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Current Great Folk Clubs?

Banjiman 14 Apr 08 - 12:56 PM
Banjiman 14 Apr 08 - 12:59 PM
Bert 14 Apr 08 - 01:00 PM
GUEST,Dug 14 Apr 08 - 01:06 PM
The Sandman 14 Apr 08 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Mike Cain 14 Apr 08 - 01:12 PM
GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice 14 Apr 08 - 01:19 PM
The Villan 14 Apr 08 - 01:25 PM
GUEST 14 Apr 08 - 01:33 PM
Bert 14 Apr 08 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice 14 Apr 08 - 01:37 PM
Micca 14 Apr 08 - 01:37 PM
Dave the Gnome 14 Apr 08 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,glueman 14 Apr 08 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,Mrs Scarecrow 14 Apr 08 - 02:07 PM
GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice 14 Apr 08 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,Scooby Doo 14 Apr 08 - 02:19 PM
peregrina 14 Apr 08 - 02:36 PM
Banjiman 14 Apr 08 - 02:44 PM
Gervase 14 Apr 08 - 02:53 PM
Tootler 14 Apr 08 - 03:37 PM
Little Robyn 14 Apr 08 - 03:51 PM
Dave Sutherland 14 Apr 08 - 04:33 PM
GUEST 14 Apr 08 - 04:38 PM
Les in Chorlton 14 Apr 08 - 05:07 PM
Jack Blandiver 14 Apr 08 - 05:27 PM
Andy Jackson 14 Apr 08 - 05:44 PM
Dave the Gnome 14 Apr 08 - 06:58 PM
Dame Pattie Smith EPNS 14 Apr 08 - 07:02 PM
Cllr 14 Apr 08 - 07:07 PM
Georgiansilver 14 Apr 08 - 07:10 PM
Leadfingers 14 Apr 08 - 07:24 PM
GUEST,Esses Girl 15 Apr 08 - 08:41 AM
The Sandman 15 Apr 08 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,Mrs Brother Crow 15 Apr 08 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Joseph de Culver City 15 Apr 08 - 10:12 AM
bubblyrat 15 Apr 08 - 10:19 AM
LesB 15 Apr 08 - 02:19 PM
Big Al Whittle 15 Apr 08 - 02:26 PM
Big Al Whittle 15 Apr 08 - 02:27 PM
GUEST 15 Apr 08 - 02:40 PM
GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice 15 Apr 08 - 02:52 PM
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The Villan 15 Apr 08 - 04:02 PM
Banjiman 15 Apr 08 - 04:06 PM
The Villan 15 Apr 08 - 04:44 PM
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Subject: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Banjiman
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 12:56 PM

As an antidote to the appalling thread asking people to name and shame the worst folk club you have ever been to......why not be more positive and talk about the one(s) you have enjoyed .....shall we say in the last year? Name as many as you want......

Paul


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Banjiman
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 12:59 PM

....and why they are great would be interesting too!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Bert
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:00 PM

Bucks County Folk Club Nice people, friendly. So popular that they have to limit the length of songs so that everyone gets to sing.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Dug
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:06 PM

Hitchin Folk Club.
Hitchin, Herts, UK.

Top class acts, intimate, comfortable environment,
handy bar. Dedicated and efficient organisers.

(If they're reading this, maybe I can get some
cut-price admission?)

Doug


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:07 PM

wilsons folk club,at the welly wolviston,good chorus singing well attended, good beer

Kiveton park folk club.good chorus singing ,well attended.
Darlington brittania.good singers good beer.
Stockton,all the above.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Mike Cain
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:12 PM

Well done Bert and what a grand web site too.

Lewes Arms, Roal Oak in Lewes, Seaford, Orpington Lib.Club, Musical Traditions in London, Elsie`s, to name but a few. These are clubs that not only welcome listeners and performers but, over the course of the year offer the widest variety of guest artists/istes to suit anyones taste if they are interested in "fok music".


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:19 PM

As an antidote to the appalling thread asking people to name and shame the worst folk club

Review: Whorst club and why

I don't see the word folk anywhere in the aforementioned thread's title. Besides which, this assumes that you take that said thread seriously.

Charlotte R


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: The Villan
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:25 PM

True Charlotte.

Faldingworth Live http://www.faldingworthlive.co.uk/

At least I think so, but I am biased of course :-)


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:33 PM

The Naseby Square Folk Club , Market Harborough, second Thursday of the month - meets in the local community centre which doesn't sound like an atmospheric setting, but success is down to the bloke who runs it and to the supper organised by his wife. Always packed with both performers and audience -starts at 7.30.

Worthington Folk Club at the Malt Shovel, Worthington near Ashby de la Zouch - once again always packed on second Monday of the month. There are loads of good clubs in the East Midlands, will perhapos add afew more later on.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Bert
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:34 PM

Also, I forgot to mention that Bucks County Folk also hold events several times every year where members get a chance to perform in public.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:37 PM

At least I think so, but I am biased of course :-)

well if you insist... :-)

Victoria Folk Music Society

plus other musical odds and sods on the links page

Charlotte R


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Micca
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:37 PM

Cottingham Live
Cottingham nr Hull, Yorkshire UK
I went last Wednesday, the standard of singing, choral support and Floor singers was outstanding and the friendly welcome and support was top class too, I wish it was nearer to where I live so I could attend regularly


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:42 PM

Swinton, of course! Goes without saying:-)

Cheers

Dave.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,glueman
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 01:43 PM

The one in Mark Radcliffe's book 'Northern Sky' sounded quite good.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:07 PM

I dont know if regular song sessions count but the First Tuesday at the Kings Head in Bridgnorth, the second tuesday at the Robin Hood at Ironbridge and the third Tuesday at the Boat in Jackfield are all great just a shame they each only happen once a month, the first Sunday at the Black Swan in Jackfield run by Bill Caddick is just stupendous, a generally marvellous evening. I miss having a regular weekly folk club since I moved to Shropshire but the quality of what we do have is really good


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:17 PM

The Ankh-Morpork Folk Dance and Song Society

Charlotte R


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Scooby Doo
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:19 PM

Llantrisant is a good folk club plus Newport.


Scooby


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: peregrina
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:36 PM

I will put in a vote for Kirkby Fleetham, great music, super atmosphere--the perfect combination of varied quality performance and inclusive participation.
Can't wait to get there again!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Banjiman
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:44 PM

Thanks Peregrina....I was secretly hoping someone might mention us! We look forward to seeing you again too!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Gervase
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 02:53 PM

I've been a bit out of the loop for the past four years or so, but Sharp's, Herga and Maidenhead were excellent. Favourite, though, was the Waveney Folk Club in Oulton Broad from 1979 - 1984. Truly a land of lost content!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Tootler
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 03:37 PM

I'll second the Welly at Wolviston,

Also the White Hart at Mickleby near Whitby, and the Pot House at Hartlepool.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 03:51 PM

Devonport Folk Music Club in Auckland NZ.
Look for Roger

He has been running the club for something like 35-40 years!
I haven't been able to attend for ages but I understand it's still great and the venue has an amazing view.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 04:33 PM

Naturally I'm going for my own club Traditions at the Tiger,Tiger Inn, Long Eaton www.tigerfolk.com
but I'll also give mention to
Grand Union Folk, Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow on Soar, Loughborough
and
Derby Traditional Music Club, Old Derby Goal, Friargate, Derby

proud strongholds of traditional music and song with a warm welcome to audience and floor singers alike


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 04:38 PM

I just wish there was a Folk Club near where I live, good or bad !

Chris


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 05:07 PM

Where are you Chris?


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 05:27 PM

We went to a memorable sing The Green Dragon in Bishops Frome near Hereford last summer, 12th June according to my notebook. Hope it's still going strong!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 05:44 PM

Then of course there's
The Downland Folk Club
Newport Isle of wight.
2nd Fridays.

"New Club - Old Traditions"


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 06:58 PM

Llantrisant

For some reason I always read that had hand restraints.

Maybe wishful thinking;-)

:D


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 07:02 PM

???? You've lost me there Dave. I think Llantrisant is one of the best but then I'm biased!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Cllr
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 07:07 PM

maidenhead


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 07:10 PM

Gainsborough Folk Club


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 07:24 PM

This is the THIRD vote for Maidenhead ! But Herga and Sharps are a bit good too !


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Esses Girl
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 08:41 AM

Sharps is probably the best that I can get to easily, but Maidenhead has been excellent on the occasions that I've managed to get there.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 09:55 AM

swindon,
nottingham carrington.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Mrs Brother Crow
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 10:08 AM

There are many great clubs out there but my favourites have to be Croxdale Folk Club which is held in The Daleside Arms on a Tuesday with many great acts coming up including Brian Willoughby and Cathryn Craig on 22 April and in june the excellent Wendy Arrowsmith. That leads me on to my next choice which is of course Kirkby Fleetham Folk Club which is held once a month. They also hold excellent folk weekends twice a year. Paul and Wendy make you feel like you are in their living room they are so friendly. Check them out at http://www.kirkbyfleethamfolkclub.co.uk/ as they are holding a great event this Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Joseph de Culver City
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 10:12 AM

From the US west coast:

The Coffee Gallery Backstage-Altadena,CA

Folk Music Center-Claremont,CA


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 10:19 AM

Marlow Bottom, Marlow, Bucks., ---a club with high musical standards, and a regular weekly change of venue between 3 different pubs, viz. T J Reilly's, ( Marlow Bottom), The Prince Albert,( Frieth ), and The Old Ship, ( Cadmore End ). I am ,of course, entirely biased. Next up would be Herga, I guess; Maidenhead is OK, but the seating arrangements are a bit sad ( sadly !! ). Sorry, Terry et al !!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: LesB
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:19 PM

I suppose i'd better put my biased two'penneth in. The Bothy Folk Club Southport of course.
Excellent resident singers, great guests (every two weeks), good singers nights on the other weeks, pleasant surroundings, cask beer, reasonable prices & a 43 year track record.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:26 PM

The Vernon, Spondon, Derby
The Brown Cow, mansfield
Singaround at Higham, Thursday nights - forgotten the name of the pub, but very welcoming
I've always found the "nd time around in Beeston Nottingham very welcoming

There are numerous ones. Nick Ellis deserves a mention for his work in Loughborough over years at various venues. Also Howard coleman.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:27 PM

and of course Sooz and Mike over at Gainsborough.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:40 PM


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 02:52 PM

When I was last in England, The Red Lion in Kings Heath Birmingham was a favourite spot as was The Birmingham Traditional Music Club on Sunday nights at the Wagon and Horses on Adderley Street

Charlotte R


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: The Greyt Hound
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 03:41 PM

I must admit I really like Kirkby Fleetham folk club for its great ambience. All the people there are lovely.
http://www.myspace.com/kirkbyfleethamfolkclub


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: SunrayFC
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 03:44 PM

Could I, Should I mention the Sunray Folk Club, in Broadmayne. DT2 8EW.

Well there you go, I mentioned it!


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 04:02 PM

In fairness, I mentioned Faldingworth Live, but in the true sense of the word, it is not a folk club. Its a village hall putting on Folk Concerts.


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Banjiman
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 04:06 PM

Villain, as I started the thread I'll let you off!

Paul


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 04:44 PM

Well thats OK then :-)


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 08:21 PM

hmmm...so very few in the southwest....


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: Saro
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 08:56 PM

Folk on the Moor is brilliant as is Bodmin Folk Club (and they were both in the South west last time I looked).
Two other great favourites of mine (though notmin the South West, are the Everyman in Suffolk - well run, well attended, great atmosphere, and the Black Diamond in Birmingham is also excellent, with fantastic chorus singing and really good bunch of regular singers.
Saro


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Subject: RE: Current Great Folk Clubs?
From: GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 09:14 PM

SWINDON ; Bodmin ; The Tiger{Long Eaton} ; Swindon ;Grand Union; The Grove; Swindon; Black Diamond{Brum}; Maidenhead ; Swindon........Mike


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