Programme

View, download and/or print out a list of forthcoming guests for the summer season 2019 Printable flyer – summer season (April-July) 2019  

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Friday 21st June 2019 – Kieran Halpin

Quantity and quality from a master of the stage

With Kieran you get quantity AND quality. He has written a huge number of songs over more than four decades without any loss of verve or spirit, has released 22 albums and had his compositions covered by the like of Dolores Keane, Niamh Parsons, and Flossie, a visitor to the Ram Club on May 24. Kieran is a master of the stage, entertaining audiences with scene-setting stories and his no-holds-barred, yet moving, delivery.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 28th June 2019 – Clive Gregson

Wonderful new songs are pop world’s loss and our gain

The pop world’s loss is our gain as Clive’s solo career has delivered wonderful new songs and performances aplenty. After disbanding the successful pop group, Any Trouble, in 1984, Clive went solo and has since released 13 albums of music that span the worlds of acoustic, folk, roots and “singer-songwriter pop”. He has also collaborated with many global stars, such as Richard Thompson and Nanci Griffith. Clive has spent several years in the US and the club is always keen to snap him up for a gig when he’s in the UK as it’s always a special occasion.

£10 members/£12 non-members


Friday 5th July 2019 – Kenny Speirs

Borders stalwart goes solo after illustrious band career

This sensitive guitarist, singer and arranger is now going solo and singing his own songs after an illustrious career as a band member or in duos. Kenny has long been part of the Borders folk scene since co-founding the John Wright Band. After further collaborations and a period of reflection, Kenny has now been inspired to write and release “Sleepwalking”, his first solo CD of wholly self-penned songs, which form the basis of his live shows – while still leaving room for a few songs from the Border country.

£9 members/£10 non-members


Friday 12th July 2019 – The Vera van Heeringen Trio

‘Intimate, under-stated, stripped back and potent’

It is impossible to praise this band too highly: Vera’s songs are stunningly well crafted in a laid-back Americana style, strongly reminiscent of the great Gillian Welch; their vocal harmonies meld gorgeously into a single voice; and their instrument playing is as smooth as silk. When Vera says on her website that her performances are intimate, under-stated, stripped back and potent, she is not exaggerating: she is a brilliant guitarist and singer, as is Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin, with Andy Seward, sublime on the double bass.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 19th July 2019 – John Kirkpatrick

Hearty good cheer, hilarious tales and stirring renditions

We reach a rumbustious and rollicking climax to our summer season with this larger-than-life character, full of hearty good cheer, hilarious tales and stirring renditions from the traditional English songbook. John wields assorted squeezed instruments with gusto – he is a master of them all – and as songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to more than 60 theatre and radio plays. His music can be heard on more than 200 commercial recordings – and, most importantly, at the Ram Club on its last night of the summer season.

£10 members/£11 non-members