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 Events at the Davy Lamp Folk Club

All nights start with an informal music session from about 7.30p.m. which welcomes musicians of all abilities.

(7.7.18)  Huw Williams

We canít believe this is the first ever appearance at the Davy Lamp for Huw!  He toured far and wide as part of the duo Huw and Tony Williams, and their  songs were covered by many other artists here in Britain, the USA and Europe, including Fairport Convention. Huw  has been enjoying performing solo of late, with appearances at Whitby Folk  Festival (and there again this year)  Ė and is in great demand in New Zealand, where he has just completed a major tour. Huw will provide an evening of foot tapping melodies, deeply moving songs and hilarious humour. A very welcome addition to our guest list!

Don't forget Durham Miners' Gala - 14th July -

Come and march with our banner.  It's a fantastic day out!
Jim Causley
(4.8.18) Jim Causley                                                                                          
Jim first came to the Davy Lamp when he was a student on the Newcastle University Folk Degree course, and knocked everyone out with his amazing voice.
During the past decade, he's been nominated no less than six times for the BBC2 Folk Award including 'Singer of the Year' in 2017
and the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year in 2014.
We are delighted to welcome him back to the Davy Lamp as our guest for August

|Sam Carter

(1.9.18)  Sam Carter

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBCRadio 2 Folk Awards, Sam  has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention-grabbing appearance on Later... with Jools Holland. Sam has a new album out and we are very happy to see him at the Davy Lamp for the first time.

Have a great summer and don't forget:

Saltburn Festival  - 10th - 12th August

Backshift will be there as usual

Chris Denny and Emily
(6.10.18) Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley and Emily Sanders

Chris & Denny are firmly back touring together. Chris must be one of the best and most dynamic concertina players on the planet, and Denny has a powerful singing style that is all his own, matched with some equally powerful guitar playing.  The duo are now joined by the wonderful fiddle player and singer Emily Sanders who brings magic accompaniment and beautiful harmonies. Add to all that some great crack in between songs and youíve got the perfect night.  Don't miss this!

Coming soon.... Allan Taylor ...The Folk Degree Students...
The Mighty Doonans ... James Keelaghan... Jens Kommnik with Tom McConville...etc....etc...

The sound system at the Davy Lamp is second to none.  Our sound engineer, Sean Taylor, ably assisted by his partner Melanie. is very experienced on the local music scene.