The John Richards BAND
Appearing in the downstairs function room.
Tickets now available £7 - room capacity 60, ticket numbers limited to 45. Get yours now by visiting the folk club or see 'Contact Us'.
Doors open 7.30pm
Entertainment starts at 8.00pm
Support provided by the multi-talented
John Richards began writing and performing in his early teens. Over the years he has quietly become one of the most covered writers on the UK folk scene and has been a well respected musician and songwriter from those early days.
Songs such as Did you like the Battle Sir? (written with Bev Pegg), Honour & Praise, The Deserter, Shine On, Roaring Water Bay (written with Dave Jones), The Unknown Soldier, The Moth, Foundryman’s Daughter, The Smuggler’s Song (written with Rudyard Kipling ?), and If You Can Walk You Can Dance have been covered by some of UK Folk music’s finest professional artists as well as a long line of local singers.
John is brilliantly complemented by the rest of the band and his daughter, Emma, provides accompanying vocals as well as lead vocals on many songs.
Christmas Party Night in the downstairs Function Room with ...
To hear a song from Quicksilver, click on the link below:
This duo is based on a simple notion. If you pair a couple of great talents and get them working to their strengths, then something extraordinary may happen.
Hilary Spencer’s voice is a thing of beauty. The smoothly-powerful centre of Artisan’s benchmark acappella for twenty years.
Grant Baynham matches the baroque style of his songwriting with a guitar technique of gorgeous intricacy.
His lengthy broadcasting credits include four years on BBC1’s “That’s Life!”
Guest Night in the downstairs Function Room
To see a video of one of 'Other Roads' performing 'The Galway Farmer':
Artistes from left to right:
GREGOR BORLAND is an eight times Scottish Fiddle Champion! His pedigree as a professional fiddle player is undeniable, having toured all over the world with various high profile musicians and bands from a young age, but he’s also equally at home on a bass guitar or mandolin.
PETE ABBOTT is a highly regarded and respected singer/songwriter & guitarist. Pete is the driving force behind the band and leads from the front, bringing to the performances his own relaxed and confident style. Whilst being a seasoned solo artiste, his sheer enjoyment of sharing the stage with two great musicians and friends is there for all to see, and that enjoyment is transmitted to the audience in abundance. The emphasis of Pete’s performances is always on ‘entertainment’, ensuring that the band not only deliver high class musicianship but also a ‘good time’ for their audience. His own seemingly effortless performance is captivating.
DAVE WALMISLEY is well known on the UK folk scene by his association with the band ‘Risky Business’, who appeared at The Bradford Arms in September 2017. A talented multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, he adds his own touch of class to Other Road’s arrangements and has a great ear for harmonies as well as taking the occasional lead vocal. Dave’s wonderful on-stage humour has made him a very popular member of the band since his introduction.