Songwriters circle: Corrie Shelley, Anna Renae and Craig Joiner

Submitted by OldFireStation on January 19, 2023 - 14:25

Venue, Timing and Cost

The Old Fire Station
Thursday, 16 March 2023
Standard: £13 | Pay more: £15 | Pay less: £11

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Corrie Shelley
Corrie Shelley is a singer-songwriter from Lancashire, UK who is making up for lost time having only recently rediscovered the joy of songwriting after a 30 year break, and in the space of three years has released 3 albums. As a folk singer/songwriter, her songs take us on a journey of random thoughts, fuelled by copious cups of sweet ‘builders’ tea, which transport us to 17th century scenes of Lords and Peasant girls, 18th century pirate ships ‘The Whydah’ which sank 300 yrs ago, into the 19th century covering wars, mining tragedies and affairs of the heart.

“Corrie Shelley confirms that she is a talented singer song-writer delivering assured and eminently listenable music – Forget Me Not is a classy album from a talented singer-songwriter with an alluring voice which deserves to be heard widely. – Narrative and storytelling are potent elements in Corrie’s writing, and I detect underlying themes of personal strength and resilience running through many of the lyrics.” – David Pratt – Fatea Magazine

Anna Renae
Anna Renae is a pop/folk singer-songwriter, weaving musical stories inspired by life’s complexities. Her debut album ‘Skin’ was released in March 2020, and her follow-up EP ‘Speaking Her Mind’ was released in October 2021, which both feature songs written between the ages of 13-21, telling stories that encapsulate aspects of Anna’s teenage and early adult life.

 Anna’s music has received glowing reviews and has attained radio play around the world, including multiple plays on BBC Introducing. She has a host of new material which she hopes to release soon.

Anna has had a good 2022 so far playing gigs in London (with Lizzy Hardingham) and Uxbridge (supporting Daoiri Farrell) and has a busy October supporting Reg Meuross, Jacob & Drinkwater, Emily Mae Winters and Fred’s House. She played at Beardy Folk Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and will be on the Introducing Stage at The Great British Folk Festival in January.

“If Anna Renae isn’t a star one day I’ll know I should have retired long before now” –

Craig Joiner
Craig Joiner has been a professional musician for over 25 years, doing his first ever spot at the Cellar Folk Club in Old Hemel Hempstead when he was 16.

In recent years Craig has returned to the Folk Club scene gaining an impressive following and honing the songs for his debut solo album ‘Art Of Landing’. He also did several shows during the pandemic supporting artists such as Kitty Macfarlane and The Magpies and more recently he has supported Charlie Dore and performed a double header with Odette Michell. In 2021 Craig won on the Introducing Stage at the Great British Folk Festival.

“Craig is a singer / songwriter and his personal based songs are very accessible, with all the foibles of life that we can relate to” – Tony Birch – FATEA

This show is part of Folk Weekend Oxford.

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