25th August 2019
Hi folks, Toni here. I will be putting together the Newsletter from now on. It goes without saying that Roland will be a very hard act to follow, but I will do my best. Roland is very much still with us in spirit and all the Black Swan events mentioned in this Newsletter were organised by him. His legacy lives on.
CLUB NEWS MISCELLANY
1. There have been some outstanding nights at the club so far this year, with many guest nights sold out including newcomers Ninebarrow and Ye Vagabonds.
2. And we’ve had some superb concerts at the National Centre for Early Music as well and have more concerts planned both at this venue and the Crescent Club off Blossom Street in York in conjunction with local promoter Joe Coates of Please Please You.
MND FUNDRAISING NEWS
3. THE ROLAND WALLS MEMORIAL CONCERT-SEE SEPTEMBER 24
4. SWAN SONGS The brainchild of club regular Steve Marshall, this compilation cd is now available to buy with all proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
It’ll be on sale priced £10 at all Black Swan Club events and includes 20 tracks from a diverse range of artists, club residents and national names. Among them are Martin Carthy, Bob Fox, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Allan Taylor, Jez Lowe and Blackbeard’s Tea Party.
COMING SOON IN 2019:-
KITTY MACFARLANE BAND (NOV 25) A WINTER UNION(DEC 16) at the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC
WINTER WILSON (NOV 7) SARAH McQUAID (NOV 14) ALLAN TAYLOR (NOV 28) TRIALS OF CATO (DEC 5) FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE (DEC 12) at THE BLACK SWAN
COMING IN 2020:-
DANNY PEDLER and GREG RUSSELL, LISA O’NEIL, AINSLEY HAMILL and TOBY SHAER, JOSIE DUNCAN and PABLO LAFUENTE, THE PAPERBOYS, BROOKS WILLIAMS, URBAN FOLK QUARTET, KATHRYN ROBERTS and SEAN LAKEMAN, GRACE PETRIE, KATY MOFFATT, ELIZA CARTHY & RESTITUTE BAND.
OTHER EVENTS COMING SOON
National Centre for Early Music York
Belinda O’Hooley ‘Inversions’ Wed 18 September
Thorner Victory Hall Thorner nr Leeds
Holy Moly and the Crackers Fri Set 27
Rab Noakes and Barbara Dickson Sun Oct 27
Peter Donegan Fri Nov 15
The Ripon Amateur Operatic Hall
Benji Kirkpatrick and the Excess Sat Sept 14
Thorganby Village Hall
Chris While and Julie Matthews Fri Oct 4
Basement Bar, City Screen, Coney St YORK
Kris Drever Fri Oct 15
Regular Folk Music Sessions in York
The Maltings(tunes only) Tanner’s Moat- Tuesday evenings
The Golden Ball, Bishophill- Sunday evenings
The Three Legged Mare, High Petergate-Friday evenings
The Fox, Holgate-Havin’ the Craic(1st Wed of the month Sept 4, Oct 2)