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(a non-profit collective promoting traditional & roots folk music in London since 1973)

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NEXT CONCERT

Tom Lewis

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Friday, May 24, 2024 – 7:30 pm

(Doors at 7:00 pm)

Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling Street, London

$25 Advance / $30 at the Door

Advance tickets can be purchased online at

https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/46850/

 

Tom Lewis is an accomplished performer and composer, with decades of experience and accolades. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, grew up in Gloucester, England, and was a submariner in the Royal Navy for 24 years (1959-1983). He is renowned for composing 'The Last Shanty' (A Sailor Ain't A Sailor), ''Sailor's Prayer' (Send Down A Dove), 'Legend' (Marching Inland), plus many other contemporary songs of the sea that have become folk standards, sung by more than 40 groups around the world.

At the age of 81, Tom is still touring widely - whilst also utilising the boon that zoom can provide – even if it is a pale imitation of a hearty pub-sing, so he partakes in numerous musical sessions online, taking his brand of wry humour, his nautical knowledge, and his powerful voice - all of which he loves to share - to audiences everywhere. You can see & hear a recent full-length concert by clicking on this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t35t-t3fS-c

One reviewer wrote, “After 24 years at sea; Tom's repertoire—from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring background—recruits his audience for a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous; with songs that have become folk standards; known and sung wherever great choruses ring out.”

Tom's recent double CD 'Demand Performance’ (released April 22, 2020) features one 'live' CD with seven extended tracks to compensate for the lack of genuine live performance; plus a second CD with eleven studio-recorded tracks. Downloads of all Tom's albums can be purchased from Bandcamp.

For Information call 519-319-5847 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com


 2024-2025 CONCERT SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON


The Marienbad Restaurant is open for dinner on concert days.

Concert day diners can reserve their seats in Chaucer’s prior to doors opening.

Make your reservation by calling 519-679-9942

All concerts at begin at 7:30 pm and most are held at Chaucer's, 122 Carling Street, London, ON
(unless otherwise indicated)

Advance tickets can be purchased during the season at
Chaucer's/Marienbad Restaurant, Long & McQuade North
(Fanshawe Park Rd W).

For Information call 519-319-5847 or e-mail folk@iandavies.com

Special Advance “5-for-4” Multi-Ticket is available for $100 only at the Concerts
(pay for 4 concerts and get the 5th one free)

Map to Chaucer's (click here)

We continue to be a completely volunteer run organization. We thank you for your support of live music and look forward to seeing you at the concerts. – Ian Davies, Artistic Director.


What’s happened so far in the 2023-2024 Season

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 - Winter Wilson (from England)

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Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 - Friends of Fiddler’s Green - SOLD OUT!

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Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023 - Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge

with Cheryl Prashker (percussion) & Sarah Louise McGregor (fiddle)

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Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 - VINTA

(presented by TD Sunfest in cooperation with Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club)

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Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 - WINDBORNE – “Music of Midwinter” - SOLD OUT!

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Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 - David Bradstreet with Carl Keesee - SOLD OUT!

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Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 – Pub Caroling with Paul Grambo, Steve Holowitz & John P. Allen

$275.50 was raised for the London Food Bank – Thanks to all for coming!

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Sunday, January 21, 2024 - James Gordon with Katherine Wheatley

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Saturday, February 10, 2024 - Paul Langille & Paul Sims

Blue Valentines #5 – “Love Overboard, Again!”

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Sunday, February 18, 2024 – New Cumberland - SOLD OUT!

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Thursday, February 22, 2024 – TALISK (Direct from Scotland)

(presented by TD Sunfest in cooperation with Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club)

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Saturday, February 24, 2024 – Bia Ferreira  (Direct from Brazil)

(presented by TD Sunfest in cooperation with Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club)

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Sunday, March 10, 2024 – Anne Lederman, Pat O’Gorman & Peter Jellard

Talamh an Eisc (Land of Fish): Irish music in Canada

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Saturday, April 6, 2024 – Teilhard Frost

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(L to R: Ian Davies, Teilhard, Sheila & Ian Piggott)

 

Sunday, April 21, 2024 – Joe Crookston - SOLD OUT!

 

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Sunday, April 28, 2024 – Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop with Paul Mills

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Sunday, May 5, 2024 – Streetlight Cadence

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Cuckoo's Nest History

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Links of Interest

 2022/2023 Season

 

 (last update May 14, 2024)

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