We regret to inform you that the April meeting of the Club
is cancelled due to Covid 19 control measure guidelines
The next intended meeting is on May 11th but will remain under review.
Do please watch this space, and your emails, if you are signed up for these
CHIPPY NEWS WRITE-UPS
It was great to welcome new visitors as well as many familiar faces at Folk Club in March. People often comment on the warm welcome and wonderfully varied music you get every month at Chippy Folk Club – and we would be delighted to see you too on the second Monday of every month. Come and enjoy listening to some remarkably gifted guitarists, singer-songwriters, accordionists, vocalists and many other instruments. Whatever your taste in folk music, if you like hearing good songs played acoustically in a friendly, well-stocked pub then you will have a great time!
In these dark and troubled times, like ships taking shelter from the raging storms of adversity, a group of musicians gathers every 2nd Monday of the month at the Art Yard Café, Enstone. Lifting hearts and spreading joy, the Chipping Norton Folk Club is the place to spend a winter evening playing guitars, fiddles, accordions, mandolins. You name it we’ve got it. Blues and folk, traditional and Americana as old as the hills, Oh, Suzanna and Dink’s Song (moves her body like a cannon ball). The Sound of Music Edelweiss continues the mountain theme. With February on the move, My Funny Valentine was a good choice. From the ancient to the contemporary, we had singer songwriters from Evesham and Stratford upon Avon, keeping the flame of creativity alive. And of course, we heard a smattering of Bob Dylan, whose words neatly sum up our evening of beauty in harmony and unity; “without freedom of speech I might be in the swamp.”
After a wonderful Christmas party in December, we had another storming meeting in January with a full house and fantastic array of songs and tunes. We shared some New Year Resolutions too – but you had to be there to hear them!
Thanks to all our performers – including JC and Rosemary; Dave O; Rachel C.; Dave; Pete J; Claire, Julia & Rosie; Paul; Stuart; John and Sue; Matt and Claire; Rachel F; Turning Signs; Bethan; Hooky Kate and Tony; Bev; Jane; Colin; Mandy – and to everyone else who listened, sang along, tapped their feet and applauded. Special thanks to new folk who came along – you were all fab – do come again!
December 2019 meeting:
A really fine conclusion to the year at The ArtYard for the Club’s Christmas Special. Pretty much a full house with many festive/seasonal musical offerings. The Interval saw the impressively rapid consumption of local sausages with chips and ‘home made’ mince pies. Thanks again to John Clarke and his team for laying this on. We have now chalked up our 4th Christmas at The ArtYard. Now for the new decade….
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