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Topic Newsletter Archive

TOPIC FOLK CLUB, BRADFORD

At Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford BD5 0BQ  

Newsletter No. 149 - October 2014

Hello all,

Looks like we're about to finally say goodbye to summer as autumn approaches. What is there to do on the darker Thursday evenings? Get down to the Topic, that's what. Some new talent on display this month.
 

2nd October:  Singers and Musicians
8.15 pm start. Free entry
 

9th October:  Bright Season
Bright Season was formed in 2013 bringing together the talents of singer and guitarist Michael J Tinker (who has played at the Topic before), fiddle-player Ella Sprung and accordionist Simon Dumpleton. Together they perform traditional and self-penned songs and tunes, displaying their own individual gifts and combining to deliver stunning arrangements and harmonies. £6/£5
 

16th October:  Roisin Ban
Roisin Ban are  Chris Dyson, Paddy Heffron, Steve Lacey, Tom Leedale and Mark Flett . Roisin Ban is Irish for White Rose, a name which testifies to the band’s Yorkshire roots and gives a pointer to the direction of their music. Despite their recent formation – in 2013 – they have already notched up considerable successes, having played at the Fylde and Otley Festivals, Whitby Folk Week, and have a monthly residency at the famous Leeds Irish centre, and are booked at the Warwick Folk Festival, as well as, nearer to home, the Hardraw Gathering.

The starting point, and shared love of the band, is music from the Irish tradition, but if they stumble upon a number which suits them, they're happy to tackle other styles. The 'craic' is an important concept for the boys and no toe is left un-tapped in a Róisín Bán show.  £6/£5
 

23rd October: Haddo
Haddo are husband and wife team Will and Nicky Pound. Will, already known to the Topic after his memorable appearance with Dan Walsh back in 2011, is one of the world’s top harmonica players with his own completely unique style of playing. He featured on the Christmas No.1 single for Hillsborough (He Ain’t Heavy) and last year he released his debut solo album A Cut Above and toured with The Will Pound Band . In Haddo, Will now plays melodeon as well as harmionica. Nicky, who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, has become a sought-after session musician and has accompanied Elton John on live concerts and, a bit closer to home musically, recently featured on Blair Dunlop’s debut album, Blight and Blossom. Like Will, she has become known for her own distinctive playing style, in her case on fiddle.  £6/£5
 

30th October: Luke Jackson
With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene, supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart andOysterband. Last autumn he made his debut in Scotland, winning praise for a stand-out voice, songwriting skill and stage presence that completely belies his years.

With two highly-acclaimed CDs, radio play, appearances at Cambridge and Sidmouth folk festivals, Luke is establishing himself as one of the brightest young prospects on the acoustic music scene in recent years.  £6/£5
 

TOPIC NEWS

I have dealt with the sad news about Mick Walker in separate emails, and to date have no more information for you.

To reiterate: the funeral will be on 9th October at 10.50 am at Nab Wood Crematorium, which is at 283 Bingley Road (the A650), Shipley, BD18 4BG. 

No flowers, donations to Cancer Research.

A fiddle, a small guitar and an accordion have been donated to the club. All require some attention: if there are any budding or established instrument repairers out there who wouldn't mind giving some time to getting them up and running, we would be grateful to hear from you.

A reminder that the new edition of Tykes News is available to purchase on club nights at the price of £2.00 This excellent magazine contains articles, features, new items and full details of folk-related events and clubs in our area. Please support the hardworking team who produce this quality publication for the benefit of acoustic music followers in West Yorkshire by buying a copy.
 

Usual Other Stuff

For performers who may be thinking of approaching the club for a booking, please note that the bookings organiser is now Sue Gaffney, email address : sue.gaffney@btinternet.com

If you would like to become a member of the Topic Folk Club, it costs just £5.00 per year, running from 1st January. Being a member entitles you to the lower ticket prices shown in this newsletter, as well as the chance to become more involved in the workings of the club if you would like to.

 If you’re visiting the club for the first time, be sure to come and say hello, and if anyone has any suggestions for the club, for example if you would like us to try to book a particular artist, we’d like to hear them.

The Topic runs on Thursdays at Glyde House, Glydegate, Little Horton Lane, BD5 0BQ  8.30pm start. (Singers & Musicians nights start at 8.15pm). Like all the clubs in the area, our aim is to provide good quality live entertainment to suit all tastes of those interested in folk music, and we thank you for your continued support.

Floor singers are always welcome, especially in the first half. Please try to get there by 8.15pm if you’d like a slot – it helps the MC to plan the evening.

To find the Topic on Facebook search for "Topic Fc"

Best wishes

Tony Charnock, Topic Newsletter Editor  

tocharn@gmail.com        
www.topic-folk-club.org.uk 

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