Newport Folk Club

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TERRY HISCOCK

Date: 18th NOVEMBER

When he’s not touring with Hunter Muskett, Terry performs acoustic songs from the band’s repertoire both old and new and has acquired a well-deserved reputation as a soloist in his own right. Playing up and down the land in countless clubs, concert halls and festivals, he has accumulated a wealth of stories and anecdotes to delight his audiences, but it is the performances of his own songs which stay long in the memory.

‘Falling More Slowly (solo album) is as good as anything you’ll hear in the acoustic singer songwriter genre this year.’ R & R Magazine

‘An album of gems to be treasured, confirming Terry Hiscock as one of the best singer/songwriters on either side of the Atlantic’ FATEA magazine

‘A musical tour-de-force.’ Folk Radio UK

‘An impressive and long overdue debut.’ Northern Sky

‘Terry’s sublime acoustic guitar …’ The Living Tradition magazine

MAIR THOMAS

Date: 16TH DECEMBER

“Mair was brought up in Montgomeryshire in a musical family, where she grew up in the chapel and eisteddfod tradition. She sings both in English and Welsh, and has a special interest in traditional Welsh songs. Mair started writing songs in 2003, and has featured on Radio 3’s Late Junction, and Radios Hereford, Worcestershire and Shropshire, where her song ‘Love Imperfect’ was a record of the week. Mair has also featured as a special guest on Radio Shropshire’s Sunday Folk, hosted by Genevieve Tudor. Her sound has been favourably compared with the likes of Eva Cassidy, Janis Ian and Carole King A previous winner of the Shropshire Singer Songwriter competition and winner of the 2020 Tredegar Folk Festival’s Songwriters competition, Mair has performed regularly at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod since 2014, she has also appeared at the Llangollen’s Women’s Festival, the Ty Pawb Arts Centre in Wrexham, the Llangollen Fringe Acoustica, the British Ironworks Centre, Alexanders in Chester, headlined at Gales of Llangollen and most recently, the Beardyfolk Festival and the Festival at the Edge. As well as festivals, Mair plays regularly at pubs and clubs around Shropshire and the Welsh Borders and has a large and loyal local fanbase. She has recently released her new cd of traditional and self-penned songs with tracks in both English and Welsh.”

ANDREW CLODE

Date: 16TH DECEMBER

‘Andrew has been performing his ‘Political Love Songs’ in Folk Clubs since 2014. He is a regular at the Rumney Folk Club where he first started out. He was a joint runner up in the Tredegar House Songwriter Competition with his song ‘Love Come Down’ which received radio airplay on Frank Hennessey’s Celtic Heartbeat show.’

MAYA

Date: 16TH DECEMBER

Maya is a singer/songwriter writer living in West Wales, who takes influence from folk music from the British Isles and American folk music.

GREG ROWLANDS

Date: 16TH DECEMBER

Greg Rowlands is an experienced folk singer both unaccompanied and with guitar. He has taken part in numerous charity events, and has played many Folk Clubs and venues over the years in the UK and Ireland. His rich powerful voice has been described as mellifluous. He likes to involve his audiences in his performances. Greg also won the ‘Upton-upon-Severn’ folk festival acoustic singing competition in 2017 and continues to be a much sought after performer at other folk festivals.

ROY ZEAL

Date: 16TH DECEMBER

Roy Zeal has been prominent on the South Wales folk scene for a number of years and is a regular at the ‘Newport Folk Club’. He began his singing career as a boy soprano at the age of four and has been singing ever since, making several radio and TV appearances along the way. Roy has established himself as a very professional and popular singer/guitarist over the years. Here is a You-tube link of Roy performing ‘Lady’ at the Whitchurch open-mic. club.

BILLY MITCHELL & BOB FOX

Date: TBC

Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse, Pitmen Poets) will lead you through favourites including Lindisfarne hits and classics such as Sally Wheatley, Meet Me On The Corner, Dance to your Daddy and more. Info at billymitchell.co.uk and bobfoxmusic.com

FAKE THACKRAY

Date: TBC

Jake Thackray’s satirical, witty and sentimental songs justly brought him fame in the 1960s and 1970s. John Watterson’s tribute is full of the warmth, humour and sincerity you’d expect from a lifelong fan. Expect songs that are exquisitely funny, incisive, irreverent, and gloriously un-PC. More info: fakethackray.com

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