Whitchurch Folk Club

This page is the temporary home of Whitchurch Folk Club, a new monthly event bringing great folk musicians to North Hampshire. Kicking off in October, 2017, we'll be running events at Whitchurch Parish Hall and the Gill Nethercott Centre (also in Whitchurch – see the Google Maps below). Note that there will be no fixed club date each month to begin with. We are simply booking great performers to come and play when they have availability – it could be a Saturday, a Monday or any day of the week.

On this page you'll find information about upcoming performers, as well as ways to pre-order tickets. For pics, videos and regular chat about the club (including your opinions and how best you think we ought to run it), please visit our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Whitchurch Folk Club at the GNC

Whitchurch Folk Club at the Parish Hall

Whitchurch Folk Club presents

Faustus (plus very special guest)

Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017
Venue: Whitchurch Parish Hall, London Street, Whitchurch
Tickets: £14 - £12 concessions (book online, or take your chances and try on the door)
Doors: 7:30pm, onstage 8pm
What do we know about Faustus: If you've lived in Whitchurch for some time, you'll know all about Faustus. Local folk heroes made up of two-parts Bellowhead and one part Saul Rose, more info can be found about them in this interview here...
Website: www.faustusband.com

Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman band)

Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Venue: Gill Nethercott Centre, Winchester Street, Whitchurch
Support act: Michael Duffy (a wonderful local acoustic blues and folk fingerpicking guitarist/singer)
Tickets: £12 - £10 concessions (book online, or take your chances and try on the door)
Doors: 7:30pm, support onstage from 8pm
What do we know about Jack Rutter: You may know him from Moore Moss Rutter or Seth Lakeman's band. A highly respected singer and multi-instrumentalist, Jack's set features a range of traditional songs delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment.
Website: www.mooremossrutter.co.uk

Belshazzar's Feast

Date: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Venue: Whitchurch Parish Hall, London Street, Whitchurch
Support act: TBC
Tickets: £14 - £12 concessions (book online, or take your chances and try on the door)
Doors: 7:30pm, support onstage from 8pm
What do we know about Belshazzar's Feast: Well known to all and sundry (providing you live on Micheldever Road), the Feastie Boys are a combination of folkish revelry and musical slapstick. One Whitchurch 8-year-old described them as, "the only band I've stayed awake through," which is praise enough for this pair. 
Website: www.belshazzarsfeast.com

Lucy Farrell

Date: Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Venue: Gill Nethercott Centre, Winchester Street, Whitchurch 
Support act: TBC
Tickets: £12 - £10 concessions (book online, or take your chances and try on the door)
Doors: 7:30pm, support onstage from 8pm
What do we know about Lucy Farrell? Lucy has been a prominent member of Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band, Emily Portman's Coracle Band and The Furrow Collective – winners of 'Best Band' at the BBC Folk Awards, 2017. We're really privileged to have her appearing in Whitchurch on her long-awaited debut tour.
Website: www.lucyfarrellmusic.com

Eliza & Martin Carthy

Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018
Venue: Whitchurch Parish Hall, London Street, Whitchurch
Support act: TBC
Tickets: £16 - £14 concessions (book online, or take your chances and try on the door)
Doors: 7:30pm, support onstage from 7:45pm
What do we know about Eliza & Martin? If we have to answer this question for you, then you're coming to the Whitchurch Folk Club just in time to be saved. Martin & Eliza Carthy are, simply put, folk royalty. Read our interview with Eliza here
Website: www.eliza-carthy.com

Alasdair Roberts

Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Venue: Gill Nethercott Centre, Winchester Street 
Support act: TBC
Tickets: £12 - £10 concessions (book online, or take your chances and try on the door)
Doors: 7:30pm, support onstage from 7:45pm
What do we know about Alasdair Roberts? Fans of British folk music will know Alasdair's name well – he's one of Scottish music's true stars, and we feel privileged to have him at the Whitchurch Folk Club doing his thing. If the idea of the troubadour guitarist is your kinda thing, Alasdair is right up your street.   
Website: www.alasdairroberts.com

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