Folk night launches new life for Flossie

Flossie Malavialle, Etal Village Hall, Saturday, September 17, Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets £10.

FLOSSIE Malavialle is a French singer who started getting involved in the British folk scene in 2000 to 2001 while she was on a teacher exchange in the North East.

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.

She has released nine albums since 2002 including her most recent release Dark Horses in January 2010 which is a collection of songs written by Keith Donnelly and interpreted by Flossie.

Flossie’s 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, 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 ‘va-va-voum’, such as Kris Kristofferson’s Bobby McGee and Marylin Middleton’s Wild Women.

There’s also space for lovely ballads 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, there will be something in her repertoire to suit your taste.

Tickets cost £10 and can be bought from Steve or Helen on 01890 820566, or