A fortnightly column by Martin Browne of Spalding Folk Club
Spalding Folk Club has been out and about recently with a couple of performances as part of their outreach programme.
On Tuesday, April 29 Moulton Mill celebrated ten years of being open to the public.
During the afternoon a contingent of 18 musicians, including guest performers from Lincoln, Baston and Bourne, represented the club with a concert of folk music and song.
Several of the songs had a connection to Lincolnshire, the milling industry or agriculture in general and, in the historic setting of the old mill building, there was a rather unique and authentic feel to the event.
On Sunday, a smaller group appeared outdoors at Moulton Chapel’s Tuliptime celebrations to play a few folk tunes before the start of the parade.
Events in the next fortnight
Events in the next fortnight start on Sunday when there is a singaround session at the Hare and Hounds, West Road, Haconby, near Bourne, (8pm).
On Monday at Boston Folk Club, The Eagle, West Street, Boston (8.15pm), the guest is Louise Jordan.
A multi-instrumentalist and quality vocalist, Louise has received rave reviews from such as Mike Harding.
On Thursday, May 14 at the Lincoln Arms, Bridge Street, Spalding (8pm) is the Spalding Folk Club tune session. Entry is free, and everyone is welcome.
At the Marquis of Granby, Northgate, Sleaford, on Sunday, May 17 there is song and tune session (4-8pm).
The Haconby Hare tune session is on Monday, May 18 at the Hare and Hounds, Haconby (8pm).
Don’t forget that Liz Padgett hosts a two-hour folk programme on Tulip Radio every fortnight starting at 7pm.
The programme can be heard locally on 107.5 FM or, further afield, by live downstream on the station’s website.
The next one is on Tuesday, May 19.
A valuable source of information about folk music and dance-related events in the area is available on the Peterborough Folk Diary website maintained by Pete Shaw, Philippa Joyce and Paul Brightman.
Visit that at www.peterboroughfolkdiary.org.uk