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Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread

21 Apr 10 - 04:50 AM (#2891197)
Subject: Swinton Folk Club - Manchester, UK
From: Joe Offer


      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-


20 May 20 - 12:58 PM (#4053969)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

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 :-)


20 May 20 - 01:05 PM (#4053976)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Raggytash

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.


20 May 20 - 02:17 PM (#4053995)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

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 :-)


24 Feb 24 - 09:41 AM (#4197854)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

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:-)


24 Feb 24 - 12:40 PM (#4197867)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

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


04 Mar 24 - 05:08 PM (#4198531)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

Refreshing for March 8


08 Mar 24 - 02:25 AM (#4198742)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

Lynn Walton, brilliant local poet, tonight

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


20 Mar 24 - 05:15 AM (#4199383)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

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


01 Apr 24 - 02:13 PM (#4200212)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

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...


01 Apr 24 - 04:37 PM (#4200227)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

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

Enjoy :-)


05 May 24 - 03:31 AM (#4202052)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

No singalong tomorrow (6 May) as it is Bank Holiday but Friday 10 May's guest is Nick Dow.


05 May 24 - 12:58 PM (#4202070)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: GUEST,Keith Price

'Singalong' like Max Bygraves Dave or Singaround ? :-)


05 May 24 - 02:36 PM (#4202075)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

Definitely lingalongamax :-D But it doesn't really matter because whatever it is, isn't happening anyway!

(Thanks for correcting the autocorrect all the same :-) )


07 May 24 - 05:33 AM (#4202199)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: GUEST,Nick Dow

With a heavy heart, I am having to pull out of this month's gigs. The West country tour I did had knocked my pipe out, and the pain turned out to be the worst case of shingles my doctor had seen. They are on my back my front my armpit and down my arm and on my hand. I have lost about 30% use of my arm. This is due to fairly serious nerve damage. I am at the doctor again this morning. The pain is manageable but unfortunately, my right arm goes into spasm regularly, and it’s like somebody pouring a kettle of boiling water down my arm, and it doubles me up, and takes about 5 minutes to go off. I’m afraid that lifting and guitar playing is off the agenda. It looks like being a long job. I’m hoping that the nerve route will repair itself in a month or so, but I’m told it could be a lot longer.
I daren’t allow my arm to go into spasm on the motorway as you can imagine.
Grovelling apologies to all my friends at Swinton, and especially Ged and Sue.


07 May 24 - 08:05 AM (#4202202)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

Get well soon, Nick. I would have normally offered you a lift but I already have a commitement at Holmfirth Folk Festival this weekend.


08 May 24 - 03:03 AM (#4202229)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

Latest from Sue at Swinton

"Unfortunately our guest for Friday 10th MAY 2024 Nick Dow cannot fulfill the booking due to illness. We sent our best wishes for a full recovery and hope Nick will be able to appear at the club soon.

Fortunately Lawrence Hoy has kindly agreed to step into the breach.

He is a member of Rare Ould Times an Irish band from Wigan. Lawrence has a varied repertoire and may be known by many of you.

Looking forward to seeing you all. XxSue"


08 May 24 - 06:34 AM (#4202234)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: Dave the Gnome

I used to have Lawrence's album 'Beyond the Seas' but have no idea what became of it. I remember it was very good and would pop over to Swinton to see if he had another if I was not otherwise engaged


08 May 24 - 08:18 AM (#4202235)
Subject: RE: Swinton Folk Club, Manchester, UK PermaThread
From: The Sandman

Speedy recovery Nick