The concert organiser Folk, Blues & Beyond works without profit
It is our intention to donate our profits from each concert to Weston Park Cancer Charity after Artist fees and promotion costs are covered
Later we will organise a charity event with several singers and bands
Watch this space
Sunday October 24th 2021
Tom Chester, Caim and Scuppered
Tickets available online or from Post Office, Angler's Rest, Bamford
Tom is from Sheffield and plays with the band Southbound and also pays solo. He is ideal to start the evening off with some songs and to introduce the following bands after his 30 minute solo spot
Heather Innes, Jacynth Hamill & Pauline Vallance, the three members of Caim harmony trio, may be separated by the Irish Sea but they are not divided musically. Pauline’s roots in Scotland, Jacynth’s in Northern Ireland and Heather’s in Zimbabwe, Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Australia all contribute to Caim’s strong and varied traditional repertoire.
Also feeding into the mix is the life experience and wider musical experience of each of the women.
Heather’s vibrant a cappella singing which served her well in her early days on the folk-club circuit, continues to provide a strong foundation in the group, as does her time as a key vocalist and bodhrán player in the bands “Dúlamán” and “Firefrost”. Now and again she ventures into song-writing – when a place or event speaks strongly to her. One of those songs is the evocative “Rannoch”.
Jacynth has a solid choral background which she puts to good use in arranging material for the group. Her pure and light voice adds an ethereal quality to the 3-part harmonies as well as suiting the plaintive solo songs she adds to the mix. She is skilled at engaging others in singing – whether audiences or small groups. This also applies to dancing!
Heather and Jacynth sang as an a cappella duo for 16 years, made 9 albums and toured in UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and Thailand. In 2015 Pauline joined the group – converting it to a harmony trio with harp and flute.
Pauline’s classical as well as folk background, her instrumental skills, some honed by orchestral playing, and her lyrical voice have enriched Caim’s sound and repertoire. She is a talented songwriter, turning events she has experienced, items she has read about, or a notion that has taken her fancy into a moving, a poignant
or a hilarious song. Pauline also has the ability to engage folk in song interpretation or writing workshops.
A "Caim" concert combines Scottish and Irish traditional and contemporary songs, story and dance. We share songs that are important to us and we invite our audiences to join us in singing and dancing. You'll find music that goes straight to the heart, songs and stories to make you laugh, tunes to set your feet a-tapping and haunting harmonies that will uplift your spirit.
Caim can be booked for folk clubs, festivals, concerts (including ‘House Concerts’ and fund raising concerts), conferences, and worship services. They perform as a trio wherever possible but you might find the occasional Caim duo singing somewhere!
Caim music touches the heart, bringing a sense of calm, uplift and peace.
“An impressive and eclectic collection of songs that reflect their disparate but conjoint Celtic backgrounds.” The Scots Magazine.
“Ladies, you are in my mold. Song/ harmony/ folk…great” Fraser Bruce.
3 Mates who have played music & enjoyed each others company for 20 years
John Hodge - Vocals Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo
Pete Gray - Vocals Guitar/Harmonicas
Andy Parker - Vocals Bass Guitar/Guitar/Harmonica
SCUPPERED draw from an extensive repertoire gathered from many sources with the
emphasis traditional/contemporary folk song. They are often complimented on their vocal
harmonies and unique treatment and adaptation of well known songs. The humorous banter
between the 3 members is well known in creating friendly, audience inclusive performances
with the aim of sending people home after an event with a smile on their faces.
Their long standing involvement in local Folk Clubs, both as musicians and organisers, lead to the creation of ‘Coal Aston Live’ based at Coal Aston Village Hall where for many years they have
presented concerts featuring prominent artistes from the national music scene.
As resident band for these events SCUPPERED have enjoyed promoting & supporting
a virtual Who’s Who of artistes including
Jez Lowe, Bob Fox, Paul Young, Kiki Dee, Steve Tilston, Elbow Jane ……… (and many more)