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Up-and-Coming Gigs

2018

January 2018

13th - House Concert - The John Ward Trio

15th - Waltham Abbey Folk Club, Angel Pub, 48 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, - The John Ward Trio

20th - Private Function

25th - Last Thursday Club, The Arts Coritani Galleries, High Street, Swinehead, Lincolnshire - The John Ward Trio

29th - Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1BD - The John Ward Trio

30th - Bracknell Folk Club, The Sun, Windlesham, Surrey - The John Ward Trio

February 2018

3rd - Folk East Sandlings Sessions - Bodhran Workshop, Songwriting Workshop and performance

17th - Charity Music Marathon for Carlton Marshes - The Stanford Arms, Lowestoft - all welcome to come and play, sing, dance or just listen (more details to follow)

24th - Blaxhall Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - The John Ward Band

25th - Sailors' Home, Kessingland, Suffolk - John and Lynne

March 2018

1st - Railway Roots Club, The Railway Inn, Portslade - The John Ward Trio - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

3rd - Private Function

24th - Private Function

April 2018

18th - Ely Folk Club, Ely - The John Ward Trio

20th - Waveney Folk Club, Lowestoft - The John Ward Band with Mario Price

May 2018

5th - Private Function

6th - Private Function

7th - Waveney Mayday Festival, Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, Suffolk - The John Ward Band

18th - Private Function

19th - House Concert - The John Ward Band

20th - Blaxhall Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - John and Lynne

26th - Private Function

29th - Wurzel Bush Folk Club, The Bulls Head, Coventry Road, Brinklow, Nr Rugby - The John Ward Trio

June 2018

1st - Milkmaid Folk Club, Station Hill Social Club, 1 Station Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6AD - The John Ward Trio

2nd - Private Function

3rd - Glastonwick Festival, Church Farm, Coombes, West Sussex - The John Ward Trio

9th - Private Function

10th - Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - The John Ward Trio

17th - The Reindeer, Norwich - 3-6pm - The John Ward Band

20th - Private Function

23rd - Private Function

24th - Leigh-On-Sea Folk Festival - Billet Wharf Stage - 2.00-2.45pm - The John Ward Trio

27th - Southwold Arts Festival - Southwold Rugby Club, The Common, Southwold, Suffolk - Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage with The John Ward Trio - 7.30pm

29th - Private Function

30th - Bury Folk Festival, Nowton Park Walled Garden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - John Ward Trio 3.40pm Main Stage (Bodhran Workshop with John Ward - 1.30pm)

30th - Private Function - evening

July 2018

5th - Railway Roots Club, Railway Inn, 2 Boundary Road, Portslade, Brighton, West Sussex BN41 1GA - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

7th - Folk in a Field Festival, Bradmoor Wood, Narford Lane, Kings Lynn, PE32 1UL - The John Ward Trio 1.00-1.50pm

8th - Sailors' Home, Kessingland, Suffolk - John and Lynne - 3.00pm

10th - Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, Royal British Legion, Northview Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9NG - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

14th - Private Function

16th - Midway Folk Club, The Midway, 263 Newbridge Lane, Stockport, SK1 2NX - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

18th - Cottingham Live Folk Club, The Back Room, 175a Hallgate, Cottingham, East Yorkshire - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

21st - Private Function

22nd - Tichwell Manor Hotel, Brancaster, North Nofolk - John and Lynne - 12.00-12.50

25th - Focsle Folk Club, Reflections Cafe, Shirley High Street, Southamptom, SO15 3NL - The John Ward Trio

27th - West Street Loft, 20 West Street, Shoreham, West Sussex, BN43 5WG - The John Ward Trio - 7.30pm

28th - Private Function

August 2018

4th - Harlequin Fayre - 12.00 - The John Ward Band (more details to follow)

5th - The Blaxhall Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - John and Lynne - afternoon

11th - Private Function

17th - Private Function

18th - Folk East Festival - Broad Roots Stage 12.00-12.50 - The John Ward Band

22nd - Oulton Broad Yacht Club - John and Lynne

24th - Private Function

25th - The Kitchen at Thorpeness - The John Ward Trio - 1.50 to 3.05pm

26th - Private function

September 2018

1st - Private Function

16th - Grimsby Folk Club, Spider's Web, Carr Lane, Grimsby, NE Lincs, DN32 8LN- Spotlight - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

18th - St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

21st - Thetford Folk Club - The John Ward Trio

28th - Beccles Public Hall, Beccles, Suffolk - The John Ward Band and Bernard Hoskins - 7.30pm

30th - Sailors' Home, Kessingland, Suffolk - John and Lynne - 3.00pm

October 2018

5th - Folkus Ceilidh with Skiphire - Woodbridge Community Hall - 7.30pm

14th - House Concert - The John Ward Band

17th - The Willows Folk Club, Wrea Green Institute, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2PH - The John Ward Trio

28th - The Blaxhall Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - John and Lynne

November 2018

17th - Private function

18th - The Stanford Arms, Lowestoft - The John Ward Band - 3.00pm

19th - Tonbridge Folk Club, Flying Dutchman, Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9EN - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

20th - Dartford Folk Club, Dartford Working Men's Club, 40 Essex Road, Dartford DA1 2AU - Extended Floor Spot - The John Ward Trio 8.40

24th - Private Function

30th - Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1SP - The John Ward Trio and Sound Tradition 8.00pm

December 2018

2nd - Sailors' Home, Kessingland, Suffolk - John and Lynne - 3.00pm

6th - Beggars' Folk Club, Yorkshire - The John Ward Trio

7th - The Blossoms, 2 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6NU- The John Ward Trio

8th - White Hart Folk Club, White Hart Inn, 19 The Lane, Mickleby, North Yorks, TS13 5LU - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

9th - Guisborough Folk Club, Rugby Club, Belmangate, Guisborough, N Yorks, TS14 7BB - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

15th - Blaxhall Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - The John Ward Band - 9.00pm

31st - New Year's Eve at the Froize - Skiphire

 

2019

FEBRUARY 2019

21st Feb - Orpington Folk Club, The Change of Horses, Farnborough High Street, Farnborough, Kent, BR6 7BB - The John Ward Trio - 8.15pm

27th Feb - Haverfolk, Golden Lion, 2 High Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1HR- The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

28th Feb - Anchor Folk Club, Blue Anchor Pub, Byfleet, Surrey - The John Ward Trio

 

MARCH 2019

14th March - Redbourn Folk Club, Old School Room at Hollybush PH, Church End, Redbourn, St Albans, AL3 7DU - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

17th March - The Globe Inn, The Buttlands, Wells-Next-the-Sea - St Patrick's Night - John, Les and Jim

19th March - Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, 1 Thwaites Lane, Redcar, TS10 2FD - The John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

 

MAY 2019

9th - Gt Bardfield Folk Club, Quaker Meeting House, Gt Bardfield, Essex, CM7 4RQ - The John Ward Trio - 7.30pm

24th-27th - Folk Festival, Wales - The John Ward Trio (details to follow)

 

JULY 2019

20th - Private Function

 

AUGUST 2019

9th-11th - Folk Festival, North Yorkshire - The John Ward Trio (details to follow)

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

15th - Folk on the Moor Club, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Nr Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9EE - The John Ward Trio - 7.45pm

 

 


News

Spring 2017

Well, the first 3 months of the year have just flown by and we're busy sowing seeds, digging holes and pruning fruit trees here at Ward Towers. We've had some lovely spring days so far and hopes are high for a good summer and a bountiful vegetable patch, '...sow a seed I gathered, eat a meal I sowed...' - it's a song you might know ... if you've bought Sargasso.

Lynne, Les and I had a recent trip up north for a gig at Midway Folk Club in Stockport. We had a great time being shown around the sights of Stockport (thanks Gethin!) and a very enjoyable gig, but the lurgy got the better of us and we had to cancel a couple of spots at Lymm and Northwich Clubs unfortunately.

Our next trip north will be for the Gt North Folk Festival in Botton on Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May.

As well as recent airplay on Radio 2 and Mike Harding, we also put in a recent appearance on Channel 4's Come Dine With Me, singing one of my maritime songs. Recorded last summer, it was good fun and they said nice things about the music so can't be bad. There's a new video of us on youtube playing live at Folk East last year if you fancy having a look. Keep an eye on the channel, or subscribe, as there will be more videos to come soon.

The full gig list for the year as it stands at the moment is further down but remember dates are being added all the time.

Here are just some highlights which are coming up the rest of the year:

The Great North Folk Festival in North Yorkshire over the weekend of the 26th of May

Southwold Arts Festival on June 28th - The John Ward Trio and the wonderful Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees, O'Hooley and Tidow

Hadleigh Folk Club on July 7th

The Everyman Folk Club in Liverpool on the July 25th

Folk East on the weekend of August 18th to 20th - The John Ward Trio's East Anglian set

Burston Rally on Sept 3rd

Loughton Folk Club on Sept 14th

... so there's a few to be getting in your diaries, but do check the full gig list for the year further down. We're adding to it regularly, so keep checking.

After recent airplay on Radio 2, Mike Harding has taken a liking to the new album Sargasso and played Pull the Ladder Up from it recently. Here's the link if you would like to tune in to his excellent show .. Mike Harding Show number211.

Sargasso continues to pick up very good reviews and airplay across the country and beyond. If you haven't got your copy yet you can get the CD from this website - also available as downloads. Sargasso features the full band, plus appearances by Mario Price, Ian Sainsbury and Richard Hubbard.

 

Below is a list of some radio stations and shows that play folk and roots music should you want to go in search of more. Of course, if you feel like requesting one of my tracks I wouldn't complain.....

Folk Radio UK

Mike Harding Folk Show

Mark Radcliffe

Stephen Foster

Felixtowe Radio - Roger Pettit

Keep an eye on the John Ward Music Facebook and Twitter pages (and give it the old thumbs up to make sure you receive the posts).

The Facebook page - John Ward Music have a look. Also there's the emailing list for the occasional newsletter.



Gig Archive

2017

January

7th - Private Function

14th - Private Function

18th - Support spot Ely Folk Club, Cambridgeshire 8.00pm

21st - Private Function

February

5th - The Wildman, Norwich 3.00pm - The John Ward Band

9th - Great Bardfield Folk Club, Essex 8.00pm - The John Ward Trio

12th - Sailors Home, Kessingland, Suffolk 3pm (solo)

13th - Midway Folk Club, The Midway, 263 NewBridge Lane, Stockport, SK1 2NX - The John Ward Trio

19th - The Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk 3.00pm (solo)

March

2nd - Grapevine at the Guildhall, Cafe Brittania, The Guildhall, Norwich - The John Ward Band (doors open 7.00pm)

3rd - The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk (The John Ward Band), 7.30 Tickets - The Cut

17th - Private Function

18th - The Globe, Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk. St Patricks Night event

26th - The Red Lion Coltishall, Norfolk 4.00pm - The John Ward Band SORRY CANCELLED WILL BE RE-ARRANGED

31st - The Dukes Head Somerleyton, Suffolk 9.00pm (solo)

April

15th - The Three Horseshoes, Barnby, Suffolk - The John Ward Band, 9.00pm

18th - Private Function

21st - Charity event - Kings Arms, Ely CB7 4ES - The John Ward Trio, 8.00pm (more details to follow)

23rd - Sailors' Home, Kessingland, Suffolk 3pm (solo)

28th - Private Function

30th - May Day Festival - Seagull Theatre - The John Ward Band 7.00pm and Luke Wright, stopping off from his current tour at 8.30pm

May

3rd - Rotary Club Charity Event for the Seagull Theatre - Parkhill 7.00pm - The John Ward Trio featuring Mario Price - Ticketed event

5th - Folk on the Pier Fringe, Cromer - John Ward Trio - 5.55 to 6.30

6th - Chequers, Bungay, Suffolk (solo)

7th - Spoken Word & Music Day - The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk - featuring John Ward's The Iron Bridge, The John Ward Trio, Martin Newell & the Hosepipe Band and headline from Attila The Stockbroker - 2pm through to evening £18

14th - The Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - 3.00pm (solo)

20th - Spoken Word & Music Day, featuring Attila The Stockbroker, Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band, John Ward's The Iron Bridge and The John Ward Trio - Hadleigh, Suffolk

26th to 28th - Gt North Folk Festival, Botton, North Yorkshire - The John Ward Trio

June

10th - Private Function

17th - Private Function

18th - The Wildman, Norwich - 3.00pm - The John Ward Band

21st - Live Radio Spot - Radio Suffolk Stephen Foster Show from The Apex, Bury St Edmunds - 4.00 to 7.00pm

28th - Southwold Arts Festival Folk Night - Southwold Rugby Club, The Common, Southwold, Suffolk - O'Hooley and Tidow and The John Ward Band - 7.30pm

July

1st - The Stanford Arms, Lowestoft - The John Ward Band - 9.00pm

7th - Hadleigh Folk Club, Hadleigh, Suffolk - The John Ward Trio

8th - Private Function - (afternoon gig)

9th - Private Function

14th - Duke's Head, Somerleyton (solo)

15th - Private Function

16th - The Red Lion, Coltishall - 3.00pm - The John Ward Band

21st - Deal Folk Club, Kent - The John Ward Trio (moved from 12 May)

22nd - Private Function (afternoon gig)

24th - Acoustic Eclectic at The Billy Goat, 71-73 Stamford Street, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne

25th - The Everyman Folk Club, Liverpool - The John Ward Trio

26th - The Blossoms, Stockport - The John Ward Trio

27th - The Beggars' Folk Club, The Hildyard Pub, Patrington, Yorkshire - The John Ward Trio

28th - Private Function

29th - Cambridge Folk Festival - Club Tent - afternoon spot (more details to follow)

30th - Red Herring, Oulton Broad (solo)

August

2nd - Beach Farm - informal gig

5th - Sailors' Home, Kessingland - afternoon gig - charity day - The John Ward Band plus others

6th - The Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - 3.00pm (solo)

15th - Beach Farm - informal gig

17th - Private Function

18th to 20th - Folk East Festival, Glemhall Hall, Suffolk - Broad Roots presents a top line up on the BR stage - details to follow

19th - Private Function - John and Mario

26th - The Kitchen at Thorpeness, Barn Hall, Leiston, IP16 4NW - 1.50pm - The John Ward Trio

27th - Sailors' Home, Kessingland, Suffolk - 3.00pm (solo)

September

3rd - Burston Rally, Burston, Norfolk - The John Ward Band

8th - Performance of The Malsters song at The Cut, Halesworth - The MALT Project Launch. Halesworth residents are welcome but please contact Simon Raven in advance on simon@thefen.org

9th - Private Function

11th - Private Function

14th - Loughton Folk Club, Essex - The John Ward Trio

15th - The Guildhall, Norwich -The John Ward Band

October 2017

7th - Private Function

14th - Private Function

15th - The Wildman, Norwich - 3.00pm - The John Ward Band

25th - Norwich Beer Festival - The John Ward Band

29th - Herring Festival - The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk - 1.30-2.30pm - The John Ward Trio

November 2017

1st - Waveney Folk Collective, Oakes Barn, St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PH (men's health awareness event) - The John Ward Trio

4th - Private Function

11th - The Ship, Blaxhall, Suffolk - The John Ward Band - 9.00pm

13th - Interview on BBC Radio Suffolk. The Lesley Dolphin Show 3pm. Available on iplayer

18th - The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket - The John Ward Trio opening for Reg Meuross

26th - Sailors' Home, Kessingland, Suffolk - 3.00pm - John and Lynne

December 2017

2nd - The Stanford Arms, Lowestoft - The John Ward Band - 9.00pm

13th - Private Function

17th - The Three Horseshoes, North Cove, Beccles - The John Ward Trio - 4.00pm

19th - Private Function

31st - New Years' Eve Ceilidh with John Ward's Skiphire - The Froize, Chillesford, Suffolk (more details to follow)


 

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