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*** A very warm welcome to all our members, friends and visitors ***
Tuesday evenings GUEST LIST FOR 2019 8.30 - 11.00
** FULL LIST OF ARTISTS TO THE END OF THE YEAR **
*** TUESDAY 18th JUNE 2019 ***
we welcome Paul Downes as our guest!
Paul spent his youth playing classical guitar, rugby, soccer, cricket, the field and looking at maps.
He played a solo recital in Westminster Abbey at the age of sixteen and subsequently took up folk music.
From the age of 12, Paul's best friend was Steve Knightley; then at 16, they met Phil Beer.
However, despite these drawbacks, Paul was reasonably well-balanced until, after giving up a promising academic career, he went on the road as a professional muso!
A few years touring as Downes and Beer, all around Europe and the UK, playing sessions on hundreds of albums, four records of their own and two solo sets for Paul...
and they met Bill Zorn and formed the now legendary Arizona Smoke Revue. A meteoric rise into TV, radio, major European festivals, world tours and four albums...
that was enough! Paul was asked to stand in on a Joyce Gang gig (their first!) and the rest, as they say, is mystery.
Paul Downes now still gigs extensively in the UK and USA as a solo artist, made his third album, enjoys shopping and cooking, supporting Exeter Rugby Club and getting a suntan.
"Always an incisive guitarist and, over time, has developed a smoothness and depth in his singing voice together with estimable songwriting skills." - Folk Roots
"One of the most able and talented, yet underrated singer/guitarists on the folk scene." - The Folk Diary
** We invite you to join us in welcoming back PAUL DOWNES to Dartford Folk Club!! **
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It is over three years since our very dear friend Pam Colls passed away.
Co-founder of the Dartford Folk Club, with her husband Alan, they ran the Club together for over 40 years, booking an amazing variety of artists within the Folk genre.
The Dartford Folk Club continues to run as usual, with Alan and a small team of original members, in memory of and as a legacy to Pam's amazing love for music.
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