New folk club opening in Boro this Friday

the_gin_soaked_boy

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Ey up
I'm starting a new folk club up called Ring of Iron (in tribute to the late, great Graeme Miles), and the first night is this Friday (24th) at the Chapel, Whitehouse St, Newport. Its right behind that big church just off the Newport Bridge roundabout.
Starts at 8.00pm

I know there's a few folkies on here, so thought I'd lerrum know like..
Cheers
 

the_gin_soaked_boy

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Great place the Chapel , nice to do it in memory of graeme who I had the pleasure of knowing
Oh really? How nice!
I only met him once, but was too young to understand how great he was...
And yeah, agree the Chapel is great! I think a folk club will work really well in there.
 

Redwurzel

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Good luck

I used to go to the Welly in the Boro for folk nights in the early 80s.

I used to listen the Teesside Fettlers through borrowed LPs from the Boro Central Library as I could not afford to buy LPs when I was a student. Now I have all the LPs from second hand shops and Oxfam online - 40 years later.

I try to support Teesside based Folk bands when they come into my neck of the woods - saw the late Vin Garbutt in my town and Megson. I saw the Young Uns at Boro Town Hall. Teesside seems to be a real hotbed for Folk bands - Chapman Family, The Wilsons, Cattle & Cane. Some of the local Teesside folk songs have some great humour and some deep passion and emotion.
 
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Anton_Berg

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Is there a folk revival going on or is this a 'niche'? It was big when I was still at school. Two clubs in Redcar, one in Marske and so on.
You went to the folk club for a cheap night out and to meet posh girls. Unfortunately, they only had eyes for the musicians.
 

HarryVegas

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Is there a folk revival going on or is this a 'niche'? It was big when I was still at school. Two clubs in Redcar, one in Marske and so on.
You went to the folk club for a cheap night out and to meet posh girls. Unfortunately, they only had eyes for the musicians.
Sadly in my experience, although there is an influx of younger people interested in folk, the vast majority of people at clubs are over 50.
 

the_gin_soaked_boy

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Is there a folk revival going on or is this a 'niche'? It was big when I was still at school. Two clubs in Redcar, one in Marske and so on.
You went to the folk club for a cheap night out and to meet posh girls. Unfortunately, they only had eyes for the musicians.
I would say even during the revival of the 60s it was still niche even then!

I've been brought up on folk, and have just turned 50..so hopefully a few more years left for me, but many many performers and folkies have shuffled off, and it is a (literally) dying genre. The younger generations are doing some excellent stuff though, in what is still a niche genre.

Anyways, I think it's been a long time since there's been a folk club in Boro - and hopefully this un will run for many years to come!
 

the_gin_soaked_boy

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I will have to text a good pal of mine, Judith and let her know. Mind she lives in York now and before moving there was a regular on the folk scene throughout the region.
I think I know who you mean...Haswell?

If so, she used to be a regular at Saltburn FC when I ran that....any help getting the word out is greatly appreciated!
 
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