Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dovetail Trio Wed 15 April 2015

dovetail2_lighter_smallDOVETAIL TRIO will be presenting England’s traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach. They impressed at the Gate to Southwell Folk Festival last June, which was their first festival appearance as a trio. They came together when Matt Quinn from Brighton a melodeon and concertina player met Rosie Hood a fiddler and singer with a particular interest in songs from her native Wiltshire.
They wanted a skilled guitarist to complement the mix so asked Jamie Roberts, who had a good grounding with Kerfuffle and was playing with Katriona Gilmore, to join them in late 2013. Jamie can flat pick or play in bluegrass mode as well, so whilst traditional songs from several sources feature in the album they have just recorded, these are leavened by more recent compositions.

Alun Parry Wednesday 18 March

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard a younger singer and guitarist with a passionate commitment to a more egalitarian socialist society. Our club has often brought guests to Nottingham to let them showcase their songs. Alun falls into the same category as Woody Guthrie, Ewan MacColl, Roy Bailey and Billy Bragg.
Many of his gigs are outside the folk clubs in support of the oppressed, but he’s done his share of Folk Festivals and his songs are mostly rooted in the tradition