Devonbird / Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
Mar 10 @ 19:30 – 22:00

As a special treat, Atherstone Folk Club have brought together two wonderful folk acts.


Southwest Music Awards ‘Best Folk Act’ finalists 2013, Devonbird, have brought an exciting new sound to the Devon folk scene (and beyond) in recent months.

Devonbird – Kath Bird (singer/songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Andy Clarke on guitar and bouzouki, show their wide and versatile range and their passion for folk music, both original and traditional.

The trio combine foot-stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs, often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore and dialect.

The band has recently been described as having a clarity and purity of sound, vocally and instrumentally, which is both profoundly soul touching and magical.

Devonbird have been touring local folk clubs, are being seen at folk festivals and have appeared on national and local radio.

Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer

With their unique onstage-chemistry and their often commented-on very special harmonies, the Anglo-German duo ‘Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer’ entertain and engage their audiences with acoustic originals and folk club favourites. Briefly, “Songs with groove and goose bumps guaranteed”, as a German newspaper put it recently.

In addition to their shows around the UK, Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer have established a significant reputation in Ireland and Germany where they tour annually. “The likeable, humorous style in which they treat their audience is also reflected in their own songs” – and sometimes the odd German folk song, or even a German ‘joke’, will find its way into the diversified evening of entertainment.

Sharing vocal duties, the “two exceptional musicians” perform “sometimes powerful with groove, sometimes poetically tender”.  Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer have their individual styles which combine beautifully and, together with their light-hearted banter, they provide a truly memorable experience. Karen one moment has the voice of an angel with her heart-wrenching ballads and then, as if from nowhere, comes a powerful and gritty vocal that leaves audiences mesmerised. afc_logo_500She adds with alto recorder, tin whistle and percussive instruments to Paul’s admirable guitar playing.

In association with Atherstone Folk Club

Clarkesville Mountain Band
May 5 @ 19:30 – 22:00

The Clarksville Mountain Band is an acoustic trio playing well known song in a Bluegrass style, with a twist.

The band has been together for 8 years playing a variety of venues plus festivals both in the UK and Ireland.

They have recorded and published a CD, and are in the process of recording another.

After the fabulous reception they received in September 2017, we just had to get them back. If you missed them last time, you really cannot afford to miss them this time. You might want to book early!


In association with Atherstone Folk Club