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Folk Around Fishponds takes place
from 8pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at
The Cross Hands,
1 Staple Hill Road, Fishponds,
Bristol BS16 5AA
FAF at the Cross Hands.
With fingers crossed, FAF has returned to it's regular live evenings at the Cross Hands and we're excited to announce a full programme for the rest of the year.
Jez Lowe makes a welcome return to the club in September and we will be relaunching our 'spotlight' evenings, where some of our regulars get to do a few extra songs. We are also launching theme nights, where we encourage performers to sing at least one song connected to the theme! There will be space on all evenings for as many floor spots as we can get in.
Forthcoming dates are:
June 14th - singers' night with a spotlight set from
Andy Danford & James Slater
June 28th - singers' night with a spotlight set from fab local acoustic band Fridge Mechanics. There will also be a special appearance from our old friend Webbly the guide dog, so the theme to sing about will be Dogs!
July 12th - singers' night with a spotlight set from
July 26th - singers' night with a spotlight set from
Tony & Grace
August 9th & 23rd - singers' nights
September 13th - special guest Jez Lowe (more details to follow)
September 27th - singers' night
October 11th - singers' night with a spotlight set from
October 25th - singers' night with a Halloween theme
November 8th - singers' night with a Remembrance Day theme
November 22nd - singers' night
December 13th - FAF Christmas party!
A great night of blues at FAF
gThis gig has now been postponed until we can be sure that it can go ahead safely. We hope to have Michael with us some at time.
Michael Roach, one of thirteen children born to Ted and Sadie Roach of Washington, D.C., USA, sings and plays guitar in an East Coast style of blues that dates back to the 1920s. After spending several years learning directly from such well known figures as John Jackson, John Cephas and Jerry Ricks, Michael Roach has developed his own style and is now an exceptional performer. He interacts with his audience and entertains as he plays.
For the past 30 years, Michael has conducted numerous workshops throughout the USA and Europe. As a cultural arts performer, Michael has promoted African-American culture through the use of blues music.
Michael is the founder of the European Blues Association and currently serves as the Chair. He is the Director, Guitar Instructor and Vocals Teacher for the annual Blues Week . Michael also presented ‘Deep Blue’, a three part series on blues music featured on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003. It is Michael’s communication skills together with his musicianship that has enabled him to bring about a greater understanding of blues music and the Black experience.
If you’re a lover of the blues, then this is the real deal!
Tickets sales are currently suspended but will resume when we have a definite date. For anyone who has bought a ticket already, it will valid for the new date
Please keep checking for updates
£8 in advance £10 on the door (subject to availability)
For more about Michael, click the button below
FAF are delighted to announce that we have used the donations from our anniversary special to sponsor a Guide Dog puppy - Skye.
You can see regular updates of her progress
on the GUIDE DOG SKYE page including the latest pupdates.
*Folk Around Fishponds is a non profit community group.
The £2 door entry covers the cost of hiring the room.
Any surplus from this or ticket sales is put back into the club for costs, to subsidise ticket prices at guest evenings or is donated to charity.
All profits from the sale of CDs have been donated to our chosen charities.