Programme

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Friday 18th October 2019 – Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Vibrant story-telling plus an irresistible sense of fun

Hypnotic melodies and bewitching stories are two of the elements that make this duo such a joy. Add in an irresistible sense of fun, top quality musicianship and a powerful rapport with the audience and all the ingredients are present for a truly memorable occasion. Vicki and Jonny inject new vibrancy into already vivid traditional tales – and Vicki’s expert playing of the fascinating Swedish Nyckelharpa is spellbinding.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 25th October 2019 – The Black Feathers

Mesmerising harmony and the sweetest of tunes

Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler scatter their set with mesmerising harmonies, gentle accompaniments and the sweetest of tunes – just have a listen to the beautiful “Strangers We Meet” and the moving and poignant “Holy Water”. Folk, acoustic indie rock and Americana are the genres they straddle, although they have a certain poetic beauty that is very much their own. Radio 2’s Whispering Bob Harris has called them “Absolutely wonderful”.

£11 members/£12 non-members


Friday 1st November 2019 – Andy Irvine

Great Irish singer who captures the soul of his country

A former Planxty star, Andy is one of the great Irish singers, able to capture the soul of his country. A nimble-fingered player and an accomplished songwriter, Andy has a huge and broad repertoire of both traditional and original songs upon which to draw, all presented with an unmistakable Irish polish, and many of them making a powerful plea on behalf of the victims of social injustice. We can expect humour and drama in generous portions.

£11 members/£13 non-members


Friday 8th November 2019 – Mick Ryan & Paul Downes

Duo that shifts between the hilarious and poignant

Mick, with his mighty and characterful voice and dry, ironic humour, is the perfect stage partner for sensitive and brilliant guitarist Paul, who makes a jaunty contribution with his witty asides, interjections and perfect harmonies. Audiences can relax, knowing they are in the safest of hands as this duo shifts constantly between the hilarious and the deeply moving, with the profound personal insights Mick reveals in his own compositions.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 15th November 2019 – The Local Honeys

Joyous bluegrass from passionate US performers

Lively and joyous bluegrass is on the agenda as Montana Hobbs, from the foothills of the Appalachians, and Linda Jean Stokley, from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass region, take to our stage for the first time. They are passionate about the preservation of old music and the creation of the new and are equally accomplished at tearing through hard driving fiddle tunes, singing the high lonesome sound, and telling a darned good story.

£11 members/£12 non-members


Friday 22nd November 2019 – Ken Nicol

Virtuoso playing, fine singing – and the richest of guitar tones

Ken has the enviable knack of extracting the richest of tones from his guitar, which he plays with virtuosity across a range of styles from folk to blues and beyond. A fine singer, too, he has worked with Al Stewart and been a member of The Albion Band and Steeleye Span. Equally comfortable as a solo performer, Ken can dazzle with his instrumental skills and stir the emotions with his singing and songwriting.

£10 members/£11 non-members


Friday 29th November 2019 – Smith & Brewer

High-energy Americana duo set for a triumphant debut

With their almost-matching Alden guitars and their names emblazoned on their guitar straps, this high-energy duo will have our room jumping with up-tempo jazz-boogie-roots-acoustic-folk music, and swooning at their close harmonies and elegant ballads. Two beautiful guitars played with the nimblest of fingers, two superb voices and a batch of gorgeous Americana-style songs, Ben and Jimmy are set for a triumphant Ram debut.

£11 members/£12 non-members


Friday 6th December 2019 – Granny’s Attic

Exceptional young trio with an energy and sound of their own

A folk trio who attack the tradition with verve, energy and a style all of their own. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) are exceptional young performers of English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have played widely at clubs and festivals, earning accolades for their lively, yet mature, performances.

£11 members/£12 non-members


Friday 13th December 2019 – Jim Causley Christmas Show & Ram Club Party

Time to over-indulge!

What better way to end the year than experiencing the full-on Causley Christmas celebration, featuring sackfuls of wonderfully uplifting music, great dollops of festive fun with songs of over-indulgence – and even a spot of panto! As well as all this, we can enjoy the Ram’s festive finger-food buffet feast in the bar, a wildly extravagant raffle with many exciting prizes, and perhaps a few surprises from the Ram’s regular performers. So make sure you grab a ticket when they go on sale. AN ALL-TICKET EVENT. DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE AUTUMN.

£TBA members/£TBA non-members