Black Swan Folk Club

E-Newsletter 113

January Newsflash 2010


Singers Night instead, 14th January

Sadly, Ember have had to cancel their performance at the folk club this Thursday.

Emily and Rebecca had originally planned a week of folk club shows around the north of England beginning last Saturday, as part of their “farewell” tour before they part company. One by one the other northern venues have been cancelling their bookings on account of the bad weather and by today York was the only one left. Since Ember are based in remote west Wales, it is simply not viable for them to travel all the way to Yorkshire for a single show and so, reluctantly, they rang me this afternoon to say they were pulling out. I was disappointed but fully appreciated their predicament.

Those of you who had pre-booked Ember tickets through WeGotTickets should receive formal email notification of the cancellation from them tomorrow and your ticket money should be refunded to your bank account in a few days time.

As usual when we have a short notice cancellation, we prefer to fill the evening with an open Singers & Musicians Night, rather than trying to find a last-minute replacement act.

Consequently, all you local performers take note, we have an EXTRA open house session on Thursday evening. We’ll kick off around 8.30 as usual, and Susie Fox will be acting as MC. Admission will be at the standard Singers Night rate of £ 2.50 full / £ 1.50 concessions / £ 1 performers.

The “normal” Singers Night follows on 21st January, then Isambarde on 28th January, then the York Residents Festival “Sunday Afternoon Folk” event on 31st January from 2pm – all of these at the Black Swan Inn.