Who’s on?

Most weeks are “Singers’ Nights” – with plenty of instrumental music as well – but we like to book guests too.

The club’s policy on booking Guests

This year, we're again looking to book a guest every five weeks or so. We've always been a strong singers’ club and the folk who attend like to participate. That's the essence of Kiveton Park. It will not become a 'concert' club where folk sit mute and open-gobbed at the feet of their particular idols. We also intend to keep admission charges as low as possible. That can't be done if we book the latest divas and folk icons. Their fees would be prohibitive and you'd have to re-mortgage the house to pay entrance! We will continue booking guests who provide value for a reasonable fee, engage well with the audience, and do the kind of stuff that folk can relate to and join in with.

11th July

Ray Hearne & Ciarán Boyle

A welcome return visit from these two superb musicians and friends of the club.

Ray is well known locally as a singer songwriter with guitar accompaniment and a superb voice.

Ciarán is a master bodhran player and a very fine traditional singer. (And he appears on our Anniversary CD!)

They have appeared now together at numerous clubs and festivals and are well worth seeing.

7th November

Ian Pittaway

12th December

The Wilsons

23rd January 2018

Graeme Knights

Graeme’s involvement with folk music goes back over 20 years. He was director of the Doncaster Folk Festival for several years and has been involved in the running of several clubs. Graeme enjoyed a high profile with the Group “Landlocked” for 6 years although his repertoire is not restricted to just Shanties, it encompasses Traditional Love Songs, Mining Songs, Gospels, Drinking and Music Hall Songs and some more recently written contemporary songs – many with good enjoyable and singable choruses. His rich baritone voice draws you to join in the singing and his delivery and presence make for a most memorable evening.

"If you want a whole room full of landlubbers bellowing out the choruses to a wide selection of shanties and other eminently singable songs, then Graeme's your man......" – Eric Bogle

19th September

Judy Dunlop & Jon Scaife

Judy Dunlop's voice, together with her delivery of a song makes her without doubt, one of the very best singers in the world of British folk music.

\A member of the Albion Band in the early-1990s, Judy has remained one of traditional and contemporary British folk music's top vocalists. Accompanied by the hugely talented Jon Scaife on guitar and cittern, this is a pairing you simply cannot afford to miss.

“Judy's voice is absolutely stunning and she is as moving a performer as you're ever likely to see…” Maggie Boyle