Now that lockdown has ended and we’re back hosting live music at the club, we’ve wrapped up our Baldock Virtual Folk Club shows https://www.baldockfolkclub.org/?page_id=211 and we are now recording the monthly BFC Round-up Videos to show the highlights from our live club sessions. We’ll be including the best of the musical performances from the previous month, along with interviews, news features and everything else you need to keep you going ’til you can get down The Orange Tree again!
Our November Round-up show includes performances by accomplished folk duo Elizabeth & Jameson, local singer-songwriter Steve Warner, roots duo CorrMcConnell, a preview of our December events and more. We also have a special feature on Brian Burke’s new book, The Baldock Ballads. This show presents another month of great music from the Club.
This show presents another month of great music from the Club. October saw performances from Viv Lucas, Beans and Biscuits, , Brian Burke, Jim Watts, and many more. We include a special feature on two of the young performers who cut their teeth at the club, Molly Armstrong and Kelvin Davies, both of whom are extremely talented and destined for great things. We’re proud to say we saw them first!!
We also take a look at what’s coming up soon, including a preview of Brian Burke’s new book and CD, Ballads of Baldock. Brian gives us a taster of one the ballads and a sneak preview of what looks like a beautifully illustrated book! Christmas pressies, we think!
We can’t let September pass without celebrating all the wonderful music we’ve had at Baldock Folk Club during the past month. This round-up video features clips from our Folk Round the Tree festival, along with two of our fortnightly live club sessions. Artists include Chris Fox, Skimmington Ride, Daria Kulesh, Wildfire, Kate Rice, Americano, Brian Burke, Stewart Murdoch, Den Miller and many more.
We hope this gives you a taster of the club and encourages you to come down and join us whenever you can.
So reserve yourself a half-hour, pour yourself your refreshment of choice, and sit back and enjoy the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeCUt7AqrpA
July was a busy month for the club, with no less than four live music events. We’ve crammed the highlights of all the events into this 45-minute video for those of you who were unable to attend them all, or just for some happy memories for the rest of us. The video is now available to view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHfjbiCvq6E The music comes in four sections around which Shelagh McConnell interviews club supremo Brian Burke, looking back at the past tumultuous year and giving an idea of what is happening in the future with the club.
We start with rising singer / songwriter Chris Fox then the legend that is Brooks Williams with support from Dave Stacey and Brian Burke. The folk festival “Todd at the rugby club” on the hottest day of the year provided some great music and song from Skimmington Ride, The Devines, and Kelvin Davies amongst others, whilst our last show featuring Joe Quinn, Robin Campbell and friends was a real Scots knees up.
So plenty of variety and information crammed in to the 45 minute show. Please share with friends and those who may live further afield and cannot make it to the club for live shows. As long as there is an appetite for it we’ll produce a highlights video every month. So, sit back have a cuppa , pint or dram and listen to a great show!