Cheshire Folk Concerts and sessions Jan 31st-Feb 1st 2014

Flossie Malavialle - £8
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Brooks Williams and PJ Wright - £10

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arly Bird Tickets: £15 for both concerts up to 15th Jan.
Box Office: Lynne Barnes 07790082523
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Saturday Afternoon
Session and Singaround
1st February
Music and Song from 2pm - Come all Ye - have a sing with your host - Sean Boyle

Sunday Morning Breakfast
2nd February
9.30 a.m. with Eddie Ogle and friends! Ed will be joined by local bands, Pastry Shoes and Bitter and Twisted!

Venue for all events:
The White Bear
Wheelock Street
CW10 9AG

Flossie Malavialle is a French singer who started getting involved in the British folk scene in 2000-2001 while she was on a teacher exchange in the North East of England.

How it all started...

After 12 years of teaching English full time in secondary schools in the South of France, she decided to apply for a job as a French teacher in England, as she felt it would boost her English to live abroad for a year.
She got one in Stockton-on-Tees and was living in Darlington at the time (great part of the world to improve on your English, like).
She had also been singing for years in France before that and that’s why she found it quite natural to turn up at the Darlington folk club one night to meet the locals and sing a song... She didnt realise then that this was going to be the beginning of a new life in England for her.

And now?

After her exchange was over, she went back to France for a year but she missed the life she had had in England so decided to come back! She is now based in Darlington, does some supply teaching in the area when needed but is mainly focused on her singing.
She has released 10 albums since 2002, Thistledown (September 2002), Mistral (March 2003), Flossie sings Piaf (May 2003) , Making up the miles in December 2004, The Wilderness Years in November 2006, Flossie sings Brel in November 2007, What a wonderful world! (June 2009) with pianist Michael Mulroy, (mainly a collection of jazz standards alongside some very famous modern classics) The Tour Collection (September 2009) which release coincided with the Show of Hands 2009 County Towns Tour, Dark Horses (January 2010) which is a collection of songs written by Keith Donnelly and interpreted by Flossie. Again, this album was released to coincide with the Fairport Convention Wintour for which they did the support in 2010 as their duo "Dark Horses". They also took the album to Australia where they toured extensively in the Spring of 2011.
The latest addition to the collection is called X (as in "10" and not the letter "x") and celebrated the 10 years that Flossie had spent in the UK by 2012... incidentally it's also her 10th album so the title wasn't too hard to find ;-) The album was recorded in August 2012 with Paul Donnelly at the Cluny Studios in Newcastle and features songs by Martyn Joseph, Kate McGarrigle, Carole King, Eva Cassidy, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Randy Newman etc...
It was released at the end of October 2012..

What sort of songs does Flossie sing?

Her repertoire is very open as she likes all sorts of different music genres. Her songs include famous numbers, including Allan Taylor's Roll on the day, Kieran Halpin's Making up the miles, Colum Sands' The child who asks why, Starrett and Laird's  John Condon but also Edith Piaf's eternal favourites No regrets, La vie en rose... or Jacques Brel's Am
sterdam and Ne me quitte pas...
She also loves songs full of energy or, as she calls them herself, full of vavavoum such as Bonnie Raitt's Road's my middle name, Kris Kristofferson's Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin way)... There's also space for lovely ballads such as Georgia on my mind or Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the night as well as jazzy tunes like Let's fall in love, Misty or Fly me to the moon.
So even if you have never seen or heard her before, surely there will be something in her repertoire to suit your taste! Flossie is making new friends wherever she sings and is looking forward to seeing you at any of her concerts soon!

Brooks Williams

Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie (Net Rhythms).

Absolutely beyond criticism! (fRoots)

Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 20 CDs to his name – and more on the way – this Statesboro Georgia native is, according to americanaUK, impossible not to like.

I have known Brooks for many years. Hes a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing (Martin Simpson)

I suggest you get out and buy this album [New Everything] as soon as you can! (R2)

The masterly Brooks now proudly presents his latest solo set [New Everything], a typically classy mix of blues, raggy Americana and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung as ever. Self-recommending and absolutely beyond criticism! (fRoots)

How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique. (Blues Revue)

A slice of Americana at its finest! (fRoots)

Go see him live! (NetRhythms

. .  classy, tasteful, bright, and hugely enjoyable! (Blues Matters)

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Joining Brookes is PJ Wright guitarist with The Dylan Project and Little Johnny England and a songwriter in his own right!

All events organised by Liz Rosenfield and the Cheshire Folk Team.
Lynne Barnes
Sean Boyle
Eddie Ogle
And friends of Cheshire Folk Club
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