blog up-dated Monday 1 January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

The final event in the Unison Club Cellar, for us and for the Unison Club, was the Jez Lowe concert and buffet. 

It was a tremendous sell-out success with many positive and appreciative comments (thank you for that)...and so a fitting end for 2017 and Folk in the Cellar and a fitting beginning for our move to Lincoln Drill Hall to continue our folk concerts under the title of Folk upstairs at the Drill.

This blog will be appropriately amended in the near future to include a biog feature on the artists of our concerts for 2018. All our concerts are featured on the Drill Hall Lincoln website lincolndrillhall.com

TICKETS TO BE PURCHASED FROM LINCOLN DRILL HALL or on the door - but remember maximum is 55 tickets (and we can't nip outside to bring in a few extra chairs!)

lincolndrillhall.com
01522 873894

START TIME FOR ALL DRILL HALL CONCERTS IS 7.30pm

VENUE is upstairs at Lincoln Drill Hall (there is a lift).

As usual the concert will start with a support artist.....again that will be added to this blog soon.

ON A lighter note STEVE JACKSON who had to come off early on Saturday night due to health problems,  was checked over in A & E (only 20 minute wait) later that evening and pronounced A1.

He is to see his consultant tomorrow for a further check but is currently very much up and running!

No January 2018 concert

MARTIN WYNDHAM-READ 
Saturday 3 February 2018
£10

JOHN KIRKPATRICK
Saturday 10 March 2018
£10

MAGGIE HOLLAND
Saturday 7 April 2018
£10


GREG RUSSELL
Saturday 5 May 2018
£10

FURTHER CONCERTS IN THE PIPE LINE

Andy will compere as usual...see you there!



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          LEVERET COME TO LINCOLN
                   ALIVE CENTRE
         TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2017
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   TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2017



doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm
tickets £12
for ticket purchase details 
please scroll down



LEVERET features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration.  
ANDY CUTTING, SAM SWEENEY and ROB HABRON
are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists.  Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field.


BOOKING ARTISTS FOR LINCON FOLK IN THE CELLAR…(and faldingworthlive)…...
folk music as a live performance…..

This is what we do…..Andy has been promoting folk events for over forty years so he has a store of contact details for most folk artists…but he is always open to suggestions and contacts from the public and new (to us) artists….the rule is that an artist must be seen in performance to be considered for booking.

Other musical genre such as blues, as well as main stream and traditional folk artists will be considered.

We go to as many local gigs and national festivals as we can to see in performance acts that have been recommended to us.

Andy is also always looking out for new local support acts, as well as inviting established local artists to support…. are you interested in doing a support act ?  Please speak to Andy using the contact details at the top of this site.

WE promote another fantastic folk music programme of national and international professional artists in Faldingworth village hall.  It is called Faldingworthlive.

EVENTS at FALDINGWORTHLIVE 2017-2018

( Faldingworth is nine miles out of Lincoln in Faldingworth village - the village hall is literally beside the A46 as you drive through from Lincoln so it is not difficult to find!)


Just a list for the moment, but our next event at 
Faldingworth is:

……GERRY COLVIN BAND on Saturday 7 October 2017 and…..!!!!Brook Williams, Hunter Musket, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer………and into 2018…so to find out more faldingworthlive.org








TICKETS AND INFORMATION FOR 2017 SEASON



SPEAK to or EMAIL the organiser Andy Watkins for information on 01522 535770 watkins.folk@gmail.com


HOW TO BUY TICKETS 

either: over the counter - only at

SALAMANDERS, a shop, in Park Street which is a small street opposite Ruddocks on Lincoln High Street.

Thanks again for this service to us Kim!

or: email Andy on watkins.folk@gmail.com or phone on 01522 535770 (answer phone available). 

Andy will ask you to send a sae with a cheque or, if close to the time of the concert, may be able to save tickets on the door.  (Details for sending/making out of cheque at top of website).  If you wish you can purchase tickets directly by sending an sae/cheque without contacting us first.  On receipt of your sae/cheque Andy will send you your tickets.  Unfortunately no card sales.

VENUE - the venue for Lincoln Folk in the Cellar is the UNISON CLUB


The ALIVE LN1 1XD is a church, which is actually a two minute walk away from the Unison Club, the venue detailed below and our usual venue.  But sometimes we use the ALIVE.

Usually you would use the same car park for the ALIVE as you would for the Unison Club because it is the closest!


The Unison Club is in central Lincoln, one minute's walk from the High Street, seven minutes walk from the Cathedral. 

Finding us  LN1 1EZ IS THE UNISON CLUB'S POST CODE.   The Unison Club is in a red brick victorian house surrounded by trees in the BIG car park in front of Lincoln City Council offices.  Folk in the Cellar is in … its cellar!  

Usually you can park relatively easily, although we are ashamed to say that you have to pay after 6.00 pm.   The car park entrance is from Beaumont Fee Road, a left turn when coming from the direction of  Lincoln High Street, and just before (or after) and roughly opposite, the Police Station but behind a row of victorian houses.

There is no big sign saying Unison Club so you do need to look carefully. We are down some rather steep stairs at the side entrance to the building.

Access  Because of 'and down the stairs',  access isn't as easy as we would like, so for all those who are DISABLED, or anyone who doesn't like the sound of those steep steps - just contact us by phone or email a few days before a gig, and we will make sure that someone will guide you to the second access (a set of very shallow doors leading downstairs from the outside to the fire escape door into the concert room.)

Comfort  This is a seated venue.  The cellar has its own pleasant and separate bar. The beer is good and reasonably priced and tea or coffee is also available.  Seating in the concert room is on padded bench seating around the room. There are also chairs. Again if you would like us to reserve chairs or bench seating we will be pleased to do so.

Performing  John Renbourne told us that playing for us is like the old days! The acoustics are fantastic because of course the concert room is a cellar. When necessary sound is provided by the artists or some generous soul like Terry Cater, but some artists prefer not to use sound equipment and be truly acoustic.

We have a small temporary stage, which we put up for any artist who prefers a stage.  Otherwise there is no stage. We start with a forty-five minute support set from a quality local artist. The artists are very close to their audience (even if they are using the stage) and this makes for an intimate experience, which peformers like. All our main artists are contracted to play for an hour and a half. This allows them, and you, to really 'get into' the music and we feel is a different experience from say a festival performance of perhaps twenty minutes or half an hour. We really have had some fantastic evenings!