Welcome to Stortfolk ! 
Good Folk & Acoustic music from the United Kingdom and abroad

We are a friendly, mainly totally acoustic folk club.
We enjoy a wide range of music, from Traditional to Modern, with a bit of blues, music-hall and country as a side order.

Nearly Every
come early!

British Legion, Windhill
Bishop's Stortford

CM23 2NG - 01279 653 284

concessions for the unwaged and Members
Singers nights - £3.50
Licensed Bar - Real Ales at tasty prices
A Warm and Welcoming venue



and Spring 2015

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Our Programme Autumn 2014

11th Sept Singers Night

18th Sept Les Elvin

25th Sept John Watterson: Fake Thackery

John's appreciation and love of Jake Thackray 's music is obvious to his audience. John’s performance is a celebration of the man that was Jake Thackray - his work, his genius and his very essence, an essence that the new age of music lovers are in danger of missing out on. Not an evening to miss!

02/10/2014 KARA …
A band that is growing so rapidly that I take pleasure in asking them back to the club - to find out what they are doing now! I think that the music has a dark, sexy and dynamic edge to it as well as a unique medieval tint … and that’s just Daria Kulesh (lead singer) -the rest of the band are equally dynamically interesting. An evening of music flavoured with vodka!

09/10/2014 Singers Night
Another night with the locals - and anyone who wants to sing. Or play. Or recite ….

16/10/2014 Enda McCabe

23/10/2014 Liz Simcock (*) :
North London based singer/songwriter whose debut album 'Seven Sisters Road' received much acclaim in the music press. Liz cites a number of influences on her music from Christine Collister to Bob Dylan via Billy Bragg, Richard Thompson, Nancy Griffith and Eddi Reader, and whilst some of these influences can be seen she is a talent in very much her own right. If I could only see one artist in a year - Liz would be my choice.

30/10/2014 Singers Night

06/11/2014 Liz Simmons and Hannah Sanders

13/11/2014 Eddie Walker (*)

20/11/2014 Anthony John Clarke

27/11/2014 Les Sullivan

04/12/2014 Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

11/12/2014 Singers Night/Xmas Party


dates for 2015:
Jan 8th Singers Night
Jan 15th Sally Ironmonger
Jan 22nd Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Jan 29th Geoff Higginbottom

Feb 5th Damien Barber and Mike Wilson
Feb 12th Singers Night
Feb 19th Ron Trueman Border
Feb26th Rosewood

Mar 5th Singers Night
Mar 12th Paul Cherrington & Pamela Ward
Mar 19th Rosa’s lovely Daughters
Mar 26th Andy Smyth Trio

April 2nd Singers Night

Parish Notices


A Mr Rosser* writes -

Red Lion, Kirtlington - Folk Session - Saturday, 22nd November from 8pm

Hi, all; Hazel, the landlady of the above-referenced hostelry, would love to welcome as many people as we can muster for a one-off folk session - that might lead to more regular events - and has asked me whether I can gather a few like-minded folk? Belchamp Morris had a great evening there in the past couple of months and Hazel says that the locals loved it and would like to try to do another musical night.
She'll provide a pot of chilli, or something similar, and we can run later into the night, or until the last one slides gently under the table.
Please, please, spread the word and get as many people there as we can; after all, when a good pub entreats you to turn up, why would you not, eh?

*Moose is of course the one singing in the deep basement of Sound Tradition - should be a rather good session! - Ed


Comedy Workshop - 30th November

Water Lane Theatre Company is organizing a drama workshop run by professional actor & coach Alexander Delamere. The theme is comedy. It runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Sunday 30th November at St Michael’s Cof E Primary School, Apton Rd Bishops Stortford CM23 3SN

The cost is £20 per person (payable on the day).
Anyone interested should please contact Amanda at http://contactamandagreen@hotmail.com with their name & phone number so that she can co-ordinate attendees.
Tea and coffee is included but please bring your own lunch.

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Club Organisers :
Jon & Hilary McNamara
Tel: 01279 656664/ 078047469713
j.f.mcnamara (at) talk21.com

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