Na-Mara Blog

Loughton Folk Club, 20th June 2019

We’ve always enjoyed our trips to Loughton Folk Club and were very much looking forward to making our return there on a sunny but cool summer evening.

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Joint event with Cambridge Folk Club and Mill Road Historical Society, 18th June 2019, evening

After leaving the Cambridge105 radio station where we had earlier recorded a live set for broadcast on Les Ray’s Strummers & Dreamers radio show (see previous blogpost), we drove the very short distance back along Gwydir Street to St Barnabas’ Church on Mill Road, Cambridge and parked next to the St Barnabas Centre where we were performing that evening.

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A recording session with Les Ray’s Strummers & Dreamers programme on Cambridge105, 18th June 2019 afternoon

 

18th June was a very full day indeed for Na-Mara, consisting of recording some live tracks for a radio programme in the afternoon and then giving a lecture and performing concert in the evening.

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Colindale Folk Club, Colindale, London, Monday 10th June 2019

This was our first trip to the Colindale Folk Club which takes place in a side room of the Chandos Arms in Colindale Avenue, in London.  The club has been growing in reputation over the four years since Mark Mulrooney established it and a lot of well known folk acts have now topped the bill there.  As such, it was an honour for us to join that list

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The Anchor Folk Club, Byfleet, Surrey 23rd May 2019

The Anchor Folk Club, hosted in The Blue Anchor public house on the High Street in Byfleet in Surrey, is a cracking good folk club and we were delighted to have been invited by club organisers Mike and Maureen to perform there.

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Banbury Folk Club, 22nd May 2019

We had wanted to perform at the Banbury Folk Club for a long times having initially been made aware of the club when we recorded our album, The Bite, at Blue Moon recording studios situated a few miles to the north of the town.

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Tonbridge (Nellies) Folk Club, 20th May 2019

It was nice to make a return to Tonbridge Folk Club and see the club in its new home in The Flying Dutchman PH in Hildenborough near Tonbridge.   

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Highworth Folk Club, 15th May 2019

Rob and I have long wanted to play more concerts in the south-west of England and, as such, we were delighted to be invited to perform at the Highworth Folk Club near Swindon.

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Readifolk, Sunday 12th May 2019

It was lovely to mark the start of what is going to be a busy period of performing with a return to see old friends at Reading’s Folk Club, Readifolk.  The organisers at Readifolk have been amongst the very most supportive of Na-Mara since the beginning.

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Folk at the Maltings, The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, Friday 29th March 2019

After many months of recording, mixing and mastering, followed by further weeks of planning and background work, the time had finally come for Rob and me to launch our new album, Sisters & Brothers. 

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