We kick off our new year programme with a headline concert from an artist labelled “the finest singer of his generation” by Mojo Magazine.
More than simply a folk singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian JIM CAUSLEY is an all-round entertainer, and during the past decade has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.
Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Jim’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. A prolific collaborator, Jim is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more.
Opening the evening’s entertainment will be Oxfordshire-based KATIE GRACE HARRIS, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and storyteller with a fast-growing reputation in the UK folk world. Her sound can best be described as earthy, piano and accordion accompanied English folk music. Katie was a finalist the Purbeck Rising Award in 2021, and her performance at Folk Weekend Oxford was hailed as “pure joy… a treat.”
Tickets for the event, which takes place at Christ Church Downend on Friday 21st January 2022, are available online HERE and from MELANIE'S KITCHEN in Downend (cash only). They are priced at £14 each in advance or £16 on the door. There will be a bar, stocking cider, soft drinks, wine, hot drinks and locally-brewed real ale from Hambrook-based HOP UNION BREWERY (formerly GWB) and cakes from THE GREAT CAKE COMPANY, based just over the border in North East Somerset and run by our former, and now happily retired, sound engineer, Chris Webster. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own glass/mug/tankard/bucket, as well as reusable bottles for water, as part of the club’s drive to be more environmentally aware. There is a 50p discount for those bringing their own receptacles. You must also bring a face-covering, which you must wear at all times unless eating or drinking, and we encourage you to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending.