Residents and hosts at Bedworth Folk Club are Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan
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Malc and Gill have almost 100 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene and the wider music scene. They have been performing as a duo for about 15 or so years, and have been an integral part of the Midlands folkscene singing solo and in various other line-ups since the mid-sixties!
Malc Gurnham is an excellent singer, plays quite a variety of instruments (most of them with strings!) and is a highly regarded solo performer.
Gill Gilsenan started singing at The Corner House Folk Club in the 70's (Run at the time by Malc) with her partner and later to be husband BRYAN SUNDERLAND, as a duo they became quite popular around the Midlands folk scene under the collective name of "THE FLYING SUNDERLANDS" performing close harmony Contemporary songs and traditional songs, particularly those from Bryans native North-East of England, and regularly visited Newcastles' popular Bridge Folk Club. Sadly Bryan died in the 80's, and although frequenting the local folk venues Gill did very little singing for some years. She met up with Ace guitarist DAVE BENNETT and formed both a musical and personal partnership and performing as SPIRIT MEASURE became an integral part of the the Coventry Folk Music scene, running clubs and sessions at a multitude of venues around the City.
As a duo Malc & Gill, not surprisingly with their backgrounds, have a wide diversity of material, both traditionally, contemporary, country and even 60's based, and ranging from clever harmony work to humour and even a serious ballad or two, performed either a-capella or with Malcs pleasantly understated guitar accompaniment.