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Welcome to The Redcatch Club!

Our next event is on 

Saturday 13th April 


Anthony John Clarke

Anthony John Clarke

Anthony John Clarke is a Northern Irish born singer-songwriter, for some time based in Liverpool but now living in Southport. Playing solo, duo or with a band, Clarke has played at folk clubs and festivals all over the UK and beyond, and he has a number of albums to his name including An Acquaintance Of Mine, Man With A Red Guitar and Sing A Chorus With Me).

Amongst his best known songs are "The Broken Years" (about The Troubles), "The Only Life Gloria Knows" (about homelessness), and "Tuesday Night Is Always Karaoke". Many of his songs can be found in the book "The Songs of Anthony John Clarke". 

Our headline act on 4th May is 

Keith Donnelly

The funniest thing to happen to folk music since 

the banjo!’

Keith Donnelly - stand-up comic, fall-down comedian, surreal snigger-songwriter, guitar-hero, performance-artist, [tall] story-teller, philosopher, scriptwriter, [none can] compere,  actor, stuntman, metaphysical-poet, human ping-pong ball, raconteur, wit, author, half-wit, Geordie-cultural-attaché, word-juggler,  dream-weaver, daydream believer, [compulsive] lying-tamer, Great-British eccentric [alleged],  friend to the pantomime horse, erstwhile slice of bacon and all-round good egg. m/

Jon Buckeridge is our headline act 

on 8th June 

Jon is an outstanding, theatrical storyteller and a classically trained actor with piercing eyes, malleable physicality and electric stage energy. He has a broad experience of stage and screen performance, as well as establishing himself as a vocal performer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and performance combat specialist.

Alongside his work as a performer, workshop-leader, and performance combat instructor, Jon established Parable Arts in 2014. The company specialises in small-scale storytelling productions; bringing hidden and half-remembered stories to light and providing them a platform to shine. 

13th July is Open Mic night

Come along to enjoy an evening of open mic performers - newcomers and regulars all welcome. £2 

(There will not be an event in August)

On 14th September, we're welcoming BarlowCree

BarlowCree – or BC – is the musical face of multi-instrumentalist Liam Millinship and vocalist Jonny Matthew. BC is a South Wales based folk-acoustic duo performing original material and adaptations of traditional and contemporary folk songs.

Jonny has a splendid rock voice with a breath-taking range & Liam is inspiring on acoustic guitars…BC has attitude by the shedfull  FolkWales

Barlowcree… their original songs are powerful and their covers are…well, original. Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio

The headline act on 12th October is 

The Bard of Windmill Hill

The Bard of Windmill Hill is an award winning poet, storyteller, satirist, lyricist, workshop facilitator, speaker and the creator of Word Wizards Cabarets.

In 2018 he received a Best Show Award from Shaftesbury Fringe Festival.    

"My thanks, on behalf of the theatre and the audience... the combination of humour, challenge and pathos often linked to current events was appreciated." Stuart Newton, Artistic Director, the Heron Theatre.       

On 9th November our headliner is

 Anna Ryder

Anna Ryder is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed mainly on the folk scene playing all kinds of venues from small clubs to large festivals. She’s made five albums including ‘Pockets On Fire’ which was released on the Fairport Convention label ‘Woodworm’ with Fairport playing on eight of the tracks.

More recently Anna has been developing her career as a project-musician facilitating creativity for people in unusual settings, building sound/visual environments and making outdoor instruments. 

Our final  event in 2019 will be on 14th December - headline act tbc


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