Sunday Evenings at 8 pm (doors open 7:45) at:
The Normandy Centre Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JF

Acoustic folk club - Licensed bar - Non members welcome
Admission varies between £2 and £8 (discounted for members)

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Annual membership is only £15. Under 21s are free on any evening.
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Sunday 20th April
(Easter Sunday)
 
Open Floor

Our open floor nights are an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent and inexpensive beer) are welcome. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 27th April
 
Song and Dance

Songs, tunes and poems from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band.
Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone can work their way through the dances with enjoyment. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 4th May
(May Bank Holiday)
 
Open Floor

Our open floor nights are an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent and inexpensive beer) are welcome. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 11th May
 
Open Floor and Spotlight on

Mary Gilmore and

Jean and Keith Haynes

Having attended folk clubs since her teens, Mary finally plucked up courage to sing at Horsham Folk Club after the gentle encouragement of the regulars a few years back. She has a wide selection of mostly unaccompanied songs, both traditional and contemporary, and she hopes to give a little taster of some of the ones she sings less often.

Jean & Keith have been singing and playing in Folk Clubs for more years than they care to remember! Jean sings mainly traditional songs, but also contemporary songs written in traditional style. Keith accompanies on English concertina. They look forward to sharing some of their songs and promise plenty of opportunities for chorus singing.

Our open floor nights are also an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent beer) are welcome. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 18th May
 
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

A truly unique young duo, at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with!
Recognised as one of the finest slide guitarists the UK has produced, Phillip Henry is also a virtuoso on the harmonica. Regarded as, "one of the most extraordinary musicians around" (Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands), he brings together folk melodies of the British isles, blues, gospel and Indian music in his moving and original compositions and arrangements. His incredible beatbox harmonica technique is legendary on the festival circuit, and never fails to get the crowd on their feet and jumping.
Hannah Martin is a singer, songwriter, fiddle-and-banjo player from Devon. Recently commended by Mike Harding for her "really fantastic singing" (4/5/11), her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, while retaining a strong sense of the living tradition.

Admission £7 (members £5)

Sunday 25th May
   
Mean Mary

Mean Mary, singer/songwriter & master of 11 instruments, is not really so mean—even Hank Williams Jr. called her a "sweetheart." But she is infamous for her alluring story songs, incredible instrumental speed, and rich voice that can travel from deep emotion to sparkling trills. She is endorsed by Deering Banjos, and is the fun loving star of Nashville TV show, Never-Ending Street.
''Mean Mary' James, a Florida native now based in Nashville, began life as a musical prodigy. She could read music before she could read words and co-wrote songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, & violin, and entertained audiences across the U.S. with her vocal and instrumental skills. Her life, interspersed with horses, Hollywood and snake-catching, is one long road show.

Mary will be joined by her brother Frank James, he of the duelling banjos fame (see Mary and Frank on YouTube).

"Her personality and energy light up the room and the crowd goes crazy." ~
Chris Lash, Radio Veteran, WDAP, WWON
"Fantastic. I had chills from hearing your wonderful playing! Five Stars for sure!" ~
Janet Deering, Owner/CEO, Deering Banjos

“This young lady has a strong confident voice… Her playing can be fast – very fast – yet musical, no technical playing here just for the flashiness of it; Mary’s choices always make sense, musically.” ~
The Lucky Lad, No Depression

www.meanmary.com
Admission £7 (members £5)

Sunday 1st June
 
Song and Dance

Songs, tunes and poems from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band.
Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone can work their way through the dances with enjoyment. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 8th June
   
Edge of Chaos Orchestra

"This composer and his group of musicians sail through an eclectic repertoire of original music from ballads, instrumentals, folk-rock and more. There are great stories told in lyrics woven in beautiful melodies and their live performances simply 'creak' with talent."
Frank Gutch Jnr. Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

"A 'humdinger' of a CD ....... a creative genius! ... his own self-penned material will surely see Jimmy receiving 'kudos' beyond his wildest dreams"
Maverick Magazine

"Stay close to the edge .... great stuff!"
Max Reinhardt .... BBC Radio 3

"We love your music!"
Iain Anderson Show .... BBC Radio Scotland

www.edgeofchaosorchestra.co.uk
Admission £6 (members £4)
 

Sunday 15th June
   
Wild Willy Barrett's
French Connection

Directed by Godfather of Grunge Folk, Wild Willy Barrett, this dynamic quartet brings a touch of “oo -la-la” to the UK as Parisian chanteuse Marie-Laure Hucher takes centre stage, leaving the musicians to demonstrate their individual talents.
Following an appearance on French TV, Marie-Laure is continuing to wow audiences with her stunning vocals, which effortlessly tackle a wide range of styles (with an occasional hint of Piaf thrown into the mix!) and her lively and charmingly french personality shines through.

Review by Simon Icke:
“What a very special surprise at The Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury tonight 19 October 2013 to a sell out audience: Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection: a unique mix of British folk with such variety and musical improvisation and multi-talented use of numerous instruments and mix of singing in both English & French, led by the amazing and fun Willy Barrett, his very talented musical wife Mary Holland and the sublime yet incredibly talented musician John Devine ..but perhaps the most interesting twist: the French Connection via the very attractive superb singer song writer Marie-Laure Hucher with mesmerising vocals in French and English interrupted by some stylish impromptu dancing in front of the stage; inviting members of the audience to dance with her, very interesting indeed... add to this a unique mix of the dry but fun humour from Willy & John ... this 'folk band' is very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment ...French/ English singing with some superb mix of instruments from banjo to guitar, keyboards, and even Irish pipes and much more to make some incredible sounds and wonderful songs ( even a bit of Edith Piaf thrown in ).
What a wonderful evening of unique and fresh musical entertainment!”
Admission £7 (members £5)

Sunday 22nd June
 
Open Floor

Our open floor nights are an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent and inexpensive beer) are welcome. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 29th June
 
Song and Dance

Songs, tunes and poems from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band.
Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone can work their way through the dances with enjoyment. Admission £2 (members £1)
       

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