Film Nights back at The Ship! Please look on top menu tab to find further information......
*Folk Night, 4th Monday in every month!!! 8pm ish!!!
Come and listen, lovely evening with lovely people!
Sunday March 10th - Sunday Session
Wayward Jane 4-7ish
Edinburgh based Wayward Jane formed in 2015; a group of friends who had played together in many guises over the years. The main inspiration for their sound is American Old-Time but with a transatlantic slant that embraces British and Irish traditions as well. The band hit it off very quickly and after some roof-raising shows and a UK tour they recorded an album at Edinburgh's Chamber Studio.
They say: “We are a good time, good feeling, bluegrass and old time, knee-knockin’, rootsy, folky kinda band.“
We say we cant wait to have them back at The Ship!!!
Sunday March 17th
Film Night 7 pm prompt start....
Sunday 21st April - Sunday Session
Brothers Gillespie 8ish!!!!
North Tyne troubadours The Brothers Gillespie combine the glorious tones of sibling harmony with brilliant multi-instrumentalism and inspired song-writing. Described by Folk Radio UK as ‘weaving an especially compelling magic’
“We aspire to sing in honour of the spirits, lands, cultures, tongues and silences, ways of being beyond the centres of control. There lie the outlands without and within”
Sunday 12th May - Sunday Session
Lee Maddison 4-7 ish
“Singer songwriter Lee Maddison featuring internationally acclaimed fiddler Stewart Hardy. Together they create an earthy, acoustic driven soundscape that perfectly complements the realism of Lee’s conscientiously crafted songs. Driven by narrative and metaphor, a common thread of questing weaves through Lee’s songs that are strongly melodic and unashamedly accessible, ranging from personal idylls of a world to strive for to reflections on the materialism and inequalities which pervade modern life – rooted in folk whilst embracing elements of blues, rock and country.”
This is what people have said about the debut album ‘Maddison’s Thread’.
“…it’s staggering to consider this is Maddison’s first recording; it has a confidence which stands head and shoulders above the norm”. – FETEA Records
“…a strong, mature debut: an old soul wrapped in deceptively modern packaging”. – Phantom Tollbooth
“… this discovery is one of the best of recent years… a contender for album of the year for me and one that will stay with me for a very long time”. – Progradar: Music Matters
Sunday 16th June
Harbottle & Jonas 4-7ish
Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and always accompanied with a great story. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobra. They have developed a unique and original signature sound, that is unmistakably Harbottle and Jonas. They can sometimes be found playing alongside their full band of 8 members in total
(cello, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet, drums, bass).
They have received plaudits from folk icons including Seth & Geoff Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Lankum, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Their music had been streamed in excess of 1,000,000 times in 25 different countries and they have also played a gig with Martin Carthy. Well travelled across the UK and playing up to 200 gigs each year, Harbottle & Jonas have managed to establish themselves as one of the most exciting prospects on the folk circuit. Dave & Freya will be leading the folk course at The Internationally renowned Dartington Summer School this year.
Again, we cant wait to have them back!!!!
Sunday 21st July 8.30 ish
NOT available on the door...
please email or ask at the bar!
His albums have been released on various UK and US labels, including Kitchenware, London, Capitol USA, and most recently, his own Barbaraville label. It is through this that he has developed songwriting and music production and helps fellow artists to get a footing. Here as in so many areas, he is tireless in his support and encouragement of others.
Stephenson started off as a busker and he still has that instinct and joy for live performance. Despite having played venues such as Glastonbury (where he has headlined) he loves just taking to the street and playing whatever takes his fancy, such as Chet Atkins or Merle Travis. He doesn’t put a case out for money, he plays for the sheer pleasure and to connect with people.
The NME said of Martin’s song craft that he “builds bridges between love and hate, cradle and grave, folk and pop, past and present.”
Legendary Scottish comedian and musician, Billy Connolly recently dedicated a section of a forthcoming BBC Scotland tv documentary to Martin Stephenson. Requesting a live performance of his hauntingly beautiful ‘Rain’ from the Bolivia album, and despite frail health, Connolly chose to stay and pass the time with kindred spirit and fellow creative soul. Stephenson humbly responded with the gift of Billy’s Banjo, a freshly penned and composed song to his brother in spirit.
“Such stuff as dreams are made on”…
He has toured with John Martyn , Roy Buchanan, Aztec Camera, Microdisney, The Go-Betweens, Hothouse Flowers, Bob Geldof, Del Amitri, Janis Ian, Indigo girls and Melissa Etheridge, but remains endearingly modest and unaffected.
He really is a spiritual traveller with a style all his own. For him the highest level of achievement is kindness, the greatest currency good will.
Martin Stephenson is a gifted, entertaining and much-loved performer.
Sunday 4th August, Music Day!!!!!
with Blue Edge, Celia Bryce Band, Rothbury Highland Pipe band....
Sunday 25th August
The Tynejumpers! 8.30-10.30 ish!!!
Not to be missed! A long long time in returning to The Ship Inn
Guitar vocals: Jim Hornsby
Drums: Duncan Tyler
Bass Guitar: Chris Ringer
Then additionally there’s
Piano/Hammond & Accordion + vocals: Pat Rafferty
Fiddle: Derrick Spence
Acoustic Guitar vocals Marie Marx
September Thursday12th 9.00 ish!!!!
Dowally make unclassifiable, thrillingly energetic music, fusing their love of traditional Scottish tunes with jazz harmony, Balkan rhythms and deep Americana raucousness. Dan Abrahams’ driving guitar and Rachel Walker’s swinging fiddle are joined by the extraordinary Phil Alexander (Moishe’s Bagel) on accordion.
Having garnered rave reviews all across the UK, from jazz festivals to pub sessions, they released their second album of original material in June 2018. They’re often also joined by an array of fantastic guests, such as Graham Coe (Cello, Jellyman’s Daughter), Ciaran Ryan (Banjo, Dallahan) & the wonderful singer Dominic Blaikie.
NewsFebruary 2019"We are absolutely over the moon to have been awarded a Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections 2019. What an honour. Thank you very much!"
Sunday October 27th - Sunday Session
Famous Last Words 4-7ish
Saturday November 9th
Blue Edge - 8.30 ish....