Tim Readman will perform at a house concert in Merville Nov. 9.

Folk veteran plays Merville house concert

Tim Readman is a musician, songwriter, music journalist and producer from Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Gardeners Green Folk Club in Merville will host a house concert for Tim Readman, accompanied by fiddler Jennie Bice, on Saturday Nov. 9.

Readman is a musician, songwriter, music journalist and producer from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in the musically-rich northeast of England. After immigrating to Canada and taking up residence in Vancouver, he became very active in the Canadian folk music scene. He is the former leader of Canadian Celtic/folk band Fear of Drinking, has played for years with The Arrogant Worms, performs with the Eire Born Irish Dancers, as well as in a duo with Celtic fiddler Shona Le Mottee. Being active in all aspects of the music industry, he writes for Canada’s folk roots magazine Penguin Eggs, and for several years he was the artistic director of CelticFest Vancouver. Readman has an extensive repertoire of traditional and original songs, and has just released a new CD of mainly traditional British and Irish folk songs entitled Out of the Green. Readman’s website is at www.timreadman.com, and videos of performances can be found on Youtube.

Jennie Bice was also a member of Fear of Drinking, has played with Readman in various line-ups since then, was a member of Mad Pudding amongst several other bands, and is a fiddle master of many genres. Together they create a dynamic duo.

If you’d like to reserve tickets please give them a ring at 250-337-5337.  Tickets are $20, and include a fabulous dessert buffet and hot drinks.  They’ll also be holding our charity raffle for Families for Children during the evening, with great prizes. So come join them Nov. 9 at Gardeners Green for another very entertaining evening of music in the intimate setting of a private home.