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COVID SAFETY UPDATE 10 DECEMBER
Tickets for Jackie Oates Trio on 18 December are available HERE

Covid Safety
DECEMBER 2021 UPDATE
•Following updated guidance, from 10 December face coverings are now mandatory in venues. We kindly request that all concert goers now please wear a face covering (unless exempt) at all times other than when they are enjoying their drinks. 
•Vaccine passports/negative test result are not required for entry. We encourage you to take a test before coming. If you return a positive test, have symptoms, or have been advised to self isolate, please do not attend.
•We continue to operate at reduced capacity and to provide hand sanitiser. Our December concert will run at about 25% capacity.

AUTUMN 2021
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.

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. 

What a beautiful night of live music with the wonderful Jackie Oates! Sharing the stage with multi-instrumentalist Mike Cosgrove on piano, guitar and accordion, and double bassist John Parker, Jackie’s soft yet soaring vocals sounded magical in the lovely acoustic of St Ambrose. Touching on Christmas traditions, Dorset songs and energetic tune sets, it was the perfect way to get into the festive spirit with a warming cup of mulled cider.

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

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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