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Thread #140605 Message #3232990
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
03-Oct-11 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: folk in Derby area October
Subject: RE: folk in Derby area October
The thing about that area is that the roads are good and by seven at night - barring road accidents they are deserted - so we used to zip out thirty or forty miles without a second thought Down here in Dorset - fifteen miles is an afternoon's outing!
Fri day night always used to be either Bingham folk club, or Howard Coleman's acoustic session at the Greyhound Loughborough, the Doghouse annexe. As they say the Leicester folk diary is pretty good, but check the Nottingham evening post and derby evning Telegraph. Burton used to have a decent folk club on a Friday night. There used to be one at The White Lion Beeston also - but it moved to somewhere else.
In that area you can do folk clubs and open mic every night of the week. i think you probably can most places if you're willing to adapt to local conditions.
Saturday night was The Robin Hood club in Nottingham.