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CV Folk Bring Nine Local Acts to Temperance

Thrupnny Bits. Photo by John B.Smith

CVFolk brings nine local acts and a spirit of rebellion to Temperance.

Folk music has often been associated with rebellion and breaking rules. Such is the case for the CVFolk campaign which has been invited yet again to host an evening of home-grown music at the Leamington Folk Club, at Temperance, Bath Street, on Thursday, 8 February.


While the venue’s strong recommendation is for original songs only, there was no hesitation to include local three-part harmony group Thrup’nny Bits in the programme, whose repertoire includes songs from traditional sources, some going back centuries and sung in Middle English. As one of the trio, Des Patalong insists, "They were all popular original songs of their day!"


Mick Bisiker. Photo by Pete Willow.

With fellow singers, Barbara and Gareth Wyatt (and at the suggestion of the management!), the line-up will provide a rousing chorus-y finale to an evening of nine local acts, all popular on the folk club and concert circuits.


These include well-established songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mick Bisiker, accompanied by bass-playing colleague Chris Radley from the Rack and Ruin band; a solo performance by Maria Barham, member of acclaimed folk-rockers The Redhills; and a set by acclaimed guitarist and host of the Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Craig Sunderland.

Adam Wilson. Photo by Pete Willow.


Newly-formed duo Indigo will be there, featuring popular singer and fiddle-player Rebecca Mileham and ace guitarist Gordon Raitt. Guitarist and singer Adam Wilson will be performing an impressive set of folksongs and covers. As for singer-songwriters, the show presents a powerful cross-section of local creativity, in the form of Leamington’s Carol Whitworth, CVFolk’s founder Pete Willow and compere for the evening Andi Wolf.

Maria Barham. Photo by Pete Willow.


Now refurbished with new and more comfortable seating, the popular monthly folk club starts at 7pm and early booking of tickets is recommended as they are normally sold out. They’re £5 from Eventbrite – follow this link.

CVFolk returns to its own regular base at the Albany Theatre, Coventry the following Sunday evening (11 February) when its ‘Second Sunday’ of the month headline act is Coventry’s celebrated singer and songwriter Stylusboy, with support from local bands The Stationary Wilburys and the newly-formed Hoarse Whisperers, both noted for their lively, country-folk influenced sounds.

The music starts 7.30pm and admission is free although you are encouraged to donate to the caddy collection during the interval.


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