As we head further into 2021, we have an exciting new line-up to reveal. Charlie Adams joined us last September. We got in a couple of frantic rehearsals before we were all locked down again. Undaunted, we have been meeting via Zoom, and separately working on a selection of songs, old and new, ready for the summer folk festival season; so hopefully we will see you all soon.
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….
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
“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!”
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/
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……….
Thu 3 May 8pm with The Fates, Tump Folk Club Humber Pub, Humber Rd, Coventry CV3 1BA
Sat 12 May Doncaster Folk Festival
Sat 2 June 3.20pm Coventry Motofest (Folk Stage)
Tue 12 June 8pm Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Bulls Head, Brinklow, CV23 0NE
Thu 21 June 8pm Atherstone Folk Club, The Rose Inn, Main Road, Baxterley, CV9 2LE
Then look out for us at these festivals….
Warwick Broadstairs Moira
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
Sun 25 Feb The Fates and Daisybell Shakespeare’s Bard’s Bar, Gibraltar Street Sheffield S3 8UA 14:00-16:30
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
Lots of opportunities to catch us live
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