Welcome to our February Newsletter

"February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day."

-  Randeep Hooda

It seems that the Christmas decorations have hardly had time to settle in our attics and cupboards than the shops are full of Valentine's day cards and roses!  It's great to celebrate with our loved ones and eat too much chocolate, but also a time to remember the lonely, the single and the not so lucky folk who struggle through the short days and rainy weeks at this time of year.  If you know someone like this then perhaps they'd like a box of chocolates too.

Friday 9th is an excellent chance to escape the gloom of February as we present Martin Simpson at the Library Theatre.  Tickets are selling out fast but there are still a few left on PayPal, at the Library itself or from the Chesterfield TIO.  If there are any left on Friday they will be sold on the door on a first come, first served,  basis.  This concert could well be a sell out!  More details on our website http://www.chesterfieldfolkclub.org


At a glance

February 2018
Friday 9th

Martin Simpson

March 2018
Friday 9th

Phil Beer

April 2018
Friday 13th

The Gerry Colvin Band


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!

Friday 13th April 2018

The Gerry Colvin Band

Tickets £12

Folk-rock; folk-pop; folk-jazz - call them what you like, this band is exciting and we are delighted to have them at our club!

A professional since 1970, Gerry has been in several line-ups and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music world such as Alison Moyet and Robert Plant. He has supported Status Quo on a nationwide tour, has made several highly-acclaimed albums and has appeared on BBC's Pebble Mill at One programme.

Highly recommended by Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention, this band went down a storm at the 2017 Cropredy Festival.




The Three Merry Lads, Cutthorpe

The pub is now open again and we hope to be announcing the resumption of our monthly sessions soon. Watch this space for news of this and other local events supported by the club.