In conjunction with Colchester Arts Centre the Folk Club has booked Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman on Monday 7th March 2011.    Colchester Folk Club  first met Irish singer Cara as a teenager when she visited with her band, Oige, as part of our Young Tradition series eleven years ago. She has gone on to become one of the most sought after singers on the folk scene, winning Album of the Year at the Folk Awards this year, regularly featured on BBC Radio 2 and selling out concerts up and down the country. She appears with husband Sam Lakeman on keyboards and guitar.

All tickets will be £15 and booking commences on Monday 26th July through Colchester Arts Centre Box Office in person, on 01206 500900 or via We Got Tickets.

Nashville singer/songwriter Clive Gregson has postponed a number of dates including Colchester Folk Club’s in November.  He will now be coming to the folk club on Monday 16th May 2011. Any tickets bought for the original date of November 8th will hold good for the re-scheduled date.

On Monday 8th November, Hannah James and Sam Sweeney have extended their duo tour by one day to play at Colchester Folk Club. Nominated for Best Newcomers at this year’s BBC Folk Awards both musicians are leading lights in the band Kerfuffle. Sam is a member of Bellowhead and Hannah a clog dancer with The Demon Barbers.

Folk Club Autumn 2010 listing

13th September – Les Barker (support Elaine Barker and Adrian May)   £8/ £7
20th September – Hans Theesink   (support Joan Gifford) £8/ £7
27th September – Acoustic Singers’ Night   £4
4th October – The Jackie Oates Band   £10/ £8
11th October – Chris Wood and Andy Cutting   £11/ £9
18th October – Christine Collister with Rob Cross   £10/ £8
25th October – Steve Tilston   £8/ £7
1st November – Michael McGoldrick and Friends   £12/ £10
8th November – Hannah James and Sam Sweeney   £8/ £7
15th November – Dick Gaughan   (support Potiphar’s Apprentices) £10/ £8
22nd November – Johnny Dickinson   £8/ £7
29th November – Tom McConville and David Newey   £8/ £7
6th December – John Kirkpatrick   Carolling and Crumpets   £8/ £7
13th December – Belshazzar’s Feast Christmas Show   £10/ £8
20th December – Xmas Barn Dance with Itchy Feet & caller, Elaine Barker   £8/ £7

Tickets available now through Colchester Arts Centre Box Office in person, on 01206 500900 or via We Got Tickets.