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Gala Fundraiser, Watford Folk Club, 13th July 2018

It was a very nice evening at the Gala Fundraiser at Watford Folk Club last night.

We very much enjoyed performing a 40-minute set with lots of material from our forthcoming album and we saw some excellent performances from MC Julian Mount and friends, Steve McClennon and friends, Nigel Wesson and the lovely Moses and the Ref.

I am also pleased to report that the evening was well attended and a fair old sum of money was raised to support the club to continue to do their excellent work.

Overton Folk Club, Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Rob and I had a great time on our first visit to Overton Folk Club yesterday evening.  We were very warmly received and heard some first rate performances by club regulars in a very convivial setting in the Community Centre in the middle of Overton.  What more could one want for a nice evening out?

Overton Folk Club organisers Tom and Gill had seen Na-Mara perform at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival last year and were kind enough to extend an invitation to play at the club, something we were delighted to do.

Idstein Jazz Festival, 9th-10th June 2018

It was a very early wake up call to catch our flight to Frankfurt to play at the Idstein Jazz Festival and, as with every very early flight, there is little comfort in sleep the night before as you work through all the little worries in your head.  Worries along the lines of will the car start, will there be someone to actually meet and greet us at airport parking,  will the flight go on time, what if there was a cancellation, will the security guys freak out at a suitcase full of leads, instrument stands and CDs, will the instruments survive the journey in the hold, will the Fragile sticke

NAF Club, 5th June 2018

It was very nice indeed to return to the excellent NAF Club last night.

We arrived nice and early at the Star and Garter pub in Silsoe near Bedford which hosts the club.  This was partly because the M1 behaved itself but mostly because, for some reason, I had a start time in my head for the club that was 30 minutes earlier than was the case.

Anyway, the bar staff let us into the club room and we had plenty of time to tune up and to chat with friends who had kindly travelled over from the Baldock and Letchworth Folk and Blues Club to come and support us.

St Neots Folk Club, 8th May 2018

It is always a delight to perform at the St Neots Folk Club.  The welcome is warm, the choruses are loud, the banter is funny and the music is consistently good. 

So, on a splendid sunny evening, we loaded up the car and set off.  The A1 behaved itself on our way up to St Neots and we allowed us to arrive in plenty of time to catch up on all the club news with Roger, Patti and other club volunteers and to hear a bit more about the forthcoming St Neots Folk Festival – which sounds like a great line up.

Cambridge Folk Club, Friday 20th April 2018

It is always a pleasure to play the Cambridge Folk Club.  The club has been supportive of our music from the very start and many of the club’s organisers have become good friends over time.

So, after a blisteringly hot day, it was great to get in the car and travel over to The Golden Hind PH in Cambridge where the club meets.  The journey was remarkably easy for a Friday night on the A1 and we arrived in plenty of time to the sight of a pleasingly crowded pub, with scores of early evening revellers outside enjoying the unusually warm April evening.

Cambridge Folk Club, Friday 20th April 2018

It is always a pleasure to play the Cambridge Folk Club.  The club has been supportive of our music from the very start and many of the club’s organisers have become good friends over time.

So, after a blisteringly hot day, it was great to get in the car and travel over to The Golden Hind PH in Cambridge where the club meets.  The journey was remarkably easy for a Friday night on the A1 and we arrived in plenty of time to the sight of a pleasingly crowded pub, with scores of early evening revellers outside enjoying the unusually warm April evening.

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