Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ
After 12 years of teaching English full time in secondary schools in the South of France, she decided to apply for a job as a French teacher in England, as she felt it would boost her English to live abroad for a year.
She got one in Stockton-on-Tees and was living in Darlington at the time (great part of the world to improve on your English, like).
She had also been singing for years in France before that and that’s why she found it quite natural to turn up at the Darlington folk club one night to meet the locals and sing a song… She didn’t realise then that this was going to be the beginning of a new life in England for her.
Her repertoire is very open as she likes all sorts of different music genres. Her songs include famous numbers, including Allan Taylor's "Roll on the day", Kieran Halpin's "Making up the miles", Colum Sands' "The child who asks why", Starrett and Laird's " John Condon" but also Edith Piaf's eternal favourites "No regrets", "La vie en rose"… or Jacques Brel's "Amsterdam" and "Ne me quitte pas"…
She also loves songs full of energy or, as she calls them herself, full of "vavavoum" such as Bonnie Raitt's "Road's my middle name", Kris Kristofferson's "Bobby McGee" (Janis Joplin way)… There's also space for lovely ballads such as "Georgia on my mind" or Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the night" as well as jazzy tunes like "Let's fall in love", "Misty" or "Fly me to the moon".
So even if you have never seen or heard her before, surely there will be something in her repertoire to suit your taste!
Members £6.00 Non-members £8.00 Under 21s £3.00 including free membership
For more details visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk