Saturday, 22 December 2018

A Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year to One and All!!!

A Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year to One and All!!! 

Sunday, 2 December 2018

News From Grimsby Folk Club December 2018

News From Grimsby Folk Club December 2018

Dec 2nd: Club Night
Last chance in 2018 to air your songs, tunes, poems and jokes

Dec 9th: Jassica Lawson & Phil Simpson
Jessica & Phil are influenced by Americana, folk and country. Together they deliver beautiful
harmonies accompanied by a myriad of instuments; autoharp, guitar, mandolin and melodeon to name a few. Expect some well known classics as well as a selection of traditional and self penned songs.

Dec 16th: Christmas Party Night
Club Residents and performers.  Eddie, Mark & Linda, Ian Jan & Anita, Kirsty , Michelle & Ian. Paul & Lynne

23rd Carol singing at "The Notts" ( this is not a club organised event )

24th & 31st Closed for your own celebrations.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Monday, 12 November 2018

Xmas Cards & 2019 Joe Strummer Wall Planner Poster - Check It Out Now

The brand new 🎄 Christmas Cards and Joe Strummer 2019 Wall Planner Poster
JSF Xmas Cards & 2019 Wall Planner Poster
This year we've been lucky to have the cards designed by amazing artists who've both kindly donated their works to help us raise funds.
We've also got this amazing 2019 Wall Planner - the front is a fold out year planner and the back is an awesome new poster of Joe! Dimensions are 50 x 70 cm.
As a highly valued friend and supporter we would like to offer you an exclusive 10% Discount:
Pre-order Now!
All proceeds to The Joe Strummer Foundation.
The Joe Strummer Foundation
21 Perth Road, St Leonards-on-Sea
United Kingdom

Thursday, 8 November 2018

The Story Song Scientists - Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier - March dates 2019

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The Story Song Scientists - MEGAN HENWOOD & FINDLAY NAPIER - UK touring dates MARCH 2019

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Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood
We have a few dates left to fill between 3 - 30 March 2019
Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh 2016 and Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier are a few hours into an EFDSS (English Folk Dance Song Society) run songwriting retreat. They are outside drinking their 7th coffee of the morning. Napier's driven nine hours from Glasgow and is a bit wobbly. Henwood's back from a month long writing trip to Nashville and she is jet lagged and delusional. "Fancy writing a song about maths?" Napier enquires. And so the seed for this songwriting partnership was sewn.
Their collaboration has led to the creation of songs about a hermit known as The North Pond Phantom, WBAI host Bob Fass' lifesaving broadcast on 6th Nov 1971, Georg Cantor's struggle with infinity, maths and God and something about Shepherds and leaders. They are yet to write a song about pickup trucks... or beer.
CLICK HERE for a video of MEGAN singing 'BREXIT BLUES'
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The Story Song Scientists
If ever an artist called on the elements in her songwriting, it's Megan Henwood. The distinguished English singer-songwriter is far too self-deprecating to describe herself as a force of nature, but her third album 'River' reaffirms her unique ability to create roots music of beguiling purity from what's around her.
One of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene Findlay Napier is an insurgent talent that comes on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright. Distilled to artful acoustic guitar and Napier's remarkable voice his most recent album 'Glasgow' captures the timeless essence of one of the world's great cities.
CLICK HERE for a video of Findlay's Trio singing 'COD LIVER OIL & ORANGE JUICE
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Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood
"Henwood's debut announced her as a promising new voice on the contemporary English folk scene; 'Head Heart Hand' confirms her as one of its finest exponents"- Folk Radio UK
"A powerful set of songs boasting the finest lyrics this reviewer has heard in a while" - Album of the Week, Sunday Express
"Raw nerves are constantly prodded -she has moved far beyond (Folk's) parameters into a world where anything is possible" - R2 Magazine
"She hones her songs so beautifully and the production is superbly judged"
- Country Music People: Americana
" of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene." - Folk Radio UK
"After his debut release V.I.P.: Very Interesting Persons I wondered how he could possibly surpass such a start, with 'Glasgow' the master craftsman just gets better" - FATEA Magazine
"Napier's epically muscular, grittily raw yet brilliantly nuanced voice, to both comic and emotive effect, allies with some of the most fabulous (literally and figuratively) original songs that anyone's writing today." - Folk Radio UK: Live Review
CLICK HERE for a video of MEGAN singing 'CHEMICALS'
Megan Henwood




Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle December 2018

Live Music @ Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle December 2018

Old Nick's Tavern, 
8 North St, 
LN9 5DX 
                                                               01507 526862  

Wed Evening
Jam & Open Mic Night.  Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided which includes 1 x Drum kit, 1 x bass amp plus 1 x guitar amp, please bring own instruments.  8.30pm start.
Sat 1st
The Steve Fulsham Band (Guitar Driven Light Rock) The Steve Fulsham Band are a slick, high energy  Light Rock Band based in Hull. Performing from Influences such as Led Zeppelin, Free, Bad Company, The Rolling Stones, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Ten Years After, Buddy Guy, Gary Moore, Robin Trower, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, The Derek Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan  and many more.  Steve is considered to be one of the finest guitarists on the circuit.  9pm start
Sat 8th 
Alice In Thunderland (Good Solid Rock!) A four piece rock band from the Bridlington area who have recorded six CDs of original songs. They have played many gigs performing their own material plus covering songs by many favourite artists such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Black Label Society, Ozzy, Pantera, Judas Priest, Whitesnake and many more.  9.00pm Start.
Sun 9th
Horncastle Winter Market.  To celebrate this afternoon Old Nicks is having an Open Mic Afternoon, we invite all our regulars from our Wednesday session and any other musician that would like to join in.  Back line will be provided (1 x bass amp, 1 x guitar amp plus drum kit).  All other instruments to be provided by musician.  Guitarists are welcome to bring their amp so long as it is not massive!!  12pm Noon start.
Sat 15th      

Point Blank (Pop/Rock) A 5 piece from Scunthorpe who have built up a solid reputation in their local area and play a wide range of styles including songs from the Who, Beatles and The Faces through to Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, U2 and many more. With the addition of a keyboard to their band, there is a fuller and rounded sound.  9pm start
Sat 22nd       
Red Boot (Rockabilly / Rock’n’Roll / Blues) Playing songs from The Stray Cats to Ray Charles to Junior Wells plus many more………….DOUBLE BASS & ALL!!  A really rockin’ evening, we defy you to keep still whilst they are playing.  Not to be missed.  9pm start
Sat 29th       
Cuttin’ Loose (Rock & Pop) All your favourite hits from the 60s to the present day. 9pm start.
New Year’s Eve
De Ja Vu Roadshow will entertain your every musical desire to help celebrate seeing the New Year in. 8.30pm start til late.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Lynne Hanson and the Good Intentions Saturday 17th November at Kirton In Lindsey Town Hall



with support from AMY ANDREWS

Lynne Hanson started playing guitar as a teenager, eventually working her way to an award winning debut album in 2006.  Tow more albums quickly followed and each garnered critical approval.  Lynne then took time out, before returning in 2014 with the excellent 'River of Sand', which saw her writing mature into a more intuitive and visceral style.  'Uneven Ground' followed in 2017 and explores giving sound advice through song writing and fighting back against the devil within us.
At first listen, Lynne Hanson's warm, but gritty music leads you to think of America's South, but Lynne is in fact from Ottawa, Canada.
Her sound is born honestly, through a lifetime of experiences and influences expressed through rock, blues and roots music that bleeds from her very being.  Her songs are familiar and comfortable, fearless and strong.  Her bluesy croon is pure and full of passion.
At the start of 2018, Lynne teamed up with Lynn Miles to release an album and tour under the name of The LyNNeS.  Both were a great success.

Now she is back with her band, The Good Intentions which again features MJ Dandneau on bass, plus new members Kevin Corbett on lead guitar and Cody Iwasiuk on drums.
Lynne's previous performances at Town Hall Live have been a joy and we are sure that this concert will be no different.
Supporting, as a special guest will be AMY ANDREWS from Atlanta, Georgia.  Amy has a powerful voice that can change from soaring to reserved and is reminiscent of Eva Cassidy.  There is an intimacy in Amy's live performances that make the listener feel she is singing to them personally.  Her voice is strong, seductively smooth and full of emotion.  Earlier this year she released her debut album 'The Best'

Advance Tickets are £13.00 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in Kirton, from Brian on 01652 649230 or or from
Venue:  Town Hall, Market Square, Kirton in Lindsey, N Lincs, DN21 4LZ
and then for our last concert of the year we welcome

She will be accompanied by Tom Dibb and Mark Lewis with support from ROBBIE CAVANAGH.
This concert is on Friday 7th December

Danni Nicholls effortlessly slips from smoky soul, folk-pop and heart wrenching alternative country, all in her trademark rich, velvety voice.
Danni's start continues to rise, with two consecutive Americana Music Association Award nominations for Album of The Year in 2017 and Artist of the Year in 2018.  She also performed at this year's Folk Alliance International in Kansas.  In May this year she embarked on her next musical journey, making a new studio in Nashville with renowned producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin.  It will be released in early 2019.
Danni will be accompanied by two members of the Lauren Housley Band, Tom Dibb on lead guitar and Mark Lewis on bass.
Support will come from Liverpool artist ROBBIE CAVANAGH.  Robbie's beautiful lyrics and flawless soulful vocals, along with his incredible live performances never fail to turn heads.
Back to Danni Nicholls, the word that reoccurs in any review for her is elegance.  Bob Harris of Radio 2 hails her and says 'I absolutely love the beauty and elegance of her music and voice'  
Advance Tickets are on sale NOW and are priced at £13.50.
They can be purchased from the OneStop store in town, Brian on 01652 649230 or

and on to 2019:

The year starts with a bang.  First up on Saturday 19th January is an evening with Damian Wilson and Adam Wakeman - last year's concert was a sell out and there are just a handful of tickets left for this year's concert - don't miss out RESERVE YOURS NOW!!

And then on Friday 1st February we welcome back Canadian band THE ONCE and five year absence.  They are brilliant.  Don't miss them.

We then have lots more to come with Thunder & Rain performing on Friday 15th March, Good Lovelies playing on Saturday 6th April, and the fantastic May Erlewine headlining on Friday 26th April
For more information on these concerts visit

Bring Your Friends for a Great Night Out and Save on Tickets!

We would like as many people as possible to come and enjoy the concerts we put on. Why not ask your friends?
Any person buying 6 tickets up to one week before any concert will get £1 off the ticket price on all tickets purchased.
This offer is available only by ringing Brian on 01652 649230 or emailing

Looking for a place to stay or just a pre match meal?
Try The George Hotel which is just 20m from the Town Hall

Special pre show offer - Two bar meals for £12 - between 5 pm & 6pm.
(pre bookings only - ring 01652 640600)
or book a overnight stay for a special price of £80 for two people (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)

Or alternatively BENGAL DYNASTY in the Market Square offer a 4 course happy hour meal (Friday Only) for £12.50 per person between 17:30 and19:00. To book, call 01652 648370. 
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