What’s On at FOCSLE Music, Southampton

most 2nd & 4th Weds. each month
at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley,  Southampton  SO14 6SF
PLEASE:  no mail to venue — e-mail one of us for address

Below are the next few weeks’ events.  Our online calendar shows the whole year,
or click here for our current leaflet.  See within info-panels below for the flyer for that event.
We’d appreciate your printing off and distributing them anywhere that will show them.
Where relevant, please duplex [print both sides], cut up and distribute at will:  thanks.
WEDNESDAY
25 Sep 2019
8:00pm

Singaround

  Unless we book a guest in this slot, this evening will run singaround-style

WEDNESDAY
9 Oct 2019
8:00pm

Guest:  GRAHAM MOORE

Graham Moore, holding guitar

  Renowned Dorset singer and songwriter GRAHAM MOORE makes a welcome return visit.  He accompanies himself on guitar or English concertina in a wide repertoire of traditional and original material.  Most distinctively, he’s written “folk-operas” (Tolpuddle Man, Dick O' The Banks) which have been mounted countrywide.  In concert he performs with a passion certain to ignite strong chorus participation.  His songs, such as Tom Paine’s Bones, Captain Swing and Tolpuddle Man, have received international acclaim and been recorded by the likes of Dick Gaughan and the late Roy Bailey.

  Please print off copies of Graham’s flyers, and distribute wherever you can.
  If nothing seems to happen when you click / tap, check your Downloads folder (for JM_GMflyrs.pdf), or wherever your set-up may default to save it:  repeated clicks just put more copies of the file there!  Event-flyers are paired with the previous or next guest’s:  duplex-printing makes TWO 2×-sided sheets also covering the guest beyond this one.  This should extend the life of our promo and help spread the word.  Thanks.

  Usual Doghouse Guest night arrangements:  preliminary singaround, raffle in the break.  Modest door-charge.  M.C. [t.b.c.]  Jon Ellis, his last Guest M.C.-ing stint – and possibly his last FM appearance – before swanning back off to India :-) for the winter.

WEDNESDAY
23 Oct 2019
8:00pm

Singaround

people having fun at The Focsle singaround
  SINGAROUND [see right for definition] provided by whoever turns up!  

M.C.  [t.b.c.] Paul Clarke

WEDNESDAY
13 Nov 2019
8:00pm

Guest:  SOPHIE WRIGHT


Other things of interest

Most 2nd & 4th Weds.,

FOCSLE Music runs live music events

usually at The Guide Dog pub, on corner of Earls & Ancasta Rds.  (Also usually) alternate meetings feature local or national guests (otherwise home-made music*), almost all unplugged acoustic.
Performers and audience equally welcome.

* currently along “singaround” / song-circle lines (i.e. working round the room, anyone who wishes to is invited to do a ‘turn’, with others joining in where suitable).  References to ‘song’ also include tunes played;  ‘music’ includes stories, poems, etc. being delivered.  Typically, Guest nights are preceded by a singaround, sometimes in lieu of floor-spots
  Jon EllisPaul Clarke
jon@focsle.org 077 7598 2908 / paul@focsle.org 023 8046 2723 (ans.) or [TEXT only, pls. don’t call] 073 8040 1951


  Venue is The Guide Dog, unless stated otherwise.  Re-visit periodically or, if you sign up (see below), you’ll be sent reminders of upcoming events.  This page highlights any breaks to this pattern (date-shifts due to Saints matches, the odd venue-switch for higher-profile guests).  Singarounds may morph into other formats, hence suggesting you check back here every so often.


“Cosy”, “Lovely pub”, “Good subdued lighting”, “Best beer in Southampton”, “So enjoyed myself at the gig:  lovely group of people, so welcoming and friendly”:  some comments about us and The Guide Dog, FOCSLE Music’s civilized Real Ale venue.  Mainly a conversation space, with newspapers, books, board games, and no jukebox.

  For our info-list, e-mail us with your choice of:  performer nights;  ‘home-made’ music;  or both [edit the pre-written message to suit].  We’ll add you to the relevant one.  On an event day, for any late contact try Jon’s mobile, as above.  The main post is usually updated by about noon on the day to confirm that the event is happening (if its first line has no such message, please check in again later;  or ring, if planning to travel a distance).


See links at bottom for other pages, all viewable with no login or profile (needed only for administrators).

On “Photos” page, buttons below event-details point to next / previous dates.  To reach a date directly, use the online calendar on the Homepage.

 

Reg Meuross - 18 November 2016

"Thanks for a lovely night!" (Reg Meuross)

"We had a wonderful evening, and made very welcome by @FocsleFC" (Adrian Harris)

Jon Witcher

Good to see Jon Witcher drop in at the club (9 Dec '16).  A former stalwart of the club, and the lead singer with Hampshire Union, Jon moved to Wales in 1989.  Somewhere down the intervening 27 years he shaved off a magnificent beard!

Paul Clarke

7 October

Mesmerizing evening with Lee Collinson: my favourite of the year.  Since his last Focsle visit (when Debra Chesman was in charge!), he hasn't lost a drop, not in vigour, fluidity, wit or authority (he claimed afterwards to be less sharp, but you wouldn't have known). The (enviable*) banjo-playing could provide him with a living on its own, yet that's a sort of sideline for him.  Keep a lookout for his occasional (3 or 4 times yearly) intimate gigs like this. Top dollar.

* inevitable jokes notwithstanding

John Licqorish ("Meon Rose")

(25 November)

Had a great night at the Collaborations singaround on Friday - great club - great people - community singing - kazoos - what more could you ask for - look forward to goin again soon