Kendrick-Needham


Two fine voices from Derbyshire

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Keith and Sylvia sing a wide variety of English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs, (specialising but, not exclusively, in maritime songs and sea shanties) and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and all over the world performing in Folk Clubs, Village Halls, Arts Centres, house concerts, at Folk Festival, Arts Festivals, Maritime Festivals.
 

As soloists, both have a very wide ranging repertoire. Their strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, afford an exciting enhancement in duo and between them they produce a striking acapella harmony sound revered by many. Keith and Sylvia also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument - the Concertina. They are also very capable and experienced workshop leaders on those instruments and a variety of other folk skills such as: part singing from two to a full choir, sea songs & shanties, dance music and song accompaniment.
 

Media comments 

‘ ...breathtaking harmony work that leaves the listener gasping.’ 

Jane Kremer and Dave Thomas - The Folk Mag 


‘…Once I courted a Damsel, derived from a fragment of Joseph Taylors singing, is Keith and Sylvia at their very best - unaccompanied, well thought out and together in splendid harmony, a model of how to sing a traditional English song.’         

Pete Wood - EDS 

 

 ‘...Sally Free and Easy deserves a special mention. Keith sings this song in harmony with Sylvia Needham. Their voices blend and compliment each others, capturing the anger and despair of this Cyril Tawney song to perfection. It is unquestionably, the best interpretation that I have ever heard of this song.’  

Ken Hinchliffe - What’s Afoot 

Keith and Sylvia also offer a number of dedicated themed presentations for festivals etc; as follows:

Short, Sharp Shanties:                 The music, life and times of sailor and shanty man John Short (Yankee Jack) of Watchet in Somerset.

Run The Film Backwards:           A entertaining account of the life, songs and poetry of the great Sydney Carter.

Ey Up Mi Duck!                               A sideways look at Derbyshire Dialect, Music, Songs and Customs – a raight owd belly laugh!

Mistletoe & Holly Bears!               A rousing audience participative celebration of English Christmas traditions and rituals – AND you can win a free gift!!!

 

Keith and Sylvia's upcoming gigs:

 

Thursday 17th June K+S - Hosts DHTMC Maypole Folk Club Maypole Cafe/Bar Brook St, Derby DE1 3PH
Thursday 7th June K+S Brailsford Dance Club Brailsford Village Hall, Brailsford Derbyshire DE6 3BT
Thursday 14th June K+S The Drum Folk Club  The Drum Inn, Stone St, North Stanford, Ashford, Kent TN25 6DN
Weekend of: 15/16/17/18 June K+S/WMD Twinning Trip ONZAIN, FRANCE.
Thursday 21st June K+S Hosts + Guest Brian Bull DHTMC - Maypole Folk Club Maypole Cafe/Bar, Brook St, Derby DE1 3PH
Saturday 23rd June K+S ECMW The Crown, Abbotts Bromley
Saturday 30th June K+S/WMD Winster Wakes Day Winster High Street and Burton Insitute, Winster, Derbyshire
Tuesday 3rd July K+S Everyman Folk Club The Cross Keys, Earle St, Liverpool L3 9NS
Saturday 14th July K+S Middleton by Wirksworth Folk Festival The Village Hall, Main St, Middleton by Wirksworth Derbyshire DE4 4LU
Thursday 19th July K+S Hosts DHTMC Maypole Folk Club Maypole Cafe/Bar, Brook St, Derby DE1 3PH
10th - 17th August K+S Broadstairs Folk Week Broadstairs, Thanet, Kent.
19th - 24th August K+S Whitby Folk Festival Whitby, North Yorks
Saturday 15th September K+S with Derbyshire Volunteers Details to follow. Venue to be confirmed but, somewhere in Derbyshire
Monday 17th September K+S Devizes Folk Club The Lamb Inn, 20 St John's St, Devizes, Wilts  SN10 1BT
Thursday 20th September K+S Hosting DHTMC - Maypole Folk Club Maypole Cafe/Bar, Brook St; Derby  DE1 3PH
Friday 28th September K+S So Long, Farewell - WW1 Folk Opera Bakewell Assembly Rooms, 1, The Square, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1BT
5-7th October K+S Derby Folk Festival Derby Market Square and various venues.
Thursday 18th October K+S Hosting DHTMC - Maypole Folk Club

Maypole Cafe/Bar, Brook St, Derby DE1 3PH

Saturday 20th October WMD Lichfield Festival of Folk Lichfield Staffs
Friday 26th October K+S So Long Farewell - WW1 Folk Opera Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, Chesterfield Derbyshire S40 1QN
Friday 2nd November K+S with Pete Castle Discovery Days Concert Derwent Valley Mills Cafe, Cromford
Saturday 10th November K+S Nick & Jackie's Saturday Sing Kilby, Leics (details to follow)
Thursday 15th November K+S Hosting DHTMC - Maypole Folk Club Maypole Cafe/Bar, Brook St, Derby DE1 3PH
Thursday 20th December K+S Hosting DHTMC - Maypole Folk Club Maypole Cafe/Bar, Brook St, Derby DE1 3PH
Sunday 30th December K+S The Big (Christmas) Sing The Village Inn, 51 Upper Marehay Rd, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 8JF

 

Keith and Sylvia Poster

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Kendrick-Needham

 

Current Bands

 

The Wakes Band -             Vibrant, lively English Ceilidh Band  -  Copy + Pic and sound/vid

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BandAnglo -                        English Country Dance Trio

 

Swift Nick -                           Concert Band with Pete Bullock and Benammi Swift - copy + pic

and sound/vid. Sample.

 

The Ale Carts:                     Tale of Ale - revisited - still current and available (CD also available)

                                                Special main stage concert for festivals.

 

DTMC

(Derby Traditional

Music Club):                                    Also known as the Maypole Folk Club – run by Paul Slater and hosted

 by Kendrick/Needham since 2000 – still running

Needs a schedule Page

Old Oak ‘Live!’ Mini

Concerts                               Occasional small concerts run and hosted by Kendrick-Needham

                                                with carefully selected guests that are passing through.

 

 

Past collaborations / enterprises

 

Keith Kendrick &

Lynne Heraud                     Traditional Harmony duo 1998 – 2005 (CD Stars in my Crown still

                                                available in limited supply)                       

 

 

The Ram Company:          The Wakes is in Town - No longer current or available (CD also

 available)  Early 2007-11

 

3 Sheets to the Wind:        Maritime Acapella Trio  2000-2015 (CD ‘All Tide Up’ still

                                                available in limited supply)                       

 

 

Ram’s Bottom:                    English Country Dance & Song Band - no longer current

                                                1974 - 88

 

East Kent Hoppers:           1989 – 2005 English country dance trio based in Kent

 

Muckram Wakes:                Song Group & Ceilidh Band - no longer current

                                                1980-84

The Druids:                          Song Group & Ceilidh Band – no longer current

1968-73

 

 

Current bands

 

Other Collaborations

 


Past Collaborations

 
  • East Kent Hoppers

      
  • Muckrum Wakes

      
  • The Druids

      

  • Kendrick-Needham Audio and Video files

    Keith and Sylvia in action!

    Keith and Sylvia - Comments

     

    Media comments 

     ....breathtaking harmony work that leaves the listener gasping........- Jane Kremer and Dave Thomas - The Folk Mag 


    Once I courted a Damsel, derived from a fragment of Joseph Taylors singing, is Keith and Sylvia at their very best - unaccompanied, well thought out and together in splendid harmony, a model of how to sing a traditional English song. - Pete Wood - EDS 

     

     ....Sally Free and Easy deserves a special mention. Keith sings this song in harmony with Sylvia Needham. Their voices blend and compliment each others, capturing the anger and despair of this Cyril Tawney song to perfection. It is unquestionably, the best interpretation that I have ever heard of this song. - Ken Hinchliffe - What’s Afoot 

     

    Contact Keith and Sylvia




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    Some street,

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    Phone: 01335 390409

    Email: keith@keithkendrick.com

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