Family friendly barn dance in Wolverton on October the 26th

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Wolverton residents are holding a council subsidised public event in Wolverton on October the 26th…

The event is a family friendly barn dance with a bring and share buffet. We have made this humorous  poster, which I feel most wolverton residents will be able to relate to! I have attached an image of the poster, it features parts of the agora centre which is a large building in Wolverton, widely disliked and soon to be demolished. I am myself playing in the band (innocent hare) and as a folk music enthusiast I thought your magazine would be a great place to promote the event.

Here is a link to our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2351371878440719/

Download the Family Friendly Barn Dance poster >>

 

 

Melrose Quartet gig, Friday 13th December 2019, Wycombe Folk Arts

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Wycombe Folk Arts present ‘A BRIGHT NEW YEAR’ with MELROSE QUARTET

Unicorn Magazine Issue 148 is now out…

Unicorn Magazine Issue 148 is now out!

Just to say that Issue 148 of Unicorn Magazine (October, November & December 2019) is now out! It is instantly available online as a downloadable / readable PDF from the usual places (our website, ISSUU etc), and the hard copies should be being distributed now.

Please note that for the best and most reliable user experience, we recommend that when possible you download the PDF to your machine and view it that way, rather than trying to view it directly online via a browser etc.

Download Issue 148 here >>

Please also remember to sign up to our mailing list and read this blog for amends in between issues…

For example, there are already two amends / additions to the printed version:

On the Sessions page (page 6), Monday night at Stevenage should read:

  • STEVENAGE • The Marquis of Lorne (upstairs) (2nd, 8pm): Gary Moyle, 07960 953778 ‘Marquis of Lorne, Stevenage, folk session’ FB group

On the Shall We Dance page (page 8), the following dance has been committed:

  • October 19: Autumn Dance, Portland Duo with caller Colin Hume. St Andrews Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford. MK40 2PF. 01234 825574 • BFD

Change Of Day For Redbourn Folk Club

This just in from Redbourn Folk Club:

CHANGE OF DAY FOR REDBOURN FOLK CLUB

After many years of being held on Thursday nights, the Redbourn Folk club will be moving to Wednesday nights from September 4th onwards. Luckily most of the guests already booked for the Autumn season could switch to the new day except for Irish singer and musician, Colum Sands who will be visiting the club on Thursday September 19th, the gig to be held at the cricket pavilion on Redbourn Common. All other evenings will continue to be held at their regular venue: The Old School Room at the Hollybush Pub, Church lane, Redbourn.

Guests for the Autumn include Reg Meuross; na mara; Kim Lowings & The Greenwood; Cathryn Criag & Brian Willoughby and many others.

Unicorn Magazine Issue 147 is now out…

Unicorn Magazine Issue 147 is now out!

Just to say that Issue 147 of Unicorn Magazine (July, August & September 2019) is now out! It is instantly available online as a downloadable / readable PDF from the usual places (our website, ISSUU etc), and the hard copies should be being distributed now.

Please note that for the best and most reliable user experience, we recommend that when possible you download the PDF to your machine and view it that way, rather than trying to view it directly online via a browser etc.

Download Issue 147 here >>

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Watford Folk Club welcomes Paul Downes on Friday June 21st (today!)


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Watford Folk Club welcomes Paul Downes on Friday June 21st.

Paul’s sensitive and yet fun approach to his live performances puts him among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today.

He has been introduced (much to his embarrassment) as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. It is easy to see why when you see the dazzling array of styles he performs with effortless brilliance, but at the same time he considers himself as a singer of songs, rather than a guitar technician.

Paul has a rich musical background that has progressed through working with Phil BeerThe Arizona Smoke RevuePete Seeger and, currently, The Joyce Gang.

Eight albums with bands, three highly acclaimed solo albums and over one hundred and fifty session credits have still left time for Paul to tour every concert venue, theatre and festival in Britain, plus many tours in the USA and Europe. Cabaret in the West Indies and newsreading on US radio are but two other strings to his guitar.

A great performance guaranteed! Catch him live.

Paul spent his youth playing classical guitar, rugby, soccer, cricket, the field and looking at maps. He played a solo recital in Westminster Abbey at the age of sixteen and subsequently took up folk music.

From the age of 12, Paul’s best friend was Steve Knightley; then at 16, they met Phil Beer. However, despite these drawbacks, Paul was reasonably well-balanced until, after giving up a promising academic career, he went on the road as a professional muso. “Was it the women or the curry houses?”, Paul was once heard to rhetoricise.

A few years touring as Downes and Beer, all around Europe and the UK, playing sessions on hundreds of albums, four records of their own and two solo sets for Paul… and they met Bill Zorn and formed the now legendary Arizona Smoke Revue. A meteoric rise into TV, radio, major European festivals, world tours and four albums… that was enough! Paul was asked to stand in on a Joyce Gang gig (their first!) and the rest, as they say, is mystery.

Paul Downes now still gigs extensively in the UK and USA as a solo artist, made his third album, enjoys shopping and cooking, supporting Exeter Rugby Club and getting a suntan.

(One of the most able and talented, yet underrated singer/guitarists on the folk scene. The Folk Diary)

Watford Folk Club meets Fridays 8pm – 11pm  at

The Colne River Room

The Pump House,

Local Board Road,

Watford WD17 2JP

(entry by £10 minimum donation)

Website : watfordfolkclub.co.uk

Email::WatfordFolkClub@outlook.com

Facebook::Watford Folk Club

See you there!!!”

Unicorn Magazine Issue 146 is now out…

Unicorn Magazine Issue 146 is now out!

Just to say that Issue 146 of Unicorn Magazine (May, June & July 2019) is now out! It is instantly available online as a downloadable / readable PDF from the usual places (our website, ISSUU etc), and the hard copies should be being distributed now.

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Download Issue 146 here >>

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Unicorn Magazine Issue 145 is now out…

Unicorn Magazine Issue 145 is now out!

Just to say that Issue 145 of Unicorn Magazine (January, February & March 2019) is now out! It is instantly available online as a downloadable / readable PDF from the usual places (our website, ISSUU etc), and the hard copies should be being distributed now.

Please note that for the best and most reliable user experience, we recommend that when possible you download the PDF to your machine and view it that way, rather than trying to view it directly online via a browser etc.

Download Issue 145 here>>

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Carols in the Pub events, Milton Keynes, December

This just in from Carols in the Pub events, Milton Keynes, December:

We wanted to let Unicorn Magazine readers know about the Carols in the Pub events we run in Milton Keynes:

Carols in the Pub. It is what is says. Feel the Christmas Spirit- Come along to one of three evenings of singing led by folk band Innocent Hare. Words provided. Evenings start at 7.30pm (free entry).

Friday 14th – Bar Bar Black Sheep (Wolverton)
Tuesday 18th- Fox and Hounds (Stony Stratford)
Thursday 20th –  Biergarten (Wolverton)