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ST GEORGE’S DAY SPECIAL WITH BARRY GOODMAN, PHIL HEWETT & SEDBUSKERS

April 24, 2024

7:30 pm

Free entry

Barry Goodman is a quintessentially English folk singer and performer, with a wealth of beautiful old traditional songs and some great stories to match! A long-time friend of the club, Barry has been involved in the folk music scene for the past fifty years! Expect dramatic, melodic, lyrical and funny songs from the English tradition as well as some of his own compositions and songs from other writers, accompanied by melodeon, concertina or guitar, and sometimes not accompanied at all! 

Another artist well-known to club regulars is Phil Hewett. Phil has played at folk clubs and events for over 50 years. His music is an eclectic mix of English folk and American blues, traditional and self penned often inspired by local stories and legends. He is a superb guitarist and songwriter and has been a regular and very popular performer at Baldock Folk Club for many years.

Sedbuskers, sometimes known as the Bullenbush Band duo, are songwriters Ian and Sue Bembridge. “The Lady in the Lake” is their first album as the Sedbuskers, with the pair contributing to Bullenbush Band albums since 1987 and Ian launching a solo album in 2006.

Sedbuskers have performed all over the UK, from the ‘Old Profanity Showboat’ in Bristol Harbour to the main stage for the launch of the ‘Tour de France 2014’ in Hawes, North Yorkshire. They are equally at home in small folk clubs or performing on open-air festival stages.


BASS & TAYLOR, PETER CROSSLEY, CLARK & JOHNSON, PETER AND JANE

May 8, 2024

7:30 pm

Free entry

We have a jam-packed session this evening with four outstanding local acts – the very best of folk music from Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk. We welcome three duos who are playing at Baldock Folk Club for the first time, and one of our favourite solo performers who is fast becoming a stalwart of the club:

Bass & Taylor consists of duo Anna Bass and Ray Taylor.

The couple have been together both romantically and musically since 2009, and live in the North Essex village of Great Bardfield. Both have dabbled in music for most of their lives and most recently were part of the touring folk band Two Coats Colder. From the end of 2020 the couple reverted back to being a duo and now perform at folk clubs, festivals and house concerts up and down the country. 

Bass & Taylor perform a good mix of self penned songs plus some better known favourites by artists such as Karine Polwart, Joan Baez, Mike Silver, Anthony John Clarke and Kate Rusby.  In their spare time Anna rides horses and they both build and exhibit model railways (well someone has to).

Peter Crossley is Hertford-based and displays impressive skills in singing, playing guitar and fiddle, and songwriting. His debut album, Rags to Riches, has been warmly-received with several radio plays. Peter has a powerful voice and a commanding presence – he wowed us all when he played at the club last year – and we’re looking forward to welcoming him back to Baldock.

Clark & Johnson entertain audiences in Hertfordshire and surrounding counties at festivals, clubs, and open gardens with an eclectic mix of covers and originals. Their highly entertaining and relaxed on-stage presence draws you into the beauty of Karen’s voice and the skill of Tony’s string-plucking. They convey warmth and humour in contemporary folk and country songs about life and death, family and love. Their covers are imaginatively arranged, and their original songs are catchy poetic, and highly singable.

Peter and Jane are a folk duo from Suffolk playing original and traditional songs and tunes on a range of instruments, including Scottish small pipes. They’ve played as support act for Jackie Oates at Ely Folk Club and often perform within the Bury St Edmunds folk community including the Bury Folk Festival, Folk Collective and Milkmaid.



The Tangler’s Irregulars Session

The Tangler’s Irregulars will be back at the Cock Pub on Sunday, 21st April 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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