Kelso Folk and Live Music Club starts 2013 a series of guest bookings now in place, culminating with Dana and Susan Robinson, from the USA, on November 29th.
The guest artists arranged are:
22nd March – Cal Calaghan (www.calmusic.co.uk)
31st May – Judy Dinning & Kenny Speirs ( myspace page here for their four-piece band Real Time)
June/July – Iain Petrie & Anna Emmings (Electric Penelope) date still to be confirmed (www.electricpenelope.com)
13th September – Ivan Drever (www.ivandrever.co.uk)
29th November – Dana & Susan Robinson, USA (http://www.robinsongs.com/)
The Cobbles Inn always engages a good, amplified trad/cont Scottish group for the Saturday night of the British Motorcycle Federation annual meet in Kelso. This year it will be July 6th. Space means this should be trio or absolute maximum of four, no drumkit or large PA. As a guide, North Sea Gas have done this gig a couple of times and represent the type of group and mix of songs and tunes which goes down best with the folk enthusiasts from the BMF. David Kilpatrick advises on the booking and can be contacted – firstname.lastname@example.org
With both an early evening open mic at the ACE Centre and a pub session at the Cobbles every Friday night, Kelso is a great place for any singer or musician to add to weekend or vacation itineraries. Since our regulars play and sing every week of the year, and the format is informal, we will often find a slot to allow talented visitors to do two or three numbers solo, as well as joining in in turn or together with others. There is no rule in Kelso about not jumping in to accompany something you know – our audience members sing along, our musicians frequently create fine arrangements ‘from the floor’. We know when to let a solo singer or instrumentalist have no accompaniment at all and our regulars are good at ‘reading’ others!
This is a very friendly folk club and our decision to put ‘and Live Music’ in the name was deliberate – there’s almost no limit to the genre of music you are welcome to try out as long as it suits a small room setting. We would like to meet you, and we hope you would like to meet us. Just be sure, if you are new to the club, to make yourself known to others.
January 4th, 2013, posted by folkandlive