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Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?

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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 19 May 24 - 01:22 PM

;) I sometimes spot them when I'm updating the Folk Club Map

https://folkclubmapuk.wordpress.com/


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 May 24 - 07:53 PM

you're doing a good job adding to our list, Freddy, I think you've contributed the most entries! Gold Star & Pat on the Back to you


San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Rhyl Folk Club (Wales) 1964
Darlington Folk Workshop (UK) - 1964
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club (Aus) - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor (UK) - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club (UK) - early 70s
Monaro Folk Music Society (Aus) - 1971
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - 1971
Cross Keys Folk Club, Saddleworth (UK) - 1972
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Dartford Folk Club (UK) - 1973
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Irvine Folk Club (Scotland) 1974
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 18 May 24 - 05:25 PM

Dartford Folk Club 1973
Tuesdays   - weekly gigs

"Founders of the Dartford Folk Club, Pam and Alan Colls ran the Club together for over 40 years, booking an amazing variety of artists within the Folk genre.
Sadly both Pam and Alan have passed away but, at our 50th Birthday celebrations in October 2023, the team, guests and audience raised a glass
to remember their friendship, achievements and amazing contributions to the music world.

The Dartford Folk Club is now managed by a small team of original members in memory of and as a legacy to Pam & Alan's love for music.

For further information, bookings and enquiries please E-mail:   dartfordfolkclub@gmail.com "


http://www.dartfordfolk.org.uk/


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sol
Date: 07 Apr 24 - 01:01 PM

Be a good idea to have a similar thread for 'the youngest folk club'. If nothing else, the exposure may help expand their membership nos.
Just a thought.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Apr 24 - 04:06 AM

eek, how did I mis it, thanks Freddy

San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Rhyl Folk Club (Wales) 1964
Darlington Folk Workshop (UK) - 1964
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club (Aus) - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor (UK) - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club (UK) - early 70s
Monaro Folk Music Society (Aus) - 1971
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - 1971
Cross Keys Folk Club, Saddleworth (UK) - 1972
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Irvine Folk Club (Scotland) 1974
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 06 Apr 24 - 10:46 AM

Sandra, ^^^^^^^ seven posts up, before it gets lost
Cross Keys Folk Club, Saddleworth (UK) - 1972
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=136900#4200383


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Apr 24 - 06:20 AM

I'm adding an Australian club I know well, the Monaro Folk Music Society which was established in 1971 according to a 1979 festival program I have. Their website doesn't have much history, just mentions in passing a book released on their undated 30th anniversary! I remember that book's release ...


San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Rhyl Folk Club (Wales) 1964
Darlington Folk Workshop (UK) - 1964
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club (Aus) - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor (UK) - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club (UK) - early 70s
Monaro Folk Music Society (Aus) - 1971
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Irvine Folk Club (Scotland) 1974
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 05:42 PM

a tiny error in counting.

I wonder how many sites on the WWW are similarly locked, fortunately the blog I maintain Bush Music Club, est. 1954 & still going strong is also under the supervision of a very techy member, my Personal Help Desk!


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 11:08 AM

Sorry, over two thousand.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 11:07 AM

Thanks Sandra, much appreciated. The website can no longer be updated because our webmaster, Gary Wright, sadly passed away and no-one has access to it!

Anyhow, it confirms that the club did start as a guitar class at the White Lion in 1972. Over the next few years it changed day and location a few times finally finishing back at the White Lion in 1981 where it has been ever since. That makes it, allowing for 4 weeks a year off, over two and half thousand Monday nights at the same venue :-D


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 10:26 AM

thanks, folks

Welcome to Swinton Folk Club, established 1972! - 2016 blog current website


San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Rhyl Folk Club (Wales) 1964
Darlington Folk Workshop - 1964
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club - early 70s
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Irvine Folk Club (Scotland) 1974
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 08:32 AM

I thought I had mentioned Swinton Folk Club before but can't find it so I obviously didn't!

Running since the 70s and at the same venue and time since not long after that. Can't be sure of the exact dates though.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 07:53 AM

ref Margaret Meynell 2017
Manchester Folk Train Fans Page
"CROSS KEYS FOLK CLUB - Hailing from The Cross Keys Inn, Saddleworth, this folk club was founded in 1972 and continues to flourish today. Jim Schofield and members will enthral the audience with their variety and style of traditional and contemporary folk music to suit all tastes. "
www.facebook.com/groups/155326564543/posts/10155231115394544/

confirmed as still running by Pelican Babies, April 2024.
on Folk Clubs/Concerts/Festivals/Events North West Uk
"Popped over to the singaround at the Cross Keys in Uppermill last night and what a terrific night it was.
Lovely atmosphere with some great performers. Very friendly bunch too."   

https://facebook.com/groups/265484307718497/posts/1373018863631697


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 05:28 PM

it's no. 6 on the list


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 05:07 PM

Maybe someone has mentioned it, but the Vancouver Folk Song Society has run continuously, in several locations over the years, since 1959.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 09:45 AM

Irvine - eek!!

San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Rhyl Folk Club (Wales) 1964
Darlington Folk Workshop - 1964
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Irvine Folk Club (Scotland) 1966
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club - early 70s
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 07:41 AM

Irvine ,,,

;) 2016 -50 = 1966 ;)


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Mar 24 - 04:58 AM

thanks for the updates, Freddy & Gaffer

& just a reminder, I've not checked entries dating from the original list I started 10 years ago when the Bush Music Club was celebrating it's 60th birthday, so some clubs may no longer exist. Australia's Bush Music Club is celebrating it's 70th Anniversary in 2024

San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Rhyl Folk Club (Wales) 1964
Darlington Folk Workshop - 1964
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club - early 70s
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Irvine Folk Club (Scotland) 1974
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST,Gaffer
Date: 20 Mar 24 - 02:48 PM

On the 22nd of March, Rhyl Folk Club will be holding its 60th birthday party. Details on www.rhylfolkclub.com
2 quid if you perform and 3 quid if you keep your mouth shut
7:30


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 20 Mar 24 - 10:41 AM

Irvine Folk Club
"2016 was the 50th year of the Folk Club – which is the longest continuously running folk club in Scotland."
www.irvinefolkclub.org.uk/irvine-folk-club/


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Mar 24 - 09:53 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The Bush Music Club is celebrating it's 70th this year & we have one founder still with us & 2 members who joined within the first year.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 24 - 09:19 AM

Well, The FSGW (Folklore Society of Greater Washington) just happens to turn 60 this year! [In the early posts of this thread, I noted it at 45½]
Sadly, deaths, aging, moving, and COVID have diminished our activities, but so far, the Getaway survives and monthly programs go on...the Open Sing is now 'usually' online, but occasionally there is an in-person gathering.
   My own recent move will limit my own activities, but I've attended every Getaway since 1978.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Mar 24 - 07:29 AM

the list keeps growing!

thanks, Freddy


San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Darlington Folk Workshop - 1964
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club - early 70s
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Mar 24 - 07:13 AM

Darlington Folk Workshop
",,,was started by Tony Foxworthy (English Folk Dance and Song Society's North East Area rep.) in 1964.

We were in the Golden Cock until 1967,
and the Boot & Shoe until 1971
when we moved to the Britannia Inn (aka The Brit)
and stayed there 50 years until August 2021;

,,,We have now relocated to the upstairs room at the Travellers Rest pub in Cockerton"


Tuesday evenings
weekly singaround; + gigs roughly once a month
https://facebook.com/groups/396766882280696/posts/792657226024991/

https://maps.app.goo.gl/eP1z6Xde4HY8WZKw7



not to be confused with
Darlington Folk Acoustic Club (aka Darlington Folk Club)
second & fourth Thursdays @ Copper Beech
gigs, open mic & singarounds
https://facebook.com/groups/1089590061057229
&
www.darlofolkacoustic.co.uk/about-us

idk when they started.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Helen
Date: 23 Jan 24 - 04:18 PM

I'm not sure what he's involved with now. He was an organiser for many years for the St Albans festivals in April but I don't know whether he still does that. I saw him in August but only had a quick catch-up chat.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Jan 24 - 03:39 PM

just not newsletter editor!


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Helen
Date: 23 Jan 24 - 02:11 PM

Is a good bloke. Still going.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Jan 24 - 07:56 AM

I can't recall if I ever met him, but he certainly was/is a good bloke


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Helen
Date: 23 Jan 24 - 12:58 AM

Ah yes, Bilbo! I've known him for many years, and worked with him for 13 years in my last job. Good bloke and a hard worker for the folk scene, including the St Albans events.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Jan 24 - 09:27 PM

oops, it was just a very little typo!! (if I knew how to do fancy stuff in Mudcat I could have typed the word "little" in much smaller font as I can do in emails!)

Helen - I found a program for the Purple Parrot Folk Club in BMC Archives a few years ago & sent it to Bilbo. I'm still on the club mailing list even tho I haven't done BMC's What's on since the days BC. A couple of years ago I even went to a concert, I was prepared to catch the train, but friends were driving.

Felipa - definitely sounds like a folk club! One of our local community radio programs has guests in the studio each week, but the program shows a lot of tracks from other artists around their contributions.

San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria, name changed 1963
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklore Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club - Dec 1964?
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club - early 70s
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Felipa
Date: 22 Jan 24 - 06:29 PM

Phil Shapiro ran Bound for Glory, a radio programme with live performers in front of a live audience, from the coffee house in Willard Straight Hall of Cornell University from 1967-2020. Web sources indicate that while the radio programme continues, it is no longer run from a public venue. When I attended Bound for Glory in the 1970s, it felt more like a folk club than a radio production.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Helen
Date: 22 Jan 24 - 03:45 PM

The history of Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club in NSW Australia.

As you can see from the article there is not a clear idea of how our local folk club started but the date is close to 60 years ago. One date mentioned is December 1964, so sixty years at the end of this year.

I first went to the club sometime around 1974 and was a member of the committee for a few years in the mid '80's, including being the Secretary and compiling the newsletter. I used to go regularly to the club nights and also the annual Newcastle Folk Festival, which is now defunct. I haven't been to any folk club events for about 20 or 30 years but I still play music every week with people I met through the club.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Rex
Date: 22 Jan 24 - 03:19 PM

Sandra, I thank you for starting this list and staying to it these many years. If I may, unless there is some formulae that must be followed,
the name of Harry's creation is, the "Denver Folklore Center". Not to put too fine a point on it.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Jan 24 - 09:05 AM

Lang Johnnie More - anytime I update the list I just add, & have never checked existing records, it would be a big job & I have too many other things I need to do.

Members of all clubs are most welcome to post updates.

Rex - thanks for your post


San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Denver Folklor Centre (US) -1962
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK) - 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club - early 70s
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Rex
Date: 19 Jan 24 - 01:19 PM

I don't see the Denver Folklore Center in this list. My friend Harry Tuft opened the DFC in 1962. He patterned it after the Folklore Center in New York created by Izzy Young. The DFC is still going strong but Harry has left Saul Rosenthal to hold the reins. Harry is following his first love of folk music which is performing and he's enjoying much more of that these days.

Denver Folklore Center


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST,Lang Johnnie More
Date: 18 Jan 24 - 12:33 PM

Out of genuine curiosity, how many of these clubs still exist, and how many have run continuously, uninterrupted since they started ?


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Jan 24 - 04:54 AM

thanks, G-Force, & no doubt the history is hidden in dusty newspaper archives & tattered folk newsletters (those that survived) in attics & basements. Of course, snippets of memories are probably deep in the grey cells of some old folkies too!


San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - est. 1959 as Bush Music Club of Victoria
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK)- 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Maidenhead Folk Club - early 70s
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: G-Force
Date: 18 Jan 24 - 03:58 AM

Maidenhead Folk Club has been running continuously since the early 1970's, though with several changes of both 'management' and venue. I believe there were other clubs there before that.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Jan 24 - 03:36 AM

is longewvity important, how do the clubs compare to when they were started


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Jan 24 - 02:18 AM

we have plans! I'll post them on the blog - done! BMC turns 70 this year & we have plans!

As to the National, we have been refused even tho we are Australia's oldest folk club - the artistic directors are not traditional musos & ignored the mention of our 70th birthday. Our very successful Saplings music & song program for kids 8-18 - well, the very upset Coordinator was told there are other styes of music for the young people - the alternate group mentioned are Irish. (Wot! no Australian?)

Concertina Convergence, Bush Camp, Bush Orchestra have also been rejected, but Bush Traditions sessions are in - yah! some trad Oz music. The program is on its way & I look forward to reading it.

About NFF
2024 NFF artists


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 24 - 05:25 PM

hi Sandra

Do you know of any events being planned by the BMC to celebrate the 70th anniversary this year? I guess there'll be something at the NFF.

cheers, Ian


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Jan 24 - 04:43 PM

FreddyHeadey - I can't find any history on Maidenhead's FC website or anywhere else. The only reference to a date is a post above by RJM 26 Jul 23 - 04:45 PM - Maidenhead, 1965?   
I searched for "maidenhead 2015" & found an article about the Nettlebed Folk Song Club turning 40 that year, (it was started in July 1975 by a group of folk song lovers from Maidenhead when the tenant of a local public house moved to the Bull Inn at Nettlebed) so I've added it to the list.
...........

thanks & GUEST & guest

San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - 1959
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK)- 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Yellow Door, Montreal (Can) - 1966
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club (UK) - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club (UK) - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Nettlebed Folk Song Club (UK) - 1975
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 17 Jan 24 - 01:52 PM

The Vancouver Folk Song Society began in 1959 and still meets twice a month.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 24 - 12:31 PM

Montreal's "Yellow Door" has been around since 1966. Here's a 50th anniversary article:
https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/celebrity/montreal-folkie-institution-yellow-door-coffeehouse-turns-50


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Jan 24 - 05:01 PM

^^ Maidenhead

idk if it is the same club over all the years,,,
Maidenhead Folk Club
weekly, Thursdays
singaround
https://facebook.com/maidenheadfolkclub/
January 2024
www.bluestring.co.uk/
(June 2023)

[2021 was @ New Inn]
[was www.maidenheadfolkclub.org n.a.]

____________________
Elizabeth House
Station Hill, Cookham, Maidenhead SL6 9BS
www.elizabethhousecookham.org
+44 1628 527621
https://maps.app.goo.gl/4KakXjhtTLDbjGxe8



Folk Club Map UK
- open in a browser; don't just click


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jul 23 - 06:26 PM

thanks

Hoy at Anchor since 1970

Open concerts & recitals - UK - Folk Clubs All Listings    Maidenhead, 1965? Maidenhead category - no folk club mentioned

San Francisco Folk Music Club (US) - founded 1948
Bush Music Club (Aus) - founded 1954
Topic in Bradford (UK) - founded 1956
Bridge Folk Club Newcastle (UK) - 1958
Edinburgh University Folk Society (UK) - April 1958
Vancouver Folk Song Society (Can) - July 1959
The Folksong Society of Greater Boston (US) - 1959
Victorian Folk Music Club (Aus) - 1959
Swindon Folk Club (UK) - Jan 1960
Dunfermline Folk Club (UK) - 1961
Stockton Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Aberdeen Folk Club (UK) - 1962
Birtley Folk Club (UK) - 1962 & closed December 2014
Herga (UK) - 1963
The Fo'c's'le (formerly Balladeer) Southampton (UK) - 1963
Marsden Folk Club (UK)- 1963
The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n (US) - 1960s
Grimsby Folk Club (UK) - 1964
Cutty Wren Folk Club, Redcar (UK) - 1965
Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes (UK) - 1965
Black Diamond Folk Club, Birmingham (UK) - 1964
Cambridge Folk Club - 1964
Southport's Bothy Folksong Club (UK) - 1965
Orpington Folk Club (UK) - 1965
Whitby (UK) - similar age to Orpington
Folklore Society Of Greater Washington (US) - 1964
Croydon Folk Club (UK) - 1967
BACCApipes Folk Club - 1967
Frodsham Folk Club (Cheshire UK) - Jan 1968
Christchurch Folk Club (formerly Bank Peninsula Folk Club) (NZ) - est. Nov 1968
Central Australian Folk Society in Alice Springs (Aus) - est. 1968
Dragon Folk Club (Bristol, UK) - 1969
Durham City Folk Club (UK) - 1969
Fleetwood (UK) - 1969 (40 slightly interrupted years)
Hoy at Anchor - 1970
Devonport Folk Club (NZ) aka The Bunker - 1970
Chichester Folk Song Club - over 50 years (as of 2023)
Top End Folk Club (Aus) - est 1971
Calgary Folk Club (Can) - 1972
Islington Folk Club (UK) - 1972
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (US) - 1973 final concert May 2019, Society is still in existence
Dorking Folk Club (UK) - 1976
Llantrisant Folk Club (UK) - 1980


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST,RJM
Date: 26 Jul 23 - 04:45 PM

Maidenhead, 1965?


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST,RJM
Date: 26 Jul 23 - 06:39 AM

It is a folk club that has existed since 1970 so it should be mentioned, I had an enjoyable gig, so why should i not mention it.


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 23 - 05:04 AM

me me me from RJM


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Subject: RE: Long-lived folk clubs? 60yrs?
From: GUEST,RJM
Date: 25 Jul 23 - 03:55 AM

The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club


Home of Contemporary & Traditional Folk Music since 1970

The Estuary Club

1386 London Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex

There is ample parking to the rear via Canvey Road and wheelchair access via a ramp.

Hoy Diary Hoy Photos The Hoy Shanty Crew Hoy Singers Nights   Hoy Songs


As well as national & international artistes of great renown,
there is normally a chance for local performers
to show what they're worth especially on Open Nights.

You'll find traditional folk music and song along side contemporary music
but above all you'll find a warm welcome from the members and a great atmosphere.

For those aged 18 years and under admission is only £1 (Proof of Age required)

Steve Ramm looks after bookings of professional artistes
Contact Steve on steverammhoy@virginmedia.com or 07913 632956

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoyatAnchor/


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