Lots of Blythe spirit as Hilary returns to her love of folk

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Hilary Blythe, Crookes Folk Club

The enchanting performer brings her silvery voice and collection of beautiful songs to the next weekly session of the folk club on Thursday.

A leading light of the folk music scene for many years both in the UK and overseas, Hilary has spent more time in recent years with The Bob Hall Show.

She plays bass guitar and gives some stirring renditions of classic blues and gospel numbers with the band, which is led by her husband, Bob.

She and Bob live in Sheffield.

Hilary was seen on stage at The Greystones pub in Sheffield last summer with Alabama bluesman Little Jimmy Reed, putting down some beautifully-worked basslines.

For Crookes she returns to her beloved folk repertoire and acoustic guitar, singing songs collected 
over many years from various parts of the English-speaking world.

Her husband Bob will desert his piano and the storming boogie woogie for which he is famed to add mandolin accompaniment to some of Hilary’s songs.

Come ready to be charmed, and prepared to sing your heart out on some good chorus numbers.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated Hilary’s favourite charity, Double Joy Children’s Farm, Kenya.

It is a home and school for children orphaned by AIDS. For more informsation, go to www.double-joy.org.uk

Crookes Folk Club is held at The Princess Royal on Slinn Street, Crookes, S10 1NW.

Doors open at 8.15 pm and start at 8.30 pm.

Entry is free and all are welcome.