Summer Sing 2018

August 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
The Rose Inn
Main Rd
Baxterley, Atherstone CV9 2LE
Phil Benson
01827 711514

Summer Sing

After the fabulous singers’ night last August, let’s see if we can beat it!

The recipe will remain the same, just get in touch to be included. Lots of 10 minute spots available.

Please contact Phil Benson if you want to perform, but spots may still be available on the night, subject to the time available, of course.


Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …

Elaine Meechan

Elaine, keyboard and accordion player in many an ensemble, has that rare talent that true musicians possess; the ability to empathise with those she performs with. She is an important part of a number of folk-related bands in the area.

John Meechan

John has been on the folk scene for 40-odd years. Hailing from Yorkshire, many of his songs are rooted there.

His passion for folk songs has resulted in a wide-ranging repertoire, always particularly well-presented.

pete_mcparland_150Pete McParland

Pete performs regularly, and with acclaim, at numerous folk clubs in the Midlands. Songs from the 60s and 70s are his forte, but he wanders into other areas, too, with great success.


Arnold Chave and Alan Stocks have been heavily involved in music since the 1970s and 1960s respectively. In January 2017, they decided that their separate and distinctive musical backgrounds could be brought to bear in collaboration, and Double A came into being. Since then, they have decided that ‘Crox’ better describes them, so ‘Crox’ it is!

Bob Brooker

Dave Webb

Dave is definitely Bedworth’s candidate for ‘The oldest Singer in Town’. A former miner (as well as other trades) Dave is a traditional guy with a repertoire of traditional songs many of which tell the story of miners and their families.

He has also written a few songs about his own time down the local pit and has now introduced several monologues into his repertoire which invariably get audiences laughing.

Jak Lynch

Jak plays solo, as well as with Fray’d Knot, and Maria as a duo.

Catchy sing-alongs will help keep us doing just that.

thrupnny_bits_150Thrup’nny Bits

Thrup’nny Bits (Des Patalong, and Gareth and Barbara Wyatt) is a three voice unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs with some Early Music and humourous songs for good measure.

They like to feel their performances have light and shade.

Drunk Monkey

john_kearney_150John Kearney

John is a great supporter of the local Folk Clubs. His songs range from traditional through to contemporary, and even the odd pop song has been known to creep in occasionally. John also writes some songs of his own and his friends’ experiences, all of which are performed in his unique manner.

g_veasey_150Geoff Veasey

Geoff sang, wrote, published and recorded with Coventry-based Black Parrot Seaside, from 1975-1982 and again between 2006 and 2014. Albums released: “Roll it Up and Eat It“ and “Aint It Grand”. Geoff, along with several other musicians, is part of that (very!) loose collective Mac Awe On Tour. Geoff still appears solo at Clubs Clubs and Festivals. He has recently co-written some songs with John Kearney.

Other members of the collective TBA.

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers were part of an active local folk band in the 60s and 70s. Having recently reformed as a duo, they sing mostly traditional songs and play a variety of instruments.

Their focus is on chorus songs.

sue_sanders_150Sue Sanders

Hailing from Halifax, music teacher Sue has been involved in folk music for “a little while”. Currently living in Nuneaton with husband Phil, she plays fiddle, and sings.

A regular at folk clubs and festivals, she is bound to add joy to any evening.

Brian Phillips

A regular performer on the folk music scene in the Midlands and the West Country, he gives all he has, whether it be a floor spot at a club night, or as the principal artist on the main stage at a festival.

And your hosts, of course, are

Finger In The Jar

Formed especially as the host group for Atherstone Folk Club in June 2013, Finger In The Jar are Anne & Steve Beeson and Phil Benson.

Finger In The Jar perform as a group, as duos and as solo artists, depending on the songs being sung.

If you have been missed off the list, my apologies, and please remind me!

… and we are now chocka!

It’s going to be a busy night.