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Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK

Nick 20 Jan 09 - 07:02 PM
peregrina 20 Jan 09 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Greycap 20 Jan 09 - 07:20 PM
peregrina 20 Jan 09 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,BanjoRay 20 Jan 09 - 08:35 PM
peregrina 21 Jan 09 - 01:37 AM
Anne Lister 21 Jan 09 - 02:38 AM
The Villan 21 Jan 09 - 02:47 AM
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Subject: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: Nick
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 07:02 PM

I got my regular Black Swan folk club (York, UK) newsletter this evening and was pleased to read the following. Congratulations to Roland who does an excellent job year in and year out is a great supporter of music in York and surrounding area. Thouuroughly deserved and I hope he doesn't mind me quoting:

FOLK CLUB OF THE YEAR! We have been selected as Folk Club of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards! The official announcement was made last week, though we had been tipped off about it a week or so earlier. It came out of the blue and I still have to pinch myself sometimes to make sure I'm not dreaming it.

The BBC's press release explains that the award is "voted for by professional folk musicians to honour the often-lifelong contribution of those who run the venues which provide folk's lifeblood".

We are delighted that a panel of hard-working and experienced musicians has chosen us above a host of other venues for this prestigious prize. We hope this reflects the efficient organisation, friendly welcome and great atmosphere of our events. In particular, we are very pleased that our small venue, comfortably full with fifty people in the audience, has taken an award which in the past has usually gone to much larger clubs seating upwards of a hundred or more.

I will be travelling to London for the Awards ceremony on Monday 2nd February, along with three of our longest-serving resident singers, Eddie Affleck, Stan Graham and Phil Cerny, who is flying over especially from USA, where he works in term time. Chris Euesden will also be there, wearing his 'record label' hat. If you want to listen in, Radio 2's Radcliffe & Maconie Show will be broadcast live that night from the awards, followed by extended highlights on Mike Harding's Radio 2 show on Wednesday 4th February. Pictures and video will appear on the Radio 2 Folk website in due course, and hopefully we'll get some of our own snapshots onto the club website.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which are designed as an annual celebration of folk music and the people who make it. The main awards, such as Singer of the Year, Musician of the Year, Best Band and Best Album are voted for by a team of journalists, festival organisers, agents and promoters, and are announced on the night. There are also two Lifetime Achievement awards this year, going to Judy Collins and James Taylor, who will be performing during the evening. You can read the BBC's press release and see the finalist shortlists at: www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/01_january/15/lifetime.


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: peregrina
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 07:16 PM

Congratulations Roland, Congratulations Black Swan. Great news!


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 07:20 PM

Nice one!! Congrats, York.


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York, UK
From: peregrina
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 07:22 PM

Yay again! Just supplementing the title since there are some Yorks elsewhere...


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 08:35 PM

What's happened about the Black Swan - is it still closed?


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: peregrina
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 01:37 AM

The pub is open again under new management and the folk club is still there (I tried to change the thread title to reflect that--see above--please could a clone do so?)


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: Anne Lister
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 02:38 AM

What a well-deserved award! One of my favourite places to play. Congratulations to Roland and everyone who works so hard to make the club work so well.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 02:47 AM

Well Done


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: breezy
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 03:27 AM

About time too, never mind the concert clubs, this is what its all about.

Congratulations to all from all at

'Windward, St Albans'

well we did manage 5 years!

memories of the Lowther come to mind


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: Banjiman
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 03:43 AM

Well done Roland and crew.

Thoroughly deserved, a great place to play and watch music, as well as being a huge inspiration to us newbie club organisers.

Nice to see that the club is "back home" as well.

Paul & Wendy


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 04:58 AM

Well done Roland


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: LesB
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 06:24 AM

Finally a "proper" folk club & not a concert club wins. Congratulations. "The Bothy" next year?
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: Chris Green
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 06:37 AM

Congratulations Roland on behalf of myself and Em and Jude. You deserve it!

Chris from Isambarde


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 07:37 AM

Well done!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year - YORK
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 07:53 AM

Lovely venue and v friendly when I last visited more than 10 years ago.
Tell us about the festival you hold every year..........


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: SylviaN
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 10:57 AM

Yes, congratulations from Keith and Me, Roland - everyone always gets a warm welcome at your club.


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: peregrina
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 11:50 AM

Mr Red, I can't send you a pm so here's what you asked:

The free festival is May 30th-31st this year--check out the Black Swan website for details. Great vibe, wonderful old pub full of music (and some dance outside usually too)


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: Willa
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 12:23 PM

Very well deserved; many congratulations.


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: DebC
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 12:36 PM

I have had the privilege of being an invited guest twice at the Black Swan. A hearty congratulations to Roland and all the rest of the Black Swan FC for this well-deserved honour.

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: stallion
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 06:27 PM

Well done Roland et al


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: Joe G
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 07:17 PM

Well done - yet another reason to move to York which I am hoping to do before too long - may get across to see Crucible if my driver as not had too bad a week!


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: Suffet
Date: 21 Jan 09 - 07:38 PM

Roland,

Congratulations!

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 22 Jan 09 - 07:45 AM

Congtratulations! I used to go from time to time while I was a student in York many years ago, and the club played a big part in my developing interest in traditional music then.


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Subject: RE: Folk Club of the Year: Black Swan, York UK
From: r.padgett
Date: 22 Jan 09 - 09:32 AM

Nice one!

Running clubs is a thankless task, requiring a good deal of tact and goodwill

Well done to all involved

Only really remember going to the folk day in 2008 there!

Ray


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