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BOO HEWERDINE + RHYS WILSON

May 22, 2024

7:30 pm £14.00

Boo Hewerdine is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. His work includes lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, formed in the 1980s, and reformed in 1994, as well as solo recordings and work for film. He has also produced records by several artists, and has been described as “one of Britain’s most consistently accomplished songwriters”. Indeed, one of his most famous songs, “Patience of Angels” earned him a nomination for the Ivor Novello Award in 1995.

Brit Award winning, former Fairground Attraction singer (and Scottish national treasure) Eddi Reader (MBE) is perhaps the artist Boo Hewerdine is most regularly associated with, as a songwriter, musician and producer. As well as the international success they enjoyed together with “Patience of Angels”, Boo also produced Reader’s “Sings the Songs of Robert Burns” in 2003, an album now viewed as a folk classic.

In a 2009 review of his album God Bless the Pretty Things, the BBC described Hewerdine as “one of Britain’s most consistently accomplished songwriters”.  Nick Coleman of The Independent on Sunday described him as “one of the best songwriters we have”, and The Birmingham Evening Mail called him “one of the country’s finest lyricists”.

Rhys Wilson has been writing songs and playing guitar since his teens and currently plays at many venues in and around the Cambridge area. Rhys has played at the club on his own and also as part of the popular Thursday’s Band and we’re delighted to welcome him back.

Tickets, £14 each, can be reserved by emailing baldockfolkclub@gmail.com.


CHRISTINA ALDEN & ALEX PATTERSON + THE STRING SECTION

June 5, 2024

7:30 pm Free entry

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from East Anglia. Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, sensitive accomplished musicianship and a creative song-writing style that is both delicate and moving. Deeply inspired by the world around them, they have a keen environmental eye to craft stories with the natural world at its heart, reflecting on the relationship between humans and the wild.

They have toured extensively in the UK and Europe, including a twenty-three-date concert hall tour with Show of Hands (including Union Chapel and St David’s Hall Cardiff), a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections, headline and main stage performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious folk festivals, and performances in Norway, Belgium, France and Ireland. They have written and self-released four albums, composed music for a BBC Radio 4 documentary series and have had over a million streams on Spotify.

‘A bright, lively collection of songs that plays so sweetly it evokes the sensation of a summer folk festival’ – The Guardian
‘A milestone for contemporary folk songwriting’ – Bright Young Folk
‘Gorgeous harmonies and lush melodies’ – BBC Countryfile

The String Section are a toe-tappin’ trio from Cambridge who blend violin, mandolin, guitar and vocals in a genuinely trans-Atlantic style. Regulars on the acoustic scene, their skill on their respective instruments is infectious. The trio play a lively mix of traditional, modern and self-penned fiddle tunes, folk, country, blues and Americana. They performed at the 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival, the 2021 Ely Folk Festival and have been featured on BBC radio and Cambridge 105.



The Tangler’s Irregulars Session

The Tangler’s Irregulars will be back at the Cock Pub on Sunday, 26th May from 2:30pm.  Why not come and join us at this lovely, friendly pub and hear some great music? Irish Traditional Music, Americana, Old Time and Country, Irish and Scottish songs, with the odd popular classic thrown in. Musicians welcome to join in but please let Brian know you’re coming 07768 274037. Everyone else welcome to come along and listen. Free entry, and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The Cock, High Street, Baldock. SG7 6BG.


Our regular club nights take place at The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW every other Wednesday and are free unless otherwise stated. However do please bring some cash for the whip round for the performers – they’ve had a hard time recently and need our support! Doors open at 7:00pm, music starts at 7:30pm.

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