PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REQUEST FROM SU CHILDS, EDITOR OF THE FOLK ROUNDABOUT
Hi, We would appreciate your help …The June/July/August issue of Folk Roundabout will definitely be coming out as usual (available mid/late May), and there will be lots of interesting ‘folk’ articles to help keep people’s spirits up!As most (all?) folk clubs will probably still be closed then, we have a problem working out how to get Folk Roundabout to those folkies who want a copy. Obviously, clubs won’t be able to sell them in the normal way, so we’re asking clubs for some help. Please forward this email to as many of your regulars and other folkies as you can (and to anyone else you think might be interested).1) Firstly, is there any way (while keeping safe within current restrictions) that you can pass on some Folk Roundabouts to any of your regulars? Obviously, there won’t be many (and perhaps even none) of your regulars that we can reach in this way. So …2) We’re asking each club if they have any way of letting their regulars know how they themselves can get a copy of Folk Roundabout directly if they want one. So, if you have email contacts with any of your regulars, or if you feel you can phone some of them, we’d be very grateful if you can pass on to them how they can get Folk Roundabout. There are 3 ways to make sure you get the Summer issue of issue of Folk Roundabout:a) Take out an Annual Subscription. For an Annual Subscription of £12 they can get 4 copies (Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring) delivered to their doors by post. Payment for Annual Subscriptions should be made by cheque or by BACS bank transfer. Full contact details and details of how to set up an Annual Subscription are on page 4 of any recent Folk Roundabout, and also listed in the attachment below. (Even though the postal rates have recently gone up – again, we have still been able to keep the postage costs the same as before.)
Anyone wishing to take up this option must let us know by at the latest 30 April, so we know how many copies to get printed.
b) Ask for a ‘mini-subscription’. If they don’t want to take out a full year’s subscription, we can still post out the June issue for one quarter of the annual rate (viz. £3). As above, payment can be made by cheque or by BACS bank transfer (details as in the attachment below).
As above, anyone wishing to take up this option must let us know by at the latest 30 April, so we know how many copies to get printed. c) ‘Honesty Box’. If you don’t want to avail yourself of options (a) or (b), we can post out copies of the June issue of Folk Roundabout on an ‘honesty box’ principle. By email or by phone etc, let us know if they you would like a copy by post (contact details as in the attachment below). Give us your name and address and we’ll post it to you, and you can give this £3 payment to your usual ‘seller’ the next time you buy a Folk Roundabout. Note: it would not be the responsibility of the ‘seller’ or the Folk Club to ask anyone for this £3 – we would just depend on people’s good will in paying!As above, anyone wishing to take up this option must let us know by at the latest 30 April, so we know how many copies to get printed. I would like to stress that, in these times when people are under great pressure to keep out of contact, we are making every effort to make Folk Roundabout available to as many people as possible in the hope that this will help keep everyone’s spirits up, and in the hope that it will help clubs to get going again when everything gets back to ‘normal’ – whatever ‘normal’ will then be! So don’t miss the Summer issue of Folk Roundabout … there are lots of great articles in it! Best wishes, and keep safe. Su Childs(Editor, Folk Roundabout)
I AM SORRY TO INFORM ALL THOSE CONCERNED WITH THE WHITE HART FOLK CLUB, THAT DUE TO THE ONSET OF CORONOVIRUS THE CLUB WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AND WILL ONLY BE OPENED WHEN THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FUTURE NEWS AND REOPENING. MICK MADDEN.
This is the new website for the White Hart Folk Club, please use the site for all future events and updates.
Upon visiting the club please give your e-mail address to Eddy or Ailsa, this is so that we can inform visitors of changes to the programme or in the event of inclement weather we can notify you that the club will not be open that night.
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The club opens at 7.30pm and starts at 8.00 pm.
21/3/20 No club
28/3/20 No club
4/4/20 No club
11/4/20 No club
18/4/20 No club
25/4/20 Guests cancelled!
2/5/20 No club
9/5/20 No club
16/5/20 No club
23/5/20 No club
30/5/20 BENDER CANCELLED
6/6/20 No club
TO BE UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!
13/6/20 Singers and Musicians
20/6/20 Guest night, Graham O’Callaghan
Graham O’Callaghan has been described as having one of the finest voices in the tradition. He is certainly very much at home in the company of this country’s leading and most respected traditional singers, and an early classical training mixed with a dash of Irish DNA certainly gives rise to a very special voice.
His work with the popular three-part harmony group, Jinks’ Stack in 90’s, made him a regular visitor at many of the country’s leading festivals and folk clubs. When the group decided to stop performing in 1998 Graham seized the opportunity to respond to the demands of those who wished to hear more of his solo repertoire and unique singing style. He worked mainly as an unaccompanied solo performer, but also on occasions with accompaniment working with Tim van Eyken and Rob Harbron, culminating in the release of his first solo album in 2000 to great acclaim. A permanent move to France 2008 brought to an end his activity on the British folk scene, but he was recently enticed back to these shores by the occasional ‘song weekend’ and a long overdue return guest appearance at the Whitby folk festival in 2018. This has reawakened his passion for singing and performance and he now hopes to re-immerse himself back into the British folk scene, albeit on an ‘occasional’ basis.
Time away in France has enabled him to rework his repertoire and arrangements, thereby breathing new life into his songs whether they come from the tradition or a more contemporary source. His sensitive interpretation of ‘the word’ has stood him apart from many other unaccompanied singers and has been described as ‘the male version of June Tabor by the Green Man Review USA. As well as performing across the UK he has also performed in Ireland, being one of the few ‘non-Irish’ unaccompanied singers to perform as a booked guest at the prestigious ‘An Goilin’ traditional singers club in Dublin. Four of his songs are included on the ITMA (Irish Traditional Music Archive) to listen to.
“It came as no surprise to me to learn that Graham O’Callaghan is an alumni of the Jolly Porter folk club in Exeter. It is a club of precious memory to me, as it was a place where the regular singers were as good as most of the guests. They had style, commitment, knowledge of the music and an obvious love and enjoyment of singing. Graham has their qualities”.
Roy Harris – The Living Tradition.
“He succeeds in moving people with his singing – a formidable power”. Ray Fisher
27/6/20 Singers and Musicians
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