Boyfriend is hosting a memorial concert for the talented singer-songwriter
The NETTLEBED Folk Club celebrates the life of singer-songwriter and regular visitor Rowan Godel, who died in February after a two-year battle with cancer.
Her boyfriend, Benji Kirkpatrick, brought together several musicians and singers for a tribute concert.
Charlie Dore, Jackie Oates and Megan Henwood, who along with Rowan were the Ladies of Nettlebed, will perform.
Members of Oysterband and John Jones & the Reluctant Ramblers will also take the stage, including Benji and Tim Cotterell, Al Scott, Boff Whalley, Lindsey Oliver and Gregg Cave.
Rowan and Benji met while playing in the Reluctant Ramblers and played with them several times.
Benji says, “Rowan was an essential and integral part of the band with his flawless, honey-soaked vocals. While it won’t be the same without her, the Ramblers will honor her memory as best they can.
Several songs written by Rowan will be performed on the night alongside other collaborations she has been involved in. Some original songs were written especially for the occasion.
Benji adds: “Rowan’s 2020 album, where the wild horses roam, testifies to his talent as a singer-songwriter. While inevitably sad, the tribute is meant to be celebratory and uplifting and reflects the gentle soul that was Rowan.
All proceeds from the show will be donated to Gatehouse in Oxford to support vulnerable young adults.
• The Rowan Godel Tribute Concert takes place at the Nettlebed Folk Club on Mondays, doors open at 7:50 p.m. For more information and to buy tickets call 01628 636620 (between 10am and 8pm only) or visit www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk