Mike Silver

Follow the link below to listen to some samples from Mike
(Click here)

Ticket only event in the downstairs function room

Singer/songwriter Mike Silver was influenced by a variety of musicians as a child, from the '50s pop of Lonnie Donegan, Buddy Holly, and Phil Harris that his older brothers liked to blues players like Blind Lemon Jeffersonand Muddy Waters to the British garage band the Preachers to fingerpickers like Gerry Lockran.   At the age of fourteen he got his own guitar, and from that moment on Mike was constantly involved in music with a variety of different groups in both London and Kent.  In 1973 he signed to Elton John's Rocket Recordings, released albums, and toured around Europe and North America. Eventually he settled in Launceston, Cornwall.
We are incredibly lucky that he has agreed to come and perform at our folk club.

Comment from John Richards: 
"Simply one of the very best singer songwriter guitarists on the UK and European Folk scenes of the last 50 years.  If you aspire to write or to sing or to play guitar watching Mike will be an inspiration and / or if you enjoy great music this is a man you should not miss. I’m really looking forward to opening for him!"

SUPPORTED BY

John Richards

John Richards began writing and performing in his early teens. Over the years he has quietly become one of the most covered writers on the UK folk scene and has been a well respected musician and songwriter from those early days.

Songs such as Did you like the Battle Sir? (written with Bev Pegg), Honour & Praise, The Deserter, Shine On, Roaring Water Bay (written with Dave Jones), The Unknown Soldier, The Moth, Foundryman’s Daughter, The Smuggler’s Song (written with Rudyard Kipling ?), and If You Can Walk You Can Dance have been covered by some of UK Folk music’s finest professional artistes as well as a long line of local singers.

Hickman & Quinn

(previously known as
'The Badgers')

Click the link below to see them perform 'Shady Grove'
(click here)

Ticket only event in the downstairs function room

James Hickman and Chris Quinn are accomplished guitarists, singers and song writers who are comfortable across a broad range of genres.  Individually and collectively they are popular figures on the live music scene in the Midlands and the Welsh Borders.  Previously known as The Badgers, the change of name came about as the duo began to concentrate on their own material. 

Other Guests booked for 2019 include:

Richard Heath & Buzby Bywater
Pete Shirley
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
Lost Notes
Sunjay
Flossie Malavialle
Chris Cleverly Trio
Keith Donnelly (Christmas Party Night)

More information will follow soon - watch this space!

No other artistes are booked yet.  We will update the site as soon as we make further bookings.