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Friday 24 January 9.00pm - 11.30pm

St Harmonica's Blues Club: Burns Night Special (with haggis)

The Southgate Club, 17 Chase Side, N14 5BP (Entrance is in Crown Lane)  

202001 st harmonicas burns night

What a great night from Robin Bibi and his band last Friday. This Friday, 24th January, sees an equally entertaining evening as Big Alan Craig brings his his Anglo/Aberdonian band The Disclaimers to provide the music and culture for our annual celebration of Burns Night, with their eclectic selection of blues, souls.country and rock.

Julia Gannon’s vocals are supported by Graham Hall on vocals and guitar, Simon Fowle on bass and Eddie Strain on drums; Lindsay Craig, from the Blues Chapter, will be adding some acoustic guitar while Big Alan Craig provides guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals and the best address to the haggis that you have ever heard, you will actually get the meaning and humour in Alan’s rendition of the Robbie Burns classic…..even though you won’t understand a word! .

This has always been one of our most popular evenings and with a small taster of haggis, neaps and tattoos served, absolutely free, during the evening it’ll give you a good excuse to try some of those single malts sitting behind the Southgate Club bar; assuming of course that you actually require an excuse.

The half time support comes in the form of local singer and songwriter Jim Drury who will entertain you while the haggis is served.

A great evening in prospect with the usual St Harmonica’s format of free admission (with your annual £5.00 membership card) and if you like what you see and hear then your donation into the hat is how the all top drawer acts that we book get paid.

Doors open at 8.00pm and performance is at 9.00pm

See you there…. och aye!


St Harmonica's at the Southgate Club

St Harmonica's will be at the Southgate Club on Fridays - apart from the first Friday of the month. Instead of the first Friday of the month, St Harmonica's will be at the Southgate Club on the Sunday after the first Friday (which in some months will be the second Sunday of the month).

Purchase an annual membership card for just £5 (cheapest membership anywhere?) and thereafter admission is free on Friday blues nights and Sunday blues jams. As we’ve always done, we will take ‘the hat’ around for donations, which is how the bands get paid. The Southgate Club will take the bar takings, which is how they are able to give us the venue at no cost.

So you know where your membership fee goes, we’ve had to buy some new PA equipment this year and get a mixer repaired, which cost us over £1k, and we need a reserve to top up the bands’ fees when the evening’s hat doesn’t quite make it. 

Doors open at 8.00pm, the entrance is at the back in Crown Lane, and 2019 membership cards will be available on the door. Parking is fine after 6.30 in local streets and there is always 3 hour free parking in the Asda car park, public transport is a doddle!

Coming up

Dates shown in red are Sunday night jam sessions.  Others are Friday nights.  There is no St Harmonica's on the first Friday of the month, when the Comedy Club is held in the hall.

Jan 24th Disclaimers Burns Night Special

Jan 31st Headhunters

Feb 9th Blues Jam

Feb 14th Blues Chapter

Feb 21st Blues Spiders

Feb 28th March Olbrich Blues Eternity

Mar 8th Blues Jam

Mar 13th Jimmy C + Blues Dragons

Mar 20th Jamie Rowan Boogie Lightnin'

Mar 27th Tim Penn Second Line

Apr 5th Blues Jam

Apr 10th Connor Selby Band

Apr 17th Guy Tortora Band

Apr 24th Keith Thompson Band

May 3rd Blues Jam

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