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Nov 29, 2018

Songs From The Front is a collection of original songs by Jon Bickley & Alan Garmonsway inspired by letters and diaries of serving soldiers in the First World War. The songs tell of the bravery, the humour and the loss of these volunteers soldiers, as well as the love of those left behind.

To mark the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice Jon and Alan were joined by singers Anne Cunningham and Drew Thomas to perform a special concert at Chesham Folk Club on 26th November 2018.

Songs (with composers) in order of performance:
We're The Tommies You've Heard About (Jon Bickley)
Kitty Don't Cry (Alan Garmonsway & Paul Cawte)
Front Line (Alan Garmonsway & Paul Cawte)
Now We're In France (Alan Garmonsway & Paul Cawte)
We've Come To Hell To Kill The Devil (Jon Bickley)
Beautiful Words (Alan Garmonsway & Paul Cawte)
Calling All The Angels (Jon Bickley)
Are We The Spiders? (Jon Bickley)
Harvest Of The Drum (Alan Garmonsway & Drew Thomas)
Order Out Of Chaos (Alan Garmonsway & Paul Cawte)
Choose Peace (Jon Bickley)
Poppies For Sale (Jon Bickley)

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Nov 29, 2018

Each month we select a past Invisible Folk Club radio show to air on the podcast channel. Jon Bickley curates and presents the show. Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits.

On our podcast channel you'll find shows where the songs might be longer, where the music is allowed to stretch and breathe. Maybe something a little more challenging.

We know our podcast listeners have the time, space and inclination to play the long game, to allow something to evolve.

Original radio broadcast 22nd July 2018:
Alasdair Roberts - Riddle Me This
Alasdair Roberts - The Flying of Grief & Joy
Alasdair Roberts - A Lyke Wake Dirge
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - The Knight's Ghost
John & Mary Maw - St James Infirmary Blues
Jon Bickley - A Raven Overhead
Pete Castle - Buckworth May Song
Eliza Carthy - Dr.McMBE
Bob Dylan - Pretty Sarro
If you want more information about our podcasts or radio shows please go to the website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

Nov 28, 2018

It's heartening to come across younger people playing country blues and we were alerted to the talents of singer/guitarist Kelvin Davies. He works in a guitar shop which can be a blessing and curse! Consider the quandary, your working life is spent selling the thing you love but you can't stop buying them yourself. In may be a strain on Kelvin's bank balance but ultimately we feel the benefit, he is a great blues and ragtime picker. 

At his gigs Kelvin is frequently accompanied by veteran harmonica player Gary Jones. On this set Gary's skilful and sympathetic playing enhances the atmosphere of the songs. All but one of the songs performed were originally recorded between 1927-29 by Mississippi John Hurt, Charley Patton, Frank Stokes or Blind Blake. Kelvin and Gary create their own world of 1920s country blues in the 21st Century, and it feels good. In addition to the older material watch out for a great ragtime version of John Martyn's 'Over The Hill' showing that a good song is a good song no matter the style in which it is played. 

Songs played by Kelvin & Gary in this episode:
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor (Mississippi John Hurt)
Shake It And Break It (Charley Patton)
Downtown Blues (Frank Stokes)

If you like this you can find more at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lowD_J6sR0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwL2FGdOvpY

Kelvin's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/KelvinDaviesMusic

Nov 28, 2018

It's heartening to come across younger people playing country blues and we were alerted to the talents of singer/guitarist Kelvin Davies. He works in a guitar shop which can be a blessing and curse! Consider the quandary, your working life is spent selling the thing you love but you can't stop buying them yourself. In may be a strain on Kelvin's bank balance but ultimately we feel the benefit, he is a great blues and ragtime picker.

At his gigs Kelvin is frequently accompanied by veteran harmonica player Gary Jones. On this set Gary's skilful and sympathetic playing enhances the atmosphere of the songs. All but one of the songs performed were originally recorded between 1927-29 by Mississippi John Hurt, Charley Patton, Frank Stokes or Blind Blake. Kelvin and Gary create their own world of 1920s country blues in the 21st Century, and it feels good. In addition to the older material watch out for a great ragtime version of John Martyn's 'Over The Hill' showing that a good song is a good song no matter the style in which it is played.

Songs played by Kelvin & Gary on this episode:
Over The Hill (John Martyn)
Frankie (Mississippi John Hurt)
Police Dog Blues (Blind Blake)
I'm Goin' Home (Charley Patton)

If you like this you can find more at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lowD_J6sR0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwL2FGdOvpY

Kelvin's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KelvinDaviesMusic

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