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Thread #158978 Message #3765147
Posted By: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
13-Jan-16 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Can the famous give a shout to Folk Club
Subject: RE: Can the famous give a shout to Folk Club
The Spinners always encourage their audiences to give their (the audience) local folk clubs a try.
They also did better than that by doing it themselves.
They were doing a gig at the New Theatre in Hull which holds a several hundred audience on the same night that the Folk Union One had as their guest Joe Hutton with an audience of about 100. Just before Joe started his second set they all turned up, still in their stage gear, and stood at the back - all seats being taken.
They also insisted on paying the full entry amount but unfortunately they had missed the raffle!
They also once (sans Tony who was having a hip job done) did a fre gig at the club - but that's another story for my autobiography.