Programme

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Friday 23rd February 2018 – Emily Maguire & Christian Dunham

An inspirational singer and deeply moving songs

Classically trained Emily has toured with the likes of Eric Bibb and Don McLean and is often heard on radio, either when her deeply moving music is played or when she is talking about combating the stigma of mental illness. Emily makes no secret of being affected by bipolar disorder – negatively and positively, as even the dark times have provided space and inspiration. After two years out of action, Emily is back stronger than ever with a hauntingly beautiful new album and accompanied by Australian bassist Christian Dunham.

£11 members/£12 non-members


Friday 2nd March 2018 – Ewan McLennan

Voice full of character and passion – and guitar skills to treasure

Ewan is a beautifully polished and cultured guitarist with a voice full of character. This former BBC folk award winner credits Martin Simpson and Dick Gaughan as influential in guiding him along a musical path that respects traditional songs and their role as social commentary. He is a modern-day troubadour and balladeer with a strong sense of fairness and justice, who fills his stories with a passion that is perfectly balanced by the peaceful serenity of his effortlessly skilful guitar playing. It’s a combination to treasure.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 9th March 2018 – 4Square

Bright and distinctive sound from a super-talented four-piece

This super-talented four-piece from Manchester has wowed Ram audiences before and will do again with a bright and buoyantly distinctive sound that is intricate and delicate but also powerful and driving. Nicola Lyons plays fiddle, sings and clog dances; Jim Molyneux plays piano and accordion and sings; Michael Giverin plays mandolin and guitar; and Dan Day plays percussion and sings. This is folk music infused with touches of jazz, Latin and a range of styles – from the seductive and harmonious to the seriously toe-tapping.

£11 members/£13 non-members


Friday 16th March 2018 – Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman – SOLD OUT

WE’RE REALLY SORRY – BUT THIS TICKET-ONLY CONCERT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT

“Delightful and enchanting”; “ethereal”

“Beautiful”, “haunting”, “lyrical”, “delicate”: these are just some of the words used to describe Cara’s first visit to the club in 2016, an occasion that proved so satisfying to both artist and audience that organising a second visit became a priority. Cara’s spellbinding Irish voice, set to the instrumental accompaniment of husband Sam, has brought success on all fronts and the duo regularly fill big theatres. So it’s a more than welcome return to our small stage for a star guest who was also described as “delightful and enchanting” and “ethereal”.

With support from special guest JIM MALCOLM. Jim has one of the finest Scottish singing voices, full of expressive warmth, along with such a close affinity to the music of his native land that he can write new songs that sound completely rooted in tradition. 

ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD

£N/A members/£N/A non-members


Friday 23rd March 2018 – Sara Grey & Kieron Means

Original American music as it is meant to be heard

Sara and her son Kieron bring to life the real sound of rural America with the genuinely traditional songs Sara has collected over the decades. Surrounded by music from an early age – her father was a fiddle player – she took up the banjo as a teenager and is now acknowledged to be one of the world’s finest exponents of the frailing style. Add in Kieron’s bluesy guitar and the intuitive and natural vocal harmonies and timing that come from such a close family tie and these regular visitors to the club deliver a delightfully lively package.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 30th March 2018 – Closed for Easter

£N/A members/£N/A non-members


Friday 6th April 2018 – The Hut People

A unique and hilarious duo with a big feel-good factor

An absolutely fascinating spectacle: Gary Hammond’s collection of unusual and quirky percussion instruments is extraordinary. And he plays them all with great aplomb. Alongside him is Sam Pirt playing accordion and daring to step dance from his chair. This is a unique, highly talented and hilarious duo who play folk music from around the world, underpinned by global rhythms – and they heighten the feel-good factor by inviting audience participation. They win fans and friends wherever they travel.

£11 members/£12 non-members


Friday 13th April 2018 – Winter Wilson

“Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun”

Chosen to be special guests of Fairport Convention on their spring 2018 tour, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson will surely relish the intimacy of a Ram Club concert after playing to large audiences. The melodic duo also have a new album – “Far Off On The Horizon” – to showcase. Their songs tell stories of everyday life and are delivered with power and emotion by Kip and Dave. Kip plays accordion, guitar and flute; Dave plays guitar and banjo and together, as they say themselves, it’s all “tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun”.

£10 members/£11 non-members