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Live Folk Venues in England

Mountain Dog 24 Aug 98 - 02:10 PM
Ian HP of England 24 Aug 98 - 05:52 PM
24 Aug 98 - 05:55 PM
JB3 24 Aug 98 - 10:48 PM
AndyG 25 Aug 98 - 08:10 AM
Bert 25 Aug 98 - 01:22 PM
BSeed 25 Aug 98 - 09:03 PM
Mountain Dog 26 Aug 98 - 01:45 PM
alison 27 Aug 98 - 12:30 AM
Ian HP 27 Aug 98 - 03:00 PM
Mountain Dog 27 Aug 98 - 03:44 PM
clansfolk 29 Aug 98 - 04:45 PM
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Subject: Live Folk Venues in England
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 24 Aug 98 - 02:10 PM

My wife and I are going to the UK for two weeks, beginning September 1, and we're looking for suggestions about where to find live folk music, preferably in small-ish venues (pubs and such).

What got me thinking about this was clansfolk/Pete's post in the Fingerpicking Guitars thread about the upcoming 26th Fylde Folk Festival in the Blackpool area. We may well try to catch a day or two of that. (Those of you who haven't followed Pete's link from that thread really should do so - what a line-up of talent scheduled for that show! Many thanks, Pete!)

We have not set itinerary as such, but plan to follow our noses in a rental car. We do know we'll be staying with friends in Exeter September 3-5, then plan to meander through Cornwall, Wales and points north, winding up in the Greater London area for the last 2-3 days of our stay.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And I'll be sure to post reviews and musically-related anecdotes upon our return.

P.S. to Bert: I still owe you a tape of "The Baby Tree" from a discussion we had on the Forum about a year ago. I've neither forgotten, nor have I gotten it done for you yet. I AM embarrassed at my tardiness, but fortunately in cyberspace, no one can see you blush. I DO promise to get it to you sometime this century, however! Thanks for your patience and your frequent deft and witty posts to the Forum.


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: Ian HP of England
Date: 24 Aug 98 - 05:52 PM

I don't know specifically of contacts for clubs in those areas, but I think I can trace people who will. I will look them up and post them as soon as I can get my hands on the info. Have a great trip.


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
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Date: 24 Aug 98 - 05:55 PM

Mountain Dog
If you make West Cornwall try
Tuesdays Cadgwith Cove Inn (on the Lizard)
Trewellard Inn (Nr. St Just)
Wednesday Gurnards Head (Inn) Nr. St Just
Thursday The Fountain Inn (near Penzance)
These are all pubs or Inns where the landlord pays you in beer and or food just to sit around and join in the music.You will be welcome at any session and if you need a contact number leave me a message.
There is a mag called string band news that covers west Cornwall I'll see if i can find the url.
Regards Baz.


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: JB3
Date: 24 Aug 98 - 10:48 PM

Doesn't the EFDSS (english folk dance and song society) publish a list of folk clubs? It seems that's what I used to find them some 20 years ago. Maybe someone here can publish a link if they're on the Web.

You're in for a treat!

June


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: AndyG
Date: 25 Aug 98 - 08:10 AM

Try here for a reasonable Folk Club Listing for the UK.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: Bert
Date: 25 Aug 98 - 01:22 PM

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/Members/martin.nail/CSHintro.htm


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: BSeed
Date: 25 Aug 98 - 09:03 PM

I'm not on my way to the UK anytime soon, but I'd like to ask much the same question about the US. Does anybody know of a directory of folk clubs here, particularly of the kind described by Baz. The local folk music venue, Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, has an open mike night one or two tuesdays a month, but that's the closest there is, as far as I can tell. Thirty years ago or so, F and S was more like Baz's type of pub and there used to be a couple of others in the East Bay, the Blind Lemon for one. Rather than ask for people to list their favorite small folk clubs on this thread, I'm about to start a thread "Small folkmusic clubs in the US." --seed


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 26 Aug 98 - 01:45 PM

Many thanks to you all for the info!

Baz, I'd really appreciate a contact number for the Cornwall locations and Bert, your link to the Cecil Sharp House in London opened up a wealth of possibilities for our time there.

Again, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: alison
Date: 27 Aug 98 - 12:30 AM

hi,

Have a look at Mandola man's pages, he's got lots of info.

http://homepages.which.net/~alan.gough/anglo_oz_news.htm

Nice to see he heasn't forgotten his friends in Oz too..

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: Ian HP
Date: 27 Aug 98 - 03:00 PM

I've finally tracked down my source of info. for you, the EFDSS Folk Directory, to read that you've contacted them directly. Great stuff, and have a wonderful visit.


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 27 Aug 98 - 03:44 PM

Dear Ian,

Thanks very much for your generosity and diligence in pursuit of the info on EFDSS. There's no superb resource nor group of folk comparable to the Mudcat and its habitues! Hats off to you, every one!


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Subject: RE: Live Folk Venues in England
From: clansfolk
Date: 29 Aug 98 - 04:45 PM

Greetings,

Hope you manage to get to the Fylde Folk Festival - you're right the line up of talent is going to be pretty good - there will also be postings of other venues at the booking-in station (The Marine Hall) and also loads of flyers - also the penny dreadful (all monies made go to charity) can be used for making contacts. If you're in the area on Wednesday 2nd September pop into the Falcon (details on same site) at Poulton, we will be having our usual sing around and as it's just before the festival proper you never know who will pop in - If nothing else there good ale and sandwiches too - plus a range of music - everyone welcome..........

Have a good time whatever.

Take care

Pete - (phone at Festival 07957-225720)


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