Dave is no stranger to Morley Folk Club and indeed the wider folk community being Festival Director of Cleckheaton Folk Festival for 16 years and performing as part of the popular duo “Gillich” for most of those years. Now undertaking his first solo performance, Dave has a strong repertoire of songs centred around the working life interspersed with the odd humorous ditty, presented in the most light hearted fashion. And evening with Dave is one not to be missed.
Patrick Faux Chadwick was a schoolteacher in an earlier life, then found some success writing/composing his own topical songs weekly for Radio Oxford in the 1970s, then for Radio Norfolk (13 years) and for Radio Gibraltar where he devised and presented a TV quiz show. He has appeared with Ruby Murray, Jake Thackray, Tony Capstick, Derek Brimstone and many others. Chad has written over 500 songs, mostly humourous and performed on many folk clubs.
Gaelforce are an award-winning Celtic folk-rock band playing a fusion of traditional folk and some rocked up jigs 'n' reels. An experienced outfit, the bad amassed a sizeable following in the 90s before going their separate ways.
They've now reunited and have hit the ground running after winning the Introducing stage at The Great British Folk Festival 2022. Winning by popular vote, Gaelforce shared a line-up with Courthouse favourites Mark Chadwick, Pitmen Poets, Chris Difford and Kris Drever, as well as folk royalty like Steeleye Span and Pentangle.