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First Wednesday every month

at South Holland Centre, PE11 1SS

Guests 2024

Wednesday 3rd Jan

Harry Li

Harry is a singer/songwriter and terrific guitarist from Lincoln. He caught people's eye at last year's Day of Folk at Leadenham. 

Here's a clip

Wednesday 7th Feb

The Home Growns

Or should that be Home Groans?  A showcase for some of our regular singers and musicians who often get invited to play at village halls, garden fetes and the like.  They're not exactly a band, more of a rabble, but they promise to entertain

Wednesday 6th March 

Joe Topping

Joe last appeared here in 2016 and this return is overdue.  He's a charismatic singer who was a semi-finalist in ITV's The Voice, no less.

Here's a clip

Wednesday 3rd April

Huw Williams

Huw is a gifted songwriter many of whose songs have become folk standards. The Summer Before the War and Rosemary's Sister are two examples. Ralph McTell says "the number of cover versions of his songs would make many seasoned songwriters jealous."

Here's a clip   


Wednesday 1st May

The Rye Sisters

Lincoln-based duo singing folk/country Americana in close harmony. With accompaniment on guitar and fiddle, the Rye Sisters are the real deal and are becoming known outside their native Lincolnshire, playing at clubs and festivals up and down the country.  

Here's a clip

Wednesday 5th June

Union Jill


Otherwise known as Helen Turner and Sharon Jagger. Their all-original material embraces historical themes and contemporary issues; personal experiences and protest songs. They have an on-stage banter that you only get from two women sharing a stage. And two Yorkshire women at that. 

Here's a clip

Wednesday 3rd July

Dave Fletcher

Dave has made many visits to the club with Bill Whaley but this is the first time he will have come here as a solo singer. "Old golden gob" Bill used to call him and we're looking forward to hearing his beautiful singing once again.  

Here's a clip of the duo

Wednesday 7th Aug

John Conolly

Singer and songwriter, John is a Lincolnshire legend in his own right. Author of the iconic Fiddlers Green, a song which by now many assume to be traditional, he is still producing songs on a wide variety of themes from bawdy to heart rending. 


Here's a clip

Wednesday  4th Sept

We Mavericks

Very exciting NZ/Australian duo, who have twice been nominated for Artist of the Year in the Australian Folk Music awards. They mix a few trad numbers with their own songs, all performed with superb singing and musical backing on fiddle, mandolin and guitar. 


Here's a clip 

Wednesday 2nd Oct

Mick Ryan and Paul Downes

Mick used to play with the well-known band Crows while Paul was part of the Arizona Smoke Review and also partnered Phil Beer for several years before the formation of Show of Hands. So, quite a pedigree between them.


Here's a clip

Wednesday 6th Nov

John Kirkpatrick

John is a giant of the folk scene, a fantastically versatile musician and great live performer. Wizard of the button accordion and concertina, singer, songwriter and member of so many bands across the years, Steeleye Span and the Richard Thompson band to name just two.


Here's' a clip 

Wednesday 4th December


A band of contrasts: they're a mainly acapella group who now and again all play some tunes. They do plenty of trad folk but also some very out of the way material. Liz saw them at Shrewsbury Festival last year and was really impressed. 

Here's a clip

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