Upcoming Guests

PINT 'n DALE              18th February 2021 8-00 pm     ON LINE!
    William Pint and Felicia Dale have boundless enthusiasm for creating music and sharing it with their audience. Critics have delighted in their recordings and crowds have listened, laughed, shed a tear and sung along with them wherever they have played.  With guitar, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, violin, whistles, harmony, joy and pure energy Pint and Dale entertain and perhaps enlighten as well, giving listeners an insight into another age. There is humor and drama on a great scale.
     The hurdy-gurdy or vielle-à-roue (a rarely seen and heard musical instrument      dating from the 12th century) features a keyboard and a cranked wheel. It produces sounds similar to a bagpipe with drones, melody and rhythmic percussion. Traditionally used in French dance tunes, it is capable of a wide range of musical expression.
William Pint and Felicia Dale rank among North America’s most exciting interpreters of music  based in the traditions of the British Isles and France...unconventional but spine-tingling...unique and mesmerizing...”Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen Magazine.
They will be joining us from their home in Seattle (also the home of Starbucks!!) where they have honed their Zoom skills to near perfection!  See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YI45-204Ug for a sample!  It is twelve years since we have been able to have them as our guests, this is the silver lining from the lock down cloud!!

8th March 2021 8-00 pm     ON LINE!

Nick Dow has been a professional musician since the mid seventies and has many LP's to his credit. His career began in South London where he was a regular at The Bird in Hand folk song club, in Forest Hill. Nick is an all round professional Folk Singer and Folklorist whom I have seen on several occasions, most recently at the Warwick Folk Festival in 2019 and again at Tenterden!  I have always thoroughly enjoyed what he does and the way he introduces and presents his songs.  Not only is he a great performer but he is also a great craftsman whose work building and repairing Gypsy Caravans is greatly admired.  As a consequence he is a fascinating man with whom to talk when time permits.
Nick doesn't have a website so I have used the hyperlink on his name above the picture to link to him on the Folk and Honey website.  You can also find him singing "Through Bushes and Through Briars" on You Tube, you will find lots of other songs by Nick on there and also some of his Gypsy Caravan activities and an interview with him on Radio Lancashire about the caravan he refurbished as a present from Ronnie Wood's wife for her husband. Nick is no stranger to the club!

2nd April 2020 8-00 pm            POSTPONED UNTIL 15 APRIL 2021

A first time appearance from John.  More detail to follow.

MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ WITH IRIS BISHOP                  7th May 2020 8-00 pm              POSTPONED UNTIL 13 MAY 2021

A first time appearance for Martyn and Iris together at FATD!  Martyn has been our guest on two previous occasions and Iris came with John and Di Cullen so it will be good to have the two of them together!  More detail to follow.

HILARY SPENCER                                                             4th June 2020 8-00 pm            POSTPONED UNTIL 3 JUNE 2021

"LOCTUP TOGETHER"                                                      16th July 2020 8-00 pm       

TOM LEWIS                                                                      15th October 2020 8-00 pm        POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

JIM RADFORD                                                                  5th  November 2020 8-00 pm        DIED 6th NOVEMBER 2020!

DICK MILES                                                                      3rd December 2020 8-00 pm          ON LINE


ALAN REID                                                                       21st January 2021 8-00 pm            POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

More guest details to follow.

Floor singers are always welcome on Guest Nights but you will need to book a spot in advance.

Phone or e-mail David Pleasants on 01797 320518 or 07890 292467, david@plesbit.net.