It is always a pleasure to visit the Baldock and Letchworth Folk, Blues and Roots Club. Over the years we have made some lovely friends there who have always been very appreciative of our music. So, on a warm summer’s night it was great to see so many turn out to see the mighty Bob Fox perform, with us as support.
We had the pleasure of spending a lovely evening yesterday in the company of a welcoming audience and three very friendly and talented young musicians in the form of headliners, Jaywalkers.
na-mara had last performed at Dunton Folk at a Christmas-themed event back in December 2013 when supporting the hugely entertaining Blast from the Past. On that dark December evening it hadn’t been quite so easy to see what a pretty setting Dunton Folk takes place in. This time St Mary Magdalene Church in the pretty village of Dunton looked resplendent bathed in late evening sunshine.
Performers came from far and near to play folk music of every description and make a great night of music at Royston Folk Club last night.
For its showcase evening, the Royston Folk Club uses a delightful old room, complete with wooden beams and an excellent bar area off to one side. It also has a large room elsewhere in the complex of buildings that make up The Old Bull Inn in Royston in north Hertfordshire for its concert evenings.
What a great time we all had at St Edith Folk last Friday.
It was a real pleasure to be back at the Ely Folk Club. We have visited the club a number of times over the years and have always enjoyed our time there.
Fearing rush hour motorway traffic we made our way across to Ely reasonably early and, our worries having not materialised, we were rewarded with the chance to have a brief walk around the magnificent Cathedral precinct. Ely is a town of great beauty.
My oh my, what a great night it was at the Redbourn Folk Club! The Old School Room at the back of the Hollybush pub was full to bursting and all were in fine voice. It was tremendous to see so many of our friends and supporters amongst the club regulars and was it was doubly nice to see so many talented musicians there to provide the floor spots.
It was very nice to be making a return to St Neots Folk Club. From the very beginning of na-mara the club, led by Roger and Patti, has always been very supportive of what we do.
It was wonderful to receive such great support from family, friends and local folk enthusiasts at the launch of our new CD at a Folk May Day concert at The Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans last night.
In a packed evening of music, the evening was kicked off by the irrepressible Sue Farthing, very ably accompanied by Clive Carey. Sue certainly got the evening off to a swing with a collection of May-time songs, accompanied with flower garlands.
The Watford Folk Club is a welcoming folk club with excellent floor singers, a history of nurturing emerging acts and a growing reputation for putting on top quality music evenings. They have always been hugely supportive of na-mara and we love playing there. It is a listening and singing audience which suits our style perfectly.
This evening was the 16th birthday party for the Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club and for Alan Hewson’s well known ‘house band’ Tam Lin. A wide variety of friends of the club came together to provide a great evening of music supplemented by a selection of wonderful cakes – real cakes and ale, I’m sure Somerset Maugham would have approved!