Christmas Collection for Bolton Hospice
We are pleased to say that the collection raised a total of £350 for the Hospice, much needed in these present times when charities are struggling.
Thank you, everyone, for your generosity.
Tickets are £8 per person : email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will explain how to pay and send you the Zoom link on the day
Zoom singarounds, first Friday of the month 8pm.
First Friday - Singaround
In "normal" times, 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. However, these are not normal times, and we have gone online using Zoom. Please see the Home and Future Events pages for updates.
Zoom concerts, third Friday of the month 8pm.
Third Friday - Concert
Also in normal times, there is 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. However, we are not allowed to sit together, blow instruments or sing communally at the moment so regrettably all this isn't happening. But watch the Home and Future Events pages as we are managing to put on some concerts via Zoom. See the Past Events page for the Zoom concerts we have hosted so far this year.
Friday 15 January 2021
8pm Zoom concert with George Sansome
(Zoom opens 7:30)
Folk at the Barlow are pleased to start the new, and hopefully better, year by welcoming young British traditional folk singer and guitarist George Sansome. George's expressive and thoughtful rendition of traditional song is complemented by his sensitive and accomplished guitar accompaniments. With styles ranging from the wildly energetic to the deeply contemplative, George is a great exponent of what is best in traditional music. Something in his delivery reminds me of Tony Rose. George is blessed with a beautiful voice and seems to be able to change its timbre to suit the particular song, which is a special gift. He is of course a third of the dynamic and greatly-acclaimed folk trio Granny's Attic and is responsible for a lot of their on-stage energy! His debut solo album, entitled George Sansome, has been launched this year and can be purchased from the Granny's Attic website.
George has a strong association with our club as his Aunty Lesley is a member. We hope to see him or the trio in the flesh in the real world soon!
Click image to buy George's new album