Orpington Folk Club
RICK TOWNEND & ROSIE DAVIS
Multi talented exponents of blue grass and old time music and song.
Rosie Davis was born in Woolton near Liverpool,
and has been singing and
|Rick Townend is one of Britain's leading multi-instrumentalists,
his understanding of the Bluegrass and Old time style of music runs through
his very being, he started playing guitar and banjo in 1963 and has been
at the forefront of the British scene ever since. Rick has performed at
Folk Festival, The Royal Albert Hall (London) and on German TV Musikladen.
He has toured with Bill Clifton, Red Rector, Art Stamper, Jim Eanes, and Rose Maddox as part of their bands and of course founded and played with the fantastic Echo Mountain Band as well as the bands above. Personal
styles are hard to pin down but his approach to the traditional music he plays is open and welcoming, and the music sessions he runs are usually fun to be at. He takes an active role in promoting traditional music and is the
South East England area representative of the British Bluegrass Music Association - in 2003 he was honoured by being included in the Association's 'British Bluegrass Hall of Fame'.
Rosie and Rick have appeared on TV and radio; organised
events and led
"Old-time music by two of the UK's finest exponents; the material
"Rosie is a loose limbed bundle of fun" (Karl Dallas)
"Outstanding instrumental skills"
Rosie: No Going Back-Sisters Unlimited
|Rick: The Echo Mountain Band
Duelling Banjos-with Richard Durrant
SINGERS AND MUSICIANS NIGHT
|17th||NEIL & MARTINA
Husband and wife team Neil McRitchie (Mr. Melodeon from Hobgoblin music) and Martina Preece. Mainly traditional tunes and songs.
|24th||SINGERS AND MUSICIANS NIGHT
|31st||PRE FESTIVAL SINGERS NIGHTWhy not try out those new
songs you've learnt for the festival singarounds.
All singers and musicians are always welcome. We will give you all the time you need.