Zoom Concert Friday 21st May

The Cutty Wren and Saltburn Folk Club have joined forces again to bring another great line up straight into your home.

We love live music and we know you do too! Although nothing can replace the excitement of a real life concert, working via Zoom brings back some of the audience-performer chemistry and spontaneity. If you've not tried it yet, why not give it a go? We've had four great evenings together on Zoom, and now we've put together a really varied programme for our fifth event.

Sunjay draws from a rich, musical and cultural background, and his style ranges through folk and blues and beyond. With a relaxed and confident vocal style and total mastery of his instrument he addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends. This is a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn’t put it down since. Vin Garbutt described him like this, “He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk!”

Dick Miles has been singing and playing music since he was 13. His special love and interest is traditional music played on the concertina. He lived for many years in Suffolk, East Anglia and some of his favourite songs are based on the superb traditional tales of this region. Now he's living in the South-West of Ireland and incorporating more and more of the local traditional music style into his playing.

Pauline Vallance is a singer/songwriter and clarsach player. Pauline says, “I play a beautiful traditional instrument, but I like to write songs about contemporary subjects that mean something to me and will strike a chord (!) with others as well”

It's a 7:30pm start, and we aim to finish by 10. The “doors” will be open from 7pm to give everyone chance to log on. That gives a bit of leeway to sort out any technical problems, and an opportunity to say hello to others in the audience.

We're asking for a £5 contribution in advance from everyone who “tunes in”. The easiest way to pay is via Saltburn Folk Club's PayPal Moneypool, adding a comment to say it's for the Zoom Concert. You don't need a PayPal account to do this, you can use a credit or debit card instead. Click on this link

If you don't want use PayPal at all, let us know and we'll work out another way for you to get your cash to us.

Once you've paid, send an email to [email protected] and you'll get the Zoom link a couple of days before the event. Please don't share this with anyone else, as we need to keep track of who we expect to log in.

If you want to be kept informed of other events and general news from our Folk Clubs, please say “yes, keep me informed” somewhere in an email. Otherwise, we'll only use your details for running this specific event (unless you're already on the mailing list for either or both Clubs of course).

Any other questions, or need any help/advice getting Zoom set up? Please feel free to contact Nigel Carden, n[email protected] or 07415 861144.