Backsberg Brandy and Blues Evenings Gerald Clark
Bluesman Gerald Clark

Good news for regular Barleycorn goers is that regular Monday night shows will resume on Monday 26 March, 2018. But one major setback has been water damage to the club’s stored gear (!), so on 21 March there’ll be a benefit gig to raise funds to replace the equipment.

Money from the show has been earmarked to purchase the most urgent items. Tickets are R100, and there will be a killer line-up on the day. The basic intel: 21 March 2018 at Saggy Stone Restaurant, Villagers Rugy Club, Claremont from 2pm.

Tim Parr

Who’s on the bill

Gerald Clark
Tim Parr
Robin Auld
Steve Walsh
Steve Newman with Carlo Fabe
Nick Turner
Jamie Jupiter
Wayne Pauli
Bill Knight
Jono Tait
Amy Tjaskink
Jenny and the Jameses
Mel Green

Background to the disaster


The Barleycorn Music Club has been using the Brooksider Bar for years, and December 2017 saw renovations initiated for much needed repairs. The club’s equipment was moved to storage for safe keeping, but  a burst water pipe submerged it all under water – aaahh! The cost of replacement is in excess of R130 000 – hence this benefit show.

This will be the first big event since the revamp with Saggy Stone Brewery taking the helm for The Villagers RFC club house. The Brewery and farm is based in Robertson.

Who: Barleycorn Music Club
When: 21 March, 2018, 2pm
Where: Saggy Stone Restaurant, Villagers Rugy Club, Claremont
Book tickets: R100 , R120 door
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