The Garret Sessions

A series of folk, roots & acoustic music dinner concerts

The dinner concerts are a unique opportunity for those who appreciate live music, with good food and wine, in the comfort of a traditional English country pub. The performances will include highly acclaimed national & international musicians and singer songwriters from the world of folk & roots music.
The artistes will cover a diverse range of genres including Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic & Traditional, performing Polkas, Jigs, Reels and Ballads a plenty, with tunes, songs and stories from around the world. The venue for the concerts is The Garret, a very intimate and ambient room with excellent acoustics and a "living room" feeling that is perfect for the Sessions.
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Contact: The Queens Head, Fyfield, Essex, CM5 0RY. Tel: 01277 899231 -- Email:

The Garret Sessions Presents

Wednesday 24th September, 2014
Hans Theessink (Holland)
Hans Theessink is a Dutch guitarist, singer and songwriter, living in Vienna, Austria. He performs blues and roots music, particularly in a Delta blues style. Theessink has released 20 albums, a songbook, a blues-guitar instruction video and a DVD.

Hans Theessink has become one of the most sought-after artists of the international blues scene. He is more or less constantly "on tour" and plays an average of 200 concerts a year - a modern day troubadour and entertainer who keeps on spellbinding audiences all over the world with his rich and emotional sounds.
“A masterclass in how to play the blues with soul and authenticity” (Radio 2, UK)
“Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure.  He is one of the world’s pre-eminent pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues.” (Blues Revue, USA)
“A killer picker with a magical voice.” (Midwest Record, USA)
Wednesday 9th October, 2014
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
Make a welcome return to The Garret Sessions
 Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer are an American folk rock singer-songwriter duo based in northwest Washington State. McGraw & Fer had both been pursuing solo singer-songwriter music careers before they began their musical partnership in the summer of 2010.During their live performances, McGraw sings and plays acoustic guitar & djembe. Fer sings and plays acoustic & electric guitars. Their music highlights intricate rhythms, close harmony, and the blending of multiple musical styles and genres (folk-rock, Americana, singer-songwriter, roots rock to name a few).

"McGraw and Fer combine to make one magical Americana album. I could talk about all of the songs until the cows come home. Honestly this is one of those albums which 'had me at hello.' If you're a fan of modern folk and Americana, you can't go wrong with Seed of a Pine."  - Seattle Post
Wednesday 12th November, 2014
The Wild Ponies (USA)

M Music and Musicians Magazine
February 8, 2014

Formerly an acoustic duo, The Wild Ponies swing emotional wrecking balls with great delicacy, sometimes waiting until the third verse to deliver devastating revelations about their characters - and themselves. On “Trigger,” Telisha doesn’t say until the end why she pulled the gun that’s left her hubby dead, and on “Truth Is,” she saves until the final line a reference to her painful childhood. “Everything I own is just a little bit broken,” they sing on a brisker cut, romping with heavy hearts that won’t weigh them down.

Michael Bialas - Huffington Post/No Depression
Wild Ponies Just Might Be Americana’s New Dark Horses

...Comparisons to Lucinda are inevitable, along with rough-and-tumble daring duos such as Shovels & Rope and honeyhoney, and Americana’s current power couple, recent newlyweds Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. All of them know how to capably cover shaky ground, but exploring deep, dark places seems to come naturally for Wild Ponies.

Jon Lohman, Virginia State Folklorist
"A tour de force."

There are a limited number of places available for all of these Sessions due to popular demand!

If you would like to come along to our Garret Sessions please email Sheila at The Queens Head Fyfield: or Telephone Sheila on 01277 899231
Capacity is restricted for these special evenings.