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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
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North West Folk News No10

North West Folk music clubs picBarnsley On the Move

No, not all of it. That would just be silly. But after a lot of discussion the folk club is moving home. The new venue will be the Trades Club just down the road from the Shaw Inn, near the Townend roundabout, starting Monday 17th May. The Jeni and Billy Gig on 21st will be held there too.

The usual format will be maintained for now, but discussions are under way regarding changes and suggestions are welcome. Check out the club’s website and Myspace page.

And Bromley Cross too

The landlord at the Railway has taken to hosting teeny bopper discos on Friday night. This doesn’t mix well with an unamplified folk club upstairs, so a new venue is being tested. This is at Bradshaw Cricket Club which has disabled access, proper beer from Bank Top Brewery, plenty of parking and serves pasties (you sense the last one may be the clincher).

A singers night in April went well and the next guest night with Belshazzar’s Feast will take place there on Friday 21st May.

Fancy a Stroll?

Then join in with the first walk and sing around for 2010 with Sale Folk Club on Sunday. Park on the main A56 by the railings alongside the Upper Dam in Lymm at 1.00pm for a 1.30pm start finishing about 4.30pm.

Then drive to The Saracens Head in Warburton to eat and sing some songs until about 8.00pm.

Or Something More Strenuous…

Lakeland Voice have a number of events starting on 20th May to celebrate the visit of the Lukovnica male voice choir, from the former Yugoslavian republic of Slovenia. There are concerts, ceilidhs and walks in the usual fabulous Lakeland surroundings. A full write up to follow at the start of next week.

What’s this Got to Do with Folk Music?

Well not a lot really, but the finger style guitarists out there could do a lot worse than get some tips from Martin Taylor. The Jazz wizard is offering a free video download on his blog. It’s a hefty affair at around 50 megabytes, but well worth the trouble if you want to learn from one of the finest players on the planet. Link below.


Barnsley Folk Club and on myspace
Bromley Cross Folk Club
Sale Folk Club
Lakeland Voice
Martin Taylor Free Download

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