Alice Jones is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden in West Yorkshire. Her background is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition and the music that she makes instantly reflects this strong influence. Alice sings mostly traditional songs accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes only with foot percussion. The sensitive and intuitive arrangements of each song allow the stories to take centre stage and, inspired by her beginnings as a percussive dancer, they are loaded with a rhythm and energy that portrays her dancer’s heartbeat. Her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material and brings new life to old songs.
“Alice Jones is a seriously impressive singer of traditional songs” fRoots (270)
If you’ve not seen him before this quote gives you a good summary of what to expect: –
“Pete has a compelling stage presence and approachable style that delivers a mix of Humanism, politics, love, social commentary and humour… all wrapping its way around the folk tradition.”
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.
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.
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
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”.