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Daisybell Job Spec!

For those who haven’t heard, lovely Ginny is leaving us, so there is a vacancy to fill.  We’ve been asked to give more details, so here goes:

Katherine and Anya are seeking a new recruit for Daisybell to fill that all-important role that makes this group special: the group has always been primarily about three-part harmony.  If you are a fan of harmony singing, please read on…..

Basically, we need someone to sing the low notes – but it’s close harmony, so if you’re a guy then you’d better have a high tenor range!  We would prefer someone who can figure out their own harmony lines, but don’t let that rule you out if you can’t – we can help.

Instrumental skills would be a definite advantage, but again, it won’t rule you out if all you can do is tap a triangle.

You will need transport and enough time in your schedule to allow for performances around the country, speculative visits to Midlands folk clubs (unpaid), group rehearsals (always includes lunch!) and lots of practice at home.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you need a good sense of humour …. That might already be obvious!

Please message us, or speak to us personally for more information….

Autumn 2019 Fun!

Catch us on one of our Autumn gigs:

Sat 12 October        Faldingworth Live, Nettleham Village                                                                     Hall, Brookfield Avenue LN2 2SS,

Fri 25 October         Ragged Bear Festival, Queens Hall, Nuneaton,                                                  CV11  5LA

Tue 19 November  Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Rugby West Indian Club,                                             Railway Terrace, CV21 3HE

Photo by John B. Smith at Tamworth Folk Club 5 October 2019

“From the moment you started you injected a continuous breath of fresh air, harmonious singing and humour into the evening. What more could we have asked for. You even stood up to the banter!”

Enter Polly Button, George Eliot, Elvis Presley and Sunshine!

Happy Summer 2019 Everybody!

We are having a different kind of summer, in many senses.  We have cut down festival appearances to just a handful.  One of these is Warwick Folk Festival where we will once again be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest which this year has a theme of “Elvis” songs – look out for that one if you are at the festival.

And we have created some space for ourselves, as Katherine has accidentally written a Folk-Opera!  Inspired by the soon to be released book, The Undoing of Polly Button by local writer, Stephen Moore, there are now fourteen songs and a narrative!  Daisybell will be helping Steve to promote the book and also joining in with the celebrations in Nuneaton to mark 200 years since the birth of George Eliot.  So we have a couple of outdoor gigs planned (come on, sunshine), beginning on the morning of Sunday 14 June 10.30, as part of a murder walk at Nuneaton’s Food Festival – so no chance of any confusion there then!  Look out here and on social media for other Polly Button related appearances.

Meanwhile, here’s a nice picture of us having fun supporting Rosie Calvert and Will Finn at Bedworth Folk Club.

 

Click here for Polly Button website:                                                                               https://www.pollybutton.com/

Gearing Up!

No we haven’t just invested in new instruments (although Anya has a new guitar lead!), or clothes, or a narrowboat!  We are gearing up for some special projects this Autumn.  We are taking a break from performing for the next couple of months in order to work on a new video, and to revisit our Christmas/Winter programme of songs.  Some exciting gigs are already coming in for 2019, but more of that later……….

 

Ready for summer 2018

Thu 3 May        8pm          with The Fates,  Tump Folk Club                                            Humber Pub, Humber Rd, Coventry CV3 1BA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1194379297363106/

Sat 12 May                           Doncaster Folk Festival

http://doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk/

Sat 2 June       3.20pm     Coventry Motofest (Folk Stage)
Tue 12 June    8pm           Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Bulls Head,                                                         Brinklow, CV23 0NE

http://www.thebullsheadbrinklow.co.uk/index

Thu 21 June    8pm           Atherstone Folk Club, The Rose Inn,                                                       Main Road, Baxterley, CV9 2LE

http://www.atherstonefolkclub.org.uk/

Then look out for us at these festivals….

Warwick      Broadstairs      Moira

              Bromyard      Lichfield

 

 

 

 

Travelling Daisybell!

February sees us gigging further afield.  Please come and join us if you are in the area.

Sat 17 Feb    Teacups Presents…..Daisybell                                                                                        The Central Bar, Half Moon Lane,                                                                               Gateshead                                                                                                                                 NE8 2AN                                                                                                                                     from 19:30 and followed be a singaround

https://www.facebook.com/events/387442908387314/

Sun 25 Feb     The Fates and Daisybell                                                                                                     Shakespeare’s Bard’s Bar, Gibraltar Street                                                           Sheffield                                                                                                                                     S3 8UA                                                                                                                                         14:00-16:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/1861701263859294/

Festive Frolics 2017

We are delighted to be premiering five festive/winter themed songs in venues local to us this month.

Thursday 7 December 8pm Tump Folk Club                                                       Humber Pub, Humber Road, Coventry CV3 1BA
Wednesday 13 December 8pm Bedworth Folk Club                                   Newdigate  Social Club, Smorall Lane, CV12 0JP
Wednesday 20 December 8pm “Rowington Folk Club”                                 The Harvester Inn, Long Itchington,  CV47 9PE

 

Crazy October

Lots of opportunities to catch us live
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Thu 5 October   Appearing as part of Warwick Words                                                                      Lord Leycester Hotel, High St, Warwick CV34 4BH                                         7.30pm, tickets from www.warwickwords.co.uk                                                or 01926 334418

Fri 13 October  Tamworth Folk Club                                                                                                             Bolehall Manor , Amington, Tamworth, B77 3LH

Sun 15 October Lichfield Folk Festival                                                                                                         The Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield. WS13 6LU                                                Appearing between 12 and 1pm as finalists in the                                            Lichfield Folk Festival Songwriting Competition

Wed 25 October Banbury Folk Club w/Mandy Woods                                                                         Female Singer-Songwriter Night                                                                                 Banbury Cross Inn, Butchers Row, OX16 5JH

Sun 29 October   Charity Concert with other guests                                                                             Maudslay Hotel, Coventry, CV5 8GJ

Exciting Autumn 2017

We have a double-header gig with our friends, The Teacups on 28 September at Tump Folk Club, Humber Pub, Humber Road, Coventry CV3 1BA.  This will be followed by a return visit to their neck of the woods (the north-east) later in the year.  

Summer 2017 Appearances

Wed 7 June                                 Stratford Folk Club                                                                                             Stratford Alehouse, CV37 6LF                                                                   http://www.thestratfordalehouse.com/
Fri-Sun 16-18 Jun                    Alcester Folk Festival                                                                                        Swan Hotel, Alcester, B49 5DP                                                                  http://www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk/
Thu 22 Jun                                   Atherstone Folk Club                                                                                      The Rose Inn,  Baxterley,                                                                                CV9 2LE
http://www.atherstonefolkclub.org.uk/
Sat/Sun 1/2 July                         West Somerset Folk Festival                                                                        Carhampton, TA24 6LP                    http://www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
Wed 5 July                                      Nuneaton Folk Club                                                                                           The Crown Inn,  CV11 4BX                                                                                         http://blackparrotseaside.weebly.com/
Fri/Sat/Sun  28/29/30 July   Warwick Folk Festival                     http://www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/