The Leen Valley Band bring authentic roots Americana, honky-tonk classics,
rip roaring hoe-down banjo and fiddle tunes, heartrending soulful ballads and
bluesy country folk and gospel. An all acoustic quartet with traditional
instruments, they have a reputation for memorable evenings of great
We plan to start having live singers’ nights again at the Gladstone with effect from Wednesday 1 September 2021. All singers and musicians are welcome and we will have our first guest night of 2021 on Wednesday 29 September 2021: this will be with the Leen Valley Band.
They call themselves Barnsley’s finest folk duo and combine fiddle and guitar to create a unique style of contemporary folk music. You may not have heard of Dan and Lizzie but as a club we like to encourage the young exponents of folk and acoustic music, especially when they compose original songs that delve deep into their historical roots in south Yorkshire.
“Fun, energetic and total delightful mix of contemporary and modern folk.”
Kimber’s Men are the best four-man harmony group in England. Apart from regular festival appearances all over Europe, they recently starred in the BBC production of Sea Songs with Gareth Malone. John Bromley is probably the finest bass singer on the British folk scene today, and Neil Kimber, Gareth Scott and Steve Smith add accomplished guitars as well as spine-tingling harmonies.
Jez Lowe is a singer-songwriter who was born and raised in County Durham. In over 30 years he has recorded more than 20 CDs, either solo or with his group The Bad Pennies. He plays guitar and cittern and has been a contributor to the Radio Ballads and the Ballads of Child Migration.
He has performed at our club in 2013 and 2015 and we’ve been lucky that he could fit in some solo gigs following his farewell tour with the Pitmen Poets.
He has also just published his second novel, “The Corly Crows” which will be on sale at the club along with a selection of his CDs.
Doug Eunson (voice, melodeon) and Sarah Matthews (voice, fiddle, viola) use their natural, expressive musicality to craft their arrangements with style and intuitive elegance. As well as drawing on some of the finest English folk song repertoire to sing in breathtaking harmony, they play English and European dance music in outstanding instrumentals and beautifully flowing tune sets.
Doug and Sarah invite you to join them in a delightful evening of winter wassails and Christmas charm. Share a special evening singing, swaying and sipping cider (or whatever your favourite tipple is) to put you right in the festive mood. Their new album “CHIMES” is sure to be the perfect Christmas gift!
Rosie and Cohen have both been at the Club before but in separate trios. Rosie came with the Dovetail Trio in April 2018 and Cohen as part of Granny’s Attic in the previous month. Rosie is a fiddler brought up in Wiltshire, with a lot of songs she found from that area, whilst Cohen plays concertina and sings. Like many young performers they have songs they like to perform solo or in other combinations, but last year they tried a few ‘double headers’ which worked so well they have arranged a longer tour this autumn. Cohen wrote “Rosie and I have both really enjoyed appearing at Carrington Triangle in the past and now we have a double headline, the first half from us individually with the second half from us as a duo”.
Dan comes from Halifax Nova Scotia but manages to visit the UK most years, largely because so many clubs and festivals welcome his intelligent songs, excellent guitar and fabulous Canadian voice. Whilst training as a teacher Dan hitched to a folk festival and heard songs by Stan Rogers which so inspired him that upon Stan’s untimely death a few years later, Dan added many of the songs Stan had written to those he wrote himself about incidents from history and life in Nova Scotia. When he appeared at the Black Swan Club in York the reviewer praised “his gorgeous baritone voice and exceptional command of phrasing, light and shade”. His spots at Derby Folk Festival a year ago matched that review and we feel sure he will do the same at the Gladstone on 30 October.