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SPRING 2022 PROGRAMME NOW ON SALE!

Featuring two artists originally booked by Paul that happily we have been able to reschedule and an exciting young artist we rediscovered during lockdown.

12 MARCH 2022 – BLAIR DUNLOP with special guest ELLIE GOWERS
“One of the finest songwriters”, Blair Dunlop, award-winning British singer-songwriter and guitarist will be touring new material for the first time since 2018.  

9 APRIL 2022 – INDIA ELECTRIC CO.
India Electric Co. blend traditional instruments, folk melodies and subtle electronic influences, Folk Radio UK declaring them “one of the truly pioneering acts in folk music”.

14 MAY 2022 – MEGSON
Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. 

AUTUMN PROGRAMME NOW ON SALE!
We’re delighted to announce the details of our programme for this autumn. Happily we have been able to reschedule most of the artists that Paul had originally booked for autumn 2020. 

Covid Safety
While all covid restrictions may officially have been relaxed this autumn we will be continuing to operate with these safety measures:

•Social Distancing. We will be running at 65% capacity. While we won’t be allocating seating this autumn, reduced capacity will allow you to distance yourselves from other concert goers if you wish. Please be mindful of other people’s space.

•Please wear a face covering while moving around the building (unless exempt). You are welcome to remove them while seated.

•If you have covid symptoms or test positive please don’t come! Please contact us to discuss refund/transfer of your tickets to another show. 

•Hand sanitiser will be provided.

What a brilliant evening with Martyn Joseph on Thursday 25 November, sharing songs from his fantastic new album ‘1960’ along with highlights from his extensive back catalogue. Thanks to everyone who came along, it was lovely to see so many familiar faces. There are a few more photos over on Jo’s Facebook photography page.

We’ve had a couple of great reviews of the evening, from the Bournemouth Echo and Fatea Magazine.

Next up on Saturday 18 December is Jackie Oates Trio. Jackie will be joined by John Parker on double bass and Mike Cosgrove on piano and accordion. The church will be dressed and sparkling ready for Christmas and there might even be mulled hot drinks! It’s going to be a magical evening. Tickets available here.

MESSAGE FROM PAUL BURKE
Well, we have been out of action since March [2020] and, to be honest, I no longer have the drive and energy to start up again. I have been running the ‘folk club’ for over 20 years and it’s time for someone younger.  Thanks to everyone for your support. We have had fabulous music, wonderful audiences and great venues (well, at least at Centre Stage and the Shelley Theatre). I have had a great time and so have most of my family.

You will be hearing shortly from Jo Elkington who will be running Bournemouth Folk Club in 2021. Please make sure you support Jo and her team. Running a folk club is enjoyable but it can be hard at times. Folk music rules, ok!

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