Welcome to our January Newsletter

"The door was shut, as doors should be, Before you went to bed last night; Yet Jack Frost has got in, you see, And left your window silver white."

Gabriel Setoun, Jack Frost

January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was always shown as having two heads. Revered as the 'God of Doorways', he looked back to the last year and forward to the new one. The Roman New Year festival was called the Calends, and people decorated their homes and gave each other gifts.

We wish you a very happy new year and invite you to step through our door and join us on Friday January 12th for a cracking evening with Sally Barker.


At a glance

January 2018
Friday 12th

Sally Barker

February 2018
Friday 9th

Martin Simpson

March 2018
Friday 9th

Phil Beer


Friday 12th January 2018

Sally Barker

Tickets £12

The finalist from "The Voice" returns to Chesterfield!

Sally was last with us in February 2015 and what a great concert she gave us!

As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long and varied career in music. Labelled a folk artist for much of her successful career, Sally's appeal stretches across many more musical genres. A much respected solo artist with half a dozen solo albums to her name, Sally is also celebrated for fronting all-female folk supergroup, The Poozies.

We are delighted to have her back at our club.


Friday 9th February 2018

Martin Simpson

Tickets £15

A welcome return visit by this top performer!

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.

Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice.

Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.


Friday 9th March 2018

Phil Beer

Tickets £15

Show of Hands member Phil Beer returns to Chesterfield as part of his String Theory tour.

Phil will be delivering his unique recipe of rich vocals and flawless musicianship across a range of stringed instruments (slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American Cuatro).

Alongside some Show of Hands classics, Phil will deliver his signature interpretation of much-loved folk and rock songs alongside a wealth of brand-new material, and there'll be the odd laugh thrown in for good measure.

This will be a very popular concert so get your tickets early!



The Three Merry Lads, Cutthorpe

We believe that the pub is now open again but there will not be a session there this month. Watch this space for news of this and other sessions supported by the club.