Shammick Acoustic programme
  2018  
Oct 13 Open Night:  
Oct 27

Cosmotheka: The duo of brothers Dave and Al Sealy lasted for more than a quarter of a century as Cosmotheka, named after the music hall in Marylebone, West London.  They made a huge name for themselves as performers of music hall songs, working initially on the English folk scene, but also doing countless radio shows and numerous TV appearances with the likes of Roy Hudd, Bob Monkhouse and Chas & Dave, as well as on ‘The Good Old Days’.  Sadly, Al passed away in 1999, but Dave continued to pursue a solo career - more recently he has been joined forces with his son, Dan, to recreate some of the old musical mayhem for which the original duo was so famous.  Dan, of course, grew up with the songs, but has his own take on the material.  An accomplished professional musician in his own right his guitar skills and dry wit introduce a compelling new dimension to the collaboration.  With Adam Barry on keyboard, they have picked up the trail from comedy giants like Gus Elan, Harry Champion and the rest, leading to a ‘Sweet Saturday: a bellyful of “Boiled Beef and Carrots”, a bellyful of ale, and a bellyful of laughs at some of the greatest songs ever written.  For Cosmotheka, these absurdly comic masterpieces are no longer yesterday’s - they belong to today. www.cosmotheka.co.uk

Nov 10 Open Night:  
Nov 24

Moira Craig & Carolyn Robson:  Previously two-thirds of the much-loved harmony trio Craig; Morgan; Robson until the sad passing of Sarah Morgan, these stunningly fine singers have kept the music alive, mainly concentrating on their native songs of Scotland and Northumbria.  Moira Craig is from East Kilbride, where music and singing was at the heart of family life, and although she left to work as a nurse in South East England more than thirty years ago, singing has still taken up most of her free time.  She has long been recognised for her superb interpretations of traditional songs and ballads, winning Sidmouth International Folk Festival’s ‘Sidmouth Singer of the Year’ award, and contributing to the CDs produced by the Pastimes shop, and performing in Britain, Germany and the USA.  Originally from the North East border country, Carolyn Robson has long been a professional singer and musician specialising in traditional folk song and dance.  With a number of albums to her name, Carolyn also has a wealth of singing and teaching experience, has made countless club and festival appearances, featured on radio and TV, and is widely recognised as one of the country’s finest female singers.  These two could charm the birds off the trees, and will have no difficulty in enthralling the audience at Shammick Acoustic. http://www.cmr-harmony.org.uk

 
Dec 8 Open Night:  
Dec 22

WINTER WARMER with Vicky Swan and Jonny Dyer:  A welcome return to Vicki & Jonny, who were last guests at Shammick Acoustic way back in 2011.  This duo have impressive musical backgrounds, Vicki having studied at the Royal College of Music, and plays a huge variety of instruments, from various types of bagpipe to the nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed fiddle, and is almost single-handedly responsible for the huge upsurge in the popularity of that instrument.   Jonny too shows outstanding technical ability on guitar and other stringed instruments, and on piano accordion.  His wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator.  Rather than their usual traditional and original folk music, this time they come ready to charge everyone up for Christmas with their Winter Warmer show, a fun-filled festive evening of well-known singalong carols interspersed with famous Music Hall numbers and other seasonal favourites.  Performed in Victorian costume, this will appeal to everyone, young and old, as they present their light-hearted, humorous and fun show.  Come along and get in the mood! www.swan-dyer.co.uk

 
Dec 23 THE 17th MIDWINTER CAROLS NIGHT
  2019  
Jan 12 OPEN NIGHT  
Jan26 Jez Lowe  
Feb 9 OPEN NIGHT  
Feb 23 Kimber's Men  
Mar 9 OPEN NIGHT  
Mar 23 Granny's Attic  
Apr 13 OPEN NIGHT  
Apr 27 Jim Causley (OR Gym Cawsleigh)  
May 11 OPEN NIGHT
May 25 CLOSED FOR EARL OF RONE  
Jun 8 OPEN NIGHT  
Jun 22 Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby  
Jul 8 OPEN NIGHT  
Jul 27 Helen North  
Aug 10 CLOSED FOR CARNIVAL  
Aug 24 Nick Hennessey  
Sep 7 OPEN NIGHT (NB:This is a week earlier than usual!)  
Sep 28 Mike Wilson & Damien Barber  
Oct 12 OPEN NIGHT  
Oct 26 Bob & Gill Berry  
Nov 9 OPEN NIGHT  
Nov 23 Rag Mama Rag  
Dec 14 Narthen (Lester Simpson, Barry Coope, Jo & Fi Fraser). Also daytime Carol Workshop with Narthen  
Dec 22 Midwinter Carols Night (@ The Castle)
Dec 28 OPEN NIGHT  

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