With restrictions easing and hopefully improving we have decided to start organising concerts again, This time at The Bamford Institute
Our first concert will be on September 12th 2021 with The Hayes Sisters with support by Caim Trio
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
September 12th 2021
The HAYES SISTERS
Support by CAIM
Tickets available online or from Post Office, Angler's Rest, Bamford
12 THE HAYES SISTERS
Take three girls. Name them Cathryn, Angela and Jennifer. Bring them up in a home where someone is always singing. Listen to them start to sing in harmony from a very young age. Realise that nature has blessed them with rather beautiful voices. Give them a guitar. Discover that they have a natural musical ability. Mix together; and you have a promising musical trio – “The Hayes Sisters”.
Three young teenagers start to make a name for themselves in local pubs and clubs; reality intervenes… They go off to Uni; start families – do the serious grown up stuff! They pursue careers in different cities, in different fields; in teaching, nursing, and acting (you may have seen Jen (Stage name – Jennifer Hennessy) in The Office, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, and lots more; in fact, she appears soon as Mrs Cratchit in the BBC’s new epic serial, “Dickensian”)
They decide to “have another go” at the music…And then they’re back together on stage; appearing at festivals and gigs across the North West
Support By CAIM TRIO
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.