1st November 2012
Chris Claymore Greve – Celtic/Folk/Pop Singer
Upbeat songs & soul-stirring ballads, Chris Greve brings this to each of his performances. Drawing from his many years of solo
performances, as well as the past 10+ years as frontman of Calgary-based Celtic band Claymore, Chris brings a wide variety of original and traditional songs, as well as covers of recent popular songs to each performance. By maintaining a very hectic schedule, Chris has developed a show that is tight, polished, and delivered with full effect. As a result of touring throughout Canada, in Alberta and from Newfoundland to British Columbia, as well as in England and Wales, Turkey, Cuba, and the U.S.A., Chris is experienced in entertaining crowds of any size.
The Green Ginger Garland Dancers
The Green Ginger Garland dancers from Hull, established more than 30 years ago, are a ladies' side with a varied repertoire including French garland dances, north-west Morris, rope dances and even some of their own creations.
Edward Campbell (art exhibition)
Started drawing people in profile at five, at the age of seven I was pavement drawing out side our old house, before it was demolished during the late 1950's slum clearance of Kingston upon Hull. Most of the houses had been blitz during the second world war so there was an abundance of material to draw with. My only problem then was my Mother she use to wash my best efforts away with endless buckets of water.
At the age of eleven I was offered a place at Art School, my farther was against the idea, he was very talented himself and very skilled in sketching, but being deemed as working class, he refused to sign the forms. Because to use his word, trying to live above one's station in life only brought heartache and as an Artist I would not be able to suport a family, at eleven years old that was the last thing on my mind. A few years later the Rock and roll era brought a gasping class system to an end
In the the 70's I had my first exhibition, I did well and sold most if not all I had done, my cousin over from the states took the rest back with her, so in a way she made me an international artist. I was a Rebel and spent 14 day at a sit in at Hull Uni 1972 an I was the prat on the telly waving a red flag.
My first open ehibition was in 2009 at the Haltemprice Open Art exhibition I entered three painting and all got chosen. In 2010 I entered three pieces of work in the Ferens Open got two selected.
The Begging Mummers
What can I say about last night. I really enjoyed it, everyone else did too I'm sure. Great singers, dancers and compere. Chris Claymore Greve was our guest and he fitted in straight away, such a friendly guy. Edward Campbell and his exhibition of his painting was the icing on the cake. Thanks to everyone. Really looking forward to the next one which is 6th December when our guests will be Beggar's Bridge.
On the 4th October, the Beggar’s Folk Club in Withernsea, got off to and spectacular start. The second on the 1st November did not disappoint its fans. With the guest appearance of Chris Claymore Greve from Canada keeping our feet tapping and our hands clapping. The Green Ginger Garland Morris, a team of lady folk dancers, demonstrated a maypole dance without a maypole. That was an achievement, as we wondered how it could be done. The result being an amazing use of forming a complicated ribbon formation, and then unravelling it again.
We were also lucky to have Edward Campbell putting on an exhibition of his paintings, which were greatly admired. Bernie Wood also put in an appearance, and Colleens Fancy again showed us why they have such loyal following, not only locally, but further afield as well.
If you are looking for a good night out, 6th December at the Meridian Centre is a date for your diary. When there will be guest appearance by Beggar’s Bridge.