Alan Thompson tells me that:
“The session at the Shropshire fly at Audlem is on again every Monday night from around 8pm and has been for about two months now hope this helps.
The session at the Kings Head on the third Thursday is still on but is now run by John MorganEvans however the pub has just been sold so this could change I will let you know when I have more information.”
Thanks, Alan. The Regular Events page has been updated.
Thom Morecroft contacted us about an album he’s releasing called the feng shui and the sushi, and an accompanying launch night gig in Shrewsbury.
He tells us that “I’m a Liverpool-based Singer-Songwriter who’s been played on 6music and I have a nice press clip from Paul du Noyer who founded Mojo and Word Magazine somewhere too.”
“The gig is on the 12th December at The Pour House in Frankwell, with tickets at £7 otd and £5 in advance. Support comes from Calum Gilligan and Lee Heaps.”
The address for the venue is Albert’s Pour House, 128 Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8JX, and there’s a Facebook events page here.
A review for folking.com. A bit different to most of the releases I review there…
Another review for Folking.com, this time of an excellent CD by the underrated John Richards (you may not know the name, but it’s likely that you’ve heard at least one of his songs): JOHN RICHARDS – Bring Back The Spring (Working Joe Music WJMCD2019)
In fact, he still gigs a lot around the West Midlands, so look out for him.
A gentle reminder from Roger Drummond:
“October already and the middle of Autumn and time once again for our Friday meet at Castlefields Community Hall.
Sorry for the late notice but as usual meet 8pm for 8.30pm for a mix of song, music, verse, tales and if you feel like a dance. Bring your own drinks or pop next door to the Telegraph.”
The details, again: Castlefields Community Centre, New Park Road, Shrewsbury. Folk-clubby/ceilidh-ish event every 2nd Friday from 8.30.
Another review for folking.com, this time of a rather good album by Scottish singer-songwriter Finn Paul.
Not in Shropshire, but while I was staying with my daughter in Essex I had the opportunity to attend a Burning Salt gig in London. Of course, Burning Salt’s Hannah Hull is well-known among Shrewsbury songwriters. Review for Folking.com.
Burning Salt Live In London
The music session (with some songs) formerly at the Crown, in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, is now at the Seven Stars, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7BP 07890 174889. [Confirmed by Ralph Edwards as moved but still running in September 2019.]
I haven’t been for many years, but sounds as if it’s still a good session.
Another review for Folking.com. Good to hear that Ralph is still making good music. RALPH McTELL – Hill Of Beans (Leola Music TPGCD50)
Another of my reviews for folking.com: THE LOST WORDS – Spell Songs (Folk By The Oak QRCD004)
I like it very much.