Programme

View and/or print out a list of forthcoming guests – Ram printable flyer-January-Easter 2017

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Friday 24th February 2017 – Joe Topping & Scott Poley

Great guitar playing and Joe’s smooth vocals create a special blend for audiences to savour

Joe Topping is a regular star at the Ram Club, having appeared with a list of great performers – and Scott Poley is no exception. Scott is a producer, songwriter and session musician – and one of the most able guitar sidesmen in the business. Joe is some mean guitar player, too, and so with his warm, silky voice and Scott’s fretboard wizardry, this is an extra special blend to savour.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 3rd March 2017 – Sunjay

Classic acoustic folk-blues from a ground-breaking young performer

A stimulating evening centred around the story-telling traditions of classic acoustic folk-blues is in store – with plenty of surprises thrown in. The latest album released by Sunjay, a British singer-guitarist of Asian descent, is called “Black and Blues” and on it he features material from the US – the type of songs and legendary tales sung by bar-room singers. Sunjay was a revelation on his first visit to the club a couple of years ago and now, with a little extra maturity and experience, he has come to find his own unique voice.

£9 members/£10 non-members


Friday 10th March 2017 – Craobh Rua

A must-see band described as ‘nothing short of spectacular’

This is a powerful, dynamic yet sensitive Belfast band that delivers some of the finest renditions of traditional Irish music you could ever hear. They play an array of instruments, including banjo, mandolin, fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar and vocals to forge a rich, warm sound, with enough performers to fill our small stage to overflowing. The repertoire revolves around energetic jigs and reels and moving waltzes and ballads. This is a must-see band that has been described as “nothing short of spectacular”.

£11 members/£12 non-members


Friday 17th March 2017 – Vera van Heeringen Trio

Superbly talented musicians – mesmerising music

Mesmerisingly beautiful and simple melodies with captivating lyrics, alongside foot-tappingly delightful tunes are Vera’s trademark. With a background that took her from her native Holland to the flatlands of Wales a decade ago, she has been heavily influenced by rootsy Americana – so it’s no surprise there is a very individual style to her singing and playing. Dave Luke accompanies on guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, with Andy Seward on double bass. There’s a hint of Gillian Welch about this superbly talented lady.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 24th March 2017 – Bob Fox

Magnificent ambassador for the music of north-east England

Bob’s big projects in recent years have been playing Songman in the outstandingly successful War Horse production, and his work with The Pitmen Poets collaboration that celebrates the music and culture of north-east England. And that’s just what Bob does in his solo shows – he is a magnificent ambassador for the songs of his native region, with a deep seductive voice and accent whether singing or telling tales. Always a welcome visitor to the club, Bob will give us a night of velvety sounds and wry banter.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 31st March 2017 – Daoiri Farrell

A spine-tingling voice – with plenty of Irish magic

What a voice this man has. Daoiri sings with a spine-tingling purity and clarity – with plenty of Irish magic – and he surely lives up to the title of his recently released album “True Born Irishman”. No wonder he became the All Ireland Champion Singer at the Fleadh in County Derry in 2013. On top of that, he is a delicate and rhythmic player of the Irish bouzouki. Daoiri only began performing at the age of 23 but has made a great impact since. He has a masters degree in Music Performance – so we are in for another treat.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 7th April 2017 – Dallahan

Up-to-date twists to an electrifying traditional Celtic sound

Expect something a little different from this fascinating foursome. The band members are from Ireland, Scotland and Hungary, backgrounds that bring unusual and up-to-date twists to their full-on electrifying traditional Celtic sound – by adding various international ingredients such as Latin dance rhythms, gypsy instrumental solos, and many more surprises. Jani Lang plays fiddle and sings, Jack Badcock plays guitar and sings, Andrew Waite is on accordion, with Ciarán Ryan on banjo, mandolin and fiddle.

£11 members/£12 non-members