Monday, 11 November 2013

Nick Dow (music)

Just in time to tell you about this Friday's guest artist at Seaford Folk Club! Nick Dow is known as a collector of traditional British folk songs - he and his wife have collected over 300 from Dorset alone - as well a BBC radio DJ presenting the Radio Lancashire Bluenotes programme.

A professional musician since the late 1970s, Nick Dow has recently returned to the folk scene after an extended absence. His career began in South London where he was a regular at The Bird in Hand folk club in Forest Hill. He travelled around the world from his late teens but managed to release several albums during the 1980s and 1990s. A break from professional musicianship saw him turn instead to traditional crafts, in particular the restoration of gypsy caravans and narrowboats. I have learned that he even restored a caravan for Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood. Nick Dow is interested in other aspects of gypsy culture, his recordings of their singers and songs were included in a massive anthology on Topic Records entitled The Voice Of The People.

British Legion Club, Fri Nov 15th, 19:45.
Admission by donation which is used to pay the guest artist.