January ’20 Diary

Sunday 5th January 2020

Happy New Year

We start the year with a ‘Bring in the New’ theme night. So bring along your songs, music. poems or whatever you like to welcome in the new decade!!

Sunday 12th January 2020

Feature Night with Rosie Johnson and Jacquie Daniels

Rosie Johnson
Jacquie Daniels

This week we have one of our Feature Nights with club regular Rosie Johnson and Southampton singer songwriter Jacquie Daniels both performing extended sets. You will hear a mixture of excellent traditional, contemporary and self penned songs. The rest of the night will follow our usual singaround/session format. Come and join us for what promises to be a lovely evening.

Jug collection

Sunday 19th February 2020

Singaround/Music sessions

Jug collection

Sunday 26th January

Guest Night with Martin Young

A show with a difference

Martin Young is an English folk singer based in Faversham, Kent, with roots firmly in the English tradition. He has played all over Britain at many different venues large and small including clubs and festivals. toured Europe and New Zealand.

‘The idea of Mars Bars From Mars came from years of speaking about where I come from (Ilford – where the films come from), where I live (Faversham – where the hops, gunpowder, bricks and Bob Geldof come from) and places I’ve visited. Everywhere is famous for something or somebody. My plan is to collect things from each town, village or city. Something that it’s famous for. A sandwich from Sandwich, Black Forest Gateau, Swiss Roll….actually there are no Swiss Rolls in Switzerland so I won’t bother going there. You can easily get a Galaxy from the Galaxy or a Milky Way from the Milky Way. BUT! Are there Mars Bars on Mars? I was born in ILFORD, where the FILMS come from. ACCORDING TO THE DOMESDAY BOOK – Now a London Borough and famous for the photographic industry and paper mill Ilford was called ILEFORT – LORD & TENANT-IN-CHIEF was Jocelyn the Lorimer – Meadow 20 acres. Woodland 20 pigs. 1 mill. 1 fishery. Ilford was once described by the legendary historical philosopher, Des O’Connor, as a cemetery with lights. I live in Faversham, Market Town Of Kings, all dead! Famous for Shepherd Neame Brewery, Hops, Gunpowder, Bricks and Bob Geldof. YES! Bob Geldof lives in Faversham although I don’t expect to pick up a Bob Geldof. Should anyone choose to visit Faversham they should put their watch back 50 years. It’s so far behind the times it’s still got a Woolworths! ACCORDING TO THE DOMESDAY BOOK – Faversham was called FAVRESHANT- KINGS LAND Lord in 1066: King Edward. Lord in 1086: King William. Tenant-in-chief in 1086: King William. Value to lord in 1066 £59.8. Value to lord c. 1070 £60. Value to lord in 1086 £80. Households: 30 villagers. 40 smallholders. 5 slaves. YES, 5 SLAVES!!! We’re RICH!!!!!! And there’s more where that came from! Interspersed with songs and stories of my travels and experiences mostly relating to each place featured and, in some cases, on a more general level e.g. 3 Zeros 3 which could be applied to almost any town in Britain. No confectionery was harmed in the making of this show’

Non members £7 Concessions £6 Members £5