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At Yate, South Gloucester,  August - October 2012



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Jackie Sharpe

Angel From Montgomery


A country song written by John Prine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVZm SEpuJtg

Jackie is such a sensational performer whether she’s singing folk, blues, jazz or un-accompanied songs the delivery of her beautiful voice is clear and haunting. She has recorded In the Heart of Me album with her partner Felix Byrne (a great singer/songwriter and fab guitarist)  http://www.myspace.com/sharpbyrne  and the Lush album with Bradford on Avon based blues guitarist Andrew Baizeley (http://www.andrewbazeley.com/about.ht ml)

Jackie Sharpe

Trying to Love You


Beth Nielsen-chapman and Bill Lloyd

Jackie Sharpe

Kathy’s Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaKT 5M5PpE

Paul Simon

Jack Bird

To be Loved

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vy0 OZBwKhA

Jack Bird can be found at:  stmop.net

Jack is part of the Bristol based Crows Parliament Band and I’m very envious of his great mop of hair, likes just not fair to everyone is it!

Benita Johnson

This Man


Benita Johnson

Benita is a Stroud based singer/songwriter who has appeared in Bristol hang-outs The Fleece, The Thunderbolt, The Louisiana, The Prom, The Croft and The Canteen as well as bars and restaurants further afield and festivals such as Glastonbury Festival and Larmer Tree. She has also been a guest poet on Stroud FM  radio with Chris Fry. http://www.benitajohnson.co.uk/

Helen Gregory


Sing  my Shadow


Helen Gregory

Helen is is a Stroud based poet who has appeared on stage at Glastonbury and Lamertree festivals as well as being a guest with Benita Johnson on with Chris Fry’s  radio Stroud FM  program. http://www.hgregory.co.uk/


Sunlit Dust Stream


Yaffle are: Benita Johnson & Helen Gregory

Terry Cock

Come by the Hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFTsV 9iH7AI


Terry is a fine local singer of many years and can be found in many of the excellent clubs and venues around the Bristol and surrounding areas

Tom Mossman

Sweet Baby Jane


Tom Mossman

Tom has been a long-time favourite  of mine and many others in the Bristol and surrounding area, a great all round singer/songwriter and versatile musician with a wide a varied repertoire . It’s also great to have him as a friend and supporter of my Friday acoustic sessions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csn1P JYW30A and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onbc DtH_XcQ

Tom Mossman

Standing at the Door


Allan Taylor   www.allantaylor.com

David Parker

Misty on the Water


Alan Taylor

Dave has run great folk clubs in the Nailsea area of Somerset and has always been a very welcoming and encouraging MC, he is a credit to our local folk/acoustic tradition. He is also a fine singer and musician covering a wide range of different music types.  He is also a friend and supporter of my Friday acoustic sessions.

David Parker



John Dillon of Ozark Mountain Daredevil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYn IRUJjQc&feature=related

Ray Croll

The Broom o' the Cowdenknowes


The Broom o' the Cowdenknowes is a traditional Scots song

Ray Croll is such a popular performer within a very large radius of Bristol. He has been know to ‘folk it up’ regularly for up to seven nights a week and that’s commitment and enthusiasm. Ray has reached the grand age of 86 years old and still going strong though I believe now he’s cut down his nights out a little. If ever there was an award to recognise this, he should have it, well done Ray what a trooper you are!  More from Ray at http://www.myspace.com/raycroll

Ray Croll

Old Bones


Jez Lowe Mike Harding of BBC Radio 2 describes him as “one of the folkscenes great unsung heroes” find more about Jez Lowe from http://www.jezlowe.com/