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Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin

21 Nov 09 - 10:45 AM (#2770471)
Subject: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Silas

Last night we had the enormous pleasure of attending the above.

If anyone wants to know how to run a folk club these days,then take a lesson from here. We arrived at 8.30,the start time to find that the room was already more than half full (a bit different from our local club!)WE were made very welcome and the entry was free.They have a raffle to cover cost of the guest singers that they occasionally have. We were asked if we wanted to sing or play, and although I didn't,Mrs Silas dropped out the information that I had my guitar in the cottage that we were staying in and I was very nearly persuaded to go and get it, but, luckily for the locals, I managed to resist the temptation.

It was a singers night, but the quality of the singers and musicians was really outstanding, everyone who wanted a go was given at least three opportunities to perform. The 'chair' was very democratic and managed to give us a really good mixture of styles and standards.

And, believe it or not, I was sitting opposite Mike and Anne Waterson who both sang wonderfully.

Brilliant night, so thanks everyone at Robin HoodsBay, can't wait to come back!


21 Nov 09 - 11:37 AM (#2770506)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: The Sandman

yes , I had a very pleasant time there,as well about a month ago.


21 Nov 09 - 02:27 PM (#2770633)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: McGrath of Harlow

Any time I've been to Whitby Folk Week, getting down to the song session in Robin Hood's Bay is a high point.


21 Nov 09 - 03:14 PM (#2770675)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: GUEST,Gary-The hut people

We had our very first gig there, it's a smashing place with very friendly people.I live in Hull so its a bit like going to the andes, with that hill. Makes for a great night out.

Gary


21 Nov 09 - 05:10 PM (#2770734)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: The Sandman

I reckon I must have gigged this club a fair few times since 1980,a fine pint can be had there too.Dick Miles


22 Nov 09 - 05:35 AM (#2770974)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Linda Kelly

It is a wonderful place with a mixture of folkies and tourists who seem genuinely thrilled at the music. We had a lovely gig there and learnt a valuable lesson_ find someone with a car to drive you up that bloody hill afterwards!


22 Nov 09 - 06:04 AM (#2770988)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: The Sandman

I walk,and I walked three miles from HAWSKER,to get to the gig,not bad for someone who is 58.


22 Nov 09 - 06:16 AM (#2770993)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: GUEST

Dick, it's not the walk there that kills, it's the walk back!


22 Nov 09 - 05:24 PM (#2771369)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Dennis the Elder

Sounds if it will be worth a visit from West Yorkshire.
Could you please tell me when it is usually held and I assume it is in the historic building to the left of the beech access.


22 Nov 09 - 05:38 PM (#2771377)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Linda Kelly

In The Dolphin pub at the bottom of the hill. Usually in the dining area.


22 Nov 09 - 05:39 PM (#2771378)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Linda Kelly

Sorry meant to say Friday nights


22 Nov 09 - 07:16 PM (#2771428)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Dennis the Elder

Thanks Linda, a very good night of the week. I will do my upmost to attend.


22 Nov 09 - 10:29 PM (#2771502)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: collierlad

Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club


23 Nov 09 - 09:43 AM (#2771742)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: JHW

Robin Hood's Bay has just lost very sadly one of the founders and staunch supporters of the folk club, Brian Krengel.
(Obit thread http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=12467 )
A concert in memory of Brian will be held in Robin Hood's Bay at the Swell in Chapel Street on Sunday 13th December from 3pm.
More details on the Robin Hood's Bay Folk Club website - link on post above.
John


23 Nov 09 - 09:52 AM (#2771751)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: JHW

There's a digit gone astray in the Obit thread url above
Should be thread.cfm?threadid=124676
Apologies John


11 Dec 09 - 05:04 PM (#2786420)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: JHW

Last reminder of the concert in aid of Alzheimer's Charities on the afternoon of Sunday 13th December.
Details Bay Folk Club


13 Sep 12 - 06:24 PM (#3404171)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: jimmyt

I will be in Robinhood's Bay on Friday Oct 19, and would like to attend the folk evening and perhaps bring my whistles along for a little playing "along" Does anyone have a contact email from someone there I can contact to basically make sure it is ok for me to come along a do a little quiet playing? I am from the states so I am not sure of the protocol but I would rather overdo the "manners" than underdo them any help will be appreciated   jimmyt!


13 Sep 12 - 06:56 PM (#3404188)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: The Sandman

contact robin hoods bay site there is a link


13 Sep 12 - 08:16 PM (#3404237)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: jimmyt

I found the link GSS, but no email or phone #


14 Sep 12 - 03:29 AM (#3404363)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: GUEST,Willa

Hope this might help
Bayfolk at The Dolphin RHB 01947 880801


14 Sep 12 - 08:02 AM (#3404463)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Linda Kelly

Hope your good at climbing up and down hills Jimmyt. Good food at The Dolphin by the way.


14 Sep 12 - 08:26 AM (#3404479)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Betsy

Hope you have enought breath lefyt to get back up the hill Jimmy


14 Sep 12 - 03:03 PM (#3404691)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: GUEST,Fantum

Turn up at Ye Dolphin on a Fri night about 8.30 /9 and there will be a folk night
The mc will start proceedings and he will ask around for performers he will love you Jimmyt coming from over the pond. As to contacts try the web site below.

http://www.bayfair.co.uk/folkclub.html

Good luck and theres always the chance we may meet

Fantum


14 Sep 12 - 07:35 PM (#3404837)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: jimmyt

hope to Fantum! WIll be there Fri 19 Oct   jimmyt


15 Sep 12 - 12:46 PM (#3405121)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: Leraud

We are the guests on 26th October and really looking forward to it

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner


15 Sep 12 - 01:23 PM (#3405147)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: jimmyt

Sorry I will miss that, Lynne. Will be back in states by
then


16 Sep 12 - 04:08 AM (#3405509)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby

A big 'hi' to Ken and Marion Hall who have been known to turn up on the west coast, on a Sunday at Bothy World HQ! Pip, pip!


16 Sep 12 - 05:21 AM (#3405525)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: JHW

Glad I read this. Hope to get down when Lynne & Pat are there.
For those whingeing about hills there is a less steep slope round by the sea wall though there are steps and dark.


16 Sep 12 - 07:12 AM (#3405546)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: nutty

Jimmyt - you might like to check out Mickleby folk club ( at The White Hart, Mickleby, about 8 miles north of Whitby) which happens every Saturday night.


16 Sep 12 - 07:58 AM (#3405559)
Subject: RE: Robin Hoods Bay Folk Club - Smashin
From: GUEST,Banjiman

Ah RHB Folk Club........ we got snowed in after a gig there a couple of years ago. Lovely clear evening when we arrived...... 4 inches on snow by the end of the night and no chance of getting the car up the hill.

Luckily being reasonably local a friend of mine has a cottage there and he'd been at the gig. He'd (jokingly) said to just knock on his door if we got stuck. His face was a picture 40 mins later when we turned up after sliding down both hills out.

We'd left the kids with a 16 y/o babysitter who we had to phone (from the top car park, no reception down in The Bay) and ask her to stay over. Her Dad was not amused! I don't think he quite believed we were really stuck as there was no snow at home despite being less than 50 miles away.

still, we laugh about it now...... and we're back there on Nov 16th!