INFORMATION: E-mail: Cellarupstairs@aol.com; 020 7281 7700
ENTRANCE: No need to book, pay on the door. Members: £6, non-members: £8 (unwaged £1.50 less), except on nights marked * when it will be £7 and £9.
START TIME: 8.15pm, doors open about 8.00pm.
MEMBERSHIP: £3 for the year (September to August).
ACCESS: Club is in an upstairs room at both the Calthorpe Arms and the Lucas Arms.
VENUES:The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road,WC1X 8JR (020 727 84732) and the Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road,WCIX 8QY (020 7837 4340)
16 April: Leon Rosselson (one of Britain’s great songwriters – Palaces of Gold, We Sell Everything, Harry’s Gone Fishing, the World Turned Upside Down and many others; his songs are sung by many other performers – Martin Carthy, Billy Bragg, Dick Gaughan, Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, etc). At the Calthorpe Arms.
23 April: Si Barron (young singer and musician, formerly with duo Barron Brady; fine interpreter of traditonal and contemporary songs, lovely voice and excellent guitar-playing). At the Calthorpe Arms.
30 April: Kirsty Law (young singer from the Scottish Borders; sensitive interpretations of traditional Scottish songs plus a few of her own; also performs with her own band; Karine Polwart said, “It’s a joy to hear a young singer with such earthy and conversational character to her singing and songs.” ). At the Calthorpe Arms.
7 May: Francy Devine, Paul Anderson and Steve Byrne (Irish and Scots songs and tunes from high-profile trio; members of bands including Malinky (Steve Byrne); pipes, fiddle, guitar and bouzouki). At the Calthorpe Arms.
14 May: Peter and Barbara Snape (very entertaining duo from Lancashire; comic and serious songs with melodeon; as their website says, this is “for everyone who loves the broad variety of traditional songs from the British Isles”;). At the Lucas Arms.
21 May: Pete Cooper (supreme fiddler and singer of mainly traditional British, Irish and American songs and tunes; member of Rattle on the Stovepipe). At the Calthorpe Arms.
4 June: Pete Wood (experienced and accomplished singer of mainly traditional English songs, some with concertina; originally from Lancashire, long resident on Tyneside, once resident at Fighting Cocks club in Kingston-upon Thames). At the Calthorpe Arms (not the Lucas Arms as previously advertised.)
11 June: Jeff Warner (fine US singer of traditional songs, including many excellent and unusual American versions of British songs). At the Lucas Arms.
Closed until September
RESIDENT PERFORMERS: Jim Younger & Gail Williams, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Bob Wakeling, Frankie Cleeve & Sue Williams.