Kays article and newsround up 18/11/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 18 November 2016

So how did you get on with that instrument you got last Christmas?  Still in the box?  Have you learned those first few chords?  Why not give it an airing at one of your local folk clubs and feel proud of yourself for having achieved something this year.

There are at least three venues in Hartlepool for you to visit and show off your new-found skills:-  The Foggy Furze Folk Club, Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club and the Headland Folk Club.

The Headland Folk Club meets fortnightly on a Friday and is open tonight at the Duke of Cleveland on Church Walk, Headland, Hartlepool.  This club is run by Paul O’Neill and starts at 8.00 pm.

Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club meets each Monday in the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool from 8.00 pm till close and is hosted by Yorkie Gibson.

The Foggy Furze Folk Club meets in the Causeway Inn on Stranton, Hartlepool, each Tuesday at 8.00 pm and the writer, Kay De ‘Ath is your welcomer.  The next guest at the Foggy Furze Folk Club will be Rebekah Findlay and Friends on 13 December 2016.

Rebekah and her friends are established performers, having been to all of the local clubs at some point, and she did perform at the Folk Festival back in October.  She plays violin and guitar (though not at the same time).

Each of the clubs accept £1 entry which usually goes towards either special nights of interest (such as a Christmas buffet) or paying for a guest performer through the year.  Why not come and join in the fun?  Every Tuesday from 8.00, the Causeway Inn, only £1 for a regular singaround night and rarely more than £2 on a guest night.  Contact me on Kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this blog again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

Kays article Nov 4th 2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk, Friday, 4 November 2016

I hope you all enjoyed the Hartlepool Folk Festival and are now looking about for venues and singers to keep your ears in the manner to which they’re now accustomed.

To whet your appetite, the Headland Folk Club have a visitor this evening called Jim Sharp.  My musical afficianado advises he is absolutely excellent and can be relied on for some wonderful entertainment so get yourself along this evening  to the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the headland where Paul O’Neill will be pleased to greet you and host the evening.

Over by Hart Lane, Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club will be having their regular Monday session in the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool.  It’s a convivial club with plenty to offer so why not get yourself along and join in with Yorkie Gibson.  You’re welcome.

And in the Causeway in Stranton, our little club, the Foggy Furze Folk Club meets each Tuesday, usually for a singaround but with the occasional guest evening.  We start at 8.00 pm and finish around 11 and it’s only £1 on a singaround evening.  You’ll always be made welcome.

 

You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  It’s only £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night at the FFFC.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

kays article 21/10/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 21 October 2016

 

Happy Trafalgar Day everyone.  Whoop whoop, it starts tonight!  The Second Hartlepool Folk Festival starts at 6.00 pm in the Baltic Rooms with a movie and finishes Sunday at 10.00 pm in Hartlepool Town Hall with a concert.  There’s loads to see and do.

Star of the show, despite the writer’s own bias, has to be Andy Irvine.  He’s in concert in the Town Hall from 1.30 to 4.30 on Saturday.

Our home grown acts, The Young ‘Uns and the Wilsons are on the bill and I can particularly recommend a couple of off-shoots, Mike Wilson and Damien Barber and Ken Wilson and Jim MacFarland for full-blooded, proper British culture.  Get some!

The Headland Folk Club host their singaround, Sunday, 23 October 2016, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm on the PSS Wingfield Castle.

The Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club host their singaround in the Jackson’s Wharf pub, Saturday, 22 October 2016, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

The Foggy Furze Folk Club host their singaround on Sunday, 23 October 2016, from 2.30, also in the Jackson’s Wharf pub.         Local singers Rebekah Findlay (playing at the FFFC in December), John Garbutt, Jim Windram and Kay De ‘Ath are performing at various times and venues around the weekend.

You can get a fair copy of the programme from www/hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk/what’s on when and also buy your tickets from the same site.It’s all happening this weekend.  Get yourself there.            Enjoy the festival then come along to any of the local clubs.  The FFFC meets every Tuesday from 8.00, the Causeway Inn, only £1 for a regular singaround night and rarely more than £2 on a guest night.  Contact me on Kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this blog again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

Kays article 20/09/16

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 23 September 2016

Over at the Headland Folk Club, held in the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk, Hartlepool every other Friday, they’re meeting tonight, Friday, 23 September 2016 around 8.00 pm.  So get yourself over there for an evening of a capella singing and prose.  They’ve got a lovely room for their club and reasonably priced drinks.  What’s not to like?

Over at Hopps Street in Hartlepool, the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club meets in the Nursery each Monday and the music ranges over Americana and music from your favourite singers.  There are great jam sessions every week, they’re only missing you.

And in the Causeway Inn, Stranton, Hartlepool, we’re busy gearing up for our next guest, Bill Adair.  Now we know he’s a very experienced performer and we’re already taking names for ticket sales (It’s a cosy room and we need to know each person has a seat.)  Folks are coming in from all over.  Just let the writer know if you need your name on that list.  Bill Adair is with us on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 and it’s £2 entry.  A very fair price for an excellent evening’s entertainment.

This last week the FFFC has had six new visitors to our Tuesday evening club.  Everyone’s made very welcome and lots come back.  Why not come and join in the fun?  Every Tuesday from 8.00, the Causeway Inn, only £1 for a regular singaround night and rarely more than £2 on a guest night.  Contact me on Kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this blog again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

Kays article 23/08/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 26 August 2016

The Headland Folk Club, held in the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk, Hartlepool, are having their meeting this evening and would welcome your attendance at their fortnightly gathering.  They’re open from 8 till 11 every other week.

The Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club, held in the Nursery, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, are open each Monday, even on Bank Holidays, even this Monday, from 8 pm onwards.  Their session is preceded by a drum club so you can beat out your own tempo all evening every Monday

The Foggy Furze Folk Club meets each Tuesday evening from about 8.00 pm till 11.00 in the Causeway in Stranton, Harlepool.  At the moment, we’re halfway through our programme of guests for the summer and our next visitors are to be Steve and Kristi Nebel from Tahoma, Washington State who will be with us on Tuesday, 13 September 2016.  They’ve visited us before and we can vouch for the wonderful musicality of their great songs.

At the Foggy Furze Folk Club, it’s £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.  You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  Over at the FFFC, we start at 8.00 pm each Tuesday and look forward to seeing you.

Kays article 3rd June 16

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 3rd June 2016

Loads to tell you about the Foggy Furze Folk Club’s forthcoming programme of events but just before that.

Don’t forget you can catch up with the Headland Folk Club this very evening over at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the Headland, where Paul O’Neill will be back from his jaunt to welcome you in.

Over at the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool, Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club will be looking forward to the enlivening effects of having had Serious Sam Barrett play for them this week.  Yorkie Gibson will be there to head up the cast of singers and musicians who regularly attend and lead you all in the evening’s events.

But over at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, which meets at the Causeway Inn in Stranton, Hartlepool, and starts at 8.0 pm each Tuesday, they’re looking forward to their first in a programme of 4 guests this summer, when Anthony John Clarke (www.anthonyjohnclarke.com) will be performing on Tuesday, 14 June 2016.  It’s only £2 entry but quite a bijou venue so get there early for a good seat.  For details about the rest of the programmed guests, please visit www.foggyfurzefolk.com in the coming days.

 

You can also get in touch with me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.  Remember you’re always welcome at any of the venues, it’s usually just a £1 to get in and this goes towards paying for guests to attend.  Guest nights it’s often only £2.

Kays article and news around 22/04/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 22 April 2016

Hey there, what’s happening on the folkie front in Hartlepool?                                         Well, this evening you can take yourself off to the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk over on the Headland where Paul O’Neill will be ready to help you start the weekend with a song.  The Headland Folk Club meets every two weeks and starts at 8.00 pm.

Over at the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool each Monday at 8.30, Yorkie and his crew are ready to help you cope with the fact that it’s the first day of the working week by hosting Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club.  There are regular jam sessions, more instruments than you can shake a stick at and a good camaraderie.

And in the Causeway in Stranton, each Tuesday at 8.00 the Foggy Furze Folk Club meets for their regular helping of folk – English, Traditional, Irish and American.  There your writer, Kay De ‘Ath, is waiting to guide you through a great evening among cherished friends.  No obligation to play or sing and we’re very good at creating  an enjoyable selection of songs, with some verse thrown in for good measure.

Come along and enjoy the evening.  Over at the Foggy Furze Folk Club we charge £1 on a club night for a singaround and £2 for a guest night. You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

Kays article and news around 08/04/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 8 April 2016

Is everybody ready for the new spring festivals and the long sunny days ahead?  No?  Well, best get a couple of new songs in your repertoire while the days are warming up.       As research you could visit any one of the local folk clubs over the next couple of weeks.  Your first source of inspiration could be the Headland Folk Club tonight, held at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the headland.  They’ll be ready for you at 8.00 so get along there.                                                                                                              Alternatively, you can visit the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club in the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool, where Yorkie will be pleased to host the regular Monday evening slot.  There’s some rocking good stuff goes on there each week.                                               With a range of English and Irish folk, Americana, sixties pop and Northumbrian piping, we never have the same night twice at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, held from 8.00 pm in the Causeway Inn on Stranton in Hartlepool every Tuesday.               You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  It’s only £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night at the FFFC.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

Kays article and news round 23/03/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 25 March 2016

Got all your Easter/spring songs ready – we’ve hit a new season.

Over at the Duke of Cleveland you can gather with the Headland Folk Club to start the Easter holiday on Good Friday, this evening, in Church Walk on the headland where Paul and Barrie will play host for the evening.  Get yourself along and have fun.

Now, yes, Monday is a bank holiday but Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club is open even when it’s a bank holiday so get yourself along to the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street in Hartlepool for a great evening of music and banter with Yorkie and his fellow musicians.

And by Tuesday most of us will be back at work relating tales of our various escapades over the break.  Why not come along to the Foggy Furze Folk Club and let us know what you got up to.  We meet each Tuesday over at the Causeway in Stranton in Hartlepool and start at about 8.00 pm.  We’re always open to visitors, either those who wish to perform or those who simply wish to listen and enjoy the music.

You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  It’s only £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night at the FFFC.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

Kays article and new around 09/03/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 11 March 2016

Remember to celebrate your favourite saint next week on the 17th with a glass or two of black stout.  (I’m sure several options are available.)  ‘Top of the morning to ya’ won’t be quite the same this year with no Terry Wogan to respond, ‘And the rest of the day to yourself!’.

As a reflection of the imminent celebration, I’m guessing there will lots of Irish tunes being sung and played over the next week or so at all three of our local clubs.

Why not get yourself along to the Headland Folk Club tonight, over in Church Walk on the Headland and just check out the diddly diddly music quota?  They’re there from about 8 till late

And in the Nursery, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club will be rolling out lots of tunes to tap your feet to and think of leaping about.

But at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, held from 8.00 pm each Tuesday in the Causeway, Stranton, Hartlepool, I have no doubt we’ll be celebrating with gusto.  I’m sure there’ll be a green, white and gold shimmer over the room.

Obviously, in all instances, other genres of music will genially listened to but there’ll be extra attention paid to any tunes of an emerald hue.

You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  It’s only £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night at the FFFC.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.