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Claret and Chequemates Folk and Roots Club
Sunday, 16 December 2012
New Year
We restart New Year 3 Jan 2013, have a great Christmas x Sandra, Tim, Bryan and Bob x

Posted by clarettheband at 6:50 AM EST
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Thursday, 11 October 2012
Chequemates Club Closures
Mood:  sad
“Venue Closure due to repair work..........
We have discovered an issue last Thursday and with discussion with the Steward,  The Hopwas Club committee member, the collapsed floor has unearthed more major problems with the club building – bad news. Martin and Pauline told us they had to cancel a birthday party because of this. Had they not said anything I would not have known!. Subject to the club’s insurers approval, work will commence November 2/3 until 22nd affecting 2-3 weeks of our club , so we may have to close unless they would accommodate us in the bar, this I have not yet discussed with the club yet, but will keep you posted, if we can scale down to the bar or not. As you can see we have some features just booked I will contact them, leave the list as it is keep and eye on the blogs regarding club, room work, and call/e-mail to check work has not yet commenced. Unfortunately Steve Ragnall’s gig may be affected, and has suggested he postpone, so no more information as yet.
 
So we are there unless we say we are not!! just Check before you travel, or call 0121 354 4234
 
Thanks for your patience.”

Posted by clarettheband at 6:37 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 16 December 2012 6:49 AM EST
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Sunday, 16 September 2012
Club Guest this week, Maria Barham and Carole Palmer
This week 20 September, Don't miss them Just £4 at the door.  View this link http://www.reverbnation.com/carolepalmerandmariabarham

Posted by clarettheband at 6:46 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Latest dates this week end
Mood:  special
Topic: Updates
 
Claret
http://clarettheband.tripod.com also www.myspace/clarettehband
 
 


Suttons only long standing folk roots band Claretare busy over the next week end, having just Played Friday last, at Leicestershire for the Ibstock Choir, then two days over the week end for Tamworth’s Heritage week end featuring Saxon re-enactment events and displays, at The town Hall and St Editha’s square.

 

This week end

8 September:

12.30 The Crescent Bar, Sheepcote Street, Brindley Place B16 8AE

14.30 Cafe Blend, 90 Navigation St, Birmingham, B5 4AA

 

9 September

 

    2pm Middleton Hall Trust, Middleton Hall Tamworth,   Staffordshire B78 2AE   tel:01827 2830
 
Roots/celt with hints of jazz. Solo Guitarist, Trio/Duo with vocals. Diverse and different wedding receptions cocktail parties! Festivals, Concerts, Major Supports, Pub Gigs, St Patrick's and
St George's theme sets, Cultural Events, Session Work, Ceilidh/Barn Dances catered for plus caller, own full PA
Tel: 0121-354-4234
Mobile 07932 395158
claretmusic@tudorrose.freeserve.co.uk
 
We have made several festival appearances, pub and folk club guest spots, and .... a lively, performance engaging their audience is guaranteed..... Diverse and Different! They perform over a wide genre of music with jazz undertones on folk roots material, including music for ceilidh/barndances with freelance callers
 
“Experienced performers at all sorts of venues, of folk, some early, to roots music... great vocals from Sandra, with interesting, introductions and solo items on flute, bodhran/percussion, whistles and even Nepalese flute, and accompanying guitar. Tim’s brilliant finger -style acoustic/electric guitar, and indeed a soloist in his own right, on accordion and mandolin, adds colour and diversity of Claret’s sound. Claret’s repertoire, provides light, shade, and atmosphere, contrasting with rousing numbers, underpinned by solid bass playing, from Bryan with, sensitive rhythm and soloing, and accompanying vocals, plus a few lead songs too.”
    Birmingham Artsfest descript.
    Clarets repertoire is a diverse and eclectic, different mix of English/folk roots, with influences of the rest of the British Isles to Europe on a fascinating array of instruments, always sparking a talking point from audiences. The sensitive arrangements of their music and song have an individuality, with a jazz-slant thrown in, not to be pigeon-holed! Claret are always in contact with their audiences, getting them to join in with the music, which is a must on an out-door stage presentation, apart from a brief mood change to one or two sensitive numbers.

 

Best Wishes,
Many thanks for our inclusion
Keeping Music 'Live'

Sandra and Tim Robinson
Claret and Cheque-Mates Folk 'N' Roots Music Club
http://clarettheband.tripod.com
Hear tracks and see movies Myspace/clarettheband
Tim Robinson Solo Guitar
Musician/band
Myspace


Posted by clarettheband at 7:40 AM EDT
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Friday, 20 July 2012
Latest News, what we have been doing!
Mood:  energetic
Topic: Updates
Hello all,
 
Just an update on all the things we have been up to!! Shall put this on our blog too, on the web-site.
Lichfield Buskathon, last week we put in some of our raffle and the money collected on a rained off busk at Burntwood boat rally for the Lichfield Free Fuse festival. We have posted off £30.70 to them. Thanks for the contributions and to those who pledged in advance!
 
The Lichfield Festival spots were not so good due to weather, on the first set again rained off!! Then we performed totally acoustically in front of Lichfield Cathedral, with no promised PA as it was too wet after another downpour, but we did attract an audience!! If any of you are on Face book please befriend us/join us and a picture of us is there taken by Aiden Mullender, who organises the Jug of Punch Folk Club in Sutton , last Sundays of the month at the Sutton Coldfield, Town football Club, Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, thanks Aiden for coming! We are guest artists in September. They need better support so please try and go when able to keep folk alive in Sutton!
 
Tim’s solo event went well too at Middleton Hall, featuring two of his guitar pupils and Malcolm Gibbons guest jazz guitarist. Look out for some footage on U-tube when we have time will let you know when up and running, meanwhile look up Tim’s Myspace site.
Latest, was the Moot at Tamworth. our support spot on Friday went down well with the Karrivick sisters, and thanks to the organisers for booking us! Saturday we were on the Tamworth Castle Bandstand, Carl was booked on a magic show so Kim Rigby played amazing congas and drums on our set for the percussion on our set.
We are now off Sat morning to Bury St Edmunds, at the Constitutional Club, Guildhall St Bury St Edmunds, not the Milk Maid Folk Club, but hosted by them, to play on one of the Folk 21 series of showcases to promote gigs for folk artists in folk club venues and festivals, so wish us luck!!
 
At our club we look after artists unknown and offer them a gig if we think they are of the standard, otherwise these people would not get a gig, so this is all an extension of our cause. I don’t think our Cheque-Mates gig goers have been disappointed.
 
updated gig list for Claret
 13 July Evening, Tamworth folk Moot supporting major folk act, The Karrivick Sisters. See: http://www.tamworthfolkclub.co.uk/folkmoot2012.htm

14 July 12-3 Tamworth Bandstand

21 July East Anglia Folk21 Artist Showcase, One of seven artists selected from 30 acts!

 

 

17- August Visiting Broadstairs Folk Festival

 

31 Aug 7.30 Guest with the Ibstock Choir, Summer concert, Palace Theatre, Ibstock.

 

1&2 Sept 12-3pm Performances over Tamworth Heritage events at the Town Hall, 'Buttermarket' (Sat) and St Editha's Square (Sun) Saxon week end

8 Sept Birmingham Artsfest Birmingham Venues

9 Sept 1.30-4 Middleton Hall Claret in concert in the Great Hall Part of Tamworth Heritage Day

30 Sept, Headline Guests at the jug of Punch folk Club, Sutton Coldfield. Postponed due to unavailable venue, to Sun 27 January 2013

 

 

13 Oct, The Pastoral Centre St. Lawrence Church, Church Rd. Northfield B31 2LX ('Old Northfield') Claret’s ceilidh. Light plated supper usually included in the price, phone 475 1518 or 605 9486 for info/tickets

29 Nov Supporting the Urban Folk Quartet in concert Tamworth assembly Rooms, Tamworth, Staffs Tickets prices/availability, TBA Contact us for special concessionary ticket.

 

31 December New Years’ Eve gig at a Midland Social Club TBA

Keeping Music 'Live'

Sandra and Tim Robinson
Claret and Cheque-Mates Folk 'N' Roots Music Club
http://clarettheband.tripod.com
Hear tracks and see movies Myspace/clarettheband

Posted by clarettheband at 7:04 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 9 September 2012 7:21 PM EDT
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Sunday, 1 July 2012
Claret and the Wild Woodbines Played the Olympic Torch Ceremony 30 June at Hopwas, Staffs.
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Updates
Just to say we, Claret has a gereat time at Hopwas, Staffs playing folk and roots music for the torch carriers of the day, collaborating with the Wild Woodbines. An historic event and pleased to be a part of it, thank you!  Thanks for the organisers and Mike Massey for  liaising the event with ourselves. Don't forget to check the list of our gigs. Nesxt week its Lichfield 2pm, and 4 pm is in front of the Cathedcral itself!

Posted by clarettheband at 6:19 PM EDT
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Thursday, 28 June 2012
Claret and Cheque-Mates Latest News
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Updates

Laughing

 

Hello, to be absolutley up to the minute check out our blogs, thanks Dave for getting things up and running again!

 

We will start playing 9.30-09.45 not 10,  this Sat for the Olympic Torch ceremony 

Note there are some updates the time we are playing on the second session in fron t of teh Cathedral on 7 July is 4pm not 3.30.

Sandra

At Cheque-Mates  Loxley did a greast set and all enjoyed them very much

 

The next guest is Brooks Williams 5 July!! 

 

Claret's gig list is as follows please support us if you can! 

2012 Dates so far others being confirmed.....

 

Weekly Thursdays, residents at their Music Venue, Cheque-Mates Folk ‘N’ Roots Music Club, Hopwas Nr Tamworth, Staffs

 

16 Feb Cafe Vista acoustic duo

17 March accompanying other band for St Patrick’s night

31 March Ceilidh Stonnall, Nr Sutton Coldfield W Mids

8 at 8pm,Charity event Prince of Wales Tipton, for Breast Cancer

9 April Middleton Hall Easter celebration 1.30-4 (performance time)

 

JUNE

2 Charity gig with other acts at Alrewas Village Hall 

4 June Bank Holiday Jubilee, Stage performance and ceilidh, Kynnersley Village Hall,

5 June extra Bank Holiday Queen’s Jubilee, Hopwas Village Ceilidh, Coton and Hopwas Social Club, TBC

30 June, 09.30.am!! Hopwas, A51,Olympic Torch event, providing live roadside entertainment plus some of our friends!

 

JULY 

7 July performance at Lichfield Festival venue 2pm by Stowe Pool then 4pm with full PA in front of Lichfield Cathederal, at craft and food market.

8 July Tim Robinson, Band member solo guitar concert The Great hall, Middleton Hall plus guests.

13 Friday opening concert for Tamworth folk Moot supporting major folk act, the Carrivick Sisters

14 12-3 Tamworth Bandstand Tamworth Town Centre

23 week commencing date TBA Cafe Vista, Tenby Pembs.

 

AUG 

10 August week Tim and Sandra Visiting Broadstairs folk festival

 

Sept 

1-2 Performances over Tamworth Heritage events

9  2-4.30 Claret at Middleton Hall in Concert, The Great Hall

30 September, Headline Guests at the jug of Punch folk Club, Sutton Coldfield. Sutton Town Football Social Club Venue.

 

Oct

 13 Oct, The Pastoral Centre St. Lawrence Church, Church Rd. Northfield B31 2LX ('Old Northfield')

Light plated supper usually included in the price, phone 475 1518 or 605 9486 for info/ticket

 

 

31 December New Years’ Eve gig at a Midland Social Club TBA

  Thanking you for your support at these events!


Posted by clarettheband at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:35 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Update on Claret Gigs
Mood:  lyrical
Topic: Updates

Claret's gig list is as follows please support us if you can! 

 Note the updates, thanks for your support 

2012 Dates so far others being confirmed.....

 

Weekly Thursdays, residents at their Music Venue, Cheque-Mates Folk ‘N’ Roots Music Club, Hopwas Nr Tamworth, Staffs

16 Feb Cafe Vista acoustic duo

 

17 March accompanying other band for St Patrick’s night

31 March Ceilidh Stonnall, Nr Sutton Coldfield W Mids

8 at 8pm,Charity event Prince of Wales Tipton, for Breast Cancer

 

9 April Middleton Hall Easter celebration 1.30-4 (performance time)

2 June (Sat) Alrewas Villge Hall Charity Event 7.30 start. Plus other artists 

4 June Bank Holiday Jubilee, Stage performance and ceilidh, Kynnersley Village Hall,

5 June extra Bank Holiday Queen’s Jubilee, Hopwas Village Ceilidh, Coton and Hopwas Social Club, TBC

30 June, 10.00 am!!Hopwas, A51,Olympic Torch event, providing live road-side entertainment

 

7 July performance at Lichfield Festival venue  2pm by Stowe Pool, 3.30, in front of Lichfield Cathederal!! By craftmarket. Don't miss this!

8 July Tim Robinson, Band member solo guitar concert The Great hall, Middleton Hall

13 Tamworth Folk Moot supporting major folk act, the Carrivick Sisters

14 12-3 Tamworth Bandstand

21 July Regional Folk day Showcase Claret one of 7 acts out of 30 chosen!! East Anglia.

 

1+2 Sept Tamworth Heritage week-end 

9 Sept In concert Middleton Hall 

30 Sept, Headline Guests at the jug of Punch folk Club, Sutton Coldfield.

 

 13 Oct, The Pastoral Centre St. Lawrence Church, Church Rd. Northfield B31 2LX ('Old Northfield')

Light plated supper usually included in the price, phone 475 1518 or 605 9486 for info/ticket

 

31 December New Years’ Eve gig at a Midland Social Club TBA

 Thanking you for your support at these events


Posted by clarettheband at 3:00 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 3:06 PM EDT
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Thursday, 29 March 2012
Website back on line
Mood:  happy
Topic: Updates
The website is back on line for updates etc, check back soon.Smile

Posted by clarettheband at 7:47 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 29 March 2012 7:49 AM EDT
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