is under her own name. Definitely recommended!

Actually I'd second virtually all the people that have been mentioned here, wonderful thread!

Personal Favourites:
Hissyfit
Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner
Capella
Patti & Ned
Moses & the Ref
George Papavgeris (an absolute Must)
Breezy
Isambarde
Vicki & Trefor Williams
Les Sullivan
Mary Humphreys & Anahata
Marian Button
Sylvia Watts

No, it's no good the list is endless, there's so much talent around I could go on & on & still not mention everyone!!!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Fidjit
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 04:48 AM

Well After what I've seen here.

I should have plugged myself. Although costs of flight over from Sweden to England and return would bump up the price a bit.

try this

Chas


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: cptsnapper
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 05:55 AM

I forgot to mention Bonnie Shaljean


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 07:12 AM

Second Megson, who have a pretty wide range. Debbie had classical singing training and has a pure voice, Stu has a punk background. Some traditional material and their own songs. Saw them at The Old Down in Somerset, but they're from Teesside.

I do recommend David and Issy Emeney especially with Kate Riaz (cellist) who I also saw at the Old Down on their own and as support act for The Devil's Interval. They live in Cheddar and usually perform in the south west and east but can get about - I see from their giglist they're in the north east in a year's time, and they were at Ryburn 3 Step in Yorkshire earlier this year.

They should hit your buttons - mostly traditional stuff but also their own material in a traditional style. All the songs on their Myspace page are original except Turpin the Blade. Listen esp to "The Skies Turned Grey" there, a haunting song about the mighty men of Whitehall disposing of animals during foot and mouth: "Born in the morning/Condemned by the evening/They led the lambs to slaughter/And the skies turned grey". People might have heard John Kirkpatrick doing this. Issy is a melodeon tutor and some of their pieces are tunes only.

While I am shilling for local bands, I like Dragonsfly based in Somerset, a Celtic/Eastern fusion band who also play schottisches (sp?) and French stuff.

Also I second Tom Bliss, who is sometimes solo and sometimes with Tom Napper.

I also like Kirsty McGee and Matt Martin but I haven't seen her/them live. All her own songs, I think, so not much traditional there, and she calls her self a hobopop artist so she might not be your thing, possibly a tad too much between-the-wars Americana-style sometimes.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Nicholas Waller
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 07:13 AM

Oops, I neglected to include my name. I recommended the Emeneys and so on above.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Musket
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 07:35 AM

Book Mitch.

ps. Mitch, that's yet another pint you owe me....


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 07:52 AM

Yes. I should have mentioned Ian Bruce as well. Probably voice of the circuit.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Acorn4
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 08:26 AM

As well as the grey haired old men with Martins, beware the intense young men with Takamines !


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Acorn4
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 08:29 AM

...oh and I forget. Trio Threlfall (Jane + Amanda + Roger Edwards)


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Nick
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 08:36 AM

Paul - they are excellent live. I'm particularly partial to their version of Bird on the Wire which isn't on a CD; Northern Tide is one of my favourite songs; and Sweet Minerva and and and...

I have a CD somewhere that I recorded when they came to visit us in Flaxton (with Linda and Hazel's ok which Hazel has a copy of) - PM Hazel or Linda if it's ok with them to send some samples I can pop them on some webspace or get you a copy.

If you still have any space over the weekend at your bash I might pop up at some point for a sing as there are a fair number of people I know there and could perhaps give you a copy. Perhaps you could PM me?

Bit of luck they may do Both Sides of the Tweed now. I went to Hazel's birthday last year and she sang it with her sister (and Linda) and the rest of the pub and it was lovely.

This is not a Hissyfit performance but it is Linda and Hazel singing at Hazels birthday in a pub in Beverley. Noisy and not a good recording but gives a slight idea. It's been posted on mudcat before so they hopefully won't mind. Don't make a negative decision on it but it gives an idea!

http://www.esnips.com/doc/b8eeebb6-7342-45c3-aec8-59d86bd4eb43/brightmorning
http://www.esnips.com/doc/3e8374ad-0ce6-4041-909f-7690173790bb/newsong


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From: Banjiman
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 08:37 AM

"As well as the grey haired old men with Martins, beware the intense young men with Takamines ! "

Indeed sir! My comment wasn't meant to be ageist but a stylistic description... apologies if anyone was offended.

I've been exposed to some great music and am/ will be following some things up.

Anyone else?

Paul


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Acorn4
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 11:51 AM

Twas only a tongue in cheek comment - I play a Seagull - bet the Grecian 2000 sales will be booming now!


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 12:27 PM

Can't believe no one's mentioned John Kelly.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: The Sandman
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 12:47 PM

perhaps we should hold a seance in cyberspace.and see what the spirits tell us.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Banjiman
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 01:10 PM

"perhaps we should hold a seance in cyberspace.and see what the spirits tell us."

I've told you before about smoking that stuff Dick.

Cheers

Paul


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 10:50 AM

No ones mentioned Bill Caddick or Flaxenby yet, both Shropshire I suppose folk music is still to quite a large extent a local matter and we are all aware of wonderful talent in our local areas who may or may not travel


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Northerner
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 11:34 AM

I'd go along with Hissyfit.

How about Sam Lee? He is a beautiful singer. He has been booked for Whitby Folk Week a few times. Being mentored by Stanley Robertson. Sam Lee is from London and runs the Magpie Folk Club. He works for EFDSS - you will get his email address from the EFDSS website. Up and coming. He is very working very hard to build his skills and expand his repertoire. I met him at Whitby and also on a voice workshop that we both attended run by Frankie Armstrong.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: peregrina
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 01:52 PM

But what about Stanley Robertson himself? He is amazing.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Acorn4
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 01:54 PM

Ruth Notman Band?

Ruth is only young and very talented and would, I imagine, be a lot more expensive by the by.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Nicholas Waller
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 02:17 PM

I'm seeing Ruth Notman tonight at Nailsea.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Willa
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 04:10 PM

Hissyfit; Paul, you ask 'Is all their stuff that good'? Indeed it is.
Yes also to George Mary Humphries and Anahata,Marion Button and Sam Lee.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Gary and Sam
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 04:18 PM

Shared a guest night with Kate Bramley on Wednesday at Cottingham Live, she was great, well worth a booking.
Cheers
The Huts


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Bernard
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 04:31 PM

Umm... me!

I don't own a Martin... but am considered to be 'quite good' on Accordion, English and Anglo concertinas, Guitar, 5-string Banjo, Mandolin and an assortment of other stuff. I also sing unaccompanied!!

I've appeared at a few local clubs, but am looking to venture further afield... most of the artistes you've listed know me in case you need references. I recently was support for Chris While and Julie Matthews at Maghull, and have also supported Fairport Acoustic at Poynton Festival... and Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Vin Garbutt, Kerfuffle, Spiers and Boden, Witches of Elswick (to name but a few).

Have you tried Geoff Higginbottom or Brian Preston? The Time Bandits are excellent...


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: kerry and Mandy
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:18 AM

here are a few more to think about.

Paul Sirman
great singer and guitarist
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bmetPMytBDM
Steve Dawes and Helen Pitt
loctup together(Chris lock and Ian tuppling)
fantastic harmony singers.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: GUEST,Abdul the Bul Bul on his laptop.
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:48 AM

Well my first thought have already been mentioned above but not Anna Ryder yet.
A memorable evening, as were folk club evenings with -
Janet Russell, Archie Fisher, Lester Simpson, Tom McConville, Emily Smith....Stop Me...Stop me.

Al


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 10:09 AM

Paul, if you want to stretch the net to include a bit of top quality Lancastrian/Black Country nu-folk, you could do a lot worse than the awesome live experience that is Dan Haywood's New Hawks!

New Hawks


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Bert
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 02:39 PM

I would say it depends on where you are.


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: BB
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:22 PM

Craig, Morgan, Robson; Jez Lowe; Rattle on the Stovepipe; Paul Downes; Mick Ryan & Pete Harris; Belshazzar's Feast; Quicksilver; Crucible; Pete Coe; The Yetties; Kieron Means.

All those can be highly recommended from personal experience at our club over the last couple of years - all are able to engage with an audience as well as producing excellent music.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: Tootler
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:56 PM

Rachel Newton and Lilias Kinsman-Blake. Their MySpace page

Or you could try the five piece they belong to. The Shee


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Subject: RE: Who should I be booking?
From: breezy
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:31 PM

so many and so little time

It appears you are overwhelmed.

How did the 'bash' work out then?

btw. I'm looking for a backing banjo man when I venture up north, frayling useful but not essential, rehearsals out of the question.

All de brest


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