Samstag, 19. Juni 2010

Folk Club 6 - coming up the 9th of July


Special Guests DerElligh

(for English scroll down)

ACHTUNG! – Terminänderung 9ten Juli statt 2ten Juli


Wir sind der Fußball WM zur Leid gefallen, deren Viertelfinalen am 2ten Juli stattfinden, dem ersten Freitag im Juli. So kommt wenn ihr wollt in den Saal am 2ten um den Fußball an der Großleinwand zu bestaunen. Aber wenn Ihr Musik hören möchtet, haben wir den Folk Club um eine Woche, auf den zweiten Freitag im Juli, dem 9ten verschoben. Also falsches Datum aber am gleichen Ort und zur gleichen Zeit.

Um sich daran zu erinnern wie gut es im Juni war, oder zu sehen was ihr verpaßt habt, gibt es eine exzellente Rezension (von jemandem, der weiß was Folk Clubs in sich haben), und auch einige tolle Bilder von John Hurd von dem „Bonn English Network“ :

http://www.english-network.de/meanwhile-back-at-the-folkclub

und hier noch mal den Bericht über den Folk Club in Mai von John Hurd:

http://www.english-network.de/folk-is-great-beer-is-good



Der Folk Club wird am Freitag, den 9. Juli, zum sechsten Mal im Schützenhaus stattfinden. Er wird wie die anderen fünf Male um 19:30 anfangen. Es sieht wieder nach einem guten Abend aus, mit einigen talentierten Floor Spots die sich schon angemeldet haben.
Außerdem freuen wir uns riesig auf die Gruppe „DerElligh“ als „special guests“ am 9ten zu gewinnen, die traditionelle Musik, unter anderem, aus den keltischen Rändern meiner Heimatinseln spielen. Also freuen wir uns jetzt schon darauf! Vor allem ich, weil sie scheinen Geiger und Querflöte mit im Gepäck zu haben.
Anfreunden mit „DerElligh“ kann man hier:

http://www.derelligh.de

Wir werden eine breite Reihe von Liedern haben, unter anderem über einen Gartenzwerg, der Kopfhörer trägt und die Knochen von schwarzen Katzen frißt, und eine wahre komische Verwechslungsgeschichte zwischen einem Bibliotheksangestellten aus Grimsby und der Frau eines Pfandverleihers und eine unwahre erfundene aber lustige Ballade von Rudyard Kipling von 1880 über einen Heliographer in den Bergen von Hurrum, die die afghanische Grenze überblicken, und das ohne die Überraschungen, die Barry auf Lager bereit hält zu nennen!

Denk immer daran : „Folk is great - bier ist gut - and people are crazy!“

Also, wenn Ihr singen und/oder spielen wollt, kommt bitte etwas früher, um einen Auftritt zu sichern und um Enttäuschungen zu meiden. Auch wenn Ihr nicht spielen oder singen möchtet, kommt ohnehin etwas früher, da die besten Plätze am schnellsten weg sind.

An Alle: Wenn ihr ganz, ganz, ganz früh (ein Woche vorher) kommt, könnt ihr sogar WM zuschauen! Aber bitte dann Acht auf verlorene Folkclubbers geben, und notfalls befreunden und die neue Termin weitersagen! Bitte nicht vergessen Monika!

Wir hoffen euch bald (wieder) zu sehen,

John Harrison and Barry L. Roshto et al


ENGLISH

ATTENTION ! –change of date July 9th instead of July 2nd

Well we’ve fallen foul of the football world championship, the quarter finals of which take place on the 2nd July, which is the first Friday in July. So by all means come along to the hall on the 2nd and watch the football on the big screen, but if you want to hear some music we’ve postponed the folk club until the second Friday in July, on the 9th. So wrong date but – same time, same place.

For those who missed the last folk club in June, or for those who wish to reminisce here is a link to an excellent report from John Hurd of the Bonn English Network :

http://www.english-network.de/meanwhile-back-at-the-folkclub


and for those of you who missed the May folk club here’s a link to another of John Hurd’s cracking reviews. He’s not only a wonderfully talented wordsmith but also a very good photographer too (anybody who can even make me appear photogenic has to be good!) and what’s more he knows what he is talking about.

http://www.english-network.de/folk-is-great-beer-is-good

Many thanks for those John - it is very much appreciated.
(E-mail me your snail-mail address and I’ll send you a new set of guitar strings and an irrevocable invite to sing, play, dance, recite or ramble at the next folk club! )


So the July folk club, the sixth one, belated though it may be, looks like being another good evening. We won’t know by then who are yet to be the world champions in the soccer tournament, but we will know it will be one of only two teams remaining. Most people will probably have watched enough football by then to last them for the next four years. The chances are though that one of them will be Germany. Who was it who said that football was invented by the English so that 22 men could kick a ball around a pitch for ninety minutes in the constant presence of a referee so that in the end Germany could win?

Back to the music, it looks like being another varied and eventful evening -we have several talented floor spots already noted down (including our selfless apolitical piano tuner who has caused great pleasure indirectly to all of us but especially directly to Barry and Günter, our ivory evergreens) and we will be featuring as “special guests” the local group “DerElligh” playing traditional folk music mainly from the Celtic fringes of the British Isles. So my wishes of wanting to hear both a fiddle and a flute in the room seem to have finally been granted and we’ll certainly be looking forward to that, we will!

You can get an inkling of what “DerElligh” are about in advance on :

http://www.derelligh.de

We will be featuring a wide range of songs during the evening covering, amongst other things, a garden gnome who wears headphones (please don’t forget them Barry!) and eats black cats’ bones and a truly comical misunderstanding between a librarian from Grimsby and a pawn broker’s “trouble and strife” and a fictional ballad from Rudyard Kipling about a heliographer ( that’s an old green form of solar powered “Instant Messaging” very popular in the 19th century) in the Hurrum Hills overlooking the Afghanistan border in 1880 and that’s without all the ace’s that Barry’s got up his sleeve!
Always remember : „Folk is great - bier ist gut - and people are crazy!“

So if you want to sing and play, do come early to secure a spot and avoid disappointment, and if you don’t want to sing and/or play, come early too as the ringside seats go the soonest and I’m afraid it’s not possible to do reservations.

If you come really, really, really early ( like a week ) you can perhaps make friends and meet with some disappointed folk clubbers who haven’t received the message or the Gospel yet and watch the soccer quarter finals and have a beer with them sans music- but don’t forget to tell them to come back a week later!

and you can even Qype us now too !

See you all soon .....

John Harrison and Barry L. Roshto et al

BEN was with us again

It seems as if John Hurd from the Bonn English Network will be a regular at the folk club. He wrote another brilliant article.

Have a look:

http://www.english-network.de/meanwhile-back-at-the-folkclub

Thanks John!

Jenny's Sicht der Dinge

Here are a few fotos from Jenny's prospective:





video
Yvonne und Peter


And, her "lieber Klavierlehrer" under the watchful eyes of another "Bonner"


Gunter, auf den wir uns immer wieder freuen, UND verlassen können!


and finally the after the show jam

Frederik und Peter

Fotos from Folk Club Nr.5
4. June 2010

Here are a few fotos I made on an evening that seemed as if it was going to be a bit lonesome. But, the audience trickled in and the musicians worked just as hard as if there had been a crowd of thousands.

John and Frederik playing the blues.

John was gettin' down and then he was a'gettin' back up again!-)


Nice to have Yvonne & Peter with us.



Also very nice to have Susanne & Peter with us again.



The English and the Irish....


Networking: The Germans, the English & the Irish...
upps where did she go?


And, the after hours jam.