9 March @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm£5
“For sheer energy and enthusiasm I can’t think of any better folk performer than Tim Laycock. His singing style suits the material he chooses, whether it be traditional a capella, accompanied by his superb concertina playing or some of his wonderful self-penned material. His thoughtful choice of programme is always presented in his inimitable exuberant style and guarantees to wow audiences wherever he appears.”
Mike Freemantle, Bodmin Folk Club, Cornwall
A very warm welcome back to one of the club’s favourite guests, an incredibly versatile performer and entertainer – who could forget the night in the Restaurant on the end of Deal Pier when he played with the New Scorpion Band in the middle of a thunder storm with lightning crashing around us? Tim has been playing and singing at folk clubs and festivals for over 25 years using mainly the concertina, melodeon or guitar to accompany himself. His repertoire is drawn from the great collections of traditional folk songs, sea shanties, ballads and music hall songs. Other songs have been learnt directly from singers such as Walter Pardon, Peter Bellamy and Tony Hall. He also writes and performs many of his own songs, Row On, Heaven’s a Bar, The Trampwoman’s Tragedy and Courting Round Dorset to name a few. Other artistes including The Yetties, Pint and Dale, Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman, Chris Roe and Phil Callery of the Voice Squad also sing his songs. Many of his songs and stories are inspired by his native county Dorset, giving them a West Country flavour.