FOLK TRAIN GALLERY - 2009


27 January 2009

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A great line-up of Beehive Folk Club regulars entertained a packed and highly appreciative audience, which spread into the other coach. On the return performers swapped between the ends of the train to keep the audience happy.

24 Febuary 2009

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A new record of 20 was set by The Well-Dressed Band for the number of  musicians on stage. Even the audience seemed to be more packed than ever!

24 March 2009

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Crazy Crow seem to attract the media! Last time it was BBC's Countryfile; this time we had Aminah Khan from India, making recordings for her MA in Broadcast Journalism at Sheffield University.

28 April 2009

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Jack's Rake made their first appearance on the Folk Train but it's certain not to be the last!

21 May 2009

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Strings and Reeds also made their first appearance on the Folk Train. Why didn't I think of them before!

23 June 2009

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Sheffield City Morris had better luck with the weather than we had over the past two years. Guest spots included expert clogging from Melanie and superb guitar work from Mike Lydiatt.

28 July 2009

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Handsworth Sword Dancers had less luck with the weather but managed to dodge the heavier showers and perform the 'Lads and Dads' Sword dance and their renowned 'tup' play outside, with music, song and clog dancing inside The Rambler.

25 August 2009

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Treebeard appeared in front of what must have been a record audience but there was such a crowd that members of the band were told they couldn't board the train on the return trip!

22 September 2009

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In contrast, Wholesome Fish had a low turn-out and I suspect that the mad-house conditions in August might have put off a number of people. If so they missed a real treat which had them dancing in the aisles.

27 October 2009

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With the Sheffield Folk Festival moribund for this year, we had something very similar to our usual Festival review, basing the event around the recent Music for Malcolm charity session at Kelham island Museum - Mobile Music for Malcolm. We raised £200 - well done everyone.

24 November 2009

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After Oxjam pulled out of the proposed charity outing, our old friends Scuppered stepped into the breach and gave us an excellent evening..

22 December 2009

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The wintry weather had set in - and we didn't realise for how long! - but audience and performers braved the elements for another excellent evening of  more unusual Christmas songs, in stunning four-part harmony, from the Sheffield Folk Chorale.

 

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