We were delighted to be involved in organising the first ever Oxjam virtual Festival on 7th and 8th August. You can buy a REPLAY ticket for £10 to allow you entry to the closed Facebook group, where you can watch 10 hours of quality music performances, specially pre-recorded videos, and ten 'live' sets. (see ticket link below). A good many of the artists will be familiar to our Folk Club audience - and we're sure you'll like many of the others.
The Festival kicked off with a special Folk Beeston Show on Friday 7th August, featuring an exclusive 'live set' from Jill and Bernard Blackwell (pre-recorded on 'The Garden Stage'). If you don't buy a Festival ticket, please consider making a donation via the link below.
Oxjam is a nationwide music festival usually run in October. Oxjam Beeston is the biggest in the UK, having raised well in excess for OXFAM over nine years (2020 is the tenth year). We are hoping there will be some kind of Oxjam festival this Autumn. The 'Summer Festival' is a new venture.
Make a Donation - please note, making a donation does NOT entitle you to view the Festival material (you need to purchase a ticket for that).
Below are links to various online streaming sites or videos you might be interested in:
Gilmore and Roberts - due to appear live at the Club recently - we'll rebook as soon as we are clear when we can do so! Meanwhile, look out for live online gigs.
GreenMatthews - we were pleased to welcome this excellent duo on our show recently and would encourage you to visit their website or Facebook page to find out what they're doing. There are some live-streamed gigs or you could rent/purchase their 'A Brief History of Music' video.
Pete Morton - one of our favourite singer-songwriters who should have been doing a gig with us in late June. Appears on Show 15. He has a new album out, a song from which he performs for us. Visit his website to purchase: www.petemorton.com
YouTube: there are lots of resources for folkies on YouTube - just type in a name of an artist and you'll soon be able to go there and watch all sorts of things!
Folk on Foot Festival 2: https://www.folkonfoot.com/festival
Paul Carbuncle: if you are yearning for some carbuncular entertainment - and missed his appearance at the Club on 20th March (which has the distinction of being the first gig we had to cancel!) go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6uI2pib3bmZqNh0iwU-i2yxNkuOzBEkD
where you will find an abundance! Hours of fun for all the family!
Belper-based Andy Inns runs Black Dog Radio which streams live on the internet on Saturday mornings and has music to play at other times: https://black-dog-radio.com/
Irish music available at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VatTradSesh
Folk at Home - a virtual folk festival, twenty-five acts including Ashley Hutchings, Steeleye Span, Banter, Home Service. Once you've paid you can watch as many times as you like. Also interviews and workshops. Tickets cost £25 (proceeds to support young artists who have lost gigs and are struggling to survive). https://www.folksathome.co.uk/
Keith Urban - country - streams live plus vids availailable for repeat: https://www.facebook.com/keithurban/
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Sing a song, play a tune, play or sing along with others - even read a poem! Or just come and listen. These nights are the life-blood of the folk club, where regulars and visitors alike entertain, share, develop.
Every month or so we welcome a guest artist who will perform two full sets. Half a dozen of our regulars are invited to do a 'floor spot'.
One of our Singers' Nights each month features a longer set by one or two of our regulars. On other occasions we welcome a locally based 'act' to do two short (20 minute) sets, leaving plenty of room for floor singers. We also put on regular 'special' events: Burns Night, St George's, St Patrick's and American Independence Nights.