Guest night concerts endeavour to bring your favourite professional folk artists to the area, as well as introducing exciting new talent from the folk, roots and acoustic scene. These gigs are held at Rooster’s brewery Taproom HG2 8QT, and sometimes held at Henshaw’s Art’s and Craft Centre, 50 Bond End Knaresborough HG5 9AL . We chose this venue not only to support the charity, but also to provide an accessible venue for people who find stairs difficult. You can contact us for tickets, buy them at club nights, click on the links below, or go to Ticketsource.co.uk/harrogate-folk-club
Friday 10th February at Henshaw’s, Knaresborough: STEVE KNIGHTLEY.
More at home playing big venues like The Royal Hall with ‘Show of Hands’, multi-award winning singer songwriter Steve Knightley presents his one man show in the intimate venue of Henshaws. This is special and you don’t want to miss it! [Limited tickets available only through the Ticketsource link.]
Wednesday March 15th at Roosters: GEORGE SANSOME George is a singer who gets right to the roots of what traditional music is all about from a refreshingly new perspective. His fine voice and masterful guitar arrangements allow the songs to shine, bringing them vividly to life for today’s audiences. Having honed his craft playing with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic for the last 13 years, George has come into his own as a singer, musician and composer and his engaging performance will stay with you long after the gig has ended.
Wednesday 19th April at Roosters: DOUBLE BILL – STEAMTOWN and ATLAS BRIDGE Steamtown and Atlas Bridge have been friends of Harrogate Folk Club since we started and we have watched both groups of musicians evolve and go from strength to strength over the years. We feel like proud parents introducing this night to showcase their music! Steamtown describe themselves simply as “Original, modern, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Accordion duo – not playing Folk” This talented duo of Jeff Whiley and Ellie Brodie, with their unique and beautifully crafted songs about life, love and trains are so very much more than that, as you will discover when you hear them! Atlas Bridge are a 3 piece band comprising the formidable talent of Uilleann piper Becky Taylor, beautifully sensitive vocals and 5 string banjo from Maddie Smyth and the driving guitar accompaniment and vocals of Steve Lacey. Bringing together the Celtic and Appalachian traditions, you can expect lively tune sets interspersed with beautiful songs.
17th May at Rooster’s: GARY STEWART
Gary is a talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has produced four critically acclaimed albums and had airplay on Radio 2. A long time devotee of Paul Simon, he is perhaps best known on the national circuit for fronting his band “Gary Stewarts Graceland”. We are fans and just know Harrogate is going to love his beautiful music and evocative performance.
And later in the year:
Friday 23rd June : EDWINA HAYES at Henshaw’s
Wednesday 2nd August : DOUBLE BILL – HAZJAK and COBALT TALES at Roosters
Wednesday 20th September: DAN WALSH and ALASTAIR ANDERSON at Roosters
Friday October 13th: ALDEN AND PATTERSON at Henshaw’s
Saturday 2nd December: THE MELROSE QUARTET at The Frazer Theatre