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Feb 28, 2019

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 11th Nov 2018:
Trimdon Grange Explosion - Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Comus - All the Colours of Darkness
Trimdon Grange Explosion - Twenty-Four Hours
Elkhorn - The Black River
Alison Cotton - A Tragedy In The Tithe Barn
Alison Cotton - The Bells Of St Agnes
The Lords of Thyme - Bruton Town
The Lords of Thyme - The Bird It Sang
Alison Raymond - Let Angels stand

If you want more information about our podcasts or radio shows please go to the website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

Feb 26, 2019

Singer Hamish Currie grew up on the east coast of Scotland. Folk music was always part of the landscape but it was on moving south after university and discovering English folk music that his performing really took off. Nowadays his repertoire draws on the traditions from both sides of the border, laced with some original and contemporary material.

As well as being a performer Hamish runs the Berkhamsted Campaign for Real Music, promoting acoustic music rooted in tradition. Their venue is the Vyne Theatre, Berkhamsted's premier arts centre. The tagline is 'Professional acts, performing with integrity, style and showmanship.' Go to http://www.bcfrm.com/ to find out when the next event takes place.

Hamish also has an interesting sideline called the Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players (BURP) for ukulele players of all abilities. They sing quite a lot too. It sounds great fun, go to http://www.hamishcurrie.me.uk/burp/index.htm

Feb 26, 2019

Singer Hamish Currie grew up on the east coast of Scotland. Folk music was always part of the landscape but it was on moving south after university and discovering English folk music that his performing really took off. Nowadays his repertoire draws on the traditions from both sides of the border, laced with some original and contemporary material.

As well as being a performer Hamish runs the Berkhamsted Campaign for Real Music, promoting acoustic music rooted in tradition. Their venue is the Vyne Theatre, Berkhamsted's premier arts centre. The tagline is 'Professional acts, performing with integrity, style and showmanship.' Go to http://www.bcfrm.com/ to find out when the next event takes place.

Hamish also has an interesting sideline called the Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players (BURP) for ukulele players of all abilities. They sing quite a lot too. It sounds great fun, go to http://www.hamishcurrie.me.uk/burp/index.htm

Feb 12, 2019

David Gunawardana is a young singer/songwriter who is gradually and deservedly making a name for himself. He is an interesting personality equally happy talking about, folk music, films or philosophy

In January 2019 David released a 6 track EP entitled 'Figures and Faces' now available on Amazon, iTunes etc. Invisible Folk Club's Jon Bickley was asked to write the sleeve notes, this is what he had to say:
'It’s hard to say where David comes from. His family is from Sri Lanka and he comes from London but when you listen to his songs there is an other-worldly quality to them. It might be because of his mellifluous voice. It might be his light touch on his Martin guitar. Or it might be his beguiling tales of far-off forest glades, caves and towers, happy tribes challenged or dancing spirits. With the whispers of Gillian Welch and Anne Briggs hovering around him, he casts a spell with every performance. There is a disarming brightness about his presence and his devotion to his craft is clear for all to hear.'

https://www.davidgunawardana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/davidgunawardanamusic/

Feb 11, 2019

David Gunawardana is a young singer/songwriter who is gradually and deservedly making a name for himself. He is an interesting personality equally happy talking about, folk music, films or philosophy

In January 2019 David released a 6 track EP entitled 'Figures and Faces' now available on Amazon, iTunes etc. Invisible Folk Club's Jon Bickley was asked to write the sleeve notes, this is what he had to say:
'It’s hard to say where David comes from. His family is from Sri Lanka and he comes from London but when you listen to his songs there is an other-worldly quality to them. It might be because of his mellifluous voice. It might be his light touch on his Martin guitar. Or it might be his beguiling tales of far-off forest glades, caves and towers, happy tribes challenged or dancing spirits. With the whispers of Gillian Welch and Anne Briggs hovering around him, he casts a spell with every performance. There is a disarming brightness about his presence and his devotion to his craft is clear for all to hear.'

https://www.davidgunawardana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/davidgunawardanamusic/

Feb 10, 2019

Martin Olyett is a talented singer/songwriter whose observational material ranges from intimate to cinematic in its scope. He has been a longstanding and valued friend of Invisible Folk Club from the earliest days and was part of the original 3 Songwriters podcast that is still our most popular to date. In this new podcast, amongst many other things, Martin chats to host Jon Bickley about two subjects very close to his heart, namely guitars and Beatles. Amen to that!

At the end of 2018 Martin put out a 5 track EP entitled 'Strawman' which comes highly recommended. The review in Unicorn magazine says 'the tracks demonstrate Martin playing some tasty finger picked and strummed steel sting guitar, singing thoughtful and well-articulated lyrics.'
If you wish to get hold of a copy please go to https://invisiblefolkclub.com/contact/ and leave us a message.
We'll ensure Martin receives your communication.

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