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St Luke’s Hall, 147-149 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy

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Coming Events:

Saturday 23 March  Bob Fox (UK)

For more than 40 years BOB FOX has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song.  Now he’s coming back to Woy Woy for a special performance before he heads off to the National Folk Festival in Canberra over Easter.

A career that began during the vibrant “folk revival” of the 60s and 70s in England led BOB into regular and extensive touring throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, firstly with fellow North Easterner Stu Luckley in their groundbreaking acoustic duo and later alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention.

 BOB’s masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary song combined with an outstanding guitar technique has also earned him countless nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards over the years.

BOB has long been a favourite on the live circuit both as a solo artist and in his many highly successful collaborations which include a duo with Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne), the BBC New Radio Ballads series, The Pitmen Poets (with Jez Lowe) and most recently BOB was invited by John Tams to play the role of the folksinger/storyteller SONGMAN in The English National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of WARHORSE both in London’s West End 2011-2013, in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version 2013-2015 and the 10th Anniversary UK tour 2017-2019.

Don’t miss this unique chance to experience his warm, rich voice, virtuoso guitar style and newly acquired melodeon playing skill. Expect to hear songs of love, joy, work and humour as he performs material from WarHorse, newly written songs from the New Radio Ballad series and old favourites from his many recordings.

All tickets $15.00  Available at the door from 6.30 p.m.

Saturday 13 April  Cap in Hand

Cap in Hand are Nigel ‘Muddy’ Walters and Dave ‘Fingers’ Spira, a couple of erstwhile Poms who are now well-entrenched Aussies, having immigrated to Sydney more years ago than they care to remember.

Nigel sings, plays cello mandolin, dulcimer, guitar, harmonica and more….and is well known to Australian music lovers through his work over more than a decade with the iconic Wheeze and Suck Band (subsequently reincarnated as Traditional Graffiti).

Dave plays exquisite finger style acoustic guitar in a range of open tunings.

Nigel and Dave both write their own material as well as drawing from a treasure-chest of traditional and contemporary music from Australia, the UK, US of A and beyond.

The boys’ influences are too numerous to list in their entirety, but include the likes of Bert Jansch, Nic Jones, John Martyn, Martin Simpson, Joni Mitchell, Richard Thompson and David Francey.

Their performances typically include a mix of delicately rendered songs and instrumentals, as well as up tempo tunes, singalongs and ‘classics’.

Cap In Hand’s repertoire spans at least six centuries and their self-penned material varies from the ‘deep and meaningful’ to the ‘light and whimsical.’

Cap In Hand have appeared at many festivals and clubs in NSW and their debut album ‘Harlequin’ has been featured on the ABC and local radio stations.

Trad and Now’s album review summary read “This CD …. is a classic folk singer’s compendium, beautifully played and sung.”

19-21 AprilNational Folk Festival

Exhibition Park, Canberra

 25-28 AprilSt Albans Folk Festival

St Albans, near Wiseman’s Ferry 

Saturday 4 May
Theme Concert and Troubadour 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Coming Up:  

Sat 25 May
Mimosa Duo (Central Coast):  Incredible Gypsy Jazz duo.
Sat 15 June
The Hippy Trippy Band (California/Aust) – Special Event at the Everglades Club.  Celebrate 50 years since Woodstock.  $20
Sat 22 June
The Water Runners (Aust).  Truly original historical Australian Bluegrass
27 July
Witches Leap (Aust) great Celtic music + Lisa Richards (USA/Aust) singer/songwriter with a fresh original voice
Sat 10 August
Troubaluker Café
16-18 August
Sydney Folk Festival
Sat 24 Aug
Kejaffi (Aust) – Virtuosic Scottish and Irish fiddle and guitar trio, with a an irresistible highland spirit.
Sat 21 Sept
Alanna & Alicia (Aust) – The welcome return of perhaps the best twin sister duet ever!  Superb musicianship
27-29 Sept
Folk by the Sea Folk Festival, Kiama
18-20 October
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Sat 26 October
Skinner and T’witch (UK) – Cabaret duo with folk and flamenco roots
Sun 17 November
George Mann (USA) – House Concert from NY’s singing labour activist!
Sat 23 November
Sadie and Jay (Qld) – Folk and Roots Duo
14 December
Troubadour Xmas Program – Home grown mayhem and seasonal fun

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