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Thread #171757   Message #4155169
Posted By: GUEST,CJB
15-Oct-22 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Country music in 1970s UK folk clubs
In Brighton during the 60s / 70s there a popular Sunday folk club in the Stanford Arms pub. at Preston Circus. With Brighton YHA Group we’d go out for a long cycle ride through the Sussex lanes, and end up at the Stanford for the evening. We parked our bikes under the stairs at the side entrance. The drink of choice was Merrydown Apple Wine (from Sussex) and blackcurrant. A guy one Jim Marshall ran the club for decades. Regular hosts were Tim Broadbent and Miles Wooton, but frequent guests were country and western musicians Brian Golby (fiddle) and Stan. Rogers (banjo). I believe that every Sunday the sessions were taped on reel-reel; what a cornucopia of folk and country music and song they would hold.