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Thread #173180   Message #4199904
Posted By: GUEST,Speciality Ken
28-Mar-24 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: Newcastle Folk Clubs of the 1970s
Subject: RE: Newcastle Folk Clubs of the 1970s
Tom Patterson - The Gosforth Traditional Folk Club was (I think) at the Gosforth Hotel at the bottom of Salters Road. One New Year's Eve - possibly 1972 - the organisers organised a coach to take us all to the Allendale Tar Barrel Ceremony after the club that night - Peter Bellamy was the guest and he came on the trip too.
Dave Sutherland - Thank you for providing that info regarding the Royal Turf - we had many happy nights there. At the time, I sang with a mate called Ray - just as Ken & Ray. You might recall a Matt McGinn guest night in 1968 when he was selling his 45rpm single 'The Pill'/'The Dundee Ghost'- he autographed mine from Matt to 'Donovan'! - that was his sense of humour! I've still got it - somewhere ....