Flying Folk

According to June Thaine, a small group has been working on the future of Flying Folk Club. Everyone concerned is 100% positive that the club should continue and there has been a good response from those willing to source a venue and to host a night initially.

The date and venue we now have for the celebration of Geoff and Myrtle’s lives are
Saturday 25th September at 8.00 pm. at The Norfolk Lurcher, Highhouse Farm Ln, Colton, Norwich NR9 5DG.

Thereafter, we are looking to set up nights not too far out of the city during the rest of the winter months, planning to venture further afield as the weather improves in 2022.

Flying Folk belongs to us all, and when we meet, please come forward with ideas of how you can contribute to ensure its success going forward. It is almost impossible to comprehend how we will manage this without Geoff at the helm, but manage it we must.

To opt into future communications re Flying Folk, please send your email contact address to Louise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I am hopeful of a smooth handover and remain contactable while the new contact address takes hold.

We are also looking to set up a Facebook page for Flying Folk, where other similar folk events may be posted.

One of Geoff’s great strengths was his inclusivity which helped us build Flying Folk over the years, so, in the same spirit, every one of us is included in its future. Naturally we are all at the mercy of Covid restrictions and obviously, these will dictate the future. So if we can, lets all meet up on September 25th at The Norfolk Lurcher and give Geoff and Myrtle a superb send-off.

It is hoped that we can hold an annual Geoff Day each September and also it is considered important to keep the Boxing Day tradition alive. To that end, The Lurcher has kindly offered to be available to us from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm this year.

Lisa Redford at The Canopy Theatre

CANOPY THEATRE, BECCLES – Sat 11th September 2021   8.00 p.m.

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Norwich based singer/songwriter’ first appearance at Beccles

Lisa Redford has gained worldwide acclaim for her heartfelt acoustic music which blends country, folk, Americana and pop with memorable melodies and stunning vocals. She has independently released three acclaimed studio albums ‘Slipstream’, ‘Lost Again’ and ‘Clouds with Silver’ and three EP’s: ‘Reminders’, ‘Another Place and Time’ and Edge of Love’ that have received airplay across the world including on Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 shows. 

An engaging and expressive live performer, Lisa has played at lots of prestigious venues in the UK, Europe, New York City and Vancouver and performed with, and opened for, many respected artists including Hazel O’Connor, Kathryn Williams, Eliza Carthy and Kate Campbell. 

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Canopy Theatre Re-Opens with Hannah Scott & Stuart Mack


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Singer/Songwriter Hannah Scott will be making a welcome return home to her Suffolk roots on 29th May 2021 as part of a Double Bill at the Canopy Theatre in Beccles for Martello Promotions’ first post “lockdown 3” show.

Hannah draws much of the inspiration for her music from her affinity with Italy. A year living and working on an olive press in rural Tuscany in her late teens provided the backdrop to her early work. She now works extensively with her musical creative partner Stefano Della Casa, but for this show she will be performing solo.

Her work has been supported by Bob Harris and Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2. She has also been featured by MOJO magazine and in The Guardian. Hannah has opened for many artists including Seth Lakeman and 10cc as well as headlining her own shows.

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Roswell at The Canopy Theatre, Beccles


FRIDAY 4th JUNE 2021

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 A folk duo whose voices combine to create a seamless flow of rich, harmonic beauty'~Americana UK.

Roswell are Zoe Wren and Jasmine Watkiss, two harmony-obsessed multi-instrumentalists, formed after an impromptu Cambridgeshire gig in 2018. They didn’t imagine that in less than 2 years they would have won Purbeck Rising, released their debut EP Remedy(winner Fatea EP of the Year Award 2019) and sold out a headline show at the Green Note in London for the launch of their 2nd EP,"Come Home."

They mix Folk & Americana, have supported Gilmore & Roberts and played main stage shows at UK folk festivals including Purbeck Valley and Wimborne Minster. They were also invited to Switzerland to play the Fête de la Musique Genève 2019.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage


Welcome return to Beccles for this in-demand folk duo

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Huddled ‘round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are an acoustic duo that sound classically timeless, yet their music is unique. Since emerging in 2016, the duo have recorded two studio albums, Before the Sun (2016) and Awake (2018), produced by award winning producer David Travers-Smith in Toronto. Both albums have gathered praise for the craft and skill of their musical writing and arranging.

The duo have toured the UK, North America and mainland Europe (and played at the West Java World Music Festival, Indonesia in 2019), enrapturing audiences with the sparkling beauty of their acoustic style.

They have shared stages with, and opened shows for, Americana and folk luminaries such as Sarah Jarosz, Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman and Oh Susanna. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Shirley Collins & Davey Graham or Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, but their distilling of musical influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

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