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WIN Entry to Wizz Jones 13th March – Survey to Determine Future of the Club

Just to let you know we are still here and our next Gig is Wizz Jones on the 13th March at the Old School House (ex Polish Club) up near the Hospital.

More details here https://www.facebook.com/events/1847875558798784/

Tom Heyes, new committee member, has devised a survey for as many people as possible to complete – as an incentive we are enterering everyone that fills in the survey in Feb a chance to win 2 guest list places to Wizz Jones.  Here’s a bit more form Tom:

“Barnsley Folk club is ready for change. We’re looking for a more user friendly venue. And we want to find out what YOU want from your local folk and acoustic music club. Who would you like to hear? Do you want to improve your playing or learn some new songs? Or have you got some completely fresh ideas? As a reward for participating in our survey, we are offering a draw for the prize of two free guest list places to Wizz Jones in March. Everyone who completes the survey and provides contact details before the end of February will be entered. Even more importantly, it gives you a chance to shape what we do for the next few years.
Just click on the link to start the survey: Why not do it now, it only takes a few minutes and could be life-changing!?”

This is your chance to protest the demise of the slow session / a better venue / better beer etc etc etc. you can fill it in here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7628BLD

Hope you see you soon,

Sarah (temporarily back doing the email until Colin has learnt the ropes)
Barnsley Folk Club

Wizz Jones 13th March – at the Old Schoolhouse

Our first gig at the newly refurbished Old School House (the old Polish Club);  To be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets simply fill in the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7628BLD Draw closes at the end of Feb.

“Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950’s.
He then followed the time-honoured buskers’ trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960’s and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style,
an eclectic repertoire and a ‘right hand worthy of Broonzy’!
John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz’s song ‘When I Leave Berlin’.
After more than 50 years ‘on the road’ Wizz continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit, usually solo but sometimes with his Son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica.”

Support from Barnsley’s own Richard Kitson and Zoe and Dave Bottomley. Seated, £7 on the door.

More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1847875558798784/