Coton & Hopwas Social Club, School Lane, Hopwas,  Nr Tamworth, Staffs. B78 3AD
On the A51 between Tamworth and Lichfield
(2 miles from Tamworth 4 miles from Lichfield)
Chequemates Established 1991 and keeping music live for the last 15 years

Call 0121 354 4234 to to book a spot or email

  Please note - The club is Non-smoking
FREE ADMISSION EVERY WEEK
EXCEPT ON GUEST NIGHTS!

Resident band plus Singer/Songwriter & Co-Host Bob Allaway.
Chequemates is run for people who enjoy a concert format with an emphasis on a semi acoustic atmosphere
.
On guest nights a full concert P.A. is used

Here are the Artiste's that are booked for 2007,  so that you can plan a whole year of top quality acoustic music in a friendly relaxed setting. More artists added very soon so please come back again.

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2007

"
Your format at the club is spot on...

Hopwas club is a great venue and you (Sandra), Tim and Bryan work hard to make it a pleasure to attend."
 

Date

 

 

 

Jan 4th

 



Extended floor spot.(20 - 30 mins)

Didgeridoo (Rachel)
Guitar, Bouzouki, Udu and Cajon (Dave)

"The best female didgeridoo player in the UK"   Dad

Entrance fee
 

 

 

Free entrance

Jan 25th Club night with a Rabbie Burns influence.
Free
Feb 15th


...one of the truly great voices from the North East with musicianship second to none.  Vin Garbutt

...as soon as I heard Bob Fox sing I realised he must have one of the best voices in England, I have always regarded him as an artist of great ability and integrity. Ralph McTell

You can't get higher praise than that.....Not to be missed

 
£7.00
Mar 1st Dark Island Celtic traditional music at its best. session tunes and songs in concert format. Don't miss.

also St Davids Day
£5.00
Mar 7th The Grumpy Old Men

Clive Bunn (Guitar & Vocals) & Mark Ashley (Guitar, Bouzouki , Fiddle and Vocals)
Plus Dave Tighe on percussion

 Extended floor spot, for Clive and Margaret's departure to a sunnier climate.

  Bon Voyage from everyone at Chequemates Folk & Roots Club

FREE
Mar 15 Peter Lawlor Yes he's back. How can we be without him for St Patrick's day. £4.00
April 5th Bob Allaway hosting tonight
All welcome
Sandra & Tim Away walking in Ireland FREE
April 19th Sensible Shoes Great trio from Nottingham with guitar, violin and Accapella harmony vocals. They do a stirling version of our very own Bob Allaways' Martinmass £4.00
May 3 Stoolpigeon
with Bob Gessey
&
 John Charrnock

Extended floor spot
 
FREE
May 10 Tom Bliss Nationally acclaimed writer - half of duo with Tom Napper £4.00
May 31 Cherrington & Ward Long standing duo of the folk/acoustic world

Extended floor spot

FREE
June 7th Robin Bailey
& His Mandolin
Feature Spot
FREE
June  21 Baron & Brady


'Two young performers who confidently uphold the richness of the British folk tradition with superbly crafted self-written songs and fine interpretations of English folk song'
£4.00
SEPT 20 Raggedy Man Two accomplished singers, writers and musicians get together for an extended set Free
OCT 11 MICK RYAN AND PETE HARRIS

QUALITY SONGS

FIRM FAVOURITES

BECAUSE THEY 'RE BACK AGAIN!!

£5
NOV 8 QUICKSILVER

HILARY SPENCER OF ARTISAN FAME AND GRANT BAYNHAM OF BBC TV & RADIO FAME

DON’T MISS THIS

TICKET ONLY ADMISSION AT £7

NO concessions. TEL PLEASE AND SAE WITH PAYMENT TO: ‘CHEQUE-MATES FOLK CLUB’ .

£7.00

Ticket only

Nov 29 CHASE MIST

GREAT BAND FROM THE CANNOCK AREA

Lovely harmonies and great instrumentalists

 £4
Dec 4th Singers night - with a difference
 
Maire Bryant
(A regular at Chequemates)
has a great collection of silver  and semi-precious, costume items  of all kinds 'folkie', If you're stuck for that little gift for him or her come and have a browse whilst listening to some great music too!!
Free
Dec 18th

Christmas Party Night
All welcome to our singers party night
  Christmas party please bring a plate  of your favourite Christmas nibble!!

 
 No
mince pies please, Sandra & Tim will supply those.
Free
Feb 21st Broom Bezzums
Mark Bloomer & Andrew Cadie

Great friends of many of our club members, a welcome return

 £5

How to get here
Courtesy of
Mapquest

 

RING FOR A HALF HOUR SPOT WHICH IS AVAILABLE ON MOST NONE GUEST NIGHTS

So come back and visit us again soon

clarettheband@lycos.com

Tel. Sandra & Tim on 0121-354-4234 to book a spot

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WDave Tighe or contact via email: davetighe@yahoo.com
Also have a look at Daves didgeridoo site.

 
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