WEDNESDAY 10 JULY – COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE
Cohen is an extraordinarily talented singer and musician who has been playing music since the age of 6. He first performed at the club in the trio Granny’s Attic, who gave us an excellent evening’s entertainment in January 2017. Cohen is now appearing as an impressive solo performer with his strong singing voice and skilled playing of melodeon and Anglo-concertina and we are excited to have him play the club as part of his 2019 UK tour. His style and approach is rooted in the traditions of the British Isles and his performance is striking and captivating, presented with easy, engaging assurance. “Attacking traditional folk songs with boundless energy and the casual brilliance of youth” (Downend Folk Club); “Passionate singer and exciting melodeon player Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, whose dexterity on the concertina is a total delight” (Mick Tems - Folk in Wales); “Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a young, brilliant & inventive melodeon & Anglo-concertina player & a glorious singer with a deep understanding of traditional music & a powerful, compelling style of his own.” (Valmai Goodyear - Lewes Folk Club) https://cohenbk.com
AUGUST - CLUB CLOSED - SUMMER BREAK
WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER – KRISTINA OLSEN
Unique performer and itinerant troubadour, Californian Kristina Olsen performs in folk clubs all over the world. Deft and exciting, Olsen’s guitar playing weaves and blends musical styles, drawing on folk, blues, jazz, melodic pieces and slide guitar, often defying genres. Her frequently racy songs cover all of human existence and audiences remain entranced throughout: “She’s talented, funny, and observant, and consequently she becomes the witty friend who shares her life with you, not preaching to you or insisting on our praise to maintain the friendship. (Roots & Reel); "Kristina once seen and heard is not easily forgotten. Her skills in writing and performance along with the charm of her musical personality have always ensured this - miss them and miss out" (Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention); “This is Olsen playing solo to the world, and the results are stunning...playing slide guitar with a fury, finely crafted songs, personal and delivered with fire...” (Folk Almanac). Do not miss! http://www.kristinaolsen.net Hambledon Folk Club offers a friendly and intimate setting enjoyed by artists and audience alike: many performers comment on the warmth of their reception and a true folk club atmosphere. Nowadays the club features national and even international guest performers while invariably there is the traditional floor-spot session before the main act for local or visiting performers to each sing a song or play a tune or two.
The club is held in a small venue which, while part of its charm means space is limited - booking is strongly advised.
Venue: The Youth Hut (between Village Hall and Vine Pub), West Street, Hambledon PO7 4RW - Start: 8.30pm (doors open 8.00pm). Floor spots and guests welcome! Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members, £5.00 under 18s and students)
Drinks: From Vine Pub next door (or bring your own). Tea/Coffee available at the Club