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OctoBER'S EVENTS 

Now that the winter month's are ahead, it is possible that Covid cases may surge again. Although neither the Folk Club nor the Barlow are at present introducing any rules, we do ask that people adhere to the usual common sense precautions and in particular do not attend if they are experiencing symptoms. Thank you.

If you are able to, please book and pay in advance for concerts (helps us plan the seating layout)  by emailing folkatthebarlow@gmail.com 

   Friday 7 Oct - Sun 9 Oct 2022      

 11th Edgworth Folk Festival 

Please see the Festival Page for full details, including how to book your tickets. 

 Friday 21 Oct 2022   

 8pm, doors open 7:30pm  

    The Wilderness Yet 

 with Mike Fairclough            

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Tickets are £10 each. To book email folkatthebarlow@gmail.com

The Wilderness Yet are a highly acclaimed young Irish folk band on the ascendant. They appeared at several of this summer's Festivals, so if you missed them here's your chance to catch up with what's current on the folk scene!

 

 Comprising Rosie Hodgson (vocals), Rowan Piggott (fiddle, vocals) and Philippe Barnes (guitar, flute, vocals), their songs are thoughtful, emotional and beautifully crafted, and often have an earth-caring ecological angle. As well as fresh interpretations of traditional songs, we'll hear newer items, including some self-penned numbers, great musicianship with rich instrumental textures, and delightful a capella harmonies. Their lastest wonderful album "What Holds the World Together" was released in July this year.

 

Rosie has a beautifully clear and expressive voice with a wow factor that gives “a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old" (Folk Radio UK), it’s no surprise that she has been a finalist for the BBC Young Folk Award. Rosie’s own songs are heavily influenced by the English tradition and her love of literature and the environment.

Rowan is a traditional musician who grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland, where music is part of the landscape. His father was one of the founders of De Dannan. As well as being a great fiddle player, Rowan is a fine singer with a “deep understanding and feel for tradition”.

Philippe is well-known on the folk scene as a virtuosic flautist, but is an equally magnificent guitarist! His musical credentials include , completing an MA in Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick. Philippe is in great demand as a session musician and appears regularly on film and tv soundtracks.

 

Together they are awesome! Don't miss it!

Mike Fairclough is a resident singer at Fleeetwood Folk Club and a regular supporter of Edgworth Folk Festival. We are pleased to welcome Mike  and his banjo back to the BARLOW.

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   Next Zoom Singaround - who knows when??    Just leaving the information here in case we ever have to reinstate them

 Virtual Singers and Musicians Night

  starts 8pm  (Zoom entry from 7:30) 

A chance to sing and play via Zoom. It has been lovely to meet those from further afield during lockdown times.

You are most welcome to join us as a performer or as a member of the audience. Please email Chris Nash on cnash38913@aol.com and he will email you a link on Friday.

If you receive the link automatically, don't forget to email him back if you would like to perform. The aim is to get "round the room" twice. These sessions have been very popular though, so if it turns out to be just once please bear with us and enjoy the quality and variety of music. 

The merits of Zoom are well known now:-​

  • no matter how far away from Lancashire you are, you can still join us

  • you can just join using audio rather than video if you like

  • you can join in to play and harmonise to your heart's content while muted

  • you can use a microphone, speakers, headphones, equaliser if you have these

  • you can use your own drink and catering facilities 

  • you can have the words in front of you and no-one will know

  • you can put your chorus up on "chat" so that people can join in easily at home

  • you can take time out to feed the cats/wash up etc 

  • you can wear your slippers

Seriously, it's great fun and good to see everyone happily making music. The quality of performance has been excellent, so if you haven't tried it yet, give it a go.

If you are performing, Chris has details he can send you about how to make the most of your sound.

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REGULAR EVENTS

   First Friday - Singaround   

 Folk at the Barlow run a monthly folk music singaround on the first Friday of the month. This starts at 8pm, takes place in the Reading Room (otherwise known as the bar) at the Barlow, and there is a collection taken which will hopefully cover the hire of the room. 

   Third  Friday - Concert   

Folk at the Barlow run a concert on the third Friday of each month, featuring two "spots" by a guest act, usually of national acclaim, and one spot from a support act, always talented and usually local. All this is preceded by a jolly bashing out of tunes by the house band, kicking off at 7:40pm. The concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are usually priced at £10 each.