Sunday, 18 January 2015


NEXT CONCERT at Faldingworth: 

BY POPULAR DEMAND the return of
Chris While and Julie Matthews

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE (£10) 

watkins.folk@gmail.com
or Andy Watkins on 01522 535770
(posted Saturday 24 Sept 2016)



This website is now averaging 600 hits per month.

DOORS  OPEN
At 7.15pm for a 8.00pm start.

VENUE
All concerts are held at FALDINGWORTH MEMORIAL HALL LN8 3SE, which is in the centre of the village of Faldingworth on the A46, three miles from Market Rasen and nine miles from Lincoln.

Artists perform on a good sized stage and there is an excellent sound system controlled by our sound engineer Pete Wray ably abetted by Helen Wray.  Comfortable seats are provided in rows and you are guided to your designated seats on arrival, after purchasing your reserved ticket(s) at the door.  This door is situated at the front of the hall abutting the village pavement. YOU MAY RESERVE TICKETS FOR FUTURE PERFORMANCES at the door if you wish.

There are lots of regulars AND people who come just for one or two particular artists.  All are warmly welcomed.

BAR
A bar is provided at the back of the hall. The bar is open prior to the performance and during the intervals. Soft drinks, tea and coffee and various crisps are available.  Beer and lager is for sale (not draft) as is wine.

PARKING
Parking is free and available in a car park in front of the primary school which is situated on the bend nearly opposite to Faldingworth Memorial Hall.

DISABILITY ACCESS
Please contact Andy (see the top of this) who will reserve a parking place for you at the back of FALDINGWORTH MEMORIAL HALL.  This leads to the fire door/disability access at the back of the hall.


PERFORMANCE
There are two intervals and the performance starts with a thirty minute set from a semi -professional artist.  There is then an interval at the end of which the first set begins.  The evening finishes at approximately 11.00pm.

FALDINGWORTHLIVE
Andy Watkins books the artists, promotes their music and provides and sells the tickets and sits on the door. The bar, hospitality and ample raffle is provided by Faldingworth Memorial Hall Committee without whose effort and goodwill none of these concerts could happen.  The Chairman is Dave Longden 01673 885369 - he doesn't do email!

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF AN ARTIST CANCELLATION (this has happened four times in forty-two years of folk music promoting!) EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO FIND A SUBSTITUTE OF OUR USUAL HIGH STANDARD - but it may take up to 24 hours, so we request your indulgence.(posted by Dave Longden and Andy Watkins Saturday 17 October 2015.)





FORTHCOMING ACTS


CHRIS WHILE AND JULIE MATTHEWS (£10)
1 October 2016 (Support Kate Anna)

SARA GREY AND KEIRON MEANS
(£9)
22 October 2016

VIN GARBUTT
(£10)
12 November 2016

THE CHURCHFITTERS' XMAS SHOW
(£10)
10 December 2016

BULLY WEE
(£10)
2O January 2017

RICHARD DIGENCE
tba 18 February 2017

MRS ACKROYD BAND
(£9)
11 March 2017

GORDIE MACKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS
(£10)     

2 April 2017

TANIA OPLAND & MIKE FREEMAN + SALLY IRONMONGER
(£9)
5 May 2017

REG MEUROSS & JESS VINCENT

(£9)
3 June 2017

GRANNY'S ATTIC
(£9)

24 June 2017



why we booked these artists for you…

CHRIS WHILE & JULIE MATTHEWS
Saturday 1 October 2016
£10

Winners in the best duo category at the 2009 Radio 2 Folk Awards, Chris and Julie have been nominated nine times since 2001 in the best duo, best song and best live act categories. 

Their musical partnership began in 1993 when they were both members of the legendary Albion Band.  In 1997 they branched out on their own doing tours throughout the world and creating an ever growing and devoted fan-base.  Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson and Fairport Convention.

Both are dazzlingly good multi-instrumentalists, but it is their close harmony singing that defines their sound and blows most people away.  

They have made eight studio albums and two live albums so far.

SUPPORT ARTIST   kate anna is a contemporary singer from Lincoln who plays popular covers and some of her own songs as well.  Kate Anna was spotted by Andy during a Saturday morning at Lincoln Drill Hall (it's free to the audience, it's a local talent showcase and our own Pete and Helen perform there sometimes, so the standard is high).



SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS
Saturday 22 October 2016
£9

Sara and her son Keiron play american music as opposed to americana music; their music is the real deal.

Old time ballads, Appalachian folk songs & tunes, cowboy songs and primitive methodist hymns all add grist to their individual mill.

Sara's unique flailing banjo style and Kieron's blues infected guitar together with a passionate and heartfelt vocals, makes for a unique evening….not to mention the 'down-home' humour.  (Andy had to explain this to me…..it is funny!)

SUPPORT ARTIST erica kulnys from Canada is a prolific and inspiring  singer and songwriter who has won Music Nova Scotia's 2015 inspirational recording of the year award in 2015.  This continues our tradition of welcoming Canadian artists to faldingworthlive!


VIN GARBUTT
Saturday 12 November 2016
£10

Vin is one of the best known performers in folk music today and one of the most sought after.  It is no surprise.  His song writing is witty and powerful and often tackles thought provoking issues.  He is an accomplished guitarist and a fine whistle player.

AND…Vin is also a very funny man with a great sense of timing.  His quirky observations of life delight audiences everywhere.

back again by popular demand….
THE CHURCHFITTERS XMAS SHOW










LINCOLNFOLK.COM for Folk-in-the-Cellar
is another venue run by Andy and held in Lincoln.  Showcasing   JEZ  LOWE,  for our Christmas Party (with ample home-made buffet included in the ticket price) in 2017.  Steve Turner 29 October and Rachel Newton 25 November are also booked for Lincoln for 2016.