A look back at our Guest and Showcase Nights

We are lucky to have had some top class acts performing at the club over the years.  And a lot more lined up for the coming year.

Here are just a few of the more recent ones…

Kevin Wardman Showcase

 

It’s been a good year for the Roses.

No, we’ve not started a gardening page. This was the title of one of the songs our guest Kevin Wardman sang in his showcase set this evening. […]

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Virginia Kettle – Back to her roots

 

It is said that a watched kettle never boils, but we just watched Virginia Kettle and she was smokin’.

Virginia, of course, is a significant member of the renowned folk rock band Merry Hell. As such, […]

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Edwina Hayes

“The sweetest voice in England”, “Like a soft blanket” and “A very talented young lady”, are just a few of the many plaudits Edwina Hayes has received from the likes of Nanci Griffith, Perez Hilton […]

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Almost Blue

Almost Blue – Nice Work If You Can Get It
Yes it was Thursday, and yes it was Almost Blue.

I’m not referring to the sky, nor to the mood, not even to my jokes! No, the […]

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Jim Bazley Showcase Concert

We were delighted to see a close-to-capacity audience in the function room of The Feathers this week, forty-six in all, eagerly assembled to watch the amazing Jim Bazley perform a Showcase for us.

A few new faces […]

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Elfin Bow – A Fairytale at The Feathers

Forty-four folk fans witnessed something special at The Feathers tonight. Some had heard Elfin Bow before, some had heard about her, some had seen my relentless banging-on about this gig on social media for the past week, and succumbed […]

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Kieran Halpin

It’s certainly not unusual to hear a Kieran Halpin song being sung at Ruthin AllStyles. Several of our members have one or more in their repertoire. In fact, tonight must have been the first time […]

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A Welcomme at The Feathers – with Finnan & Chrimes too!

…and Frank, John and Andy are more than welcome to pay us a return visit whenever they like!

Some twenty-six months have gone by since Welcomme, Finnan and Chrimes last entertained us back in our […]

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Ben and the Baker’s Dozen

No, it’s not the name of a new band. It was the roll-call from last Thursday’s line up at Ruthin AllStyles.

In addition to this week’s Showcase performer, thirteen of our regulars conspired to provide a […]

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Strumming, Bowing, Squeezing and Cake!

Okay. Let’s take these in reverse order.

The cake was courtesy of Ros Ryder who had the good grace to turn 65 on club night, which meant we all got to sing the birthday song and […]

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A fine set from John Williams

Following an opening round from club regulars, we enjoyed a fine showcase spot by that wizard from the Wirral, John Williams.

John arrived well prepared and fully equipped with his own mini mixing desk which meant […]

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Phil Bates Rocks a Full House at The Feathers

a total of 60 Phil Bates fans travelled from as far away as Carlisle and Northampton to see this fantastic musician strut his stuff, up close and personal, in the relaxed and cosy atmosphere of our venue at The Feathers.

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