The best in acoustic music: contemporary and traditional folk, country, blues, comedy, jazz & standards
Every other Monday (closed during July & August) 8.00 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Held at The Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick CV34 4AT
April 24th - Mike Silver plus Norman Wheatley May 8th
It had been too long since we heard the fine musicianship of Mike Silver
at Warwick Folk Club. He brought us a wide range of songs - not just his
own. These included his opening number “Boots Of Spanish Leather”,
the Bob Dylan song, one by Townes Van Zandt called “Snowin’ On Raton”
and the traditional song “Lord Franklin”. All of these were from his album
called “Silver Collection”
He’s celebrating 50 years on the road as a professional singer this year
and he’s as good as ever: fine finger-picking style on a range of
differently tuned instruments and a voice that’s both distinctive and true.
His anecdotes are also usually very amusing but sometimes quite
touching and often they become the basis of his songs, such as the one
about a friend who took a boat of aid overseas or of the man in Canada
who danced during his performance - but not in time to his songs...
Norman opened the night with a variety of songs
including two on which he was helped out by
Chris Tobin on guitar and another with
Dave Fry helping out on the chorus.
Ragged Staff (Laura, Maggie and Peter)
marked the 85th anniversary of the mass
trespass on Kinder Scout with a rousing
rendition of Ewan MacColl’s “Manchester Rambler”
(Pictures of the two trios courtesy of John Wright)