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Joe Offer 21 Apr 10 - 04:50 AM
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Subject: Swinton Folk Club - Manchester, UK
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 04:50 AM


      This is an edited PermaThread® for the Swinton Folk Club, intended to provide performance schedules and other information about the club. This thread will be edited by Dave the Gnome. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 May 20 - 12:58 PM

I have been away from Swinton for over 7 years now so was surprised and pleased to find this thread was still going :-)

In this time of not being able to get out to enjoy our music I thought it apt to link Swinton's YouTube channel so whoever is interested can enjoy what we had in offer some years back. It's a mixture of guest appearances and floor spots. The guy that did it had no connection with The running of the club and it is a pretty random mix!

Enjoy :-)


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Raggytash
Date: 20 May 20 - 01:05 PM

For some reason I seldom went to the Swinton club despite it only being 3 or 4 miles from where I lived. On the few occasions I did go it was always great fun. I do remember seeing Peter Ryder there and I think Strawhead who were one of our favourite bands.


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 May 20 - 02:17 PM

Pete is still strutting his stuff and as good as ever, Raggy. Strawhead were, I think, from around Southport and friends of Ged and Sue. We wouldn't have been able to afford them otherwise :-)

Couldn't find Pete on that channel but here is one at the Lion from 2011. Last time I saw him he hadn't changed :-)

Just for you, Raggy :-) Nat Shapiro's Time

I didn't link any Strawhead ones as they abound on YouTube. I think Chris Pollington may post on here occasionaly so, if you do Chris, feel free to send us a link :-)


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Feb 24 - 09:41 AM

I am resurrecting this thread as Swinton club has relaunched recently with regular Monday singaroud sessions and a guest night one Friday a month. Watch this space for further details:-)


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Feb 24 - 12:40 PM

From Sue and Ged

Singers Nights:

Every Monday night as usual at the White Lion from 8pm to 10.30

Guest Nights: Also held at the White Lion from 8pm to 11.15 ish   
                                                    every second Friday - Feb – June and Sept – Dec

Singers Nights:

Every Monday night as usual at the White Lion from 8pm to 10.30
Guest Nights: Also held at the White Lion from 8pm to 11.15 ish   
                                                    every second Friday - Feb – June and Sept – Dec

FEBRUARY 9th    BERNARD CROMARTY

MARCH       8th    LYNN WALTON

APRIL          12th ANTHONY JOHN CLARKE

MAY             10th NICK DOW

JUNE            14th   TBC      Details to follow


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Mar 24 - 05:08 PM

Refreshing for March 8


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Mar 24 - 02:25 AM

Lynn Walton, brilliant local poet, tonight

I shall be in Ribblehead but will see her in September if not before :-)


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Mar 24 - 05:15 AM

No singers night on April 1st as it is Easter Monday


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 02:13 PM

Anthony John Clarke - One of my all time favourites

Friday 12 April at 8PM

White Lion, 242 Manchester Road, Swinton

Be there or be somewhere else...


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Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 04:37 PM

If you have never seen AJ or heard his stuff, there is loads on YouTube

Enjoy :-)


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