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Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area

Locksley 05 Nov 08 - 04:39 AM
Acorn4 05 Nov 08 - 11:14 AM
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GUEST,Rich A 05 Nov 08 - 12:25 PM
Ruth Archer 05 Nov 08 - 01:46 PM
Locksley 06 Nov 08 - 04:48 AM
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Mitch the Bass 07 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM
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Subject: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Locksley
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 04:39 AM

Hello :-)

I'm about to spend a week on a narrowboat in the Lichfield area on the Trent and Mersey (hopefully with a nice lot of red wine and a log fire) and was wondering if anyone knew of any easily accessible folk clubs from the canal. I'll be a few miles either side of King's Bromley Marina... anyone know the area?

Here's a map, if it helps

Thank you!
L


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Acorn4
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 11:14 AM

There's a club that runs in Hopwas (in bewteen Lichfield and Tamworth) on Thursdays.

Chequemates Folk Club, Coton and Hopwas Social Club, School Lane, Hopwas near Tamworth ( 0121 354 4234 )

Chequemates Folk Club

I've only been on a couple of occasions as it's rather a way from where I live, but they were both enjoyable nights as I remember.


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Acorn4
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 11:15 AM

.. oh, and Hopwas is on the canal.


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: GUEST,Rich A
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 12:25 PM

There are sessions in some of the pubs in Lichfield, it's been years since I was there so it's probably worth looking at local listings.
The Swan at Fradley junction is worth popping into for good food and beer.

Rich


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 01:46 PM

Aww, i was involved in getting some sessions started in Lichfield many years ago...is the one at the Carpenter's Arms still going?


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Locksley
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 04:48 AM

Thanks everyone for your responses, I'll hopefully be able to get along to some!


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: GUEST,cresby.com
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 11:48 AM

Mr Red's website links to Bob Taberner's website (& other listing sites) which cover Lichfield, I believe there is Kulture in Tamworth but it may be hard to find.

The North Staffs website lists a few too in Uttoxeter(pronounced Uchester), Eccleshall, & the Gamecock in Polesworth though don't expect to be served quickly at the bar, particularly if you are dressed in a rather eye-catching colour (inc cowboy hat).

The radio Shropshire website is a useful resource too. Sunday night prog covers Heref, Worcs, Staffs, WM etc.

There used to be a session alternating with Birmingham - not sure is it still exists.


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: GUEST,cresby.com
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 11:51 AM

Ah! - Abbot's Bromley has a session - see North Staffs website.


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 02:52 AM

"Uttoxeter(pronounced Uchester)"

Is it??!!


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Mitch the Bass
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM

The Abbots Bromley Session has stopped only a few weeks ago.


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Dick The Box
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 01:27 PM

As far as I am aware there are no sessions in Lichfield itself apart from the Irish one at the Horse and Jockey every other Monday. I believe that Tamworth Folk Club has not been at the Gamecock for many years - give Steve Edkins a ring on 01827 286001 to find out where they currently meet. He will probably be able to point you at anything else that is on locally.


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 01:35 PM

Depends whether you come from Uchester or are going to Uttoxeter.

Though I am a Stafordshireman - it was not normal to speak thus in Wedgebury aka Wodensburgh - those wot live in the area refer to them (respectively) colloqially.


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Compton
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 03:22 PM

Well now!!...Locals will pronounce Uttoxter "Utchetter"   but the rest of Staffordshire would YEW-TOX-ETTER. Hope this helps!!


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 05:24 AM

Mr Red

I thought you were native to the Silly Isles?

Baz
long time resident of 'Umpshire...


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Subject: RE: Folk Clubs in Lichfield Area
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 05:34 AM

Yes, Compton - I used to live in Lichfield, which is why I was surprised not to have heard the local pronunciation. I didn't realise it was THAT local!


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