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Saturday 2nd November 2013 – ONE YEAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOTING FOLK PARTY! Featuring Skiffle and The Piffles

Yes, we made it, in November we will have been running for one whole year!  It’s been a great year, and we are very lucky to have some fantastic regular floor spot performers who are a huge part of the night as well as lots of great guest acts.    To celebrate, we have the eight piece Skiffle and The Piffles as our guest act for the night, plus floor spots of course!

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Inspired by the rockabilly, folk and bluegrass of the 50s and 60s, 8 piece Skiffle and the Piffles formed in 2010.  Taking inspiration from the greats like the Carter Family and Wanda Jackson, they stir up a mix of girl group harmonies, stomping rhythms and finger pickin’riffs in their own unique style that is sure to have you singing along and dancing on tables.  Dusting off the washboard, accordion and box drum, expect a contemporary take on some old classics and many brand new tracks from their recent “Bones in the Ground” EP and beyond.

http://skiffleandthepiffles.blogspot.co.uk/

There will also be floor spots as usual, so come along and sing a song!  With or without an instrument, traditional or original.  Or read a poem.  Or do a dance.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down for floor spots. Entry is £3, all the door money goes to the guest act.

Join the TOOTING FOLK group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/359488827459547/?fref=ts

Like the page: http://www.facebook.com/TootingFolk

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Saturday 5th October – featuring Dan Raza

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Singer-songwriter of exceptional talent, Dan draws on folk and country influences to produce spellbinding songs and is undoubtedly magnificent at weaving a tune. He has gained considerable acclaim on the live scene both here and across the pond, opening for Mary Gauthier, Badly Drawn Boy, Cara Dillon and Slaid Cleaves.

http://www.danraza.com/

There will also be floor spots as usual, so come along and sing a song!  With or without an instrument, traditional or original.  Or read a poem.  Or do a dance.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down for floor spots. Entry is £3, all the door money goes to the guest act.

Join the TOOTING FOLK group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/359488827459547/?fref=ts

Like the page: http://www.facebook.com/TootingFolk

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Saturday 3rd August – featuring The Dry Bones Band

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Playing a big old mix of folk, blues, gospel, ragtime and country, this London-based quartet employ open-backed banjo, mandolin, double bass, and resophonic guitar to perform their original material and a diverse selection of obscure American tunes. We should also add that the banjo player is none other than one of our favourite regular floor performers, Paul!

www.drybonesband.co.uk

There will also be floor spots as usual, so come along and sing a song! We’re really lucky to have a very high quality collection of regular performers who are as much part of the night as the guest act.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down for floor spots. Entry is £3, all the door money goes to the guest act.

Join the TOOTING FOLK group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/359488827459547/?fref=ts

Like the page: http://www.facebook.com/TootingFolk

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Saturday 6th July – featuring The Ballina Whalers

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The Ballina Whalers are Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes – three musical barnacles clinging to the creaking hull of a musical tradition stretching back over hundreds of years. Using just their voices they explore ballads, shanties and seafaring songs that tell tales of whaling ships, lost loves, roaring storms and hardship out at sea.

“Stunning voices that blend so beautifully, a real knock out”
– Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

There will also be floor spots, so come along and sing a song!  We’re really lucky to have a very high quality collection of regular performers who are as much part of the night as the guest act.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm.  Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down for floor spots.  Entry is £3, all the door money goes to the guest act.

Join the TOOTING FOLK group on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/359488827459547/?fref=ts

Like the page: http://www.facebook.com/TootingFolk

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