Sunday, 18 January 2015

*********************************************
        MAGNA CARTA…MAGNA CARTA…
                WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE AT FALDINGWORTHLIVE…….
www.magnac.com
*********************************************
Lincoln's next date is LES BARKER
Sunday 18 September 
see www. lincolnfolk.com 
(We have fixed up the John Kirkpatrick and Martin Carthy booking, at the ALIVE conference centre, where we staged Martin Simpson, on Saturday 25 February) ****************************************************
*************************************************
COMING NEXT AT FALDINGWORTH…
Saturday 11 June (a 'double-header', so no support) Our Winter Wilson AND Dave Gibb. 

See below for details.
****************************************************
******************************************************
We are delighted to have the opportunity to list two events staged by our fellow promoters:

at Faldingworth Memorial Hall:  Sunday 29 May Shep Woolley
scroll down for further details

at Lincoln Drill Hall:  Sunday 31 July Lincoln Folk Festival headlining with LINDISFARNE
(Book now  for cheaper tickets £21 (still available on 27 April but not much longer!) or Lincoln Drill Hall or www.solidentertainments.com).  All information at www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk

*****************************************************

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.)







LES WORRALL PROMOTION
SHEP WOOLLEY

Sunday 29 May 2016     CANCELLED                   £8


It is nearly four years since Shep left the audience at Faldingworth shouting for more!  His chat and song introductions are peppered with witty one-liners and shaggy dog tales picked to suit the audience.  The songs range from skiffle through to sixties rock and roll, with a couple of self penned funnies and maybe a sea shanty and a folk song thrown in for good measure.

Because Les Worral is promoting this, and not Faldingworthlive, tickets are reserved by calling 01673 843036/les@worrall.myzen.co.uk.  Door times are different too: opening at 7.00pm for a 7.45 start and fininshing around 10.00pm.


WINTER WILSON and DAVE GIBB
Saturday 11 June 2016                                           £9

Sleaford based musicians Dave Wilson and Kip Winter aka Winter Wilson, joined forces in 1995 and have since steadily built a reputation across the UK for a quality and engaging live performance.  Their repertoire consists of their own songs plus a few well chosen covers.  So memorable are Dave's songs that they are covered by many artists including Vin Garbutt.
Dave Gibb is an excellent songwriter and guitarist from Scotland.  His easy fusion of blues, jazz and folk finger picking, coupled with a great sense of humour alternatively enthrals audiences or has them rolling in the aisles.

www.winterwilson.com       www.davegibb.force9.co.uk

MAGNA CARTA
WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2016                             £10

Fronted as always by Chris Simpson, and back after a fallow period with a brand new highly acclaimed album Fields of Eden, Magna Carta first recorded the epic 'Seasons' in 1969. Arguably one of the greatest acoustic acts around, they have transcended the fortunes of the music business to remain a superb concert and recording act despite the inevitable personnel changes. Their secret has been superbly crafted songs all based on a tight twin individual guitar sound and a unique style of vocals. They have carried on for over forty years gaining gold discs for both 'Seasons' and 'Songs from Wasties Orchard'. Particularly popular in Holland they have performed in nearly sixty countries. We are so lucky to have them at Faldingworth as part of their comeback. Support is Pete & Helen Wray who will come from behind the sound-desk to perform their mix of ragtime & country blues.

www.magnac.com


                   SUMMER RECESS

KEVIN DEMPSEY & HARRIET BARTLETT
 Saturday 10 September 2016                            £9

 Kevin is renowned for fresh and vibrant arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes and meaningful vocals.  He is an icon of British folk music having played in Whippersnapper, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr & with Mary Black. Harriet is an exciting accordion player whose repertoire consists of Celtic music played at amazing speed, beautiful slow airs & lovely songs. She has also composed many of her own tunes in a traditional style that belies her years. 

www.kevindempsey.co.uk  (you'll have to look then for info about his work with Harriet Bartlett, as a direct link to their 'bit' of the website isn't immediately available - this guy has done so much!)

Support is Terri and Nigel from Sleaford who will perform a traditional set including some Lincolnshire material.

and coming next…..

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

SARA GREY AND KEIRON MEANS
22 October 2016

VIN GARBUTT
12 November 2016

THE CHURCHFITTERS' XMAS SHOW
10 December 2016

BULLY WEE
2O January 2017

RICHARD DIGENCE
18 February 2017

MRS ACKROYD BAND
11 March 2017

GORDIE MACKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS     2 April 2017

TANIA OPLAND & MIKE FREEMAN + SALLY IRONMONGER
5 May 2017

 REG MEUROSS + JESS VINCENT

3 June 2017

GRANNY'S ATTIC
24 June 2017

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 is also booked for Lincoln for 2016.