Black Fen Folk Club

8th October - Dipper Malkin, £8, or £7 in advance from:

​                                               ​Dipper Malkin is the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that
                                               have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. Now they
                                               are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of
                                               sturdy beauty and sophistication as a duo. John Dipper’s new approach to the
                                               unusual, 14-string, viola d’amore, and Dave Malkin’s finely honed accompaniments
                                               and unique voice have afforded them with glowing praise for their debut album.
                                               Don’t miss one of the must-see folk acts of 2017.

26th November - Gemma Khawaja, £6

​                             Gemma Khawaja is a singer & guitarist from the Midlands, now based in Norfolk playing
                             and singing traditional songs of the British Isles and creating her own songs inspired by rural poets,                                  mythology and folklore.
                             Gemma's arrangements of traditional songs emphasise the universal stories and themes found in
​                             folk traditions and sensitively draw out the richness and beauty of the old melodies.

21st January 2018 - Alden Patterson and Dashwood, £6

'Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave
rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully
written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk
traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-
penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their
affection for home.'

February 2018 - TBC

25th March 2018 - Brian Peters, £6.50

                                     Brian Peters is one of the English folk scene’s great all-rounders: a compelling singer, a 
                                     first-rate squeezebox player and a skilled guitarist. Brian is one of the country’s best 
                                     anglo-concertina players and is just as good on melodeon, while he’s also internationally
                                     renowned as a powerful singer of the great old ballads. Although best known for traditional 
                                     folk songs and lively English dance music, Brian’s act is full of variety and also includes 
                                     newer songs and tunes, plus wild squeezebox excursions into ragtime or blues. Add his 
                                     energy and dry humour onstage, and you have a truly entertaining performer.

Gig schedule 2017/18
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