Friday night brings more music at Brinklow club

The Willow & Tool Band play the first of the  Friday night concerts run by the Wurzel Bush Folk Club in Brinklow
The Willow & Tool Band play the first of the Friday night concerts run by the Wurzel Bush Folk Club in Brinklow

The Wurzel Bush Folk Club launches a series of occasional Friday night folk events at The Bull’s Head in Brinklow this week.

The Willow & Tool Band are this Friday’s guests. Two longstanding stalwarts of the Coventry and Warwickshire folk circuit, Pete Willow (The Oddsods, Amaranth, BorderLine Crossing) and John ‘Tool’ McIntosh (Sneak’s Noise, Peeping Tom) have joined forces to establish a formidable new line-up.

The band performs a repertoire of original compositions, British and American traditional material and arrangements of songs by the likes of Van Morrison and Donovan. Pete’s vocals and guitar and Tool’s bass playing are complemented by the harmonica, percussion and ukulele of Keith Eardley (Amaranth, Dustbowl String Band, Bear County Band, Carbon Dating Agency) and flute and vocals from Tool’s daughter, Laurel McIntosh (The QP, BlueSox, Four In A Bar). The band made their debut performance at the 2014 Warwick Folk Festival and now host the popular monthly Willow and Tool Music Parlour sessions at The Harvester Inn, Long Itchington.

Pete and Tool also moonlight as members of lively traditional folk band Sly Old Dogs.

Admission is free but donations are encouraged to pay the artists.

The Friday night events start at 9pm and will run until about 11.15pm. Visit www.wurzelbush.org.uk for details.