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JIM McLEAN & FRIENDS
Up and coming Scottish singer. Traditional and self-penned.
Jim Mclean & Friends @Orpington folk club

11th
SINGERS AND MUSICIANS NIGHT
 
18th

DEREK GIFFORD

Derek Gifford @ Orpington Folk Club Derek Gifford has been singing in folk clubs for over 25 years and has developed into an excellent solo performer well known at clubs and festivals throughout the U.K. A recent trip to Australia has also proved his international standing.
His style is based on the tradition but much of his repertoire includes contemporary songs which are written in the traditional idiom. Derek has set a number of Bury poet Keith Scowcroft’s poems to music including ‘When All Men Sing’ which is fast becoming a folk song ‘standard’ across the world.

Whether accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or singing unaccompanied Derek’s enthusiasm becomes contagious. Relaxed and confident, with sea songs, shanties and other chorus songs a speciality, Derek’s festival and club performances are a real treat to encounter.

Derek’s cassette ‘A Mixed Case’ features a set of sea songs and shanties that ‘lift it well above run-of-the mill’ (Folk Roots) and this has been further developed in the ‘Mainly Maritime’ cassette which is a mixture of old and new songs concerning all things maritime. The long ago sold out cassette ‘When All Men Sing’ has now been re-released on CD and contains the many requested new Scowcroft/Gifford songs as well as the original ones.
 

Discography:

‘Wine, Birds & Song’ Fellside C2048
‘When All Men Sing’ P.M.E. C2057
‘A Mixed Case’ Fellside FSC6
‘Mainly Maritime’ Cock Robin CRM 9610
‘When All Men Sing’ Cock Robin CRMCD2O6
 

 

(Cassette now sold out)
(Cassette now sold out)
(Cassette only)
(Cassette only)
(CD only)

"He brings tremendous   warmth   and     presence to his   performances".

  -Folk North.West-
 

  "Clearly a singer and   performer of quality".

  -Shire Folk-
25th NODDY'S LOT
Noddy's Lot.Classic rock and pop from The Kinks, Beatles & Beach Boys to
Del Amitri, U2 & The Corrs . .
nothing is safe!
We’ll serve you some smooth Smokey Soul and cut you up with The Blues...
We’ll sing some luurrive songs.
We’ll stab some jazz in the back, and play diddly-diddly music and ethereal Celtic tunes ‘til the cows run home.. We’ll sing softly of folk for quiet, delicate moments. and fill your club with beautiful music & great songs.

Acoustic Energy For All!

Featuring:
Noddy - Vocals/Bass/Egg.
Nicola Davies - Vocals/Fidddle/Bass.
Geoff Chapman - Vocals/Fiddle/Bass.
Steve Poole - Vocals/Guitar.

If you remeber last September Noddy's Lot stepped in for The Betty Davila Band at the last minute and went down a treat!. Come and support them in their own right.
"Chill-Out choice".

http://www.noddyslot.moonfruit.com
 

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