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Sarah Jane Scouten

Sarah Jane Scouten at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 5 October 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
This Canadian singer songwriter, booked in 2014 as a total unknown, proved to be one of our very best debut visitors of recent times. Scroll forward three years and she is back with a cracking new album of country flavoured originals, playing UK club dates with her small band and then supporting folk rockers The Paperboys on their British tour. "A sterling example of the top grade Americana coming out of Canada” wrote one reviewer.
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York

The Black Swan Inn, York

Thursday 12th October. 7.45pm
MARIA DUNN with Shannon Johnson
www.mariadunn.com
Popular Canadian “storyteller through song” in the Woody Guthrie tradition. Shannon accompanies on violin.
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR (Venue 01904 679131, Organisers 01904 632922)
£9 in advance at www.wegottickets.com / £10 on the door

Thursday 19th October. 7.45pm
PETE COE
www.petecoe.co.uk
Traditional and original songs from a veteran English folk singer, with bouzouki, dulcimer, banjo etc.
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR (Venue 01904 679131, Organisers 01904 632922)
£9 in advance at www.wegottickets.com / £10 on the door

Thursday 26th October. 7.45pm
SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT
Another easy-going open house session – listeners and performers equally welcome
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR (Venue 01904 679131, Organisers 01904 632922)
£3 on the door only

AND AT THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC:

Tuesday 10th October. 7.30pm.
EDGELARKS – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
www.edgelarks.co.uk
The new project from Phil and Hannah, acclaimed songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Plus support act The Little Unsaid.
The National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
All tickets £14 at www.ncem.co.uk or on 01904 658338

Sunday 22nd October. 4.00pm.
Film: THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS
Brand new documentary feature about this most influential and inspirational of English folk singers. Prefaced by a few songs from Two Black Sheep and a Stallion.
The National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
£7 full / £5 concessions at www.ncem.co.uk or on 01904 658338

Tuesday 24th October. 7.30pm.
BELLA HARDY
www.bellahardy.com
A recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year, Bella showcases material from her brand new album, accompanied by fiddle, piano and guitar. Plus opening act Joshua Burnell.
The National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
£17 full / £15 concessions at www.ncem.co.uk or on 01904 658338

November 2017..
Thursday 2nd – Martyn Wyndham-Read
Monday 6th at the National Centre for Early Music – Martin Simpson
Thursday 9th – James Keelaghan with Hugh McMillan
Thursday 16th – Dana & Susan Robinson
Monday 20th at the National Centre for Early Music – Lady Maisery
Thursday 23rd – Singers & Musicians Night
Monday 27th at the Crescent, Blossom Street – Peggy Seeger & Family
Thursday 30th – Georgia Lewis & Friends

Black Swan Inn, 23 Peaseholme Green, York YO1 7PR
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Maria Dunn

Maria Dunn at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 12 October 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
We welcome back this Canadian “storyteller through song” who has been described as “a distaff Woody Guthrie”. With her latest album nominated in the Traditional Roots category of the Juno Awards, Maria continues to write great songs about social and historical themes, blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and country influences. Shannon Johnson accompanies on violin.


Pete Coe at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 19 October 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
An outstanding veteran of the English folk scene, Pete’s CV includes groups like New Victory Band, Red Shift and Bandoggs and a long-running duo with Chris Coe as well as solo work. He’s an incredibly versatile musician (bouzouki, dulcimer, banjo, melodeon) and a strong, distinctive singer with a rich repertoire of traditional songs and a large portfolio of originals. Above all, he knows how to entrance and inspire a folk audience.


Singers Night at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 26 October 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
All acoustic performers are welcome at our Open House sessions, and it wouldn’t be the same without listeners too. Come along and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and some excellent music.


Martyn Wyndham-Read at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 2 November 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Here is a favourite performer on the English folk scene, with a career now spanning 50 years. An exceptionally fine singer and a deceptively modest guitar accompanist, Martyn mixes traditional folk ballads with songs learned in Australia, where he spent several formative years in his youth. He is also a champion of contemporary songwriting, including the work of our own Stan Graham.
James Keelaghan

James Keelaghan at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 9 November 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Our Canadian season continues with another of that country’s foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians. James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as “poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling”. Paying his eighth visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.
Dana & Susan Robinson

Dana & Susan Robinson at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 16 November 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
These guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American rural experience are two of our favourite transatlantic visitors, with their unique blend of original song-writing and old time mountain music. Dana and Susan’s musical journey across America never fails to capture the audience’s imagination and listeners switch between humour and poignant reflection as the route unfolds.
Georgia Lewis

Georgia Lewis & Friends at Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 30 November 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Georgia is our only debut guest this season and rather special she is. Excellent appearances at several festivals this summer only confirmed the highly favourable impression she first made last year. A top class singer and gifted stage performer, she mixes original songs with great traditional covers, plays the accordion and is superbly accompanied by Rowan Piggott on fiddle and Felix Miller on guitars.
Harp And A Monkey

Harp And A Monkey at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 7 December 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
With instruments including guitar, banjo, melodica, harp and glockenspiel, electro-folk storytellers Martin Purdy, Simon Jones and Andy Smith were a hit on their first visit here. A deep Lancashire sensibility shines through their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life. Tonight’s show will feature songs from their War Stories project of new material and re-worked traditional songs relating to the Great War.
Black Swan Folk Club

Real Time at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 14 December 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Our pre-Xmas special brings back some of our favourite musicians from the Scottish Borders. Real Time comprise singer-guitarist Kenny Speirs and keyboardist Tom Roseburgh (both ex John Wright Band) with Carly Blain on fiddle and Eilidh Grant on vocals. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the border, alongside choice contemporary material and a growing number of impressive originals.
Black Swan Folk Club

Christmas Party at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 21 December 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Singers, musicians and listeners are all welcome at our end-of-year Open House party. Free entry / grand raffle / bring-and-share supper.
Chris While & Julie Matthews

Chris While & Julie Matthews at the Black Swan
Thursday 4 January 2018
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Let’s get our 40th Anniversary year under way in real style! We are delighted that Chris and Julie, more usually found in concert halls and on festival stages, have agreed to do an intimate small venue folk club show for us. Two of England’s finest songwriters and singers, they surely need no further introduction. Early booking is advised at www.wegottickets.com.

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