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Thread #138122   Message #3160806
Posted By: GUEST, Tom Bliss
26-May-11 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: folk clubs in the Channel Islands
Subject: RE: folk clubs in the Channel Islands
There is a band new club in Guernsey at the Douvres Hotel in St Martins - run by, among others, James Dumbleton of J Causely / J Oates / G Sanderson etc fame, and they tell me they are getting 100+ now. It meets on the last Wed of every month - and I shall be their first guest on the 29th of June. There are regular tunes session in the Blind O'Reilley's and The Cock and Bull too.

Alderney does not have a club. We run sessions in the Coronation when we can - though less so since mainstay Eric moved to the UK. If I'm ever there long enough I will start something regular. I am, however, doing a very rare 'proper' gig at The Georgian (in the Orangery) on the 23rd of June (with the Indomitable Ronnie Cairnduff as support).

Sark does not have a club, but the festival is getting bigger all the time and is happening at the end of June. Website McGoldrick, Emily Smith, O'Hooley & Tidow, A Chap called Bliss, LOTS of others.

Jersey has no club at the moment, but there is a regular session which moves from pub to pub around St Helier. Contact Miles via the boys or girls morris sides and tell him I sent you - he'll know where they are this week. (That Tom Bliss chap is also playing the Medieval Hall at Mont Orgueil Castle in Gory on the 3rd of July). As it happens.