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21st Jan, 2022

'Irrepressible' duo to headline folk music night

TWO ‘IRREPRESSIBLE’ musicians will take centre stage at a folk music night.

The Wurzel Bush Folk Club’s guest on Tuesday December 7 is Roaring Girl.

The duo comprises Jude Rees – who has recorded and toured with luminaries of the folk scene including Phil Beer, Jim Moray and Will Pound – and Mary Mohan of Archaedium and Piva.

Club organiser Dave Sampson said: “This is what happens when you put two irrepressible musicians in a lockdown bubble together. Expect a surfeit of instruments, banter, and toe-tapping tunes from all around the world and through the centuries.

“When left to her own devices, Jude Rees likes drinking her fellow Roaring Girl Mary out of spiced rum and singing a bawdy ballad.

“Mary Mohan basically plays all things bowed and some things blown. Mary comes from a classical background, studying cello and flute, but she grew up listening to Irish rebel songs and going to church ceilidhs.”

The gig takes place at The West Indian Club in Railway Terrace on Tuesday December 7. There is no admission fee, but audience members will be asked for a donation. Arrive before the 8pm start and pick a spot to stay comfortable and socially distant. Air conditioning will be on. Organisers reserve the right to take attendees’ temperature on arrival, and ask that they wear a facemask until seated.

In February 2022 the club will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and organise The Rugby Folk Festival to raise money for the Air Ambulance as part of the Festival of Britain 2022.

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