East Leake Folk Club (ELFs)

Latest news – 

  • Songs while you shop! The folk club will be singing to customers at the Co-op this Saturday 12th August, from 10 to 12 in the morning. Proceeds collected will go to the local Fire Service. Why not come and give us your support?
  • The Folk Club are back at The Bull’s Head on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Note this is a slight change from what we have done in the past as, occasionally, this will give a three week gap between the third Tuesday of one month and the first Tuesday of the next.

Who are the East Leake Folk Club?

We’re a group of people, mainly from the village of East Leake, who come together once a fortnight because we all enjoy playing and singing traditional and other music. We’re a very informal bunch who have allowed our Folk Nights to evolve and grow according to the needs and expectations of those who participate. We meet in The Bull’s Head, East Leake – on Main Street, opposite the Co-op – on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested in coming along, just turn up at the Bull’s Head on a club night from about 8.15 onwards.

Ad hoc Singaround Sessions

The Folk Club was formed so that amateur musicians could get together and sing and play music in an informal, stress-free environment. Since our inception all of the members have increased in confidence and proficiency and it was decided in 2013 to introduce an ad hoc singaround session part way through the evening so that those who wish to play solo/duo will have the opportunity to do so. Please note we do not allow microphones or amps at the moment. Most of the time we all just play and sing together – very informally.

Performances

From time to time some of our regular members will give performances, usually for charity organisations or to raise money for charity. Email Ray at <> if you would like the club members to come to sing and play for your event.

Further Details

When do we meet? On the first and third Tuesday evenings in each month at 8.15pm in The Bull’s Head

Which Tuesdays? See the East Leake events diary: http://grasshopper-hosting.co.uk/EL/whats-on/
For further information: Email Ray at
The Club’s Yahoo website: uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/eastleakefolk/info

Associated Local Performers

Gold
Local band available to support charity, community events and private functions. Guitar/double bass trio performing classic pop songs (Johnny Cash, Elvis etc.)
Call Gary 07843 674704 email:

Main Street
Local band available to support charity, community events and private functions. Rock & Roll band performing classic 50’s & 60’s numbers.
Call Gary 07843 674704 email:

The Outland Revenue
Michael, Matt & Bill. “The song is what matters. If we like it – we’ll play it. Many great songs come from very different genres. We don’t mind – it’s the words and tune that matters.”
Website & booking: www.theoutlandrevenue.com

Bill Eadson
Singer – Songwriter – Storyteller. In his own songwriting, Bill draws inspiration from folk, rock, reggae, jazz and latin influences. Sometimes performing with The Outland Revenue but equally at home playing solo.
Call: 07710 761303 website: theoutlandrevenue.com/bill-eadson.php

Fiddle Factor
Folk dance band and caller for barn dances and ceildhs. Dances for beginners or experienced dancers for wedding receptions, works or church socials, clubs and private parties.
Call Ray or Dawn 01509 852113 email:
Visit: facebook.com/FiddleFactor