Waterfront Live | November Gig Guide

Graham Cleaver is a director of Ipswich Community Radio (ICRfm), where he presents the Monday Breakfast Show.  105.7fm, online, Radioplayer and Tune In apps.

There’s something about this time of year - with the nights growing ever darker and a chill in the misty air - that seems (to me, anyway) to suit unplugged music better than any other genre.  This November, the Waterfront provides a feast of folk and original acoustic sounds to relax, and maybe sing along to... 

The pure voice and fine songwriting of Holly Johnston return to the atmospheric saloon of the Sailing Barge Victor’s ‘Folk on a Boat’ evening on Friday 16th November.  Holly’s albums are available through Backwater Records – her fourth is hopefully on course to be released this Christmas.  On the Sunday afternoon of that weekend, the legend that is Tony Shevlin brings his very enjoyable Irish folk trio ‘Great Craic’ to Isaacs; while  original songs with a more country feel are supplied by Suffolk songwriting duo South Andaura at Grand Central on Saturday 24th.  The Steamboat’s own ‘Folk at the Boat’ open mic night is on Thursday 29th.

Lovers of traditional song and the sound of voices singing in harmony, shouldn’t miss Chris Rowbury’s seventh annual ‘Singing Safari’ concert at St Peter’s on the 24th. 

Chris’ inspirational teaching and leadership has taken a group of singers from scratch, to performing as a stunning acapella choir in just 6 weeks. The evening will feature songs from traditions around the world. Guesting this time is the Columbines Folk Trio.

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