GREAT KNIGHT VIRTUAL FOLK GIGS

Live to your ‘phone & pc from the GKFC Facebook page (unless otherwise stated) on

1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday in the month

Support 8-8.20pm “Beer break” Main act 8.30-9.30+pm

After a five month shut down its “up with the portcullis” and “down with the drawbridge” to welcome Great Knight-folker’s back into the Keep for some more folk-loving fun!

2nd September         DANSMALL  (plus support)Great new start in virtual GKFC history

Dansmall is Dan Plews (Jon Boden, Saul Rose, Eliza Carthy, Ian Giles) and Guy Fletcher (Tickled Pink, Little Johnny England, Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings).

 

With two great singers, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and fiddle, Dansmall has toured the Europe and the English-speaking world demonstrating how not to mix swing, ABBA and traditional music, and playing Dan’s award-winning songs – the diminutive older brother of Dansaul, Guy and Dan have played together so often since 1994 that their communication are intuitive and spontaneous, resulting in a vibe that is immediate and contagious.

“Giggly Fiddle Magic” Taplas “Energy and Genius”   Oxford Mail “Up with Carthy” – Folk Roots

Links
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z49dslEWLsY - Love’s Sweet/Drowsy Maggie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HNnFQhXCUM - A Heart is Like a Book (Dan Plews solo)

NOTE:This will start at 8pm support act inclusive.

 

16th September       FRED & GERALD CLARIDGE

The very first father and son gig at the club! local superstar songwriter and musician Gerald and equally talented Fred who performs all over the world they are class act which befits the “Claridges” brand (despite the jokes) this will be a night to remember!

 Support slot: tbc

30th September       ANDY GRIFFITHS

Superb songwriter and performer the “bester from Leicester” with four albums and another one in the making. With a very original take on subject matter and perspective from Ox bows, Spitfire pilots, lighthouses and George Mallory’s doomed attempt to climb Everest and with a voice you could listen all night too this is a gig to savour. Organiser of the Virtual Monday Music Club and pre-covid acoustic nights held at the Black Horse, Branstone Gate, Leicester

7th October               TUKAY AND RYAN

Theirs was the first gig to fall under the pandemic Covid hammer but they’re back! Tu-kay & Ryan are a musical duo based in Northamptonshire performing predominantly original material. They are fast becoming known for their lush harmonies and heartfelt lyrics touching at both matters of the heart and encouraging a positive and optimistic outlook on society and life in its entirety

Support slot: Adam DeSantis Superb blues guitarist

21st October             VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER (This will be a concert on Zoom details to follow)

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh

4th November           STUART MARSON

One of the great talents that emerged from the Northamptonshire folk scene Stuart's songs have been performed and recorded by various other artists, including Fairport Convention and Roger Whittaker. Perhaps his most celebrated song is 'Close to the Wind', a beautiful ballad about the life and times of highwaymen in South Northamptonshire during the late 1700's and “Over the Lancashire Hills” a tribute to Kathleen Ferrier.

Support slot: Andrew Loake Brilliant musician 

18th November        AS THE HERON

Are a collaboration project between Gary Painting (Crybb/Cross the Border & resident at the Wurzel Bush folk club) and Lauren South (Greengrass Folk).  Mixing harmonies, fiddle, guitar and bouzouki in a compelling mix of original songs and reworked traditional song

Support slot: tbc.

USING FACEBOOK FOR VIRTUAL GIGS

For those who haven’t linked into live streaming before a its relatively straightforward process you go onto the Great Knight facebook page around the start time and you will see it when it starts. The only thing to remember is that when the support slot finishes (there will be a frozen picture with a message “video finished”.

You will need to refresh your browser and go back onto the page  to regain the streaming of the main act.

Payment

Some gigs the artist might possibly request donations either for stated charitable causes or for their living expenses if they are semi\professional musicians. Please give what you can.  

This will be done via paypal and 100% will be passed on in accordance with the artists wishes using the following link: PAYPAL.ME/A WINTERSGILL.

2021

To quote Charles Dickens this is “the best of times and the worst of times” and to make any predictions as to when we will be back safely “alive and well” at The Old White Hart is anyone’s guess (2021 being our 25th Anniversary year) but as well as there is the support we will keep supplying the gigs ready for the new folk music dawn! 

 

Great Knight Committee