Fri 18th Jan 2019 at 7:30pm
Bully Wee Band
@ Grayshott Village Hall, Nr. Hindhead
Also appearing: Chris Fox
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Grayshott Folk Club Presents: Bully Wee Band, Chris Fox
"Grayshott Folk Club presents:
The Bully Wee Band + Chris Fox
Friday, January 18th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ
The Bully Wee Band
We are delighted to welcome back The Bully Wee Band on their 15th Anniversary Reunion Tour to help us celebrate our 8th birthday and to help us all kick those Winter blues into touch. The Bully Wee Band have appeared at Grayshott Folk Club three times before and each time they have thrilled our audiences and made new friends. It is now a full three years since they last played for us.
Since their reformation in 2004, the Bully Wee Band have had no trouble proving that they are still a force to be reckoned with, as one of Britain’s foremost exponents of acoustic folk/rock music. Originally formed in the early 70s by brothers Jim and John Yardley, the Bully Wee Band successfully toured Britain, Europe and America through several line-ups until the last one of Ian Cutler, Fergus Feely, Colin Reece and Maartin Allcock finally called it a day in 1983.
20 years later, a chance meeting between Messrs Cutler, Feely and Reece resulted in a very spirited jam session at Faversham Folk Club in Kent, and a subsequent decision to put a three piece Bully Wee Band back on the road in January 2004 “if only for the craic”.
So successful was the 2004 tour that Colin, Ian and Fergus decided to repeat the experience the following January, only this time with the addition of Bully Wee founder member Jim Yardley. Thus the current line up of Ian Cutler, Fergus Feely, Colin Reece and Jim Yardley was complete and reunited.
They have toured every January since and we are delighted to have been included on their January 2019 tour, along with some of the most prestigious Folk Clubs in the country. No doubt they will be playing songs from their most recent album “Like The Snow”, released in 2016 but I sincerely hope they include “The Snows They Melt The Soonest”, which is a song I never tire of hearing.
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Inspired by roots, blues and folk music Chris Fox writes contemporary songs about the human experience.
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Tickets: Adults £16/Under 16s £8
Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096
At: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ"
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Throughout the late seventies and early eighties, they were one of the foremost exponents of folk-rock music. Now, over 20 years after their farewell performance, they are back again! The band comprises Ian Culter, from Feast Of Fiddles and Hot Rats; Fergus Freely, from La Rue and Delores Keane, Colin Reece from The Jim Davidson Band, and original Bully Wee founder Jim Yardley.
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