Public Gig Guide

Maggie and Stan can be seen at all sorts of pub sessions in and around Suffolk. On the gig front it looks a bit meagre at the moment, due to COVID and us being very careful, but here we go anyway!


Friday 4th February 2022, Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights:
Maggie and Stan are doing a 40 minute spot at this wonderful friendly folk club. The address is Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights, The Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DL. Doors open at 7.45pm and the music starts at 8pm. Entry price is £5.00. (£2.00 for floor-spot performers) and tickets are available on the door. There is no bar at the Ansell Centre, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks. There is plenty of free parking within easy walking distance of the venue. Website is https://www.hadleighfolk.org.uk.. For further information, contact club organisers Simon or Val Haines on 07818 417780 or 07818 417781 or email simonhaines1@icloud.com .


Saturday 23rd April 2022, Concert at Somersham Church:
Maggie and Stan will be doing 30 minutes at the the annual folk concert at the Somersham Church, Church Ln, Somersham, Ipswich IP8 4PW, along with Green & Ward, Folk on the Hill and Karl & Joan. We love doing this concert, wonderful acoustics and a fun night out. Concert starts at 7.30pm; Tickets £7.50 (including light refreshments) available from Somersham Community Shop, Christine's Haircare, Somersham Garage, Pat Woolhouse (01473 831080) or Steve Dines (01473 658487) or enquire by email dines18@btinternet.com


Friday 10th June 2022, Dance Folkus:
Maggie and Stan are doing a short floor spot in the middle of this great dance event. The venue is Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4AU. Dancing between 7.30-10.30pm. Ticket price is £7 (£3 Students). Tickets from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk.. The Dance Folkus website is https://www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeDanceFolkus2916.. For further information, contact Rob by email dancefolkus@aol.com or phone 01473 610951.


Friday 8th July 2022, Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights:
Maggie and Stan are doing a floor spot at this wonderful friendly folk club. Main artists are Tony Winn and Na Mara. The address is Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights, The Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DL. Doors open at 7.45pm and the music starts at 8pm. Entry price is £5.00. (£2.00 for floor-spot performers) and tickets are available on the door. There is no bar at the Ansell Centre, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks. There is plenty of free parking within easy walking distance of the venue. Website is https://www.hadleighfolk.org.uk.. For further information, contact club organisers Simon or Val Haines on 07818 417780 or 07818 417781 or email simonhaines1@icloud.com .


Friday 19th August 2022, Oxjam Concert, Bury St Edmunds:
Maggie and Stan are doing a concert spot at this great event in support of Oxfam's fight against poverty. Other artists are Cambridge and Walker, Terence Blacker, Bill Pipe, Brooke Telling and Belinda Gillet. The concert takes place at Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3PH, starting at 7pm. Entry price is £10.00 and advance tickets are available from the two Bury Oxfam shops (or can be reserved from the same shops by phoning 01284 760666 or 01284 769823). To view the official poster click here .


Stan and Maggie at a session

Stan and Maggie giving their all at a session

This Months Tune

Tripping Upstairs: Right; time for a Jig. This is one of the first I learnt and continues to be one of my favourites. A classic Melodeon tune and a great foot tapper at sessions too. Again I've written the tune out in very basic form, so you can add your own twiddly bits. Anyway I hope you have fun with the tune whatever you play it on.

Tripping Upstairs

And here is the tune Tripping Upstairs in midi format.

Previous Months Tune

Winster Gallop

My Loves She's But A Lassie