Newick Folk

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Bluebell Railway Celebration

On Friday 6th August the band played at the Bluebell Railway 60 (+1) Celebration in the field by Horsted Keynes Station.
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Part of a 3 day event, it was an opportunity for the whole extended band lineup to play, having both Aldo and Ian with us. A great stage and PA were provided, and two sets were played with the bands classic mix of tunes and songs. Video will be added soon!

More gigs are imminent including one at an Irish Social club in Kent.

Dr Alan Rae RIP

Today on 12th November 2020 we had to say farewell to our illustrious and much loved band leader, Dr Alan Rae.
Dr Alan Rae

A wonderfully positive and creative force has been lost to the world, and there is a hole in our lives never to be filled. Newick Folk will move forward as a legacy for all the fantastic work Alan put into the band and all we do. Our wonderful double CD still allows us to enjoy the performances we recorded of Alan and also the departed Jem Cooper.
NF at Alan Celebration

Karn will now take up the reins at the front of the band, also playing guitar and bouzouki. Ian Smith will provide a very experienced bass replacement for smaller lineups, and Aldo Daniel plays bass where we have Rhiannon Daniel playing violin. Here is a picture of an augmented Newick Folk providing appropriate music for the celebration of Alan's life.

More Newick Folk Public Events

Here are some additional chances to see the band over the next few weeks.

First of all we are playing our final busking session at Brighton Marina on Saturday 24th August. Karn will be joining Martin and Alan playing on the boardwalk outside Wetherspoon’s from about 12. Read More…

Busking in The Marina

Newick Folk members Martin Horsfall and Alan Rae have been busking in the Marina at Brighton. Here is a video of us in action last Sunday when it was a bright sunny day although surprisingly cold in the wind. Thanks to the good folk outside Wetherspoons for being such an appreciative audience. Read More…

Busy Autumn Ahead for 2018

Here’s an update on Newick Folk Gigs.

So far this has been a good year, we’ve played various weddings and returned to the Fairwarp Fete and the Vintage Car day at Oakwood Farm. We’ve continued with our monthly pub sessions at the Crown in Newick and supported several local events. And we played a lively Ceilidh on St Patrick’s day at Ovindean village Hall. Read More…