Tuesday

NEXT CONCERT:  7.30pm Saturday 17 July 2021
at Nettleham Village Hall LN2 2SS

Double Header: THE RYE SISTERS
                    THE MIRACLE CURE

for further details:  see below
(YOU'LL HAVE TO KEEP GOING A BIT)

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WE HAD A LIVE GIG!!!!!! ON SATURDAY 5 JUNE 2021 AT NETTLEHAM VILLAGE HALL.  AND, and , A RAFFLE.  And the Hall has got some new comfier chairs.
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AND IT WAS FANTASTIC Pete Morton
.....WHO I THINK ENJOYED IT AS MUCH AS WE DID

NEAR NORMALITY....LIVE MUSIC
All the doors open so lots of fresh air, as well as mask wearing when we moved around the venue

Some of our audience were discovering Pete for the first time...which is  a "Wow...how did we miss you!" experience.

I am writing this listening to the CD:

GAME OF LIFE
Pete Morton with Full House

This is a CD of some of Pete's greatest hits.  There are some very special songs on this CD, including 'Further' which is a song for our Lincolnshire.  Please let us know if you want to buy this CD or his CD of his latest new songs if you can't find it on the internet. 

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OUR NEXT CONCERT:  Saturday 17 July 2021

The Rye Sisters:  
Ishani and Sue 
Vocals, fiddle and guitar 
 This fabulous duo are getting well known in Lincoln, inside AND outside of folk music circles, as in 'Folk music??!!, Oh yes, those two sisters, I heard them in a pub, they were really good, is that what they are called?' Once you hear them, you will think as we do, that once known better outside Lincolnshire, they will go far.


THE MIRACLE CURE:  Pip and Dan
Vocals and guitar
Not as well known as The Rye Sisters, these two busy medics give a delightful and entertaining performance and you will be asking us to book them again.

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TICKETS £12 - NO CARD facilities, so book your ticket with Andy on 01522 535770 or watkins.folk@gmail.com and pay on the door with cash or a cheque made out to 'Lincoln Festival'

We would ask you to let us know if, having booked a ticket, you cannot come.

START time is 7.30pm
concert ends at 10.30pm

doors open at 6.45pm

BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS
We plan to re-start the bar in the Autumn

Scroll down to the second section of this blog to find the list of concerts and being-arranged-concerts....



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A VERY SPECIAL THANK-YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO THROUGH THEIR TIME AND EFFORT FREELY GIVEN, MAKE LIVE MUSIC HAPPEN, particularly Brian Burkitt and the Nettleham Village Hall committee. And the new chairs are much more comfy.

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I am keeping the notices about current Covid regulations.  See Covid Secure.
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CONCERT VENUE NETTLEHAM VILLAGE HALL. Just re-emphasising this vital info:

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Doors open 6.45pm.  We are finishing at 10.30pm  Concert starts at 7.30pm

For your Sat Nav: the address is
Nettleham Village Hall Brookfield Avenue Nettleham LN2 2SS

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PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS...IT DOES AFFECT YOU

now for the exciting bit for you to read through!!...yes, really.  Unfortunately you can't just roll up as you usually do.  Things are a bit different and initially as you come into the hall, it will look a bit different to you too, a bit empty for a start.....but it's still great to sit and hear and enjoy live music with other people.
'Virtual' just isn't the same!!!  Well, that is what our last audience thought.

COVID SECURE or keeping you safe......when weather permits all doors are kept open, so please bring an extra cardi for cool evenings.

Working with Nettleham Village Hall committee and the national governing body for village halls ACRE and to comply with current government regulations:

COVID SECURE

1.  The body count (!) is a maximum of forty-eight (counting us, the sound man, the artist(s)......so audience size can obviously slightly vary as a result.)

2.  TICKET price is £12 as we have to finance our gigs on half our usual audience size.

3.  A steward will be waiting outside the hall.

4.  There will be four exits.

5.  SOCIAL DISTANCING will be maintained.

You will sit in spaced rows, socially distanced, either singly or with one other person in your household or in your bubble.  
Andy says this socially distanced seating makes the hall look like an examination hall, so initially that is a little bit off putting.....particularly because seating is at a TABLE. 

6.  There is NO BAR.  Please bring your own refreshments.🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷.  Paired seating has tables.


 7. MASKS must be worn while entering the hall and when moving around in the hall and you will be reminded to use hand gel as you enter the building.

.....because we are all wearing masks as you come in we can't greet you with a smile...but it's in our eyes and we are right pleased to see you!

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BUYING TICKETS 🎴🎴🎴🎴🎴🎴

Obviously with  a maximum of forty people allowed, don't hang around....although we do keep a waiting list and we inevitably get a few last minute cancellations, which with this sized audience we are particularly anxious to fill, so we will take pains to contact you if you do end up on the waiting list.

Likewise if you find you can't come after ordering a ticket please let us know asap.

ALL tickets must be booked in advance by phoning Andy Watkins on 01522 535770 or emailing on watkins.folk@gmail.com. and paid for one the door, with cash or a cheque made out to 'Lincoln Festival'.  We do not have card facilities.
  

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 We continue to have to respond to the current situation by negotiating with artists re concert dates.  All are most anxious to continue with our performance schedule.  We will update any date changes as they occur.
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WHAT IS COMING NEXT?
πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Some fantastic acts...yet again.  Old ones you love, and new ones we think you will love.

Remember we never book artists unless we have seen them perform.

But please if you see an act you enjoy, let us know.  We aim to please and we want to sell our concerts.
and we can't get everywhere.

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hope you are feeling excited already....
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Sunday

                        CONCERTS

here we go...


CHRIS AND KELLY WHILE ARE NOW PLAYING FOR US ON 10 SEPTEMBER 2022



Saturday 17 July 2021
DOUBLE HEADER:
RYE SISTERS....and
THE MIRACLE CURE




Saturday 14 August 2021
BROOKS WILLIAMS



Saturday 11 September 2021
SHACKLETON TRIO




FRIDAY 24 September 2021
PHIL BEER
ticket price £13







FRIDAY 8 October 2021
SHERBURN, BARTLEY and SANDERS





SATURDAY 30 October 2021
ROISIN BAN




SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2021
ALDEN PATTERSON AND DASHWOOD





THURSDAY 30 December 2021 
JEZ LOWE



SUNDAY 23 January 2022
BULLY WEE BAND


SATURDAY 12 February 2022
THE MAGPIES





Saturday 10 September 2022
CHRIS AND KELLY WHILE






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 WHY WE BOOKED THESE ARTISTS...

...we are looking for quality of musicianship and empathy with the audience….however much we love some artists, we have to believe our audience will too or else we know we can't sell them…

…we believe in giving a varied programme of content and artists, mainly showcasing folk music but interspersing that with some blues and roots.  Our programme reflects a balance between returning artists at audience requests and new artists that have not previously performed at Nettleham (or Faldingworth) and artists we don't necessarily like but you obviously do and have a high standard of musicianship!







OUR SUPPORT ARTISTS:

I thought it was time we said a bit more about them.  Usually from Lincolnshire we are very proud of them and grateful that they support us in the way they do.

I am going to start with:

Pete and Helen Wray
...who some people are beginning to say are worthy of a main artist slot...

HOMITY....who just get better and better with every performance...and they started out good!

...so that is the start and more to follow!

COMPERE
is now Sue Dewsbury (though very grateful to Tom Lane and Alan Ritson for filling in for us when we can't have a Sue).

She makes the evening go with a swing with her wit and repartee...and appreciation of the artists.

SOUND
Welcome to our new soundman TONY....and many thanks to Pete, and Helen, Wray for their time, company and efforts as sound man and raffle ticket seller.