ELSIE`S BAND


                                        www.elsiesband. com              John Hills:- 01732762224                                         10/06/2018

                                         "They sang the songs they all did know, the brewers then were Kelseys.                             

                                                You can still hear them sung today on Saturday nights at "Elsie`s".

   This is "Elsie`s Band" new site providing information about us and our "Sing and Play Nights". The pictures above feature the late Tony Deane, our dear friend and band member but we, David, Iris and myself are carrying on with the same repertoire as a trio.

      We can offer you an enjoyable, humourous and informative evening of songs and music from the traditional, folk and topical

    genres. We are sure you would not be disappointed. The CD "Cutaway Mike" as shown above may be obtained from David on the number below.

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                                                                                        ELSIE`S BAND:-

David Watts, singer and songwriter and the best "pyrotechnie" on the folk music scene, if you wish to know a thing about fireworks, ask David.

  Iris Bishop, one of the country`s best exponents of duet concertina and accordion, playing with a number of great bands and

    regularly accompanying Martyn Wyndham-Read. Also her expertise in knitting and associated design is second to none.

John Hills, singer, songwriter and musician on guitar, mandolin and harmonica. He also enjoys a round of golf.

We continue to run our "Sing and Play Nights", well known in the "folk music" world and now in our 43nd year. Once a month and everybody is welcome to either perform or just enjoy the occasions. We are to be found at the venue below:-

                                                                        "ELSIE`S", The Queens Arms,

                                                                   Cowden Pound, Nr.Edenbridge, KENT

                                                                                   TN8 5NP                                                                 




                                                                      PROGRAMME FOR 2019

                                    Sat., Jan., 12th        3 Hags Pull (Sue Gates, Sue Mills, Iris Bishop  + Colin Gates)

                                    Sat., Feb., 9th          Will & Wolfie                 


                                    Sat., Mar., 16th        Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop     

                                    Sat., April 20th        Jim Causley

                                    Sat., May 18th          Will Noble

                                    Sat., June 15th         Mary Humphreys and Anahata

                                    Sat.,July, 13th          Triage


                                    Sat., Aug., 3rd          Home Groan. CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

                                    Sat., Sept., 14th       Four Gone Confusion

                                    Sat., Oct., 19th        Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman

                                    Sat., Nov., 16th       The Twagger Band

                                    Sat., Dec., 14th        Christmas Capers and  the Cowden Mummers   



                    The year 2018 proved to be most rewarding with the songs, music, humour and tales from the following line up

                     of notable artists. The year started with Bob Kenward followed by Brian Peters, Sara Grey and Kieron Means, The

                     Kernow Buoys, first time up from Cornwall, Dick Miles, Roy Clinging, Roger Sutcliffe, Rob Murch and Michele Holding,

                    Steve Turner and, of course, our August "Home Groan" and the Christmas Mumming and Frolics Night"

                    in which we welcomed Kevin Henty as Beelzeebub. It was a storming night.

                     As a special event requested by a group of regulars that had attended the "Nutley Arms" Carols night in Reigate

                     for many years, Johnny Parker and myself held the evening with a very enthusiastic group in

                     attendance in "the Yard" at Reigate railway station. It was a nostalgic night for many of us, remembering

                    the "Nutley Arms" nights with Tony, Audrey and Mick. If all goes well the organisers have requested we

                    do the same next year.     




                   David and I chalked up another May Day at Padstow.The "Osses" and bands up to scratch, good pub singing,

                  a decent pint and meals and The Cape Cornwall Singers doing their stuff all over town, The event seems to go on

                  longer and longer each year. in fact I would not be surprised if the drums and accordions were still playing over the

                  weekend. Good on `em. We missed the Merrymakers with their enjoyable mayhem but the Maypole dancing was as

                  well attended as ever.The weather for the whole of our week there quite manageable but a persistent west/nor

                 westerly breeze made you thankful for a warm coat on occasions. We had a superb walk along the south coast around

                 Nare Point, overlooking great bay on slightly cloudyr, fresh day in the company of our dear friend, Bob Husband

                 where we lunched at "The New Inn", Veryan. All in all another good one chalked up. The Second Day of May was o.k. for

                 my usual golf morning at Trevose.  "Oss, Oss, We Oss"