What's on at tynefolk - Archives

Taking a look down memory lane...
Below you will see the guests we hosted during 2006.

Guest List for 2006

George Welsh & Stuart Hardy

Great sense of humour, great singer & guitarist and Stuart plays unbelievable fiddle.

Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson (U.S.A.)

Bob Conroy is the son of American labour leader, John Joseph Conroy, who in 1935 founded with John Del Lury the first union officially recognized by the City of New York. Bob teaches History through Folk Music in the New York City school system and has conducted fretted instrument workshops with Martin Carthy, Eric Weissberg and other well known musicians.

His roots are in Co. Roscommon, spent most of his waking hours in Greenwich Village, studied 5-string banjo and guitar with the legendary Erik Darling. Bob Conroy has sung with the group Stout for 25 years and tonight appears with another great musician Norm Pederson.

Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman

Our lovely Anni and that immigrant husband of hers who is, I have to say, becoming more of a Geordie every day...as he would say 'Aam gannin for me paypa'. A guaranteed night of fantastic songs, humour and singing beyond compare...not that I'm biased mind.

John Kirkpatrick - tynefolk Interview

Famous for the 'English Quality' of his concertina and squeezeboxes, John K is in a class of his own. He has played with many well known line-ups, such as The Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and many others No further introduction is necessary for this Folk Icon. A fabulous night in the making.

An early 7.30 start tonight as this will be the 2nd tynefolk Interview.

Adam McNaughton - tynefolk Interview

From Glasgow, Adam is much acclaimed as a singer and songwriter and has written some classic Scottish Folk Songs 'Yellow on the Broom', 'The Jeely Piece Song' and the A level masterpiece 'Hamlet', to name but a few... He brings his unique humour and great talent to the club.

Another early start at 7.30 for tynefolk Interview Number 3

Dick Miles

Dick is resident in Ireland and sings traditional English song and plays a mean concertina, as well as writing songs and putting tunes to some wonderful lyrics. This excellent underrated musician is a regular at many festivals and has been around for a long time and if you haven't seen him before you will not be disappointed.

Devils Interval

A new group made up from Jim Causey, Lauren McCormick and Emily Portman students on the Folk Degree Course and recent visitors to tynefolk on a singers night, who have taken the Folk scene by storm.

Devils Interval are impressing everyone, fast becoming favourites everywhere. Appearing again Christmas 2005 with Waterson Carthy in their Frost and Fire production, after last years amazing performance. We would like to welcome them back for a night of wonderful harmonies and solo singing from singers mature beyond their years.

Louis Killen & Mike Waterson

What can you say about these two founders of Folk music as we know it!! This will be a tremendous night and a unique opportunity to hear two of the most talented singers in Folk Music today. If any one saw their 'debut' National meeting, you know you're in for some added fun

Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson

From the forefront of the Revival we have two giants of our folk tradition. Martin plays The most definitive of all Folk Guitar Styles, and sings tonight with Norma, probably the finest female singer of traditional ballad today.

Robin Laing

An authority on the joys of Whiskey 'The Water of Life' as well as a wonderful singer songwriter and guitarist. One of the best Scottish exports, regularly seen at English Festivals.

Peg Leg Ferret

Peg Leg Ferret are Keith Pollard, Geoff Anderson and Benny Graham. They specialise in three-part harmony singing and lean towards material, which is either traditional or written in the traditional idiom. They have a bias towards industrial songs from the North-East of England but also perform a number of humorous songs.

They were all in their teens when they first met (long time ago, as some of us will no doubt remember) and got to know each other through performing as solo singers around the local folk club circuit. They reformed in 2001 after a layoff of several years and are thoroughly enjoying their new lease of life

Club Swap

Home Match - Welly to tynefolk. 8th Anniversary. Not to be missed. We can show off our great new venue...

Christie & Steve Nebel (USA)

Americana duo, Steve and Kristi have been performing together for fifteen years, Singer/guitarist Steve Nebel is the primary songwriter in the duo, supported by vocals and bass guitar from Kristi Nebel. After a fleeting visit last year where there was only time for a floor spot they have agreed to return and sing for us again.


'Not so much a folk group - rather a famous group of folk'. 'A big-hearted out pouring of traditional music that shares memories, yet speaks engagingly to the uninitiated'. "A bear-hug full of wit, wisdom and vintage music" Kevin Mitchell, Adam McNaughton, Bob Blair to name but three.

Paul Sirman

Paul was supposed to come last year but illness prevented it. I have heard Paul sing at festivals for well over 10 years and have always been impressed with his easy style and excellent performances.

Travelling all the way from Kent, I'm pleased to welcome him on this rare visit to the 'Far North' to hear a selection of his songs and guitar accompaniment. You will have a great night of singing with plenty of opportunities to join in.

John Boden & John Spiers

tynefolk Interview - Ticket Only - £6.00
If you haven't seen or heard these two magicians of the Folk Scene then you should grab this opportunity, as this is one of the few chances you'll have to enjoy them in the close and intimate surroundings of a folk club. They have been described as electrifying, magnificent, amazing and all of this is true. Don't miss them or you'll regret it, I promise.

The annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominations have been announced with John & Jon being nominated for the best duo category again. In addition to this, Bold Sir Rylas off the Songs album has been nominated for best traditional track.

Another early start at 7.30 for Tynefolk Interview Number 4

Club Swap

Away Match - tynefolk to Welly.
8th Anniversary. 2005 Proved to be vintage stuff! Don't miss these great occasions.

Christmas Party

More fun to end the year. Thinking caps required again!!!