Light Falls Forward at the Folk Club

light falls forwardYou would have to have been a Fool to miss the April meeting of Bonn Folk Club.  Then again, it was so crowded that you were probably there!

Special guests for the evening were Light Falls Forward all the way from London, but there was also plenty of homegrown musical talent to enjoy at Haus Müllestümpe as the Club celebrated it’s quarter Century (25th meeting) in style.

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James Murdoch at The Fiddlers

Thanks in no small part to the Local Folk Club, Bonn is starting to attract increasing  interest from  visiting Fok Musicians worldwide.  An example of the excellent quality of music starting to come this way is Canadian James Murdoch.  Seeking to combine a holiday with a few gigs, James contacted Bonn Folk Club.   In the absence of  a Folk Club meet though The Fiddlers Irish Pub snapped him up for a show.   Armed with a borrowed guitar, some excellent self-penned songs, and a  striking partner in the shape of girlfriend Amber Bissonnette on mandolin, James Murdoch set about changing diners and football fans into music fans.

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Welcome to the (new) Club

Wherever I lay my hat - is my Folk Club

Bonn Folk Club laid it’s hat in a new home this month as the first evening at Haus Müllestumpe got off, literally,  to a ‘Whistle Test’ of a start.  There were familiar faces in new places,  playing  new games like ‘deciding which side of the pillar to sing round’ and ‘dodge the waiter’.  It soon settled down to ‘business as usual’ though, and soon I was the one playing familiar games like ‘name that tune’ and ‘new name to check out later on Wikipedia’.

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Country, Blues & Gambas at the Folk Club

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‚From Henry Purcell to Robert Johnson’. That’s what the top line of John Harrison’s typewritten notes for the evening said. A tall order, even for Bonn Folk Club, but John wasn’t bluffing as the December meet revealed. He even had a new instrument up his sleeve (or in the evenings case, one might say his poncho) in the form of a Gamba.

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Folk at GoVinum

The Godesberger ‘Wein & Bierstube’  GoVinum is offering live Folk Music this month.

Regulars at Bonn Folk Club will recognize the names here so I don’t need to tell you a fine time will be had by all!

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Photo courtesy of John Hurd

”LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC ON TUESDAYS”

Begin: 7:30pm

Entrance: Free

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Meeting the Mayfolk

May is traditionally an important time in the Folk Calendar.  In England Maypoles are danced around, in Germany they are hung high from the sides of houses.  This makes it rather difficult for Folkdancers to do their thing.  Maybe that’s why there were no Maypoles in the Gaststätte zum Schützenhaus on Friday.  I must admit though I can’t quite imagine Barry and John hopping around with bells on their trousers.  Best that they stick to what they do best – and that of course is, play music and entertain.
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