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COAL PORTERS AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Just a quick reminder that we start the season again at Forest Roots this Friday with the Coal Porters. They play their own renowned style of bluegrass and are all amazing musicians playing between them fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass:
“Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution.” Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros).

You can check them out at www.sidgriffin.com or you’ll find lots of clips on YouTube.

As usual the Flats Family Band will be there as well as surprise guests and local performers so we hope you will come and support us on our first night back.
So that’s the Coal Porters on Friday, 27th September at Forest Roots, the Forest Gate Hotel, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW.

Starts 8.30pm.

 

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

 

Parish Notices

The Forest Run, Sun 6th October, WansteadPark starts 2pm at The Temple

Annual Fun Run supporting charities in Africa and Sri Lanka. More info email funrun@hotmail.co.uk. Entry fee £6 adults , £3 per child.

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski
 

Hugh Burns

HUGH BURNS AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Just to remind you that Forest Roots is next friday and not tonight when we have world renowned guitarist Hugh Burns. He will be ably accompanied by percussionist Roy Dodds. We also have a few tunes from the Oscar Pavel Trio and a new up and coming father and son duo as well as The Flats Family Band, surprise guests and local performers. Also we have been very efficient and finally got it together to book acts for the rest of the year!

2nd November – Hugh Burns with Roy Dodds
7th December – Adam Beattie and the Consultants, Brooke Sharkey
28th December – Christmas Party with The Flats Family Band
25th January – Molten Amber

So, see you all at Forest Roots next Friday at the Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road  Leytonstone, London E11 3NW. Starts 8.30pm

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

PS you might want to check out the  new  Green Fair Acoustic Music Club at the R.A.F.A Club in Cranbrook Road Ilford. For more info email rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Kasai Masai

KASAI MASAI AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Summer is nearly here or so we thought a couple of weeks ago! Thought it was too good to last. Anyway, we welcome back Kasai Masai (see http://www.kasaimasai.com) who are sure to bring some sunshine into our lives.

They are a band of truly wonderful musicians once again bringing their unique African sounds to Forest Roots. As usual we will have surprise guests and local singers as well as The Flats Family Band and, after forsaking us as he had a gig, Nick Pickett will be back too.

This will be the last night before the summer as otherwise we would be competing with a much bigger event. Not allowed to say the word due to copyright issues but you know what I mean.

So that’s Kasai Masai at Forest Roots on Friday 29th June, at The Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road, Forest Gate, London, E11 3NW.
Starts 8.30

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

 

**END**

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Glenn Rikowski’s MySpace Blog: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski/blog

 

The Lord Rookwood

The Lord Rookwood

LEON HUNT AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

This month at Forest Roots we are very lucky to have Leon Hunt www.leonhunt.com. He is probably the UK’s foremost banjo player. He plays all styles of 5-string banjo, not just bluegrass but also jazz and Irish. He studied with the renowned American banjo virtuoso, Bela Fleck and he is also a member of the Daily Planet as well as doing lots of sessions for various well known artists. He will be ably accompanied by Chris Haigh on fiddle www.fiddlingaround.com and Paul Kerr on vocals and guitar.

Check him out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehSTssRUTRk and there is much more …

Leon Hunt’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/probablyleon?ob=0&feature=results_main  

“This is banjo wizardry in a style totally unique.Leonplays with brilliance and soul – you don’t always find the two together” — Mike Harding – BBC Radio 

“Leon shines brightest when he whips out a rendition of the Pat Metheny tune ‘James’. With this record he manages to smash all preconceptions about what a banjo can and can’t do and leaves you both satisfied and wanting more.” —Guitarist Magazine

“This record shows how world-class Leon’s playing really is.” — Banjo NewsLetter (USA)

Need I say more? Apart from there will be The Flats Family Band, plus local singers and a surprise guest.

So see you all at Forest Roots on Friday, 27th April at The Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW.

Starts 8.30pm (Free entry + whip round)

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Lord Rookwood

THE HOT STRINGS REVIEW – AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

This month we welcome back The Hot Strings Review featuring Martin Wheatley on guitar and ukulele and Mike Piggott www.mikepiggott.com on fiddle. They are both incredible  musicians and gave us a fantastic evening last time they were at Forest Roots and lots of you have asked when they would be coming back. If you saw them last time  you will remember Martin’s mesmerizing performance of The Dambusters on the ukulele (check him out on youtube) and Mike’s amazing jazz fiddle playing. These two are definitely not to be missed.

The Flats Family Band will be there as well as surprise guests and local performers. If you’d like to be one of them email us.

So that’s the Hot String Review at Forest Roots, The Lord Rookwood, 314, Cann Hall Road, E11 3NW on Friday 30th March. Starts 8.30pm

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

**END**

 

‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

The Lord Rookwood

FOREST ROOTS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Spending the holiday slumped in front of the tele? Eaten too many Christmas goodies?  All shopped out at the sales? Help is at hand. Why not come along to the Forest Roots Christmas Party this Friday, 30th December at the Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road,E11 3NW where you can sit back, relax and let us entertain you.

We’ll be singing songs old and new with The Flats Family Band at full strength. Coxy and his band will be there as well as Stan Gordon and other surprise guests and local performers.

Starts 8.30pm

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

Country, Folk, Blues and Beyond

Acoustic Music

Free entry and a Whipround

The Lord Rookwood pub: 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about the Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

**END**

 

‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

The Kremlinaires

THE KREMLINAIRES AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Calling all comrades!

Just a quick reminder that we have the fantastic Kremlinaires this Friday at Forest Roots. They will be ably supported by Grinch Mountain whose bluegrass playing thrilled us last time we saw them at Forest Roots.

The Flats Family Band will be there in force as well as surprise guests and local singers. Get in touch if you’d like to perform.

So put it in your diary, this Friday, 24th June at the Lord Rookwood, Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, E11, starts at 8.30.

The Kremlinaires Official Site: http://www.kremlinaires.com/  
Viva la revolution
Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

The Kittiwakes at Leigh-on-Sea Folk Festival 2010

THE KITTIWAKES AT FOREST ROOTS – 25th MARCH 2011

Dear Forest Roots Folk

For those of you who didn’t make it to the Lord Rookwood for our last Forest Roots night it turned out to be a great night and great venue and was packed out so thank you to all those Forest Roots Fans who supported us and turned up and it was nice to see lots of new faces too. 

Thank you to Bob, our genial landlord, for making us so welcome serving good beer in a nice and more importantly, warm room.  We hope you can all make it on 25th March at 8.30pm when we have the Kittiwakes. They are a firm favourite at Forest Roots and last time they played they sold out of CDs so get there early if you want a good seat because it’s going to be another great night

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

The Kittiwakes (Official website): http://www.thekittiwakes.com/

 

The Lord Rookwood

314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about the Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

“The Kittiwakes are fantastic musicians, their well-crafted songs are wonderful (with beautiful lyrics) and they are great live performers” – Glenn Rikowski

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

 

The Lord Rookwood

FOREST ROOTS – FRIDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2011

 

Dear Forest Roots Folk

On Friday 25th February  we have the Hot Strings Review featuring the versatile and multi-talented Martin Wheatley and Mike Piggott who play between them guitar, fiddle, ukulele, banjo, steel guitar and many more. Martin is a virtuoso ukulele player (check him out on Youtube) and Mike is a renowned fiddle player, see: http://www.mikepiggott.com.

The Flats Family Band will be there and don’t forget it’s a ukulele rollover. So if you’re a ukulele fan this is definitely a night not to be missed.

See you in the Forest Gate Hotel function room, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW

BR: Forest Gate

Tube: Wanstead Park

Busses: 86, 25, 330, 58, 325, 308

Starts 8.30pm

Free entry with a whipround

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

UPDATE 13th FEBRUARY 2011

Jenny and Caroline sent an email today. There has been a change of venue. Forest Roots will no longer be held at the Forest Gate Hotel.

The next session on the 25th February will now be held at the The Lord Rookwood pub: 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about The Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

But from now on Forest Roots will be added to its repertoire.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

FOREST ROOTS – FRIDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2011

Wanstead Flats

FOREST  ROOTS – FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010

Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget this Friday we have blues singer/songwriter Roger Askew with Olly Blanchflower. You can hear them at http://www.myspace.com/rognolly and check out Roger at http://www.rogeraskew.com.

The Flats Family Band will be there and the wonderful Nick Pickett as well as local singers and surprise guests.

If you’d like to perform send us an email: jennybeeching@gmail.com

See you all Friday

Forest Gate Hotel, Function Room, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0LW

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

END

‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Wavering on Ether: http://blog.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Forest Gate Hotel

FOREST  ROOTS – FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010

Liam Grundy

LIAM GRUNDY AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

We can now tell you that our surprise guest this month is Liam Grundy. Liam plays a bluesy mix of Americana and country blues and has gigged all over Europe and the States both solo and with his band. Check him out at http://www.liamgrundy.com and listen to him at http://www.myspace.com/liamgrundy  

I’m sure Chris will be getting up to play a few numbers with him too. Also we are very pleased to announce that tenstringfever who gave us such a fantastic set last time will also be playing: http://www.tenstringfever.com  

Jane Wheeler has promised to sing a couple of numbers and the Flats Family band will be there as usual so it’s sure to be a fun packed night.

So that’s Friday 24th September at the Function Room, Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

***PARISH NOTICES ***
Forest Gate Hotel planning application

Open meeting with the local planning officer, the developer and the pub owner regarding the planning application to demolish the function room at the Forest Gate Hotel (yes that’s where we hold Forest Roots) to build extra hotel rooms. It will be held at St. Marks Church Hall, Lorne Road, Forest Gate, E7 on Wednesday, 29th September at 8pm. 
All welcome.

If you have any questions about this proposed development then this is your chance to ask them.

Save the Arts
Follow this link if you want to sign the petition and for more info on cuts to the arts http://savethearts-uk.blogspot.com/

*******END

‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Victor Rikowski

VICTOR RIKOWSKI PLAYING AT FOREST ROOTS

Victor Rikowski will be playing at the Forest Roots on Friday 23rd July. He will be performing some country music and one of his own compositions.

Victor plays in the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon band at Bangor University, north Wales, where he is studying music and creative writing. You can find out more about this band and listen to their music by going to the page at the top of this blog, i.e. https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/ and by checking out the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon profile on MySpace: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/

Victor’s PowerPoint story (in 6 parts), The Ockress, can be found at: http://www.theockress.com

Acoustica are the headline band at Forest Roots on Friday. They play a varied selection of Irish folk and modern acoustic music. There will also be The Flats Family band, and guest and surprise musicians.

So come along to Forest Roots on Friday, 23rd July!

It starts 8.30pm at the usual venue: The Forest Gate Hotel function room, Godwin Road, Forest Gate.

Free entry (with a whip-round)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski