The year began in January with sweet and sour.
Sweet: a visit to Liverpool at Hugh and Chris Jones Folk Club opening night at the Cross Keys (every Tuesday) followed by a wonderful singing send off, at the same venue, for (the sour bit) being the death of Stan Francis at 91yrs.
Stan was a original member of the Spinners Folk Club who found fame through his guitar making skills. He made unique 12str. guitars for a host of stars inc. Pete Seeger, Mick Jagger, Tom Springfield etc.
Now its back to work with the usual round of the local folk clubs in Exeter and gigs away.
7.30pm. Philleigh Folk @ the Roseland Inn, Philleigh nr Falmouth, Cornwall.
Info. & Tkts. E-mail: email@example.com
May 19th & 20th.
Special two nights with LIVERPOOL LEGENDS @ the LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC MUSIC ROOM.
Who Are THEY ?
They are of course Those of us that are left standing HUGHIE JONES & MYSELF with our bass supremo JOHNNY MAC and guest multi instrumental virtuoso KEITH PRICE.
Sat. 19th. Sold Out
Info on Sunday 20th from Liverpool Philharmonic .
Mick will be doing his usual Christmas show @ Countess Wear New Village Hall On Sat. 16th Dec @7.30pm.
Few Tkts available from Tally Ho Bar or SAE to Events @ 62 Exevale Road, Exeter. EX2 6LF. Chqs to countess wear village hall. or phone01392682550
Back fit and well after an Annus Horrbilis last year. Starting to get around local folk clubs soon and looking forward to Hughie coming down to join me for a gig at Countess Wear New Village Hall on Thursday 15th June en route to Falmouth Shanty Festival fundraising for the RNLI. More info to follow.
Open poster above for full details.
Friday 4th Dec.
Orpington Folk Club
8pm @ The Liberal Club Orpington
RAFA Assoc. Christmas Lunch,
White Ensign Club .
Saturday 12th Dec.
Countess Wear Village Hall 7.30pm.
Mick with Cornelius Family and Alan Howlett
Bar & Buffet Tkts. £10
Tkts. Poppys Flowers, Topsham Road or
Phone 01392 682550.
After a great winter break its time for getting the guitars out. I will be doing the usual circuit folk/acoustic venues around Exeter.
Plus one or two private gigs. Once again I am teaming up with long time mates from The Spinners, Hughie Jones and bassist Johnny Mac for three gigs and two with Hughie and an American banjo playing mate Bob Wright.
Sunday JUNE 7th.
7.30 Countess Wear Village Hall. Exeter with Hughie and Bob.
Tkts £10 from Poppy’s Flowers, Topsham Rd. Exeter
Or by post to Exegroves, 1 Whitlow Copse, Exeter. EX2 5NB.
Cheques to Exegroves incl: SAE.
Limited licensed Bar.
Falmouth Int. Sea Shanty Fest. Hughie, Mick & Bob
See website for details.
Liverpool Everyman Folk Club. Mick, Hughie & John
At the Cross Keys, Earl Street, Liverpool.
Info;- 0151 709 3336
Tamworth Folk Moot. Hughie, Mick & John
Bole Hall Manor Club.
Hungry Horse Folk & Acoustic. Whitby, Ellesmere Port.
Mick, Hughie and John.
Tkts. & Info:-0151 678 9902
LATE GREAT NEWS.
At Liverpool, Tamworth and Whitby we will be joined by the very talented multi-instrumentalist
but am now back on my own. Doing a couple of private dinners in December and 2 public shows at Bovey Tracey and Countess Wear, the latter 2 with a local family group The Cornelius Family and melodeon and mandolin picker Alan Howlett.
WEDNESDAY 17th Dec. 7.30pm. PARISH CHURCH ROOMS, Bradley Rd. BOVEY TRACEY.
Tkts. £6 (adv); £8 (door) from The Cornelius Family Tel:- 01392 210983 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
BYO Drinks tea & coffee with light refreshments available.
SATURDAY 20th Dec. 7.30pm COUNTESS WEAR VILLAGE HALL, School Lane, COUNTESS WEAR.
Tkts:- £10 inc. buffet from POPPY’S FLOWERS, Topsham Road or by post to Mick Groves Concert, 62 Exe Vale Rd, Exeter EX2 6LF
enclose SAE and chq. to Countess Wear Village Hall. Bar available.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL and have a good NEW YEAR 2015
- Sat. 7th. June. 7.30pm. Glasson Sailing Club, Lancaster.
- Sun. 8th. June. Wirral Folk Festival with fellow Spinner Hughie Jones and Johnny Mac on bass. Song session in the afternoon and Q&A session at 6.30pm. @ Whitby Sports and Leisure Club, Ellesmere Port
- Wed 11th. June 8pm. L/Pool folk club Crosskeys Pub (nr. L/Pool Stadium) Mick with Johnny Mac on Bass.
- 21st June. 8 pm. Blandford Forum Folk @ Blandford British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford Forum. Dorset. Email: info@
- 25th. June. 7.30pm. Lymm Folk Club with fellow Spinner Hughie Jones and Johnny Mac on bass. @ Lymm Rugby Club.
This Easter I am appearing on a variety show at the Palace Theatre Paignton on 15/16th, 22/23rd, 29/30th March 2013.
later in the year I am doing some gigs with Hughie Jones my long time mate from THE SPINNERS.
Mick will be singing “The Flowers of Manchester” live at Old Trafford on Wed’s 30th Jan, the song will be performed during the half time interval of the SKY televised match between Man Utd and Portsmouth.
Dave Hulmes, a committed Manchester United fan has persuaded Mick to to re-record The Flowers of Manchester, the song based on Eric Winter’s poetic tribute to the victims of the 1958 air crash.
This new rendition has been recorded both to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the disaster and to raise money for the Manchester Kids charity http://www.manchesterkids.com
Dave Hulmes said:
“I have a copy of Mick’s original EP and over the years have worn it out listening the song that evokes that terrible night and holds memories for Manchester United fans of a certain generation. As the 50th anniversary approached, I wanted to remind younger fans of the impact of the event and do something for a local charity. A few phone calls later and Mick kindly agreed to re-record Flowers and Audrey Winter, Eric’s widow, kindly gave it her blessing.”
The CD has been produced by another folk legend, Phil Beer of Show of Hands, and contains a new arrangement and a reworking of the original recording. It is available from http://www.flowersofmanchester.net. Wednesday 3rd Oct. Mick accompanied by Becki Driscoll (fiddle) @ THE WILLOWS FOLK CLUB, Arundel Football Club 7.30 pm. info from Chris Davis 07790511054. email@example.com