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Sue Bargh

Sue Bargh

Style of performance:

Singer songwriter Sue Bargh is now enjoying the freedom of being a solo performer once again, having spent 3 years as one half of a duo.

She plays a guitar made by Keith Bennion of KGB Guitars in Pacific Road, Birkenhead; she has been told that this guitar has been used occasionally by none other than John Renbourn when visiting her ex guitar teacher Jim Ronayne. She also plays an Appalachian mountain dulcimer and a mandolin and is a member of the Orchestra in Folkus.

Repertoire:

As well as her own songs, Sue loves to perform covers of other inspirational female guitarists and songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Sandy Denny, Suzanne Vega and Ann Briggs as well as traditional songs.

She has written many songs in collaboration with other lyricists and tunesmiths and hopes to continue to do so.

She feels that her own songs are little snapshots of emotions and relationships, capturing fleeting moments to be remembered forever, and her distinctive guitar style hints back to her early classical lessons.

Recordings:

Sue has not yet released a studio CD, and maybe never will as she prefers a DIY approach to recording, using a Tascam recording device and simple Magix Music Maker software.

Her songs can be heard and downloaded for free on her website (see below).

Location:

Chester

Contact:

(telephone)

sue.bargh@btinternet.com

Web Presence:

www.soundclick.com

Other Information:

Born in Liverpool, she sang in St Margaret Mary's school choir from an early age and began learning classical guitar at the age of 12. Both her parents were very musical and to this day her mum at the age of 84 still sings in a local choir.

There was a gap of many years in her musical studies while she studied Fashion and Textile Design at Liverpool Polytechnic in Hope Street, enjoying the punk music scene and following the local band Deaf School at Art College (She was known then by her maiden name of Sue Flynn).

Then after marriage, work and raising her family Sue discovered folk music and songwriting through an evening class a local high school in 2004. In the same year her song Boy and Boat was a finalist in the UK songwriting Contest at her first attempt.

Through the encouragement of Folkus workshops (where she won more prizes for songwriting) and local Folk Clubs Sue began performing several years ago. Now she can be found singing at many local venues and festivals.

For many years Sue has been running an informal songwriters singaround in Chester every Monday night, currently at Ye Olde Custom House Inn. She aims to encourage her songwriting friends out of their bedrooms, creating an environment where they can chat about news song, make mistakes, make music, make new friends, gain confidence and now nearly all the group have had experience of live gigs.

This year (2012) Sue will be appearing at The Chester Folk Festival, Folk on the Park in Wem Shropshire and the Lymm Folk Festival, Chester Bandstand as well as performances with the Orchestra in Folkus who are using Sue's lyrics to a traditional tune as part of their set.

Sue regularly sings at The Café Phoenix in Chester and The Palomino Pub in Connahs Quay where she has built up quite a fan base.

 

Last updated 29-07-2012

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