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Thread #170304   Message #4122324
Posted By: Anne Lister
08-Oct-21 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: How many folk clubs have reopened? /covid recovery
Subject: RE: How many folk clubs have reopened? /covid recovery
As Guest Joe G reported, the Black Swan has reopened the folk club in York, although for the time being it's running as a singaround with longer spots featuring their residents. It was under a marquee in the car park until a couple of weeks ago. I was in York yesterday and was able to go along. About 30 people in the room, not overly crowded, but it was so very good to hear people singing choruses again and there was a great atmosphere.
Towards the end of the evening, when I was given a longer spot than I'd expected (I was just there by chance, not as a gig), some people who had been standing outside the door came in and sat in the front row. One of them grabbed me excitedly as I came downstairs at the end of the evening. "I've never seen a proper folk singer before", she said, "and it was brilliant!" I said I didn't think I was a proper folk singer. "You certainly are!" she said - so I didn't argue.