What's On

Thursday 31 May 2018 at 8pm

Spring Sessions

Join us for a night of songs and tunes in the wee room at the Tolbooth Tavern

Bring your isnstruments and voices and be part of the music

All Welcome

31 May : World No Tobacco Day

Free

Thursday 07 June 2018 at 8pm

Spring Sessions

Another opportunity to join us and be part of the music

Always good music and craic in the wee room

All Welcome

My, My, My, it's Tom Jones born this day

Free

Thursday 14 June 2018 at 8pm

Martin Wyndham

Martyn Wyndham-Read has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother’s farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands at Emu Springs and he became captivated by these songs and the need to know more of them and where they came from grew.

He headed off to Melbourne and became part of the folk song revival there and throughout Australia during the early1960’s..

Back to England in 1967 where he met up with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who himself had spent time in Australia. Martyn was asked by Bert Lloyd to be part of the album ‘Leviathan’ on the Topic label and soon after he started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide.

In the early 1970’s Martyn started the ‘Maypoles to Mistletoe’ concerts which portray the seasons of the year through song, music, dance and verse and illustration. Martyn is also the instigator of the well known Song Links Project,

Martyn is currently working with Shirley Collins on a production called ‘Down the Lawson Track’ featuring stories, poems/songs of the great Australian Poet of the People, Henry Lawson with Pip Barnes, Iris Bishop, Gary Holder and Jackie Oates.

Book your seat by email at

Artist website http://www.martynwyndhamread.com/index.html

£7 / £5 members