Programme

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Friday 20th October 2017 – The Mile Roses

Voices and instruments combine in beautiful harmony

A shared interest in British folk and contemporary Nashville sounds brought this trio of renowned musicians together. Edwina Hayes (a much-loved solo performer at the Ram Club in the recent past), Kate Bramley and Simon Haworth combine voices and instruments in beautiful harmony. Edwina and Simon focus on guitar, with Kate playing fiddle. Expect a heady mix, from toe-tapping folk to haunting ballads.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 27th October 2017 – Sam Carter

A CHANGE TO THE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED PROGRAMME

Brilliant guitarist and songwriter who just oozes class

Sam is “the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation”, according to Bellowhead’s Jon Boden, and we are in for a rare treat as this globe-trotting performer and serial collaborator calls in at Thames Ditton. His effortless guitar playing and gentle, easy-going vocals ooze class and captivate the listener. He is as at home fronting a melodic rock band as he is accompanying himself on acoustic guitar – which is how we will enjoy this versatile artist. What others have said about Sam Carter: “[He] is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection”; “A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself”.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 3rd November 2017 – Reg Meuross

Effortlessly perfect: everybody loves laid-back Reg

Everybody loves Reg and his easy, laid-back style. His tunes sound effortlessly perfect and his lyrics are made all the more touching by the honesty and gentleness of his singing. A fine raconteur, too, Reg can make an audience laugh or shed a tear with his heartfelt and thought-provoking song introductions and lyrics. A regular visitor to the Ram Club, Reg is a stalwart of the top quality folk scene. A must-see gig.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 10th November 2017 – Gilmore & Roberts

Refreshing and exciting approach from a delightful duo

Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) are a delightful duo who refuse to be boxed into a single genre – they even ended their last visit to the Ram Club with a poignant acoustic version of Alice Cooper’s “Poison”. And it sounded wonderful. They each have a solid folk background, the genre that forms the backdrop for everything they do – but their adventurous approach is truly refreshing and exciting.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 17th November 2017 – Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg

Hit songs from a high-profile pair

Anthony John, a softly spoken Irishman who has written some cracking songs, including “The Broken Years”, and Dave, who is credited with being Fairport Convention’s longest serving member and who also spent 15 years with Jethro Tull, get together for an evening of fun and plenty of hit songs. This high-profile pair also regularly entertain big crowds at the annual Cropredy festival.

£10 members/£12 non-members


Friday 24th November 2017 – Gigspanner

Haunting music of great intelligence and imagination

One week it’s a Fairport Convention link, the next it’s Steeleye Span! Since his departure from the Steeleye folk-rock pioneers at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his Gigspanner trio, and in the process has established their reputation as one of the most genuinely innovative acts on the folk/roots scene. They take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered in a wealth of musical influences.  With a rock influence from superb guitarist Roger Flack and rhythms of the world from percussionist Sacha Trochet, they produce haunting music of great intelligence and imagination. This autumn’s tour by the band marks the launch of their new album ‘The Wife of Urban Law’. 

£11 members/£13 non-members


Friday 1st December 2017 – Jim Moray

Traditional songs presented in a way that reflects our age

Jim’s “mission statement” is to sing traditional songs in a way that reflects our age – and he carries it out with huge sensitivity, producing magnificent results. He is also an arch collaborator, working with, and influencing, a host of the folk world’s stars. A highly skilled multi-instrumentalist with a sweet voice, Jim brings folk music bang up to date. Mojo magazine calls his new album “Upcetera” a masterpiece.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 8th December 2017 – Archie Fisher

An evening in the presence of the master

Archie has the spellbinding voice of a singer who has honed his craft over the decades as he caresses his guitar in perfect accompaniment. Between songs, his genial tales of life in Scotland bring laughter, as do his clever and witty lyrics, while his poignant ballads are heart-rending. Many artists have paid tribute to his writing skill by covering his works, such as his stirring anthem “The Final Trawl”.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 15th December 2017 – Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis / Christmas Party

Festive fun guaranteed

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis are proven winners at the Ram Club, having played in a trio and as The Changing Room – two fabulous performances. Sam is a hugely talented and hard-working young musician with a memorable voice and Jamie one of the best banjo players you will ever see. This dynamic duo will set the party alight with their mix of old and new. Adding to the frivolities will be a table laden with festive fayre – plus a spectacular gallery of unusual raffle prizes. Huge fun guaranteed.

NB: This will be a ticketed event – details to follow.

£TBA members/£TBA non-members