7th May 2020
A quick update and I promise not to use the word unprecedented (too late!-ed.).
Hope you’re all well and coping. Our main news is to say that to fill the void we’ve been organising a ‘virtual’ folk club on YouTube every Thursday night. We started about a month ago and quite a few of you seem to be tuning in. We’re not deleting any of the virtual club nights so they’re up there on YouTube for the duration if you’ve missed any. A new one is posted every Thursday.
There you select Playlists and that brings up all the club nights. Each one is listed as a separate Playlist. We’re trying to keep to the schedule as planned so you can see videos of the guests and residents who would’ve been performing on that date. That’s not always possible and there are some changes, but it’s close. Of course the thing about a ‘virtual’ club night is that you can bring in some special guests who normally wouldn’t have been there. If you enjoy viewing the videos please subscribe to the channel or ‘like’ the clips and that gives us a good idea of the audience we have.
Back to ‘real’ gigs and everything is pretty much the same as mentioned in our last newsletter with a few revised dates now confirmed.. As we said we’ll be carrying out a review of where we stand at the end of this month and so here’s what is currently planned. (Tickets now on sale where mentioned.)
CHRIS CLEVERLEY at The Black Swan YORK YO1 7PR
Thurs June 25 2020. Co-promoted with Broken Record Events.
DREVER, McCUSKER, WOOMBLE at The Crescent YORK YO24 1AW on Monday August 24 2020 at 7-30pm
Tickets from www.ents24.com
MAZ O’CONNOR At the City Screen Basement Bar, Coney Street, York YO1 9QL on Wednesday Sept 9 2020 at 7-30pm.
Tickets available at www.wegottickets.com/event/497157
KATHRYN ROBERTS and SEAN LAKEMAN at the National Centre for Early Music in York YO1 9TL on Tues Tuesday November 17 2020 at 7-30pm
Tickets at www.ncem.co.uk
ELIZA CARTHY RESTITUTE LIVE at the Crescent Club YORK YO24 1AW on Sunday Jan 24 2021 at 7-30pm
Tickets at www.seetickets.com
GRACE PETRIE at The Crescent Club YORK YO24 1AW on Monday May 18 2021 at 7-30pm.
Tickets at www.seetickets.com
Also scheduled to appear at The Black Swan Folk Club later this year are:_
ANTHONY JOHN CLARKE (Sept 10), CHRISTINE COLLISTER and MICHAEL FIX (special club night Fri Sept 18) SAM KELLY & JAMIE FRANCIS (Oct 8) LUCY FARRELL (Oct 15) SAM CARTER (Oct 22), CHARLIE DORE & JULIAN LITMANN (Nov 19) MARTIN CARTHY (Dec 3)
Finally as you know we normally sell copies of local folk magazines Folk Roundabout and Tykes/Stirrings at the club. Both magazines will be publishing their summer edition shortly but as we’ll be unable to sell them in the usual way if you’d like a copy you’ll need to contact the magazines directly.
If you contact Folk Roundabout they’ll send a copy along to you and then you can pay the next time you attend the Black Swan Folk Club via an ‘Honesty Box’ which we will have on hand.
As regards Tykes/Stirrings check out their website for more info:- www.tykesnews.org.uk
That’s all for another unusual newsletter. Watch the website, Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Please, keep 2 metres apart, keep washing your hands and stay well.
Chris and Black Swan Folk Club